News archive from 1 August 2013

Burn Notice wraps after seven years of Miami spy capers

Burn Notice, the most successful television series to film in Miami since Miami Vice, wrapped production Wednesday after seven years. Cast and crew dined on lobster and beef filet on the set inside the Coconut Grove Convention Center, which served as...

 

'Big Brother's' Julie Chen braces for exit interview with Aaryn Gries

Usually the big event during the annual summer run of CBS' "Big Brother" is the final episode when the last remaining houseguest who has not been voted out scores the grand prize of $500,000. But in this 15th season, the anticipation is...

 

Cubs Game Day: Trying to avoid a sweep

The remaining Cubs players survived the July 31st trade deadline, and most of them will be around next spring training and into the 2014 season. Have the Cubs turned a corner in their rebuild, or will it be Summer Sell-off Part 3 one year from now,...

 

Judge certifies class-action case against PNC Bank

By Rich Lord / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A federal judge today certified a class action lawsuit against PNC Bank related to alleged involvement in predatory lending by a defunct bank that the Downtown-based lender acquired. U.S. District Judge Arthur J....

 

Sox Game Day: Life without Peavy

CLEVELAND -- With Jake Peavy traded to Boston and Alex Rios staying, the Chicago White Sox must devote full attention to snapping a five-game losing streak and avoid losing 100 games. Left-hander Jose Quintana will try to make up for the loss of Peavy...

 

US judge strikes Fed's cap on debit ‘swipe' fees

WASHINGTON A federal judge has struck down a rule setting a cap on the fees that banks can charge merchants for handling debit card purchases, saying the Federal Reserve didn't have the authority to set the limit in 2011. The ruling by U.S. District...

 

Calhoun County sees decrease in violent crime

Violent crime rates decreased across Calhoun County from 2011 to 2012, but homicides and assaults increased statewide, according to a report released today by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. In 2011, there were 17 homicides in Calhoun...

 
Woodstock 5K set for Saturday

Woodstock 5K set for Saturday

slideshow Although the Woodstock 5K has been designated an historic route in its 33rd year, Saturday’s race will be far from the same old event. Race director Haley Gregg hopes expanded events following the race will be a draw for racers and the...

 
Jacksonville recycling program expanding despite complaints

Jacksonville recycling program expanding despite complaints

slideshow Jacksonville City Clerk Dot Wilson spent part of Monday at City Hall sorting through confusion about recycling program improvements that will begin Wednesday for some residents. Since the waste management company Republic Services began...

 

FDLE says no probe into shooting of Chechen

MIAMI -- State investigators in Florida have declined to conduct an independent investigation into the death of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. In a letter to the...

 

Ind. welfare security breach limited to 64 clients

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana welfare security breach revealed 16 clients' Social Security numbers to other clients and the sharing of other personal information for 48 other clients, officials said Wednesday. A review of all documents possibly involved...

 

Champaign post office honor for vet moves forward

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A measure has moved forward in the U.S. Senate to name a Champaign post office after a black World War II veteran. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and government Affairs passed the measure honoring James R. Burgess Jr. on...

 

Wife of 85-year-old ex-Louisiana governor in labor

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards' wife, Trina, has gone into labor. Edwin is 85 years old; his wife is 34. On Trina Scott Edwards' Facebook page was a post: "Eli's coming!!!!" Also on her Facebook page, it says the...

 

Liam Neeson spotlights child abuse for UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS -- Liam Neeson is highlighting violence against children in a video to launch a UNICEF initiative on what the actor calls a largely "invisible" global scourge. The video shows scenes that hint at a child's suffering: A fallen...

 

Bankruptcy judge approves auction sale for PRACS

FARGO, N.D. -- A bankruptcy judge has approved the auction sale for part of a former drug, dermatology and cosmetic research company that was one of Fargo's biggest employers. The Forum newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/17UAn6j) that bidding for two...

 

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