News archive from 18 December 2012

School shooting compels entertainment changes

NEW YORK -- Hollywood is responding to the Connecticut school shooting rampage by switching schedules, adding disclaimers, delaying a film opening and presenting a somber lineup of daytime TV specials. Several daytime talk shows responded with shows...

 

In Honduras, political crisis takes a holiday

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras In Honduras, the political crisis is taking a holiday. A standoff between the president and congress and the Supreme Court that brought the country to the brink last week will have to wait until Jan. 3 as offices closed the...

 

Cruise rescues 5 Jamaican boaters from small boat

MIAMI -- Five Jamaicans who have been drifting on a small boat in the Caribbean for three weeks are being rescued by a cruise ship. A spokeswoman for Princess Cruise Lines says the Island Princess ship will bring the group on board. The spokeswoman...

 

Nielsen and Twitter partner to measure social TV audience

Nielsen and Twitter have struck a multi-year partnership to measure the reach of online conversations about television shows. The new Nielsen Twitter TV Rating will do more than provide information about how many people have Tweeted about a particular...

 

Sperm whale dies off South Florida beach

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- South Florida city officials were planning to have a 40-foot sperm whale carcass towed out to sea, rather than allow scientists to perform a necropsy. Deerfield Beach Mayor Peggy Noland said Monday that the stench would be...

 

Miami Herald digital subscriptions start Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, unlimited use of websites and mobile apps for The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald will require a subscription. The “Miami Herald Plus+” program allows readers to have free access to a certain number of stories...

 

News Summary: Signs of budget deal

DO WE HAVE A DEAL?: Signs that a budget deal is taking shape in Washington helped push stocks to their best day this month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 100 points. Investors want to see lawmakers reach an agreement to stop the U.S. falling...

 
Nothin' but Net: Linsanity now
 

Former Detroit police officer admits lying on time sheet to collect $30,000 in overtime

A former Detroit police officer pleaded guilty today to lying on her overtime sheets and collecting nearly $30,000 in overtime pay she never earned, the U.S. Attorneys Office announced today. Kim Mosby-Colbert, 52, a recently resigned Detroit police...

 

SAE to honor GM senior VP Mary Barra with leadership award

The SAE Foundation Monday said it will award Mary Barra, General Motors Co.'s senior vice president of global product development, with its Industry Leadership Award. It's the first time the award has gone to a woman in its 25-year history.The award...

 

Advocates: Newtown killings giving new momentum to gun control

WASHINGTON - Gun control advocates who have long struggled to match the political clout of groups such as the National Rifle Assn. say the anguish and outrage spurred by Friday's deadly massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school is powering a...

 

Senate Democrats defend $60.4-billion Sandy aid package

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats took to the floor Monday to defend a $60.4-billion aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy against critiques from Republicans and conservative organizations. The Club for Growth, a prominent conservative nonprofit...

 
R.A. Dickey passes physical in Toronto, deal that sends Cy Young winner from NY Mets to Blue Jays is official 

R.A. Dickey passes physical in Toronto, deal that sends Cy Young winner from NY Mets to Blue Jays is official 

R.A. Dickey’s brief, but spectacular run in New York if officially over. A source told The Daily News Dickey passed his physical in Toronto, making his trade to the Blue Jays official. Earlier Monday, Dickey and the Blue Jays came to an agreement on...

Daily News, 17:05 in Sport
 
Adrian Peterson has the season rushing record in his sights

Adrian Peterson has the season rushing record in his sights

This week's Monday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- covered many topics, one being Minnesota Vikings...

 

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