News archive from 24 December 2013

Keeping electric bills low

Re the Dec. 16 article FPL proposes charging customers to upgrade emissions: At Florida Power & Light, we have long operated one of the cleanest power-plant fleets in the nation. We work hard to ensure our system complies with changes in state and...

 

Balancing security and privacy

A tough and thorough report by an independent panel of experts last week should be all the justification that President Obama needs to make critical changes in the National Security Agency's spy programs to protect Americans' privacy without...

 

Garrett: Romo day-to-day with back injury; report: Cowboys' QB out for season

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season with a herniated disk and will require surgery, according to an ESPN report. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported Romo also has a herniated disk and evaluating his options. Coach Jason...

Dallas News, 19:02 in Sport
 

UK finally pardons computer pioneer Alan Turing

LONDON -- His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think. But Alan Turing was gay,...

 
NYPD rookie Frank Del Vecchio Jr. to inherit mother’s shield — No. 5098

NYPD rookie Frank Del Vecchio Jr. to inherit mother’s shield — No. 5098

Here’s a holiday tale to fill every empty stocking in the city. On Friday, when the new NYPD Academy Class of 2013 graduates in Madison Square Garden, a young rookie named Frank Del Vecchio Jr. will inherit his police officer mother’s badge No. 5098....

 

CBS analyst: Why Cowboys fans should be concerned with Kyle Orton

The fine folks from CBS Sports Network have sent along reaction to news of Tony Romo's injury from their NFL Monday QB show. Here's Phil Simms:  "When you watched Tony Romo the last three games, I never saw him throw a football hard the whole...

Dallas News, 19:09 in Sport
 
Watt defends credentials for new job, reminisces on accomplishments

Watt defends credentials for new job, reminisces on accomplishments

Retiring Rep. Mel Watt on Monday defended his qualifications for his new job overseeing two giant mortgage finance agencies, while reminiscing about his accomplishments during 21 years in Congress. The Democratic congressman, whose district snakes...

 
5 ways Fed's influence has expanded over 100 years

5 ways Fed's influence has expanded over 100 years

WASHINGTON -- The press called it an early Christmas present for President Woodrow Wilson: On Dec. 23, 1913, Congress passed legislation creating the Federal Reserve. Hours later, Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law. No one at the White...

 

Disney CEO's pay shrinks in 2013

Disney CEO Bob Iger's pay package shrank 7 percent for 2013, despite the company's strong financial performance for the year. Iger received compensation valued at $34.3 million for the year, down from $37.1 million last year. The Walt Disney Co. said...

 

DeCock: Hard to imagine better ending for Pirates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Vintavious Cooper stood at midfield, the MVP trophy cradled securely in his hands. East Carolina may have had bigger dreams, bigger goals than the Beef ‘O'Brady's Bowl, but if this was some kind of consolation prize, it...

 
Miley gets 'em twerking at LIV

Miley gets 'em twerking at LIV

Miley Cyrus was a hit post-Jingle Ball Friday night, apparently. “She got the entire crowd into a twerking frenzy," says David Grutman about her appearance at his club LIV at the Fontainebleau. “She twerks, then they all...

 
Celebrity birthdays on Dec. 24

Celebrity birthdays on Dec. 24

Singer-bassist Lemmy of Motorhead is 68. Actor Clarence Gilyard (“Walker, Texas Ranger”) is 58. Actor Anil Kapoor (“Slumdog Millionaire”) is 54. Singer Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs is 50. Actor Mark Valley...

 

UK finally pardons computer pioneer Alan Turing

LONDON His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think. But Alan Turing was gay, and...

 

Deficits gone at Detroit district court, boss says

The budget is balanced and the public is benefiting from reforms at Detroit's busy 36th District Court, according to a judge appointed in May to fix the troubled court. Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Michael Talbot said the changes should please...

 

Penguin babies to make debut at Pittsburgh aviary

PITTSBURGH -- Officials at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh say a newborn pair of endangered African penguins will soon be making their public debut. The chicks will be on view to the public starting on Thursday. One chick is female and hatched Nov....

 

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