News archive from 27 April 2012

Jury hears closing arguments in Adis Medunjanin subway terrorism trial

Jury hears closing arguments in Adis Medunjanin subway terrorism trial

Was he just a devout Muslim who wanted to defend Islam abroad and got suckered by Al Qaeda? Or was he was bloodthirsty terrorist hell-bent on slaughtering New Yorkers on a rush-hour subway? Dueling portraits of Adis Medunjanin were presented in...

 

Vicks, SK-II make P&G's billion-dollar brands list

Procter & Gamble says its Vicks cold and flu medicine and its SK-II skincare brands have become billion-dollar brands for the world's largest consumer products maker.The list, now totaling 26 brands, includes labels that make at least $1 billion...

Chron, 17:00 in Business
 

TriQuint Semiconductor shares tumble

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of chipmaker TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. tumbled almost 13 percent Thursday after the company said it expected to book an unexpected loss during its fiscal second quarter.THE SPARK: TriQuint Semiconductor said Wednesday that it...

Chron, 17:01 in Business
 
Vulcan Materials, in busy day, says loss was lower, economy better and hostile offer still lousy

Vulcan Materials, in busy day, says loss was lower, economy better and hostile offer still lousy

Vulcan Materials CEO Don James led the Birmingham company to a narrower quarterly loss, and said the hostile bid by a rival is woefully inadequate.BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Vulcan Materials Co. said Thursday the first-quarter loss narrowed, there are...

 
Hawaii is more than fair at festivals

Hawaii is more than fair at festivals

Hawaii loves to celebrate. There are festivals celebrating avocados, mangoes, coffee, craft brew, Chinese New Year, falsetto singing, taro, paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys), slack-key guitar playing and just about everything else you can hear, see or taste...

 

MIT students plan annual piano drop from roof

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Residents of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology dorm prepared Thursday to drop an upright piano from their roof to celebrate the last day students can drop classes without having them appear on their college transcript. The...

 

Wife, son of Le-Nature's ex-CEO also get prison

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When Gregory Podlucky, the former head of defunct Pennsylvania soft drink maker, Le-Nature's Inc., was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for a massive accounting fraud and money laundering scheme last October, he had to take...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Vicks, SK-II make P&G's billion-dollar brands list

Procter & Gamble says its Vicks cold and flu medicine and its SK-II skincare brands have become billion-dollar brands for the world's largest consumer products maker. The list, now totaling 26 brands, includes labels that make at least $1 billion...

 

TriQuint Semiconductor shares tumble

NEW YORK -- Shares of chipmaker TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. tumbled almost 13 percent Thursday after the company said it expected to book an unexpected loss during its fiscal second quarter. THE SPARK: TriQuint Semiconductor said Wednesday that it...

 

Central Florida surgeons practice remote surgery that may help war wounded

CELEBRATION - A giant machine equipped with tiny, rotating scalpels, clamps and cauterizing tools hovers like a remote spider ready to pounce on the board game Operation. A surgeon at a nearby console slips his thumb and index finger into two master...

 
Interstate 20/59 North in Bessemer now open

Interstate 20/59 North in Bessemer now open

Construction continues on the $9.5 million Alabama Department of Transportation project to repave Interstate 20/59 in the Bessemer area, Friday, April 6, 2012. The project is using a construction method called rubblization to crush the original...

 

Former cultural center head admits embezzling funds

The former director of a Southeast Alaska cultural center pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling federal funds, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Gerald Bigelow stole about $17,300 from the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center in Sitka...

 
Former Trussville bank employee sentenced to prison for bank fraud

Former Trussville bank employee sentenced to prison for bank fraud

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A former employee at a Union State Bank branch in Trussville was sentenced this afternoon by a federal judge to one month in prison for bank fraud in connection with the theft of about $25,000 in cash from the teller drawer and...

 

Report: Jankovich leaving ISU to assist Brown at SMU

ESPN.com reports: Tim Jankovich, who guided Illinois State to the brink of an NCAA tournament berth last season, has accepted a coach-in-waiting position under SMU coach Larry Brown, a source said. The deal is expected to be in the $700,000 range a...

 

Michelle Obama: Cubs fan

The White House remains a house divided on the subject of Chicago baseball loyalties, the first lady assures you. During an event there Thursday in recognition of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, one child in attendance quizzed Michelle Obama...

 

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