News archive from 22 April 2011

NYC Sues Internet Over Sales of Tax-Free Cigarettes

NEW YORK -- New Yorkers hoping to avoid the nation's highest cigarette taxes have long turned to the Internet as a source for cheap smokes, but few bought as often, or as much, as Roza Budansky, according to city officials. Over a three-year period,...

Fox News, 17:05 in Politics
Budget Panel: Obama Deficit Plan Saves Less Than Advertised

Budget Panel: Obama Deficit Plan Saves Less Than Advertised

A leading panel of budget experts estimated Thursday that President Obama's latest spending plan does not save as much money as the White House initially claimed and is about $1.5 trillion more expensive than the Republican plan.

Fox News, 17:05 in Politics

2 brothers' lives upended in Libyan fight

ABOARD THE IONIAN SPIRIT-The scene was testimony to the wrenching changes war brings. It turned Dr. Ali Salhi, a Libyan dentist, into a battlefield medic. In a ship's corridor transformed into an intensive care unit, the patient he hovered over was...


Arizona's best high school girls track and field programs

Which school has the best high school girls track and field program in Arizona over the past 25 seasons? Chandler Valley Christian. Safford. Queen Creek. Chandler. Glendale Cactus. Tempe Prep. Phoenix South Mountain. Avondale Westview. Mesa Mountain...

AZCentral, 17:07 in Sport

Police Question Man Who Barged Into Colorado Elementary School, Forcing Evacuation

DEVELOPING: Authorities have in custody a man they say barged into a Littleton, Co., elementary school Thursday, forcing students and staff members to evacuate the building.

Fox News, 17:09 in Crime

Taser ekes out small first-quarter profit

Scottsdale-based Taser International Inc. said Thursday it posted lower revenue during the first quarter 2011, but managed to eke out a small profit thanks to cost-cutting and improving sales of new products. Sales were $23.1 million during the...


Texas Senate committee approves 2-year budget plan

AUSTIN, Texas-A Texas Senate committee on Thursday approved the use of $3 billion from the state's Rainy Day Fund to help bring into balance the $176 billion state budget proposal for the next two years. In all funds, the Senate plan would still make...


Ohio AG says alcohol energy drink entices youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio-Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has joined his counterparts from other states in demanding changes to a new fruit-flavored energy drink that's 12 percent alcohol. DeWine said in a statement Thursday that consuming a standard...


Okla. AG says alcohol energy drinks entice youth

OKLAHOMA CITY-Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is joining with other state attorneys general to reduce the alcohol content of a new fruit-flavored energy product that contains nearly five times the alcohol of a typical drink. Attorneys general...


Hickenlooper marks 100 days as Colo. governor

DENVER-When Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper took office in January, he promised a laser-like focus on jobs and the economy. On Thursday, as he marked his first 100 days, he said that's still his top priority. "We have to partner with...


How states fared on unemployment aid, at a glance

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 403,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose for the second straight week to 399,000. No states...


Summary Box: Fewer people seek unemployment aid

APPLICATIONS DOWN: Unemployment benefit applications fell to a seasonally adjusted 403,000 last week, the government said Thursday. The decline partially reversed a jump from the previous week, which economists said was largely the result of a...


Pa. casino opening hotel; others may follow

BETHLEHEM, Pa.-Nearly a year after lucrative table games arrived in Pennsylvania, casinos here are starting to add "stay" to "play," building luxurious hotels meant to entice high-rolling patrons to linger longer and gamble more....


Mr. X: British courts shield stars in sex cases

LONDON-A topless model has juicy details of a six-month affair with a married soccer star. A prostitute wants to dish the dirt about a sex romp with a British actor. But British courts have gagged the women and journalists from reporting the lurid...


Official: Biden invites Putin to US

MOSCOW-A spokesman for Vladimir Putin says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has invited the Russian prime minister to the U.S. Dmitry Peskov says the two spoke on the phone Thursday, following up on Biden's visit to Moscow last month that was aimed at...


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