News archive from 20 July 2012

U.S. men rout Britain in basketball, 118-78

The U.S. men's basketball team apparently isn't having much difficulty adapting to playing overseas, at least if Thursday's exhibition against Britain was any indication. Team USA ran its exhibition record to 3-0 moving closer to the London Olympics...

 

Bright lights, big city for Xoe Wise

Before moving to Chicago two years ago, 21-year-old singer-songwriter Xoe Wise said, she had never even seen a four-way stop sign. Growing up near Atlantic Beach, N.C., there was no music scene, no clubs to play, and not even a music store in town...

 
Music producer Jim Jonsin pursues racing professionally

Music producer Jim Jonsin pursues racing professionally

Jim Jonsin is no stranger to the fast track. But the hip-hop South Florida-based music producer, whose recordings — by stars such as Usher, Beyonce and Lil Wayne — have sold millions of downloads, is taking a different track....

 

Pittsburgh police lawyers ridicule beating version

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys for three white Pittsburgh police officers accused of wrongfully arresting and beating a young black man ridiculed his version of the January 2010 incident — in particular the black man's claim that he didn't realize the...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

Alabama man arrested for shooting at restored biplane

BIRMINGHAM - A Hayden man has been arrested for shooting at a restored biplane flying over a private airfield.U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance says 36-year-old Jason Allen McCay was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted destruction of an...

 

Future Southcom commander pledges fight against drugs

WASHINGTON -- The Marine poised to run U.S. military operations in Latin America and the Caribbean said he's ready to combat drug trafficking, one of the main duties of any commander of the Miami-based Southern Command. Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly, who's...

 

Movie review: 'The Queen of Versailles' riffs on American dream run amok

"We went to France, and we saw Versailles" is something plenty of people can claim. But the Siegels of Orlando, subjects of the excellent and unexpectedly nuanced documentary "The Queen of Versailles," turned the royal chateau into...

 
Funding cut imperils undersea lab off Fla. Keys

Funding cut imperils undersea lab off Fla. Keys

IN THE OCEAN OFF KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Ocean explorer Sylvia Earle sported one Rolex dive watch on each wrist as she slipped beneath the balmy waters of the Florida Keys for a weeklong stay at an undersea research lab where marine biologists have...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

US urges nations to watch Iranian shipping vessels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is urging global port authorities to be on the watch for Iranian shipping vessels flying false flags or sailing under fraudulent registrations. Both practices violate international maritime law and...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

White House speeds up permits, offers no new cash for PortMiami dredge project

The White House on Thursday put PortMiami's long-awaited dredging project on a list of fast-tracked, nationally-significant seaport improvement projects, guaranteeing it an expedited permitting process. Practically speaking, the designation means...

 

News Summary: US home sales drop to 8-month low

HOME SALES FALL: Sales of previously occupied homes fell 5.4 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.37 million, the National Association of Realtors said. That's the lowest level since October. MODEST RECOVERY: Sales are up 4.5...

 

Google's 2Q earnings rise 11 pct, ad prices fall

Google's second-quarter earnings rose 11 percent despite a deepening decline in the prices paid for its Internet search advertising. The results announced Thursday included Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of cellphone maker Motorola Mobility...

 
Vanessa Minnillo shows off impressive baby bump days after first wedding anniversary to Nick Lachey  

Vanessa Minnillo shows off impressive baby bump days after first wedding anniversary to Nick Lachey  

Vanessa Minnillo can't hide her growing baby joy these days. The mom-to-be, who announced in June that she and husband Nick Lachey are expecting a baby boy, was spotted with a pronounced baby bump Wednesday while on her way to brunch with friends in...

 

U.S. men's basketball team beats Britain by 40

MANCHESTER, England - Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams responded to a lineup change with 19 points apiece, and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team beat Britain 118-78 on Thursday in an exhibition game. LeBron James added 16 points and Russell...

 

Former Forest Hills boys basketball coach Ben Chobhaphand gets hired as assistant coach at Nassau Community...

Former Forest Hills basketball coach Ben Chobhaphand, who endured a year-long suspension for recruiting a rival player, joined A.J. Wynder’s staff at Nassau Community College as an assistant on Tuesday, ending speculation that he might try to get his...

Daily News, 17:07 in Sport
 

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