News archive from 13 June 2013

Life after Orr: oversight won't end overnight

When Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr meets Friday with the city's creditors and labor unions, look for him to open with a line like, “This is not a $15-billion business transaction about debt and cost cutting. This is about making this city viable...

 

New service matches patients with clinical research trials in Orlando

In Orlando, more than 550 clinical trials are looking for participants to help find better treatments and cures for such chronic diseases as cancer, AIDS and diabetes. Across Florida, nearly 2,500 studies are looking for subjects. "We have a lot...

 

'I need to see some kind of support,' judge tells woman who stuffed cash in bra

It was a nail-biter for a Canadian woman in federal court today as her lawyer tried to explain why she hid the bulk of her life savings in her bra and tried to sneak roughly $73,000 into the U.S. – a story that had the judge visibly miffed. “I have...

 

Looking for a major breakthrough

ARDMORE, Pa. When Adam Scott won the Masters in April, he took himself off a list that golfers of his stature want no part of: the best players to have never won a major tournament. So as the U.S. Open begins Thursday at Merion Golf Club, who moves to...

 

Two former Pitt football players fail to appear for preliminary hearings

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Two men who were members of the University of Pittsburgh football team when police said they were caught with drug paraphernalia failed to appear in court for their preliminary hearings this morning. One of them, Khanyin...

 

New Trier area communities brace for storm

As the skies darkened early Wednesday evening, villages along the North Shore were bracing for another big storm tonight. "You just wait and hope it goes somewhere else," said Steve Saunders, Winnetka's director of public works. Throughout...

 

Injury won't stop Peavy's charity jam

Jake Peavy probably won't return to the Chicago White Sox's rotation until after the All-Star break, but he remains committed to hosting his charity event on June 23. Peavy, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of a left rib fracture, will host...

 

AROUND THE TRACK: Elliotts, Burtons make it family affair

HOLLY POND - Jeb Burton and Chase Elliott could have saved a stamp. Turned out, the best spot to send Father's Day cards in auto racing these days is Victory Lane. Burton, the 20-year-old son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward, raced to his first NASCAR...

 
Will the French embrace wine in a can?

Will the French embrace wine in a can?

A start-up out of France is getting a lot of buzz and raising eyebrows for launching a range of canned wines in a country of wine purists, where traditional winemaking traditions are fiercely upheld. Winestar is the latest company to put wine in an...

 

Miami gets day in NCAA court

CORAL GABLES - And now, the trial. After more than two years of investigation, mudslinging and another investigation, one of the most talked-about NCAA compliance cases will head to its version of court. The University of Miami will meet with the...

 

Holly Hunter plumbs the mysteries of GJ and 'Top of the Lake'

Did you spend seven hours watching the Sundance Channel's crime-drama "Top of the Lake" and still feel like you didn't quite understand what Holly Hunter's oracle, GJ, was all about? Hunter doesn't exactly blame you since many of the...

 
Medical ethicists say stop Guantánamo force-feeding

Medical ethicists say stop Guantánamo force-feeding

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Some Boston-based medical ethicists are using a commentary in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine to urge a mutiny by Navy doctors managing a hunger strike at the prison here, and calling on civilian...

 

Miami Marlins' Derek Dietrich is accustomed to his power-hitting prowess

Derek Dietrich isn't one bit surprised that he's showing just as much home run pop in the majors as he did in the minors. “Not one bit,” said Dietrich, who has six homers for the Marlins to go with the four he hit earlier in the...

 
Donna Shalala, Miami Hurricanes brace for NCAA hearings

Donna Shalala, Miami Hurricanes brace for NCAA hearings

INDIANAPOLIS -- On the eve of the University of Miami's hearing with the NCAA Committee on Infractions, Sports Illustrated released excerpts from its exposè about college sports' governing body and its investigation into the Hurricanes'...

 

Drubbings, not drama: NBA Finals stuck in blowouts

SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs guard Tony Parker opened the NBA Finals with a memorable shot at the end of Game 1. San Antonio's 92-88 victory gave hope that the series against the defending champion Miami Heat was going to be full of close games. It hasn't...

 

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