News archive from 21 July 2012

4 injured in separate accidents across county

CULLMAN - Three automobile accidents left four people injured Thursday in Cullman County. At 10 p.m. a single-car accident on County Road 838, seven miles west of Cullman, left two passengers, Jessica Hill, 17, and Elizabeth Ross, 6 months, both of...

 

Warner Bros. grapples with Colo. shooting

NEW YORK - The movie industry grappled today with the deadly Colorado shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," as one of the most anticipated films in years became enmeshed with a horrifying tragedy. The shooting, which...

 

News Summary: Spain falls, Chipotle gets a beating

THE PAIN IN SPAIN: Spain was the epicenter of the latest European earthquake. A regional government there requested a financial lifeline and the Treasury minister predicted that the recession would drag on through next year. HOLY GUACAMOLE: Chipotle,...

 

Facebook stock falls 6 percent for the week

NEW YORK -- Facebook's stock has finished the week down more than 6 percent. It closed on Friday at $28.76, down 6.4 percent from a week ago. Since it went public in mid-May, the stock has been down for six weeks and up for three weeks. It's now 24...

 

Documents reveal details of Lejeune's toxic water

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina congressman says thousands of newly released documents about water contamination at Camp Lejeune add to the evidence that the military knew about and covered up the tainted water that is blamed for deaths and...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 

Charlotte among first cities to get new Nielsen system

Charlotte will be one of the first three cities in the nation to test a new TV ratings system, the marketing-measurement firm Nielsen announced Friday. This winter, installation of a new device called the Nielsen Code Reader will begin in Charlotte,...

 

'Boss: Season One' among new VOD, DVD releases

"Footnote" Sony, $30.99;Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Writer-director Joseph Cedar's foreign-language Oscar nominee is about academics who study the wordings of ancient texts, a fairly dry subject rendered here with some...

 

No new security measures planned at most movie cinemas in South Florida

In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Colorado, most area law enforcement authorities and movie theater operators are not taking any immediate additional security measures. But corporate officials at Cobb Theatres and Cinébistrowhich...

 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy takes veiled jab at Lions' Schwartz

The rivalry between the Lions and Packers isn't limited to the field - the coaches are trading barbs, as well.Lions coach Jim Schwartz started an exchange with Packers coach Mike McCarthy last month that is continuing through the offseason. Schwartz...

 

Toss mobile phones and entertain at home

Ladies and gentlemen, please put down your smart phones. Better yet, silence them. I need your full attention: Americans and their homes are having a charm crisis. Our collective attachment to electronics - whether to our high-definition televisions,...

 

How to stage a home so it sells quickly

Whenever folks hear about my living situation, they either respond with envy - "Where do I sign up?" - or horror - "You mean you have to make your bed every day?" Although being a live-in home stager has it perks - no mortgage, no...

 

Mets trade INF Quintanilla to O's

The New York Mets have traded infielder Omar Quintanilla to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations. The 30-year-old Quintanilla batted .257 with a home run and four RBI in 29 games with the Mets this season. He had been designated...

 

Chavez's gasoline rationing plan causes uproar

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As home to the world's cheapest gasoline, Venezuela has long had to contend with the hemorrhaging of supplies as smugglers haul gas across the border to cash in where the fuel costs far more.In neighboring Colombia, drivers...

Chron, 17:08 in World News
 

Corn, soybeans rise again as hot weather persists

Prices for corn and soybeans jumped again as forecasts call for more blistering heat in crop-growing regions across the U.S. Corn for September delivery jumped 16.75 cents to settle $8.245 a bushel, the second straight day of record highs. August...

 

Figures on government spending and debt

WASHINGTON- Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit July 19 15,835,334 Statutory debt limit 16,394,000 Total public debt...

 

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