News archive from 16 May 2012

DeCock: Jefferson decision big for Duke, but unfair expectations await

The anticipation surrounding Amile Jefferson's announcement of where he would go to college was near-breathless Tuesday in the moments before his long-awaited decision was revealed. There was loud cheering in the suburban Philadelphia gym when he...

 

Three former Stars become minority owners of Allen Americans

ALLEN — Former Stars Mike Modano, Ed Belfour and Craig Ludwig have teamed up to become minority owners of the Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League, and Richard Matvichuk will also be part of the organization. The four helped the Stars win the...

Dallas News, 17:01 in Sport
 

Doctor: Bulls' Derrick Rose out 8-12 months

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose faces a recovery of eight months to a year in his recovery from knee surgery. The assessment by Dr. Brian Cole on Tuesday means the star point guard could return around Feb. 1 or miss next season. The doctor...

 
Wimbledon set to be bathed in color for Olympics

Wimbledon set to be bathed in color for Olympics

ROME -- Wimbledon's all-white dress code won't be in place for the Olympics. And the traditional dark green backdrop around the courts will be gone, too. "The look will be the look of the games. There will be more color. It will be a special...

 

Phones in the sky: Virgin Atlantic allows calls

NEW YORK (AP) — The phrase "Can you hear me now" has entered the jet age.Passengers on certain Virgin Atlantic flights are now able to use their cell phones to make and receive phone calls at 35,000 feet, the airline announced Tuesday.The...

Chron, 17:04 in Business
 

US Supreme Court won't review Ponzi scheme case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says it won't take up the case of Minnesota businessman Tom Petters.In documents made public Tuesday, the nation's highest court denied Petters' request to review his 2009 conviction on charges he orchestrated...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Subdued Dimon is confronted over $2B trading loss

TAMPA, Fla. - The CEO of JPMorgan Chase offered a quick but blunt apology to shareholders Tuesday for a $2 billion trading loss that "should never have happened" and survived a push to strip him of the title of chairman of the board. CEO...

 
Mexican novelist, essayist Carlos Fuentes dies

Mexican novelist, essayist Carlos Fuentes dies

MEXICO CITY -- Author Carlos Fuentes, who played a dominant role in Latin America's novel-writing boom by delving into the failed ideals of the Mexican revolution, died Tuesday in a Mexico City hospital. He was 83. Mexico's National Council for...

 

Phones in the sky: Virgin Atlantic allows calls

NEW YORK (AP) — The phrase "Can you hear me now" has entered the jet age.Passengers on certain Virgin Atlantic flights are now able to use their cell phones to make and receive phone calls at 35,000 feet, the airline announced Tuesday.The...

Chron, 17:08 in Business
 

Panel calls for steep cuts in US nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential panel is calling for an 80 percent reduction of U.S. nuclear weapons and an elimination of all nuclear armed intercontinental ballistic missiles.In a report for the advocacy group Global Zero, Gen. James Cartwright and...

Chron, 17:08 in World News
 
Edwards, mistress could still be called to testify

Edwards, mistress could still be called to testify

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for John Edwards are indicating their case is winding down, but they are not yet saying whether they will call the former presidential candidate or his mistress to testify.Defense attorneys said they would make a...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 

Greek worries keep Treasurys yields near lows

Treasury yields are hovering near their lows for the year as worries over Greece keep traders in the market for U.S. government bonds. In Athens, attempts to form a government came to an end on Tuesday, setting the stage for new elections next month....

 

FDA panel backs first rapid, take home HIV test

WASHINGTON-A panel of HIV specialists is recommending that U.S. regulators approve the first over-the-counter HIV test designed to quickly return a result in the privacy of a person's own home, a new option which could expand testing for the virus...

 

Figures on government spending and debt

WASHINGTON- Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit May 14 15,634,534 Statutory debt limit 16,394,000 Total public debt...

 

Cipriano family to benefit from 5K run in June

Farmington Hills- Robert Cipriano was an avid marathoner known in the Dearborn Public School system for running the high schoolers he coached. Now a group of volunteers is organizing a run to benefit his family.Registration is open for the Cipriano...

 

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