News archive from 25 April 2012

Factbox: Mad cow cases in U.S. and Canada

(Reuters) - The following are key dates in the spread of mad cow disease in Canada and the United States, whose cattle industries are closely linked. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday confirmed the fourth U.S. case of mad cow, formally...


Chelsea reaches Champions League final

BARCELONA, Spain - Chelsea eliminated defending champion Barcelona and reached the Champions League final with a 2-2 tie Tuesday night, winning the semifinal on 3-2 aggregate despite playing most of the game a man short. Barcelona trailed 1-0 from the...


Suspect in Colo church shooting had been in prison

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A suspect in a shooting who was killed by an off-duty police officer at a Colorado church had served time in an Oklahoma prison for assaulting an officer and was recently detained for a nearly three-year-old traffic...

Chron, 17:03 in World News

Infant stabbed in Baltimore; mother in custody

Baltimore - A mother managed to slip a long kitchen knife past security at a Baltimore social services building and used it to stab her infant daughter in the face and neck Tuesday, police said.The 8-month-old baby was stabbed several times, but was...


NJ woman denies trapping mother-in-law in basement

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey woman charged with elderly neglect after authorities found her mother-in-law living in the basement with the door barricaded says police have the story wrong.Piedad (pee-ah-DAHD') Linden tells WABC-TV...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
Company unveils plan to mine asteroids for riches

Company unveils plan to mine asteroids for riches

Washington - Space-faring robots could be extracting gold and platinum from asteroids within 10 years if a new venture backed by two Silicon Valley titans and filmmaker James Cameron goes as planned.Outside experts are skeptical about the project,...


Small business owners: Detroit bureaucracy friendly, easier to work with

Small business owners once found dealing with the City of Detroit bureaucracy “pure hell,” but today a pro-business city government is much easier to work with. That was the verdict today at panel of small business owners and experts during the...


Apple trumps expectations for iPhones

NEW YORK - Apple, the world's most valuable company, is trumping skeptics once again by reporting blow-out iPhone sales. Apple says it sold 35 million iPhones in the quarter, almost twice as many as it sold a year ago and above analyst expectations....

Chron, 17:05 in Business
'Giuliana & Bill: Baby Dreams' special will answer questions about surrogacy

'Giuliana & Bill: Baby Dreams' special will answer questions about surrogacy

Giuliana Rancic and husband Bill Rancic announced Monday (April 23) that they are expecting a baby via a surrogate. The couple's struggle with becoming pregnant and with Giuliana's recent double mastectomy in the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis have...

Kardashians sign new reality TV show deal with E! Network for three more seasons

Kardashians sign new reality TV show deal with E! Network for three more seasons

The Kardashian family will continue living life on TV for the next three years. The E! Entertainment network said Tuesday it had reached a deal with its most bankable franchise to make three more seasons of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Terms...

Gingrich to decide next move after Tues. primaries

Gingrich to decide next move after Tues. primaries

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republican Newt Gingrich is refusing to discuss his struggling presidential campaign but says he will decide his next steps after he sees the results from the five states that vote Tuesday.Gingrich tells reporters in Charlotte,...

Chron, 17:09 in Politics

Stocks close mixed after Monday's slide

NEW YORK - Solid U.S. corporate earnings and higher spirits in Europe propelled most U.S. stocks higher Tuesday. Big U.S. companies including 3M, Hershey and AT&T posted better-than-expected profits before the market opened. U.S. Steel posted a...


Walmart creates top compliance officer post

Walmart announced today that it's created a new position to ensure compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as it investigates allegations of a bribery scandal at its Mexican affiliate and a subsequent cover-up. The new officer, who'll...


Worker found dead at KSC launch pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A custodial worker has been found dead at a Kennedy Space Center launch pad. The male worker was found Tuesday afternoon in a building located under the liquid oxygen tank at Launch Pad 39A. That was the launch pad used during...


Obama again won't call Armenian deaths 'genocide'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians in Turkey nearly a century ago by calling it a "one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century." But as in previous years, he is stopping short...

Chron, 17:12 in World News

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