News archive from 14 May 2012

Perdue wants hospitals to publicize charity care policies, make bills understandable

Making hospital prices and bills more transparent is among the goals set out last week in N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget for next year. She also wants to make it easier for low-income and uninsured patients to find out about hospital charity...

 
Panthers punter is comfortable competing for job

Panthers punter is comfortable competing for job

By JOSEPH PERSON jperson@charlotteobserver.com It was cloudy with a threat of rain Sunday morning for the start of rookie practice – a perfect day compared to the first time Brad Nortman punted for the Panthers. Nortman used the word,...

 

Andy Pettitte's return to Yankees spoiled by Mariners

NEW YORK - Andy Pettitte made his much-anticipated return to the Yankees on Sunday, getting lavished with adoration while pitching into the seventh inning despite giving up a pair of two-run homers in New York's 6-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners....

 

Salty has 5 RBIs, Red Sox beat Indians 12-1

Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered during a six-run seventh inning and drove in five runs and the suddenly successful Boston Red Sox [team stats] routed the Cleveland Indians 12-1 on Sunday. Rookie Will Middlebrooks hit his fourth homer for the Red Sox,...

 

Mother's Day fire leaves 2 families homeless

A Mother's Day fire caused $75,000 in damage and left two families homeless early Sunday. The fire on Greenway Avenue, near Presbyterian Hospital just outside of uptown Charlotte, was caused by an electrical short somewhere in the back of home that...

 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg turns 28: Does age matter?

NEW YORK - Don't let the hoodie and sneakers fool you. Mark Zuckerberg is no wet-behind-the-ears CEO. Facebook's chief executive turns 28 on Monday, setting in motion the social network's biggest week ever. The company is expected to start selling...

 
Greek radical left party refuses to attend talks

Greek radical left party refuses to attend talks

ATHENS, Greece -- Greek state television says radical left Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras has refused to attend a meeting of party leaders to be convened Monday by the country's president to seek a solution to the deadlock in forming a coalition...

 
Israel agrees to deal to end Palestinian strike

Israel agrees to deal to end Palestinian strike

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Egyptian official says Israel has agreed to a proposal that would end a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli jails.The official says the Egyptian-drafted proposal still needs to be approved by the prisoners.Some 1,600...

Chron, 17:24 in World News
 

TSA criticized for warehousing scanners

LOS ANGELES - Last week was tough for the Transportation Security Administration, but on at least one issue the federal agency may have scored a small victory. The TSA was on the defensive at a congressional hearing last week on charges that it has...

 

Arizona Cardinals rookie minicamp ends on positive note

The only firm conclusion the Cardinals could draw after their three-day rookie minicamp was that it concluded on Sunday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt reserved judgment on performances because players were in shorts and helmets, playing mostly against other...

AZCentral, 17:28 in Sport
 

Egypt security raid Iranian TV station's offices

CAIRO-Egyptian security officials have raided the offices of an Iranian TV station and confiscated its equipment for allegedly operating without permits. Ahmed el-Sioufi, office director of Al-Alam TV, said Sunday the station has repeatedly applied...

 

Deal looks near to end Palestianian hunger strike

JERUSALEM-Egyptian and Palestinian officials said Sunday they were close to reaching a deal with Israel that would end a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli jails. Some 1,600 Palestinian prisoners are on strike, most for a month, but three...

 

Bosh out of Heat-Pacers Game 1 with ab injury

MIAMI -- Heat center Chris Bosh was ruled out of the second half of the opening game of Miami's Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday because of what the team called a lower abdominal injury. Ronny Turiaf started the...

 
Diamond pitches another gem as Twins top Jays 4-3

Diamond pitches another gem as Twins top Jays 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS -- Scott Diamond pitched seven shutout innings, Brian Dozier hit his first career homer and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Sunday. Ryan Doumit and Jamey Carroll added two hits apiece for the Twins, who became...

 

Pats DE Markell Carter bigger, better

FOXBORO - Markell Carter's transition to the NFL from Central Arkansas hasn't been the easiest one. Playing defensive end at 250 pounds in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision is a lot different from playing in the NFL, where the 22-year-old...

 

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