News archive from 2 February 2013

News summary: Chevron profit soars on asset swap

ENERGETIC EARNINGS: Chevron Corp. posted a 41 percent rise in net income for the fourth quarter. The company's refinery operations improved over last year as input costs fell while prices it fetched for the fuels it produced rose. OUTPUT UP: Oil and...

 
East L.A.'s Frankie Gomez ready to start campaign toward title shot

East L.A.'s Frankie Gomez ready to start campaign toward title shot

Oscar De La Hoya said he has ordered his matchmaker to start intensifying the opposition for East Los Angeles boxing prospect Frankie Gomez. "Without blowing smoke, he is the real deal and I want to start moving him faster than we have," De...

 

Sheriff: S.C. teen offered friends $5,000 to kill grandma

Columbia, S.C. - Investigators say a South Carolina teen offered to pay his friends $5,000 to kill the grandparents who raised him because they were too strict.Chester County Sheriff's Maj. Bill Murphy said 17-year-old Clayton Watts waited with two...

 
Prosecutors allege police role in deadly Egypt soccer riot

Prosecutors allege police role in deadly Egypt soccer riot

PORT SAID, Egypt -- The rivalry between Port Said's al Masry soccer club and Cairo's al Ahly team is legendary, so angry and violent that for many years police made a habit of escorting fans into and out of the stadium for fear of violence. But on...

 
Yankees sign lefty slugger Travis Hafner to a one-year, $2 million deal 

Yankees sign lefty slugger Travis Hafner to a one-year, $2 million deal 

The Yankees signed left-handed designated hitter Travis Hafner Friday to a one-year contract worth $2 million. The Bombers plan to use the often-injured Hafner as a platoon designated hitter, strictly playing against right-handers. Last year, Hafner...

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Michigan leads state, maybe the nation with 2013 football class

Michigan leads state, maybe the nation with 2013 football class

National Signing Day is just five days away and none of the experts can agree on which team will finish with the top recruiting class.They do agree, however, that Michigan has one of the best classes in the nation, while Michigan State is ranked No....

 

It's 12 years in making, but 2001 Solar Bears to get banner Saturday

John Weisbrod never slept so well after a blowout loss. The former Orlando Solar Bears general manager had just watched his team get pummeled 8-3 by the Grand Rapids Griffins in the 2001 International Hockey League semifinals. "I walked into the...

 

Prosecutors allege police role in deadly Egypt soccer riot

PORT SAID, Egypt The rivalry between Port Said's al Masry soccer club and Cairo's al Ahly team is legendary, so angry and violent that for many years police made a habit of escorting fans into and out of the stadium for fear of violence. But on Feb....

 

Yankees sign Hafner to fill DH spot

The New York Yankees agreed to terms with free- agent Travis Hafner on a one-year contract on Friday, with the veteran presumably slated to serve as the team's primary designated hitter. Hafner had spent the last 10 seasons with the Cleveland Indians...

 
Davis Cup: Seppi pulls Italy even with Croatia

Davis Cup: Seppi pulls Italy even with Croatia

TURIN, Italy -- Italy tied Croatia 1-1 in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday after Andreas Seppi beat Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4. In the opening singles on red clay, Marin Cilic of Croatia rallied past Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-7 (6), 4-6,...

 

Penelope Cruz pregnant, expecting baby No. 2 with Javier Bardem

Penelope Cruz is pregnant again, expecting her second baby with hubby Javier Bardem, according to a couple of reports out Friday. The "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" actress is about three months along, a source confirmed to E! News after the New...

 

Guilty plea: Miami police officer wore wire against fellow cop who took dirty cash

Days after Miami-Dade police raided a sports gambling ring in Liberty City, a Miami officer implicated in a protection racket for the place “flipped'' for the feds, agreeing to target another city cop. Thus marked the beginning of an FBI...

 

Fla. Legislature puts salaries online

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's legislative leaders are letting the public know how much people are getting paid to work for the Legislature. Both the House and Senate quietly this week added links on legislative websites that allow people to look up...

 
Magic Johnson says it's Showtime for Dodgers

Magic Johnson says it's Showtime for Dodgers

The conference room of Magic Johnson's Beverly Hills office is long and narrow. The most prominent images hang from one of the long walls, three photographs taken at Dodger Stadium. In one, Johnson smiles in the stands, all by himself. In another,...

 

N.C. Sen. Hartsell assembling records for state review

A lawyer for state Sen. Fletcher Hartsell Jr. says he is still gathering documents related to campaign payments that state elections officials want to review. Meanwhile, new and conflicting information emerged about one of those payments. Much of the...

 

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