News archive from 14 September 2011

Spain Revives Rape Case Against Saudi Prince

MADRID - Spain has reopened an abandoned sexual assault case against a Saudi prince who is one of the world’s richest men, reviving accusations that he raped a 20-year-old model on a luxury yacht in the Spanish Mediterranean in August 2008. The...

 

Lilly invests $30M in chronic-disease partnerships

INDIANAPOLIS-Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. said Tuesday it will spend $30 million over five years to fight chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and respiratory disease in developing countries. The company said it is forming...

 

TV Guy: Dr. Phil's interview of George and Cindy Anthony lacks revelations

Interviewing George and Cindy Anthony is a fruitless exercise. Anyone who has followed the Anthony saga closely for three years knows that, but Dr. Phil McGraw supplied more proof Tuesday. "Take the mystery out of this story once and for...

 

Armrest wars: Flights are fuller than ever

NEW YORK-Don't expect much elbow room on flights this fall. Planes have never been so full. There was barely a spare seat this summer, and the next few months should be the same. To the list of things airlines have taken away -- hot meals, blankets,...

 

Medicis agrees to sell LipoSonix system to Solta

NEW YORK-Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. said Tuesday it will sell its LipoSonix system, which uses ultrasound to destroy belly fat deposits, to Solta Medical Inc. for $35 million. The Food and Drug Administration approved marketing of the LipoSonix...

 

Argentine ex-leader acquitted of arms trafficking

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina-Former Argentine President Carlos Menem has been acquitted of charges that he trafficked arms to Ecuador and Croatia in the 1990s. Had he been convicted, Menem could have been sentenced to up to eight years in prison. Menem...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

------ LIBYA NATO warplanes pound targets in a number of strongholds of support for fugitive dictator Moammar Gadhafi, as an offensive by revolutionary forces on a key loyalist town stalls. The military alliance says airstrikes struck one radar...

 

Americans turned to public health insurance in 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More Americans became reliant on public health insurance and lost coverage sponsored by their employers in 2010, the U.S. government said on Tuesday. The U.S. Census Bureau's annual report on income, poverty and health insurance...

 

Full committees back as NBA owners, players meet

New York- NBA owners and players are meeting again Tuesday, this time with their full bargaining committees as the negotiations to end the league's lockout reach an important stage. With less than three weeks until training camps would open, the sides...

 

Eastern Michigan assistant coach Mike Hart will be a visitor at Michigan Stadium

Mike Hart arrived at Eastern Michigan's weekly new conference Monday morning wearing green. This makes sense, considering he is a part of EMU's football staff. Still, it was jarring to see the former Michigan running back -- the school's all-time...

 

Michael Rosenberg: Fantasy not matching reality for Michigan Wolverines

One of Desmond Howard's college nicknames was "Magic," and I think that describes what happened at Michigan Stadium on Saturday as well as anything else. After honoring Howard, Michigan scored four fourth-quarter touchdowns, nearly scored a...

 

Belly up: Long putters more prevalent on PGA Tour, but the best stay conventional

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Even more surprising than Phil Mickelson using a belly putter at the second stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs was a direct message that showed up during the weekend on Twitter. "I have a belly putter!"

 

Ford, UAW extend contract as negotiations continue

Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers on Tuesday extended their four-year labor contract beyond Wednesday's expiration. The two sides signed the legal document Tuesday afternoon that allows them to keep talking - and plants to keep running -...

 

Best Buy, Cummins, SunPower are market movers

NEW YORK-Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Best Buy Co. Inc., down $1.61 at $23.35 The electronics retailer posted earnings results that missed expectations as...

 

Michigan adds Akron to 2013 football schedule

Michigan now has only one game to add to its 2013 schedule now that Akron has filled the Sept. 14 opening. On Tuesday, Akron released its future schedules, and that included playing at Michigan in mid-September in 2013. Michigan, which still has one...

 

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