News archive from 20 July 2013

Broward Sheriff's Office identifies man killed in attempted robbery

A man shot to death as he attempted to rob a Pembroke Pines insurance agency earlier this week has been identified by police as Andrew Thomas, 23, of Miramar. Thomas entered an Allstate Insurance Office wearing a ski mask and brandishing a gun, only...

 

Recall fight over guns moves to Colorado ballot

A major battle in the gun control fight and the first recall election in Colorado history will hurtle to a Sept. 10 vote after a judge rejected a legal challenge and two targeted state lawmakers said they would take their case to voters. "I have...

 
Villages' growth fuels church expansions as retirees focus on religion

Villages' growth fuels church expansions as retirees focus on religion

THE VILLAGES - Between all the golf, polo, pickleball, synchronized swimming and tai chi, residents of this giant retirement community northwest of Orlando also are finding time to exercise their spiritual muscles. As retirees continue to be drawn by...

 

$10K prize offered in fishing contest on Lake Panasoffkee

Somewhere lurking beneath the vast shoreline or dense flowing eelgrass of spring-fed Lake Panasoffkee is a tagged largemouth bass worth 10,000 big ones to the lucky or skilled angler who catches it. Dubbed General Sumter, the 11-pound monster and 150...

 

Champs & Chump: Sybrina Fulton/Tracy Martin and Angela Corey

Sybrina Fulton/Tracy Martin: It's hard to imagine the heartbreak these parents felt after their son was shot dead. To then take the national stage to talk about their heartache and their search for justice, that would have brought out the worst in...

 

Bond analysts: Detroit's woes unlikely to spread

Though a big deal for Detroit, the nation's largest ever municipal bankruptcy filing may have little effect on the ability of most U.S. cities to borrow money. Municipal bond analysts say investors may be a little jittery about bonds issued by other...

 

FIFA sets 2014 World Cup ticket prices in Brazil

SAO PAULO -- Fans will pay $90 for tickets to see World Cup matches in Brazil next year, $10 more than in 2010 in South Africa. Announcing ticket rates Friday, FIFA said $15 seats will be available to Brazilian students, people over 60 and members of...

 

News Summary: Pope creates new finance commission

NEW PANEL: Pope Francis on Friday created another commission of inquiry into the Vatican's troubled finances. REFORM MANDATE: The eight-member committee will recommend ways to cut waste, improve transparency and fix the Holy See's administrative...

 

Rays place Loney on paternity list

Prior to the start of a three-game series against the Blue Jays, the Tampa Bay Rays placed first baseman James Loney on the paternity list and recalled infielder Ryan Roberts from Triple-A Durham. In his first season with the Rays, Loney is hitting...

 

Links to golf's past will soon disappear

A U.S. national golf title is on the line this week, and outside of golf's inner circles, virtually no one knows about it. The U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship is underway at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. The tournament is the fourth...

 

Up next for the Galaxy: Saturday vs. Vancouver

GALAXY VS. VANCOUVER When: 7:30. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 1150, 1330. Records: Galaxy 9-8-3, Whitecaps 9-5-5. Record vs. Whitecaps: 0-1-0. Update: The Galaxy once again is coming off a loss in which...

 

City officials not worried about spillover effect of Detroit's bankruptcy

The county executives of Oakland and Macomb, worried that the bankruptcy problems in Detroit will seep into neighboring counties, are already planning a trip to New York to calm anxious bond-rating agencies. But several other cities in the state say...

 

Kitzhaber signs 'last resort' wolf-killing bill

SALEM, Ore. -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed a bill allowing the state to resume killing wolves that make a habit of attacking livestock. The governor signed the measure on Friday, making Oregon the only state in the West where killing wolves that...

 

Government letter defends phone-tracking program

NEW YORK -- In a letter to a New York judge, the U.S. government has defended its use of a phone-tracking program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans. The letter sent Thursday by federal prosecutors in Manhattan said it was...

 

Court sides with family of boy mauled by bear

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Supreme Court has sided with a family that sued the state after a bear killed their 11-year-old son at a campground in 2007, allowing the child's parents to pursue damages of more than a half-million dollars. Justices...

 

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