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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fitch ratings agency says it has downgraded Greece further into junk status, from ‘CCC’ to ‘C’ following the announcement of the details of the country’s debt swap deal with private creditors. The agency said Wednesday the downgrade indicated “that default is highly likely in the near term.”
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By DARREN SAMUELSOHN | 2/21/12 12:33 AM EST The climate researcher says he made a “lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics.” By KENNETH P. VOGEL and ABBY PHILLIP | 2/20/12 8:42 PM EST By KENNETH P.
My Way News – Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney
Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney Email this Story Feb 20, 4:40 AM (ET)By RUSSELL CONTRERAS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – When Honduran-born Antonella Cecilia Packard converted to the Mormon Faith 20 years ago, she said it was like “coming home.”
Death of Florida’s ‘Dream’ bill – Tampa Bay Times
TALLAHASSEE – When the votes were tallied and the last lawmaker had left the room, the young adults wearing the paper graduation caps wept. Their long-shot hopes of winning in-state tuition for undocumented college students were dashed – at least for this year.
Obama campaign opens tech field office in San Francisco – Tech Talk – CBS News
(CBS) – The Obama campaign is opening a technology campaign office in San Francisco. According to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle, the President’s re-election campaign is hoping to rally support from the historically liberal region of Calif., as well as maintain technology “street cred.”
Preschoolers Homemade Lunch Replaced with Cafeteria Nuggets
RAEFORD A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious. The girls turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S.
State Sen. Wendy Davis’ district to stay the same – PoliTex
Negotiators in San Antonio — trying to find common ground on state legislative and congressional districts so a primary date in Texas that can stick may finally be set — agreed to leave unchanged state Senate District 10, now represented by state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth.
Linsanity at fever pitch in social media, Jeremy Lin is here to stay – Tech Talk – CBS News
(Credit: AP Photo/Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press) (CBS) – If you’re a basketball fan, you’ve probably heard of Jeremy Lin and all of the puns that have been associated his name. The New York Knicks phenomenon took the National Basketball League and the Internet by storm after Lin, who was then only known as a bench-warmer, scored 25 points against the New Jersey Net on Feb.
Payroll tax deal could come as soon as Wednesday – Political Hotsheet – CBS News
Negotiators working to strike a deal to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits that expire at the end of this month are nearing a final agreement, according to aides and lawmakers with knowledge of the talks.
Multiple TCU Students Arrested In Campus Drug Bust
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – An early morning drug bust at TCU has lead to the arrest of ‘many’ students of the Fort Worth college. The school said the arrests were part of an investigation into students selling drugs, not just possession.
Redistricting hearing ends without maps, primary date; lawyers to return today
By Tim Eaton Updated: 9:54 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 Published: 9:38 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 SAN ANTONIO – A daylong court hearing on Texas’ redistricting maps ended Tuesday with no maps and no primary election dates, but the lead judge in the case held out hope that an agreement may be possible on state House and Senate district boundaries.
Beefy bouquet perfect for Valentines Day | News | Farmers Guardian
A CREATIVE butcher has come up with the perfect alternative to a dozen roses for Valentines Day – a beef bouquet. Antony Bowness, from Tewkesbury, crafted a bouquet from sirloin steak, inspired by a customer who came in one day carrying a bunch of roses.
Date of Texas primaries may hinge on hearing | Elections & Politics | News from Fort Wor…
A three-judge panel in San Antonio will try to undo the tricky knot that is the schedule for the Texas primaries today in a hearing that could have major consequences for both Texas politics and the presidential race.
Report: Dallas-Fort Worth faces potential shortage of air traffic controllers | Dallas-Fort Worth Local Breaking News – News for Dallas, Texas – The Dallas Morning News
The FAA plays down the warning, saying measures are in place to ensure well-trained controllers are ready to take over.
Poll shows Santorum leading GOP race in Tennessee
issued for Blount Smoky Mountains NASHVILLE – Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has scheduled a trip to Tennessee next week while a poll indicates Rick Santorum is now leading in the state despite his lack of a campaign organization within the state. The American Research Group Inc.
Dodgers attorney: Bryan Stow may share blame for beating
An attorney for Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, defending the franchise against a lawsuit by San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, predicted that a jury will place some of the blame on the brain-damaged victim of the vicious opening day beating.
Philip Vannatter, detective in Simpson and Polanski cases, is dead
Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who was led the investigation of the brutal 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died. His brother, Joe, told the Associated Press that he died of complications from cancer. He was 70. Vannatter was among the first detectives on the scene at former football star O.J.
SPLC says kids denied food stamps due to new immigration law
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The chief attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center has sent a letter to Alabama state officials expressing concern that officials in some counties are using the new immigration law to deny food stamps to children of illegal immigrants.
Ai Weiwei: Ai Weiwei book shows the China artist’s softer side
May 31, 2011|By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Beijing – Before his rants about corruption made him persona non grata with the Communist Party, before he started agitating for the rights of children and evicted tenants, before he denounced the Beijing Olympics, there were the cats.