News archive from 21 April 2012, page 4

Robert Bashara gives handwriting sample to Michigan State Police

Robert Bashara gives handwriting sample to Michigan State Police

Taylor - Robert Bashara spent more than three hours at a Michigan State Police post Friday afternoon providing a court-ordered handwriting sample in the murder investigation of his wife, Jane.The Grosse Pointe Park man arrived in an SUV at the Taylor...

 

Senator Brown calls for more tax accountability

Days after this year's Tax Day deadline U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has released a message for the Bay State focusing on legislation he introduced to hold the government accountable on tax issues. The Taxpayer Receipt Act, introduced by Brown and Florida...

 

Libyan government takes control of Tripoli airport

TRIPOLI, Libya -- The Libyan government assumed control Friday of the country's main international airport, taking over from militia fighters who had been providing security for months in the absence of an official force to do the job. The handover...

 

What is PA-12 and why is worrying automakers?

DETROIT -- Who knew that an obscure chemical called PA-12 would be so important to the auto business? It's a key ingredient in nylon used to make plastic auto parts, pipelines and other items. The resin is made by only a handful of companies, and an...

 

Warren man, 22, convicted of raping boy, 12, at knifepoint

A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of raping a 12-year-old boy at knifepoint in Warren last year. DaJuan Gratton of Warren was convicted Friday of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving someone under the age of 13 and one...

 

A look at how 'just-in-time' parts supply works

The auto industry's switch to a just-in-time delivery system saves money, but has left it vulnerable when parts supplies are interrupted by natural disasters, fires or other incidents. Here's a quick look at the system. HOW IT WORKS: Automakers and...

 

Airliner crashes in Pakistan; 127 aboard

KARACHI, Pakistan - An airliner on an internal flight crashed Thursday near Islamabad, with 127 people on board, after trying to land in poor weather, officials and media reports said. Bodies and parts of the plane lay scattered over a wide area in...

 

Wis. gives $765,000 in bonuses despite budget hole

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker established a program that has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in merit raises and bonuses to some state workers even as he preached cost-cutting and pushed through a law reducing most public workers'...

 

Libyan government takes control of Tripoli airport

TRIPOLI, Libya - The Libyan government assumed control Friday of the country's main international airport, taking over from militia fighters who had been providing security for months in the absence of an official force to do the job. The handover...

 

Fla. Gov. signs off on new state university

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida is getting a 12th state university. Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill that calls for transforming a current branch campus of the University of South Florida in Lakeland into a stand-alone university. The move would...

 
George Zimmerman $150,000 bail OK'd but his apology said self serving

George Zimmerman $150,000 bail OK'd but his apology said "self serving"

View full sizeFILE - In this Thursday, April 12, 2012 file photo, George Zimmerman, right, stands next to a Seminole County Deputy during a court hearing in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon...

 

Airliner crashes in Pakistan; 127 aboard

KARACHI, Pakistan An airliner on an internal flight crashed Thursday near Islamabad, with 127 people on board, after trying to land in poor weather, officials and media reports said. Bodies and parts of the plane lay scattered over a wide area in...

 

Libyan government takes control of Tripoli airport

TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan government assumed control Friday of the country's main international airport, taking over from militia fighters who had been providing security for months in the absence of an official force to do the job. The handover...

 
Sri Lankan woman accused of casting spell on 13-year-old girl could face death 

Sri Lankan woman accused of casting spell on 13-year-old girl could face death 

A Sri Lankan woman was arrested on suspicion of casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia — and faces beheading if convicted of witchcraft. “The punishment is always beheading for anyone found guilty of witchcraft,” Waleed Abu al-Khair, a...

 

Senator Brown calls for more tax accountability

Days after this year's Tax Day deadline U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has released a message for the Bay State focusing on legislation he introduced to hold the government accountable on tax issues. The Taxpayer Receipt Act, introduced by Brown and Florida...

 

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