News archive from 19 January 2013

Escaped bear cub captured in southwest Florida

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. -- Officials say a grizzly bear cub that escaped from his southwest Florida home earlier this week has been safely captured. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 125-pound cub was found...

 
Michelle Williams tells of battle with depression

Michelle Williams tells of battle with depression

Singer Michelle Williams has joined the likes of David Letterman to open up about depression. Williams — once part of Destiny's Child alongside Beyonce and Kelly Rowland — said she recently emerged from years of the depths of...

 

NBA goes on the road � to London

LONDON -- The scene outside the O2 Arena underwent quite a makeover. Monday morning the venue looked like any other multipurpose arena. But by Thursday morning - like straight from the NBA catalog - the outside was turned into a shrine to basketball's...

 

Snowboarding linked to injury-rate rise on slopes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Introducing snowboarders to the mix at one ski resort in New Mexico led to a small increase in the overall number of injuries on the mountain, according to a new study. Compared to the two years before snowboarders were...

 

Homage to a master of silents gets a clear voice

“Buster Keaton Collection” Kino International; $299.95; not rated Kino's spectacular 14-disc “Buster Keaton Collection” demands attention as an infinitely rewarding anthology of the major works of a major...

 

Career Almanac

On the Move Robert Aquilino joined Newport Board Group as a partner in its Carolinas practice group. Moore & Van Allen has elected the following attorneys as firm members: Evan Bass, John Gilson, Joshua Lanning, Renee Miller, Nicholas Naum,...

 
Pentagon, prosecution disagree on dropping 9/11 conspiracy charge

Pentagon, prosecution disagree on dropping 9/11 conspiracy charge

In a sign of disunity at the Pentagon over the coming Sept. 11 trial, a senior Defense Department official on Friday refused to scratch a conspiracy charge from the death penalty case, a move sought by the prosecution to make any future conviction...

 

5 things to know in Florida for Jan. 19

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS TO 8 PERCENT IN DECEMBER Florida's unemployment numbers are continuing to improve. State labor officials say the December figures showed an...

 
Obama supporters aim to outflank NRA on guns

Obama supporters aim to outflank NRA on guns

WASHINGTON -- Supporters of President Barack Obama's gun-control proposals are planning a methodical, state-by-state campaign to convince key lawmakers that it's in their political interest to back the effort. But it will require overturning two...

 
Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax: Notre Dame encouraging Te'o to talk

Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax: Notre Dame encouraging Te'o to talk

Manti Te'o remains silent. Notre Dame, like most everybody else, apparently wishes he wouldn't. Outside of a prepared statement released by his agency, the former Heisman Trophy runner-up hasn't spoken about the alleged hoax consuming him now, in...

 
TSA dumps near-naked body scanners

TSA dumps near-naked body scanners

Modesty is returning to the airport. The Transportation Security Administration said Friday it's dropping the full-body scanning machines that produced almost nude images of people at checkpoints and outraged many travelers. The reason: The maker of...

 

'Pawn Stars'' Rick Harrison to wed, with Chumlee as ring bearer

A whole new plotline may be coming to "Pawn Stars": Rick is getting married. Rick Harrison, star of History's hit reality show, will wed his fiancee Deanna Burditt on July 21 in Laguna Beach, according to People magazine. "It will be a...

 
Rooney rule could change after minority snubs

Rooney rule could change after minority snubs

The NFL hinted at changes in the Rooney Rule after none of the eight head-coaching vancancies and seven general-manager openings have been filled this year by minority candidates. The Rooney Rule, which was established 10 years ago, requires that NFL...

 

Dodgers ink C Ellis, P Belisario to 1-year deals

The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms on one-year contracts with catcher A.J. Ellis and right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario on Friday. Ellis batted .270 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI over 133 games with Los Angeles last season. Over 220 career...

 
Sharapova rocks after win over Venus in Australia

Sharapova rocks after win over Venus in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Maria Sharapova leaned back and pumped her arms. She ripped her elbows back and forth, screaming after her victory. Four pumps, five - she rocked forward - six pumps. More. Sharapova had just defeated Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3...

 

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