News archive from 13 March 2012

Washington spin on transportation spending bill makes good look even better

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday plans to debate, and likely pass this week, an ideal election-year bill: a bipartisan plan to spend billions on highway and transit projects. Passage of the bill not only would be an economic boost, but it would...

 
Chicago hospital doctors say iPads raise their efficiency

Chicago hospital doctors say iPads raise their efficiency

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When doctors-in-training at the University of Chicago were given iPad tablet computers to use on their rounds, they found that using the device helped them be more efficient at ordering tests and procedures for their...

 

Recap: Washington vs. St. Louis

Ryan Zimmerman crushed a solo home run and added a double as the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-4, in Grapefruit League action. Jesus Flores blasted a solo shot, while Michael Morse, Corey Brown and Ian Desmond all knocked in...

 

Colombia police: 1 dead, 9 injured in fan violence

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian police say one man was shot dead and nine people were wounded in knife attacks involving rival fans after a game. Police reported 315 arrests and confiscated more than 450 knives after Independiente's 2-1 win over...

 

Tod Caviness: Literary luncheons, antique roadshows and prose "Madness"

Nice to see the local lit scene's been busy since my mini-vacation to Savannah last week (shout outs to The Book Lady, one of the coziest bookstores in the south). No shortage of things to do around here, though, starting with the American Association...

 

Pianist Lu Shen in concert

The Florida International Piano Competition is celebrating piano excellence with its seventh annual Piano Concert Series, bringing world-class pianists to the Central Florida Community. Tonight, March 12, at 7 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Lu...

 
Report: Butler ponders move to Atlantic 10

Report: Butler ponders move to Atlantic 10

ESPN.com reports: Butler is interested in moving from the Horizon League to the Atlantic 10 for all sports except football, sources said. Bulter is intrigued by the chance to replace Temple and have access to major A-10 media markets and better...

 

Job stability continues to rise in South Florida

By one measure, job security has hit a four-year high in South Florida. The number of people filing their first unemployment claims continues to drop, down 10 percent last month compared to 12 months earlier. That marks the 26th month of lower claims,...

 

Romney: Alleged gunman in Afghan deaths ‘deranged’

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney says the alleged slayings of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier are the actions of a "deranged, crazy person" and shouldn’t result in a new U.S. policy in Afghanistan. The Republican presidential candidate tells...

 

AP Sources: Cowboys, Redskins have cap reduced

NEW YORK -- Two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins will lose salary cap space for the next two seasons for overspending on contracts during the 2010 uncapped season. The teams paid...

 
Report: Redskins, Cowboys to lose cap space

Report: Redskins, Cowboys to lose cap space

ESPN.com reports: The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys are losing millions of dollars of salary-cap space because they front-loaded contracts during the uncapped 2010 NFL season, sources told ESPN.com The Redskins -- who are expected to pursue...

 

Recap: St. Louis vs. Atlanta

Kolten Wong singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in Grapefruit League play. The Braves had tied it at 4-4 in the top of the ninth when Todd Cunningham...

 
Multiple teams still hopeful of landing Manning

Multiple teams still hopeful of landing Manning

Although Denver and Arizona are said to be the front-runners in the Peyton Manning derby, Tennessee, Miami and Kansas City also reportedly remain in the picture. Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams expressed his unabashed desire to sign Manning and the...

 
Oliver works 4 innings for Tigers

Oliver works 4 innings for Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Andy Oliver, fighting to win the final spot in Detroit's starting rotation, allowed one hit and struck out two in four innings of the Tigers' 7-7, 10-inning tie with the New York Mets on Monday. Oliver is in competition with Drew...

 

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