News archive from 22 August 2012

Progress made on metro Detroit transit system

Progress made on metro Detroit transit system

Ann Arbor – An announcement on the creation of a regional transit authority which would also operate a light-rail line in Detroit could be only weeks away, officials gathered in Ann Arbor said today. There have been a series of meetings on both...


Football practice report: Former Apopka starter is key addition for Orangewood

Orangewood Christian again figures to dress out just over 30 players in its second season under Orange County coaching legend Bill Gierke. The difference is, all will be 10th- to 12th-graders as the Maitland school has added a freshman team for the...

Decline in circumcision rate could cost billions: study

Decline in circumcision rate could cost billions: study

Declining rates of circumcision among newborn boys in the U.S. could add up to billions of dollars in unnecessary medical costs for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, a new study warns. Rates of male circumcision have been falling steadily in...


AAA: 33M Americans plan to travel over Labor Day

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans plan to hit the road this Labor Day weekend despite rising gas prices. Thirty three million people will travel 50 miles or more, a 2.9 percent increase from last year, according to AAA, a federation of auto clubs...


Lawyer: Son of CEO not a target in brokerage fraud

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A lawyer for an Iowa brokerage firm says his client does not expect to be charged in connection with the alleged fraud scheme that his father carried out. Attorney Nicholas Iavarone said Tuesday that investigators told Peregrine...


Euro jumps to 7-week high against dollar

NEW YORK -- Hopes that the European Central Bank will reach a deal to help its troubled countries pushed the euro to a seven-week high against the dollar Tuesday. Traders also bought the euro after Spain paid lower interest rates at a bond auction....

MLB Players Association chief Michael Weiner being  treated for brain tumor 

MLB Players Association chief Michael Weiner being  treated for brain tumor 

Union chief Michael Weiner began treatment for a brain tumor on Monday, the Major League Baseball Players Association said in a statement released on Tuesday. The treatments are expected to last for about a month, the union said, and the 50-year-old...

Daily News, 17:03 in Sport

Non-profit mental centers have questionable claims

A troubling new report on for-profit mental health centers reveals nearly all of those in Houston have "questionable" Medicare claims, confirming many of the problems first reported by the Houston Chronicle nearly a year ago. The report from...

Chron, 17:04 in Regional

Mosquito spraying planned to combat West Nile spread

About 63,000 acres of Harris County will have an aerial mosquito spraying Wednesday evening, in response to what county public health officials call the worst outbreak of West Nile disease since 2006. The Harris County Public Health &...

Chron, 17:04 in Regional

Doctor behind Todd Akin's rape theory was a Romney surrogate in 2007

WASHINGTON -- After saying he "can't defend" Rep. Todd Akin's suggestion that women don't get pregnant from rape, Mitt Romney stepped up his rebuke on Tuesday when he called on Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race. But archives...


Tropical Storm Isaac forms; Fla. may be in track

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac has formed in the Atlantic with a track that could possibly take it toward Florida where the Republican National Convention will be held next week.Storm warnings have been issued Tuesday across a swath...

Chron, 17:06 in World News

AP NewsAlert

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Augusta National, home of Masters, admits first 2 women members: Condoleezza Rice, Darla Moore.

Chron, 17:06 in World News

What do you trust?

The Capital Survey Research Center, which does polling for the Alabama Education Association, has done a statewide confidence survey since 1999 to identify the organizations and institutions in which Alabamians have the greatest confidence. The...


Paul adds delegates in Louisiana compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ron Paul is picking up more delegates to the Republican National Convention after his supporters reached a compromise over disputed delegates from Louisiana.Charlie Davis, who served as Paul's campaign chairman in Louisiana,...

Chron, 17:08 in Politics

Many Americans see specialists for primary care: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two in five adults in the U.S. are getting general healthcare from specialist doctors, according to a new study showing that figure held steady for nearly a decade. Researchers found that in 1999 and 2007, approximately 59...


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