News archive from 13 May 2012

Crossword plot? Probe ridiculed in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan intelligence agents have questioned the author of a newspaper crossword puzzle, and even some supporters of the government are ridiculing allegations the words he chose might be coded calls for a plot to kill the...

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Crossword plot? Probe ridiculed in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan intelligence agents have questioned the author of a newspaper crossword puzzle, and even some supporters of the government are ridiculing allegations the words he chose might be coded calls for a plot to kill the elder...

 

Crossword plot? Probe ridiculed in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan intelligence agents have questioned the author of a newspaper crossword puzzle, and even some supporters of the government are ridiculing allegations the words he chose might be coded calls for a plot to kill the elder...

 

Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach say boxer was distracted before last fight

Manny Pacquiao's skyrocketing popularity created chaos that no mere mortal could be expected to balance. Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 knockouts) appeared more human than ever in his last fight, however. + Return to full article + Post a comment Comments...

 

Movie puts focus on Marvel Comics' best ‘Avengers' stories

With the film "Marvel's The Avengers" making more than $200 million in its first weekend at the box office, there looks to be an appetite for adventures of Marvel Comics' super-team. The team was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack...

 

Crossword plot? Probe ridiculed in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan intelligence agents have questioned the author of a newspaper crossword puzzle, and even some supporters of the government are ridiculing allegations the words he chose might be coded calls for a plot to kill the elder...

 
Herb lovers gather at Old Alabama Town

Herb lovers gather at Old Alabama Town

Wind and rain didn't deter hundreds of herb and flower lovers who turned out Saturday to celebrate nature's gifts during Old Alabama Town's annual Herb Day event.Demonstrations from experts in gardening and herbs were popular and so were tours....

 
Buddhists from across the Southeast gather to mourn slain monk

Buddhists from across the Southeast gather to mourn slain monk

View full sizeAt the Buddhist temple in Grand Bay where the Rev. Chaiwat Moleechate was killed on Friday, fellow Buddhist monks gathered on Saturday from throughout the Southeast to receive prayers on behalf of the late monk. Buddhists from Jackson,...

 
CMS gets Morrison ‘on the rise'

CMS gets Morrison ‘on the rise'

RENO, Nev. As the sun rises over the desert, Heath Morrison is bantering with a couple of radio talk-show hosts. Just weeks before he leaves to take over Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Morrison is working the public circuit like a politician hustling...

 
How to parent like a celebrity

How to parent like a celebrity

"Mad Men" actress January Jones ate her placenta (to be fair, dried and made into a pill). Alicia Silverstone chews up veggies and deposits them mama-bird-style into her baby son's mouth. And model Gisele Bundchen says her diaper-free son...

 

Bulls' Rose undergoes surgery to repair torn ACL

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose had surgery Saturday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. While the team said in a statement that more information on his prognosis will be provided next week, there's a good chance...

 

3 Razorback football players charged with burglary

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Three Arkansas football players, including wide receivers Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey, were arrested Saturday and charged with burglarizing dorm rooms. University of Arkansas police arrested Wade, Humphrey and tight end...

 

Fla. Gov. top aide resigns in wake of disclosures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott's chief of staff is resigning from his job amid a series of news stories detailing his on the job performance and handling of contracts. Steve MacNamara announced on Saturday in an email that he would step down...

 

Indians' Derek Lowe can relate to Josh Beckett getting booed by Boston fans

Josh Beckett isn't the only pitcher to get booed off his own mound. Not that it happens every day. But Beckett has become a special case in Boston. When he was shelled for seven runs and seven hits (six for extra bases) in 2 1/3 innings in the...

 

The Eagles, Alison Krauss honored in Boston

BOSTON-The largest independent college of contemporary music in the world has awarded honorary degrees to the Eagles and Grammy winning country singer Alison Krauss at a ceremony in Boston. Boston's Berklee College of Music has also honored...

 

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