News archive from 9 November 2012

Claims about flood-damaged cars aren't true

Claims about flood-damaged cars aren't true

DETROIT -- In the days since Superstorm Sandy, an alarming prediction has flashed across the Internet: Hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged vehicles will inundate the nation's used-car market, and buyers might not be told which cars have been...

 

Lions' Scott Linehan picked up three-tackle package from Patriots

Allen Park - Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan gave credit where credit was due Thursday.Using rookie tackle Riley Reiff in a three-tackle package was an idea he picked up from the New England Patriots. "New England did a lot of that with...

 

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami claims Manhattan gallery owner reproducing his work without permission

Internationally renown artist Takashi Murakami is suing a prominent Manhattan gallery owner over her decision loan his limited edition wallpaper design to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Japanese artist is demanding that Marianne Boesky — daughter...

 

Lions' Nick Fairley waives appearance for drunk driving arraignment

Mobile, Ala. - Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley did not appear in a Mobile, Ala., courtroom Thursday for his arraignment on drunken driving and reckless driving charges.Fairley instead waived his court appearance. Fairley's lawyer, Sid Harrell,...

 
Michigan State ready for life after Draymond Green

Michigan State ready for life after Draymond Green

East Lansing -- With Michigan State's first game days away, Tom Izzo recounted a story from late last week. It was Friday night and Michigan State had plodded its way through an uninspired exhibition victory over Division II St. Cloud State. No one...

 

Romney campaign gives up in Florida

Mitt Romney's top campaign official in Florida conceded Thursday that President Obama will win the state, acknowledging a vote count that was moving inexorably against the Republicans. Several Florida counties are still counting ballots, but most of...

 

Unitarian Universalists create a space to grow

NASHVILLE, Tenn. For Nathan De Lee, going to church as a kid was an ordeal. De Lee, a Unitarian Universalist, grew up in rural Kansas, so attending services meant an overnight trip to Kansas City, Mo. Today, getting to church is easy for De Lee, an...

 

No surprise: Lions' Suh voted NFL's dirtiest player

Ndamukong Suh received a pass from the Chicago Bears for his vicious sack of quarterback Jay Cutler this season, with Cutler, coach Lovie Smith and others conceding it was clean hit. But that didn't keep the Detroit Lions defensive tackle from being...

 

Election won't end abortion/contraception debate

NEW YORK -- Democrats and liberal advocacy groups have declared victory in what they called a Republican "war on women" and are celebrating the defeats of some GOP candidates who took rigid stands against abortion. However, the issues in...

 
Miley Cyrus gets surprise bachelorette party, lap dance from male strippers on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Miley Cyrus gets surprise bachelorette party, lap dance from male strippers on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

What would Mickey Mouse say? Former Disney star Miley Cyrus got the surprise of a lifetime while on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday — a lap dance from two topless male strippers and a few wads of dollar bills to toss at them seductively. Cyrus,...

 

Dade teachers union, district reach tentative agreement to boost salaries

Miami-Dade teachers could see their first salary increase in three years, union leaders and district administrators announced Thursday. The United Teachers of Dade's bargaining team and district administrators signed late Thursday a tentative...

 

CMU education professor charged with 4 felony child porn counts

A Central Michigan University professor has been charged with four counts of possessing child pornography on his work computer, the university said this afternoon. William Merrill, a tenured member of CMU's College of Education and Human Services, was...

 

Quarterly profit down sharply at Michael Baker Corp.

By Len Boselovic / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Michael Baker Corp. today reported sharply lower third-quarter profit, announced a cost-cutting plan, and said it will begin paying a dividend. The Moon engineering company said profit for the quarter...

 

Corbett will head a spring trade trip to South America

By Laura Olson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HARRISBURG -- Gov. Tom Corbett will embark on his second international trade mission next spring, this time heading to Brazil and Chile. The governor's office announced the trip this afternoon, stating that the...

 

Appling, Hardaway Jr., Burke, McCallum on Wooden Award watch list

Michigan State's Keith Appling, Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke, and Detroit Mercy's Ray McCallum are among the 50 players on the preseason watch list for the Wooden Award.The award is presented to the nation's most outstanding college...

 

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