News archive from 6 April 2013

Florida is overwhelming choice of Brazilian visitors

South Florida residents are accustomed to hearing Portuguese accents as Brazilian visitors flock to stores and tourist attractions, but they may not be aware of just how popular the Sunshine State is in Brazil. Mauro Vieira, Brazil's ambassador to the...

 

At least 36 killed in southwest Nigeria bus crash

LAGOS, Nigeria -- An official says at least 36 people have been killed in a bus crash in which a gasoline tanker exploded in southwest Nigeria. The explosion happened Friday afternoon in Nigeria's Edo state. Federal Road Safety Corps spokesman Jonas...

 
George, African-American religious leaders press their case against gay marriage

George, African-American religious leaders press their case against gay marriage

Catholic leader Cardinal Francis George spoke out against the "redefinition of marriage" Friday, joined by a number of African-American pastors who are opposed to legalizing gay marriage in Illinois. The cardinal said legally changing the...

 

Naperville high schools want to curb cheating

With communication and access to information easier than ever before, Naperville high school officials are aiming to give students a better definition of what constitutes cheating. Leaders from both Naperville North and Central high schools have been...

 

At least 36 killed in southwest Nigeria bus crash

LAGOS, Nigeria An official says at least 36 people have been killed in a bus crash in which a gasoline tanker exploded in southwest Nigeria. The explosion happened Friday afternoon in Nigeria's Edo state. Federal Road Safety Corps spokesman Jonas Agwu...

 

Yemen begins push to get citizens out of Guantanamo detention

SANAA, Yemen -- Abdulrahman al Shabati, his parents say, never had any connection to al Qaida. Instead, they insist, his decade-long detention at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is little more than a case of terrible luck. Shabati, they...

 

Yemen begins push to get citizens out of Guantanamo detention

SANAA, Yemen Abdulrahman al Shabati, his parents say, never had any connection to al Qaida. Instead, they insist, his decade-long detention at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is little more than a case of terrible luck. Shabati, they say,...

 

Edwin Peacock announces for mayor

Edwin Peacock wants to be Charlotte's next mayor. The former Republican city council member and congressional candidate became the first candidate to officially enter the race following incumbent Mayor Anthony Foxx's surprise announcement Friday to...

 
Wesley Snipes leaves Pa. prison after tax sentence

Wesley Snipes leaves Pa. prison after tax sentence

LEWIS RUN, Pa. -- Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania. Snipes was convicted in 2008 on tax charges. He was released Tuesday. A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman said Friday he'll be overseen by the New York Community...

 
Michael Jackson civil jury pool grows to 60 people

Michael Jackson civil jury pool grows to 60 people

LOS ANGELES -- A court has ended the first week of jury selection in a civil case over Michael Jackson's death with 60 potential jurors selected. Jury selection will resume Monday and is expected to stretch into the following week in an effort to find...

 
Governor Bentley will not order Guardsmen into schools

Governor Bentley will not order Guardsmen into schools

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Governor Robert Bentley has no plans to order armed National Guardsmen into schools to increase safety, he said Friday.Representative Johnny Mack Morrow had requested the security forces after Bentley rejected a bill that would...

 
Davis' slam, 5 RBIs carry Orioles over Twins 9-5

Davis' slam, 5 RBIs carry Orioles over Twins 9-5

BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis extended his torrid start with a grand slam and five RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles used a five-run eighth inning to beat Minnesota 9-5 Friday in their home opener. Davis became the fourth player in major league history to...

 
Rosario, Fowler lead Rockies past Padres 5-2

Rosario, Fowler lead Rockies past Padres 5-2

DENVER -- Wilin Rosario and Dexter Fowler homered, helping Jeff Francis and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 Friday in a festive home opener at Coors Field. Francis (1-0) was ahead of batters all afternoon as he scattered five hits...

 
Gerard Butler does the Harlem Shake with British troops

Gerard Butler does the Harlem Shake with British troops

Gerard Butler got in on the shake … the Harlem shake. Although the actor is a little late to join the online phenomenon that went viral in early February, it didn’t stop him from getting in on the fun. RELATED: SEE IT: HEAT JUMP ON 'HARLEM SHAKE'...

 

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