News archive from 13 April 2013

Obama's 2014 budget has more new taxes than he talked about

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama touted a proposal this week to collect $580 billion in new taxes from the wealthy to reduce the nation's escalating deficit. But his budget plan proposes new taxes and fees totaling nearly twice that amount...

 

Obama urged to reveal legal linchpins for drone killings

WASHINGTON -- Ten civil and human rights organizations are urging President Barack Obama to make good on a pledge to disclose more details of the administration’s targeted killing program by making public the secret legal foundations for...

 

Summary Box: Getting an extension to file taxes

NOT TOO LATE: Taxpayers who are not going to make the Monday, 11:59 p.m. EDT deadline to file their federal tax return need not panic. The IRS will give until Oct. 15 to file if you ask for an extension by midnight Monday. EXTENSION TIME: To request...

 

Exxon CEO's compensation rises 8 percent to $27.2M

DALLAS -- Exxon Mobil is making near-record profits and its CEO is getting rewarded. An analysis by The Associated Press shows Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson got compensation valued at more than $27 million last year. That's an increase of 8 percent for...

 
Chile's Neruda bone remains to be analyzed in US

Chile's Neruda bone remains to be analyzed in US

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Bone remains of Chilean Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda will be analyzed in the United States as investigators seek to resolve a four-decade mystery about his death. Neruda's body was exhumed this week in an effort to...

 
Chile's Neruda bone remains to be analyzed in US

Chile's Neruda bone remains to be analyzed in US

SANTIAGO, Chile Bone remains of Chilean Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda will be analyzed in the United States as investigators seek to resolve a four-decade mystery about his death. Neruda's body was exhumed this week in an effort to discover...

 

Imax plans for Chinese Theatre get support from conservation group

Anyone who tampers with Hollywood's most iconic venue is likely to encounter some suspicion. So it's not surprising that some residents have raised concerns about plans to bring a giant Imax screen to the former Grauman's Chinese Theatre. But one...

 

Mayor rolling out food trucks at Taste of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago will get food trucks this year in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's latest bid to turn around the struggling summer festival. Trucks will sell food each night of Taste starting an hour before the music shows at the Petrillo Music Shell, on the...

 
SEC set to reveal plans for network with ESPN

SEC set to reveal plans for network with ESPN

The long-awaited announcement of the Southeastern Conference network is days away. The SEC says that it will hold a news conference with ESPN executives Tuesday in Atlanta. The network is to be launched in a partnership between the SEC and ESPN....

 

Fabiola Santiago: Jay-Z ignores Cuba's real heroes

It's not difficult to clear up the confusion the “street cred” self-conscious Jay-Z expressed in the rap he quickly penned upon his return from Cuba, Open Letter. Jay-Z can't understand why it's so wrong to kiss up to the...

 

Jordan Brand Classic to feature Meeks, other future Duke, UNC stars

Ten days after playing in one nationally televised high school all-America game, West Charlotte's Kennedy Meeks will play in another. Meeks will play for the East team in the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic. It will be played Saturday at 8 p.m. at the...

 

Matt Kemp, Dodgers enraged at Padres' Carlos Quentin

SAN DIEGO -- As the Dodgers were leaving Petco Park on Thursday, Matt Kemp ran into the player who sent him into a rage earlier in the night: Carlos Quentin. In a hallway between the home and visiting clubhouses, Kemp stood face to face and exchanged...

 
Rangers-Islanders rivalry takes on new life with playoffs on the line for both teams 

Rangers-Islanders rivalry takes on new life with playoffs on the line for both teams 

There always are fans from both sides of the rivalry filling Nassau Coliseum with vitriol and fisticuffs for clashes between the Islanders and the Rangers. Saturday’s meeting between the two locals, however, will represent the first meaningful...

Daily News, 19:09 in Sport
 

Vooch filling void for departed Dwight

The loss of Dwight Howard has hit the Magic hard, but not as hard at the one place where it was most expected. Fact is, the club feels more secure about the future of their center position than any other spot on the floor, thanks to Nik Vucevic. Who'd...

 

House approves bill offering lower tuition to immigrants' children

A bill that would allow U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants to qualify for discounted college tuition was approved by the state House on Friday. HB 7051 offers students new options for demonstrating their Florida residency so they can...

 

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