News archive from 17 February 2012, page 6

Records: Man whose body was dumped had affair with suspect

A man who was found dead last Friday near the White Tank Mountains has been romantically linked to one of the suspects in his murder, according court documents released this week. The body is believed to be that of Edward Aguirre, according to...

 

Arizona inmate facing execution hospitalized over illness

Arizona Death Row inmate Robert Moormann, who is scheduled to be executed on Feb. 29, was transported to an unnamed hospital Thursday after falling ill at the state prison in Florence, his attorney confirmed. The Arizona Department of Corrections...

 

Gary Carter, baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 57

Gary Carter, a Hall of Fame catcher from Fullerton who helped the New York Mets to a dramatic victory over the Boston Red Sox in the 1986 World Series, died Thursday in Florida. He was 57. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson announced the...

 

Hawks Game Day: Original Six showdown

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers aren't the best team to face when a team is in the midst of a nine-game losing skid, but that's the task the Chicago Blackhawks face Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The Hawks took the ice looking to avoid...

 

Man sitting in car at Phoenix strip mall shot; 2 in custody

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of shooting a man in a Phoenix strip mall parking lot early Thursday morning, police said. Alenjandro Orona, 31, and Ismael Noriega, 26, drove up to the parking lot near 32nd and Harvard streets and approached a...

 

Yelp sees IPO pricing at $12 to $14 a share

SAN FRANCISCO -- Online review service Yelp Inc. unveiled on Thursday estimated terms of its initial public offering at 7.15 million shares at a price of $12 to $14 each. Yelp said it is offering 7.1 million of the shares, while a selling stockholder...

 
Lions' Cliff Avril: 'There's no such thing as a hometown discount'

Lions' Cliff Avril: 'There's no such thing as a hometown discount'

Soon-to-be free agent Cliff Avril was on SiriusXM NFL Radio today, and two things were abundantly clear: 1. He wants to say with the Detroit Lions. 2. He wants to get paid. And not in that order. The defensive end will become a free agent next...

 
Proposed pension contribution hike is latest foray into federal worker pockets

Proposed pension contribution hike is latest foray into federal worker pockets

Perhaps federal employees should wear a big red suit with a thick black belt and a funny looking red hat. A flowing white beard, natural or fake, would set the uniform off just right. News this week won’t make federal workers jolly, but why not dress...

 
ESPN's Todd McShay: CBs Janoris Jenkins, Dre Kirkpatrick have a lot to prove at NFL combine

ESPN's Todd McShay: CBs Janoris Jenkins, Dre Kirkpatrick have a lot to prove at NFL combine

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said two of the players who have the most at stake at next week’s NFL combine are potential Detroit Lions draft targets Janoris Jenkins and Dre Kirkpatrick. Both cornerbacks have significant character concerns --...

 

When is it time to stockpile groceries?

Dear Jill: I usually buy about three months’ worth of an item, as you recommend, but there are times I wonder if I should stock up even more. Do you ever purchase groceries in quantities that last longer than 12 weeks? Sheila R. Dear Sheila: Since...

 
Postal Service releases plan to reverse losses

Postal Service releases plan to reverse losses

(Reuters) - The Postal Service warned it could become a long-term burden on taxpayers absent legislative change, as the cash-strapped agency put pressure on Congress to allow it to end Saturday delivery and to tap into a retirement-account surplus....

 

Chavez says Venezuela free to sell oil to any nations it wishes amid reports of sales to Syria

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela is free to sell its oil to any country it wishes. Chavez made the remark when asked about news reports of Venezuela selling diesel to Syria. Chavez is an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad....

 

SAP completes tender offer for SuccessFactors

Enterprise software maker SAP AG said Thursday that it completed its tender offer for all the shares of SuccessFactors Inc., paving the way for its acquisition of the software company to close. The German company said in December that it would buy...

 

Summary Box: Experts urge stronger cyber regs

STRONGER, PLEASE: Cybersecurity experts are urging senators to close loopholes in legislation to give the government more power to force critical industries to make their computer networks more secure. THE WORRIES: Two experts are saying the bill...

 

The most basic tax question: To itemize or not?

NEW YORK-The most basic question many taxpayers face when filling out their returns is whether to itemize or claim the standard deduction. It's not always an easy question to answer. If your financial life is uncomplicated -- no dependents, no...

 

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