News archive from 12 May 2011, page 7

New Yorkers call on Cuomo to back out of immigrant fingerprint-sharing program 'Secure Communities'

New Yorkers call on Cuomo to back out of immigrant fingerprint-sharing program 'Secure Communities'

New Yorkers are stepping up pressure on Gov. Cuomo to back out of a controversial immigrant fingerprint-sharing program - just like the Illinois governor. States who take part in the program called Secure Communities automatically sends to Homeland...

 

Tigers oft-injured RP Joel Zumaya gets promising medical news

Minneapolis -Once again, Joel Zumaya got promising news Tuesday. And once again, the news didn't square with a 26-year-old pitcher's chronic pain in his right elbow. Zumaya was examined by Dr. James Andrews, the celebrated orthopedic surgeon, during a...

 

Pistons' Greg Monroe not bitter about all-rookie voting

Although Greg Monroe was a double-double machine for the latter part of this season, it wasn't enough to earn him NBA all-rookie first-team honors. Monroe just missed out of being the first Pistons rookie since Grant Hill to achieve that honor,...

 

Illinois education reform step closer to approval

SPRINGFIELD -- It would be easier to dump bad teachers and lengthen school days under legislation a House committee approved today. The proposal, hailed as "landmark" by by House Majority Leader Barbara Currie, D-Chicago, moved to the full...

 

In Texas schools, a picture's worth 1,000 calories

SAN ANTONIO -- Smile, schoolchildren. You're on calorie camera. Health officials trying to reduce obesity and improve eating habits at five San Antonio elementary schools unveiled a $2 million research project Wednesday that will photograph students'...

 

Tough nerd in wooden shoes: Must be Tulip Time

Holland- Gov. Rick Snyder toured Holland today, including dressing up in traditional Dutch costume for the Tulip Time parade. Earlier, Snyder was to have toured a West Michigan ice cream maker and try out two new flavors created in his honor....

 

Ex-Elgin cop granted bond in evidence case

A former Elgin police officer was released from custody on a recognizance bond today to await trial on charges that he planted evidence -- a cell phone -- in a robbery case. Michael Sullivan, 53, of Sycamore was charged this week with official...

 

Gadhafi appears on TV after weeks-long absence

TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has made a short television appearance after weeks of absence.

 

Harvard scientist to head M.D. Anderson

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center"s next president will be a Harvard cancer geneticist honored for research that unlocks some of the mysteries of how cells grow into deadly tumor masses. UT System regents today unanimously...

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Jury awards $12.5 million to teen rape victim

A Wayne County jury today awarded $12.5 million to a Grosse Ile girl who repeatedly was raped by an attendant during a 50-minute ride in a Superior Ambulance in July 2006. The 7-member jury deliberated 3-1/2 hours over two days before announcing the...

 

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will undergo back surgery on Thursday in New York

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) - Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger, who missed the majority of the postseason, will undergo surgery to remove a herniated disc from his spinal cord on Thursday. Pronger, 36, will undergo a procedure called a discectomy, which will...

 

Central Florida Christian ousted in Class 1A state softball semifinal

CLERMONT -- Central Florida Christian Academy's youth finally caught up with the Eagles on Wednesday afternoon in the FHSAA Class 1A state softball semifinals at the National Training Center. CFCA, making its first state tournament appearance since...

 

Pistons' Greg Monroe not bitter about all-rookie voting

Although Greg Monroe was a double-double machine for the latter part of this season, it wasn't enough to earn him NBA all-rookie first-team honors. Monroe just missed out of being the first Pistons rookie since Grant Hill to achieve that honor,...

 

Iraqis will discuss whether some U.S. troops should stay

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday that he would engage in a months-long consultation with Iraq's many political factions before deciding whether to ask the United States to keep some troops in the country.

 

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