News archive from 17 August 2011, page 17

Mass.: test of tidal turbine successful

FALMOUTH, Mass.-Massachusetts scientists say they've successfully completed the state's first in-ocean test of an underwater tidal turbine. The New Bedford Standard Times (http://bit.ly/oySqUV) reports that the turbine worked as expected during a...

 

Attleboro store co-owner pleads guilty in tax case

BOSTON-An Attleboro convenience store co-owner has been sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to pay a $39,000 fine after pleading guilty to charges that she failed to pay more than $100,000 in state sales taxes. Thirty-year-old Vanitaben...

 
Forestville woman, 92, found slain in ransacked home

Forestville woman, 92, found slain in ransacked home

A 92-year-old woman was found slain in her Forestville home Monday night after worried family members asked police to check on her, according to authorities and the woman’s granddaughter. Thelma Steele, who lived alone in the brick, single-family...

 

Sports Authority takes over Broncos' stadium name

The home of the Denver Broncos will now be known as Sports Authority Field at Mile High. On Tuesday afternoon, the Metropolitan Football Stadium District unanimously voted to rename the home of the Broncos, previously named Invesco Field at Mile...

 

Former Miami booster tells Yahoo! he gave benefits

Convicted Ponzi scheme architect Nevin Shapiro has told Yahoo! Sports he provided impermissible benefits to dozens of University of Miami athletes, most of whom were involved with the football program. Shapiro says he gave money, cars, yacht trips,...

 

Former Miami booster tells Yahoo! he gave benefits

Convicted Ponzi scheme architect Nevin Shapiro has told Yahoo! Sports he provided impermissible benefits to dozens of University of Miami athletes, most of whom were involved with the football program. Shapiro says he gave money, cars, yacht trips,...

 

Fla. justices: Scott's rule freeze went too far

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court handed Gov. Rick Scott a defeat Tuesday with a ruling that he exceeded his authority by ordering state agencies to freeze rulemaking and submit planned regulations to his office for review and approval...

 

Mesa police said teen shooting suspect planned to kill

A 16-year-old boy accused of murdering his girlfriend's mother had gone to their east Mesa home Monday intent on killing, police said Tuesday. His initial plan was to kill either himself or his 18-year-old girlfriend, or his girlfriend and then...

 

Maricopa police accuse teen of stealing officer's rifle

Maricopa police say a 16-year-old suspected of stealing two handguns in a residential burglary last week has been linked to the theft of a police officer's duty rifle in June. Police said Tuesday that the juvenile was initially an investigative lead...

 
Jets’ Backup Plan on Offensive Line Needs a Backup Plan

Jets’ Backup Plan on Offensive Line Needs a Backup Plan

Jets Coach Rex Ryan has spoken throughout training camp about the importance of roster depth. After one preseason game, however, the depth of the offensive line could suddenly be a concern. The latest news, notes and analysis of the N.F.L. playoffs....

 

Privatization of prison comes with an unexpected $25 million expense

TALLAHASSEE -- The state of Florida will soon privatize 30 prisons to save money, but before that, taxpayers will be on the hook for a payout of up to $25 million. That's how much the Department of Corrections says it will cost to pay more than 4,000...

 

Wilkens on Cubs' draft: 'A little bit of a euphoric feeling'

HOUSTON- When Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts was asked about slicing payroll last winter, he said the organization intended to increase its commitment to scouting and player development. Ricketts put his money where his mouth is on Monday, giving Scouting...

 

Yahoo story accuses Miami football, basketball programs of major violations

CORAL GABLES - At least 72 University of Miami athletes, including 12 current football players, accepted impermissible benefits from former booster Nevin Shapiro between 2002 and 2010, according to a Yahoo! Sports report Tuesday, which if true, could...

 

Davie to vote on red-light contract

With just days to go before its red-light cameras start issuing citations, the town of Davie is set to decide this week if it will move forward with the program. Council members are scheduled to vote on whether the town should renegotiate its contract...

 
Yemen’s Leader Vows to Return Soon and Defies Calls for His Ouster

Yemen’s Leader Vows to Return Soon and Defies Calls for His Ouster

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the embattled president of Yemen, promised his supporters on Tuesday that he would “see you soon in the capital, Sana,” in his third television appearance in less than a week. The crisp video clip of Mr. Saleh in a swooping tan...

 

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