News archive from 16 January 2012, page 5

Reliever Joel Zumaya signs with Minnesota Twins

Reliever Joel Zumaya signs with Minnesota Twins

And then there were three. Just three members of the Tigers’ 2006 squad that made the World Series — Brandon Inge, Ramon Santiago and Justin Verlander — remain with the organization after Joel Zumaya signed with the Twins today. The deal, according...

 

Venezuela to leave World Bank's arbitration body

CARACAS, Venezuela-Venezuela plans to leave the World Bank's international arbitration body and try to settle disputes with foreign companies within its own judicial system, Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said Sunday. Ramirez also announced that...

 

Captain's conduct blasted as divers find more dead

GIGLIO, Italy-Maritime authorities, passengers and mounting evidence pointed Sunday toward the captain of a cruise liner that ran aground and capsized off the Tuscan coast, amid accusations that he abandoned ship before everyone was safely evacuated...

 

Hulu to launch first original scripted show

LOS ANGELES-Hulu will broadcast its first original scripted series next month, a political comedy that will debut during the real-life Republican presidential primary. The online video service is ramping up its rivalry with Netflix Inc. Aimed squarely...

 

No. 24 South Carolina women can't overcome turnovers in 66-58 loss to No. 9 Kentucky

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The reason No. 24 South Carolina lost to No. 9 Kentucky was evident every time the ball rolled out of one of the Gamecocks' hands. South Carolina (14-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) turned the ball over 28 times in a 66-58 loss...

 

Golden Globes: Clooney, Margulies, That Dog from 'The Artist' Hit the Carpet

The Golden Globes start at 5 p.m. PST. Keep checking TheWrap for all the winners, losers -- and Ricky Gervais' insults. The skies above Los Angeles are overcast on Sunday, but it is heating up on the red carpet outside the 69th annual Golden Globe...

 
Online Shoppers Are Rooting for the Little Guy

Online Shoppers Are Rooting for the Little Guy

Harold Pollack used to spend $1,000 a year on Amazon, but this fall started buying from small online retailers instead. The prices are higher, but Dr. Pollack says he now has a clear conscience. “I don’t feel they behave in a way that I want to...

 
Michigan AD Dave Brandon says Big House a possible site for NHL's Winter Classic

Michigan AD Dave Brandon says Big House a possible site for NHL's Winter Classic

CLEVELAND — Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said today that “discussions are ongoing” with the NHL about hosting the Winter Classic next year at Michigan Stadium. “When we were approached, I thought, ‘Could be a great opportunity, but boy...

 
Carolyn Hax: When is it okay to ask a partner to change?

Carolyn Hax: When is it okay to ask a partner to change?

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: When is it okay to ask a partner to change a behavior to make you happy, and when does it cross a line? My partner and I are discussing this honestly and caringly because we have some differences...

 
Europe Views Greek Reform as Improbable

Europe Views Greek Reform as Improbable

ATHENS - As Greece and its lenders prepare for another week of tense negotiations, European officials now say that the task is less to help the country through its troubles than to avoid the sort of uncontrolled default that many experts fear could...

 

New Illinois law forbids shackling of pregnant women in custody

CHICAGO - Jailers in Cook County, Ill., will no longer be allowed to shackle pregnant prisoners and those in postpartum recovery unless they are deemed to pose security or flight risks, under a new state law. Despite a previous law banning the...

 
Presidential living

Presidential living

The Post reported last week that the University of Maryland is demolishing its president’s residence and constructing a new $7.2 million house and events center. The project is privately funded but has raised questions about how much is too much for a...

 

Ron Paul returns to SC, picks up key endorsement

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Ron Paul has returned to South Carolina to pick up an endorsement from a state lawmaker popular with tea party activists. State Sen. Tom Davis announced his support for the Texas congressman Sunday at a raucous rally in Myrtle...

 

Knicks Hoping Anthony Can Play Against Magic

His ankle is achy and his wrist sore, but Carmelo Anthony hopes to be back on the court Monday afternoon. The Knicks will welcome him in any condition. Keep up with the latest news, on the court and off, with The Times's basketball blog. Go to Off the...

 

Hurricanes-Capitals Sums

First Period_None. Penalties_Carlson, Was (delay of game), 5:49. Second Period_1, Washington, Semin 11 (Johansson, Ovechkin), 16:57. 2, Carolina, Jokinen 5 (Ponikarovsky, Stewart), 19:43 (pp). Penalties_Jokinen, Car (tripping), 7:26; Knuble, Was...

 

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