News archive from 14 March 2013

White House: Senate Dems budget is 'concrete plan'

WASHINGTON -- The White House says the Senate Democrats' new budget is a "concrete plan" that will boost economic growth and shrink deficits. White House press secretary Jay Carney said the proposal unveiled Wednesday also would make needed...

 
Silicon Valley investors seek to raise $27 million to fund Blueseed, a floating tech-world community off the California coast, to bypass U.S. visa restrictions

Silicon Valley investors seek to raise $27 million to fund Blueseed, a floating tech-world community off...

Think of it as “Atlas Shrugged” meets “The Love Boat.” Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Max Marty and Dario Mutabdzija have had it with government regulations standing in the way of technological progress. Discouraged by strict visa regulations that limit...

 

Letters to the Editor: Victory in Maitland, rezoning teachers, public workers, natural resources

Victory in Maitland Joy abounds in Maitland this week over the election of Joy Goff-Marcil and John Lowndes. Many here are proud to have worked hard for these City Council candidates. We trust them to listen to residents. Please note protecting...

 

Businesses should follow Scott on overseas trade opportunities

It was recently announced that Gov. Rick Scott will play a key role in several global business activities, including a trade mission to Chile in May and a Florida business delegation scheduled to attend the 50th International Paris Air Show in June....

 

Vikings retain Simpson, Henderson

The Minnesota Vikings were able to keep a pair of starters from last year's squad from joining other teams, with the team announcing it has re-signed both outside linebacker Erin Henderson and wide receiver Jerome Simpson. Though terms of the...

 

Florida scores low on access, transparency, public corruption

Florida's open-government laws have long been the envy of other states, and indeed other nations, struggling toward the transparency their citizens deserve. We have set national and international standards on this vital issue, but these days, the...

 
Kirilenko wins in 3 sets at Indian Wells

Kirilenko wins in 3 sets at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Maria Kirilenko has outlasted No. 5 seed Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in searing heat to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open for the first time. Playing in temperatures that topped an unseasonable 90 degrees on...

 

Trap, neuter, return programs make feral-cat problem worse

Feral cats are maintained in the wild by a dangerous, cruel, and illegal practice called trap, neuter and return. After these unfortunate animals are re-abandone,d they are regularly fed, which draws more feral cats and encourages more...

 

At least 1 Wang to get a CFDA award _ and maybe 2

NEW YORK -- Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler are among the leading nominees for this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg and CEO Steven Kolb announced Wednesday evening that Proenza's Lazaro...

 
Tapeworm genome points way to better drug treatments

Tapeworm genome points way to better drug treatments

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time mapped the genomes of tapeworms, shedding light on the evolution of one of humankind's oldest parasites and revealing new possibilities for drug treatments. DNA analysis of the tapeworms suggests...

 

Our take: Habemus papam

Habemus papam White smoke wafted Wednesday evening from the Sistine Chapel. Soon after, the newly minted leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics emerged: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The former Archbishop of Buenos Aires succeeds Pope Benedict...

 

Crunch time starts for Sox's Danks, Santiago, Axelrod

GLENDALE, Ariz. - With two weeks left in spring training, the White Sox will look for more from John Danks than merely building his pitch count At the same time, the progression of left-hander Hector Santiago and Dylan Axelrod could be just as...

 

Carroll's promising political career on pause

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, whose life story is described by the governor's office as "the American Dream come true," has seen a political career with tremendous potential suddenly hit the pause button. Whether it...

 
Pope Francis: A papal name inspired by a humble saint who made a strong stance on social class

Pope Francis: A papal name inspired by a humble saint who made a strong stance on social class

The papal name Francis pays homage to St. Francis of Assisi, a figure so revered within the Catholic Church that no Pope has been bold enough to select the name for his pontificacy. The story of Francis, who abandoned a life of riches to live with the...

 

Mumford High student grazed by bullet on walk home in Detroit

Detroit - A 19-year-old Mumford High School student was grazed by a bullet in the foot as he walked home from school Wednesday afternoon, Detroit Public Schools Police said.About 3:40 p.m., during dismissal, DPS officers heard shots fired in the area...

 

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