News archive from 20 November 2013

53 Michigan school districts face higher borrowing costs this year

More than 50 school districts across Michigan have had their credit ratings downgraded by Moody's Investors Service this year, a trend that will hit districts directly in the pocketbook if they need to borrow money. Moody's released a report today...

 

House panel to probe unemployment data

WASHINGTON -- A House panel plans to investigate allegations in a published report that workers in the Census Bureau fabricated data used to prepare monthly unemployment reports. The probe comes in response to a report Monday in the New York Post that...

 

Holder promises decision soon in Martin case

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will soon announce a decision on whether to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. The death of the unarmed 17-year-old in...

 

Ray's Food parent plans to close third of stores

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Under pressure from big-box competitors, the parent company of Ray's Food Place groceries has filed for protection in federal bankruptcy court, saying it plans to reorganize and close or sell a third of its stores. The Medford Mail...

 

Argentina's feared Commerce Secretary Moreno quits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina's feared commerce secretary has quit. Guillermo Moreno was a pit-bull for President Cristina Fernandez. He tried to jail economists for publishing independent inflation numbers, and broke up board meetings of the...

 

Chiefs release DT Toribio, sign DT Love

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have released defensive tackle Anthony Toribio and signed former New England Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love. The Chiefs made the moves Tuesday, two days after a loss to the Denver Broncos. Toribio joined...

 

Winter Classic expected to draw 107,000-plus fans

DETROIT -- The NHL's 2014 Winter Classic is officially sold out. NHL and Detroit Red Wings executives made the announcement Tuesday, saying some single tickets are available. The Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs are expected play in front of...

 

Hawaii AD hospitalized after intervening in fight

HONOLULU -- University of Hawaii officials say Athletics Director Ben Jay suffered process fractures in his back and bleeding around one of his kidneys after trying to break up a weekend fight that broke out at a women's basketball game. University...

 

Butler wins tiebreaker to earn FCS playoff spot

INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler is heading to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the first time in school history. The Bulldogs (9-3, 7-1) finished in a tie with Marist for the Pioneer Football League crown. But conference officials announced...

 

Fabiola Santiago: A tent revival for readers

When it comes to reading, I'm an evangelist. Books love you. Books never abandon you. Books show you the way. I steal every minute I can from this harried life ruled by 140-character bites of near-truths and untruths, of status reports high on vanity...

 

World Cup Qualifiers

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN — Costa Rica, Honduras, United States EUROPE — Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland SOUTH...

 

U.S. falls to Austria in friendly

Vienna, Austria (SportsNetwork.com) - Marc Janko scored the only goal of the match on Tuesday as Austria held on for a 1-0 victory over the United States in an international friendly at the Ernst Happel Stadium. Coming off a lackluster scoreless draw...

 
Cristiano Ronaldo outshines Zlatan Ibrahimovic to send Portugal to World Cup 

Cristiano Ronaldo outshines Zlatan Ibrahimovic to send Portugal to World Cup 

SOLNA, Sweden (AP) — Portugal qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a superb hat trick from Cristiano Ronaldo secured a 3-2 win over Sweden and a 4-2 victory on aggregate in their playoff. After a hesitant first half in which the Real...

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School bus overturns in Hope Township, injuring driver, 5 children

HOPE TOWNSHIP - A western Michigan school official says a bus taking carrying children to class crashed, injuring the driver and five of her passengers. MLive.com reports that the Barry County sheriff's department says the bus went into a ditch and...

 

144 lb. of suspected cocaine seized at Ambassador Bridge

DETROIT - U.S. border authorities say they seized 144 pounds of suspected cocaine sealed in the cab of a truck preparing to cross the Ambassador Bridge to Canada. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its agents were inspecting a tractor-trailer...

 

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