News archive from 24 September 2011

Rodriguez frustrated he's not still coaching Denard Robinson at U-M

Former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, appearing on host Mike Meltser's radio show on 610-AM in Houston, Texas, said his three seasons at Michigan -he was fired in January after a 15-22 record - was like baking the cookies but not getting a chance to...

 

Preview: Florida at Kentucky, 7 p.m., Saturday

Kickoff: 7 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, Ky. TV: ESPN Weather: Chance of rain, 50s

 

Figures on government spending and debt

a WASHINGTON- Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Sept. 22 14,681,588 Statutory debt limit 15,194,000 Total public debt...

 
18-year-old Syrian woman beheaded, mutilated apparently by gov't forces to pressure activist brother

18-year-old Syrian woman beheaded, mutilated apparently by gov't forces to pressure activist brother

BEIRUT - A young woman was found beheaded and mutilated, apparently by Syrian security agents, underscoring what witnesses and the U.N. human rights office said Friday was a fearsome new tactic of retaliating against protesters' families to snuff out...

 

Ga.'s Deal signs bill freezing gas tax

ATLANTA-Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation ratifying a freeze in the state's gas tax that took effect July 1. The bill had passed during a special session of the state Legislature last month. Deal had issued an executive order in June halting an...

 
At least 11 bodies found in Mexico port; drug gang blamed in Veracruz attack

At least 11 bodies found in Mexico port; drug gang blamed in Veracruz attack

VERACRUZ, Mexico - At least 11 bodies have been found in and around the Gulf Coast city of Veracruz, two days after gunmen dumped 35 bodies on a busy avenue of the metropolis, a Mexican official said Friday. An official in the Mexican armed forces...

 

Former party chairman entering Arizona Senate race

WASHINGTON-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' aides have urged former Surgeon General Richard Carmona to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, Carmona said Friday, in the strongest indication that Giffords herself will not seek the seat. Democrats have been...

 

Lawyer loses bid to halt inquiry into affair with client

Birmingham - A prominent attorney and chairman of Oakland University's board of trustees failed Friday to get charges of professional misconduct dismissed over a sexual affair with a client for whom he won monthly alimony payments of $50,000. Henry...

 

ADOT outlines West Phoenix-area plans

Road construction may be hard on motorists and businesses, but Arizona Department of Transportation officials assured West Valley leaders that it is vital to the region's economic prospects. And ADOT has plenty of West Valley projects lined up for...

 
Parents Struggle for Power to Reform Schools

Parents Struggle for Power to Reform Schools

COMPTON, Calif. - The promise sounded alluring and simple: if enough parents signed a petition, their children’s struggling school would be shut down and replaced with a charter school. So, using a new state law known as the parent trigger, organizers...

 

Detroit judge George Chatman found dead

Detroit 36th District Court Judge George Chatman was found dead today in an office at a home owned by his brother. The cause of death is still under investigation. “There was a 911 call and he was there at the home,” said Detroit Police spokesperson...

 
Palestinians Request U.N. Status; Powers Press for Talks

Palestinians Request U.N. Status; Powers Press for Talks

UNITED NATIONS - Shortly after President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority formally requested the Security Council to grant full United Nations membership on Friday, international powers reached an agreement on terms to restart talks between...

 

US stocks mixed after brutal week of selling

NEW YORK - Stocks closed a brutal week on a quiet note. The market rose slightly Friday after bouncing between gains and losses. Worries about the economy again pounded copper, gold and other commodities. Fears about Europe's debt were stoked early...

 

Toys R Us to hire 400 In Arizona

Toys "R" Us announced Thursday that it will hire about 400 seasonal workers at its Arizona stores this holiday season. Many of those employees will have the opportunity to work into permanent full-time jobs with the toy retailer, it said....

 

Creepy-crawlies may help heal diabetes wounds

(Reuters Health) - Researchers from Hawaii have a suggestion for how to jump-start the healing of difficult diabetic wounds: let maggots do the work. To allow such wounds to heal, doctors remove infected or dead tissue with scalpels or enzymes, a...

 

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