News archive from 3 April 2014

Dallas garden yields regrets — and egrets

I happened to look out my bedroom window at precisely 6 p.m. one evening last week to see a great American egret gulping down an 8-inch fish it had speared in my pond. I let out a scream of outrage that jolted my husband from his desk chair. Rushing...

 

Ex-Astros pitcher says police beating ended career

HOUSTON -- A former Houston Astros pitcher is seeking up to $15 million for injuries he says were caused by Galveston police officers in 2008. Brandon Backe testified in federal court Tuesday that the beating by officers ended his baseball career. He...

 

Quietly or not, lobbying continues for mayoral job

With Monday's deadline looming, a handful of candidates continue to lobby Charlotte City Council members in their search for a successor to former Mayor Patrick Cannon. At least four candidates took different approaches, with two working quietly and...

 
Creamer, Park long for more rough

Creamer, Park long for more rough

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Defending champion Inbee Park and Singapore winner Paula Creamer were disappointed to see the short rough at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. "It's a shame it's not 5 inches," Creamer said. "Definitely, you can...

 
Kazmir leads Athletics past Indians 6-1

Kazmir leads Athletics past Indians 6-1

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Scott Kazmir shut out his former team into the eighth inning in his Oakland debut, and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. Alberto Callaspo hit a two-run homer and...

 

Union: Date set for Northwestern vote

CHICAGO -- A union official says a date has been set for Northwestern football players to vote on authorizing a union to represent them in collective bargaining with the university. A national policy director of United Steelworkers, Tim Waters, says...

 

Florida State TE injured in motorcycle accident

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary will miss the rest of the spring due to injuries sustained from a recent motorcycle accident. Coach Jimbo Fisher says O'Leary injured his ankle and was "skinned from head to toe."...

 

Brazil jury: 15 police guilty in prison killings

SAO PAULO -- Fifteen Brazilian police officers were found guilty on Wednesday of killing four inmates during a 1992 riot at Sao Paulo's Carandiru prison. Each was sentenced to 48 years in prison, although no one can serve more than 30 years under...

 

Melo Group gets $39.2 million loan for BayHouse condo

Miami-based Melo Group closed on a $39.2 million construction loan for its BayHouse condominium tower, which is under construction in Miami's hot Edgewater neighborhood. Florida Community Bank made the loan this week for the 38-story tower going up at...

 

Washington plans for pot-shop license lotteries

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state will hold lotteries this month for its coveted legal marijuana retail licenses. The state Liquor Control Board on Wednesday adopted a plan for the lotteries, which will be held for any cities or counties where there...

 

Snyder says 3-D printer company coming to Michigan

CANTON, Mich. -- A German 3-D printing company has announced it will locate its first U.S. facility in Michigan after representatives met with Gov. Rick Snyder in Germany. Friedberg-based Voxeljet uses large-format 3-D printers to create automotive...

 

FIU appoints new provost

Florida International University has selected its next provost: Arts & Sciences Dean Kenneth Furton. The university announced Furton's selection Wednesday afternoon. He will replace departing Provost Douglas Wartzok, who steps down this summer....

 

Brazil jury: 15 police guilty in prison killings

SAO PAULO Fifteen Brazilian police officers were found guilty on Wednesday of killing four inmates during a 1992 riot at Sao Paulo's Carandiru prison. Each was sentenced to 48 years in prison, although no one can serve more than 30 years under...

 

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NBA ref Bavetta's ironman streak hits 2,633 games

NEW YORK -- NBA referee Dick Bavetta is working his 2,633rd consecutive game assignment, an ironman streak even longer than the one baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. compiled. Bavetta officiated the game Wednesday between the Knicks and Nets at...

 

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