News archive from 17 October 2012

Ferrari denies masterminding Armstrong doping program

PARIS (Reuters) - Italian doctor Michele Ferrari denied on Tuesday accusations from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that he masterminded a doping program for American cyclist Lance Armstrong. "This collaboration consisted exclusively of...

 
Citigroup picks veteran to replace Pandit as CEO

Citigroup picks veteran to replace Pandit as CEO

NEW YORK -- In picking Michael Corbat to take over as CEO of Citigroup, the board of directors chose a low-profile veteran of the bank - a sharp contrast to Vikram Pandit, his suddenly departed predecessor. Corbat, 53, has spent his entire career at...

 
Bachmann raises nearly $4.5 million amid close reelection race

Bachmann raises nearly $4.5 million amid close reelection race

WASHINGTON - Rep. Michele Bachmann has raised nearly $4.5 million between July and September to fund what is turning out to be her toughest reelection campaign yet. The fundraising haul leaves Bachmann with about $3.5 million in cash on hand at her...

 

HCP to acquire 133 senior housing communities

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Health care real estate company HCP Inc. says it is buying 133 senior housing communities for $1.73 billion from a joint venture between Emeritus Corp. and an affiliate of The Blackstone Group. The companies said Tuesday that...

 
Dantonio's words serve as inspiration to Wolverines

Dantonio's words serve as inspiration to Wolverines

Michigan coach Brady Hoke has put a premium on rivalry games and, though he's from Ohio, he understands the Michigan State rivalry as well. That shows in the Schembechler Hall weight room where there's a quote from MSU coach Mark Dantonio in green on...

 

Golden Globes will reunite BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

The news that TV funny ladies Amy Poehler and Tina Fey would co-host the Golden Globes on Jan. 13 was met with a chorus approval from fans when it was announced Monday. The appointment of two hilarious and accomplished, fortysomething women to one of...

 
Toniest part of Upper East Side lands at the top of 'most-expensive' list

Toniest part of Upper East Side lands at the top of 'most-expensive' list

A triple-digit jump in housing prices has turned an already pricey slice of the East Side into the nation’s most expensive ZIP code. Median home prices in the 10065 ZIP are now $6.5 million, making the tony neighborhood even pricier than suburban...

 
Historic caboose gets a new home, restoration hope

Historic caboose gets a new home, restoration hope

A historic train caboose has made its final journey. Caboose 715, one of a series belonging to Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway, left its base Oct. 1 at the Florida Pioneer Museum in Florida City for its new permanent home at the Gold Coast...

 

Trial ending in carjacking murder of Doral paper company employee

A Miami man fatally shot a Doral paper company employee during a carjacking - even as the victim urged his attacker to read the Bible and turn to religion, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. On trial: Cesar Ruiz, 26, who is accused of killing Andres...

 

Sailors injured aboard carrier off Fla. coast

NORFOLK, Va. -- Four sailors aboard the USS Harry S. Truman have been injured off the coast of Florida while their aircraft carrier was undergoing a refueling at sea. The Navy says the injuries happened Tuesday when a line parted between the Truman...

 
Former Israeli kingmaker poised for comeback

Former Israeli kingmaker poised for comeback

JERUSALEM -- The popular ultra-Orthodox Israeli politician Arieh Deri is preparing a comeback after a 13-year hiatus that included a brief prison term for accepting bribes. A return of the former kingmaker to lead the powerful Shas Party could...

 
Dirty shoes? How did steroids get contaminated?

Dirty shoes? How did steroids get contaminated?

NEW YORK -- Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients? There are lots of ways fungus could have gotten inside the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy whose...

 
Lawmakers seeking Justice Dept. probe of pharmacy

Lawmakers seeking Justice Dept. probe of pharmacy

BOSTON -- U.S. legislators want the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the company linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak violated federal laws or regulations. Rep. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, told the department in a...

 

Former Israeli kingmaker poised for comeback

JERUSALEM The popular ultra-Orthodox Israeli politician Arieh Deri is preparing a comeback after a 13-year hiatus that included a brief prison term for accepting bribes. A return of the former kingmaker to lead the powerful Shas Party could complicate...

 

Steelers sign DL from practice squad

By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With one starting offensive lineman out for Sunday's game and another questionable, the Steelers signed a lineman today -- a defensive lineman. Defensive end Corbin Bryant, who spent most of last season on...

 

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