News archive from 4 September 2013

After an ‘oppressive’ Texas childhood, why fashion titan Tom Ford is opening a flagship store in Dallas

Fashion titan, control freak, boundary pusher. Husband, father, movie crier. Which Tom Ford is opening a flagship store in Dallas this month? Editor-in-chief Rob Brinkley talks to both of them edited from an interview by ROB BRINKLEY He doesn't know...

 
Legends of Wrestling Night a crowd pleaser at Marlins Park

Legends of Wrestling Night a crowd pleaser at Marlins Park

Bill Goldberg and The Hart Foundation (Bret The Hitman Hart, Jim The Anvil Neidhart, Jimmy Mouth of the South Hart) headlined a Legends of Wrestling Night on Saturday, Aug. 24 when the Miami Marlins hosted the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park. The...

 

Oleta Park property pulled from Florida's “surplus” list

Two big chunks of Oleta River State Park, the largest remaining coastal mangrove forest in North Biscayne Bay, won't be going on the state auction block after all. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has removed two tracts totaling 145...

 

NFL power rankings, preseason edition: Where do the Detroit Lions stand?

Finally, pro football is back this week! With two days until the kickoff game between the Ravens and Broncos, Free Press sports writer Brian Manzullo has ranked all 32 NFL teams, from the bottom to the top. Disagree with these rankings? Create your...

 

Hunchback King Richard III infected with worms

LONDON -- Researchers who dug up King Richard III's skeleton say they appear to have discovered another problem the hunchback monarch had during his brief and violent reign: parasitic worms in his guts that grew up to a foot long. In those remains,...

 

Tuesday's Sports Transactions

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Activated OF Ryan Raburn from the 15-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS — Acquired C Matt Pagnozzi from Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Recalled LHP Donnie Joseph and INF Johnny...

 

Grilli hoping to resume role as Pirates closer

MILWAUKEE -- The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Jason Grilli from the disabled list Tuesday, and the All-Star knows he has some work to do before reclaiming his spot as the team's closer. Grilli says he'll be ready when the time comes. "I think I...

 

Sophie Hannah to pen new 'Agathie Christie' novel

LONDON Here's one mystery solved: Sophie Hannah is the crime writer given the formidable and most likely lucrative task of reviving Agatha Christie's famed detective, Hercule Poirot, in a new novel announced Wednesday. The joint venture involving...

 

Sophie Hannah to pen new 'Agathie Christie' novel

LONDON -- Here's one mystery solved: Sophie Hannah is the crime writer given the formidable and most likely lucrative task of reviving Agatha Christie's famed detective, Hercule Poirot, in a new novel announced Wednesday. The joint venture involving...

 
Elephant polo competition pits Thai ladyboys against former New Zealand rugby stars 

Elephant polo competition pits Thai ladyboys against former New Zealand rugby stars 

It was a week these elephants will never forget. Fifty-one of the massive animals took a break from their day jobs last week to compete in an international elephant polo match in Thailand. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Kevin, a Filipino ladyboy, gets...

 

Bill would expand state's gun-storage requirement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A bill that is close to passing the Legislature would require gun owners to lock up their weapons if they live with someone who is legally prohibited from owning a firearm. The legislation from Democratic Sen. Rod Wright of...

 

'The Butler' tops 'One Direction' at box office

"Lee Daniels' The Butler" was served another first-place finish over the Labor Day weekend. The film starring Forest Whitaker as a veteran White House butler earned $20.2 million in the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a...

 

News Summary: S&P says US suit is 'retaliation'

RATINGS RETALIATION?: Standard & Poor's says the U.S. government sued the rating agency as "retaliation" for its downgrade of the country's credit rating. US GOVERNMENT CLAIMS: The Justice Department filed civil charges against S&P...

 

Haleakala Ranch celebrating 125th anniversary

MAKAWAO, Hawaii -- A Maui ranch that dates to the days of Hawaii's monarchy is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an exhibit of cowboy boots, photographs and other historical artifacts. The Maui News reports (http://bit.ly/1cDpNmQ ) the exhibit...

 

NSA leak might lead to cancellation of Brazil state visit

MEXICO CITY -- Revelations of a U.S. spy program that allegedly allows digital surveillance of the presidents of Brazil and Mexico have drawn cries of indignation and anger in both nations, but the fallout may be strongest for U.S.-Brazil relations....

 

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