News archive from 21 June 2012

News Summary: Dart aims at small car bulls-eye

WHAT'S NEW: The Dodge Dart, a sleek four-door compact that's hitting showrooms en masse this week. It's the first car designed jointly by Chrysler and its Italian owner, Fiat SpA.FEATURES: The Dart is built on the underpinnings of an Italian sports...

Chron, 17:02 in Business
 

Syrian Christians feel vulnerable as country burns

BEIRUT - Inside the besieged Syrian city of Homs, where hundreds of civilians are caught up in a fierce battle between rebels and government troops, a small group of Christians is making its own desperate pleas for safety. Christians, who make up...

 
House committee holds AG Holder in contempt

House committee holds AG Holder in contempt

WASHINGTON -- A House committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Justice Department documents. The straight party-line vote was 23-17. The vote followed a decision by President Barack...

 

Helium shortage deflates balloon business

Every child who visited Elizabeth House Flowers on South Boulevard used to walk out toting a free balloon. But a long-running global helium shortage means the company – along with other small businesses in Charlotte and around the country...

 

FDA panel unanimously backs Onyx cancer drug

WASHINGTON -- A federal panel of cancer specialists has unanimously recommended approval of an experimental drug from Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. for patients with advanced blood cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel voted 11-0, with one...

 
House committee holds AG Holder in contempt

House committee holds AG Holder in contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Justice Department documents.The straight party-line vote was 23-17.The vote followed a decision by President Barack...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Woman charged after tattoo argument, arson at Pontiac home

Pontiac- An argument over a tattoo application led a 32-year-old Pontiac woman to start a fire that damaged a home on Crescent Drive, according to authorities.Starr Burgess was arraigned in front of Judge Michael Martinez of 50th District Court on one...

 

State police: 8,050 citations in belt crackdown

State police say an annual Michigan enforcement crackdown on motorists who fail to use seat belts and child safety seats led to 8,050 citations. That's down about 1,000 from 2011. This year's Click It or Ticket campaign ran from May 21 to June 1....

 
Yonkers library worker who admitted to stealing $160K in overdue book fines sentenced to six months in jail

Yonkers library worker who admitted to stealing $160K in overdue book fines sentenced to six months in jail

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A New York library worker who admitted stealing more than $160,000 in overdue book fines and other revenue has been sentenced to six months in jail. The Westchester district attorney’s office says Yonkers resident Margo Reed will...

 

Judge blocks law to stop health care union dues

A judge blocked a new Michigan law Wednesday that's aimed at ending union dues paid by home health care workers who are private contractors and not public employees. The decision by U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds was a defeat for Republican...

 
Court date for Etan Patz murder suspect postponed to give prosecutors, defense more time to investigate 

Court date for Etan Patz murder suspect postponed to give prosecutors, defense more time to investigate 

The confessed killer of 6-year-old Etan Patz will not appear in court on Monday, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office. "The purpose of the adjournment is to allow all parties to proceed with their investigations in a measured and...

 
It’s do or die in Bed-Stuy for two Congressional candidates  

It’s do or die in Bed-Stuy for two Congressional candidates  

The battle for a Brooklyn Congressional seat will likely hinge on one neighborhood in the sprawling and diverse new district- Bedford-Stuyvesant, political insiders say. With record low turnout expected for the June 26 Demoratic primary to replace...

 

Fla. investigation calls email deletions oversight

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida authorities say they have not found any wrongdoing in the deletion of emails written and sent by Gov. Rick Scott and members of his transition team. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Wednesday released the...

 
Deputies: Two men sought in connection to May homicide

Deputies: Two men sought in connection to May homicide

Orange County homicide detectives are looking for two people of interest in the shooting death of DeAnthony Ryles last month. Detectives identified the persons of interest as 23-year-old Lorenzo Holmes and 22-year-old Willie Bryant III. DeAnthony...

 

Senator sees Goodell, calls off bounty hearing

WASHINGTON -- A high-ranking senator is calling off a proposed hearing on bounties in professional sports because he is satisfied with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's response to the issue, including setting up an anonymous hotline. Sen. Dick Durbin...

 

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