Deadly tornadoes claim 7th victim

Deadly tornadoes claim 7th victim

Shaken residents spent New Year’s Day sifting through the wreckage wrought by tornadoes that touched down in several states on the last day of 2010, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others. Six people — three in Missouri and three in Arkansas — died Friday as tornadoes fueled by unusually warm air pummeled the […]

The GOP agenda: Lots of turmoil, little hope for progress

The GOP agenda: Lots of turmoil, little hope for progress

The Republican agenda for the new Congress that convenes Wednesday may have a greater impact on the 2012 elections than on the lives of Americans in the next two years. Republicans promise to cut spending, roll back President Barack Obama‘s health care overhaul and prevent unelected bureaucrats from expanding the government’s role in society through […]

Rock legend Chuck Berry stricken before Chicago show

Rock legend Chuck Berry stricken before Chicago show

Rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry felt ill and was checked out by ambulance medics before a show Saturday night, a Chicago fire official said. An audience member at the show, however, said Berry slumped over during the show and was offstage for at least 20 minutes. Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva said Berry felt better and […]

Expedia pulls the plug on American Airline tickets

Expedia pulls the plug on American Airline tickets

Expedia Inc. has stopped selling tickets on American Airlines flights, the latest twist in a simmering pricing dispute between American and travel websites. “Expedia has chosen to no longer offer American Airlines fares on its website,” American said in an statement posted on its website. “Customers looking to compare flights or fares online should visit […]

The upcoming spending fight at the not-so-OK corral

The upcoming spending fight at the not-so-OK corral

Two early showdowns on spending and debt will signal whether the new Congress can find common ground despite its partisan divisions or whether it’s destined for gridlock and brinkmanship that could threaten the nation’s economic health. Not all of the bickering in the 112th Congress that convenes Wednesday will be between Republicans and Democrats. House […]

Can’t beat your opponents? Beat your girlfriend

Can’t beat your opponents? Beat your girlfriend

New Pittsburgh coach Mike Haywood was jailed Friday on a domestic violence charge after an incident at his South Bend home. Assistant St. Joseph County Police Chief Bill Redman said Haywood was arrested about 3 p.m. Friday after a custody issue developed with a woman with whom Haywood has a child. The unidentified woman told […]

Disgraced Favre will go out with a quiet, scandalous whimper

Disgraced Favre will go out with a quiet, scandalous whimper

Brett Favre‘s name has appeared frequently on the NFL’s weekly injury report over 20 seasons of sprains, strains and painful hits. This might be the last time: The Minnesota Vikings declared the 41-year-old doubtful to play at Detroit, due to the lingering effects of a concussion. Favre wore his red quarterback jersey, but he didn’t […]

Things get a little tense in residential rehab

Things get a little tense in residential rehab

Lindsay Lohan has been five times. Charlie Sheen is also a regular. Someone tried to make Amy Winehouse go, but she said, “No, no, no.” Rehab is practically a rite of passage in Hollywood, and Lohan is its latest poster child. Her trips to treatment and travails once there — including an alleged altercation with […]

Mortgage lenders now cast themselves as saviors

Mortgage lenders now cast themselves as saviors

PacWest Funding’s CEO watched in late 2007 as rival mortgage brokerages, banks and collaborators collapsed under the weight of the declining housing market. Fearing his company would be next, Curtis Melone restructured his business to offer what he felt people needed most: help with their crushing mortgage debt. Melone re-christened his company Green Credit Solutions, […]