News archive from 4 April 2013

Men who go bald on top of head have a higher risk of heart disease: study

Men who go bald on top of head have a higher risk of heart disease: study

Men who go bald on the top of their head should pay extra attention to their heart health, a new study suggests. A review of six previous studies that included data from 44,000 men found those who were bald or had lost most of their hair were...

 

Rare Florida panther released back into the wild

IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES -- An endangered Florida panther rescued as a kitten and raised in captivity has made a rare run back into the wild. The sandy-colored, 120-pound panther cautiously poked its head out of the crate that wildlife officials...

 
Yani Tseng relaxed, set for Kraft Nabisco

Yani Tseng relaxed, set for Kraft Nabisco

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Yani Tseng enters the Kraft Nabisco Championship in a far different position and frame of mind than she did last year. Winless in more than a year, Tseng lost the No. 1 spot in the world to Stacy Lewis three weeks ago in...

 

Lolo Jones commits to Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Drake Relays director Brian Brown says Des Moines native Lolo Jones has committed to run in her hometown meet later this month. Jones won the 100-meter hurdles every year from 2005-08 at Drake. She then lost three straight before...

 

Attorney: Seminole must overhaul how it evaluates school superintendent

SANFORD - Superintendent Walt Griffin's first evaluation by the Seminole County School Board was completed in a way that excluded the public, and the school district's attorney says the process will be corrected. Griffin, who took office in July, was...

 

U.S. Embassy in Cairo deletes Twitter post that angered Morsi supporters in Egypt

CAIRO -- The U.S. Embassy in Cairo shut down its provocative Twitter account for more than two hours Wednesday, one day after posting a clip from the Comedy Channel's “The Daily Show” in which host Jon Stewart bashed the...

 

Police investigating gas station robbery

Police charged two men suspected of robbing an Oxford gas station early this morning and were searching for a third suspect Wednesday afternoon. Oxford police Lt. L.G. Owens said an employee of the Samco gas station on U.S. 78 called police around...

 

Police investigating burglary

Anniston police are investigating a burglary involving more than $10,000 worth of air-conditioning equipment, which was reported Tuesday at a vacant home on Leighton Avenue. The homeowner, a 53-year-old Anniston man, does not live at the residence,...

 

Man reports college scholarship check stolen

An Anniston man told police Monday that his college scholarship and financial aid checks were stolen. The 36-year-old victim told police he was away from his home from October until February, Anniston police Sgt. Chris Sparks said. When the victim...

 
Florida woman arrested for forging painkiller prescriptions for dead dog and taking them herself

Florida woman arrested for forging painkiller prescriptions for dead dog and taking them herself

It’s a woman-eat-dog’s-pills world. Police in Palm Beach County, Fla., arrested a woman for forging prescriptions for her dog and then taking the pain pills herself. Suzanne Lee Kraus, 41, is accused of stealing prescription pads from the same vet who...

Daily News, 19:05 in Crime
 

Obama, in Colorado, appeals for compromise on gun control

DENVER - President Obama appealed to Americans to set aside "the people who take absolute positions" on gun issues and "put ourselves in the other person's shoes," as he appealed for compromise to revive flagging hopes for new gun...

 

Review: Ireland and the push and pull of 'Remembrance'

In a graveyard in a divided city, love declares itself. A formula as old as "Romeo and Juliet" returns in Graham Reid's sentimental comedy "Remembrance." Set in Belfast in Northern Ireland during the Troubles,...

 
John Patrick Jack Donovan, 1925- 2013

John Patrick "Jack" Donovan, 1925- 2013

John Patrick "Jack" Donovan started his structural engineering consulting firm in the basement of his Edgebrook house in the late 1950s, with his home phone as his business line. "None of us (kids) could answer the phone," said his...

 
Jamie Liebowitz, former Cardozo HS baseball standout, signs with Normal CornBelters of the independent Frontier League after playing at Albany and Adelphi

Jamie Liebowitz, former Cardozo HS baseball standout, signs with Normal CornBelters of the independent...

Jamie Liebowitz was losing confidence. Liebowitz recently signed with the Illinois-based Normal CornBelters of the independent Frontier League, but his professional prospects were looking grim in college. He had parlayed a good high school baseball...

Daily News, 19:08 in Sport
 
North Korea threatens United States with talk of nuclear war 

North Korea threatens United States with talk of nuclear war 

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Ratcheting up the rhetoric, North Korea warned early Thursday that its military has been cleared to wage an attack on the U.S. using “smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear” weapons. The Pentagon, meanwhile, said Wednesday...

 

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