Daily Archive: March 14, 2013

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National

Protests force Philadelphia mayor to abort speech

SHOUTED DOWN–Mayor Michael Nutter attempts to delivers his budget address to city council at City Hall, March 14, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Deafening protests forced Philadelphia’s mayor to abandon his annual budget address in the middle of his speech.

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Business

Bankruptcy expert named Detroit emergency manager

NEW EMERGENCY MANAGER–Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced March 14, that Kevyn Orr, a bankruptcy expert who represented automaker Chrysler LLC during its successful restructuring, has been named Detroit’s emergency manager. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jones Day) by Corey Williams Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) — A bankruptcy expert who represented Chrysler during its successful restructuring has been chosen to steer Detroit out of the financial abyss that has swallowed the distressed city, which was once one of the nation’s most prosperous.

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Opinion

Seize this moment to forge ties with Venezuela

SAYING GOODBYE–Rev. Jesse Jackson, of United States, waves after attending the funeral ceremony for Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez at the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) by Rev. Jesse Jackson Special to CNN (CNN) — Last Thursday night, I returned to Caracas, Venezuela, to participate in the funeral and mourning of Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela from 1999 until his passing last week. Chavez’s death has captured the world’s attention front and center with renewed vigor and interest.

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Sports

Big East alums in NBA lament conference’s demise

RETURN TO DENVER–New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, rear, jokes with teammates as they warm up before facing the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game in Denver, March 13. The game marked Anthony’s first at the Pepsi Center after his trade from Denver to New York two years ago. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) by Jon KrawczynskiAP Basketball WriterThe Big East tournament has begun, and it’s one of Carmelo Anthony’s favorite times of year.