News archive from 14 May 2011, page 7

Marlins reinstate Javier Vazquez from bereavement list, Logan Morrison from disabled list

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Florida Marlins reinstated pitcher Javier Vazquez from the bereavement list and outfielder Logan Morrison from the 15-day disabled list on Friday. Vazquez left the Marlins on Tuesday due to a death in his wife's family. He is...

 

Vernon Hills cops were watching robbery suspects

Authorities allegedly foiled an armed robbery in Vernon Hills on Thursday while three of the five people charged were under surveillance related to similar robberies in McHenry County earlier this month, an official said today. One man charged with...

 

Sources: Borders has no bidder for entire chain

Borders Group Inc., the bankrupt U.S. bookstore operator looking to reorganize, has so far failed to find a bidder for the entire chain, according to four people familiar with the matter. Barnes & Noble Inc., Borders' larger rival, offered to buy...

 

Daley leaves City Hall for last time as mayor

Mayor Richard M. Daley walked out of City Hall this afternoon for the final time after a record-setting 22 years of running Chicago. The mayor's family accompanied him out of 5th floor office down an elevator to the lobby, where a crowd of city...

 

Libya ends college funding for 2,000 US students

SPOKANE, Wash. - About 2,000 Libyan students who attend college in the U.S. will lose financial support after Libya lost access to about $30 billion in assets that were frozen by the United Nations and the U.S. as a result of the military conflict in...

 

Save your food, save some dough

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Americans waste an estimated 14 percent to 40 percent of the food produced for their consumption. It happens in fields, in stores and in your kitchen. That's bad for the environment and it can be very bad for your wallet....

 

California mom who injected daughter with Botox investigated

SAN FRANCISCO - An investigation was under way into a mother who was shown in a photo on national TV giving an anti-wrinkle Botox injection to her 8-year-old daughter, a beauty pageant contestant, even though the shots can be painful and aren’t...

 

Alex Pettyfer joins Channing Tatum for 'Magic Mike' stripper film: Ladies, rejoice.

We were more than a little excited to report that Channing Tatum will be dropping trou (or at least, we assume he will be) for his role in "Magic Mike." The film will be based on his own personal experiences as a male stripper before making...

 

Matthew Perry returning to rehab: 'Please enjoy making fun of me'

It's back to rehab for Matthew Perry. The "Mr. Sunshine" actor and "Friends" alum confirms that he will be seeking treatment as a part of his ongoing recovery involving prescription pills and alcohol. He previously entered rehab...

 

Business Highlights

NEW PROVIDENCE, La. - ___ Rising food and gas costs push up consumer prices NEW YORK - Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, lifting inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But inflationary pressures have begun to ease this...

 

Thaddeus McCotter won't challenge Debbie Stabenow for Senate seat

WASHINGTON – Another potential Republican challenger for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow has stepped aside. U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, a five-term Republican from Livonia, told the Free Press on Friday he will not run in the race to challenge Stabenow, a...

 

Police seek suspect in Phoenix, Scottsdale armed robberies

Police are searching for a man who has committed at least four armed robberies at businesses in north Phoenix and Scottsdale, according to Phoenix police. The man has been responsible for holding up at least four stores at gunpoint, and may be...

 

Summer jobs for teens: It's still tough out there, but there are opportunities

Teenagers and young adults looking for summer jobs in South Florida may find a few more opportunities than in past years, but the hunt still is challenging, labor experts say. "I totally thought it was going to be tough to find a job," said...

 
Rangers' slugger Josh Hamilton takes batting practice for first time since shoulder injury

Rangers' slugger Josh Hamilton takes batting practice for first time since shoulder injury

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton took batting practice on Friday for the first time since injuring his right shoulder in April. The 2010 AL MVP said he faced between 40 and 50 pitches and felt good. "I didn't have any...

 

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