Mark Memmott

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Drivers Had Safety Concerns Before Race That Took Indy Champ's Life

Monday, October 17, 2011

The fiery 15-car pileup Sunday that killed two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was the type of disaster that drivers had been concerned about before the race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. They worried that too many cars were on the track.


BlackBerry: 'We've Let Many Of You Down'; Still Working To Restore Service

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Research in Motion founder Mike Lazaridis concedes he can't say for certain when service will be completely back to normal.


'Underwear Bomber' Pleads Guilty

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was arrested for trying to blow up a Detroit-bound passenger jet on Christmas Day 2009. In court today, he insisted that while he is guilty under U.S. law, he is not guilty under Islamic law.


BlackBerry Outages Continue, Spread To North America

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Millions of users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India have been without text services for three days. Now there's word that some users in North America are having problems.


Obama's Jobs Bill Expected To Hit Roadblock Today In Senate

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The $447 billion plan is likely to be rejected later today when the Senate holds a key procedural vote. Democrats have a "Plan B," though. They're looking at breaking up the measure into smaller pieces that may stand better chances of passage.


Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Women Striving For Peace In Liberia And Yemen

Friday, October 07, 2011

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee and Yemeni protest leader Tawakkul Karman are being honored.


Bernanke: Economic Outlook Has Deteriorated

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Cautious consumers, the housing sector's lingering problems and the drag from the government sector are combining to slow an already weak economy even further, the central bank chairman says.


Bank Of America's $5 Per Month Debit Card Fee Is Sign Of The Times

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The fee and other changes are ways for banks to recoup some of the money they won't be able to charge merchants anymore. Experts' advice: Shop around for the best deal on a debit card.


Capitol Hill Police Not Amused By Tweets From 'The Onion'

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A fake story and a series of tweets this morning by the satirical folks at The Onion "reported" that members of Congress had taken schoolchildren hostage inside the Capitol Building.


Shutdown Showdown Continues: Senate Has Key Vote Today

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lawmakers in Washington are still at odds over how to put some more money into the coffers of the stretched-thin Federal Emergency Management Agency. If the dispute isn't settled by the end of the week, part of the government might have to shut down.


Ahmadinejad: U.S. Used 'Mysterious Sept. 11 Incident' As Pretext For War

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Diplomats from the U.S. and many other nations have walked out of the United Nations General Assembly as the Iranian president runs through a long list of what he says are crimes committed by other nations. The U.S. calls his comments "despicable."


Is Another Shutdown Showdown Looming In Washington?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A dispute over how much money to give the Federal Emergency Management Agency has Republicans and Democrats at odds again, with a Sept. 30 deadline looming.

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Obama: I'll Veto A 'One-Sided Deal,' It's Time 'To Do What's Right'

Monday, September 19, 2011

He says he won't sign a plan that changes entitlements unless it also asks more from the wealthy. Combined with $1 trillion in spending cuts agreed to this summer, Obama said his plan would trim "more than $4 trillion ... in a way that is fair."


Five Things To Know About Obama's Deficit Plan

Monday, September 19, 2011

The president will say his plan would pare $4 trillion more from federal deficits over the next decade. He's adding more than $3 trillion to the amount that lawmakers have already agreed to.


Colorado Cat Turns Up In Manhattan

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The stories of lost pets turning up years later and hundreds (or thousands) of miles from home keep coming. The latest is about Willow, who somehow got from the Rocky Mountains to the Big Apple.


Newly Discovered Planet: Hot, Muggy And (Maybe) Liveable

Monday, September 12, 2011

More than 30 million light-years away, the planet in the constellation Vela may have water. It also has temperatures in the low 100s and lots of humidity.


Mucho Congratos To 'ElBloombito'

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

When the New York City mayor switched to Spanish during his Hurricane Irene-related news conferences, many found his efforts rather amusing. And they've flocked to Twitter to have some fun at his expense. Bloomberg, or @ElBloombito, is OK with that.


Libya: Why Has The Tide Turned?

Monday, August 22, 2011

After six months of fighting, opposition fighters are now in Tripoli and Gadhafi's regime may soon fall. It took time for anti-Gadhafi forces to organize and for NATO air attacks to weaken the Libyan army's defenses.


VIDEO: Foam-Wielding Assailant Gets To Murdoch

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Britain's Channel 4 News has posted the video, including slow-motion replays, of a man attacking News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch with a paper plate of shaving cream today.


Obama On Job News: 'We Still Have A Big Hole To Fill'

Friday, July 08, 2011

President Obama said that the report "confirms what most Americans already know — we still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do to give people the security they deserve."