News archive from 14 April 2012

Fall River hospital announces layoffs

Saint Anne's Hospital, a 160-bed acute care community hospital in Fall River, has laid off an undisclosed number of employees this week, according to its parent company, Steward Health Care System. Steward spokesman Christopher Murphy said the...

 

Exaggerations abound on both sides of 'Buffett Rule' debate

WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans are playing fast and loose with the facts and misleading the public as they trade barbs on legislation to create a minimum tax on the wealthiest Americans, tax experts insist. The Senate's scheduled a procedural...

 

US overture to North Korea fizzles with rocket

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's hopes of using diplomacy to defuse an unpredictable, nuclear-equipped North Korea fizzled with that country's failed rocket launch, leaving Obama with little to show for his overture to the new North Korean...

 

Angels call up David Carpenter; Downs avoids DL

Angels pitcher Scott Downs has avoided a trip to the disabled list, but the team did call up right-hander David Carpenter from Triple-A Salt Lake. Downs took a spike to his right ankle while covering first base in the seventh inning of Thursday's 10-9...

 

Timothy ‘Tim’ Mahlon White

CULLMAN - Timothy 'Tim' Mahlon White Funeral services for Timothy "Tim" Mahlon White, 55, of Eva will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Jimmy Baker officiating, with burial in Simcoe Baptist...

 

Rev. Lawrence A. Normand

CULLMAN - Rev. Lawrence A. Normand Funeral services for Rev. Lawrence A. Normand, 91, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at Bethlehem East Baptist Church in Hanceville, Dr. David McGowin and Rev. Dale McAnnally officiating, with...

 

Gloria Jean Cleghorn

CULLMAN - Gloria Jean Cleghorn Funeral services for Gloria Jean Cleghorn, 75, of Cullman will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Emeus Baptist Church, the Rev. G.T. Robertson officiating, with interment in Emeus Cemetery. Cullman Funeral Home is...

 

Winds of change bear down on Harley-Davidson plants

YORK, Pa. - For a look at what's to come for Harley-Davidson Inc., the best place to start is the company's largest motorcycle factory, where change has been described as "leaning into a hurricane." Where 41 buildings once stood on 232...

 
Failed launch is setback for NKorea's new leader

Failed launch is setback for NKorea's new leader

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's much-touted satellite launch ended in a nearly $1 billion failure, bringing humiliation to the country's new young leader and condemnation from a host of nations. The United Nations Security Council deplored...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt engaged: official

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are engaged to marry, a spokeswoman for Pitt said on Friday. "Yes, it's confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There's no date set at this time," Pitt's...

 

Congress tees up hearings on GSA's lavish Las Vegas conference

WASHINGTON - The federal officials who partied too hard in Las Vegas will now suffer the hangover on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers compete to out-investigate one another. A scandal that's also a political opportunity, the recent revelations about the...

 

Santorum hails NRA's fight for individual freedom

ST. LOUIS-Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum says no group has done a better job of promoting American freedom than the National Rifle Association. Santorum told the NRA convention Friday in St. Louis that the gun-rights group has been a...

 

See district track, field results from Dallas-area championship meets

DISTRICT TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS DISTRICT 5-5A TWO-DAY RESULTS (at Duncanville HS) BOYS TEAM RESULTS 1. Mansfield Timberview.........................125 2. Cedar Hill ..........................................102 3. Duncanville...

Dallas News, 17:06 in Sport
 

Gingrich: Everyone on earth deserves gun rights

ST. LOUIS-Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the United Nations should adopt a treaty giving everyone on the planet the right to bear firearms. The GOP presidential candidate told the National Rifle Association convention Friday in St. Louis that...

 

Obama will play defense at Summit of Americas

CARTAGENA, Colombia-Barack Obama will be on the defensive heading into this weekend's Summit of the Americas, with the U.S. stubbornly clinging to positions opposed by most Latin American and Caribbean leaders as its influence in the region wanes. The...

 

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