News archive from 18 April 2012

Rubio's immigration push a potential lift for GOP

WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's push for a Republican version of immigration legislation looks like the answer to the election-year prayers of the GOP - and Mitt Romney. Rubio - telegenic son of Cuban exiles and potential vice presidential...

 
Judge throws out Andrew Shirvell lawsuit against former U-M student body president

Judge throws out Andrew Shirvell lawsuit against former U-M student body president

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit this week filed against the former student body president at the University of Michigan by a former state of Michigan assistant attorney general. Judge Arthur Tarnow ruled Monday to dismiss the suit filed by Andrew...

 
Romney rebuts Democrats' claims about his tax plan

Romney rebuts Democrats' claims about his tax plan

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — Mitt Romney sought to inoculate himself Tuesday against Democratic charges that he favors the rich, saying his as yet-to-be disclosed tax plans will not benefit the well-to-do at the expense of others."I'm going to keep...

Chron, 17:00 in Politics
 

Wisconsin's Ryan taking hard line on transfer

Wisconsin forward Jarrod Uthoff wants to transfer to another school, but Badgers coach Bo Ryan is severely limiting his options. Uthoff, a 6-foot-8 forward, announced last week that he would look for a new school after redshirting as a freshman at...

 

Summary Box: Stocks soar on strong earnings news

STOCKS SOAR: Stocks stormed higher Tuesday after promising signals about the profitability of U.S. companies and a strong debt auction by Spain. The Dow Jones industrial average rose for the fourth day in five, posting its biggest gain in a...

Chron, 17:01 in Business
 

A ton of pot found in truck parked near highway

Officials seized more than a ton of marijuana in southwest Maricopa County on Monday night, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Members of the Maricopa County Drug Suppression Task Force, acting on fresh tire tracks that they found in a...

 

In season: Eden’s Organic Garden Center in Balch Springs

Market day at Eden’s Organic Garden Center in Balch Springs is an urban country adventure. Owner Marie Tedei emphasizes sustainably raised fruits, vegetables, dairy products, poultry, beef, pork and eggs at her small market, where she also sells...

 

Traffic alert: Stuck train backs up traffic in North Miami-Dade

If you're getting ready to head out from work and into the South Florida traffic, take note: It's a mess out there. The biggest problem is in Northeast Miami Dade, where traffic on both sides of U.S. 1 in North Miami Beach and Aventura is backed up...

 

Giants re-sign LB Blackburn

The New York Giants re-signed linebacker Chase Blackburn on Tuesday. Blackburn, who has spent his entire seven-year career with the Giants, wasn't brought back by the team prior to the 2011 season. The 28-year-old wasn't signed until November 30, but...

 

Home run finally brings Morales full circle

A player will typically travel 360 unhindered feet around the bases upon hitting a home run. For Kendrys Morales, his first round-tripper in nearly two years must have felt even longer, though he probably enjoyed every step of it. The 28-year-old...

 
Top Republicans in Congress finally embrace Romney

Top Republicans in Congress finally embrace Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Republicans in Congress explicitly endorsed Mitt Romney on Tuesday to be their party's presidential nominee, as party leaders continued consolidating around their all-but-inevitable candidate in hopes of quickly focusing...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

US beats Canada 5-3 at under-18 hockey worlds

BRNO, Czech Republic -- Frankie Vatrano scored the winning goal in the third period to lead the United States to a 5-3 victory over Canada on Tuesday at the world under-18 hockey championship. Vatrano scored 6:39 into the final period. Matt Grzelcyk,...

 

Gomez's late goal leads Bayern past Real 2-1

MUNICH -- Mario Gomez scored in the 90th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal Tuesday. Gomez's 12th goal of this year's competition boosted Bayern's hopes of becoming the first...

 
Top Republicans in Congress finally embrace Romney

Top Republicans in Congress finally embrace Romney

WASHINGTON -- The two top Republicans in Congress explicitly endorsed Mitt Romney on Tuesday to be their party's presidential nominee, as party leaders continued consolidating around their all-but-inevitable candidate in hopes of quickly focusing...

 
Roussell leaves Chicago for Bucknell

Roussell leaves Chicago for Bucknell

Aaron Roussell, who turned the University of Chicago women's basketball team into a Division III power, is leaving Hyde Park to become head women's coach at Division I Bucknell University. In eight years at Chicago, his teams made the NCAA Division...

 

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