Archive for April 22nd, 2011

Wash. considers annual flat fee for electric cars

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Drivers of electric cars may have left the gas pump behind, but there’s one expense they may not be able to shake: paying to maintain the roads. After years of urging residents to buy fuel-efficient cars and giving them tax breaks to do it, Washington state lawmakers are considering a measure to charge them a $100 annual fee – what would be the nation’s first electric car fee.



Treasury investment funds report $1.7B gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says that an investment program set up during the financial crisis to buy toxic assets from banks is showing a $1.7 billion gain. The department has committed $22.1 billion in taxpayer funds to the Public-Private Investment Program, which was created in March 2009. That money has been used to set up funds that have invested in mortgage-backed securities and other financial assets.



Michelle Obama’s plane flew closer to big jet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety investigators say a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama this week came closer to a big military cargo jet than previously reported. The National Transportation Safety Board said Friday that the distance between the two planes closed to 2.94 miles before air traffic controllers at Andrews Air Force Base directed the first lady’s plane to abort a landing. Obama’s plane, a Boeing 737, was considerably smaller than the 200-ton C17



Michelle Obama’s plane flew closer to big jet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety investigators say a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama this week came closer to a big military cargo jet than previously reported. The National Transportation Safety Board said Friday that the distance between the two planes closed to 2.94 miles before air traffic controllers at Andrews Air Force Base directed the first lady’s plane to abort a landing. Obama’s plane, a Boeing 737, was considerably smaller than the 200-ton C17



Michelle Obama’s plane flew closer to big jet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety investigators say a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama this week came closer to a big military cargo jet than previously reported. The National Transportation Safety Board said Friday that the distance between the two planes closed to 2.94 miles before air traffic controllers at Andrews Air Force Base directed the first lady’s plane to abort a landing.



BYU’s Davies likely to play after code violation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Forward Brandon Davies expects to suit up next season for BYU despite missing this year’s NCAA tournament run for violating the university’s honor code. Carri Jenkins, a university spokesperson, said Friday that Davies voluntarily withdrew from school after completing his winter semester finals but is working with the dean of students to meet conditions so he’ll be eligible to return for the fall semester. If he meets those conditions, Jenkins said the expectations are the 6-foot-9 Davies will return for his junior year