News archive from 29 August 2011

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MIAMI -- Hurricane Irene makes landfall along New Jersey coast near Little Egg Inlet with 75-mph winds

 

Looking Ahead to Economic Reports This Week

ECONOMIC REPORTS Reports this week will include personal income and spending for July, and pending home sales for June (Monday); S.& P./Case-Shiller housing price index for June and the second quarter; consumer confidence for August (Tuesday);...

 
FEMA, to pay for Irene damage, delays funds for rebuilding in tornado-ravaged areas

FEMA, to pay for Irene damage, delays funds for rebuilding in tornado-ravaged areas

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is temporarily suspending some payments to rebuild roads, schools and other structures destroyed during spring tornadoes in Joplin, Mo., and Southern states and other recent natural disasters to pay for damage...

 
Dodgers' Ethier out with bad knee, dispute ensues

Dodgers' Ethier out with bad knee, dispute ensues

LOS ANGELES -- All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier was held out of the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup because of a sore right knee, and the team wants to find out the exact nature of the injury. "It was hard to throw him out there...

 

United routs Arsenal 8-2, City thumps Spurs 5-1

LONDON -- Manchester outclassed north London in a Premier League goal frenzy Sunday, with United thrashing Arsenal 8-2 and City routing Tottenham 5-1. Edin Dzeko scored four goals for City at White Hart Lane. Wayne Rooney responded with a hat trick at...

 
Anti-litter bill would make California first state to ban plastic foam containers

Anti-litter bill would make California first state to ban plastic foam containers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban Styrofoam containers used for takeout meals. The bill would prohibit restaurants, grocery stores and other vendors from dispensing food in expanded polystyrene containers,...

 
Summer’s almost over, and still no solar panels on White House roof

Summer’s almost over, and still no solar panels on White House roof

WASHINGTON - In October, Energy Secretary Steven Chu pledged that solar panels and a solar hot water heater would be installed on the White House roof before the start of summer. Now, summer is almost over, the 2012 election campaign is well under...

 

Man electrocuted trying to save New York child

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. - Officials say a good Samaritan was electrocuted trying to help a young child who had gone into a flooded street outside New York City that had live wires embedded in it. A spokesman for the Rockland County Emergency Operations...

 

Va. soldier sought in 4 deaths found dead in Pa.

Philadelphia- - Police say a soldier being sought in the deaths of four people in Pennsylvania and Virginia has been found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Pennsylvania State Police spokesman David Lynch says the body of 37-year-old...

 

Libyan rebels must decide what to do with pro-Gadhafi prisoners

TRIPOLI, Libya Jamila Salem had been up since 5 a.m., searching Tripoli on Sunday for her missing son, Adel. First, she visited the military base that rebels control in central Tripoli, where Adel had been a soldier in the Libyan army. The director of...

 

Libyan rebels must decide what to do with pro-Gadhafi prisoners

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Jamila Salem had been up since 5 a.m., searching Tripoli on Sunday for her missing son, Adel. First, she visited the military base that rebels control in central Tripoli, where Adel had been a soldier in the Libyan army. The director...

 
Minnesota 11, Detroit 4: Twins pound Brad Penny, Tigers in series finale

Minnesota 11, Detroit 4: Twins pound Brad Penny, Tigers in series finale

The Minnesota Twins belted out 12 hits in beating the Detroit Tigers, 11-4, in the final game of the three-game series today at Target Field. Tigers starter Brad Penny (9-10) gave up seven runs in five innings. Jason Kubel and Luke Hughes hit home...

 

Travelers wait for flights to resume after Irene

Airlines planned to resume flights in and out of New York and Boston airports Monday after they were shut down over the weekend by Tropical Storm Irene. Nearly 12,000 flights were canceled nationwide by Sunday afternoon, according to a flight-tracking...

 
Problems Building for Chinese Banks

Problems Building for Chinese Banks

China’s five biggest banks raised their combined earnings by 37 percent during the first half of 2011. Lending margins and fees rose, while bad debts fell. In a sign of flush times, some big banks are now even offering their best customers private jet...

 

Irene forecasts on track; not up to speed on wind

WASHINGTON-Hurricane Irene was no mystery to forecasters. They knew where it was going. But what it would do when it got there was another matter. Predicting a storm's strength still baffles meteorologists. Every giant step in figuring out the path...

 

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