News archive from 14 June 2012

Dollar and precious metals at a glance

NEW YORK- Key currency exchange rates Wednesday, compared with late Tuesday in New York: Dollar vs: Exchange Rate Pvs Day Yen 79.33 79.49 Euro $1.2589 $1.2498 Pound $1.5532 $1.5570 Swiss franc 0.9540 0.9610 Canadian dollar 1.0282 1.0270 Mexican peso...

 
Bombs target pilgrims in Iraq, killing scores

Bombs target pilgrims in Iraq, killing scores

BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bombs ripped through Shiite and Kurdish targets in Baghdad and other cities Wednesday, killing at least 66 people, wounding more than 200 and feeding growing doubts that Iraq will emerge as a stable democracy after decades of war...

Chron, 17:00 in World News
 

Summary Box: Dell shedding $2B in belt tightening

SLIMMING DOWN: Computer maker Dell Inc. plans to reduce its expenses by $2 billion during the next three years as it tries to make more money in more fertile fields of technology. FAMILIAR RING: Dell outlined its austerity measures Wednesday, less...

 

Rev. Michael Reeves convicted on weapons charge, driving while intoxicated

A former member of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners has been convicted by a jury on a weapons charge and for driving while intoxicated stemming from an incident last year, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced today. The Rev. Michael...

 
University of Alabama System trustees to consider tuition and fee increase at system's 3 campuses

University of Alabama System trustees to consider tuition and fee increase at system's 3 campuses

View full sizeIncoming freshmen move into Blazer Hall Dormitory on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus in this file photo. This fall students at UAB, the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Huntsville will likely pay...

 

Live chat: David Moore answers Cowboys questions; Ask yours now!

David Moore, the Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answers your questions about the team in a live chat at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Ask your questions in the Coveritlive module below, and David will discuss them for an...

Dallas News, 17:06 in Sport
 

Obama raises campaign cash at DC fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is raising money for his re-election campaign at a $40,000-per-ticket event in Washington.Obama appeared at a fundraiser Wednesday with about 25 supporters at the W Hotel, a few blocks from the White House. The...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 

Federal prosecutors drop case against John Edwards

Greensboro, N.C. - Federal prosecutors dropped all charges Wednesday against John Edwards after his corruption trial ended last month in a deadlocked jury.Jurors in North Carolina acquitted the former presidential candidate on one count of accepting...

 

Obama raises campaign cash at DC fundraiser

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is raising money for his re-election campaign at a $40,000-per-ticket event in Washington. Obama appeared at a fundraiser Wednesday with about 25 supporters at the W Hotel, a few blocks from the White House. The...

 
Euro 2012: Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1

Euro 2012: Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1

KHARKIV -- Two superb first-half goals by red-hot striker Mario Gomez earned Germany a 2-1 victory over a disappointing Netherlands in Euro 2012 Group B on Wednesday to put the winners in sight of the quarter-finals. Gomez, who also scored in the...

 

Citizens Insurance gets new president

TALLAHASSEE -- In a unanimous vote Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott's neighbor and political ally was forced out of his position as interim president of Citizens Property Insurance. Tom Grady, who advocated a controversial agenda of risk reduction and rate...

 

News Summary: Europe drives the market down

BAD NEWS FOR BORROWING: Borrowing costs for Spain and Italy rose, a sign that investors aren't sure that those governments can repay their debt. Over the weekend, Spain announced it would take bailout loans for its hobbled banks. BAILOUT FEVER: The...

 

How the major stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks slipped Wednesday on concerns about Europe. The finance minister of Cyprus said that country may need its own bailout before the week is over, and Greece holds elections Sunday that will be key to determining whether it stays in the euro. The...

 
Dems: Obama could lose, donors better get moving

Dems: Obama could lose, donors better get moving

WASHINGTON (AP) — According to a growing chorus of once-confident Democrats, President Barack Obama could lose the November election.The hand-wringing reflects real worries among Democrats about Obama's ability to beat Republican rival Mitt Romney,...

Chron, 17:10 in Politics
 
Disney unveils redo of California Adventure park

Disney unveils redo of California Adventure park

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Disney is done with its do-over of Disney California Adventure. Wednesday marks the end of a five-year, $1 billion-plus overhaul to correct problems at the park, with the completion of Cars Land, a 12-acre area based on the Pixar...

 

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