News archive from 16 April 2012

Marco Rubio: 'I'm not going to be the vice president'

A few developments over the weekend muddied the waters of the Republican vice presidential search, particularly in regard to the chances of Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Beginning on Friday, as he sat down with CNN en Espanol's Ismael Cala, the Tea...

 

In Cuba, baby steps on the long road to economic reform

HOLGUIN, Cuba - Sergio Luis Suarez, 24, is among the new faces of Cuba's budding business class. He cut hair for profit before it was legal, but now he's licensed by the government and has transformed the front of his mother's apartment into a...

 
Jones' 3-run HR powers Braves past Brewers, 7-4

Jones' 3-run HR powers Braves past Brewers, 7-4

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer in his return after missing two games, Brandon Beachy pitched seven strong innings and the surging Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Jason Heyward also homered for...

 
Rick Pitino says his son will coach FIU

Rick Pitino says his son will coach FIU

LUTZ, Fla. -- Rick Pitino says his son Richard Pitino is leaving his staff at Louisville to become the next coach at Florida International. At FIU, Richard Pitino would replace Basketball Hall of Fame player Isiah Thomas, who was fired April 6 after...

 
Kahne wins Truck Series race at Rockingham

Kahne wins Truck Series race at Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Kasey Kahne celebrated NASCAR's return to Rockingham Speedway with a win Sunday in the Truck Series race. The track was purchased at auction by Andy Hillenburg, and he successfully brought NASCAR back. The truck race was the first...

 
Chelsea 'embarrassed' by fans at Wembley

Chelsea 'embarrassed' by fans at Wembley

LONDON -- Chelsea says a section of its fans "embarrassed" the club by singing and jeering during a minute's silence to pay respects to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989 and the death of Livorno midfielder Piermario...

 

Inherit the Gold wins Aqueduct's Action Stakes

NEW YORK -- Inherit the Gold rallied to beat Isn't He Perfect by a neck on Sunday in the $75,000 Action Stakes at Aqueduct. The win gave jockey Eddie Castro a sweep of Aqueduct's weekend stakes, having captured the Distaff Handicap aboard It's Tricky...

 
Brits vote George Washington as their greatest enemy 

Brits vote George Washington as their greatest enemy 

He's one of our Founding Fathers, but according to the Brits, George Washington is public enemy #1. Our nation's first president, who led the 13 colonies in the Revolution against England's tyrannical rule, was picked by a wide margin in a National...

 

Oakland County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying possible homicide victim

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in identifying a man found dead in a Pontiac park this morning, the victim of a possible homicide. Deputies responded to a report about 11 a.m. of a body in Hawthorne Park, off Walton...

 
Goal-line technology tests before July vote

Goal-line technology tests before July vote

WEMBLEY, England -- The final phase of goal-line technology tests will begin later this month before soccer's rule-makers make a decision in July, FIFA announced Sunday after another high-profile controversy. Chelsea reached the FA Cup final with a...

 

Winners of London theater's Olivier Awards

LONDON -- The winners of London's 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in theater, opera and dance: New Play: "Collaborators" New Musical: "Matilda The Musical" Entertainment: "Derren Brown - Svengali"...

 
Hamels, Wigginton rally Phils past the Mets

Hamels, Wigginton rally Phils past the Mets

PHILADELPHIA -- Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings and Ty Wigginton drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday. Hamels (1-1) struck out 10 to help the Phillies avoid a three-game sweep at...

 

Man found dead in Pontiac park

Pontiac- Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who was found dead in a park Sunday.Officials say the victim is an older African-American male, possibly in his mid-50s to early 60s. He has a thin build, clean-shaven with short...

 
Scully returns to Dodgers' broadcasting booth

Scully returns to Dodgers' broadcasting booth

Famed Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully returned to the booth at Dodger Stadium on Sunday after missing five games because of a bad cold. After broadcasting the first four games of the season, Scully, 84, got sick last weekend, and he missed the Dodgers'...

 
Rangers rally past Twins 4-3, and Nathan gets save

Rangers rally past Twins 4-3, and Nathan gets save

MINNEAPOLIS -- Josh Hamilton's two-run homer in the eighth capped a three-run inning for the Texas Rangers and set up Joe Nathan for the save against his former team in a 4-3 victory on Sunday over the Twins, their first series sweep in Minnesota...

 

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