News archive from 12 February 2013, page 7

Afghan peace plan in trouble as Pakistani clerics balk at proposed meeting in Kabul

ISLAMABAD A portion of a peace plan intended to smooth the way for an exit from Afghanistan of U.S.-led military forces already is in trouble, before it has even gotten underway. At issue is a conference between Pakistani and Afghan religious leaders...

 

Review: ‘Dead Space 3' a less scary, solid shooter

‘Dead Space' * * * 1/2 Electronic Arts, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, $59.99 Isaac Clarke has grown over the first two “Dead Space,” games from a troubled systems engineer into a full-fledged action hero, so...

 
Primping pooches: Do's and don'ts at Westminster

Primping pooches: Do's and don'ts at Westminster

NEW YORK -- Scissors, blow dryers, bobby pins - they're as much a part of the Westminster Dog show as commands, crates and treats. Take Sophie, for example. With perfectly trimmed pompoms and fluffed out fur, she's the very essence of Poodle...

 

UConn's Enosch Wolf Suspended From Team After Arrest In On-Campus Incident

UConn junior Enosch Wolf was arrested during an on-campus altercation Monday morning and charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal trespass in the first degree and disorderly conduct, according to campus police. Wolf, a 7-foot-1 center from...

 
Grammys red carpet fashion: (mostly) smart choices

Grammys red carpet fashion: (mostly) smart choices

Yup, they got the memo. Stars showed up at the Grammys Sunday night at the Staples Center in L.A. more prim and proper than we've seen them in recent memory. You can thank a leaked email last week from CBS's standards and practices committee advising...

 
Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez check out Avant Gallery

Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez check out Avant Gallery

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez stopped by Avant Gallery Miami Beach after dining at Martinez's Villa Azur restaurant next door. There, they posed for pix with gallery owner Dmitry Prut and artist Alejandro Vigilante whose paintings the couple...

 

Big Ten to play more conference football games

Big Ten Septembers are stuffed with quasi-exhibitions that frustrate TV partners and put casual fans to sleep. For every Notre Dame-Michigan, there are 10 Idaho State-Nebraskas. Well, that's going to change in 2014. After spending Monday in meetings...

 
Unemployment figures cheering in Vernon Hills

Unemployment figures cheering in Vernon Hills

Public officials and business leaders in Vernon Hills say they're hopeful the village will maintain its steadily declining unemployment rate after it dropped 0.6 percentage points in 2012. The northwest Chicago suburb ended the year with 6 percent...

 

Girls hoops | Tribune Top 20

Records through Sunday; previous ranking in parentheses. 1. Montini 29-1 (1) Ready for a four-peat with easy route to Normal. 2. Young 23-4 (2) Playing with a chip on their shoulders since loss to Montini. 3. Marian Catholic 26-1 (3) Sophomore point...

 

Boys hoops | Tribune Top 20

Records through Sunday; previous ranking in parentheses. 1. Simeon 22-2 (1) Business-like win over Bogan. 2. Morgan Park 25-2 (2) Rematch with Simeon on Wednesday. 3. Orr 23-2 (3) Survived scare from Farragut. 4. Young 21-3 (4) Rematch with Orr on...

 

Doctor agrees in $26.1 million fraud settlement

MIAMI -- A southwest Florida dermatologist has agreed to pay $26.1 million to settle Medicare fraud allegations. The U.S. Justice Department announced Dr. Steven J. Wasserman's settlement Monday. Officials say Wasserman entered into an illegal...

 

Sen. Marco Rubio, the chosen one, still “has a long way to go”

Marco Rubio resists being called the GOP “savior.” But on Tuesday night, he's the party's chosen one. The Florida senator was picked by Republican Party leaders to rebut President Barack Obama's State of the Union address...

 

Miami Dolphins face quandary as free agency approaches

Free agency begins in just one month, but the Dolphins have yet to re-sign any of their dozen players whose contracts will soon expire. Don't mistake quiet for inactivity. Behind the scenes, the front office has discretely targeted at least two...

 
South Florida flyfishing guide Jack Allen is ‘King of Pops'

South Florida flyfishing guide Jack Allen is ‘King of Pops'

Jack Allen has guided charter customers to catch thousands of fish in fresh and saltwater since the 1970s: bonefish in the Bahamas, tarpon in Cuba, permit in Belize and many more. But Allen's abiding passion is catching largemouth bass on fly rod...

 
Carrie Underwood says there's no feud with Taylor Swift: 'Not that I know of at least!'

Carrie Underwood says there's no feud with Taylor Swift: 'Not that I know of at least!'

There’s a showdown in country music. Or at least that’s what recent reports claim. Rumors have circulated that Taylor Swift isn't a fan of fellow country star Carrie Underwood, 29, because she “hates” her “rudeness.” RELATED: SWIFT AND UNDERWOOD...

 

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