News archive from 17 May 2012

Ex-Michigan recruit Demar Dorsey to play at Hawaii

Demar Dorsey, the onetime Michigan football recruit who wasn't allowed into the university, is going to the University of Hawaii and will try to play for the Warriors this fall. According to cbssports.com college football writer Bruce Feldman, Dorsey...

 
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, on Pac-12 series, football title game and more

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, on Pac-12 series, football title game and more

CHICAGO – Last December, the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced their ongoing partnership in many sports, with football as the cornerstone, beginning in 2017. The Pac-12 series is moving forward and the football games are being scheduled, with some teams...

 

'Water by the Spoonful' to land in New York

NEW YORK -- Quiara Alegria Hudes's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Water by the Spoonful," about an Iraq war veteran struggling to find his place in the world, will land in New York in December. Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre said...

 

Mitch Albom's latest book set for release Aug. 28

DETROIT -- Mitch Albom's publisher says the best-selling author's latest book will be released this summer. Hyperion announced Wednesday that "The Time Keeper" comes out Aug. 28. It marks Albom's return to fiction. His last book, 2009's...

 
AP Photos: Kruger shines on Cannes red carpet

AP Photos: Kruger shines on Cannes red carpet

Diane Kruger must have arrived in France with a lot of luggage. On Wednesday, Day 1 of the 12-day Cannes Film Festival, Kruger, a member of the prestigious jury, turned up in two different outfits. She wore an edgy burgundy cocktail dress with a...

 

Game over: Tia Mowry not returning to BET's 'Game'

NEW YORK -- The game is over for Tia Mowry: The star of the hit BET series "The Game" won't appear in the show's sixth season. Mowry's representative confirmed the news Wednesday. No details were provided. Season five of "The Game"...

 

New panel to focus on Florida higher ed. access

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The chairman of the Board of Governors is adding to a growing list of panels that are examining higher education in Florida. Dean Colson announced Wednesday that his new commission will focus on access and degree attainment....

 
Jays' Lawrie in lineup a day after ump altercation

Jays' Lawrie in lineup a day after ump altercation

TORONTO -- Brett Lawrie is in the lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays a day after his altercation with an umpire. Blue Jays manager John Farrell says Lawrie hopes to apologize to umpire Bill Miller for hitting him with his batting helmet after being...

 

CMS to county: we need more than $9.1 million in additional money

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools board chair Ericka Ellis-Stewart said Wednesday that she's thankful for the proposed $9.1 million increase in county support for schools, but added that it does not meet the needs of the school district. “The...

 

Wheat soars on dry weather; crude and gold sink

Wheat futures soared 5 percent as dry weather in the U.S. brought worries that the crop wouldn't be nearly as large as traders had expected. Reports of a drought in Russia also had traders anticipating tighter supplies of wheat. The July contract...

 
Jefferson County could seek reimbursement of money paid to Cooper Green Mercy Hospital vendors

Jefferson County could seek reimbursement of money paid to Cooper Green Mercy Hospital vendors

 JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama -- Jefferson County will consider whether to recoup more than $80,000 in payments from two firms who apparently did work for Cooper Green Mercy Hospital without a contract, Commission President David Carrington said today....

 

Army reviews whether women can go to Ranger school

WASHINGTON - Army leaders have begun to study the prospect of sending female soldiers to the service's prestigious Ranger school - another step in the effort to broaden opportunities for women in the military. Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of...

 

Study links vets to brain disease seen in athletes

WASHINGTON - A small study raises more concern about the long-term consequences of the traumatic brain injuries suffered by thousands of soldiers. The research suggests they may be at risk of developing the same kind of degenerative brain disease as...

 

US sees deal near; Pakistan haggling over money

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hopes of reopening Pakistan's supply routes for the Afghanistan war ahead of next week's NATO summit are going down to the wire.Washington is hopeful of an imminent deal. But Pakistan is insisting that the United States pay more...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Study: US clears drugs faster than Europe, Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers say the U.S. approved more new medicines in less time than Europe and Canada in the last decade, challenging long-standing criticisms that the Food and Drug Administration lags behind its peers in clearing important new...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

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