News archive from 20 April 2012

Latest chapter launched in 'The Hunger Games Adventures' Facebook game

Funtactix and Lionsgate have launched the latest chapter in "The Hunger Games Adventures." Fans can now journey to the Capitol, taking players outside of District 12 as the universe of the game expands in the first step toward unveiling the...

 

Review: 'The Splatters'

It's great how some developers wrap their head around a tactic that's never been done before when it comes to puzzle games. Unfortunately, it doesn't happen as often as we'd like to see, with countless "Bejeweled" clones and a number of...

 

Radical sect kills 7 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Police in Nigeria say at least seven people have been killed by gunmen from a radical Islamist sect as they attacked a neighborhood in the northeast. Borno state police spokesman Samuel Tizhe said Thursday that the shooting started...

 

Arizona 260 near Heber closed following tanker crash

Arizona 260 is closed near Heber after a fuel tanker crashed Thursday afternoon. A 45-mile stretch of Arizona 260, about 10 miles west of Heber, is closed in both directions, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The highway is...

 

Cowlishaw: Pudge Rodriguez the Rangers' best player ... so far

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions in a live chat Thursday. Some excerpts:   Where does Pudge Rodriguez rank among all-time Rangers? Is he the best catcher you've seen? Tim Cowlishaw:...

Dallas News, 17:03 in Sport
 

AP Enterprise: Thousands displaced by Alabama twisters

TUSCALOOSA - Thousands of people still lack permanent homes in Alabama, a year after a swarm of killer tornadoes pummeled the state.The government says about 3,200 homeowners statewide are either receiving rental assistance or living in mobile homes...

 

Drug testing welfare applicants doesn't save state money, data shows

TALLAHASSEE -- Required drug tests for people seeking welfare benefits ended up costing taxpayers more than it saved and failed to curb the number of prospective applicants, data used against the state in an ongoing legal battle shows. The findings...

 

Fewer people registering for Susan G. Komen races

DALLAS (AP) — Many supporters of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer charity have abandoned the group's events after it decided to stop making grants to Planned Parenthood and then reversed that decision.In the months since the controversy, organizers of...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Lots of cars, plus deep-fried cupcakes

Catfish races? Fried cupcakes? Monkeys wearing chaps and little leather vests riding on dogs' backs? These may sound like events dreamed up for a wild state fair, but they are actually some of the attractions at this week's annual Food Lion AutoFair...

 

Get free tickets to ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits'

The Charlotte Observer is giving away 160 “Admit One” passes to a special advance screening Saturday of Aardman, Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures' new 3D animated film “The Pirates! Band of...

 
Tourism sector eyes travelers from emerging nations 

Tourism sector eyes travelers from emerging nations 

The global tourism industry, hit by natural disasters and economic turmoil, is eyeing potential travellers from emerging nations in hope that their growing middle and upper classes could spur growth. Delegates converged on disaster-struck Japan this...

 

GOP tries to one-up Obama in quest for dog-loving voters

WASHINGTON -- The presidential campaign has quickly gone to the dogs. First, Mitt and Ann Romney found themselves explaining yet again their treatment of family dog Seamus, who rode along on family vacations strapped to the roof of the family car. (On...

 

Source: Colts picking Andrew Luck at No. 1

INDIANAPOLIS - The secret is out. Andrew Luck will be the Indianapolis Colts' new quarterback. A person with direct knowledge of the situation said Thursday that the Colts have notified Luck that they plan to take the Stanford quarterback with the No....

 

More resignations coming in Secret Service prostitution scandal

WASHINGTON - More resignations are expected soon in the Secret Service prostitution scandal. "It is our understanding the resignations could come today or tomorrow," Rep. Pete King, (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security...

 

Nugent: Secret Service satisfied comments did not threaten Obama

Rocker Ted Nugent said he had an amicable meeting with the Secret Service on Thursday, seemingly ending the dustup over controversial comments Nugent made at the National Rifle Association convention earlier this week. Nugent, a longtime conservative...

 

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