News archive from 17 August 2011, page 12

In Poll, Lowest Marks for Bloomberg in 6 Years

In Poll, Lowest Marks for Bloomberg in 6 Years

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s job approval rating among New Yorkers has hit its lowest point in six years, as residents convey widespread anxieties about the city’s economic prospects, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. Multimedia...

 

Poll: How to fix the economy

the question What is the most important strategy to get the economy growing again? Create more jobs Cut U.S. debt Reduce political gridlock

 

Healthier-looking Saleh tells Yemen he'll be back soon

SANAA, Yemen - Embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, looking healthier than at any time since he was wounded in an apparent assassination attempt June 3, lashed out at his opponents in a prerecorded speech aired on government TV here Tuesday...

 

Special Olympics basketball team brings home gold medal to Orange County

More than 2,000 years after athletes such as the runner Leonidas of Rhodes dominated the Olympics, the shooting guard Robert Cooper of Winter Garden traveled to the place where it all started to stake his own claim. He and other Team USA basketball...

 

Charter school targeted for closing in Orange

For the second time in four months, Orange County school officials are recommending that a charter school be closed down because of financial mismanagement and other issues. Summit Charter School in Maitland has had a history of problems, including...

 

Obama flays GOP in Congress as holding back economy

PEOSTA, Iowa - President Barack Obama sharpened his criticism of congressional Republicans on Tuesday, charging that they were handcuffing the country's ability to pull the economy out of a slump. Speaking at a community college here on a three-day...

 

New neurosurgery center features state-of-the-art technology for brain surgery

Among the words patients who've had brain tumor surgery dread most are these: We didn't get it all. Starting next month, doctors at Florida Hospital's new $33 million neurosurgery center hope to say those words a lot less often. The new...

 
MSU's Mark Dantonio, Kirk Cousins shrug off Tony Banks' criticism

MSU's Mark Dantonio, Kirk Cousins shrug off Tony Banks' criticism

Neither Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio nor senior quarterback Kirk Cousins took exception to critical comments made by former Spartan Tony Banks in an interview with the Free Press last week. In describing what he liked least about Cousins' game,...

 

IndyCar to hear 2 protests over Sunday's results

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two IndyCar teams will get a chance to argue their protests on Monday, league officials say. Newman/Haas Racing and Target Chip Ganassi contend IndyCar vice president Brian Barnhart made the wrong decision Sunday in New Hampshire....

 

Rocker Mellencamp's divorce from model Irwin final

NASHVILLE, Ind. -- Rocker John Mellencamp and his ex-wife, Elaine Irwin, have finalized their divorce, taking joint custody of their two sons with Mellencamp paying an unspecified amount of child support. The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/q76AZf )...

 

Clinton launches business loan program in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton launched a new business loan program in Haiti on Tuesday aimed at helping bolster an economy that was devastated by the January 2010 earthquake. Clinton said the first loan in the $20 million...

Chron, 19:02 in World News
 
Albert Haynesworth: Cash offered for witness testimony

Albert Haynesworth: Cash offered for witness testimony

WASHINGTON - A lawyer for Albert Haynesworth says a witness was offered $50,000 to testify against the defensive lineman in a misdemeanor sexual abuse case. Haynesworth is accused of sliding his credit card into a hotel waitress’s bra and touching her...

 

Tacks, broken glass and box cutters found strewn about on routes of Colorado cycling races

DENVER (AP) - Colorado authorities are warning cyclists that tacks, box cutters and broken glass have been found strewn along popular bike routes that are part of course plans for major races next week - including the inaugural USA Pro Cycling...

 

Flagstar selling 22 Indiana bank branches

Flagstar Bancorp announced Tuesday that is selling 22 Indiana branches in order to concentrate on its Metro Detroit and Michigan operations. The Troy-based savings bank said the Indiana retail operation - including $15 million in retail deposits -...

 

McDaniels' system off to fast start in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- By design, Josh McDaniels' offense in the St. Louis Rams' preseason opener was not a radical departure from last season. It's no time to be unveiling the playbook. The small portion the Rams used while scoring 33 points in a victory over...

 

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