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Not guilty plea entered for Nigerian bomb suspect
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A federal judge entered a not guilty plea on Friday on behalf of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian accused in the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane that prompted a sweeping review of U.S. security procedures.

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Dollar posts biggest loss in six weeks after data
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The dollar suffered its biggest loss against a basket of six currencies in a month and a half on Friday after an unexpected drop in U.S. nonfarm payrolls dented expectations interest rates will rise any time soon.

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Wall St hits new highs on recovery hopes
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. stocks rose on Friday after trading in the red most of the day as investors concluded weak December jobs data wouldn’t interrupt a trend of steady economic recovery.

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Bankruptcy fears hit Japan Air as government mulls aid
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Shares in Japan Airlines Corp tumbled on Friday as media reports and comments from government officials heightened fears Asia’s biggest carrier by revenue will file for bankruptcy as part of a state bailout.

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Canwest looks to sell newspaper unit
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Canwest Global Communications Corp (CGS.V) said on Friday it has received an offer to buy its newspaper division and will seek others as Canada’s biggest media company put its publishing business under bankruptcy protection.

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GM names firm to wind down Saab, says weighing bids
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

General Motors named a restructuring firm to run the winding-down of Swedish carmaker Saab on Friday, even as it reviewed several bids which included an offer from Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

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The last word in astrology: 1/9/10
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: A.J. McLean, 32; Dave Matthews, 43; Crystal Gayle, 59; Jimmy Page, 66

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District Health Department #4 upcoming H1N1 vaccination clinics
January 8, 2010 – 4:02 pm

District Health Department #4 is offering more free H1N1 vaccinations at area schools.

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MDOT closes left lanes on I-75 in Cheboygan County until spring
January 8, 2010 – 3:20 pm

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is closing one lane on I-75, in each direction, from Levering Road to US-31 in Cheboygan County for pavement repairs.

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AHS boys basketball team falls to Traverse City Central
January 8, 2010 – 12:11 pm

Turnovers prove costly for Wildcats

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Sports reports from teams in Michigan
January 8, 2010 – 5:01 am

Red Wings beat Kings 2 to 1; Lions GM says 2-14 season not good enough.

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New board to oversee local recycling program
January 8, 2010 – 3:28 am

A new board is being formed to oversee the recycling program and transfer station operations in Alpena County.

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