News archive from 27 July 2011

NCAA panel proposes broadening definition of agents to close Newton loophole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An NCAA panel recommends broadening the definition of agents to close the loophole that allowed Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton to keep playing despite his father's pay-for-play scheme. The Division I Amateurism Cabinet is...

 

Veterans groups invited to White House meeting

WASHINGTON - Leaders from veterans service organizations have been invited to the White House for a meeting today to discuss what might happen to veterans’ benefits if a deal isn’t reached by the Aug. 2 deadline to increase the government’s borrowing...

 

Toledo picked to win MAC football title

Detroit - Toledo is the preseason favorite to win the Mid-American Conference title. The Rockets were tabbed to win the West division while defending champion Miami of Ohio was narrowly picked to win the East over Ohio. The poll of media covering the...

 

Ga. mom is spared prison in son’s jaywalking death

MARIETTA, Ga. - A woman who was arrested after her 4-year-old son was struck and killed by a van as they were jaywalking across a busy street was spared a prison sentence Tuesday following an outcry over her arrest. Raquel Nelson, 30, was convicted by...

 

Doctor says Mubarak has refused to eat for 4 days

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has refused to eat for four days, has lost weight and is weak, his chief doctor said Tuesday, increasing speculation that the ousted leader won't stand trial next week as scheduled. Any...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Summary Box: Corn prices rise on damaged crop

DAMAGED CROP: Corn prices rose after the USDA estimated that 62 percent of the corn crop in the 18 states that produce the vast majority of corn in the U.S. is rated "good or excellent." That's down 4 percent from last week and 10 percent...

 

Texas Lawmaker Calls for Congressional Probe Into Ban of Christian Prayers at Military Funerals

A Texas lawmaker is calling for a congressional investigation of the Houston National Cemetery after he went undercover and determined that cemetery officials are still preventing Christian prayers at the funerals of military veterans.

Fox News, 17:04 in Politics
 

Charges dismissed against NY special-needs teacher

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Charges have been dismissed against a suburban New York teacher who was accused four years ago of mistreating special needs children. A town judge in Putnam County has dropped all 12 counts against 45-year-old Tammy Card, of Sandy Hook,...

 

Perry's Texas has jobs, but also good luck

SAN ANTONIO-In Vernon, Calif., billboards and radio ads bought by the city in suburban Los Angeles portray Texas Gov. Rick Perry as some kind of unstoppable, job-lassoing marauder -- an image Perry himself would no doubt embrace if he decided to run...

 

Gov. Brown nominates Goodwin Liu to CA high court

SAN FRANCISCO-UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu was nominated Tuesday for the California Supreme Court, just two months after criticism by Republicans led him to withdraw his candidacy for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the second-highest...

 

APNewsBreak: Maine gov wants 5-year high school

AUGUSTA, Maine-Following up on a campaign promise, Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday issued an order that takes a first step toward giving more Maine students the option of a five-year high school education. The governor's executive order will create a...

 

Science MCAS stymies seniors

More than 2,500 12th-graders who did not pass the MCAS science section were denied diplomas last month at high schools across Massachusetts, raising fresh questions about the fairness of the graduation requirement and the quality of science...

 

NY firefighters donate WTC steel to Canada

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland -- A New York fire department is donating a piece of the former World Trade Center to a Newfoundland town for its help after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Newfoundland town of Gander on Canada's Atlantic coast was...

 

Snyder tells Delray community new bridge will bring benefits

Gov. Rick Snyder pledged today that a new government-sponsored bridge to Canada would include multiple benefits for the residents of the hard-hit Delray district in Southwest Detroit. Marked by poverty, dumped trash, numerous vacant lots and boarded...

 

Doctor's niece pleads guilty in black market drug ring

The niece of embattled Southfield doctor Gwendolyn Washington pleaded guilty today to helping her aunt peddle prescription drugs on the black market. Virginia Dillard, 31, formerly of Detroit, faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to...

 

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