News archive from 13 May 2013

80-year-old woman killed, 88-year-old man charged

An 80-year-old woman was shot in the chest in Gaston County Sunday afternoon, and the 88-year-old man who lived with her is charged with murder. Police identified the victim as Vivian Schronce. The suspect, Charles Edwin Venn, lived with her at the...

 

Who has the best walk-up music in baseball?

Fielder goes classical Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune Prince Fielder has a new crush. It's Wolfgang Mozart, a taste he acquired via new Tigers teammate Torii Hunter, and Fielder has been using Mozart's "Requiem'' as his walk-up song in recent weeks...

 
Diamond struggles at home again as O's blank Twins

Diamond struggles at home again as O's blank Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Even when the sun is shining and the crowd is in a festive mood, Target Field is just no place to be for Scott Diamond. The Minnesota lefty is 3-0 in his trio of road starts this season, but fell to 0-3 at home on Sunday after Chris...

 

Ryan Seacrest becoming Telemundo kingmaker

NEW YORK -- Ryan Seacrest will produce a new music series for the Spanish-speaking Telemundo network that will feature two established artists competing against each other for the audience's vote. The format for "Superstar Showdown" has been...

 
Tiger Woods wins The Players Championship, holding off Sergio Garcia and others

Tiger Woods wins The Players Championship, holding off Sergio Garcia and others

Tiger Woods overcame a bumpy final round, holding off Sergio Garcia, Jeff Maggert and rookie David Lingmerth to win The Players Championship. Lindsey Vonn, Woods' girlfriend with 59 total World Cup skiing victories, was at the tournament cheering on...

 

Jamie Foxx creating horror anthology for Syfy

It may not be a good day for Jamie Foxx's movie "Django Unchained" in China. But, hey, at least the actor is getting some love from Syfy. The network announced Thursday that the actor will be executive-producing, writing and directing a...

 
Warriors beat Spurs 97-87 in OT, even series 2-2

Warriors beat Spurs 97-87 in OT, even series 2-2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry scored 22 on an injured left ankle, Harrison Barnes had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors rallied past the San Antonio Spurs 97-87 in overtime Sunday to even the Western Conference semifinal at...

 
Royals lose 4-2 to Yankees, 6th defeat in 7 games

Royals lose 4-2 to Yankees, 6th defeat in 7 games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nobody in the Kansas City Royals' clubhouse seems ready to bail on the season after a lousy week, much less a lousy series against the New York Yankees. They might have last season, when they were a bunch of wide-eyed youngsters....

 

Mexico sets shelters as volcano shakes, spews ash

MEXICO CITY Seismic activity has increased at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City, leading authorities to alert towns in two central states and the capital. Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center says the white-capped volcano spewed a...

 

Mexico sets shelters as volcano shakes, spews ash

MEXICO CITY -- Seismic activity has increased at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City, leading authorities to alert towns in two central states and the capital. Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center says the white-capped volcano spewed a...

 

Chris Capuano, Scott Van Slyke lead Dodgers past Marlins, 5-3

The Dodgers are rolling now. Hey, when you're coming off an eight-game losing streak, you embrace anything resembling positive momentum. That ripple of momentum arrived on a warm Sunday afternoon when the Dodgers downed the Miami Marlins,5-1, behind...

 
 Iron Man 3 No. 1 at the weekend box office, but The Great Gatsby a surprisingly strong runner-up

"Iron Man 3" No. 1 at the weekend box office, but "The Great Gatsby" a surprisingly strong runner-up

“Iron Man 3” was still No. 1 at the weekend box office, but the producers of “The Great Gatsby” might have been popping the bubbly anyway. With Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead, “Gatsby” had a $51.1 million debut that made it a surprisingly strong...

 

Election results: Plano, Murphy elect mayors

Key: (I) - incumbent; W - winner; R - runoff In some contested races in which no one gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff. MURPHY, MAYOR Precincts reporting: 100% W-Eric Barna67659%John...

 

Election results: Richardson elects mayor, Place 4 trustee

Key: (I) - incumbent; W - winner; R - runoff In some contested races in which no one gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff. RICHARDSON MAYOR Precincts reporting: 100% W-Laura Gibbs Maczka10,16771%Amir...

 

Election results: Fate, Rockwall, Rowlett choose council members, trustees

Key: (I) - incumbent; W - winner; R - runoff In some contested races in which no one gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff. FATE Precincts reporting: 100% CITY COUNCIL, PLACE 1 W-Jim Thornhill7659%Lorne...

 

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