News archive from 17 February 2012

Israeli leader pays historic visit to Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a historic visit to Cyprus on Thursday, aiming to strengthen what he declared to be a "natural relationship" between the two countries in a volatile and quickly changing region....

 

African migrants tortured in Egypt's Sinai desert

TEL AVIV, Israel-The young man from Sudan holds his arms close to his sides, as if still at the mercy of smugglers who he says poured hot melted plastic over his back, whipped him with wires and beat him with sticks as he lay face down and naked. He...

 

UK watchdog fines ex-broker over market abuse

LONDON-Britain's market regulator says an ex-corporate broker has been fined 350,000 pounds (US$552,540) for supplying inside information to a high-profile hedge fund manager. The Financial Services Authority said Thursday that Andrew Osborne,...

 

Knicks' sensation could help in dunk contest, or Shooting Stars

Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin has reportedly been offered a role in NBA All-Star festivities, according to reports on espn.com and the New York Daily News. The NBA All-Star Game is Feb. 26 in Orlando. According to ESPN, Lin will assist New York...

 

Jeremy Lin as union rep! Is there no end to his talent?

Jeremy Lin probably will be the next player representative of the New York Knicks and might win a spot on the union's executive committee, the head of the National Basketball Association players union said. Billy Hunter said Lin, the second-year point...

 
Voci Dance presents 'Tea & Letters' at the Mennello

Voci Dance presents 'Tea & Letters' at the Mennello

Modern-dance company Voci Dance will present "Tea & Letters: Great Urban Spaces II" at the Mennello Museum of American Art this Sunday, Feb. 19, in association with ArtsFest 2012. "Tea & Letters" is the second installment...

 
Boyfriend faces murder charge in toddler's death

Boyfriend faces murder charge in toddler's death

A 30-year-old Orange County man now faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of his girlfriend's 16-month-old son, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Clifton Alexander Frazier was initially arrested on a charge of aggravated child...

 
Boyfriend arrested after toddler dies from extensive injuries

Boyfriend arrested after toddler dies from extensive injuries

Orlando mother Rosalia Poirier told investigators Tuesday was the first time she let her boyfriend take her son, Torey Dymond, on a walk without her. Within a hours, the 16-month-old was dead and the boyfriend, 30-year-old Clifton Alexander Frazier,...

 

Rays head to camp with unanswered questions

Following a season that saw the Tampa Bay Rays surge from nine games back to win the American League wild card, the team starts the spring with many has questions to answer. Beyond Evan Longoria and Carlos Pena, where's the pop in the Rays batting...

 

Bettman: Chicago 'on radar' for NHL All-Star Game

NEW YORK -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday that the Chicago Blackhawks are being considered to host a future NHL All-Star Game. Chicago hasn't hosted the event since 1991 and Bettman said during a meeting at the NHL offices in New York...

 

Astra takes brand cancer drug straight to patients

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc is selling breast cancer drug Arimidex directly to U.S. patients, offering an option for people who want to pay for the brand instead of generic versions. Under the drugmaker's new program, patients with a prescription can...

 
'Colbert Report' suspended: Stephen Colbert's show on hold for unknown reasons

'Colbert Report' suspended: Stephen Colbert's show on hold for unknown reasons

When viewers tuned in to Comedy Central on Wednesday night expecting a new episode of "Colbert Report," they were instead met with a rerun of the Stephen Colbert-led "fake news" favorite. Deadline reports that when the audience...

 

Oil continues its rise, threatening US growth

NEW YORK - The price of oil has surged 12 percent the past six weeks, pushed up by tensions with Iran, a cold snap in Europe and rising demand from developing nations. The surge is hitting home. Oil is raising the price of gasoline for American...

 

Police identify man they say robbed 2 Orlando banks this week

Orlando police today identified a man they say robbed two TD Bank branches within two days. They are trying to find Raffaele Mosca, 43. They say he is the man captured on security video robbing the branch at 2859 Delaney Ave. Monday and the branch at...

 

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dies at 57; diagnosed with brain tumor last May

NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. He was 57. Carter was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor last...

 

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