News archive from 25 August 2012

FSU RB James Wilder hopeful tumultuous year leads to strong season

TALLAHASSEE - James Wilder, Jr. knows pressure. Growing up as the son of a former NFL star helped teach him how to deal with it. So did those final months on the recruiting trail, when the once highly sought after, five-star, high school All-American...

 

Woman in wedding dress plunges into waterfall

RAWDON, Quebec (AP) — Quebec police say a woman who was being photographed in her wedding dress has plunged into a waterfall and hasn't been found yet.Sgt. Ronald McInnis of the Quebec provincial police said the woman was standing on a rock and...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

Commodities mixed; gold flat and metals down

The commodities market is struggling for direction.Prices for metals, energy and agriculture are closing in scattered directions.Gold is flat and silver up, while industrial metals are down. Wheat and corn are down, while soybeans are up. And oil...

Chron, 17:02 in Business
 

Stewart, Colbert low on trust index; we demand recount

I suppose Jon Stewart got his wish, but it seems like a raw deal anyway. The comedian has said he doesn't want his "Daily Show" viewed as real news. And a new poll suggests the audience has gone along: the national survey of voters ranked...

 
Mountain Brook police charge Maylene man with Regions robbery

Mountain Brook police charge Maylene man with Regions robbery

Bank robbery suspect Tony Joe White of Maylene. (Special)MOUNTAIN BROOK, Alabama -- Mountain Brook police today filed formal charges against a man accused in the robbery of Regions Bank on Thursday. Tony Joe White, 31, of Maylene, is charged with...

 

Prince Harry, Las Vegas is outraged -- in a silly kind of way

Bare-naked photos of Prince Harry in Las Vegas that surfaced this week gave Sin City an opportunity to do what it does best: Seize the marketing day! The city's tourism agency took out a full-page ad in USA Today on Friday, not to embarrass Harry but...

 

Worker killed by concrete truck in Maine

BERWICK, Maine-Police say a worker died after being hit by a concrete truck in Berwick, Maine. Police say a 55-year-old worker was struck Friday morning outside the Seacoast Redi Mix Plant. Emergency workers were unable to revive the man, whose...

 

Akin making first Mo. appearance since rape remark

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Bolstered by thousands of small individual donations, embattled Republican Congressman Todd Akin planned to reaffirm his commitment to his U.S. Senate campaign Friday while re-emerging publicly in Missouri for the time since...

 

Mother incompetent for trial in children's deaths

DEDHAM, Mass.-A Chinese immigrant charged in the deaths of her 9-year-old daughter and unborn son in Massachusetts has been found incompetent to stand trial. Fang Chi-Xue (SHWAY') has been hospitalized for physical injuries and psychological...

 

Woman incompetent for trial in children's deaths

DEDHAM, Mass.-A Chinese immigrant charged in the deaths of her 9-year-old daughter and unborn son in Quincy has been found currently incompetent to stand trial. Fang Chi-Xue has been hospitalized for physical injuries and psychological evaluation...

 

Taveras urges parents' involvement in schools

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (tuh-VEHR'-us) is urging parents to get more involved in their children's education ahead of next week's start of the school year. In his weekly newsletter Friday, the mayor urges parents to read to...

 

AP Interview: Malloy says Conn. better prepared

HARTFORD, Conn.-Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut is better prepared for a natural disaster than it was a year ago when the remnants of Hurricane Irene struck the state, but some issues remain. In an interview Friday with The Associated Press,...

 

Commodities mixed; gold flat and metals down

The commodities market is struggling for direction. Prices for metals, energy and agriculture are closing in scattered directions. Gold is flat and silver up, while industrial metals are down. Wheat and corn are down, while soybeans are up. And oil...

 

Oil falls on report that reserves may be tapped

Oil prices fell on Friday after a report that suggested that a release from strategic oil reserves is more likely. Putting more oil supply on the market would drive down prices. The news reversed gains from earlier in the day driven by worries about...

 

Figures on government spending and debt

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 Aug. 23 15,937,955 Statutory debt limit 16,394,000 Total public debt...

 

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