News archive from 20 March 2012

China explores Bolivia lithium investments

China explores Bolivia lithium investments

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- China is exploring possible investments to help develop Bolivia's reserves of lithium and other minerals, the Chinese ambassador said. Ambassador Shen Zhi Liang said that many Chinese companies are considering investments. He noted...

 

Panel says problem schools hurt nation's security

WASHINGTON - The nation's security and economic prosperity is at risk if America's schools don't improve, warns a task force led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein, the former chancellor of New York City's school system. The...

 

Audit finds deep financial problems at Surprise City Hall

Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott gave her first State of the City speech Monday morning, revealing that the city's financial problems are far worse than had been known. The city knew it would have to repay $73 million that had been misallocated over the...

 

Confusion clouded billboard law's passage

When state Rep. Becky Carney voted last year to give billboard companies more power to cut trees that obstruct signs, the Charlotte Democrat thought the bill preserved the city's final right to protect the landscape. Carney said she followed the lead...

 
Romney seeks primary-fight breaking point in Ill.

Romney seeks primary-fight breaking point in Ill.

CHICAGO (AP) — His confidence surging, Mitt Romney pointedly ignored his Republican rivals on the eve of Tuesday's high-stakes primary election in Illinois and turned his fire instead on the Democrat he hopes to oust in the fall.Romney pushed into...

Chron, 18:04 in Politics
 

Ethics panel answers racing director questions

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has concluded that the incoming head of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission can be involving in the thoroughbred racing industry in other states without creating a conflict of interest. The...

 
Chess dominated student's mind, then changed his life

Chess dominated student's mind, then changed his life

If it weren't for a classic board game, Dominique Myers' life might be headed down an entirely different, dangerous path. But, says Myers, a 20-year old Charlotte native, he discovered chess at age 7 – and has never turned back. Myers was...

 
Whitney Houston's daughter wearing mother's ring

Whitney Houston's daughter wearing mother's ring

NEW YORK -- Bobbi Kristina Brown has been spotted wearing a sparkly bauble on her ring finger, but she's not planning on getting married anytime soon. A rep for Brown's mother, the late Whitney Houston, says the 19-year-old is "simply wearing her...

 
Bay City Western's Matt Costello is Mr. Basketball

Bay City Western's Matt Costello is Mr. Basketball

Matt Costello was driving home from Columbus on Saturday, after watching Michigan State's first NCAA tournament game the night before, when he heard two words no teenager wants to hear when he is behind the wheel: “Pull over." But the person...

 
Bridge Co. wires $16M to state to complete long-delayed Gateway Project

Bridge Co. wires $16M to state to complete long-delayed Gateway Project

As ordered, the Detroit International Bridge Company, owner of the Ambassador Bridge, today wired $16 million to the Michigan Department of Transportation to pay to complete the long-delayed Gateway project. Wayne County Circuit Judge Prentis Edwards...

 

Stepdad faces more mental exams before murder trial in woman's death

Rahim Alfetlawi will undergo further mental examinations before facing trial in the shooting death last April of his 20-year-old stepdaughter, Jessica Mokdad. Alfetlawi, an Iraqi refugee, has already been deemed competent to stand trial, said...

 

Pirates seeking new QB in spring practice

GREENVILLE For the first time in three years, the East Carolina football team won't be introducing a new offensive or defensive scheme in spring practice. Now that the Pirates have some playbook continuity, the big challenge for third-year coach...

 

AARP: Tell us what you really want from Medicare, Social Security

In an election year sure to be filled with debate on Social Security and Medicare, the AARP Monday launched a national “listening tour” in Miami and three other cities to offer members the opportunity to speak out on what many...

 
Animal rights group calls on Aqueduct Racetrack to be  shut down amid alarmingly high numbers of horse fatalites 

Animal rights group calls on Aqueduct Racetrack to be  shut down amid alarmingly high numbers of horse...

A coalition of Animal Rights Organizations will launch a protest to ask that Aqueduct Racetrack be shut down until it can guarantee the public that there will be no more injuries or deaths at the track. The movement, led by Dr. Wayne Johnson of...

Daily News, 18:09 in Sport
 
Miguel Cabrera needs stitches to close gash on face after Tigers third baseman is hit by batted ball 

Miguel Cabrera needs stitches to close gash on face after Tigers third baseman is hit by batted ball 

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Miguel Cabrera looked like a prize fighter on the wrong end of a right hook. Cabrera left Monday’s 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies with a bloody face after a hard grounder from Hunter Pence hit Detroit’s six-time All-Star near...

Daily News, 18:09 in Sport
 

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