Developer paying gas-lease signing bonuses – to some

    Property owners have confirmed they’re starting to see their bonus checks. Fort Worth developer Leonard Briscoe Sr. has ended more than a year of delays and is now paying gas-lease signing bonuses he owes — and offering a higher rate if property owners agree to longer lease terms.

    Group Urges F.D.A. to Take Contraceptive Off Market

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A consumer advocacy group petitioned the government Thursday to pull the birth control patch off the market, calling it far riskier than the pill. “Ortho-Evra is a poor choice for women,” Dr. Sidney Wolfe of the group, Public Citizen, wrote the Food and Drug Administration.Warnings about the Ortho-Evra weekly patch have escalated since a 2005 investigation Continue Reading