News archive from 21 March 2013

10 Viking cruise ships christened in one day

10 Viking cruise ships christened in one day

Viking River Cruises set a record Wednesday, simultaneously inaugurating 10 190-passenger Viking Longships for European cruises. The main ceremony took place in the Amsterdam Harbor, where four of the ships were located. The other six were at the...

 

Obama message may not resonate with Israeli youth

JERUSALEM - By choosing to deliver his landmark speech to Israel in an auditorium filled with students and young people, President Obama is once again turning to a core audience that has always been responsive to his message of hope and change. But...

 

Obama offers assurances during Israel visit

JERUSALEM - In a much-anticipated visit laden with symbols of friendship and words of assurance, President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempted to set aside past differences Wednesday and project a united front over how to tackle the...

 
Driver killed in shooting by Chicago policeman

Driver killed in shooting by Chicago policeman

A Chicago police officer working an investigation in East Hazel Crest fatally shot a driver who sped toward him, authorities said. Chicago detectives were conducting surveillance about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday when they approached two people who had gotten...

 

Heat, Cavaliers delayed by spill on floor

CLEVELAND -- The start of Miami's game against Cleveland has been delayed by a spill on the floor. LeBron James and members of the Heat were in position near the midcourt line and ready for tip-off when a large pool of liquid and some debris were...

 

Mistletoe gets no love for what it does to Dallas trees

When Jim Murphree began thinking about threats to the local urban forest, he didn’t have to look beyond the five hackberry trees at his North Dallas apartment complex to identify one. “The trees were covered in mistletoe,” says Murphree, 78, a retired...

 

U.N. Security Council calls on Haiti to schedule long-delayed elections

As a Haiti investigative judge demanded that two parliamentarians be held accountable in the recent assassination of a police officer, the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday called on the country's political leaders to redouble efforts to break a...

 

Thursday's matchup: Trail Blazers at Bulls

TV/radio: 7 p.m. Thursday; CSN, WMVP-AM 1000. Series: Trail Blazers 1-0. Last meeting: Each starter scored in double figures as the Trail Blazers cruised to a 102-94 home victory on Nov. 18, 2012. Maps United Center, 1901 West Madison Street, Chicago,...

 

Cayman ex-premier charged in corruption probe

KINGSTON, Jamaica A former premier of the Cayman Islands has been charged in a corruption investigation. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says McKeeva Bush was charged Wednesday with five counts of theft, four counts of breach of trust and two...

 

Judge orders temporary ban on part of Fla. PIP law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Tallahassee judge has signaled that changes to Florida's PIP law may be unconstitutional and ordered a temporary ban. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ordered a temporary injunction on the Personal Injury Protection - or PIP - law. The...

 

Senate bill tackles crimes against unborn children

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Senate Health committee has passed a bill that would make it a separate offense if a person harms a pregnant woman and her unborn child is injured or killed as a result. Planned Parenthood and several opponents said Wednesday...

 

McCrory budget focuses on schools, efficiency

RALEIGH In what he called a “tough” budget, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory released a spending plan Wednesday that focuses on education and government efficiency while restoring some cuts from recent GOP budgets. The $20.6 billion...

 

Cayman ex-premier charged in corruption probe

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A former premier of the Cayman Islands has been charged in a corruption investigation. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says McKeeva Bush was charged Wednesday with five counts of theft, four counts of breach of trust and...

 

Another terrorism suspect indicted in New York

WASHINGTON - A Nigerien man allegedly involved with Al Qaeda at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., marking the second time this month the Obama administration has announced criminal...

 
Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears going their separate ways after 13 years

Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears going their separate ways after 13 years

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears are parting ways with veteran linebacker Brian Urlacher after 13 years. General manager Phil Emery said Wednesday that the team couldn’t agree on a contract with Urlacher, for years the heart and face of the franchise. He...

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