News archive from 23 February 2012

Obama seeks corporate tax rate cut, loophole limit

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama rolled out a corporate tax overhaul plan today that lowers rates but also eliminates loopholes and subsidies cherished by the business world. A long-shot for action in an election year, the plan nevertheless stamps...

 

Escaped inmate caught

An inmate who fled from a Wayne County Sheriff’s Office transport van last week was caught this afternoon, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said. Officials said Thursday that Kcajun Juromill Burton escaped near Lawton and West Warren in Detroit while...

 

Ash Wednesday services held in metro Detroit

With his right thumb, the Rev. Steven Kelly smudged ashes in the shape of a cross on the foreheads of worshipers knelt before a wooden table in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Detroit. As he performed the traditional Ash Wednesday ritual today, the...

 

Virginia lawmakers OK revised requirement for abortions

PORTSMOUTH, Virginia (Reuters) - Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday passed a revised ultrasound requirement for women seeking abortions after Republican Governor Bob McDonnell shifted his stance on the measure. The vote by the House of Delegates approved...

 

Judge denies kosher hot dog vendor's lawsuit against NY Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge has ruled in favor of the New York Mets in a ballpark dispute over kosher hot dogs. Kosher Sports Inc. had sued the Queens Ballpark Company, the team subsidiary that operates Citi Field, in 2010. The food vendor claimed...

 
Cavs 101, Pistons 100: Notes from Tuesday's loss

Cavs 101, Pistons 100: Notes from Tuesday's loss

AT QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, CLEVELAND WHAT HAPPENED: The Pistons entered the fourth quarter with a 77-66 lead, but Cleveland torched them for 32 points in the final period. Kyrie Irving scored 17 points in the final stanza, including a three-pointer with...

 

Oil prices rise on continued concern about Iran

NEW YORK - Oil prices rose today on the expectation that world supplies could be squeezed further because of ongoing tensions with Iran. Iran, the world’s third-biggest oil exporter, has been in a standoff with the West over its nuclear program. After...

 

Nogales teacher accused of transporting meth-cocaine

A man who told police officers he is a teacher at a charter school in Nogales, Ariz., was arrested Tuesday night after more than 19 pounds of methamphetamines and 12 pounds of cocaine were found inside his car. Ricardo Siqueiros, 32, was stopped by an...

 
Oscars 2012: A year of comfort

Oscars 2012: A year of comfort

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When the curtain rises on the Oscars this Sunday, nervous anticipation will, as usual, fill the theater at the world's top film awards, but this year movie fans can relax. After years of trying to jazz up the Academy Awards...

 

Fed judge says Washington state can’t make pharmacies sell Plan B

TACOMA, Wash. - Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the state’s true goal was to suppress religious objections by druggists - not to promote timely access...

 

Eatonville's 'Zora' Festival reports profit for first time in several years

The annual Zora! Festival in January made a profit for the first time in several years while attracting thousands of people to downtown Eatonville. Organizers say they have about $17,000 left after paying all expenses related to the event, which...

 

Temple reportedly close to joining Big East in 2012

ORLANDO - Temple is reportedly close to rejoining the Big East as a full sports member in 2012, according to CBSSports.com and the New York Times. The Owls, who were one of the Big East's original eight football members in 1991 but were booted out for...

 
Kasey Kahne sent to a backup car after wrecking in Daytona 500 practice

Kasey Kahne sent to a backup car after wrecking in Daytona 500 practice

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kasey Kahne was forced to a backup car Wednesday after a wreck in practice for the Daytona 500. Kahne's new Chevrolet spun through the grass at Daytona International Speedway after Juan Pablo Montoya tapped the back of his...

 

Bankruptcy judge approves new round of Solyndra bonuses

WILMINGTON, Del. - A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved close to $370,000 in bonuses for certain employees of Solyndra LLC, a solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar loan from the federal government before declaring...

 

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