News archive from 25 January 2013

Mary Jo White, named as SEC chairman, at a glance

NAME: MARY JO WHITE AGE: 65 EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from College of William and Mary, 1970; law degree from Columbia University, 1974 FAMILY: Married to attorney John White, one son CAREER: Law clerk to U.S. District Court judge in New York;...

 
TOO HAPPY to exercise? 'Neutral mood' makes us most likely to hit the gym: study

TOO HAPPY to exercise? 'Neutral mood' makes us most likely to hit the gym: study

Not in the mood to exercise? A new study suggests that when you are in a neutral frame of mind -- being neither happy or sad -- you are more likely to work out. Researchers from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, also report that...

 

Video: Quenneville on Hawks' fast start

Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on his team's fast start heading into Dallas.

 

Crews battle house fire in Chesterfield Township

Chesterfield Township - Seven Macomb County fire departments battled a two-alarm blaze Thursday at a house in the 4700 block of Farmbrook Court.The fire was reported about 2 p.m. People on the scene said no one was home at the time when the fire...

 

Chrysler cuts shift at Dundee plant amid Dodge Dart troubles

Chrysler Group LLC has eliminated one shift at its Dundee Engine Plant, another sign of trouble for the new Dodge Dart.On Thursday, workers at the factory told The Detroit News that several probationary employees had lost their jobs. The company...

 

Peugeot to build platforms for GM alliance's joint compact cars

General Motors Co. and PSA Peugeot Citroen said the French carmaker will take the lead in developing joint models as the first anniversary approaches of an alliance aimed at restoring profit to European operations.Peugeot will spearhead work on the...

 

6 sentenced in multi-million dollar stolen goods case

Six members of an organized retail crime ring will serve time in prison for selling and distributing more than $16 million in stolen over-the-counter, health and beauty aid products, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North...

 

Police investigate stolen Civil War memorabilia

Anniston police are investigating a burglary reported Wednesday of Civil War memorabilia stolen from a home on the 1200 block of Chatwood Drive. Sgt. Josh Doggrell said the 57-year-old female homeowner returned to her home Tuesday afternoon after...

 

Several area school systems delaying class due to freezing rain

Several area school systems will delay opening by two hours Friday morning due to a threat of freezing rain, officials announced this afternoon. Schools systems delaying the start of classes include Calhoun County, Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville and...

 

Lawmaker to propose big pre-K boost for state's 4-year-olds

MONTGOMERY — Alabama could take the first step this year toward providing free pre-kindergarten education for all the state’s four-year-olds — if legislators can find the money. “The more I learn about pre-K, the more strongly I feel about it,” said...

 
Michigan Senate passes 'technical fix' to state firearms law

Michigan Senate passes 'technical fix' to state firearms law

The state Senate passed a bill today that would allow all federally licensed firearms dealers to sell pistols. The bill is a “technical fix” to a law passed several years ago that specified the type of license a firearms dealer could get, limiting...

 

NCAA rule changes trigger concerns about impact on recruits

In an attempt to untangle its sometimes confusing and somewhat cumbersome rulebook, the NCAA approved several sweeping changes it hopes will benefit college athletics. Although in some cases, critics argue the cure could be worse than the disease. The...

 

5 things to know in Florida for Jan. 25

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JURORS HUNG UP IN CASE OF MISSING GIRL Jurors say they are hung up on a murder charge in the case of a South Florida woman accused of killing 4-year-old foster...

 

Wake judge keeps warrants related to UNC football case sealed

RALEIGH A Wake County judge sent a message Thursday to state investigators probing possible sports-agent activity in connection with the UNC-Chapel Hill football program. Any search warrants in Wake County that investigators have asked to be shielded...

 
NTSB: Boeing 787 battery shows short-circuiting

NTSB: Boeing 787 battery shows short-circuiting

WASHINGTON -- The Boeing 787 Dreamliner battery that caught fire earlier this month in Boston shows evidence of short-circuiting and a chemical reaction known as "thermal runaway," in which an increase in temperature causes progressively...

 

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