News archive from 22 July 2011

Feds investigate Rep. Rivera on casino contract

Feds investigate Rep. Rivera on casino contract

Federal investigators have opened a second criminal probe of U.S. Rep. David Rivera, examining undisclosed payments from a Miami gambling enterprise to a company tied to the Republican congressman, The Miami Herald has learned. Agents with the FBI and...

 

Check on missing soldier finds devices to grow pot

LAWTON, Okla. - Authorities checking on the welfare of a Fort Sill Army soldier have found a large indoor marijuana growing operation in the man's apartment. Fort Sill spokeswoman Emily Kelley on Thursday identified the soldier as Staff Sgt. Robert M....

Chron, 17:04 in Regional
 

Houston's red-light cam tickets start Sunday

Houston police will resume issuing civil violations to motorists for running red lights at 12:01 a.m. Sunday at the 70 intersections monitored by surveillance cameras, Police Chief Charles McClelland said today. McClelland said he decided to “start...

Chron, 17:04 in Regional
 

European debt deal sends markets higher

NEW YORK - News that European leaders are drawing up a new rescue plan for Greece is driving stock indexes higher. European officials say they'll give Greece a new package of rescue loans. They also plan to lower interest rates and lengthen payback...

Chron, 17:05 in Business
 

City National posts $12.3 million in net income

City National Bank of Florida on Thursday reported $12.3 million in second quarter net income, compared to a loss of $34.3 million in the second quarter of 2010. The bank attributed its results in part to its diversification strategy, saying it closed...

 

Developer pays off Trump twoers mortgage

Developer Dezer Properties says it has paid off the mortgage on Trump Towers II and III in Sunny Isles Beach, a year-and-a-half after assuming the existing $265 million loan from a partnership with The Related Group. Last year, Wells Fargo extended...

 

The evolution of Turtle on HBO's 'Entourage'

NEW YORK -- Jerry Ferrara's "Entourage" character was first introduced as a pot-smoking slacker, living with his movie star friend, working as his chauffeur and enjoying the perks of being so close to fame. In the eighth and final season,...

 

Canada releases names of suspected war criminals

TORONTO -- Canada has released the names of 30 suspected war criminals the government says entered the country illegally. The government launched a website Thursday identifying the suspects, who are from a variety of countries, and is asking the...

 

Debt talks showcase Obama's persistence, analysts say

WASHINGTON -- In a presidency filled with defining moments, historians suggest the legacy of the debt ceiling showdown may be the steady persistence shown by Barack Obama. He has offered to meet with lawmakers at the White House "every single...

 

Nucor sees 2Q profit, predicts 3Q dip

Charlotte-based Nucor, the largest U.S. steelmaker, reported an increase Thursday in its second-quarter earnings as demand improved in the automotive, heavy equipment and manufacturing industries. But the company predicts a third-quarter downturn, as...

 

Rockies OF Gonzalez leaves game during fifth-inning at-bat holding his right wrist

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has left Thursday's game during his at-bat in the fifth inning. Gonzalez fouled off a pitch and grabbed his right wrist after his swing. He crouched near the Rockies' dugout while being...

 

Miami mayor, manager expect to reduce employee furlough proposal

Miami City Manager Johnny Martinez said Thursday he has no plans to fill the chief financial officer slot created by last month's departure of Larry Spring. Instead, the city's budget and finance directors will report directly to the city manager,...

 

AP Interview: Planes still top of terror wish list

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says aviation is still the top terror target, 10 years after the 9/11 attacks. Security enhancements at airports are among the most obvious changes since the attacks in 2001. New measures have...

 

Canada releases names of suspected war criminals

TORONTO Canada has released the names of 30 suspected war criminals the government says entered the country illegally. The government launched a website Thursday identifying the suspects, who are from a variety of countries, and is asking the public...

 
Carolyn Hax: The burden of being an ‘unwanted child’

Carolyn Hax: The burden of being an ‘unwanted child’

Hi, Carolyn: Is it ever okay to tell a teen that if their parent(s) had a say, then he would have been aborted? How about if a teen thinks his deceased parent (three years ago) was wonderful and his mother is the enemy, whereas the truth is the...

 

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