News archive from 15 May 2012

AdWatch: Obama highlights Romney, Bain Capital

NEW YORK -- TITLE: "Steel" LENGTH: Two minutes and six minutes. AIRING: Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia KEY IMAGES: The Obama campaign ad features interviews with several former employees of GST Steel, a Kansas City, Mo.- based...

 
Church arsonist, ex-Birmingham-Southern student, asks Bibb County judge to end state prison time

Church arsonist, ex-Birmingham-Southern student, asks Bibb County judge to end state prison time

View full sizeRussell Lee DeBusk Jr. has completed his federal prison term for a series of church arsons. He now has asked a Bibb County judge to cancel the rest of a state prison term. (The Birmingham News file)CENTREVILLE, Alabama - One of three men...

 
John Archibald suspects duplicity among Alabama lawmakers; our commenters seem unsurprised

John Archibald suspects duplicity among Alabama lawmakers; our commenters seem unsurprised

Paul DeMarco (File)Et tu, Rep. Paul DeMarco? Thirty pieces of silver, Rep. Jim Carns? Birmingham News columnist John Archibald writes of problems in pushing through the Alabama Legislature a revenue bill to aid Jefferson County Jefferson County...

 
First Lady puts Let's Move in Olympic context

First Lady puts "Let's Move" in Olympic context

Dallas -- Flanked by more than two dozen U.S. athletes, first lady Michelle Obama Monday announced an initiative to expose more than 1.7 million American children to Olympic sports. Obama, who will lead the presidential delegation to the Opening...

 
Chanel goes baroque in Versailles cruise show

Chanel goes baroque in Versailles cruise show

VERSAILLES, France -- As some of the world's most glamorous women prepare for the Cannes Film Festival later this week, Karl Lagerfeld has shown again that he's a step ahead of the game on the Riviera's red carpet. The celebrated designer rolled out a...

 

AdWatch: Obama highlights Romney, Bain Capital

NEW YORK (AP) — TITLE: "Steel"LENGTH: Two minutes and six minutes.AIRING: Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, VirginiaKEY IMAGES: The Obama campaign ad features interviews with several former employees of GST Steel, a Kansas City, Mo.- based...

Chron, 17:06 in Politics
 
Jerry Brown's plea to voters: 'Please increase taxes temporarily'

Jerry Brown's plea to voters: 'Please increase taxes temporarily'

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday released his plan to contain California's rapidly growing deficit by closing state offices one day a week, deepening healthcare cuts and implementing a variety of short-term fixes -- all in the hope that voters...

 
Hamilton on Triple Crown pace after big week

Hamilton on Triple Crown pace after big week

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The numbers for Josh Hamilton are just mind-boggling. After the Texas Rangers slugger had maybe the best week ever in baseball, there will be talk about the single-season home run record. Maybe even the Triple Crown, something as...

 

Rookie T Andrew McDonald signs with Dolphins

MIAMI -- Undrafted rookie tackle Andrew McDonald of Indiana has signed with the Miami Dolphins. The 6-6, 316-pound McDonald was a four-year letterman for the Hoosiers and helped them rush for 1,374 yards last year in Big Ten play, their highest total...

 

At least 5 people involved in Oakland County Child Killer deaths, informant claims

Detroit - At least five people were involved in the Oakland County Child Killer deaths between 1976 and 1977 and at least four suspects are still alive, according to a man who claims to have done extensive research in the slayings.The mystery man -...

 

Macomb County Board of Commissioners, Hackel set art authority members

Mount Clemens- The Macomb County Board of Commissioners confirmed five members, and County Executive Mark Hackel appointed two others to an art authority that will set the stage for the Detroit Institute of Arts millage in the August primary.Confirmed...

 

Chanel goes baroque in Versailles cruise show

VERSAILLES, France - As some of the world's most glamorous women prepare for the Cannes Film Festival later this week, Karl Lagerfeld has shown again that he's a step ahead of the game on the Riviera's red carpet. The celebrated designer rolled out...

 
Chanel goes baroque in Versailles cruise show

Chanel goes baroque in Versailles cruise show

VERSAILLES, France As some of the world's most glamorous women prepare for the Cannes Film Festival later this week, Karl Lagerfeld has shown again that he's a step ahead of the game on the Riviera's red carpet. The celebrated designer rolled out a...

 

No sign of shareholder revolt against Dimon

NEW YORK-JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon owned up to stock analysts and went on TV to accept blame for a $2 billion trading mistake. Next he faces shareholders, who are considerably less wealthy since the blunder was disclosed. While Dimon may be...

 

What financial reports reveal about entertainment

Here is a summary of recent financial reports for selected entertainment companies: April 12: Coinstar Inc. raises its first-quarter and full-year revenue guidance on the popularity of its Redbox movie business. Coinstar says recent price hikes didn't...

 

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