News archive from 27 January 2012

Altamonte Springs police search for driver who almost hit officers, official says

Two officers were forced to jump out of the way of a possibly suicidal driver at an Altamonte Springs apartment complex on Thursday afternoon, police said. Police were called to the Springs Colony off Wymore Road about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, after a...

 
Smaller legs of world cruises can be a deal

Smaller legs of world cruises can be a deal

Reporting from aboard Cunard"s Queen Mary 2-

 

Carlton: In 2012 Big 12 football predictions, TCU should be second or first

Chuck Carlton, Big 12 college beat writer for The Dallas Morning News and SportsDayDFW.com, answered your questions about the conference and college sports in a live chat at 11 a.m. Thursday. Some excerpts:   Why do folks in Texas not care about...

Dallas News, 17:01 in Sport
 

Orange commissioner used public email to plug ballot measure

Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson used her public email account to promote a tax- break proposal on Tuesday's primary ballot, a move her critics say mixes politics with her official duties. Thompson, a Republican, recorded a video that she...

 
Planet Beach worker accused of sex battery on customer, records state

Planet Beach worker accused of sex battery on customer, records state

A former employee of a national spa chain was arrested Wednesday, accused of molesting a customer at one of the chain's Orange County locations, records show. Octavius Mosley, 34, faces charges of sexual battery and unlicensed healthcare practice,...

 

Source: NYPD head’s son accused of sex assault

NEW YORK - The son of New York City’s police commissioner, also a co-host of a popular New York City morning television show, has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman, a person familiar with the investigation said Thursday. Greg Kelly, 43, was...

 

Montreal 7, Detroit 2: Canadiens make Red Wings look sick

MONTREAL -- Nicklas Lidstrom spent the game in his hotel room, sick with the flu. His Red Wings teammates looked ill, too -- but they were healthy enough to show up at Bell Centre. Despite cautions from their coach, the Wings, as coach Mike Babcock...

 

Official: Iraq will take legal action over US raid

BAGHDAD-Iraq will take legal action to ensure justice for the families of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians killed in a U.S. raid in Haditha seven years ago, a government spokesman said Thursday, after the lone U.S. Marine convicted in the killings reached a...

 

Detroit Skating Club's Alissa Czisny aspires to imitate Michelle Kwan's success

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Michelle Kwan was already a five-time U.S. ladies gold medalist the first time Alissa Czisny had a chance to see first-hand what being a champion was all about. It was 2002, and Czisny was about to launch her senior career at the...

 

Clarence Thomas to celebrate Mass. mentor

WORCESTER, Mass.-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is set to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater in Massachusetts. He'll also discuss a new book celebrating a former priest who recruited and mentored African-American students at the...

 

Why is investment income taxed less than wages?

WASHINGTON-Why do Mitt Romney and other wealthy investors pay lower taxes on the income they make from investments than they would if they earned their millions from wages? Because Congress, through the tax code, has long treated investment more...

 

Campaigning Mitt Romney seldom notes Mexican roots

COLONIA JUAREZ, Mexico-White House hopeful Mitt Romney rarely mentions a key fact as he works to woo Hispanics ahead of Tuesday's Republican presidential nominating contest in Florida -- his own Mexican heritage. "I would love to be able to...

 

Mass. gov suggests goalie's DC snub was rude

BOSTON-A Boston Bruins goalie's decision to skip a White House ceremony with President Barack Obama because he believes the federal government is "out of control" points to a growing lack of courtesy in the country, Gov. Deval Patrick said...

 

Feds turn down Kerry request for cod assessment

BOSTON-The nation's oceans chief has turned down a request made first by Sen. John Kerry for a new assessment of the health of Gulf of Maine cod. New data indicates cod is badly overfished, and fishermen now face ruinous cuts in their catch. The data...

 

Career criminal gets 15 years for gun possession

An Orlando career criminal with at least 19 felony convictions was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Thursday for a firearm violation, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Leonard Johnson, 38, was arrested in February 2011 when Orlando police were...

 

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