News archive from 18 May 2011

Texas Senate approves redrawing the district map

AUSTIN - The Texas Senate approved on Tuesday a map of new voting districts for the 31-member chamber that has prompted complaints from Democrats that the redrawn divisions would disenfranchise their voters. The map is mostly incumbent-friendly, but...

Chron, 17:00 in Regional
 

SKorean sex workers rally against police crackdown

SEOUL, South Korea - Hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied Tuesday near a red-light district in Seoul to protest a police crackdown on brothels, with some unsuccessfully attempting to set themselves on fire. A crowd of about 400 people, mostly...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

Obama honors Jewish contributions to US at Jewish American Heritage Month reception

WASHINGTON - During a hectic week of Mideast policymaking, President Barack Obama has honored the contributions of Jews to America. Obama spoke at a White House reception Tuesday recognizing Jewish Americans in the arts, science, the military,...

 

Consumer agency re-issues Maclaren stroller recall

Do you have a Maclaren umbrella stroller that you're still using? If so, the Consumer Product Safety Commission wants you to pay attention. After issuing a recall of about 1 million strollers 18 months ago, the federal government has continued to...

 

Insiders 'Not Surprised' By Arnold Schwarzenegger Love Child

Political insiders and former colleagues of former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed a variety of reactions to the news of Schwarzenegger's love child Tuesday, with several telling FOX411.com that the revelation did not come as a...

 

Home Depot, TJX, Urban Outfitters, O’Charley’s, Winn-Dixie among big market movers Tuesday

NEW YORK - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Home Depot Inc., up 42 cents at $37.40 The home improvement retailer increased its full-year earnings forecast after...

 

AT&T scores lowest among big four wireless carriers in customer satisfaction report

AT&T Inc. has the lowest customer satisfaction scores of the big four wireless carriers, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. T-Mobile USA Inc., which Dallas-based AT&T is trying to buy...

 

Vacant Plano building to become data center

A Georgia-based data center company has leased a vacant Plano commercial building for a new operation in North Texas. Internap Network Services Corp. is renting the former call center building at 1221 Coit Road. The two-story, 125,030-square-foot...

 

Investors buy foreclosed apartments

Dallas-based Westmount Realty Finance LLC said Tuesday that it has teamed up with Knightvest Capital to acquire a northeast Dallas apartment community from lenders. The 317-unit Silverado Springs apartments are at 11100 Walnut Hill in northeast Dallas...

 

Another Top Qaddafi Regime Official Defects

TRIPOLI, Libya - Another high-ranking Libyan official has defected and fled the country amid a widening NATO campaign of bombings as well as leafletting and other psychological warfare to persuade Muammar al-Qaddafi's troops to stop fighting....

 
Smucker buys Café Pilon, Café Bustelo for $360 million

Smucker buys Café Pilon, Café Bustelo for $360 million

The Miami-based owner of the popular Hispanic coffee brands Café Pilon and Café Bustelo has sold out to J.M. Smucker Co, marking the end of an era for the homegrown Cuban company. The $360 million all cash deal covers the...

 

US Rep. Giffords picks wake-up song for shuttle

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - After a poignant wake-up song requested by wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for her astronaut husband, Endeavour and the two other space shuttles each marked milestones Tuesday for the retiring fleet. In its first full work...

 

Former Pittsburgh player transfers to UH

J.J. Richardson is returning to the Houston area. The former Pittsburgh forward officially signed with the Houston Cougars on Tuesday, completing a transfer from the Big East power back to the area where he played his high school basketball at...

Chron, 17:14 in Sport
 

Jacquielynn Floyd: Kennedale story 'like setting off an emotional bomb certain to disrupt the entire campus'

There's a predictable amount of rib-nudging and guffawing over the case of a 27-year-old teacher at Kennedale High School who has been charged with engaging in sex with five male students, all of them at least 18. Haw-haw! Who doesn't love a good...

Dallas News, 17:16 in Sport
 

Honda's business jet soars in FAA flight tests

Honda Aircraft Co. said today that its new business jet had achieved a major milestone, attaining a maximum operating altitude of 43,000 feet in Federal Aviation Administration tests. The HondaJet also recorded a climb rate of 3,990 feet per minute....

 

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