News archive from 21 February 2012, page 9

Preview: UIC at Butler

Preview: UIC at Butler

Radio: 6 p.m. Tuesday; WMVP-AM1000. Records: UIC 8-18, 3-12 Horizon; Butler 17-12, 10-6. Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Flames seek their second straight road win after defeating Eastern Illinois 67-63 Saturday. Butler has won four straight,...

 

Facebook commerce struggles to catch on

Last April, Gamestop Corp. opened a store on Facebook to generate sales among the 3.5 million-plus customers who’d declared themselves “fans” of the video game retailer. Six months later, the store was quietly shuttered. Grapevine-based Gamestop has...

 

Rio 2016 loses security, commercial directors

RIO DE JANEIRO - The head of security and the chief commercial officer for the 2016 Rio Olympic committee have both quit. Security director Luiz Fernando Correa stepped down because of an investigation into fraud allegations by the public prosecutor’s...

 

Philippine militant blamed for beheadings captured

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine officials say police have captured an Abu Sayyaf militant who has been implicated in dozens of atrocities, including the beheadings of marines and deadly attacks. Paquito Ochoa Jr., who heads the Philippine...

 
Blackhawks' Sharp keeps on shooting

Blackhawks' Sharp keeps on shooting

"Shooter" has gone to the dogs. Make that, the dog. Patrick Sharp has passed his nickname to his beloved pet Basset Hound, but that hasn't stopped the Blackhawks winger from putting pucks on net at a frenetic pace this season. "It's not...

 

Whitney Houston: Town ignored order to fly flags at half-staff

As singer Whitney Houston was laid to rest last weekend, municipalities across New Jersey lowered their flags to half-staff, a salute to a native daughter who, as Gov. Chris Christie put it, made significant cultural contributions to her home state....

 

Ask Tom why: What is the record number of days with temperatures of 40 degrees or higher that have occurred...

Dear Tom, What is the record number of days with temperatures of 40 degrees or higher that have occurred in meteorological winter? With 43 such days so far winter, how close are we to the record? -Benjamin Hoekstra, Palos Heights Dear Benjamin, On...

 

Pot-smuggling tunnels in Tijuana grow more elaborate

TIJUANA, Mexico _ When smuggling goes smoothly for the marijuana division of the huge Sinaloa Cartel, cross-border deliveries unfold with clockwork precision. Harvested marijuana arrives in plastic-wrapped bales to a depot hidden among the rundown...

 

Self-described crack addict mom arrested on child-neglect charge

A woman who told Orange County deputies she is a crack addict was arrested last week on child-neglect and other charges, records released Monday show. Investigators were called to the home off Dean Road south of Lake Underhill Road Friday after a...

 
Police close funeral home after power, heat are found to be shut off

Police close funeral home after power, heat are found to be shut off

Clients of a South Side funeral home were troubled by more than feelings of grief Monday as Chicago police shut down the business after officers found the heat and power off. Angry relatives gathered outside the Carter Funeral Chapels unsure of...

 
Bulls' shooting woes continue

Bulls' shooting woes continue

Even Derrick Rose's return Monday couldn't prevent the Bulls from shooting south of 40 percent for the third straight game. After blitzing the Hawks for 35 first-quarter points, the Bulls managed just 55 over the final three quarters and shot 30.8...

 

A political tip sheet for the rest of us

WASHINGTON-A political tip sheet for the rest of us outside the Washington Beltway, for Monday, Feb. 20, 2012: WHAT HAPPENED PAUL'S DELEGATE MATH: Ron Paul may not win the Republican presidential nomination; he hasn't won a single state. But his...

 

YouTube investing in professional polish for 96 channels

CULVER CITY, Calif. — YouTube is enlisting Hollywood’s help to reach a generation of viewers more familiar with smartphones than TV remotes. The online video giant is aiming to create 25 hours of programming per day with the help of some of the top...

 

Paul talks hemp, federal regulation in ND visit

BISMARCK, N.D.-Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul praised hemp as an alternative crop and said a free-market approach would protect the nation's environment Monday during North Dakota campaign stops that drew hundreds of cheering supporters....

 

A political tip sheet for the rest of us

WASHINGTON-A political tip sheet for the rest of us outside the Washington Beltway, for Monday, Feb. 20, 2012: WHAT HAPPENED PAUL'S DELEGATE MATH: Ron Paul may not win the Republican presidential nomination; he hasn't won a single state. But his...

 

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