News archive from 23 August 2013

Clinton Twp. mortgage firm accused of discriminating against disabled couple

The federal government today charged a Clinton Township-based mortgage broker with discriminating against a disabled couple by requiring them to provide medical information in order to qualify for a loan. According to the U.S. Department of Housing...

 
Crop insurance available to tart cherry growers

Crop insurance available to tart cherry growers

LANSING - Some tart cherry growers in Michigan now can buy federal crop insurance as protection against losses. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow made the announcement Thursday. The Michigan Democrat chairs the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and...

 

Telemundo not televising Cowboys game, Time Warner Cable customers officially blacked out

The past two weeks Cowboys fans with Time Warner Cable have had an unlikely savior: Telemundo. But it won't be that way this week. CBS owns the rights to all locally broadcast Cowboys preseason games but the channel is still in a dispute with Time...

Dallas News, 19:00 in Sport
 
Tony Bennett to attend March on Washington

Tony Bennett to attend March on Washington

NEW YORK -- Tony Bennett plans to travel to the nation's capital to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. as the March on Washington marks its 50th year. Bennett, who marched with the civil rights leader in Selma, Ala., in 1965, is scheduled to...

 

One dip into 401(K) savings often leads to another

Some people can't seem to stop at just one. After workers borrow money from their 401(k) retirement account, they may find that it becomes easier to come back for another loan – and perhaps even another. And yet another one after that....

 

Get smart on crime, not just ‘tough'

In Florida, “tough on crime” has evolved into “ignoring the facts,” “beholden to prison builders” and “holding on to my seat in the Legislature for dear life.” Add...

 

Ex-official in voucher scheme gets year in prison

DETROIT -- A 42-year-old former housing official has been given a year in prison in a Detroit bribery case. The U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit says Angela Reed was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Abele Cook. Reed pleaded guilty in...

 

Duke's football team breaks camp amid high optimism

DURHAM Duke entered its preseason camp with an abundance of optimism and high expectations. And as the camp portion of the season comes to a close, nothing had changed in that regard. “As coaches, you always feel good about your plan and...

 

UCLA football: Anthony Barr returns to practice, as spectator

UCLA All-American linebacker Anthony Barr returned to practice Thursday, but only to watch. Barr, who suffered a yet-to-be-announced injury, walked into Spaulding Field with a helmet, shoulder pads and cleats. He was injured Tuesday after he appeared...

 
Singer Brandy performs for about 40 people in 90,000-person arena

Singer Brandy performs for about 40 people in 90,000-person arena

Brandy reportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week. The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were...

 

Disney World offers unions an early contract extension

Walt Disney World has offered its largest union group an early contract extension, in a bid to lock in some labor certainty while it grapples with federal health-care reform. Disney has proposed a 16-month extension to the Service Trades Council, a...

 
Outgoing FBI chief stands up for record on Wall Street fraud

Outgoing FBI chief stands up for record on Wall Street fraud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director Robert Mueller sought on Wednesday to dispel any perception among Americans that the bureau and the Justice Department let bankers go free after they helped bring about the U.S. financial crisis. The complexity of...

 
Group donates protective vests to law enforcement dogs

Group donates protective vests to law enforcement dogs

slideshow A year ago Deputy William Willis and Robbie, his Belgian Malinois, were out apprehending an armed suspect when he realized something. “I was wearing my vest but here’s this dog – my partner – and he doesn’t have the same protection I have,”...

 
The IT crowd: Oxford schools has a team devoted to technology

The IT crowd: Oxford schools has a team devoted to technology

slideshow OXFORD — Mixed among the students at Oxford High School Monday — each carrying school-supplied laptops in a small black bags — were six workers whose job it is to keep those computers working smoothly. The Oxford school district this year...

 

2nd phase of Gulf oil spill trial to last 16 days

NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge says he expects the second phase of a trial over BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to last 16 days. An order issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said the second phase will be tried in two parts....

 

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