News archive from 20 August 2011

A second season of Miami ‘Housewives'?

A second season of Miami ‘Housewives'?

While most people have long forgotten the eyesore, earsore and brainsore that was The Real Housewives of Miami, others have not and continue to perpetuate the cacophony composed of rumors of a second tormenting – rumors that have actually...

 
Brandon Coates: Slain deputy's wife calls husband a 'true hero'

Brandon Coates: Slain deputy's wife calls husband a 'true hero'

As a deputy, Virginia Coates knew the risks her husband faced each day he put on his uniform. And as a deputy's wife, the moment came this week that she prayed would never come: Her husband of just over a year was killed during a traffic stop in a...

 

Funeral protests fight seems destined for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - California and other states seeking to curtail funeral protests are following a politically popular but legally disputable path. Supreme Court, here they come. This week, California lawmakers joined their counterparts in Arizona, Illinois...

 
Liberals complain about Obama; will it cost votes?

Liberals complain about Obama; will it cost votes?

WASHINGTON - Liberals argue that he caved on the debt ceiling. Unions are upset over his handling of unemployment and labor issues. Hispanics brought the immigration debate directly to his campaign doorstep. President Barack Obama’s summer of...

 

Wake for Pastor Zachery Tims underway at New Destiny Christian Center

As they've done so many Sundays before, members of New Destiny Christian Center pulled their cars and pickups into rows on the church's grass parking lot this afternoon. But today they were not here to listen to the fiery and inspiring preaching of...

 
East Boston husband, woman charged in wife’s N.J. murder

East Boston husband, woman charged in wife’s N.J. murder

In an eerie echo of the notorious Charles Stuart case, an East Boston man and an accomplice stand accused today of hatching a heartless plot to kill the man’s wife and claiming the shocking shooting was racially charged. Kashif Parvaiz, 26, was...

 

Police ID woman whose remains found in suitcase

Gibraltar- Police have tentatively identified a woman after some of her remains were found stuffed in a suitcase in a creek. The victim is likely Pamela Prpich, 32, who went missing Aug. 12 from the nearby condo where she was staying with her mother,...

 
Rick Perry's stem cell surgery worries some doctors

Rick Perry's stem cell surgery worries some doctors

Like most card-carrying conservatives, Texas Gov. Rick Perry opposes research on embryonic pluripotent stem cells. But the presidential candidate apparently has a very open mind toward therapies developed using adult stem cells, which can be collected...

 
Rick Perry recovering well from experimental stem cell procedure

Rick Perry recovering well from experimental stem cell procedure

Reporting from Dover, N.H. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is recovering well from back surgery and is satisfied with the results of an experimental procedure using adult stem cells, his presidential campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan said. Perry had surgery...

 

Payrolls Increased in 31 States in July

Payrolls climbed in 31 states in July, led by New York and Texas, while the jobless rate increased in 28, painting a mixed employment picture for last month. Employers in New York increased their staffs by 29,400 workers, while those in Texas added...

 

Keep summer rolling — check your car

Here’s something to ponder the next time you’re blasting down some melting highway in Mars, Texas: Eighty percent of the vehicles on the road need repairs, according to the National Car Care Council. Now how do you feel about a little afternoon stroll...

 
Will Smith bobs his head to the beat

Will Smith bobs his head to the beat

The Setai's luxurious penthouse was the scene on Thursday for a night of appreciation courtesy of luxe champagne house Moet & Chandon. R&B sensation Trey Songz was the host of the invite-only soiree that featured plenty of Moet Rose bubbly, DJ...

 

Internet sales tax clears committee, supporters claim fairness is issue

While most legislative committees have taken a hiatus for the summer recess, the Committee on Revenue last week quietly endorsed legislation designed to allow the state to begin collecting sales taxes on online purchases, a proposal that supporters...

 

Sox's task in AL Central becomes more difficult with Sept. 4 game time change

The Chicago White Sox are scheduled to play 29 games in the final 27 days of September, and a recent schedule change will make their task of winning the American League Central more difficult. The Sox's Sept. 4 game at Detroit was picked up by ESPN2,...

 

Customer shoots, kills robber at Detroit McDonalds

An attempted robbery that ended in gunfire interrupted a busy west side McDonalds this afternoon. The would be robber was shot and killed by a restaurant customer. Employees and customers sprinted out of the eatery at McNichols and Livernois at about...

 

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