News archive from 25 October 2012

Stocks close down again, giving up early gains

Stock indexes are closing with slight losses, giving up modest gains from earlier in the day. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25 points to close at 13,077 Wednesday, a day after one of its worst drops this year. The Standard & Poor's 500...

 
Wednesday's 2012 World Series lineups: Avisail Garcia gets nod over Andy Dirks in right

Wednesday's 2012 World Series lineups: Avisail Garcia gets nod over Andy Dirks in right

San Francisco -- We knew the Tigers' lineup would look different, with no designated hitter and the pitcher batting.But Jim Leyland threw everyone a bit of a curveball for Game 1 of the World Series tonight at AT&T park. It will be rookie Avisail...

 

Zynga posts 3Q loss, signs UK gambling deal

NEW YORK -- Zynga booked a loss in the third quarter due largely to a charge marking down the value of a mobile game company it acquired in March. The San Francisco company's revenue topped analyst expectations, and it also signed a deal to offer...

 
Democrats: Not your father's peaceniks anymore

Democrats: Not your father's peaceniks anymore

WASHINGTON -- It's been pilloried for decades as the party of doves, weak-kneed peaceniks who prefer to cut and run rather than stand and fight a foreign enemy or terrorist. But the perception of the Democratic Party is shifting under President Barack...

 

Wis., Romney campaign settle ballot lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. -- The state of Wisconsin has settled a federal lawsuit brought by Republican Mitt Romney's campaign seeking more time for military and overseas voters from Wisconsin to return ballots that were sent after a federal deadline for mailing...

 
Miami's gleaming new towers are designed tougher, but remain untested by hurricanes

Miami's gleaming new towers are designed tougher, but remain untested by hurricanes

In the seven years since Hurricane Wilma swept through South Florida, unexpectedly shattering thousands of glass windows in the gleaming high-rises in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, a new generation of towers have reshaped the skyline. The new towers,...

 

Alicia Keys launches storytelling app for kids

NEW YORK -- Alicia Keys is launching a storytelling app for kids. "The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee" is about a young New York City girl's relationship with her wise grandmother. It will be released Thursday for $3.99 and is inspired by...

 

Florida's leading Democrat seeks third term

MARIANNA, Fla. -- Standing in front of a small group eating fried chicken and Southern food, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson recalls how this small Panhandle town got a fire truck with the help of the federal stimulus. Nelson later on this same swing through...

 

Kemp starting rehab after left shoulder surgery

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp's hopes for a simple surgery on his left shoulder were dashed when the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger awoke to learn things were worse than doctors had first thought. Kemp was in Arizona on Wednesday to begin rehabbing from the...

 

Big week of BCS scoreboard watching for Oregon

This is a big week for Oregon's BCS title hopes. No, not because the second-ranked Ducks play hapless Colorado. That'll be a breeze. The teams directly ahead of Oregon in the BCS standings (Alabama, Florida and Kansas State), and the one right behind...

 

Smith signs with JR Motorsports for 2013 Nationwide season

Regan Smith will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports full-time during the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, the team announced on Wednesday. Smith's signing with JRM comes one month after he was relieved of his driving duties in the No....

 

NFL Capsule: Buccaneers at Vikings

TAMPA BAY (2-4) At MINNESOTA (5-2) Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network OPENING LINE - Vikings by 6 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 3-2-1; Minnesota 4-3 SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 31-21 AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 26; Vikings No. 10 LAST MEETING -...

 
Argentine enforcer to auction critic's licenses

Argentine enforcer to auction critic's licenses

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina's new media regulator says he's prepared to auction off the broadcast licenses of the government's leading critic. President Cristina Fernandez has set a Dec. 7 deadline for Grupo Clarin to show how it will comply...

 

News Summary: Nintendo cuts year forecast

LESS RED INK: Nintendo Co. narrowed its losses in the first half of its fiscal year. A year ago, it had cut the price of its 3DS game machine, hurting its results. CUT FORECAST: But the Japanese game maker cut its forecast for the rest of the year...

 
Volkswagen mulls new midsize SUV for North America

Volkswagen mulls new midsize SUV for North America

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- German automaker Volkswagen AG is considering the introduction of a new midsize SUV model for the North American market, and its existing Tennessee plant is a contender for building it. Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn told...

 

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