Regional News

Secret policy allows governor to veto job bias cases

December 19, 2013 8:53 am

A state legislative report has revealed a long-secret policy that allows California’s governor to veto employment discrimination cases against public agencies without explanation or disclosure. The report by the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes says the policy constitutes unequal treatment for public employees, creates a potential for abuse and compromises the independence of the […]

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General Mills Misses Estimates As Sales Slip

December 19, 2013 8:48 am

This morning, General Mills (GIS) reported fiscal second quarter earnings of $550 million, or 84 cents per share, as revenue slipped to $4.88 billion. Excluding one-time items, the company would have earned 83 cents per share, missing Wall Street estimates.

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General Mills´ Results Hit by Later Thanksgiving and Higher Costs

December 19, 2013 8:48 am

Shares of packaged food company General Mills are falling on Wednesday after reporting lower-than-expected quarterly results. Sales were down 0.1% from the year-ago period due to the later Thanksgiving holiday not being included in the second quarter this year.

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Excited Pup’s First Christmas

December 19, 2013 8:48 am

This little dog rips through his presents on Christmas morning.

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´Too Cute´: Grumpy Humphrey the Puppy Loves Kittens

December 19, 2013 8:48 am

Humphrey finds holiday happiness in the most unlikely of places.

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Teaching Science Teachers

December 19, 2013 8:39 am

The American Museum of Natural History is offering a master's degree in teaching, part of a broad national campaign to add 100,000 science, technology and math teachers by 2021. By: Chris Cascarano and Snigdha Koirala

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Judge Rules Casey Anthony Free Of Almost $800,000

December 19, 2013 8:38 am

A judge has made a ruling in Casey Anthony's bankruptcy case. She was acquitted in the murder of her daughter in 2011.

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Darden to Spin or Sell Red Lobster

December 19, 2013 8:38 am

Darden will pull Red Lobster off its menu of restaurants. It plans to spin off the chain, but may consider selling it. The operator of brands like Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse will also hold off on acquiring new brands for now. Darden has been struggling as consumers have crimped on dining out, opting instead […]

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Drug-Running Airstrips Destroyed in Peru

December 19, 2013 8:38 am

Peruvian authorities say they have delivered a blow to drug traffickers by destroying 20 clandestine airstrips deep in jungles in the south of the country.

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Ukraine´s Yanukovich Says Russia Bailout Money Not Aimed Against Europe

December 19, 2013 8:38 am

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich says a loan deal with Russia is beneficial for his country's economy. He says he accepted a $15 billion aid package from Russia because of high gas prices and debt repayments to the IMF, and that the aid from Moscow doesn't contradict his policy of European integration.

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