News archive from 15 May 2013

Haiti president defends first 2 years in office

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti's President Michel Martelly is defending his record since taking office of the impoverished Caribbean nation two years ago. The former pop star points to his introduction of a tuition-free school project and social...

 

Elected, appointed officials weigh in on Bing's legacy

“I knew my goals could not be achieved in four years. The city's problems date back 40 years and there was no way that we could do what we needed to do in a four-year term. What I'm positive about is that we have made inroads in the right direction,...

 

Chivas acquires G. Farfan from Philadelphia

Chivas USA announced Tuesday that the club has acquired midfielder Gabriel Farfan from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money. Farfan joins the Goats with three seasons of MLS...

 

Arab nations ban 'The Attack' from exhibition

Director Ziad Doueiri hoped his movie "The Attack" might start meaningful conversations about terrorism, especially in the Middle East, where the film is set. Instead, the Lebanese-born filmmaker has seen his drama banned in almost every...

 

Fan thought to have caused fire in home

A malfunctioning fan caused a fire at a home on Naperville's southwest side on May 9, according to officials. The fire broke out in the 2700 block of Pennyroyal Circle about 6:38 p.m. and neighbors reported seeing smoke and fire coming from the roof,...

 
Community Board 7’s Willets West mall vote came after promises from developers 

Community Board 7’s Willets West mall vote came after promises from developers 

A proposed mega-mall next to CitiField might have gone down to defeat Monday night but for a bottom-of-the-ninth set of promises from the developer to skeptical Community Board 7 officials. The board’s land-use committee had already rejected the...

 
Police investigate after body found near former Greil Hospital

Police investigate after body found near former Greil Hospital

The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a death investigation after finding a body near the old Greil Memorial Psychiatric Hospital, which closed in August.Detectives remained on the scene Tuesday afternoon, and police said no additional...

 

Report questions reducing salt intake too dramatically

Americans need to lower their excessive salt intake for their health's sake, but it may be harmful to cut back too far, says a new report out today. Adults in the USA consume an average of 3,400 milligrams (about 1½ teaspoons) of sodium a day, mostly...

 

Mayor touts summer parks programming

Tribune reporterCircus performers and Shakespearean actors helped Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce Tuesday that the city is doubling the number of performances and cultural events at its parks this summer. Amid lush greenery and newly bloomed flowers at...

 
RIM reveals cheaper BlackBerry, announces free iPhone and Android versions of BBM  

RIM reveals cheaper BlackBerry, announces free iPhone and Android versions of BBM  

ORLANDO, Fla. — Research In Motion unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry aimed at consumers in emerging markets on Tuesday, stepping up its efforts to regain market share lost to Apple’s iPhone and Android devices powered by Google’s software. The...

 

State college system to investigate Gadsden State complaints

The Alabama Community College System will investigate the complaints that led hundreds of Gadsden State employees last week to vote they had no confidence in school president Raymond Staats, the organization said in a Tuesday statement. According to...

 

A look at statements about foiled terror plot

A look at the events and public statements surrounding an Associated Press story about a foiled plot to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner: -May 2, 2012: Federal government officials ask the AP to delay publishing a story about a foiled plot by al-Qaida's...

 

Radio board proposes handing system over to 911 agency

OXFORD — With no money for an upgrade, the Alabama Regional Communication System has suggested dissolving and handing control of the system used by most local public safety agencies to the Calhoun County 911 Board. At the regular meeting of the...

 
Google celebrates Atari's 'Breakout' with online game play  

Google celebrates Atari's 'Breakout' with online game play  

In honor of Atari Breakout's 37th birthday, Google has produced a fun and time-sucking search engine surprise. Type "Atari Breakout" in Google Images and press enter to launch a Google version of the old-school game. The pictures become the...

 
Body of missing man found in creek near race track

Body of missing man found in creek near race track

slideshow The body of Nick Bower, the man missing from the Talladega Superspeedway since May 4, was discovered in a creek about a mile and a half from the track this morning, according to the Talladega County Coroner’s Office. Larry Seals, deputy...

 

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