News archive from 25 May 2011

Atrial fibrillation onset is linked to an increased death risk in women

Atrial fibrillation onset is linked to an increased death risk in women

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm that is affecting more Americans. A new study shows that women with atrial fibrillation are at higher risk of a premature death in the period just after the problem begins. The research suggests that...

 

MSU's Russell Byrd to have third surgery on left foot

East Lansing - Russell Byrd, the sharp-shooting Michigan State guard who was forced to sit out his freshman season after having surgery on his left foot, will again undergo surgery again and will miss four months of action. Byrd, a 6-foot-7 guard from...

 

FDIC: Many banks still troubled

WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. banks at risk of failing made up nearly 12 percent of all federally insured banks in the first three months of 2011, the highest level in 18 years. That proportion is about the same as in the October-December...

 

Key developing nations fault IMF selection process

WASHINTON -- Representatives of major developing countries on the board of the International Monetary Fund are saying the IMF should abandon the practice of always choosing a European to lead the agency. The executive directors who represent Brazil,...

 
Obama in London: At state dinner, president and queen toast nations' enduring ties

Obama in London: At state dinner, president and queen toast nations' enduring ties

Reporting from London and Washington- President Obama and Queen Elizabeth II toasted the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom on Tuesday, a bond strengthened at times of peril for each of the transatlantic allies. In...

 

Elbow bone bruise lands Cubs' Garza on DL

Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his right elbow, but might only miss one more start, general manager Jim Hendry said Tuesday. "It's the best we could hope for," Hendry...

 
Bernie Brewer giveaway in Milwaukee sends fans into a frenzy as greedy few scoop up mascot figurines

Bernie Brewer giveaway in Milwaukee sends fans into a frenzy as greedy few scoop up mascot figurines

Move over Waldo, Brewers fans are bonkers for Bernie. A well-intentioned "Where's Bernie" promotional event went south Tuesday when some greedy fans scooped up as many of the Bernie Brewer statues they could stuff into the trunks of their...

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Sanford man sentenced to eight years in fatal drivey-by shooting

One-time Seminole High School track star Julian Wimberly was sentenced to eight years in prison for opening fire with an assault rifle during a drive-by shooting near Sanford that left the wrong man dead. Wimberly, 35, had gone hunting for the man who...

 

Major developing countries, including China and Brazil, criticize IMF selection process

WASHINTON - Representatives of major developing countries on the board of the International Monetary Fund are saying the IMF should abandon the practice of always choosing a European to lead the agency. The executive directors who represent Brazil,...

 

Panel: Casino industry's future is online

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Internet gambling is the future of the casino industry, whether it's approved at the federal or state level, a panel of online and brick-and-mortar casino executives said Tuesday. And a New Jersey lawmaker predicted there will be...

 

APNewsBreak: NASA to abandon trapped rover Spirit

LOS ANGELES - Spirit, the scrappy robot geologist that captivated the world with its antics on Mars before getting stuck in a sand trap, is about to meet its end after six productive years. Spirit has been incommunicado for more than a year despite...

 

In senior-rich Florida, GOP candidate Pawlenty calls for changes in Social Security, Medicare

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Deep in senior-rich Florida, Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty called Tuesday for fundamental changes in Social Security and other entitlement programs he said are not sustainable in their current form Pawlenty, a...

 

US stocks end slightly lower as worries remain over Europe; energy stocks gain

NEW YORK - Continued worries about Europe’s lingering debt crisis overshadowed a small rebound in oil prices and pushed stocks slightly lower on Tuesday. Oil rose nearly $2 to $99.59 per barrel after major banks raised their forecasts for crude...

 
Decorum Breaks Down at House Hearing on Consumer Finance Agency

Decorum Breaks Down at House Hearing on Consumer Finance Agency

WASHINGTON - A House committee hearing into the structure of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau disintegrated into heated accusations of lying to Congress on Tuesday, with the panel’s chairman accusing Elizabeth Warren of giving misleading...

 
Decorum Breaks Down at House Hearing on Consumer Finance Agency

Decorum Breaks Down at House Hearing on Consumer Finance Agency

WASHINGTON - A House committee hearing into the structure of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau disintegrated into heated accusations of lying to Congress on Tuesday, with the panel’s chairman accusing Elizabeth Warren of giving misleading...

 

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