News archive from 8 June 2013

Few options for online users to avoid spying, experts say

WASHINGTON -- What can people do to protect their privacy from massive data-mining efforts by U.S. and other intelligence services? The answer is not much, short of going off the grid completely. Reports in The Washington Post and the Guardian...

 

Norwegian Cruise Line CEO extends contract — with a big raise

Norwegian Cruise Line's president and CEO isn't going anywhere for awhile. On Friday, the Doral-based company disclosed in a regulatory filing that Kevin Sheehan had extended his contract for another three years, with automatic renewals that would...

 

VP tag team: Biden, Gore to campaign for Markey

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic vice presidents are teaming up to head off a Republican victory in Massachusetts' special Senate election. The White House says Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Al Gore will attend a fundraiser in...

 
Column: In tennis, Rafa vs. Roger is so yesterday

Column: In tennis, Rafa vs. Roger is so yesterday

PARIS -- If variety is the spice of life, then we should be sick by now of Rafael Nadal, with his seven titles in eight years at the French Open and another waiting for him in Sunday's final. Perhaps tennis and its only Grand Slam tournament played on...

 

After auctions, old school buses get a second life

FOR SALE: Reliable wheels for daily commuting. High miles, well maintained, head-turning color. Seats 65. If you're bored with sedans and SUVs, the Osceola County school district will be glad to make you a deal Saturday on a sturdy, if not all that...

 

Cleveland man faces 329 charges in missing women case

Cleveland - A man accused of holding three women captive in his run-down home for a decade has been indicted on 329 charges including kidnapping and rape, prosecutors said. A Cuyahoga County grand jury returned the indictment Friday against Ariel...

 

Orlando Fringe revivals: 'Dance for Grandma, 'Little Miss Fringe Festival,' 'Pillow Talk,' 'Field Guide to...

Here are Orlando Fringe Festival shows that are getting additional performances post-Fringe. • "Dance For Grandma" will be perfomed at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Breakthough Theatre of Winter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park. All...

 

Saturday's preview: Timbers at Fire

TV/radio: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; WPWR-Ch. 50; WLEY-FM 107.9-FM. Series: Portland 3-0-0. Last meeting: The Timbers won 2-1 on May 20, 2012 at Jeld-Wen Field. Probable goaltenders: Fire, Sean Johnson (3-6-2) 1.18 gaa; Timbers, Milos Kocic (0-0-0) 0.00...

 

USC football: Receiver Steven Mitchell out for season

USC freshman receiver Steven Mitchell will miss the 2013 season because of a knee injury suffered Friday during a voluntary workout, the school announced. Mitchell suffered torn ligaments in his right knee, the school said. The loss of Mitchell leaves...

 

State college system reviewing employees’ views on Gadsden State president

Alabama Community College System officials on Friday were deciding what action to take after recently completing an investigation of Gadsden State Community College, prompted by hundreds of employees there last month voting they had no confidence in...

 

Cleburne to kick off computer initiative

Cleburne County wants to join the growing number of school systems that provide a computer device to each of the students, often called one-to-one initiatives. The system is purchasing small, portable computers equipped with Google’s Web-based...

 
Census data shows Calhoun a regional economic draw for workers

Census data shows Calhoun a regional economic draw for workers

slideshow The high volume of traffic into Anniston and Oxford each morning is the last thing motorists want to see, unless perhaps they are area economic developers. Calhoun County pulls in nearly 5,000 workers from the surrounding area every day...

 

Penguins look to avoid sweep in Game 4

BOSTON - The Penguins haven't been swept in the playoffs in 34 years, and they'll fight to keep that streak intact when they face the Bruins on Friday night for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden. The Bruins, who were the last ones...

 
Former CMU, Saginaw basketball coach Charlie Coles dies

Former CMU, Saginaw basketball coach Charlie Coles dies

OXFORD, OHIO - Longtime Miami (Ohio) and Central Michigan basketball coach Charlie Coles, the school's all-time leader in victories, died today at his Oxford home, the school said. He was 71. No cause of death was reported immediately, but Coles had a...

 
Peacock's race important to state GOP

Peacock's race important to state GOP

For Edwin Peacock, it was a welcome plug at Friday's opening of the North Carolina Republican Convention. “Our candidate for mayor,” state GOP Chairman Robin Hayes called him as Peacock took the dais to lead 1,600 delegates in...

 

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