News archive from 11 June 2013

Judge sides with GM, dismisses Spyker lawsuit

DETROIT -- A federal judge has dismissed a $3 billion lawsuit filed by Dutch car maker Spyker against General Motors Co. Spyker sued GM last August, accusing it of unfairly blocking a deal to let a Chinese buyer take over Swedish carmaker Saab. GM...

 
Facts about new rules for sunscreen

Facts about new rules for sunscreen

This year, consumers will start seeing some label changes on sunscreen bottles, as mandated by the Food and Drug Administration. To be better informed sunscreen users before hitting the beach, we turned to Dr. Tina Venetos, a board-certified...

 
Report: Tim Tebow to sign with Patriots

Report: Tim Tebow to sign with Patriots

A person familiar with the situation says quarterback Tim Tebow is planning to join the New England Patriots at their minicamp on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made. ESPN reported earlier...

 

Robyn Regehr among injured Kings

Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr was scheduled to undergo surgery on his arm on Monday, a surprise addition to the previously known list of players who were plagued by injuries during the team's postseason journey. It's believed that Regehr's elbow...

 

Red Sox reinstate Middlebrooks from DL

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox activated third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Middlebrooks, who has been sidelined since May 24 with a lower back...

 
US spy programs raise ire both home and abroad

US spy programs raise ire both home and abroad

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration faced fresh anger Monday at home and abroad over U.S. spy programs that track phone and Internet messages around the world in the hope of thwarting terrorist threats. But a senior intelligence official said there...

 

AP Source: Tebow to sign with Patriots

A person familiar with the situation says quarterback Tim Tebow will be signing with the New England Patriots and joining their minicamp Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made. ESPN first...

 

2013 - for beekeepers, there's nothing sweet about it

Commercial beekeeper Tim May has worked 16-hour days, six or seven days a week for the past month to get more than a thousand hives with millions of honeybees settled in the countryside of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Spring has not been...

 
Apartment complex proposed in Glenview

Apartment complex proposed in Glenview

Glenview's plan commission discussed a 33-unit proposal named Riverforest Apartments, which would take up the space between 1160 and 1200 Waukegan Road, at its recent meeting. A new 33-unit apartment complex may soon pop up in Glenview on Waukegan...

 

Raydon Corp. wins $44 million combat-vehicle training contract

Raydon Corp., a Volusia County-based military-training company, has emerged from a scrum of rivals with a contract potentially worth $44 million to produce armored-vehicle driver-training simulators, the Army said Monday. The Port Orange company...

 

Peoria's Vonachen dies at 87

The Peoria Journal Star reports: Harold "Pete" Vonachen, a close friend of former Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray and an entrepreneur who helped minor league baseball endure in Peoria, died Monday. He was 87. Get the full story: PJStar.com

 

With 11 more guilty pleas, JSU hazing charges resolved

With three guilty pleas entered Monday, the Calhoun County District Attorney’s Office resolved all criminal cases stemming from a 2011 hazing incident involving a Jacksonville State University fraternity. The three pleas entered Monday brought to at...

 
Piedmont moving on tree program

Piedmont moving on tree program

slideshow slideshow Piedmont is moving forward with a plan to review the health of the city’s trees, a process that could prompt officials to hire contractors to remove some of them. Last month the City Council agreed to hire an arborist, a person...

 

Cher to make live-TV comeback on 'The Voice' season finale

The fourth season finale of "The Voice" will have a little something special for viewers when it airs next week: Cher is scheduled to make her live-TV performing comeback. Cher hasn't been hiding in a cave for the last 10 years -- she...

 

Erin Brockovich mug shot is a boat-rocker

Erin Brockovich, made famous by Julia Roberts in the movie bearing her name, was arrested over the weekend in Nevada on suspicion of operating a boat while under the influence. But her mug shot from the incident has quickly become the star of the...

 

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