News archive from 17 July 2012

Matt Forte and Chicago Bears agree on a four-year,  $32 million contract 

Matt Forte and Chicago Bears agree on a four-year,  $32 million contract 

CHICAGO — Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract, settling the biggest issue hanging over the team. The team confirmed the deal before Monday’s deadline. Had the sides not reached an agreement, Forte...

Daily News, 17:00 in Sport

Film festival reeling again in Kings Mountain

For at least four days this week, Kings Mountain might just become the most cosmopolitan city in the Carolinas. Pieces of culture from Canada, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Singapore, Taiwan, France, the United Kingdom and Ukraine (plus our own United...

First: Women top men in IQ tests, but both are rising 

First: Women top men in IQ tests, but both are rising 

Women are edging ahead in the battle of the sexes - at least in terms of IQ. Women have overtaken men in IQ scores for the first time in a century after scoring as much as five points lower than men for the past 100 years, The Telegraph reported. Men...

Cliff Avril, on Lions management: 'No hard feelings at all'

Cliff Avril, on Lions management: 'No hard feelings at all'

While negotiations on a long-term deal didn't produce their desired result, Lions defensive end Cliff Avril said he isn't walking away bitter about his future in Detroit. “No hard feelings at all,” Avril told the Free Press after he failed to reach a...


Phoenix man pleads not guilty in child abuse case

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man accused of putting his 10-year-old daughter inside a padlocked footlocker for punishment has pleaded not guilty to felony child abuse charges.Maricopa County prosecutors say 52-year-old David Deal entered his plea Monday....

Chron, 17:04 in World News

Dothan man faces additional sexual assault charge

A Dothan man out of jail on bail for allegedly sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl now faces an additional similar charge, but this time involving a boy under the age of 12. According to court records, Houston County Sheriff's deputies arrested...


Maurice Clemmons' sister gets out of prison early

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The sister of a man killed in a confrontation with police after he gunned down four officers in Washington state was released from prison early Monday after serving more than two years on charges related to a widespread...

Chron, 17:07 in World News

Groups say Shell drill ship mishap fuels concerns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Environmental groups say a Shell drilling ship that slipped its anchor in Alaska's Dutch Harbor raises serious questions about the oil company's ability to operate safely in Arctic waters, particularly after the same vessel...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
Few leads after widespread search for Iowa cousins

Few leads after widespread search for Iowa cousins

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities searched an Iowa lake again Monday for two missing girls whose bicycles were found nearby, but they suspended a massive sweep of the area that drew hundreds of volunteers over the weekend because the effort failed...

Chron, 17:08 in World News
Penn State president vows continued cooperation

Penn State president vows continued cooperation

Penn State President Rodney Erickson is vowing cooperation with further investigations in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal but also says decisions about the future "will take time."Erickson says in a message to students, faculty and...

Chron, 17:08 in Sport
Houston-area Olympics fans head to London

Houston-area Olympics fans head to London

When Mike Vowell goes to London next month for the Olympic Games, he plans to bring an extra suitcase full of cheap souvenirs: Foam visors. Glow bracelets. American flag tote bags, teddy bears and T-shirts. If it's red, white and blue and can be found...

Chron, 17:08 in Sport

Trans fat ban made fast food a bit healthier in NY

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turns out it's possible to make a fast-food lunch a bit healthier even without skipping the fries.New York City now has hard evidence that its ban on trans fat in restaurant food made a meaningful dent in people's consumption of the...

Chron, 17:09 in World News

New York City fast food chains cut trans fat under regulations

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fast-food patrons in New York City are eating far less unhealthy fat since restrictions on its use by restaurants were imposed four years ago, a report sponsored by the city said. Trans fats, especially common in...


Man falls from roof onto off-duty sheriff's deputy

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — An off-duty Idaho sheriff's detective suffered a broken neck and other injuries when a man fell from a roof and landed on him while he was working private security for a weekend street party in Ketchum.Blaine County Sheriff Gene...

Chron, 17:13 in World News

Kitty Wells, the 'undisputed queen of country music,' dies at 92

Kitty Wells, the long-reigning "Queen of Country Music" and the first woman to reach No. 1 on the country chart with her attitude-changing hit "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," died Monday at age 92 of complications from...


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