News archive from 14 August 2013

Cast full of couples finds the right minor-key notes in Eclipse's 'Farce'

The title itself is an ironic punch line. Stuck in the limbo between the swinging '60s and the election of austerity-loving Margaret Thatcher, Alan Ayckbourn's 1975 "Bedroom Farce" is more about marriages confronting "bed death"...

 

Canvassers to review Detroit primary election

DETROIT -- Wayne County canvassers have started meeting to review Detroit's primary election, including tens of thousands of write-in votes in the mayor's race. Canvassers have up to 14 days to certify results. The first meeting was Tuesday. More than...

 
Disney-area sinkhole hero: Security officer who alerted guests, room by room

Disney-area sinkhole hero: Security officer who alerted guests, room by room

At first, Summer Bay Resort security officer Richard Shanley thought he had a marital squabble on his hands. While making rounds about 11 p.m. Sunday, a guest alerted him to a ruckus near Building 104. "I was under the assumption that it may have...

 
Eagles evaluating roster spots on defense

Eagles evaluating roster spots on defense

PHILADELPHIA -- With the regular season less than a month away, the Philadelphia Eagles have other roster spots to decide on besides starting quarterback. Including on their defense. On Tuesday, coach Chip Kelly put his team through an extensive...

 
Jets RB Ivory hopes to make debut vs. Jags

Jets RB Ivory hopes to make debut vs. Jags

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- New York Jets running back Chris Ivory has fully practiced for the second straight day after being limited by a hamstring injury and hopes to play Saturday night against Jacksonville. Ivory, acquired from New Orleans in April, is...

 

49ers rookie Eric Reid a hit in camp so far

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Hitting and tackling is not allowed during team drills for the San Francisco 49ers, so Eric Reid practices proper technique by driving his body through a makeshift punching bag with the other defensive backs. Apparently, Reid...

 
Frank Ocean's cousin sues Chris Brown over brawl

Frank Ocean's cousin sues Chris Brown over brawl

Aug 13 (TheWrap.com) - It appears that Chris Brown will have more legal trouble to contend with. An attorney for a cousin of singer Frank Ocean told TheWrap on Tuesday that he has filed suit against Brown, stemming from a January confrontation between...

 
'Breaking Bad' fans upset over iTunes charge for final episodes

'Breaking Bad' fans upset over iTunes charge for final episodes

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Breaking Bad" got off to a dramatic start for its final eight episodes on Sunday. But the drama surrounding the iTunes fee for those episodes is shaping up to be nearly as riveting. Fans of the show are...

 

Sandra Oh will depart 'Grey's Anatomy'

The upcoming 10th season of "Gray's Anatomy" will be the last for Sandra Oh, one of the show's original cast members. She's opted to hang up her scrubs and leave the show she's starred in since 2005. The news of Oh's departure, which first...

 
Hyundai's South Korea labor woes strike again

Hyundai's South Korea labor woes strike again

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co's 45,000 union workers in South Korea may go on strike as early as next week over unmet demands including a one-off payment of $2.45 billion from the company's record 2012 profit and gold medals for long-serving...

 
Church plans memorial event for boy

Church plans memorial event for boy

slideshow Law enforcement officials, victims’ advocates and city leaders plan to attend a memorial service Friday for a 5-year-old Anniston boy who police say was beaten to death last month. The service for Gregory Caver will be held at the Victory...

 
Shift in mother's routine turned deadly, attorney says

Shift in mother's routine turned deadly, attorney says

slideshow Katherine Elizabeth Papke had a lot on her mind Friday. Her morning routine was thrown off and she was worried about things at work, where the day turned busy. It was only after stepping out into the parking lot after skipping lunch that...

 

Sanford-Burnham, Pfizer collaborate on diabetes discovery

Working to cure a disease that plagues more than one in 10 American adults, researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and those at pharmaceutical Pfizer will begin collaborating to find a new way to combat obesity-related diabetes. The...

 

Deputies investigate child porn case

Deputies today were investigating several nude photos of a teen that were taken years ago and recently posted on a social media website. Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson said a 19-year-old woman told deputies last week that inappropriate photos of...

 
Used car sales down as new car market improves

Used car sales down as new car market improves

slideshow Avery Auto Sales manager Donald Parton hasn't seen much traction in used car sales this year. "It's been up and down, no continued spike in business," Parton said of the Oxford used-car dealership. "This past year, we think...

 

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