News archive from 30 April 2011

Colorado man gets 40 years in 9-state Ponzi scheme

CASTLE ROCK, Colo.-A Colorado man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison and ordered to pay $9.5 million in restitution after he pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme that reached into nine states. Forty-six-year-old William L. Walters was...

 

Dem official: Obama going to Boston for fundraiser

BOSTON-President Barack Obama is heading back to Boston for another political fundraiser. A Democratic official with knowledge of the event tells The Associated Press that the fundraiser is planned for May 18 at the Boston Center for the Arts in the...

 

Mass man sentenced in Maine to 14 years in prison

PORTLAND, Maine-A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his involvement in a drug ring that distributed cocaine and heroin to Maine drug buyers. William Mejia-Cruz of Medford was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in...

 

Group faults US Sen. Brown on global warming vote

BOSTON-The League of Women Voters is launching an advertising campaign faulting U.S. Sen. Scott Brown for voting with other Senate Republicans to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from controlling gases blamed for global warming. The amendment...

 

Mass. woman fatally struck by husband identified

PLYMOUTH, Mass.-Authorities have identified a Massachusetts woman they say was bludgeoned to death by her husband days before he committed suicide by cutting into his leg with a power saw as police watched from the doorway. Plymouth District Attorney...

 

FAA orders air traffic control management shake-up

WASHINGTON-The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday replaced three high-level managers in the nation's air traffic control system following embarrassing incidents of controllers sleeping on the job and making potentially dangerous mistakes. In a...

 

E.U. Decides to Leave Restrictions on Liquids in Place

PARIS - In the face of mounting resistance from governments, airports and airlines, the European Union backed down from a Friday deadline for member states to partly lift nearly five-year-old restrictions on liquids in air passenger hand luggage,...

 

Apple juggernaut sends ripples through tech world

NEW YORK - Consumer technology companies reporting financial results this week are looking like rowboats bobbing in the wake of Apple Inc.'s supertanker. Close to oblivion in 1997, Apple is now the world's second-most valuable company, after Exxon...

 

Obama Meets With Wounded Congresswoman Giffords

President Obama has met with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in January. The president and the lawmaker were in Florida to witness the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour. Giffords' husband,...

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CNBC anchor Erin Burnett jumping to CNN; time slot, format not yet determined for her program

CNBC anchor Erin Burnett jumping to CNN; time slot, format not yet determined for her program

NEW YORK - Erin Burnett, one of CNBC’s most visible personalities, is jumping to CNN. The news network announced Friday that it had signed Burnett to host a general news program that will appear sometime after she arrives at CNN in June. The format...

 

Investment Firm Buys Most of the Former Times Building

The Blackstone Group, the giant investment firm, is buying the top 11 floors of the former New York Times Building, on West 43rd Street, for $160 million, just four years after the 15-story building sold for $525 million. The seller, Africa Israel...

 

Teen's film looks at 9/11 through youths' memories

NEW YORK-What Brook Peters saw and heard in lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, is recorded in his mind in flashes and fragments, a set of visceral memories that weighed on him for years. He was 4 years old. It was his second day of kindergarten. At...

 

RI teachers to gather to talk issues

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Rhode Island teachers will gather at the University of Rhode Island for a daylong forum on challenges facing their profession. Nearly 500 educators are expected to attend Saturday's event on the Kingston campus. It's sponsored by the...

 

UNL proposes engineering, business tuition charge

LINCOLN, Neb.-The University of Nebraska Lincoln has proposed an additional $50-per-credit-hour tuition charge for in-state undergraduate students who take engineering and business courses. Chancellor Harvey Perlman unveiled the plan Friday at the...

 
Maine official forced out for race, other remarks

Maine official forced out for race, other remarks

PORTLAND, Maine-A Maine cabinet member who managed to offend rural residents, African-Americans and Native Americans all in one day took one more swipe at critics after being forced out of his position, suggesting they lacked the intellect to...

 

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