News archive from 16 August 2012

Fourth McCotter aide arraigned on election fraud charges in Livonia

Former congressional aide Lorianne O'Brady was released on $1,000 personal bond this afternoon after being arraigned on misdemeanor election fraud charges in Livonia 16th District Court. O'Brady, a scheduler for former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, was...

 

Woman falls from parasail harness in Pompano Beach

A 28-year-old woman was clinging to life at North Broward Health Center Wednesday, after falling as much as 200 feet from a parasail into the ocean off Pompano Beach, according to Fire Rescue spokesperson Sandra King. The woman was parasailing in...

 

Buehrle unhappy about Miami-Dade pit bull ban vote

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle says he's not happy that Miami-Dade County voters decided to keep a ban on pit bulls. Buehrle and his family bought a home in neighboring Broward County so they could keep their pet pit bull, Slater....

 

Obama may have DJs, but the EDM boom also benefits Republicans

On Tuesday, the Obama campaign released a new Web ad touting its positive relationships within the world of electronic dance music. But over at Spin, noted dance-music critic Philip Sherburne points out that one side effect of the boom in EDM in Las...

 

Zweifach named News Corp chief compliance officer

NEW YORK - News Corp. [NWS] says its general counsel, Gerson Zweifach, has been designated the company's chief compliance officer, in charge of a review of its anti-corruption controls. The review began last summer after disclosures that journalists...

 

Report: Steelers LB Harrison has knee surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The surgery was performed to remove an impairment that has caused swelling since the spring. Harrison, a...

 
Olympian Ryan Lochte gets '90210' cameo this fall

Olympian Ryan Lochte gets '90210' cameo this fall

LOS ANGELES -- Olympic champion Ryan Lochte is testing the TV waters outside a pool. The CW network says the swimmer will make a cameo appearance on the drama series "90210." Lochte will play a guest at a resort visited by characters Naomi...

 
Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell named a Heisman dark horse

Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell named a Heisman dark horse

If the past several years are any indication, the 2012 Heisman winner likely won't be a preseason favorite. Baylor's Robert Griffin III was nonexistent on Heisman Watches across the country last year at this time. So was Auburn's Cam Newton in 2010....

 
FREE School supplies August 18 at 3 Birmingham-area public libraries

FREE School supplies August 18 at 3 Birmingham-area public libraries

The Rotaract Club of Birmingham will be distributing free school supplies once again. Students and parents can receive supplies at the Avondale, Southside and Wylam branches of the Birmingham Public Library on Saturday, August 18, beginning at 9:00...

 

Former Illini kicker Dimke savors days with Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - For the time being, at least, Derek Dimke is a Lion. The former Fighting Illini might not be a Lion for long, but while he is a Lion, he plans on soaking it all up. His chances of beating out 20-year veteran Jason Hanson probably...

 

How the major US stock indexes fared on Wednesday

U.S. stocks closed mostly higher after signs that the economic recovery is on track, albeit at a slow pace.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 7.36 points, or 0.06 percent, to 13,164.78.The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 1.60 point, or 0.1...

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News Summary: Dow, S&P 500 makes tiny moves

MORE CARS MADE: U.S. industrial production increased last month as factories made more cars, computers and airplanes. It was a sign that manufacturing is recovering after a weak spring. FRAGILE ECONOMY: Many investors wonder if the economy is fragile...

 

How the major US stock indexes fared on Wednesday

U.S. stocks closed mostly higher after signs that the economic recovery is on track, albeit at a slow pace. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 7.36 points, or 0.06 percent, to 13,164.78. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 1.60 point, or 0.1...

 

Cisco's 4Q earnings rise 56 pct, raises dividend

NEW YORK -- Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that earnings jumped 56 percent in the latest quarter compared with last year, when it was in the throes of a restructuring program. The results beat expectations, and Cisco rewarded investors by raising...

 

Marlins end 30-inning scoring drought, beat Phils

MIAMI -- When the Miami Marlins gave Mark Buehrle a two-run lead Wednesday, he heard some teasing from his teammates on the pitching staff. The Marlins haven't been providing them with any support lately. "The rest of the starters were giving me...

 

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