News archive from 14 May 2011, page 12

Natural gas earns new interest as gas prices rise

Natural gas earns new interest as gas prices rise

LOS ANGELES - With the future of gasoline prices uncertain, cars and trucks that run on compressed natural gas - fuel that’s about half the cost of gasoline - are getting another look. Los Angeles commercial real estate broker Ted Simpson recently...

 

U.N. Agency Prepares to Resume Aid to Libya Even if Qaddafi Remains in Power

While the U.S. and NATO demand that Libyan despot Muammar al-Qaddafi relinquish control and stop slaughtering his own people, the United Nations Development Program is secretly planning for a quick return to action in the country, even if Libya’s...

 

Long-term funding worsens for Medicare, Social Security

WASHINGTON -- The foul economy has shaved a few more years off the life expectancy of Medicare and Social Security, according to a new government report released Friday. Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund — which pays for hospital,...

 
California State Parks: Salton Sea, Palomar on list of possible shutdowns

California State Parks: Salton Sea, Palomar on list of possible shutdowns

Come fall, Californians could find themselves with fewer parks to visit and fewer services available at parks that are open. That was the tenor of the plan that California State Parks officials outlined Friday as they targeted for shutdown 70 of the...

 

Her feminist ideals face a currency crisis

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: What’s your opinion on women who grossly out-earn their partners? I’m a raging feminist yet have difficulty with the fact that I make much more than my boyfriend. He doesn’t have a college degree,...

 

Bin Laden's Last Audio Tape Recovered From Compound

Usama bin Laden focused on the uprisings and unrest in the Middle East in his last audio tape that was recovered at his Pakistani compound by Navy SEALs in the May 1 raid. The tape was recorded in late April, days before his death. U.S. officials...

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5 key technologies for real estate agents

Real estate agents are under constant pressure to provide more information than ever before, faster than ever before. They say the most important high-tech tools are those that improve productivity, enable better communication with clients and...

 

Katie Couric’s last evening newscast scheduled for next Thursday

NEW YORK - Katie Couric will make her exit from the “CBS Evening News” next Thursday. The network on Friday announced her exit date. She’ll be leaving short of five years as CBS’ top anchor, and shy of the June 4 expiration date of her contract. Scott...

 
NCAA: American Idol finalist can throw out 1st pitch, as long as NC State doesn’t recruit him

NCAA: American Idol finalist can throw out 1st pitch, as long as NC State doesn’t recruit him

RALEIGH, N.C. - The NCAA is allowing an American Idol finalist to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a North Carolina State baseball game - as long as the Wolfpack don’t recruit him. School spokeswoman Annabelle Myers told The Associated Press on...

 

F.D.A. Approves New Drug for Hepatitis C

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first of a new generation of hepatitis C drugs that promise to increase the cure rate while shortening the time required for treatment. Add to Portfolio Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Merck...

 

Alliance Francaise in financial bind

Miami's venerable French language and cultural institute, the Alliance Francaise, is facing foreclosure on its newly built Calle Ocho complex after failing to meet payments on a $3.5 million mortgage held by Venezuela's Mercantil Commercebank, court...

 

ABC cancels 'V,' 'Brothers & Sisters' and more

And the cancellations just keep on comin'. ABC has decided to cancel "V," "Brothers & Sisters" and rookie series "No Ordinary Family," "Off the Map," "Detroit 187" and "Mr. Sunshine." The...

 

The Players Championship: David Toms holds 1-shot lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH - David Toms, who came to The Players Championship with just four rounds in the 60s in 19 previous appearances, now has two in the same week. The Louisiana native used a 4-under-par 68 to grab the lead midway through Friday's second...

 
D.C. says 1999 death of INS lawyer a homicide, not suicide

D.C. says 1999 death of INS lawyer a homicide, not suicide

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced Friday that the mysterious 1999 death of a young government lawyer, long considered a suicide, is now being investigated as a homicide. Lanier did not say what led police to conclude that Joyce Chiang was...

 

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