News archive from 16 September 2011

House passes bill barring districts from deducting teachers' union dues

Lansing - School districts would be barred from deducting union dues from teachers' paychecks under a bill that narrowly passed in the House this afternoon. The bill passed 55-53, with most Republicans supporting the measure and most Democrats...

 

GSK anti-nausea drug may pose risk to heart rhythm: FDA

(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators said they are reviewing the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's anti-nausea drug Zofran to ascertain whether there is a potential risk of abnormal hearth rhythm. The drug may increase the risk of developing abnormal changes...

 

Hackney Prairie elementary school approved in rural Clarcona area

Despite strong opposition from neighbors, the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday voted 6-1 to approve a zoning change that would allow an elementary school to be built on Hackney Prairie Road in Clarcona's rural area. The new...

 

Postal Service mail distribution center in Orlando may close

The U.S. Postal Service may close a mail processing and distribution center near Orlando International Airport, one of nearly 250 across the country that could shut down as part of the organization's latest effort to cut costs. The proposal announced...

 
Republican candidates bash stimulus, campaign at companies

Republican candidates bash stimulus, campaign at companies

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican presidential contenders have crisscrossed the nation bashing President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plans as a colossal waste of taxpayer money. But with an awkward frequency, these same candidates are campaigning at...

 
In Seeking Statehood, Palestinians Stir Concern

In Seeking Statehood, Palestinians Stir Concern

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Less than two weeks before Palestinians plan to defy the Obama administration by requesting membership and statehood recognition at the United Nations, there is a growing fear that the Arab-Israeli conflict is entering an...

 

University of Michigan president to donate her $15,600 pay increase for scholarship

ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman will donate her 2.75% raise this year – about $15,600 – to a global travel scholarship for students. The university’s Board of Regents approved the pay raise for Coleman at its meeting this...

 
Rick Perry, Donald Trump meet in New York City for dinner at Jean-Georges

Rick Perry, Donald Trump meet in New York City for dinner at Jean-Georges

Bachmann, Palin, now Perry: Everyone wants to kiss The Donald's ring. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and celebrity businessman Donald Trump dined together on Wednesday at swanky Jean-Georges Restaurant in Manhattan. "He's an impressive guy," Trump...

 
Bachmann suggests HPV vaccination, 'mental retardation' link: Bioethics professors say prove it

Bachmann suggests HPV vaccination, 'mental retardation' link: Bioethics professors say prove it

Two bioethics professors have a challenge for Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who suggested this week that an STD vaccine could cause "mental retardation": Prove it. The educators have offered the Minnesota congresswoman...

 

Detective testifies to suspect's stalling in comic-book store murder probe

Mount Clemens- Peter Corrado still recalls the confusion inside Comics World two decades ago as a line of customers waited to pay for their merchandise with no one around to ring them up. He'd just walked in to retrieve his younger brother, who had...

 

Western states lead in reducing lung cancer rates: study

BOSTON (Reuters) - Western U.S. states boast the lowest rates and most rapid decline in lung cancer in the nation as fewer people smoke cigarettes, a study released on Thursday showed. Over nearly a decade, from 1999 to 2008, rates of new lung cancer...

 
Pentagon official: US dollars ending up in Taliban hands

Pentagon official: US dollars ending up in Taliban hands

WASHINGTON - U.S. government money spent on contracts in Afghanistan is ending up in the hands of Taliban insurgents that American troops have been fighting for nearly a decade, and it is unlikely the flow can be shut off completely, a senior Pentagon...

 
Don't miss: Marc Anthony

Don't miss: Marc Anthony

WHAT: Marc Anthony is a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins, but it looks as if he's going to miss today's home game against the Houston Texans. Or maybe he'll catch the kickoff in Miami and then jet to Orlando in time for his show tonight at the...

 

Health industry wish list for debt committee

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama next week will issue proposals for reducing the deficit to Congress, where a "super committee" of Republicans and Democrats is seeking at least $1.2 trillion in savings over a decade, and costly health...

 

Cancer testing lags in Latinos with family history

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Latinos were less likely than whites to get screened for colon cancer in a new study from California -- and much less likely when both groups had a family history of the disease. However, results from a telephone survey...

 

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