News archive from 6 September 2013

Wolfpack walk-on QB Taylor makes the most of opportunity

RALEIGH Freshman quarterback Josh Taylor's name is almost always associated with the word “but.” “He doesn't have the greatest arm,” N.C. State coach Dave Doeren said. But … “He's not...

 
Tom Hiddleston teaches Cookie Monster about patience, delayed gratification

Tom Hiddleston teaches Cookie Monster about patience, delayed gratification

“The Avengers” star Tom Hiddleston took on a tough task during a recent trip to “Sesame Street.” The British actor, 32, tried to teach Cookie Monster a lesson on the importance of patience using the muppet’s favorite treat: a scrumptious chocolate...

 
Moustakas' HR in 13th lifts Royals past Mariners

Moustakas' HR in 13th lifts Royals past Mariners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Moustakas homered to lead off the 13th inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals to a 7-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. Moustakas homered to right on an 0-2 pitch from Chance Ruffin (0-1), who had not pitched in...

 

Several frosh played well, and then Wilson fumbled

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ... BUCKEYES BUZZ: Nine freshmen saw action in Saturday's 40-20 win over Buffalo. Making their debut were S Vonn Bell, RB Dontre Wilson, RB Ezekiel Elliott, CB Cam Burrows, LB Trey...

 

Thursday's Sports Transactions

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Claimed 1B-3B Mauro Gomez off waivers from Toronto. ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Exercised the 2014 contract options C Billy Alvino, RHP Bo Budkevics, LHP Adam Brown, RHP Min Hur, RHP Fray Martinez, RHP Pat Moran,...

 

Farmers want Obama to back off immigration workplace enforcement

WASHINGTON Farmers' congressional allies are pressuring the Obama administration to ease up on some immigration work-site enforcement, underscoring a conflict at the heart of a broad-based immigration bill. This week, spurred by complaints from...

 
Angelina Jolie to receive Oscar for humanitarian work

Angelina Jolie to receive Oscar for humanitarian work

The Oscars aren’t for another six months but Angelina Jolie is already racking up another golden statuette. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the “In the Land of Blood and Honey” director with the honorary Jean Hersholt...

 
'Game of Thrones' and 'Thor: The Dark World' director Alan Taylor in talks for 'Terminator' reboot: report

'Game of Thrones' and 'Thor: The Dark World' director Alan Taylor in talks for 'Terminator' reboot: report

From dragons to time-traveling robots, director Alan Taylor is cornering the geek market. The “Game of Thrones” director is in talks to helm the reboot of the “Terminator” trilogy, Variety reports. Jerod Harris/Getty Images Actor Tom Hiddleston and...

 
Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' named song of the summer by Billboard magazine

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' named song of the summer by Billboard magazine

To no one's surprise, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is Billboard's song of the summer. Billboard announced the list Thursday. Rock outfit Imagine Dragons is second with "Radioactive," followed by Daft Punk with "Get...

 

Obama shadowboxes with Putin at summit

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged a handshake, some pleasantries and seemingly little else Thursday as they met before an economic summit overshadowed by Obama's call for a military strike...

 
West Kendall middle schooler sets record for running

West Kendall middle schooler sets record for running

When 13-year-old Sebastian Deoleo started running this summer at Hammocks Community Park, he did it with a purpose. After 10 weeks of running every weekday, he earned the Miami Dade Parks' record for running, clocking 145 total miles. “I...

 

Predictions for NFC teams

Sam Farmer's team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish: WEST SEATTLE 2012, 11-5, 2nd in West Last year in playoffs 2012 They're going all the way: This team won seven of its final eight regular-season games-including a 42-13 pounding of...

 

Small-time Miami actor, wife plead guilty to $15 million Medicare scam

Roberto F. Marrero, a bit-part TV actor in such shows as Miami Vice, pleaded guilty Thursday along with his wife and another Miami man to a $15 million Medicare fraud scheme. Marrero, 60, and Sandra Fernandez Viera, 49, former owners of a Miami home...

 

Studies show varying costs for coverage under Obamacare

WASHINGTON -- A flurry of new reports from prominent health care research organizations show the cost of individual health coverage under Obamacare will vary widely among states next year, but drastic predictions of premium “sticker...

 

House Democrats could be tough sell on Syria strike

WASHINGTON -- As the House of Representatives prepares to vote this month on whether to launch military action in Syria, President Barack Obama will have to persuade not only Republicans but also members of his own party to go along. That includes...

 

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