News archive from 5 April 2013

Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson becomes latest lawmaker to endorse same-sex marriage

Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson becomes latest lawmaker to endorse same-sex marriage

Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson on Thursday became the latest lawmaker to flip on the issue of gay marriage. “(T)o discriminate against one class and not another is wrong for me. If we are endowed by our Creator with rights, then why shouldn't those...

 

Starting pitching key to Cubs winning series

PITTSBURGH - If the Cubs can get the kind of starting pitching this season they saw from Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson and Travis Wood in the opening series, they'll be much better than anyone anticipated. Wood allowed one hit over six innings...

 
NY Rangers newcomer John Moore looks to build on strong debut against Pittsburgh Penguins

NY Rangers newcomer John Moore looks to build on strong debut against Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH - John Moore was "nervous" being thrust into the Rangers' lineup on Wednesday night, arriving from Columbus in the Marian Gaborik trade haul just 15 minutes prior to warm-ups at the Garden. But in his debut, the 22-year-old...

Daily News, 19:02 in Sport
 

Heika: 'I don't see how the coaching staff survives this season'

Stars beat writer Mike Heika answered questions in a chat on Monday. Here are some highlights. What's your take on Joe Nieuwendyk and Glen Gulutzan tenure here in Dallas? Is it time for change? I hate to say anyone is losing his job, but I don't see...

Dallas News, 19:03 in Sport
 
Fast food workers strike, demanding $15 an hour and unions

Fast food workers strike, demanding $15 an hour and unions

Fast food workers across the city went on strike Thursday forcing three restaurants to close entirely due to lack of staff. Roughly 400 workers at 70 McDonald's, Burger King, KFC and Domino's restaurants rallied for better wages and benefits. RELATED:...

 

New Zealand withdraws its troops from Afghanistan

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan New Zealand has withdrawn its small contingent of troops from Afghanistan. The South Pacific nation had stationed about 145 soldiers in central Bamiyan province since 2003. Ten of its soldiers died during the conflict. The...

 
Coney Island tenants plan to sue landlord over busted elevator still down since Sandy  

Coney Island tenants plan to sue landlord over busted elevator still down since Sandy  

Coney Island tenants living in a building with a busted elevator since Superstorm Sandy are suing their landlord charging they've been trapped for the more than five months. Residents at t 2770 W. 33rd St. contend corporate landlord Coney Island Site...

 

Puerto Rico to overhaul public pension system

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Senators in Puerto Rico have approved a bill to overhaul the island's crumbling pension system as hundreds of irate public employees protested outside the seaside Capitol building. The House of Representatives was expected to...

 
Seminole State opens 'Eurydice'

Seminole State opens 'Eurydice'

The Fine Arts Theatre at Seminole State College of Florida continues its 2012-13 season with "Eurydice" in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Theatre (building G). It opens this Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. In "Eurydice," playwright...

 

New Zealand withdraws its troops from Afghanistan

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan -- New Zealand has withdrawn its small contingent of troops from Afghanistan. The South Pacific nation had stationed about 145 soldiers in central Bamiyan province since 2003. Ten of its soldiers died during the conflict. The...

 

Puerto Rico to overhaul public pension system

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Senators in Puerto Rico have approved a bill to overhaul the island's crumbling pension system as hundreds of irate public employees protested outside the seaside Capitol building. The House of Representatives was expected to...

 

Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “McCrory proposes Medicaid overhaul” (April 4): Keep for-profit businesses out of N.C. medical services So Gov. Pat McCrory is looking into a “bold”' Medicaid overhaul. Mentioned in the...

 

Demi Lovato tweets picture of herself without makeup

Demi Lovato tweeted a photo of herself without makeup on Wednesday, urging her almost 13 million followers to do the same. "Ladies, be brave today.. take off your make-up and stop using those filters!! WE are beautiful!!!," she wrote as a...

 

‘Evil Dead' remake is a humorless gorefest

Relentless, pitiless, bloody and intense – that's the remake of Sam Raimi's “The Evil Dead.” But is this “Evil Dead” (they dropped the “The” in the title) any good? Yes and...

 

Parent trigger bill approved by House

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House approved the controversial parent-trigger proposal Thursday, setting the stage for a showdown in the Senate. If the storyline sounds familiar, there's a reason: The bill, which would enable parents at low-performing...

 

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