News archive from 14 August 2012

2 sentenced in $50M bank fraud conspiracy

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge has sentenced two men for their roles in a $50 million bank fraud conspiracy that spanned six states. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis today sentenced the alleged ringleader, 44-year-old Julian Okeayaninneh of Colton,...

 
Tenants at Tracey Towers mull legal action after city approves 65% rent hike for Bronx housing complex 

Tenants at Tracey Towers mull legal action after city approves 65% rent hike for Bronx housing complex 

The moment of truth for Tracey Towers is near. Tenants at the 869-unit Bronx housing complex have fought a precipitous rent hike for more than a year, arguing it will make the property unaffordable. But the increase — 65% over four years — was...

 

Police: 3 dead after shooting near Texas A&M

College Station, Texas - Police say at least one law enforcement officer and one civilian have been killed in a shooting near Texas A&M University's campus.Assistant Chief Scott McCollum says the gunman also was shot Monday before being taken into...

 

Desmond Tutu calls for axing 'Stars Earn Stripes'

NEW YORK -- Nine Nobel Peace Prize winners are speaking out against a new NBC competition series they say treats military maneuvers like athletic events. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the other Nobel laureates have protested in an open letter that the...

 

Paul Ryan's Florida connection: Mom is part-time Broward resident

WASHINGTON -- Newly minted vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, confronting charges he is trying to dismantle Medicare, pulled the mother of all cards Sunday on 60 Minutes. “My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida,” he said,...

 

Patterson, drivers in crash weren't wearing seat belts, police say

Pontiac- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, his driver and the motorist driving a car involved in a crash on Friday weren't wearing seat belts, police said Monday.Patterson, 74, and his driver, James Cramm, 60, of Owosso were both seriously...

 

News Summary: US stocks fall as Asian growth slows

ASIA DRAGS: U.S. stocks mostly fell Monday as evidence piled up that the global economic slowdown is dragging on Asia. Japan's economy grew more slowly than analysts had expected in the second quarter. Last week, China released dismal figures on...

 

How the major US stock indexes fared on Monday

U.S. stocks fell Monday as evidence piled up that the global economic slowdown is dragging on Asia. Japan's economy grew in the second quarter at a 1.4 percent annual rate, slower than many analysts had expected. Last week, China released dismal...

 

Phone cos. lose broadband subscribers for 1st time

NEW YORK -- Phone companies are losing the high-speed Internet game. In the second quarter, the landline phone industry lost broadband subscribers for the first time, as cable companies continued to pile on new household and small business customers,...

 

Panetta: Pakistanis planning operation against terrorists in Pakistani tribal areas soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Panetta: Pakistanis planning operation against terrorists in Pakistani tribal areas soon.

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Johnny Pesky, beloved by Red Sox fans, dies at 92

BOSTON -- Johnny Pesky, who spent most of his 60-plus years in pro baseball with the Boston Red Sox and was beloved by the team's fans, has died. He was 92. Solimine, Landergan and Richardson funeral home says Pesky died Monday in Danvers, Mass. It...

 

News Summary: US stocks fall as Asian growth slows

ASIA DRAGS: U.S. stocks mostly fell Monday as evidence piled up that the global economic slowdown is dragging on Asia. Japan's economy grew more slowly than analysts had expected in the second quarter. Last week, China released dismal figures on...

Chron, 17:06 in Business
 

Marlins call up C Brantly

The Miami Marlins optioned catcher Brett Hayes to Triple-A New Orleans and selected the contract of catcher Rob Brantly on Monday. Hayes was demoted following Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the season, Hayes hit .202 with three RBI...

 
VH1 cancels 'Ev & Ocho' after the arrest of former NFL player Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson

VH1 cancels 'Ev & Ocho' after the arrest of former NFL player Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson

It's over before it even started: VH1 has canceled "Ev & Ocho" after the arrest of former NFL player Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson over the weekend. The series, which followed Evelyn Lozada (a staple on the network via "The...

 

USDA: Rain, cooler weather helping corn, soybeans

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new crop condition report shows cooler weather and spotty rainfall in the middle of the country has slowed the deterioration of the nation's corn and soybean crop.The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in the 18 states that...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 

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