Archive for April 29th, 2013

NBA player makes historic announcement

April 29, 2013
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National Basketball Association center Jason Collins on Monday became the first male professional athlete in a major US team sport to reveal that he is gay.
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Obama taps Charlotte mayor for cabinet post

April 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday tapped rising Democratic politician Anthony Foxx to lead the Department of Transportation, an agency at the center of Washington’s fiscal fights.
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT – S&P 500 ends at record high on growth stocks

April 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks extended a rally on Monday, with the S&P 500 unofficially ending at an all-time high as growth-oriented stocks like energy and technology lead the way.
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S&P 500 reaches new high, led by tech

April 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading the stock market higher, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to another record high.
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The good news from Afghanistan

April 29, 2013
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On the Radar Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams, the top U.S. and NATO commander in southern Afghanistan, is confident the country won’t fall back into the grips of the Taliban and other extremists when international forces pull out in two years—pointing to what he calls a “homegrown” rejection of the Taliban and the readiness...
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Chris Christie says Obama ‘kept every promise’ on storm aid

April 29, 2013
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HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that President Barack Obama “has kept every promise he’s made” about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.
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Chrysler earnings down 65 percent on product launches

April 29, 2013
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By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) – Chrysler Group LLC said on Monday quarterly profit fell 65 percent as it absorbed the costs of new-vehicle launches.
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Stocks open higher as consumer spending rises

April 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street as investors were encouraged by an increase in consumer spending last month.
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Bomb suspects’ mom draws heavy scrutiny

April 29, 2013
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BOSTON (AP) — In photos of her as a younger woman, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva wears a low-cut blouse and has her hair teased like a 1980s rock star. After she arrived in the U.S. from Russia in 2002, she went to beauty school and did facials at a suburban day spa.
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Fatal stabbing of 8-year-old girl prompts Calif. manhunt

April 29, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of a rural Northern California county were being told Sunday to keep their doors locked and report anyone considered suspicious as authorities continued the search for the killer of an 8-year-old girl.
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