News archive from 19 July 2011

Egypt military rulers name electoral council head

CAIRO - Egypt's military rulers commissioned a top judge Monday to form an electoral commission, starting the process of organizing the country's first elections after the popular uprising that ousted authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. The military...

Chron, 17:00 in World News
 

Debt worries drag down the stock market

NEW YORK - Europe's debt troubles and an impasse over lifting the U.S. government's borrowing limit are dragging down stocks. The S&P 500 index dropped 11 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at 1,305. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 95 points,...

Chron, 17:01 in Business
 

AP Exclusive: Mortgage 'robo-signing' goes on

County officials in three states tell The Associated Press that an illegal practice known as "robo-signing" continues in the mortgage industry - months after banks and mortgage companies promised to stop it. Last fall, the nation's largest...

 

Ann Arbor sexual assaults: Police release sketch of suspect

A woman was sexually assaulted early today just outside the University of Michigan campus, at least the third attack in Ann Arbor since Friday, according to investigators. The latest victim said she was walking near the 700 block of South State...

 

U.S. transportation secretary releases federal funds for SunRail

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood turned loose $77 million in federal tax dollars to help build the much-contested SunRail commuter train during a sun-baked ceremony Monday near one of the system's future depots. LaHood signed a fake document...

 

Profit at Gannett Fell in Quarter

In the latest sign that the industry has yet to recover from an advertising slump, quarterly profit and revenue at the newspaper company Gannett fell. Gannett, the largest newspaper chain in the United States, said Monday that total revenue was down...

 

Profit at Gannett Fell in Quarter

In the latest sign that the industry has yet to recover from an advertising slump, quarterly profit and revenue at the newspaper company Gannett fell. Gannett, the largest newspaper chain in the United States, said Monday that total revenue was down...

 

Cubs face Halladay on muggy night at Wrigley

The Cubs hope to bounce back from a disappointing series against Florida on Monday night, but they will have to do it against Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay. After losing 10 of their last 14 games, the Cubs will send Rodrigo Lopez (1-2) to...

 

After vows, Michigan bride arrested on felony warrant

Jackson - Police say a Michigan bride - still in her wedding dress - was arrested on a felony warrant and briefly jailed after exchanging vows at a Jackson-area church. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports the 53-year-old woman, whose name wasn't...

 

Summary Box: Foreign buyers still like US debt

U.S. DEBT STILL ATTRACTIVE: An impasse in Washington over an increase in the borrowing limit hasn't cooled the market for U.S. Treasurys. Foreign investors increased their holdings in May - the same month the U.S. reached its $14.3 trillion borrowing...

 

Secondhand smoke linked to hearing loss in teens

Secondhand smoke is a menace to everyone exposed to it. Besides respiratory infections and lung cancer, it may lead to hearing loss in adolescents. A study published Monday examined data from 1,533 kids ages 12 to 19 who underwent hearing tests as...

 

N.C. Woman to Marry 1 Year After Paralyzing Accident

RALEIGH, N.C. - A year after she was paralyzed in poolside horseplay at her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman knows one thing she would change about her life before the injury. "I wish we had danced together more because I love dancing so...

Fox News, 17:08 in Health
 

Cisco to lay off 6,500 employees to cut costs

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. is laying off 6,500 employees - about 9 percent of its work force - as it follows up on a plan announced in May to eliminate thousands of jobs in an effort to cut costs and raise...

 

Missing the Butterflies (1 Letter)

RSS Feed Get Science News From The New York Times » To the Editor: Re “In Midwest, Flutters May Be Far Fewer” (July 12): Yes, flutters are far fewer, according to my unofficial gauge of insect numbers in Missouri - my windshield remains remarkably...

 

How Weight Can Tip the Scales of Your Marriage

How much does your weight actually affect your marriage? Well, results of a new study may surprise you. Researchers from the University of Tennessee followed 169 newlywed couples under the age of 35 over a four-year period in order to examine “the...

Fox News, 17:10 in Health
 

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