News archive from 15 August 2012

NY regulator says Standard Chartered Bank settles Iran money probe

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's financial regulator said today that his agency has reached a $340 million settlement with Standard Chartered Bank to resolve an investigation into whether the British bank schemed with the Iranian government to launder $250...

 

Buffett's firm drops Intel buys oil stocks

NEW YORK -- Warren Buffett's company is reporting that it dropped its stake in Intel and added new investments in National Oilwell Varco and Phillips 66. The documents filed by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. after the market closed Tuesday revealed the new...

 

Correction: Budget Deficit story

WASHINGTON -- In a story Aug. 10 about the U.S. budget deficit for July, The Associated Press reported erroneously that President Barack Obama promised during his 2008 presidential campaign to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term....

 
Blood type associated with heart-disease risk, study finds

Blood type associated with heart-disease risk, study finds

Potentially good news for the 45% of Americans who have Type O blood: researchers said Tuesday that those people appear to have a slightly lower risk of developing heart diseasethan their neighbors with Type A, B or AB blood.Dr. Lu Qi, an assistant...

 
What if we regulated junk food the way we do alcohol?

What if we regulated junk food the way we do alcohol?

Junk food is everywhere. We're eating way too much of it. And we're getting fat. Most of us know what we're doing and yet we do it anyway.So here's a suggestion offered by two researchers at the Rand Corp.: Why not take a lesson from alcohol control...

 

Protesting Chilean students take over schools

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police in riot gear on Tuesday broke up protests by students who had taken control of several high schools in the capital to demand education reform.Hundreds of high school students also blocked traffic in Santiago and...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 
Silver medal in hand, Demps seeks NFL job

Silver medal in hand, Demps seeks NFL job

Former Florida running back Jeff Demps, who won a silver medal on the U.S. 400-meter relay team at the London Olympics, has signed up to play in the NFL. Demps skipped the 2012 NFL draft in order to focus on making the U.S. Olympics team. NFL.com said...

 

Happy birthday, Julia Child! Dallasites share their favorite memories of the beloved chef

Julia Child, America’s beloved French chef, would have turned 100 on Aug. 15, and the culinary world is about all things Julia. The Public Broadcasting Service has lined up 100 episodes of her cooking shows to view online. Knopf, her publisher, has...

 
Evelyn Lozada files for divorce from Chad Johnson after 41 days of marriage following his arrest 

Evelyn Lozada files for divorce from Chad Johnson after 41 days of marriage following his arrest 

Evelyn Lozada is ending her 41-day-old marriage to Chad Johnson after the football star was arrested for allegedly head-butting her over the weekend. Danika Berry, a rep for the VH1 reality star, confirmed reports that Lozada filed for divorce on...

 

Ryan's wife comes from storied Okla. Dem. family

MADILL, Okla. - Like her husband, Janna Ryan, the wife of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, is a Washington veteran after years working as a legislative staffer, attorney and lobbyist. Now a stay-at-home mom, she comes from a family...

 

How the major US stock indexes fared on Tuesday

U.S. stocks closed mostly lower after mixed economic data that showed an increase in retail sales but also that businesses weren't restocking their shelves and warehouses as quickly.The Dow Jones industrial average added 2.71 points, or 0.02 percent,...

Chron, 17:06 in Business
 

Wal-Mart gets China approval for e-commerce deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart has received conditional approval from Beijing to acquire a majority stake in a Chinese e-commerce company.Wal-Mart will increase its stake in the Yihaodian holding company to approximately 51 percent, from a little more than...

Chron, 17:06 in Business
 
Evangelist Billy Graham returns to western NC home

Evangelist Billy Graham returns to western NC home

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Evangelist Billy Graham is out of a North Carolina hospital following a two-day stay for treatment of bronchitis.Pulmonologist Daniel Fertel said in a statement Tuesday that the 93-year-old had a quick recovery and responded...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 
Fort Hood suspect must enter pleas before trial

Fort Hood suspect must enter pleas before trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage will enter pleas in the case after the judge refused to delay his trial.Maj. Nidal Hasan must plead not guilty Wednesday to the 13 counts of premeditated...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 

Magic hire Gunning as assistant coach

The Magic have hired Brett Gunning to join head coach Jacque's Vaughn's staff as an assistant coach, a league source tells the Sentinel. Gunning spent the last four seasons with the Houston Rockets, including last season as an assistant coach. He...

 

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