News archive from 31 March 2012

Storm rips roof off senior center

A wave of storms that blew through Montgomery on Friday afternoon ripped away part of a senior center that was open and occupied at the time.“It tore a big chunk of the roof off,” said Steve Jones, director of the Montgomery County Emergency...

 

How the major stock indexes fared on Friday

Stocks wrapped up the quarter with another gain on Friday, this time driven by a report that consumer spending rose in February at the fastest pace in seven months.It was the strongest quarter for the Standard & Poor's 500 index since 2009, and...

Chron, 17:00 in Business
 
Obama: Oil supply enough to keep squeeze on Iran

Obama: Oil supply enough to keep squeeze on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that keep buying oil from Iran, including allies of the United States, in a deepening campaign to starve Iran of money for its...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

Wis. federal court strikes down parts of union law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal court has struck down portions of Wisconsin's law curbing collective bargaining rights, saying dues can be automatically withdrawn and annual certification votes can't be required.The ruling Friday keeps the majority of...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Summary Box: Stocks finish up, post strong 1Q

HOW GOOD? Stocks had a big quarter. The Dow Jones industrial average finished up 8 percent. Gains were 12 percent for the Standard & Poor's 500 index and almost 19 percent for the Nasdaq. On Friday, the Dow rose 66 points, or a half-percent. The...

 

Summary Box: Unemployment falls in 29 US states

RATES FALL: Unemployment rates fell in 29 U.S. states last month, including some that were hit hardest in the recession. Rates rose in 8 and were unchanged in 13. MORE JOBS: Job gains were more widespread, evidence that the recent acceleration in...

 
Michigan State's 'older' Bullough comfortable in role as leader

Michigan State's 'older' Bullough comfortable in role as leader

EAST LANSING -- Max Bullough had no choice but to be a leader last season as Michigan State's starting middle linebacker. "I was the young guy, I wasn't even sure 100% that what I was saying was right in spring ball," Bullough said of making...

 
'1,000 hoods' march, candlelight vigil to be held today at Alabama A&M

'1,000 hoods' march, candlelight vigil to be held today at Alabama A&M

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Students of Alabama A&M University will host a "1,000 hoods" candelight vigil and march today beginning at sunset on the campus in remembrance of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. The march will begin at Foster...

 

Medtronic settles shareholder lawsuit for $85 million

(Reuters) - Medtronic Inc said it agreed to pay $85 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of making misleading statements concerning Infuse, a genetically engineered bone graft. The settlement resolves a lawsuit brought by shareholders...

 

UK police officer probed over alleged racist slur

LONDON -- British prosecutors say they are investigating whether a policeman racially abused a man arrested during last year's riots and will decide whether to file charges. Officials say prosecutors initially decided not to charge the officer, who is...

 
Huntsville: Tonight Epic Comedy Hour at Flying Monkey Theater $5

Huntsville: Tonight Epic Comedy Hour at Flying Monkey Theater $5

Huntsville-Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau shared a great find for Huntsville residents looking for some cheap entertainment tonight... Tonight is the Epic Comedy Hour at 8PM at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment's Flying Monkey. Get...

 

Calif. campaign treasurer pleads guilty to looting $7M

SACRAMENTO, California - A former California campaign treasurer pleaded guilty Friday to looting at least $7 million from the accounts of dozens of Democratic candidates and political organizations, in one of America's most egregious political...

Fox News, 17:05 in Politics
 
Art cinemas flourishing in Miami

Art cinemas flourishing in Miami

Smack in the middle of an unremarkable city block in Wynwood, O Cinema — with its neon-blue exterior and mural of cute monsters and precocious aliens — looks out of place, like a pop art gallery that got lost on its way to Art...

 

No Big East Tournament For UConn If NCAA Ban Holds Up

If UConn is ineligible to play in the NCAA Tournament in 2013, the Huskies will also be out of the Big East tournament as well. "The league presidents agreed conceptually that a team that is ineligible for the NCAA Tournament will also be...

 

Thousands expected to remember kidnapped teacher

SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — Sidney officials were expecting thousands of people to gather Friday for the funeral of a high school teacher who was kidnapped at random and strangled in January.Funeral services for Sherry Arnold were set in the Sidney High...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 

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