April 12, 2002 |
A federal judge Thursday cleared the way for Enron Corp. executives and directors to start collecting insurance payments to cover their legal bills arising from the nation's biggest business failure. Opponents had argued it would be improper for payouts to go to people who might have helped destroy Enron. But Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan said the officials are entitled to legal coverage under the company-purchased insurance policies.
January 1, 2003 |
The state is not constitutionally obligated to pay for abortions for poor women who may have health complications from their pregnancy, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 8-0 ruling, with one abstention, upheld a state law that prohibits the use of Medicaid money for abortions except in cases of rape or incest or when the mother's life is in danger. It also held that the state has a legitimate interest in promoting childbirth over abortion.
September 2, 1991 |
A businessman and six reputed leaders of the El Rukn street gang were convicted by a federal jury Sunday of taking part in a murderous conspiracy to distribute drugs in Chicago. "This trial took out the day-to-day street leaders, the most violent people," Assistant U.S. Atty. William Hogan said. "We eliminated the entire upper echelon of the El Rukn organization."
March 26, 2008 |
On a recent trip to Egypt, the coffee table books, pottery and other gifts Lorna Gladstone collected might have turned into a nightmare at the airport baggage check-in. So she packed her belongings into four suitcases and left them with the hotel concierge to ship home through a service called Luggage Free. "I can go through security with my handbag and my book," said Gladstone, a retired resident of McLean, Va., who uses the service whenever she travels.
November 1, 1985 |
Eric Dickerson's season is not going well, but it's going better than his contract negotiations. He has not signed a contract extension. Apparently, he is not about to sign one. And he probably won't sign one until after the season, which is ironic. That's when the Rams said they would talk to him about one before he became a holdout. "We have been having some meetings," said Jack Rodri, an advisor for Dickerson. "But there's really nothing to talk about."
April 1, 2007 |
WEIGHED down by the heavy-handed airport searches of carry-on luggage? Depressed about time wasted waiting for checked baggage to drop onto the carousel at the end of a flight? Some travelers are lightening up -- physically and mentally -- by using luggage shipping services. Such companies handle baggage, generally picking it up at home or office and delivering it to hotels or other addresses at the passenger's destination.