UK readies water cannons as rioting spreads The Guardian newspaper reported that there had been "serious disorder" in the cities of Manchester, West Bromwich and Gloucester in addition ... Such weapons, formally called baton rounds, still are used to quell riots in Northern Ireland but have never ... 10/8/2011 - 12:22 am | View Link
UK riots: Timeline of violence and looting over the last week However rioting spreads to Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Wolverhampton and Gloucester. A police station in Nottingham is fire-bombed by a group of 30 to 40 men. Cars are burnt and shops looted in West Bromwich and Wolverhampton. Riots hero ... 08/12/2011 - 6:34 am | View Link
Hundreds held as violence spreads There were ugly scenes of rioting, looting and violence in Manchester ... smashing windows and starting fires. West Midlands Police said it had made a total of 109 arrests following scenes of disorder in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich. 08/10/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Riots Spread to More UK Towns and Cities Riots flared overnight ... 109 in the West Midlands and 90 in Nottingham. At least 167 people have been charged so far. London was quieter on Tuesday night but the unrest spread to other cities including Manchester in the northwest and Birmingham, where ... 08/10/2011 - 12:46 am | View Link
UK riots: Trouble erupts in English cities Sporadic violence has broken out in several cities around England, although London stayed largely quiet overnight. There was unrest in cities including Manchester ... the West Midlands, 109 have been arrested and 23 charged following scenes of disorder ... 08/9/2011 - 11:04 pm | View Link
Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
The agreement requires the bank to acknowledge making misrepresentations about the quality of its residential mortgage-backed securities itself and in those by Countrywide Financial and Merrill Lynch.
The company's credit-fueled building spree was at the heart of Dubai's financial crisis in 2009 following a property market crash the year before.
Nakheel said earlier this year that strong real estate growth and improved economic conditions in Dubai boosted its finances and allowed it to make early debt repayments.
University of Wisconsin System officials want Gov. Scott Walker to give them an additional $95 million in tax dollars in the next state budget to fund a new plan to create jobs, boost graduation numbers and deal with a tuition freeze.
Cross said in a telephone interview that system officials have had multiple discussions with Walker's office and Republican legislators in hopes of convincing them the extra money would help the economy but the administration hasn't expressed any commitment yet.
According to the proposal, the system needs the additional money for a new, multi-pronged project dubbed the Talent Development Initiative.
—Spending an additional $15.4 million to increase the number of students in the Course Options Program, which gives high school students a chance to earn college credit, by 50 percent; update a computer system that shows students how credits would transfer between UW schools and state technical colleges; and cover costs for the Flex Option program, which allows adult students to earn college credit by demonstrating real-life experience, as enrollment grows.
The Ohio State and Connecticut basketball programs have agreed to a home-and-home series starting in the 2015-16 season.
Buckeyes coach Thad Matta made the announcement on Wednesday.
The Buckeyes will travel to play the Huskies Dec. 12, 2015, before Connecticut returns the trip Dec. 10, 2016, in Columbus. The 2015 game will be played in either Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut, or the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
The 2016 contest will be played in Value City Arena.
The teams last met in the Final Four in 1999, with Connecticut winning 64-58.
President Barack Obama is engaging in his favorite pastime -- a game of golf with friends, including former professional basketball star Alonzo Mourning.
The outing at Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast came shortly after the president delivered a somber statement over the brutal killing of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants.
Savanna assistant police chief resigns
(AP) — The assistant police chief in Savanna has resigned after being accused of providing beer to three underage girls.
The McAlester News-Capital reports (http://bit.ly/1kVkdEJ ) 27-year-old Bo Munholland has been charged with three felony counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.