News archive from 26 July 2011

Detroit 5, Minnesota 2: Tigers are on target vs. Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Here is how the Tigers scored their runs Sunday: • Second inning -- two-out wild pitch with a runner on third base. • Third-inning -- a three-run rally instigated by Magglio Ordoñez's stolen base (his first of the season) and Victor...

 

Chris Christie releases single document in response to Gawker request

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie released a single document Monday in response to a Gawker reporter's request for the governor's correspondence with the chief of Fox News. Christie had initially refused an Open Public Records Request, filed by a Gawker...

 

Matsui earns AL weekly honors

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Hideki Matsui has been named the American League player of the week for the period ending July 24. Matsui batted a major league-leading .571 with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and four runs scored over five...

 

Padres' Maybin and D-Backs' Upton claim NL weekly award

San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin and Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton were named co-winners of the National League player of the week for the period ending July 24. Maybin led the majors during the period with eight stolen...

 

FCAT writing test about to get tougher

Yes, kids, spelling counts. So does grammar, punctuation and the ability to make logical arguments backed up by relevant details. Oh, and forget about phrases such as "a potpourri of iridescent colors." No one wants to read "pretentious...

 

Vt. nuclear plant to refuel despite license uncertainty

MONTPELIER, Vt. - The owner of Vermont’s only nuclear power plant plans to move forward with a $60 million refueling this fall despite uncertainty about whether the plant will be operating beyond March, when its current operating license expires. New...

 
Authorities shut down scam enabling people with poor credit to scam millions of dollars in loans

Authorities shut down scam enabling people with poor credit to scam millions of dollars in loans

Authorities shut down a scam Monday that enabled thousands of people with poor credit ratings to illegally get millions of dollars in loans. Four fraudsters were charged with making thousands in fees to supply credit agencies with bogus information...

Daily News, 17:04 in Crime
 
Special master sought to oversee Gulf oil spill claims

Special master sought to oversee Gulf oil spill claims

The lead attorneys for people and businesses suing BP over last year’s Gulf oil spill want a federal judge to appoint a special master to oversee the claims process. They said in court papers today that administrator Kenneth Feinberg has been too slow...

 
Brooklyn jewelry store owner shot and wounded by robbers during heist

Brooklyn jewelry store owner shot and wounded by robbers during heist

A Brooklyn jewelry store owner who had just returned to work from vacation was shot and wounded when two robbers held up his store Monday afternoon, cops and his son said. The pair of crooks burst into Studio Jewelry on Nassau Ave. in Greenpoint about...

Daily News, 17:04 in Crime
 

Times Square billboard to feature Domino's feedback

Domino's Pizza Inc. is adding a new ingredient to its marketing message of desiring customer feedback: It will post a stream of online order comments about the Ann Arbor-based company on a 4,630-square-foot billboard in New York City's Times Square...

 

Summary Box: Corn prices fall as rain hits Midwest

WET MIDWEST: Corn prices fell after storms delivered rain to crops in parts of the Midwest that had been baking in hot weather. The weather is particularly important this year because corn supplies are at historically low levels and a bountiful crop...

 

Dollar and precious metals at a glance

NEW YORK- Key currency exchange rates Monday, compared with late Friday in New York: Dollar vs: Exchange Rate Pvs Day Yen 78.25 78.43 Euro $1.4380 $1.4368 Pound $1.6299 1.6308 Swiss franc 0.8057 0.8181 Canadian dollar 0.9453 0.9492 Mexican peso...

 

Dems challenge WA initiative curbing tax increases

OLYMPIA, Wash.-A dozen Democratic lawmakers and two Washington education groups asked a judge Monday to overturn a voter-approved initiative that requires the state Legislature to have a supermajority to raise taxes. The lawsuit filed in King County,...

 

LinkedIn launches 'Apply with LinkedIn' button

NEW YORK-Professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. launched a Web button on Monday that lets job applicants submit their profiles on the site to jobs that interest them. The blue button, "Apply with LinkedIn," appears on online job...

 

Politicians of both parties switch positions on raising debt limit

WASHINGTON -- In the battle to raise the debt ceiling, politics usually trumps principle. How else to explain the 180-degree turns that lawmakers of both parties have made in congressional debt ceiling votes since 2002? President Barack Obama and...

 

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