News archive from 8 March 2013

Only winning the World Baseball Classic will do for Team USA as Joe Torre’s team prepares for Friday’s opener against Mexico 

Only winning the World Baseball Classic will do for Team USA as Joe Torre’s team prepares for Friday’s...

PHOENIX - When Team USA gathered for the first time this week, Joe Torre pitched this idea to them: How wonderful would it be to become the first American team to win the World Baseball Classic, the tournament that showcases what Torre called...

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Miami Hurricanes look to ‘regroup' after tough loss to Georgia Tech

University of Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga is an analytical guy. Never gets too high. Never gets too low. So, he was not panicking the day after the No. 6 Hurricanes lost to Georgia Tech at the buzzer, their third loss in four games....

 

Senate debate over drones divides Republican Party

WASHINGTON -- A sudden debate over the potential use of unmanned drones against terrorist suspects in the United States touched off a power struggle within the Republican Party Thursday, even as the Senate confirmed President Obama's CIA nominee after...

 

Flight attendants, air marshals irked by TSA knife-policy change

A number of flight attendants and air marshals want the Transportation and Security Administration to reconsider its decision to allow passengers to carry small knives aboard planes starting next month. The changes in the carry-on security standards,...

 

Gators forward Will Yeguete searches for his form as postseason looms

GAINESVILLE - Florida Gators' reserve forward Will Yeguete averaged 6.2 points and 6.7 rebounds before right knee pain became unbearable in early February. For a team that won seven SEC games in January by an average of 25.2 points, Yeguete's numbers...

 
Ric Menello, hip-hop video director behind LL Cool J's 'Going Back to Cali' and Beastie Boys' 'Fight for Your Right to Party,' dead at 59

Ric Menello, hip-hop video director behind LL Cool J's 'Going Back to Cali' and Beastie Boys' 'Fight for...

Ric Menello, a pioneer of hip-hop videos with groups like Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys and later an acclaimed independent filmmaker, died Friday of a heart attack. He was 59. A lifelong New Yorker, Menello directed the video for the Beastie Boys' 1987...

 

Haitians testify about prisons in 'Baby Doc' case

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Two men testified before a three-judge appeals panel Thursday that they were imprisoned in ghastly conditions for months without charge under the government of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier. Agronomist Alix Fils-Aime...

 

NHLPA approves four-division realignment

The NHL Players Association approved the league's latest realignment proposal for next season Thursday with the provision that it be revisited in 2015. The realignment, which has been discussed in some form since 2011, will be marked by the Winnipeg...

 
Konerko hits 2 HRs, White Sox beat Cubs

Konerko hits 2 HRs, White Sox beat Cubs

MESA, Ariz. -- Paul Konerko hit two home runs and Adam Dunn added a two-run shot as the Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 Thursday. Dunn and Konerko hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning. They also added singles and Gordon Beckham had a...

 

NCAA to reconsider some recruiting deregulation

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA says its board of directors will review two proposals adopted in January that were aimed at deregulating recruiting after some coaches and administrators expressed concerns about the possible changes. The NCAA announced on...

 

Conrad A. 'Cal' Langenberg, 1940-2013

Conrad A. "Cal" Langenberg had the ability to see beauty in the world around him and capture it on camera during an award-winning 40-year career as a cinematographer with Chicago public television station WTTW. "He could frame and...

 

Review: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' a rough slog on the yellow brick road

Sometimes sweet, sometimes scary, sometimes sour, "Oz the Great and Powerful" is a film that doesn't know its own mind. A partially effective jumble whose elements clash rather than cohere, this solid but not spectacular effort stubbornly...

 

Chad Billingsley avoids knife, but 'sword of Damocles' remains

Ah, and so it goes. The constant watch. The crossing of fingers and hopeful talk. Or as Vin Scully put it, "the sword of Damocles" that hangs over Chad Billingsley and his elbow with each outing. Billingsley elected not to have...

 
Weekly U.S. unemployment claims fall to 340,000

Weekly U.S. unemployment claims fall to 340,000

WASHINGTON The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 last week, driving down the four-week average to its lowest level in five years. The drop is a positive sign ahead of Friday's report on February job...

 
American households’ wealth climbed to near pre-recession peak at end of 2012

American households’ wealth climbed to near pre-recession peak at end of 2012

The total net worth of American households at the end of 2012 was almost where it was before the Great Recession - and has probably passed its high-water mark by now. Rising home prices and a resurgent stock market helped boost the net worth of U.S....

 

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