News archive from 31 July 2012

Tens of thousands flee Syria's largest city

Tens of thousands flee Syria's largest city

BUKULMEZ, Turkey (AP) — Smoking a cigarette outside a Turkish hospital near the Syrian border, a man in a gray gown and flip-flops held his sleeping 2-year-old daughter, Aya. On Aya's right eye was a bandage. In her left hand was a chocolate bar.Aya...

Chron, 17:00 in World News

Humana profit falls, cuts 2012 view; shares drop

(Reuters) - Health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and cut its forecast for the year, citing higher expenses and a rise in medical services use for its Medicare Advantage members. Shares in Humana fell nearly 12...

Romney angers Palestinians with pro-Israel comment

Romney angers Palestinians with pro-Israel comment

JERUSALEM (AP) — Mitt Romney's campaign stop in Israel left behind furious Palestinians charging that the Republican presidential candidate hasn't fully grasped the complexities of one of the world's most intractable conflicts.Romney's sweeping...

Chron, 17:00 in World News

Tuesday deadline to apply for Broward teacher jobs

The Broward County school district is hiring hundreds of teachers at an upcoming job fair — but applicants must register online by Tuesday to participate. The registration form can be found at, and the job fair will...


Unclear if ICU telemedicine can save hospitals money

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Remote monitoring of intensive care patients - a strategy to maximize scarce medical expertise - can cost hospitals anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 per bed in the first year of operation, according to a new study. Whether...

Birmingham City Council President Roderick Royal expects Bell's budget to pass Tuesday

Birmingham City Council President Roderick Royal expects Bell's budget to pass Tuesday

Birmingham City Council President Roderick Royal says he expects the council to approve a 2013 budget Tuesday.BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Birmingham City Council President Roderick Royal this afternoon conceded that Mayor William Bell's 2013 budget plan will...


US recovers apparent remains of WWII airmen

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — U.S. divers searching the wreckage of a U.S. Army amphibious plane that went down in the St. Lawrence River during World War II have recovered what appear to be remains of the crew that went missing nearly seven decades ago. The...

Chron, 17:06 in World News

Boxer Floyd Mayweather files $61 million claim in local bankruptcy case

Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has filed a claim of more than $61 million in the bankruptcy case of the company associated with Country Crossing and Center Stage. Mayweather's claim was filed July 2 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Middle...


Downers Grove underpass nearly complete

A $59 million project to build an underpass at Belmont Road in Downers Grove is nearly complete. The pedestrian underpass is already open and only minor work, such as landscaping and some infrastructure improvements, remain to be done, said village...


MSU's Gholston, Michigan's Roh on watch list for top defensive end

Michigan State's William Gholston and Michigan's Craig Roh were named to the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award.The award, first presented in 2002, is given to the nation's top defensive end. Gholston, who is from Detroit Southeastern,...

'Born to Shop' author Suzy Gershman dies at 64

'Born to Shop' author Suzy Gershman dies at 64

DALLAS -- Suzy Gershman, whose "Born to Shop" travel guides have helped readers find where to browse and buy from Paris to Hong Kong, has died. She was 64. Gershman died July 25 in San Antonio after being diagnosed about a year ago with...

Lochte falters again for US, but Franklin and Grevers shine

Lochte falters again for US, but Franklin and Grevers shine

LONDON -- Michael Phelps has yet to win a gold medal, and Ryan Lochte's star is fading. So along came Missy Franklin to restore American swim hopes with a gutty performance at the Olympics on Monday night. Coming back less than 14 minutes after...


Soldier accused of negligent homicide not guilty

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A military jury has found an Army sergeant not guilty of negligent homicide in the death of an Army private who killed himself in Afghanistan.Sgt. Adam Holcomb was found guilty Monday on two lesser charges, maltreatment of a...

Chron, 17:14 in World News

Quiet Raisman ready to make a big statement

LONDON - Alexandra Raisman is a good teammate. And in her heart she knows she's a great gymnast. As this Olympic quadrennial has progressed, as 17-year-old Jordyn Wieber and 16-year-old Gabrielle Douglas won all of the competitions and grew to be the...


Katie Holmes does her part for Dizzy Feet (by staying home)

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have seen considerably less attention paid to their abrupt split, thanks to the recent flurry of activity surrounding Kristen Stewart - but that's not to say Holmes isn't still sought after. The "Dawson's Creek"...


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