News archive from 20 February 2013

Mario Lopez expecting another baby with wife Courtney

Mario Lopez expecting another baby with wife Courtney

Mario Lopez's wife Courtney is pregnant! This will be the second baby for the "Extra" host and his wife, who were married last December in Punta Mita, Mexico. The baby announcement was made on Lopez's show, which tapes daily at the Grove in...

 

Mother of 4-year-old who shot herself charged with child abuse

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged the mother of a 4-year-old who accidently shot herself with negligent child abuse. Marsharier Littlejohn, 36, was arrested on the felony charge Monday. Police responded to her North Davidson Avenue apartment...

 
Not much urgency to avoid automatic spending cuts

Not much urgency to avoid automatic spending cuts

WASHINGTON -- Ten days before a new deadline for broad, automatic government spending cuts, the sense of urgency that surrounded other recent fiscal crises is absent. Government agencies are preparing to absorb an $85 billion hit to their budgets, and...

 

Dr. Drew defends 'Celebrity Rehab' after Mindy McCready's death

In the wake of Mindy McCready's apparent suicide on Sunday in Arkansas, Dr. Drew Pinsky of "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" was defending the show Tuesday and explaining how things can go wrong with addiction treatment. In a call-in...

 

Suit: Hospital granted request for no black nurses

FLINT, Mich. -- An African-American nurse claims a Michigan hospital agreed to a man's request that no black nurses care for his newborn. Forty-nine-year-old Tonya Battle tells the Detroit Free Press she didn't know how to react when she learned about...

 

Wind advisory canceled but evening will still be breezy, snowy

A wind advisory for southeast Michigan has been canceled, but expect it to remain breezy and potentially snowy as the afternoon commute starts. Wind gusts reached a high of 43 m.p.h. in Ypsilanti, according to meteorologist Dave Kook of the National...

 

CoupTessa files for bankruptcy

CoupTessa, a Miami daily deal site, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 1. The site, which launched in July 2010, listed $64,531 in assets and $738,392 in liabilities. Among the creditors dozens of South Florida salons, spas, restaurants...

 

Flint hospital denies it honored request that African-American nurses not care for baby

The head of Hurley Medical Center in Flint this afternoon denied allegations that hospital officials relented to a father's request that African-American nurses not tend to his baby. Rather, when the father showed a nursing supervisor his swastika...

 

TradeStation tops lists in magazine awards

TradeStation, an online broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, based in Plantation, said it topped all other brokers in six major categories in the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards given by Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine....

 

Payments processor TSYS buying NetSpend for $1.4B

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Payments processor Total System Services Inc. is bulking up in the fast-growing prepaid card market, buying debit card provider NetSpend Holdings Inc. for about $1.4 billion in cash. TSYS will pay $16 per share of NetSpend, the...

 

News Summary: Talk of mergers sends stocks higher

MORE DEALS: Talk of more deal-making is sending stock prices higher Tuesday, putting the Dow Jones industrial average within reach of its record high. Reports that retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax are discussing a merger come after big corporate...

 

'Biggest Loser's' Francelina + Jeff: 'We have something special'

Fans of "The Biggest Loser's" Francelina, fear not. If you were thinking "Why does Francelina have to go home? Why can't it be Gina? know this: Francelina says she's happy -- in a bittersweet sort of way -- that it was her time to go....

 
State treasurer: 'We gave the city every chance'

State treasurer: 'We gave the city every chance'

Detroit- A state team reviewing Detroit's finances unanimously told Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday that Michigan's largest city is in a financial emergency and the city has "no satisfactory" plan to resolve the crisis.According to the review...

 
Detroit teen charged with sex assault on girl, 15, in Kingswood Hospital

Detroit teen charged with sex assault on girl, 15, in Kingswood Hospital

Royal Oak Township - Oakland County prosecutors have charged a Detroit teen with sexual assaulting a 15-year-old girl while both were patients in Kingswood Hospital.James Lee Hampton, 17, was arraigned Tuesday on one count of third-degree criminal...

 
Drug overdose deaths rise for 11th straight year; most are accidents involving prescription painkillers: gov't report

Drug overdose deaths rise for 11th straight year; most are accidents involving prescription painkillers:...

Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines. In 2010, there were 38,329 drug overdose deaths...

 

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