News archive from 17 August 2011, page 16

Alabama schools: Hispanic students return despite law

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Educators say Alabama’s tough new crackdown on illegal immigrants isn’t keeping Hispanic parents from sending their children to school, despite opponents’ fears over a novel provision requiring educators to determine the immigration...

 
Former NFL player Corwin Brown faces 3 felonies

Former NFL player Corwin Brown faces 3 felonies

ANDERSON, Ind. - The family of former NFL player Corwin Brown said Tuesday they believe he may suffer from the same type of brain trauma as Dave Duerson, the former Chicago Bears star who committed suicide in February. Brown was taken from his home...

 

Fitch Ratings keeps U.S. at AAA rating

Washington - Fitch Ratings said Tuesday that it would keep its rating on long-term U.S. debt at the highest grade, AAA, and said the outlook remained stable. But it warned that it could lower the outlook to negative if Congress fails to trim future...

 

Man with CCW returns fire in Pontiac gunfight

A man with a concealed license permit returned fire from a moving vehicle Monday after he was shot at, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The 21-year-old man told deputies he got into a dispute with a group of people in the area of...

 

UM's clinical trial for new bladder cancer drug shows promise

Robert Chambers and his wife of 43 years, Alice, were ready to say their final goodbyes. Robert's bladder cancer had spread throughout his body, causing great pain and significant weight loss. Worse, he wasn't responding to chemotherapy. “I...

 

Report: UF assistant, two players linked to allegations from Miami booster

GAINESVILLE - A Yahoo! Sports report published Tuesday evening detailing the improper benefits Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges to have provided UM players includes two players and a coach currently at Florida. UF receivers coach and recruiting...

 

Convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro tells Yahoo! he provided benefits to Miami athletes

Convicted Ponzi scheme architect Nevin Shapiro has told Yahoo! Sports he provided impermissible benefits to dozens of University of Miami athletes, most of whom were involved with the football program. Shapiro says he gave money, cars, yacht trips,...

 
Manchester United Nears Stock Sale

Manchester United Nears Stock Sale

Manchester United, the English Premier League soccer power that is already the most valuable sports team in the world, is preparing to sell shares on the Singapore stock exchange that could raise about $1 billion, according to a person familiar with...

 

Summary Box: Automakers rebound, construction dips

FACTORY OUTPUT UP: U.S. automakers rebounded in July to boost factory production by the most since the Japan crisis. That, along with higher utility output during the unseasonably hot month, helped lift overall industrial production 0.9 percent....

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Thome hits 600th homer; defense lets Tigers down

Now that they've got that other big bat for their lineup, the Tigers can get to work on some other challenges. Pitching. And defense. Neither won any ribbons Monday night at Comerica Park on an evening when Jim Thome hit his 599th and 600th career...

 

Summary Box: Housing starts down in July

BUILDING DOWN: U.S. homebuilders began work on a seasonally adjusted 604,000 homes last month, a 1.5 percent drop from June. That's half the 1.2 million homes per year that economists say must be built to sustain a healthy housing market....

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Lloyd Carr, Jim Tressel visit Cleveland Browns camp

Berea, Ohio- Former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr and ex-Ohio State coach Jim Tressell met again on the field Tuesday - at Cleveland Browns training camp. His hands clasped behind his back in a familiar pose, Tressel was back on a football...

 

Bachmann plays up immigration, hits Warren Buffett

GREENVILLE, S.C.-Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on Tuesday called for a wall on the border with Mexico and suggested that billionaire Warren Buffett should write a big check to the government if he's eager for higher taxes on the wealthy. The...

 

Mass. GOP lawmakers seek to toughen driving laws

BOSTON-Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation they say will help crack down on repeat bad drivers. Sen. Bruce Tarr of Gloucester and Rep. Brad Jones of North Reading said the bill would give the registrar of motor vehicles the authority to hand...

 

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