News archive from 12 April 2012

Questions, answers in Trayvon Martin shooting

Questions, answers in Trayvon Martin shooting

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer led to nationwide protests calling for the shooter's arrest. Trayvon Martin's parents, civil rights leaders and other people are portraying the case...

Chron, 17:00 in World News
 
Betty White joins Twitter -- and gets her flirt on

Betty White joins Twitter -- and gets her flirt on

Betty White has joined Twitter, and why not? All the kids are doing it."Hello Twitter!," she wrote Tuesday afternoon. "And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me." Her debut on the micro-blogging site coincides with...

 

Lakers-Spurs matchup: Five things to watch

Some things to keep an eye on when the Lakers (36-22) visit the San Antonio Spurs (40-15) Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) at AT&T Center. 1. Can Andrew Bynum bounce back? For the Lakers' long-term future, it's a no-brainer that Kobe Bryant would miss his...

 

Daniel Sedin won't play for Canucks in opener against Kings

VANCOUVER, Canada--Greetings from Vancouver, where only one of the Sedin twins was on the ice for the Canucks' game-day skate in advance of Wednesday night's first-round playoff opener against the Kings. Coach Alain Vigneault said afterward that...

 

Anderson wins Houston opener

South African slugger Kevin Anderson posted a first-round victory Wednesday at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The fifth-seeded 6-foot-8 Anderson, a titlist in Florida last month, handled Brazilian Joao Souza 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour, 54 minutes at...

 
‘River Monsters' host likes encounter with Miami's peacock bass

‘River Monsters' host likes encounter with Miami's peacock bass

It wasn't exactly a “river monster” that the host of Animal Planet's popular namesake television show caught in the Miami Airport lakes system a couple weeks ago. But Jeremy Wade said he enjoyed catching and releasing several...

 

Steelers lock up WR Cotchery for two years

By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette After more than a month of silence, the Steelers made it two signings in two days when wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery agreed to a two-year contract to return to them. Cotchery, who turns 30 in June, signed a...

 
Southern Poverty Law Center condemns pepper spray use in Bessemer school

Southern Poverty Law Center condemns pepper spray use in Bessemer school

BESSEMER, Alabama -- The Southern Poverty Law Center today condemned the use of pepper spray by a Bessemer police officer to disperse a large crowd during a food fight at Bessemer City High School two weeks ago. Seven students were sent to the...

 

High-energy performance? ‘Bring It On'!

Those of us who took time to know cheerleaders in high school learned that, contrary to preconceptions, they were often smarter than expected. The same can be said of the cheerleading-themed musical “Bring It On,” which burst...

 
Four hurt when school bus slams into Miami House

Four hurt when school bus slams into Miami House

Four people were slightly hurt Thursday when a Miami-Dade School bus with students aboard slammed into the side of a house, smashing through a porch and into the building. The bus was carrying students from Edison Park Elementary School. Two students...

 

Fla. serial killer described as 'devil' set to die

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Former prosecutor Bob Stone remembers standing next to serial killer David Alan Gore in a Florida orange grove while authorities dug up two of his six victims. As investigators unearthed two metal drums containing the dismembered...

 

Questions, answers in Trayvon Martin shooting

SANFORD, Fla. -- The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer led to nationwide protests calling for the shooter's arrest. Trayvon Martin's parents, civil rights leaders and other people are portraying the case as...

 

Florida Rep. Allen West says more than 75 Democrats are Communists

WASHINGTON - A freshman Republican lawmaker says 75-plus House Democrats are members of the Communist Party. Rep. Allen West of Florida made the comment at a town hall in Jensen Beach, Fla., on Tuesday. A constituent asked how many members of the...

 
Stephen Strasburg dominates in Nationals’ 4-0 win over NY Mets and Johan Santana 

Stephen Strasburg dominates in Nationals’ 4-0 win over NY Mets and Johan Santana 

NATIONALS 4, METS 0 Stephen Strasburg dominated the Mets Wednesday, recovering from a wild first inning to throw six shutout frames. The Mets, who began the season 4-0 before losing David Wright on Tuesday to a fractured pinkie, dropped their second...

Daily News, 17:09 in Sport
 

Jimmy Buffet added to Jazz Fest lineup on May 3

NEW ORLEANS -- Singer Jimmy Buffett will replace Pearl Jam singer and guitarist Eddie Vedder in the May 3 lineup at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Vedder had to cancel his Jazz Fest appearance when he postponed his 15-city U.S. solo tour...

 

News Widget for Webmasters

Newsrt at twitter

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30