News archive from 14 June 2011

Florida Republican says he's no longer facing FEC probe

Florida Republican says he's no longer facing FEC probe

The Federal Election Commission is no longer investigating Rep. Vern Buchanan as part of a probe into improper campaign donations to the Florida Republican's campaign. Buchanan on Monday released two letters from the FEC -- dated Feb. 7 and Mar. 1....

 
Teen brain scans predict whether a pop song's a chart-topping hit or less than a success

Teen brain scans predict whether a pop song's a chart-topping hit or less than a success

Could the teen brain identify chart-topping pop music hits -- and duds -- before a big-shot producer ever could? Perhaps, according to a study published online June 8 in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Almost by accident, some previous research by...

 

Clarence Clemons recovering from stroke in Florida hospital, site says

Bruce Springsteen’s indispensible saxophonist Clarence Clemons was making progress at a Palm Beach County hospital on Monday after a massive stroke suffered at his Singer Island home, according to associates. “Yesterday it did not look good at all,” a...

 

Nicaraguan president's kids start TV network

MANAGUA, Nicaragua Nicaragua's newest television network is run by children of President Daniel Ortega. Channel 13 "Viva Nicaragua" is being promoted in the Central American country as having a "youthful profile" with "news...

 

Tigers' lineup for tonight's game

Here's the Detroit Tigers' lineup for tonight's home game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Right-hander Alex Cobb is scheduled to start for Tampa. This game is a makeup for a rained-out affair last month. 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Don Kelly, 3B 3. Brennan...

 

AT&T to hire 100 technicians in Florida

AT&T said Monday it plans to hire more than 100 technicians across Florida this summer for its U-verse TV service. The positions will be posted as they become available at http://connect.att.jobs/florida/technician. Technicians hired will be...

 
Drew Sharp: Magglio Ordoñez must earn back his lineup spot

Drew Sharp: Magglio Ordoñez must earn back his lineup spot

How much magic remains in Magglio Ordoñez's bat? The Tigers have their fingers crossed. "I don't know what we have in him," manager Jim Leyland said. "All we know is that he says he feels 100%. And I know that if we get the Magglio...

 

Indians shake up batting order before Tigers series

With his team struggling for runs and wins and having dropped into a first-place tie with the Detroit Tigers, Indians manager Manny Acta rearranged the top four hitters in his lineup today. Thus when Cleveland arrives at Comerica Park on Tuesdsay...

 

Mark Dantonio, Tom Izzo to take part in leadership summit

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio and basketball coach Tom Izzo are scheduled speakers for an athletic leadership summit June 24 at Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids. The program is expected to focus on healthy habits and discuss the core...

 
Holding On Has Its Benefits, and Then Some

Holding On Has Its Benefits, and Then Some

When Mildred Furiya moved to a 19th-century town house on State Street in Brooklyn from a cramped walkup in Greenwich Village in 1967, a boarding house known for prostitution stood across a barren street, groups of unemployed men hung out on the...

 

Fire breaks out on roof of Phoenix print shop

A fire ignited on the roof of a Phoenix print shop while workers were doing roof construction, according to Phoenix fire officials Monday afternoon. The roofing crew tried to fight the fire with a water hose before firefighters arrived at Complete...

 

Mass. joins Vt. fight against federal pre-emption

MONTPELIER, Vt.-Massachusetts is backing Vermont's assertions that it is not pre-empted by federal law from closing the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The Commonwealth says it wants to defend its own laws regulating reactors, and Vermont's should stand...

 

Man indicted in Providence's 1st murder in 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-A Massachusetts man has been indicted on a murder charge in Providence's first homicide of 2011. The Rhode Island attorney general's office said Monday that Lemar Wilburn has been indicted on the charge that he stabbed Princeton...

 

U of Illinois inventor wins Lemelson-MIT award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-A University of Illinois researcher has won the 2011 Lemelson-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prize for mid-career inventors who develop products aimed at improving the world. John A. Rogers, a materials scientist and applied...

 

Investors withdraw $3B from stock funds in May

BOSTON-Investors last month appeared to follow the stock market adage "Sell in May." They withdrew nearly $3 billion more than they deposited into stock mutual funds in May. That breaks a string of net deposits that began in December,...

 

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