News archive from 22 May 2012

Front-runner in Mexico race pledges plurality

MEXICO CITY - The front-running candidate in the race for Mexico's July 1 presidential election is pledging to respect transparency and plurality if elected, things his Institutional Revolutionary Party was not known for during 71 years in power....

 

Obama: US making 'diligent progress' on Pakistan

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is making "diligent progress" on re-opening supply routes from Pakistan to Afghanistan.Obama and Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai spoke briefly with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Lawyer says soldier doesn't remember Iraq killings

SEATTLE (AP) — The lawyer for a sergeant charged with killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer in May 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq says it should not be a death penalty case.Attorney James Culp said Monday that Sgt. John Russell has no...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 

Wheat rises again, other grains settle mixed

Wheat futures rose again as traders remained worried about hot weather. Energy prices rose on positive economic signals from the U.S. and China.Wheat for July delivery rose 8.75 cents to settle at $7.04 a bushel Monday. Investors have been concerned...

Chron, 17:04 in Business
 
‘Good Afternoon America’: ABC to launch expansion of ‘GMA’ franchise with 2 p.m. telecast 

‘Good Afternoon America’: ABC to launch expansion of ‘GMA’ franchise with 2 p.m. telecast 

BY DAVID HINCKLEY ABC's "Good Morning America," fresh off its first victory over NBC's "Today Show" since the Clinton administration, is expanding to the afternoon. Starting July 9 and running for nine weeks, coanchors Lara Spencer...

 

Mass. considering new turbine noise regulations

BOSTON-Massachusetts environmental officials are considering new regulations that would require state review to determine if proposed wind turbines would be too noisy in generating power. The Boston Globe reported Monday (http://bo.st/LenJVS) that...

 

Brown: Bill aids kin of veteran business owners

BOSTON-U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is unveiling a bill he says will help provide additional benefits to the families of deceased veterans who were small business owners. Brown's bill would update the Department of Veteran Affairs' benefit code to help...

 
Adams Produce workers strike out at back-pay hearing

Adams Produce workers strike out at back-pay hearing

The Adams Produce workforce is still out about three weeks of pay after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. (The Birmingham News/ Tamika Moore)BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Terminated workers of bankrupt Adams Produce got no relief on unpaid wages...

 

Man wearing 'Scream' mask robs Kroger store in Novi

A man wearing a "Scream" style mask robbed a Kroger store in Novi late Sunday, police said. The man entered the store at 47650 Grand River Avenue, just west of Beck Road, at 11:58 p.m. He approached an employee, pulled out a handgun and...

 
Want to lower breast cancer risk? Lose a little weight

Want to lower breast cancer risk? Lose a little weight

For postmenopausal women who are obese, breast cancer is more likely. That's because fat tissue seems to behave essentially as an organ of the endocrine system, pumping out the hormone estrogen. And estrogen is a driver of many common breast cancers....

 

Final advice: Panel against routine prostate test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Healthy men shouldn't get routine prostate cancer screenings, says updated advice from a government panel that found the PSA blood tests do more harm than good.Despite strenuous protests from urologists, the U.S. Preventive Services...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 

Front-runner in Mexico race pledges plurality

MEXICO CITY-The front-running candidate in the race for Mexico's July 1 presidential election is pledging to respect transparency and plurality if elected, things his Institutional Revolutionary Party was not known for during 71 years in power. The...

 

Elbow woes land Rangers' Feliz on DL

SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers have placed pitcher Neftali Feliz on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. Feliz is 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA in eight games (seven starts) for Texas this season. To take Feliz's place on the roster, the...

 

12,500 police at Olympics as UK learns from riots

LONDON-British police will deploy around 12,500 officers to protect the Olympic Games after facing strong criticism for their lack of manpower and slow response to last year's U.K. riots. The Olympic operation, drawing officers from 52 forces across...

 

2 villages attacked in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic-A government official says assailants believed to be from Chad burned down two villages in the neighboring Central African Republic, killing three people. Ninga-Wong Mallo, a lawmaker from the African nation's...

 

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