News archive from 14 February 2013

AP Source: Miami tests baseball team for HGH

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Miami's baseball team has been tested for performance-enhancing drug use, including human growth hormone. Results have not arrived, according to the person,...

 

3 charged in smuggling horns of endangered rhinos

WASHINGTON -- Three people have been charged with participating in an international smuggling ring that traffics in the horns of endangered black rhinos. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Justice Department have launched "Operation...

 

Mondelez profit falls short of expectations

NEW YORK -- Shares of Mondelez International Inc. dropped in after-hours trading Wednesday after the maker Oreo, Cadbury and Nabisco reported fourth-quarter profit that fell short of Wall Street expectations. After splitting from Kraft Foods last...

 

3 charged in smuggling horns of endangered rhinos

WASHINGTON -- Three people have been charged with participating in an international smuggling ring that traffics in the horns of endangered black rhinos. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Justice Department have launched "Operation...

 

Teachers OK contract that includes raises, higher health insurance premiums

West Chicago teachers voted this week to back a tentative three-year deal with the District 33 school board, which is scheduled to vote later this month and expected to approve the contract. Teacher union members voted Tuesday to back the agreement,...

 

Video: Cubs' Hairston on following Sosa

New Chicago Cubs outfielder Scott Hairston is excited to be playing in the ballpark where he used to watch Sammy Sosa.

 

Evidence lacking on how to help kids after trauma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There's no good evidence to say what types of treatment might help ward off anxiety and stress disorders in kids and teens exposed to traumatic events, according to a new analysis. Researchers said that a few psychological...

 

Republicans raise fears about border security in Senate immigration hearing

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leaders on Wednesday demonstrated the fissures that continue to linger over proposals to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. The Senate is largely seen as the chamber that will have to lead efforts to pass any form...

 
Faced with losing Lawrence Tynes to free agency, NY Giants sign veteran kicker David Buehler 

Faced with losing Lawrence Tynes to free agency, NY Giants sign veteran kicker David Buehler 

Lawrence Tynes has already kicked the Giants into a Super Bowl twice, but he may never get the chance to do it again. With Tynes scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent next month, the Giants got some kicker insurance on Wednesday when they signed...

Daily News, 17:06 in Sport
 
Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu suspended 20 games by NBA for testing positive for steroids 

Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu suspended 20 games by NBA for testing positive for steroids 

Orlando's veteran forward Hedo Turkoglu has been suspended 20 games without pay by the NBA for testing positive for an anabolic steroid, the league announced Wednesday. A first-time offender of the NBA/NBA Players Association anti-drug program,...

Daily News, 17:06 in Sport
 
Mexican artist turns guns into musical instruments

Mexican artist turns guns into musical instruments

MEXICO CITY -- The guns that have caused so many deaths in northern Mexico are now making music. Mechanical hammers ping against ammunition magazines from assault rifles. Gun barrels cut to different lengths ring like marimbas. Pistol parts strike...

 

Groups debate pros and cons of district representation

Proponents of electing some of Naperville's city councilmen from voting districts say the switch would give residents a greater voice, but those who prefer an at-large council fear districts could lead to divisiveness. Representatives of the...

 
Ronaldo leads Real to draw against gritty Man U

Ronaldo leads Real to draw against gritty Man U

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid with a brilliant header against former club Manchester United to salvage a 1-1 draw in Wednesday's heavyweight Champions League last 16 first leg showdown at the Bernabeu. Real gave the Premier...

 

Clermont will install red-light cameras at 13 intersections

Clermont will soon join the legions of Central Florida communities using red-light cameras, adding the devices at 13 intersections along State Road 50 and U.S. Highway 27. Each of the two dozen cameras will cost the city $4,750 a month - collectively...

 

Eat More Produce may close amid immigration dispute

The owner of a popular food market in Winter Park says he will likely shut down the place soon because he can't get permanent U.S. residency. Canadian Troy Gage of Eat More Produce has been living and working in the United States with a temporary visa...

 

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