News archive from 12 February 2013, page 3

Wolverines, Spartans heap praise on rival ahead of Tuesday's big showdown

Wolverines, Spartans heap praise on rival ahead of Tuesday's big showdown

Ann Arbor - There aren't very many firsts left in the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry, but Tuesday's matchup will have one.It's the first time that both teams will be ranked in the top 10 when they meet. No. 4 Michigan (21-3, 8-3 Big Ten), coming off...

 
Freep writers predicting MSU to beat Michigan

Freep writers predicting MSU to beat Michigan

Ready for the first top-10 matchup in the history of the Michigan vs. Michigan State basketball series? It's coming Tuesday night at the Breslin Center in East Lansing (9 p.m., ESPN). But our experts can already tell you what will happen: Mark Snyder...

 

Citizens to shed wind policies

TALLAHASSEE - Trying to shed some major financial risks, state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. moved forward Monday with a plan to shift thousands of coastal hurricane policies to a private insurer. The plan, which will play out during the...

 

Many reasons UNC struggling heading into showdown with No. 2 Duke

CHAPEL HILL acarter@newsobserver.com After perhaps the most stunning loss of Roy Williams' tenure at North Carolina, there were no words in the locker room. Just quiet. This was 13 months ago, after a 90-57 defeat at Florida State – the...

 
Fugitive ex-LA cop charged with murder of officer

Fugitive ex-LA cop charged with murder of officer

RIVERSIDE, 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. Christopher Dorner was also charged with the attempted murder of...

 

Victim in crash on I-4 near Kirkman Road identified

Orlando police identified a man who was killed in a one-car crash on eastbound Interstate 4 early Sunday Matthew S. Robinson, 28, died at the scene of the crash near Kirkman Road around 7:10 a.m., according to police. Robinson lost control of his 1999...

 
Percy Harvin rumors: Which will come first, trade or holdout?

Percy Harvin rumors: Which will come first, trade or holdout?

Percy Harvin wants to get paid. And judging by the way folks on the Internet reacted to rumors that the Minnesota Vikings receiver is on the trading block, he probably will get big money somewhere. But will it happen before or after things get ugly --...

 
Prosecutor: Montana football program not on trial

Prosecutor: Montana football program not on trial

MISSOULA, Mont. -- A prosecutor in a rape case against a former University of Montana quarterback says the school's football team is not on trial. Attorney Adam Duerk (DIRK') said Monday the case is about a woman who was betrayed by someone she...

 

5.2% of consumers have significant errors on credit reports, FTC finds

WASHINGTON About 1 in 20 consumers have significant errors on their credit reports that could cause them to pay more for auto loans and other financial products, according to a Federal Trade Commission report released Monday. The study also found that...

 

Thousands of wind-storm policies shift out of Citizens

TALLAHASSEE -- .Trying to shed some major financial risks, state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. moved forward Monday with a plan to shift thousands of coastal hurricane policies to a private insurer. The plan, which will play out during the...

 

Tips on disputing errors on your credit report

Disputing credit report errors can be complicated and frustratingly slow. But it is also a necessary task for Americans who want to avoid paying more on loans and credit cards for a mistake they did not make. A Federal Trade Commission study released...

 
Average movie ticket price hits record high

Average movie ticket price hits record high

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Movie-going got more expensive last year with ticket prices hitting record highs in 2012, the National Association of Theatre Owners said Monday. The average ticket price hit $7.96, a three-cent bump from last year, but...

 

Escobar Barbershop in Little Havana gains fame with LeBron James' commercial

The Escobar Barbershop is more than a place to get a shave and a haircut. For decades, it's been a place to hear stories and see the occasional celebrity. Comedian Leopoldo Fernández “Tres Patines” has been here. So has...

 

5 things to know in Florida for Feb. 12

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FORMER STATE GOP CHIEF PLEADS GUILTY Ex-chairman of the Republican Party of Florida Jim Greer pleaded guilty to theft and money laundering charges Monday just...

 

TED events highlight kids, ideas

TED – the nonprofit aimed at “ideas worth spreading,” focusing on technology, entertainment and design – will highlight, and just did, kids achieving and thought-provoking programs in Charlotte. Jan. 30,...

 

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