News archive from 16 March 2013

Immigration bill could favor skilled workers over relatives

WASHINGTON - An influential Republican senator involved in drafting a bipartisan immigration bill wants to lower the number of family members of U.S. citizens allowed to immigrate each year and instead increase the number of highly skilled workers....

 

How the ship Bounty fought Sandy, and lost

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The ship's engineer was seasick and spitting up his medication. A deckhand had been tossed past the mainmast, breaking three ribs. The captain had been slammed against a cabin table, wrenching his back. He could barely walk. Capt....

 

Two arrested in fatal Sanford shooting

Sanford police have arrested two men in relation to a deadly shooting less than two blocks away from Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School Thursday. Aaron Riggins was arrested in the shooting of victim Nathaniel Hall and Tracey Cashe III faces charges in...

 

Former Gov. Crist attends Democratic dinner

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. -- Former Gov. Charlie Crist, who was once a Republican, is at one of his first events as a Democrat. Crist is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Manatee County Democrats annual dinner on Friday night. Organizers say that...

 

A glance at a donation that transmitted rabies

Organs from the body of a 20-year-old Air Force recruit who died of rabies were transplanted in early September 2011 into four people, one of whom died of the disease last month. Here is a glance at the facts in the case: THE DONOR The North Carolina...

 

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Rakestraw, Bearcats open own tourney with 3-2 victory

Westminster Christian owned the total time of offensive possession, but Cullman's girls soccer team made the most of its limited opportunities, receiving two goals from Savannah Rakestraw and one from Kaitlyn Cook to earn a 3-2 win in the Lady...

 
Scott in the mix at Innisbrook

Scott in the mix at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Adam Scott had a breakthrough with his short game this winter, and it's so good now that he hardly even has to use it. Scott had a putt for birdie on 16 holes in a second round that was without a bogey and without much stress. He...

 

Cubs recap

Score: White Sox 15, Cubs 3; Cubs 7, Japan 5 (exhibition). Spring record: 8-12. Maps Hohokam Stadium, 1235 North Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60657, USA

 
Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. eligible for court-appointed lawyer

Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. eligible for court-appointed lawyer

Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. is broke and eligible for a court-appointed lawyer at taxpayer expense, a federal judge ruled Friday. Judge Sandra Townes reversed her decision stripping Boyland of free legal counsel to defend him on charges...

 
Vikings agree to deal with Jennings

Vikings agree to deal with Jennings

Wide receiver Greg Jennings reportedly has reached an agreement on a five-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings --the chief rival of his former team, the Green Bay Packers -- on Friday. Financial terms of the deal were not available, according to...

 
Wayne County prosecutors argue layoffs will threaten public safety

Wayne County prosecutors argue layoffs will threaten public safety

Prosecutors in Wayne County warned Friday that a recent round of layoffs will stall criminal investigations, further bloat case backlogs and endanger public safety. The office learned from the county late Thursday that it would be losing 22 attorneys,...

 

Net Element acquires Unified Payment

One of Miami's fastest growing technology companies will merge with another local start-up. Unified Payments, ranked No. 1 in Inc Magazine's 2012 list of the fastest-growing companies in the country, has signed a deal to be acquired by Net Element....

 

Boeing boosted CEO's 2012 pay 15 percent

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney's compensation rose 15 percent last year to $21.1 million, as the company rewarded him for better-than-expected profits and faster airplane production. McNerney's pay was disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday and analyzed by...

 
NY Rangers getting Henrik Lundqvist to improve puck play and come out of net more 

NY Rangers getting Henrik Lundqvist to improve puck play and come out of net more 

WINNIPEG – A new dimension of Henrik Lundqvist’s game is taking the Rangers goaltender in a direction he never thought he’d go: away from his own net. In his eighth NHL season, with last year’s Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goalie increasing...

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Lucky winner claims pot o' gold - in the nick of time

Call it the luck of the Irish: A $1 million lottery prize ticket sold last St. Patrick's Day in Wood Dale finally has turned up. Lottery officials announced Friday that the ticket was presented to officials for verification on Thursday - three days...

 

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