News archive from 12 July 2013

Free-agent safety draws interest

Panthers coach Ron Rivera confirmed the team has interest in free agent safety Quintin Mikell, who was in Philadelphia when Rivera was an Eagles assistant. “Without getting into details, I think there's a little curiosity and that's about...

 

How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index surged to all-time highs Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would keep supporting the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose...

 
Egypt's liberals pressing for democracy after coup

Egypt's liberals pressing for democracy after coup

CAIRO The liberal and youth movements that backed the military's removal of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi are now pushing to ensure their calls for change are heard in the face of the generals' strong grip on the new leadership. At stake is the...

 

20th Century Fox to create musicals from its films

NEW YORK -- Get ready for more stage versions of your favorite movies - 20th Century Fox has formed a new joint venture to turn the studio's vast arsenal of films into musicals. The studio said Thursday it has joined up with Tony Award-winner producer...

 
3 more Broadway shows slated to autism-friendly

3 more Broadway shows slated to autism-friendly

NEW YORK -- Autism-friendly performances of "Wicked," "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," and "The Lion King" are on tap for later this year and next. The Theatre Development Fund, a nonprofit that provides access to live...

 
Miami Marlins catcher Rob Brantly working on consistency

Miami Marlins catcher Rob Brantly working on consistency

It's been nearly a year since the Miami Marlins acquired catcher Rob Brantly from the Detroit Tigers. While starting pitcher Jacob Turner, acquired with Brantly in the July 2012 trade, has thrived this year, flashing star potential, Brantly has taken...

 

Series preview: White Sox at Phillies

All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: Phillies lead all-time 5-4. Friday: 6:05 p.m. CSN. Related Video: Sox's Phegley on catching Sale, hitting grand slam Video: Sox starter Sale on Phegley, pitch to Fielder Phegley 'slams' door on Tigers Maps...

 

Actress Leah Remini reportedly leaving Scientology

Actress Leah Remini is reportedly leaving the Church of Scientology. The former "King of Queens" star decided to end her some three-decade-long relationship with the church after disagreeing with several of its policies and getting push-back...

 

London's Cable & Wireless moving to South Florida

Cable & Wireless Communications, the London-based telecom company that dates back to the British Empire, is moving its global headquarters to South Florida. The reason for the relocation: geography, said spokesman Steve Smith. The company is...

 
Spitzer's NYC comeback campaign nears key deadline

Spitzer's NYC comeback campaign nears key deadline

NEW YORK -- Eliot Spitzer's fledgling bid to return to politics neared a key deadline Thursday, when thousands of petition signatures were due only four days after the tarnished ex-governor launched his New York City comptroller campaign. He had until...

 

Family prepares to bury soldier killed in London

LONDON -- Relatives of a British soldier killed in broad daylight by alleged Islamic extremists say they are profoundly grateful for the support they have received from the public ahead of his funeral on Friday. Lee Rigby was hacked to death May 22 on...

 
Court cases closing in on pitchman Trudeau

Court cases closing in on pitchman Trudeau

In the decade since regulators first accused him of conning consumers into buying his weight-loss books, TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has been ordered off the air, fined nearly $38 million and threatened several times with jail for contempt of court. Yet...

 
Miami Marlins reach deal with top pick Colin Moran

Miami Marlins reach deal with top pick Colin Moran

The Marlins have tried 22 players at third base since trading Miguel Cabrera after the 2007 season. They're hoping Colin Moran brings the revolving door to a grinding halt. The Marlins on Thursday agreed to terms with Moran, the sixth overall pick in...

 

State may seek prison for remaining FAMU hazing defendants

Prosecutors suggested Thursday that they are finished with plea deals that mete out light sentences of probation and community service to ex-band members charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion. During a plea conference,...

 

Engine trouble forces Allegiant jet to abort takeoff at Orlando Sanford International Airport

Engine trouble forced an Allegiant airlines jet back to the gate at Orlando Sanford International Airport this evening. The plane was ready for takeoff just after 5 p.m. when one of the engines failed, said Diane Crews, an airport spokeswoman. The...

 

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