News archive from 3 October 2013

Panthers' Greg Hardy drew $25,000 fine for 2012 hit, but Carson Palmer says it was clean

The NFL thought Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's hit on former Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer last season was deserving of a penalty flag and a $25,000 fine. But the guy who sustained cracked ribs and a bruised lung on the play said Hardy's hit...

 

Northside Christian's Demery commits to play college basketball for St. Joseph's

Northside Christian senior forward James Demery has committed to play college basketball St. Joseph's, Northside assistant coach Joe Badgett said. Demery, 6-foot-5, is the fourth player on this season's Northside roster to commit to a Division I...

 

Ousted in Homestead

A court of law will decide whether suspended Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman is guilty as charged. However, the city's voters decided that they didn't want him in office no matter what. Mr. Bateman faces public-corruption charges, filed in August by...

 

Is shortened Obama trip strike three for Asia pivot?

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's decision to cut short a trip to Asia next week because of the government shutdown is a setback to the administration's efforts to focus on the economic and strategically important region. Obama decided Wednesday to...

 

Maritime execs debate Panama Canal expansion at Miami conference

Expansion of the Panama Canal was a big topic as hundreds of maritime executives from around the Americas gathered for a major industry conference Wednesday in Miami. What wasn't so clear is who will be the winners and who will lose when the expanded...

 

Michigan vets visit World War II memorial, despite shutdown

WASHINGTON - Despite the federal shutdown, a trio of World War II veterans were able to visit that conflict's memorial in the nation's capital with the help of several Michigan congressmen. Ken Beeland and Tony Bouman of Holland and Blanch Mason of...

 
Cory Monteith died from heroin, alcohol mix: Coroner's report

Cory Monteith died from heroin, alcohol mix: Coroner's report

The British Columbia Coroners Service says investigators found a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle in the hotel room where "Glee" actor Cory Monteith was found dead in July. The coroner's final report issued Wednesday,...

 
Alec Baldwin remembers Tom Clancy as ‘a real gentleman’ 

Alec Baldwin remembers Tom Clancy as ‘a real gentleman’ 

Alec Baldwin, who played Jack Ryan in the film adaptation of Tom Clancy's 1984 novel "The Hunt for Red October," joined the many voices mourning the late author after his death on Tuesday. "Spending time with Tom prior to shooting was...

 
Author describes underground swinging subculture and wild sex parties in new book

Author describes underground swinging subculture and wild sex parties in new book

A Los Angeles-based screenwriter has opened the bedroom door to the widespread yet hidden world of swingers in a new book that's part memoir, part guide. In "Swingland," 38-year-old Daniel Stern describes his many encounters with multiple...

 
Saints winning despite lackluster ground game

Saints winning despite lackluster ground game

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints are flying high even though they can't get anything off the ground. Ranked near the bottom of the NFL in rushing, the Saints are 4-0 because they are doing just about everything else well. Quarterback Drew Brees...

 

Miami-Dade commissioners expand Urban Development Boundary

Miami-Dade County commissioners on Wednesday opened the door to more warehouses and offices west of Doral, agreeing to expand the Urban Development Boundary to include a 521 acre-chunk already surrounding by buildings. They also largely rejected staff...

 
‘Closed' signs are clear, except when they aren't

‘Closed' signs are clear, except when they aren't

WASHINGTON -- The tourists from China didn't know what to make of it as they contemplated the sign posted in front of one of Washington's grand memorials. “Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service area is...

 

Appeals court gives BP a win in settlement dispute

NEW ORLEANS -- A federal appeals court has given new life to oil giant BP PLC's claims that a judge's interpretation of a settlement after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could force the company to pay billions of dollars for bogus or inflated...

 

‘Closed' signs are clear, except when they aren't

WASHINGTON The tourists from China didn't know what to make of it as they contemplated the sign posted in front of one of Washington's grand memorials. “Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service area is closed...

 
Desmond's Steakhouse owner charged for not paying $100,000 to employees

Desmond's Steakhouse owner charged for not paying $100,000 to employees

The owner of a popular Manhattan steakhouse was arrested Wednesday and charged with shortchanging his workers to the tune of $100,000, the attorney general said. Paul Hurley, 48, owner of Desmond's Steakhouse & Grill on 7th Ave. in Times Square,...

 

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