News archive from 12 April 2013

Jazz taking root in Charlotte

When Lonnie Davis moved to Charlotte from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2006, she and her husband – both jazz musicians – noticed a void. “(In) New Orleans, jazz is coming out of windows and up, basically,...

 

Still more twists and turns in the Chandra Levy murder case

WASHINGTON -- The Chandra Levy murder mystery twisted again and again Thursday, as defense attorneys asked pointed questions about a “blood-curdling scream” allegedly heard in Levy's apartment building on the day she...

 

Sandoval, Crawford help Giants rally for win

CHICAGO -- Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double in a four-run fourth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 Thursday. Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong walked with the bases loaded to tie it...

 
A school schooting at McKinley High in ‘Glee’ comes too soon for Newtown parents  

A school schooting at McKinley High in ‘Glee’ comes too soon for Newtown parents  

The new episode of the Fox TV show “Glee” airing Thursday night depicts a school shooting that might feel too soon for some in Newtown, where 20 schoolchildren and six educators were killed less than four months ago. No one is harmed in the incident...

 

Charlotte airport fight pits city against region

Some Charlotte elected officials said they feel betrayed by neighboring counties where leaders have publicly supported an independent authority to run Charlotte Douglas Airport, calling them hypocrites for making sure their own airports aren't...

 
Christine Quinn wants city, not MTA, to control subway and bus systems in the five boroughs 

Christine Quinn wants city, not MTA, to control subway and bus systems in the five boroughs 

Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn took a page from the Bloomberg campaign playbook Thursday, arguing that the city should take control from the MTA of the subway and city bus systems. The vast majority of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s...

 
Ex-UM, NFL player Najeh Davenport briefly mistaken as South Florida burglary suspect

Ex-UM, NFL player Najeh Davenport briefly mistaken as South Florida burglary suspect

Ex-University of Miami running back Najeh Davenport on Thursday was briefly mistaken for a burglary suspect who led police on a chase that ended at the emergency entrance of Jackson Memorial Hospital. The incident began when detectives tried to stop a...

 

Billionaire wins wine fight; jury deciding damages

NEW YORK -- A federal jury in New York City has sided with a Florida billionaire, finding that a California businessman defrauded him by selling bottles of phony vintage wine. The jury in Manhattan federal court returned its verdict late Thursday. It...

 

Jay-Z addresses Cuba trip 'mudslingers' in 'Open Letter' track

Jay-Z is none too pleased with lawmakers questioning the validity of his and Beyonce's recent trip to Cuba, and he's rapping all about it in a new track called "Open Letter," released Thursday. Travel to Cuba for the sake of tourism is...

 
High wattage couples on course at Masters

High wattage couples on course at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Think of it as power couples instead of Fred Couples. Some of the talk Thursday at the Masters wasn't just about what was happening on the tees and greens, but who was outside the ropes looking in. The No. 1 and No. 2-ranked players in...

 

Sidney Crosby expected to attend Penguins game tonight

By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette TAMPA -- Injured center Sidney Crosby is scheduled to attend the Penguins' game against Tampa Bay at the Tampa Bay Times Forum tonight. Crosby, who is recovering from surgery to repair a broken jaw, is...

 
Miami Dolphins kick off campaign for May 14 referendum on stadium re-make

Miami Dolphins kick off campaign for May 14 referendum on stadium re-make

The Miami Dolphins officially launched their political campaign Thursday to persuade voters to approve a tax-subsidized renovation of Sun Life Stadium — even though the effort might be all for nought. The May 14 referendum will take place...

 

Lakers' Kobe Bryant has the fourth-hottest-selling jersey

Kobe Bryant has the fourth-hottest-selling jersey in the league behind Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, according to NBA.com. Bryant has previously topped the list seven times throughout his career. Anthony, with the New York Knicks,...

 

Matt Damon puts Miami Beach home up for sale

Matt Damon put his Miami Beach mansion at 6020 N. Bay Road on the market for $20 million. The 7-bedroom, 10-bath home sits on a double lot covering 43,000 with 170 feet on Biscayne Bay. The Oscar winning actor's home comes with a home theater, of...

 

Lawsuit against Mount Dora deaf school alleges abuse, neglect

A whistleblowers' lawsuit filed Thursday and state investigations against the National Deaf Academy in Mount Dora allege that deaf and psychiatric patients at its residential treatment center have suffered serious abuse and neglect and that some...

 

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