News archive from 13 September 2011

In Flash of Resilience, Qaddafi Loyalists Attack Oil Refinery

In Flash of Resilience, Qaddafi Loyalists Attack Oil Refinery

TRIPOLI, Libya - Forces loyal to the deposed Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, attacked an important oil refinery at the Mediterranean port of Ras Lanuf on Monday, the transitional rebel government reported, leaving at least 15 anti-Qaddafi...

 

SeaWorld raises ticket prices

SeaWorld Orlando has raised ticket prices for the second time in less than a year, tacking another $2 on to the cost of a single-day pass - boosting the gate price to $81.99. SeaWorld's 2.5 percent increase comes three months after its bigger...

 

Revolution midfielder Stephen McCarthy out for season after shoulder surgery

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Revolution midfielder Stephen McCarthy will miss the rest of the Major League Soccer season following left shoulder surgery. The 23-year-old's labrum was repaired Monday by team head physician Dr. Scott Martin.

 

Guilty plea 'ratchets up the pressure' on City Hall corruption suspects

Detroit- One of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's closest aides cut a deal with federal prosecutors Monday, agreeing to help with the case against his former high school classmate and boss. Derrick Miller, a former chief administrative officer for...

 
Bobby Jindal to endorse Rick Perry; Tim Pawlenty picks Mitt Romney before Republican debate

Bobby Jindal to endorse Rick Perry; Tim Pawlenty picks Mitt Romney before Republican debate

Presidential candidates have been lining up some high-profile endorsements hours before the Tea Party Republican debate. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to voice his support for Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday night, a source told CNN. Sources...

 

Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres team up on NBC sitcom

Although they won't star side-by-side, wife-and-wife team Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres just sold NBC on a pilot for a show about dueling sisters. While Rossi will indeed play one of the sibs, Ellen will not be joining her on-screen -- rather,...

 
At Well-Paying Law Firms, a Low-Paid Corner

At Well-Paying Law Firms, a Low-Paid Corner

WHEELING, W.Va. - The nation’s biggest law firms are creating a second tier of workers, stripping pay and prestige from one of the most coveted jobs in the business world. Make no mistake: These are full-fledged lawyers, not paralegals, and they do...

 

Ford, UAW contract extension likely

Talks between the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Co. are expected to continue beyond Wednesday's midnight deadline to reach a new contract agreement. Ford will "most probably" need to extend deadline, Mark Fields, Ford president of The...

 
NBA Lockout: Busy week on tap as and owners plan to meet Thurday in Dallas, players to chat in Vegas

NBA Lockout: Busy week on tap as and owners plan to meet Thurday in Dallas, players to chat in Vegas

Where We Are: Monday marks the 74th day of the lockout. What's At Stake: $4.3 billion. What's the Hold Up: Owners have asked for a hard salary cap and at least a 50-50 split of revenue. Players want to continue the soft cap, which has given them 57%...

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Yemeni Presidential Decree May Change Little

SANA, Yemen - Yemen’s official news agency published a decree on Monday signed by President Ali Abdullah Saleh granting his deputy the authority to negotiate and sign a deal to transfer power, a move that appeared to offer a nod to the government’s...

 

Arkansas athletic panel says boxer who died after fight had too much potassium in his system

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A boxer who died after being knocked out in a heavyweight fight in Arkansas early this year had too much potassium in his system, which caused his organs to fail and his heart to stop, the Arkansas Athletic Commission said in...

 

Short-handed Syracuse is where it wanted to be at 2-0, but the injuries are piling up

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse is right where every team hopes to be - undefeated heading into the third week of the season. It's a long road until the finale at Pittsburgh in December, though, and injuries might make it a serious drag at times. Like...

 

Yemeni Forces Are Said to Enter Coastal City

SANA, Yemen - Yemeni armed forces have entered the city of Zinjibar for the first time since armed Islamic militants seized the southern coastal city in May, according to state-run media. A video aired on state-run Yemen TV showed footage of soldiers...

 

Schaumburg recruiting volunteer snowmobilers for winter emergencies

With memories of the Blizzard of 2011 still running as deep as the drifts that blanketed the region in February, Schaumburg officials are looking for volunteer snowmobilers who could mount up in an emergency. Fire Chief David Schumann said Monday that...

 

Doctors often wrong about heart attack risks: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Your doctor may be wrong about your risk of suffering a heart attack, at least if you're Spanish, suggests a new study. Researchers found that a common method to calculate heart risks grossly overestimated the number of...

 

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