News archive from 6 June 2013

Troy police investigate sexual assault claim at church

Troy police are investigating a report that a child in a child care program at St. Augustine Lutheran Church may have been sexually assaulted. A parent contacted police May 22 to report the allegation, said Troy Police Capt. Robert Redmond. Police...

 
Murder conviction in killing of Murry Bergtraum High School hoops star 

Murder conviction in killing of Murry Bergtraum High School hoops star 

A young man from Manhattan was convicted Wednesday of killing high school basketball star Tayshana (Chicken) Murphy inside the Harlem building where she lived. Tyshawn Brockington, 23, was found guilty of one of two counts of second-degree murder that...

 

Pippa Middleton named Vanity Fair contributing editor

Pippa Middleton is putting her name to paper: The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge is now a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The royal's younger sibling, sister-in-law to Britain's Prince William, will pen a series of columns for the magazine,...

 

Jury IDs will be kept private at Zimmerman trial

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The identities of potential jurors in the trial of the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing an unarmed teenager in central Florida will be kept confidential, a Florida judge ruled Wednesday. Circuit Judge Debra...

 

Gov. Scott trades up on new plane

Rick Scott is the first governor in the history of Florida (and likely the last) to travel the state in his own personal jet. He's a one-man airline. Air Scott. As a candidate in 2010, Scott thought it was extravagant for taxpayers to pay for two...

 

N.C. House panel keeps fracking moratorium

RALEIGH A state House committee soundly rejected an effort to lift the state's fracking moratorium, signaling a rebuke to the state Senate's aggressive push to fast-track shale gas exploration in North Carolina. The legislation had sailed through the...

 

Brazil troops to contain Indian-rancher conflicts

SAO PAULO -- Soldiers of the elite National Force have been sent to central-western Brazil where hundreds of Terena Indians are occupying a ranch they say is on ancestral lands, the Justice Ministry said Wednesday. In a statement posted on its...

 
Wednesday's French Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to meet in men's semifinals

Wednesday's French Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to meet in men's semifinals

Paris The long, leafy main walkway at Roland Garros separated Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as they played simultaneous French Open matches in different stadiums Wednesday. Now they'll go head to head. Both advanced to Friday's semifinals with...

 

D.C. gridlock raises risk from hurricanes in Fla.

From Florida, it's easy to view the endless government gridlock in Washington as taking place in another world. Until the partisan antics in the U.S. Capitol hit home in the Sunshine State - along with the 2013 hurricane season. Lately Gov. Rick Scott...

 

Letters to the editor: Trayvon, Scouts, tax code

As someone who was living in Washington, D.C., during the riots following the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., I was appalled to hear a local minister being interviewed on NPR equate Trayvon Martin's death to the deaths of King and...

 

News Summary: How to buy wedding rings online

CLICK FOR DEALS: Engagement and wedding rings from online jewelers can cost more than 20 percent less than those from brick and mortar stores, experts say. CAN I RETURN THIS?: Make sure the online store will let you return the ring for a full refund,...

 

Obama welcomes Ravens to White House

President Barack Obama welcomed the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to the White House on Wednesday. The President singled out quarterback Joe Flacco for his Most Valuable Player winning performance against the San Francisco 49ers. "Good...

 

Miami Heat's Chris Bosh embraces next challenge

As his teammates celebrated on the AmericanAirlines Arena court late Monday night, Chris Bosh took a breath and looked around. A sense of relief seemed to come over his face. The Heat pushed back in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals to knock off...

 

Cubs Game Day: Pujols faces longtime rivals

ANAHEIM -- One day after the Angels' Albert Pujols beat the Cubs Tuesday night with a two-run eighth inning home run, manager Dale Sveum still had no regrets on pitching to win with first base open. Sveum said Wednesday that Pujols, who is hitting...

 
Keselowski unfazed by latest NASCAR points penalty

Keselowski unfazed by latest NASCAR points penalty

SPARTA, Ky. -- Brad Keselowski's standing in the chase for his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship is an encouraging sign of where his team is headed. The Penske Racing driver foresees a better outlook once his team gets a handle...

 

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