News archive from 11 April 2013

Nonito Donaire ready to show his best against Guillermo Rigondeaux at Radio City Music Hall 

Nonito Donaire ready to show his best against Guillermo Rigondeaux at Radio City Music Hall 

Nonito Donaire believes he is in the most dangerous spot a boxer can find himself, and it has nothing to with facing Guillermo Rigondeaux in a 12-round title match at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night. Donaire, the WBO junior featherweight...

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Intrigue swirls as Iran prepares to choose next president

TEHRAN - The reform movement that took to the streets to protest alleged vote-rigging in Iran's last presidential election has been crushed. The supreme leader has made it clear that such behavior will not be tolerated this time. But that doesn't mean...

 

US seeks to fund new Puerto Rico status plebiscite

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The White House is seeking $2.5 million to fund a status vote for the first time in Puerto Rico's history. The money would go to the local elections commission for an education campaign and a plebiscite to resolve the island's...

 

Obama hosts GOP senators for dinner on budget day

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is hosting Republican senators at the White House, with the budget, guns and immigration up for dinner table debate. Their dinner comes hours after Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget proposal. His aides said...

 

Senate OKs Sally Jewell as new Interior secretary, 87-11

WASHINGTON--The Senate approved REI Chief Executive Sally Jewell Wednesday as the new secretary of the Interior by a vote of 87 to 11. Jewell, 58, had faced tough questioning by some Senate Republicans during her confirmation hearing in early March....

 

US seeks to fund new Puerto Rico status plebiscite

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The White House is seeking $2.5 million to fund a status vote for the first time in Puerto Rico's history. The money would go to the local elections commission for an education campaign and a plebiscite to resolve the island's...

 
Video of smelly Carroll Gardens public school bathrooms wins contest for city funds  

Video of smelly Carroll Gardens public school bathrooms wins contest for city funds  

A video showing kids’ rank bathrooms at a Carroll Gardens public school flushed away the competition in a contest for city funding. Parents at Public School 58 won $110,000 to fix eight smelly bathrooms with broken toilets and burned-out lights. The...

 

Farrah Abraham confirms sex tape - or is it just a porno?

Is it a sex tape? Or a porn video? Or simply a souvenir from a special time in a girl's life? Farrah Abraham has us wondering. Whatever it is, it does exist, the "Teen Mom" star confirmed Wednesday. That after days of chatter of the...

 
Waukegan's mayor-elect vows to replace police chief

Waukegan's mayor-elect vows to replace police chief

The newly elected mayor of Waukegan plans to remove the city's police chief partly because of comments he made criticizing officers who committed suicide. Chief Daniel Greathouse's future became a campaign issue in February when the Tribune reported...

 

COD students partner with charity for room makeover

When the College of DuPage was asked to help make over a bedroom for a girl battling cancer, the decision was easy, college officials said. "Being able to help a young girl who is fighting this disease and doing something amazing while using...

 

Texas bill criminalizing airport pat-downs is back

AUSTIN, Texas -- A contentious proposal to criminalize excessive touching by agents during airport security pat-downs returned Wednesday to the Texas Legislature, along with concerns that the federal government could ground all flights into and out of...

 
Rays win 2-0 in coldest day game ever at Texas

Rays win 2-0 in coldest day game ever at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Moore and four Rays relievers combined on a five-hitter and Tampa Bay beat Texas 2-0 Wednesday in the coldest day game ever at Rangers Ballpark. It was only 39 degrees when the game started after a rain delay of 1 hour, 29...

 

Cardinals fans celebrate both programs' success

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- They haven't stopped partying in Louisville. The latest celebration Wednesday was a bit more structured as the NCAA champion Cardinals' men's team and runner-up women's squad received heroes' welcomes at the KFC Yum! Center. A...

 
Indiana's Cody Zeller heading to NBA

Indiana's Cody Zeller heading to NBA

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana's Cody Zeller turned down one chance to play in the NBA. He couldn't say no twice. The 7-foot sophomore center who returned to school last fall for one more shot at a national championship announced Wednesday he is leaving...

 

Bill would bar sex-selection abortions

RALEIGH It would be illegal for doctors to perform abortions because of the sex of the fetus under a bill filed Wednesday in the state House. The legislation would allow doctors and other health care providers to be sued for damages and fined heavily...

 

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