News archive from 28 June 2012

Court: Bernard Madoff's brother to plead guilty

NEW YORK - The brother of Ponzi scheme king Bernard Madoff is scheduled to plead guilty in New York in the criminal case resulting from the multibillion-dollar fraud, court papers say. Peter Madoff is the former chief compliance officer at the private...

 

At Afghan university, students fear for the future

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban attack last week on a popular resort outside Kabul not only terrified locals and undermined the U.S. and Afghan government narrative that security here is improving. If the views of Kabul University students are any...

 

Should reporters be on the college football playoff committee?

NCAA football has begun to establish it's new four-team playoff system for 2014. Do writers have a place on the search committee? CineSport's Noah Coslov asks the Times' college football colunist Chris Dufresne that question in the above video. The...

 

Police: Teen felon cut off monitor

Authorities say they are searching for a 19-year-old felon who cut off his ankle bracelet Wednesday. DeShawn Franklin McManus of Charlotte is on the run after cutting off his electronic monitor on Reid Avenue, off West Boulevard near Clanton Road,...

 

Cigna to buy Arcadian's medicare plans from Humana

(Reuters) - Cigna Corp said it agreed to buy some Medicare Advantage plans in Texas and Arkansas from health insurer Humana Inc. The plans in the three markets — Amarillo, Longview-Marshall and Texarkana — will...

 

News Summary: Stocks rise on stronger US data

DOUBLE SHOT: A rare double dose of good news about the U.S. economy sent stocks higher Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92 points despite lingering fear about Europe's debt turmoil.HOUSING STRENGTHENS: Americans signed more contracts...

Chron, 17:04 in Business
 

Vet-targeted website to be turned over to feds

LOUISVILLE, KY. - A California-based company accused of preying on veterans for their education benefits agreed Wednesday to pay $2.5 million to 20 states and turn over its website — GIBill.com — to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.The consumer...

 

How the major US stock indexes fared on Wednesday

A rare double shot of good news about the U.S. economy sent stocks sharply higher Wednesday despite lingering fear about Europe's debt turmoil.Americans signed more contracts to buy previously occupied homes in May, matching the fastest pace in two...

Chron, 17:04 in Business
 
Debby floods neighborhoods in northern Florida

Debby floods neighborhoods in northern Florida

SOPCHOPPY, FLA. - Debby destroyed homes and businesses, washed away roads and flooded neighborhoods in Florida before the once-large tropical storm drifted out to sea Wednesday, leaving behind a sopping mess.At least three people were killed in the...

 

At Afghan university, students fear for the future

KABUL, Afghanistan The Taliban attack last week on a popular resort outside Kabul not only terrified locals and undermined the U.S. and Afghan government narrative that security here is improving. If the views of Kabul University students are any...

 

Tests find only marijuana in face-chewer's system

MIAMI -- A Florida medical examiner says only marijuana was found in the system of a Florida man shot while chewing another man's face. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's released the toxicology results Tuesday on 31-year-old Rudy Eugene. Lab...

 

Ireland's Kenny takes opener at NY horse show

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Darragh Kenny of Ireland won the 1.45m Whiteface Mountain Open Jumper Stake on Wednesday at the 43rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show. Kenny rode Sandor De La Pomme and his time of 34.749 seconds in a jump-off round over seven...

 

Tests find only marijuana in face-chewer's system

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida medical examiner says only marijuana was found in the system of a Florida man shot while chewing another man's face.The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's released the toxicology results Tuesday on 31-year-old Rudy Eugene. Lab...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 
US Mint in Philly reopens to public with new tour

US Mint in Philly reopens to public with new tour

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia is opening a new tour to visitors on July 3.It's the first upgrade in more than 40 years. Mint officials say the update was sorely needed and some visitors had even complained in recent years after...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 
Obama better choice to handle alien invasion than Romney, poll finds 

Obama better choice to handle alien invasion than Romney, poll finds 

Forget the economy and immigration. The race for the White House may be decided on an issue that’s out of this world. Nearly 65 percent of Americans believe President Barack Obama would do a better job handling an alien invasion than Mitt Romney,...

 

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