News archive from 26 July 2012

Stepmother of missing boy seeks delay of lawsuit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stepmother of an Oregon boy who vanished two years ago has asked a judge to hold off hearing a civil suit that says she knows where the boy is and must turn him over.The suit, filed by Kyron Horman's biological mother Desiree...

Chron, 17:00 in World News
 

Bieber paparazzo faces criminal charges in pursuit

LOS ANGELES - A paparazzo photographer faces criminal charges in connection with a high-speed chase of Justin Bieber earlier this month, marking the first use of a state law designed to clamp down on photographers' reckless pursuit of celebrities. The...

 
HIV drug resistance is spreading in Africa, experts say

HIV drug resistance is spreading in Africa, experts say

Scaling up the distribution of HIV medication over the last decade has vastly increased the number of people receiving treatment around the world. An estimated 8 million infected people received the antiretroviral drugs in 2011, compared to just...

 

News Summary: US new-home sales at 5-month low

NEW HOME SALES FALL: Americans bought fewer new homes in June after sales jumped to a two-year high in May. Sales fell 8.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 350,000. UNEVEN RECOVERY: The steep decline suggests a weaker job...

 

Claude Julien's staying power so rare

From Feb. 13, 1985 to June 15, 2007, a span of 22 1⁄2 years, the Bruins [team stats] had 13 different head coaches. The instability and chaos inherent with such a revolving door of coaches was one key reason the B's, despite having several great...

 

Zynga stock tanks after weak 2Q

NEW YORK -- Online game maker Zynga says it had a loss in the second quarter, with adjusted earnings and revenue below Wall Street's expectations. Its stock is falling sharply after-hours as a result. Zynga Inc. said Wednesday that it lost $22.8...

 

Arab Americans blast decision not to charge dog owner in woman's mauling

Dearborn - Local Arab-American and Muslim leaders are blasting the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office for not bringing criminal charges against a Hamtramck police officer whose dog is accused of mauling a 78-year-old Muslim woman three months ago.During...

 
Former Wing McCarty agrees to terminate PPO against ex-girlfriend

Former Wing McCarty agrees to terminate PPO against ex-girlfriend

Pontiac - Ex-Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty and his wife, Sheryl, agreed in Oakland Circuit Court on Wednesday to terminate a personal protection order against one of his former girlfriends they had claimed harassed and threatened them by phone and...

 

Ex-Red Wing Darren McCarty drops personal protection order against former friends

Former Red Wing Darren McCarty today dropped the last of a bevy of personal protection orders against a group of ex-friends in Oakland County Circuit Court. McCarty and his wife Sheryl McCarty sought the orders in June, saying the former friends were...

 

26 CMS administrators get raises topping $10K

Twenty-six Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administrators, including 15 principals, got raises of more than $10,000 a year based on a 2007 market-rate study, according to a list released Wednesday. The school board approved the raise plan on June 26,...

 

Study: New Medicaid expansion could be a lifesaver

WASHINGTON (AP) — States that expand their Medicaid programs under President Barack Obama's health care law may end up saving thousands of lives, a medical journal report released Wednesday indicates.Until now, the Medicaid debate has been about...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 
Calhoun Community College to save $1.5 million in bond refinancing

Calhoun Community College to save $1.5 million in bond refinancing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Calhoun Community College will save about $1.5 million as the result of the recent refinancing of two capital project bonds, school officials said today. According to the college's dean for Business and Finance Jack Burrow,...

 
Tagliani and BHA finally moving toward the front

Tagliani and BHA finally moving toward the front

It's been a very good week for Alex Tagliani, who grabbed his best finish of the IndyCar season and added a NASCAR race to his schedule. Finally, in what's been a trying season for the veteran, he's getting his due. "Since the beginning of the...

 

Military-to-civilian transition still a challenge, VA and defense chiefs say

WASHINGTON -- Layers of bureaucracy have bogged down efforts by the federal government to help troops transition to civilian life, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki told Congress on Wednesday. The two...

 

News Summary: Fitch sees 2012 dip in new drugs

GLOOMY FORECAST: Fitch Ratings expects fewer new prescription drug approvals in the U.S. this year than the 30 last year. In 2012's first half, only 14 won approval, down from 18 in 2011's first half. RESEARCH TRENDS: Fitch notes a slowdown in drugs...

 

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