News archive from 27 July 2012

North Carolina man missing in New Hampshire since Wednesday

RUMNEY, N.H. - The search is continuing in New Hampshire for a missing North Carolina man. Police say 72-year-old Hugh Armstrong of Clayton, N.C., was last seen on Wednesday morning in the Hawthorne Village Area near Stinston Lake in the town of...

 

Appeals court allows no-fly challenge to proceed

PORTLAND, Ore. - A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a lawsuit over the government's no-fly list can go forward in a lower court in Oregon. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled Thursday that a lower...

 
Games final could see Wimbledon repeat

Games final could see Wimbledon repeat

LONDON (Reuters) - Top seed Roger Federer could meet Britain's Andy Murray in the Olympic tennis final in a repeat of their Wimbledon showdown earlier this month, after the pair were drawn on opposite sides of the competition on Thursday. World number...

 

'Battle Royale' could be reborn as a TV show

EXCLUSIVE: When "The Hunger Games"hit big in the spring, many blogs were quick to point out the movie's similarities to "Battle Royale," a 2000 Japanese hit about teenagers in a totalitarian state fighting for survival in a...

 

Marco Rubio to visit Las Vegas school he attended

LAS VEGAS -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is due to visit a Las Vegas elementary school that he attended as a child when he makes a weekend campaign stop in Nevada in support of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. The Romney campaign says...

 

Artist's courtyard creation at NJ offices doomed

TRENTON, N.J. -- The state of New Jersey has decided to tear up a large, deteriorating work of landscape architecture built on a plaza at its environmental protection agency more than 25 years ago as part of an arts competition, replacing it with a...

 

Searchers recover body of third landslide victim

JOHNSONS LANDING, British Columbia (AP) — Officials say emergency crews have recovered the body of a third victim who died after her family's home was crushed by a huge landslide in a tiny western Canada town.Coroner Lisa LaPointe said Thursday that...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 
A list of valuable endangered species

A list of valuable endangered species

U.N. conservation delegates at a weeklong CITES meeting in Geneva approved sanctions against seven nations — Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Paraguay, Nepal, Rwanda, Solomon Islands and Syria — if they do not either strengthen their laws or provide national...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Revenues up on fewer fee waivers at Federated Investors

By Len Boselovic / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Federated Investors said today second-quarter profit dropped 5 percent, as higher costs for distributing its mutual funds and compensation offset a 3 percent revenue increase. The Pittsburgh investment...

 
Kissell touts money from health care act he opposes

Kissell touts money from health care act he opposes

U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, a two-term Democrat running for re-election in the Republican-leaning 8th Congressional District, has never ducked from his opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Earlier this month, he was one of five Democrats who sided with...

 

Treasury yields rise as investors return to stocks

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose Thursday as investors became more willing to risk putting money into the stock market. Stocks soared after the European Central Bank president vowed to "do whatever it takes" to keep the...

 

Wednesday's Tigers lineup: Justin Verlander starts, but rain is forecast

Cleveland - Justin Verlander goes for win No. 12 Thursday night in Cleveland as the Tiger close a three-game series against the Indians.First pitch is 7:05 p.m., but there is an 85-percent chance it will be raining at game time. Thunderstorms are...

 

Feds: Child porn suspect once taped neighborhood children

An Orlando man who was accused of photographing children in his neighborhood was arrested on federal child pornography charges Thursday, and investigators say they found pictures of a former neighbor comingled with the illegal images. Geoffrey Jones,...

 

Chick-fil-A sandwiches become a political symbol

ATLANTA-All of a sudden, biting into a fried chicken sandwich has become a political statement. Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain known for putting faith ahead of profits by closing on Sundays, is standing firm in its opposition to gay marriage after...

 

WGBH Boston acquires Public Radio International

BOSTON-Boston public media station WGBH, the producer of such marquee PBS shows as "Nova" and "Frontline," has acquired Minneapolis-based Public Radio International, the companies said Thursday. Financial details of the acquisition...

 

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