News archive from 5 April 2015

Bishop's ordeal offers spiritual blessings

Bishop's ordeal offers spiritual blessings

TRENTON, N.J. — The words of the prophet Isaiah resonated inside the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption on Palm Sunday. "The Lord has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary." The same passage was...

 
Jersey shore summer rentals: Signs of life?

Jersey shore summer rentals: Signs of life?

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — The Waldorf condominium complex in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River is a work in progress. Front-end loaders and construction trucks are parked outside. Workers are rebuilding its swimming pool. And they haven't yet started...

 

Murphy drops narrow UFC decision

Mixed martial arts fighter Lauren Murphy of Eagle River lost a narrow unanimous decision to Liz Carmouche on Saturday during the undercard of UFC Fight Night 63 in Fairfax, Virginia. According to an account of the bantamweight fight on ufc.com,...

 
$99 wireless headphones: Mobile music on a budget

$99 wireless headphones: Mobile music on a budget

In today's world of curved smartphones and transforming laptops, it can feel archaic to have headphones that keep you permanently tethered in place — but sometimes you want better sound than you typically get with Bluetooth-powered headsets, too. The...

 
5 most incredible discoveries of the week

5 most incredible discoveries of the week

A possible superbug-slayer made of garlic and a revealing military study on suicide make the list: Stone Age Sex Quiz Shows Ladies Reproduced More Than Men: For every 17 women who reproduced during the Stone Age, just one man did the same. Researchers...

 
Digital Life: To tweet or not about death, dying

Digital Life: To tweet or not about death, dying

Is it acceptable to blog about your illness from your hospital bed? How about if you're dying? What about a son tweeting from his mother's bedside in the ICU? Last month, Lisa Bonchek Adams, the mother of three, died long after being diagnosed with...

 
Surf Report: Which drone is right for you?

Surf Report: Which drone is right for you?

While the future of Amazon's ambitious Prime Air is still up in the air — the drone delivery service is being tested in rural British Columbia, Canada, for the time being — the popularity of flying UAVs ("Unmanned Aerial Vehicles") has taken...

 

Islamic State seizes Palestinian refugee camp in Syria

Hwaida Saad and Maher Samaan contributed reporting from Beirut. AMMAN, Jordan -- Islamic State militants have seized most of a sprawling Palestinian refugee district in the southern part of the Syrian capital, Damascus, an area that has been under...

 
Priest turns road warrior to cover 4 Minnesota parishes

Priest turns road warrior to cover 4 Minnesota parishes

Fullscreen The Rev. Greg Mastey arrives at Our Lady of Mount Caramel Church in Opole for his second Palm Sunday Mass. (Photo: Jason Wachter, jwachter@stcloudtimes.com) Fullscreen The Rev. Greg Mastey gets ready for his Palm Sunday Mass at Our Lady of...

 
Duke's defense too much for Michigan State in Final Four

Duke's defense too much for Michigan State in Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS — Breaking down Duke's 81-61 victory against Michigan State in the NCAA tournament semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday night. Duke advanced to play in Monday's national title game against the winner of Saturday night's...

Usa Today, 20:46 in Sport
 
Johnny Manziel plays golf but status still unclear

Johnny Manziel plays golf but status still unclear

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Johnny Manziel showed up in Shreveport to play some golf with his father on Saturday, but that doesn't necessarily mean the beleaguered Cleveland Browns quarterback is done with his rehabilitation. According to a person with...

Usa Today, 21:27 in Sport
 
Armour: It's time to stop overlooking Duke

Armour: It's time to stop overlooking Duke

INDIANAPOLIS— Duke let Michigan State have its four minutes of fun. Then it spent the rest of the first half making the Spartans pay for it. In less than 12 minutes Saturday, the Blue Devils turned an eight-point deficit – their largest of the NCAA...

Usa Today, 21:27 in Sport
 

Anchorage action group hosts potluck celebrating city's diversity

Anchorage residents gathered Saturday at an east side shopping mall to celebrate the city’s diversity, an event prompted by an act of vandalism that targeted local Sudanese refugees. Families rubbed elbows with politicians in an atrium of the Northway...

 
Defensive-minded Duke can win in so many different ways

Defensive-minded Duke can win in so many different ways

INDIANAPOLIS — Using a combination of repeated drives to the basket and stifling defense, Duke sucked the life out of Saturday's national semifinal against Michigan State, moving coach Mike Krzyzewski within a victory of his fifth national...

Usa Today, 22:42 in Sport
 
Gay honor student told she can't wear tux to prom

Gay honor student told she can't wear tux to prom

MONROE, La. — An openly gay student and top academic scholar at a Louisiana high school won't attend the prom this year because the school won't allow her to wear a tuxedo. The school says it's simply a dress code, but Carroll High School senior...

 
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