News Bits

March 19, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

Heather Mills was awarded $48.6 million from Paul McCartney in their divorce settlement.

TBD Records, Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” and animation Web portal Aniboom.com are sponsoring an online contest inviting Radiohead fans to produce an animated music video for any song from their latest album, “In Rainbows. […]

Montclarion, SGA settle dispute

March 5, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Administrators at Montclair State University moved Wednesday to separate the school’s student newspaper, The Montclarion, from its student government association (SGA) amid criticism that a funding dispute was muzzling freedom of the press. […]

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March 5, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

A man was charged with withdrawing $2 million from an account after a New York bank confused him with a man who has the same name.

Lawyers for Will Smith say a British media group has apologized for a story that falsely claimed the U.S. actor said Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was a good person. […]

Castros continue family reign in Cuba

February 27, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

HAVANA (AP) – Raul Castro, Cuba’s first new president in nearly half a century, crushed hopes that a new generation would shape the country’s future by promising to defer to his ailing brother Fidel and the Communist Party’s old guard on major matters.

Shunning younger candidates, the island’s parliament tapped 77-year-old revolutionary leader José Ramon Machado for the government’s No. […]

University promotes ‘higher’ education

February 27, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – You know you’re in a different kind of college when a teaching assistant sets five marijuana plants down in the middle of a lab and no one blinks a bloodshot eye.

Welcome to Oaksterdam University, a new trade school where higher education takes on a whole new meaning. […]

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February 27, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

Hundreds of people lined up in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday for the first annual running of the reindeer – Alaska’s version of Spain’s running of the bulls.

Los Angeles tap water was deemed the tastiest water in the 18th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Contest. […]

Love lost in the online dating industry

February 13, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

As Valentine’s Day approaches, all is not lovey-dovey in the high-stakes online dating industry.

The contentious issue of the moment – pitting one of the three biggest companies, True.com, against its major rivals – is whether online dating services can enhance their clients’ safety by conducting criminal background screenings of would-be daters. […]

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February 13, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

Actor Roy Scheider, best known for his role as a small-town police chief in Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws,” died at age 75 in Little Rock, Ark.

A blinding snow squall caused a 68-vehicle pileup on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. One woman was killed while over 35 others suffered injuries. […]

Writers expected to end strike this week

February 13, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

LOS ANGELES (AP) – TV producers say they expect writers to return to work as early as today now that the Writers Guild of America has moved to end its three-month-old strike.

On Sunday, guild leaders recommended a tentative three-year contract to members and asked them to vote separately on a quick end to the walk out. […]

Super Tuesday sparks campaigning frenzy

February 6, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

HAMILTON (AP) – Presidential primary candidates hit the road this week, traveling across the country for last minute campaigning before Super Tuesday. Arizona senator John McCain stopped in Hamilton on Monday, defending his conservative credentials while making the promise to work together with the Democrats next year. […]

Rebuilding New York proves costly

February 6, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

NEW YORK (AP) – For a while, it seemed the sky was the limit for the grand public works that sprang off the drawing boards during New York’s recovery from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Lately, though, soaring ambition has given way to hard reality. […]

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February 6, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

Brace yourself for more wintry weather. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, leading the groundhog to forecast six more weeks of winter.

A lawmaker in Mississippi wants to ban restaurants from serving food to obese customers. He says he never even expected his plan to become law. […]

Corzine still has promises to keep two years later

January 30, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

TRENTON (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine promised more property tax relief, tuition aid, more affordable health insurance and that he would tackle political corruption when he ran for governor two years ago.

With Corzine having celebrated his second anniversary as governor on Thursday, putting him halfway through his first term, a look back at the Democrat’s 2005 campaign promises shows he’s fulfilled some vows but has much to do to accomplish others. […]

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