News archive from 12 February 2013

White House: Obama opposes higher age for Medicare

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama opposes raising the eligibility age for Medicare, an idea he once was willing to consider in budget negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner. White House press secretary Jay Carney on...

 
Fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop charged with murder of officer

Fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop charged with murder of officer

Irvine, Calif. - A fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer was charged Monday with murdering a Riverside police officer and special circumstances that could bring the death penalty.Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach said Christopher...

 

VA adds 1,000 mental health professionals to staff

Washington - The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has added more than 1,000 mental health professionals and 200 support staff over the past eight months to meet the needs of returning veterans, but still has more to do to meet the...

 

Female sales reps: Daiichi Sankyo discriminates

SAN FRANCISCO -- Six current and former female sales representatives are accusing drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo of gender discrimination in a $100 million class action lawsuit. The lawsuit says the women are trying to end gender discrimination for...

 
Job hopefuls line up for chance to work at new Goodwill thrift store in Clermont

Job hopefuls line up for chance to work at new Goodwill thrift store in Clermont

CLERMONT - Some in line for a Goodwill Industries of Central Florida job fair were old enough to collect retirement. Others were too young to buy alcohol. Some wore suspenders and slacks. Others wore undershirts and shorts. The 82 who interviewed last...

 

Median planned for dangerous Pennbrooke Fairways intersection

Pennbrooke Fairways residents have been fighting for a traffic light at the entrance of their senior community since neighbor Everitt Perlstein, 87, died after a car crash. Florida Department of Transportation officials don't recommend a light at the...

 

Mundelein, Lake Zurich police blotter: Feb. 11

The folling items were taken from Lake Zurich and Mundelein police records. Mundelein Police reports show a Vernon Hills woman was arrested Feb. 10 and charged with driving under the influence after she was allegedly found passed out in the...

 
Carpenter hasn't given up on pitching again

Carpenter hasn't given up on pitching again

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter hasn't ruled out pitching again, including this year. If that seems remarkable, remember that it's Carpenter, whose sporadically brilliant career has included several comebacks from injury. The...

 

While James sizzles Wade generates Heat

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade got the ball on the left wing, darted toward the basket, leaped to avoid Dwight Howard and dunked from the right side of the rim. A year ago, a play like that one from Sunday might have been impossible for Wade. Now, he's looking...

 
Central Park sex attack: Three suspects freed after assault 'victim' changes her story

Central Park sex attack: Three suspects freed after assault 'victim' changes her story

Three young men charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Central Park were freed Thursday after prosecutors lost faith in the victim's flip-flopped story, sources said. "During the course of the investigation, it became clear they should not...

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AMC hit 'Walking Dead' sets series ratings record

NEW YORK -- The zombies keep getting stronger. AMC's hit "The Walking Dead" set a series record Sunday night with 12.3 million viewers. The show was returning from a hiatus, and the Nielsen Co. said it beats the series' previous record of...

 
Weather's silver lining: coat comfort on runways

Weather's silver lining: coat comfort on runways

NEW YORK -- Rain, snow, ice. There's a lot of grumbling about the stiletto-adverse weather as New York Fashion Week hit Day 5 on Monday. But there's a silver lining: cozy coats, especially styles with oversized fur hoods, never looked better. Phillip...

 

Jury awards $47.5 million to motorcyclist hit by pickup

A jury Monday awarded a 27-year-old man $47.5 million for injuries sustained when a pickup going the wrong way on Semoran Boulevard hit his motorcycle head on. Steven Davis sued four men who own a website that advertised a house party where alcohol...

 

A-Rod and Derek Jeter will provide some of AL's best story lines

With spring training starting this week, it's time to look at some of the most intriguing story lines across Major League Baseball. Writers from the Tribune Co. will discuss the American League on Monday and the National League on Tuesday. Feel free...

 
As pope resigns, Africa hopes for rise of its own

As pope resigns, Africa hopes for rise of its own

JOHANNESBURG -- Catholic worshippers and clergy in Africa, where the church is rapidly growing, greeted the news Monday of Pope Benedict XVI's impending retirement with surprise, respect, and a question: Could the next pontiff be from their...

 

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