News archive from 20 September 2011

Judge trumps recommendation, gives DPS exec 5-year sentence in school fraud

A federal judge today admonished a former Detroit Public Schools executive for looting millions from the cash-strapped school district in a kickback scheme, giving him a 60-month prison sentence for his crime, topping the prosecutor's recommended...

 

WHO: $1.20 a person could curb chronic diseases

LONDON (Reuters) - Poorer countries could introduce measures to prevent and treat millions of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and lung disease for a little as $1.20 per person per year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. In a...

 

Analysis: New drugs drive prostate cancer market

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Options for treating prostate cancer are expanding with the advent of novel, and more expensive, medicines, with key data expected soon for what could be one of the biggest new drugs. After surgery or radiation, prostate cancer...

 

Yankees' Rivera gets record 602nd career save

NEW YORK - Mariano Rivera has set the major league record with his 602nd save, closing out the New York Yankees' 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday. With fans standing and cheering from his first pitch in the ninth, Rivers retired Trevor...

 

Qualitest recalls birth control pills: FDA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling several lots of birth control pills because of a packaging error that could leave women at risk for unplanned pregnancy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. Select...

 

Packers Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins out for season after neck injury vs. Carolina

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Safety Nick Collins is out for the season after injuring his neck in the Green Bay Packers' victory at Carolina on Sunday. Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Collins spent the night in the hospital and arrived back in Green Bay...

 
Mariano Rivera gets record 602nd save, Yankees beat Twins

Mariano Rivera gets record 602nd save, Yankees beat Twins

NEW YORK - Mariano Rivera set the major league record with his 602nd career save, pitching a perfect ninth inning today to preserve the New York Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. With fans standing and cheering from his first pitch to his...

 

Person familiar with talks: Big East, Big 12 talking about ways to merge if Texas, OU leave

NEW YORK (AP) - A person involved in the discussions tells The Associated Press that school and conference officials from the Big East and Big 12 have been discussing ways to merge what's left of the two leagues if Texas and Oklahoma leave the Big...

 

In Iowa, Perry rips Romney over healthcare plan

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican Rick Perry ramped up his criticism of presidential rival Mitt Romney on Friday, describing the health plan Romney backed in Massachusetts as socialized medicine and a miserable failure. Perry, the Texas governor...

 
Hospitals, drugmakers lash out at Obama deficit plan

Hospitals, drugmakers lash out at Obama deficit plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. hospital and drug industries lashed out at provisions of President Barack Obama's deficit reduction plan that would saddle them with more than $200 billion in federal healthcare spending cuts. Lobbyists vowed to fight...

 

Scientists find way to "disarm" AIDS virus

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system and say their discovery may offer a new approach to developing a vaccine against AIDS. Researchers from the United States and Europe working in laboratories...

 

Big East, Big 12 officials talk merger

NEW YORK — A person involved in the discussions tells The Associated Press that school and conference officials from the Big East and Big 12 have been discussing ways to merge what's left of the two leagues if Texas and Oklahoma leave the Big 12. The...

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All-purpose ability could put Chris Rainey in Heisman conversation

GAINESVILLE - It was Florida DT Jaye Howard who said in the preseason that QB John Brantley should be in the Heisman Trophy conversation. While Brantley has improved, it's a different teammate that might be worthy of mention. Running back Chris Rainey...

 

Ex-wrestling exec to make 2nd Senate bid in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn.-Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon is returning to the political ring and making a second run for U.S. Senate in Connecticut. In a statement released Monday, the Republican said she plans to kick off her campaign Tuesday in...

 

Investor Talked to Mets but Buys Part of Yankees

Ray Bartoszek, a longtime Mets fan and former oil trader who was a finalist to buy a significant stake in the Mets earlier this year, has instead emerged as the newest limited partner with the Yankees, according to two people with knowledge of the...

 

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