News archive from 29 August 2012

Accountant convicted of hiding $700K during his bankruptcy case

A 66-year-old Mount Dora accountant was convicted today of a federal felony for concealing $700,000 in funds while he declared bankruptcy. John K. Freeman, a certified public accountant and forensic accountant, could face up to five years in prison...

 

NY mortgage lender settles discrimination lawsuit

NEW YORK -- A Wall Street home mortgage lender catering to the New York, New Jersey and Florida markets has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a housing discrimination lawsuit. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced the deal Tuesday with GFI...

 

GOP OKs platform barring abortions, gay marriage

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and reject federal spending as an...

 

GOP convention gets rowdy in rift over Ron Paul

TAMPA, Fla. -- Feeling slighted, supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul's presidential run are making their voices heard at a Republican convention intended to promote party harmony. The Paul delegates booed and chanted against new party rules adopted...

 

Two weeks after scope, Urlacher still sidelined

Two weeks removed from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher remains sidelined in practice. Urlacher did not participate in practice Tuesday at Halas Hall. It was the team's final practice before Monday...

 

Texas legislature found guilty of redistricting discrimination

WASHINGTON - A three-judge federal court Tuesday found the Republican-controlled Texas legislature guilty of discriminating against Latinos and blacks in the drawing of new election districts and threw out its redistricting plans for both the U.S....

 

Spike Lee bringing Michael Jackson documentary to ABC

ABC has acquired the television rights to Spike Lee's upcoming Michael Jackson documentary, the network announced Tuesday. The acclaimed filmmaker, who had previously collaborated with Jackson, has been prepping "Bad25," a documentary...

 

CBS4 airs special ‘Remembering Hurricane Andrew: 20 Years Later’

CBS4 will rebroadcast a half-hour special special, Remembering Hurricane Andrew: 20 Years Later, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Anchor Eliott Rodriguez will host the special, which provides a first-hand account of how this storm forever changed the physical and...

 
2 starting spots still up for grabs at MSU, days before Boise State game

2 starting spots still up for grabs at MSU, days before Boise State game

EAST LANSING -- Michigan State will enter Friday's season opener against Boise State with two starting spots still up for grabs, limited offensive line depth and plenty of expectations for 2012. "Pressure is good," Dantonio said at a news...

 

Tigers' lineup for tonight's game at Royals

Here's the Detroit Tigers' starting lineup for tonight's game at the Kansas City Royals (8:10 p.m., FSD). Right-hander Luis Mendoza is scheduled to start for K.C. 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Andy Dirks, RF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5....

 
All Amtrak service to and from New Orleans suspended due to Isaac

All Amtrak service to and from New Orleans suspended due to Isaac

Enlarge Dennis Pillion | dpillion@al.com Waves from Hurricane Isaac crash into the jetty at Florida Point in Orange Beach, Alabama on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Dennis Pillion / al.com) Hurricane Isaac sends big waves to Orange Beach gallery (25...

 

Woman found badly burned, naked in rural Ohio dies

Columbus, Ohio - A severely burned woman has died two days after being found naked and with a rope around her neck along a road in a heavily wooded area of eastern Ohio.Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says Columbus hospital reported 29-year-old...

 
Heinz Toss 4 Cash Booklet at Publix includes $28 in coupons

Heinz Toss 4 Cash Booklet at Publix includes $28 in coupons

Be on the lookout for the Heinz Toss 4 Cash Booklet at Publix. It features $28 worth of coupon savings valid at Publix. Go here to check out their site and register for prizes. Also there will be 5 Heinz related coupons in the new Yellow Ad starting...

 

German authorities detonate 550-pound WWII bomb

BERLIN -- Explosives experts in Germany have detonated the remains of a 550-pound World War II bomb in central Munich. The dapd news agency cited a police spokesman as saying the bomb was successfully destroyed Tuesday evening. Still, burning debris...

 
Venus Williams wins in 2 sets in US Open return

Venus Williams wins in 2 sets in US Open return

NEW YORK -- Venus Williams overcame an early deficit for an easy win in her return to the U.S. Open. The seven-time Grand Slam champion pulled out of the tournament before her second-round match last year because of an autoimmune disease. Williams was...

 

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