News archive from 15 March 2012, page 1

GOP fight for delegates stretches to Puerto Rico

GOP fight for delegates stretches to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON -- An upbeat Rick Santorum barreled into Puerto Rico on Wednesday in pursuit of another campaign-bending victory in a Republican presidential race where suddenly no primary is too minor and no delegate is conceded. Mitt Romney put nearly $1...

 

For now, advantage New York

TAMPA - Soon enough, Red Sox [team stats]-Yankees games will mean something. And when that time comes, will the eternal rivals be meeting as equals? That was the million-dollar question last night at George Steinbrenner Field. The Yankees actually...

 

For now, advantage New York

TAMPA - Soon enough, Red Sox [team stats]-Yankees games will mean something. And when that time comes, will the eternal rivals be meeting as equals? That was the million-dollar question last night at George Steinbrenner Field. The Yankees actually...

 

In 1st verdict, international court convicts Congo rebel leader

WATAMU, Kenya -- Nearly 10 years after opening its doors as a bold attempt at a global justice system, the International Criminal Court has reached its first verdict, finding a Congolese rebel leader guilty Wednesday of using child soldiers in...

 

Dallas artist creates a potter’s oasis in her backyard

At Lynn Wilkes Armstrong’s East Dallas art studio, dogs bark, chickens cluck and the rabbit can sometimes be heard burrowing under the floorboards. Only her six cats and two African spur thigh tortoises, who live in an attached hutch, hang about in...

 

Obama, Cameron vow to stay the course in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday that they didn't see a need to accelerate the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, regardless of violent outbreaks abroad or war weariness at home. "I...

 

Injuries, not swing, are Tiger Woods' biggest hurdle

And now it's the left Achilles tendon's turn to withstand the scrutiny. Last year, of course, Tiger Woods' left knee shared attention as golf's Most Worrisome Body Part. A year earlier, the neck. And before that ... OK, that part wasn't exactly...

 

Miami-Dade commissioners kill effort to extend post-tenure lobbying ban

A group of Miami-Dade commissioners nixed an effort to double to four years the amount of time that politicians are barred from lobbying the county after leaving office. The proposal went nowhere after a pointed discussion on Tuesday resulted in a...

 

Ariz. officials revisit Obama's birth certificate

PHOENIX -- Arizona officials are jumping back into the debunked controversy over President Barack Obama's birth certificate and his eligibility to hold office. A legislative committee on Wednesday endorsed a proposal requiring presidential candidates...

 

Demandware IPO prices at $16 per share

NEW YORK -- Demandware Inc. says its initial public offering of 5.5 million shares priced at $16 per share, above its expectations. The Burlington, Mass.-based company provides an on-demand e-commerce platform for large retailers and brands. It had...

 

Hutaree militia leader says in recording he'd 'pop' police officer

For the first time, jurors in the Hutaree militia trial heard the accused ringleader talk about killing a specific police officer. He even rattled off some officers’ names in the conversation, which was secretly recorded by an undercover FBI agent...

 

Thieves rolling Tide detergent out of stores

WASHINGTON - When police in suburban Washington raided the home of a suspected drug dealer last fall, they found the cocaine, all right, but also something unusual on the man’s shelves: nearly 20 large bottles of liquid Tide laundry detergent. It...

 

James Van Der Beek has a baby boy: 'Actually, my wife had him'

James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly are parents for a second time, having welcomed a baby son Tuesday morning. "Had my first son this morning... well, actually, my wife had him. I just caught him. Wow. Heart expanding way faster than my...

 

Tseng, Webb playing for titles not money

PHOENIX -- Top-ranked Yani Tseng and defending champion Karrie Webb are too busy trying to win tournaments to get caught up in actually getting paid in the LPGA Founders Cup. Last year in the inaugural RR Donnelley-sponsored event, the players...

 

Oklahoma firm fined for paying bribes in Mexico, Panama

MEXICO CITY - An Oklahoma company that provides aircraft maintenance services agreed Wednesday to pay an $11.8 million criminal penalty for bribing officials in Mexico and Panama to obtain business. The Justice Department said that BizJet, a Tulsa...

 

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