News archive from 21 June 2013

Penn State coach O'Brien gets $1 million salary increase

Penn State's Bill O'Brien has agreed to an amended contract that will raise his pay by nearly $1 million for his second season as football coach, the university announced Thursday. The changes in his contract include a boost in salary for the contract...

 

Review: 'World War Z' gets a rise from the undead

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. And as it turns out, zombies do it as well. They swarm. And when they're done swarming, they swarm all over again. That unstoppably manic movement is the most unexpected part of "World War...

 
E-mails show Kevyn Orr, loan board had interview questions in advance

E-mails show Kevyn Orr, loan board had interview questions in advance

LANSING - E-mails released Thursday could lend weight to legal claims that a March 15 public meeting in which Kevyn Orr was hired to be Detroit's emergency manager was merely window dressing. The e-mails, released in connection with a lawsuit seeking...

 

Senator questions bonuses for hospital CEOs, including Tarwater's

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Congress' leading critic of nonprofit abuses, is raising questions about bonuses for executives of hospitals that benefit from a federal discount prescription drug program. One of the hospitals in question is...

 
Videographer pleads in fatal Detroit police raid

Videographer pleads in fatal Detroit police raid

DETROIT -- A videographer for a reality television show crew filming a Detroit police raid that left a 7-year-old girl dead has pleaded no contest to obstruction of justice. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says a perjury charge against Allison...

 
Voices from within Brazil's protests

Voices from within Brazil's protests

Some comments by Brazilians participating in protests across South America's biggest country: --- "Corruption is the greatest problem In Brazil. All that money that went into the World Cup is a Matterhorn for the police to look into. If people...

 
Tony Soprano more than a memorable TV character

Tony Soprano more than a memorable TV character

NEW YORK -- James Gandolfini's portrayal of Tony Soprano represented more than just a memorable TV character. He changed the medium, making fellow antiheroes like Walter White and Dexter Morgan possible and shifting the balance in quality drama away...

 
Three reasons not to panic about the market _ yet

Three reasons not to panic about the market _ yet

NEW YORK -- Stocks dropping across the globe. Six weeks of gains wiped out in the U.S. The biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in 1 1/2 years. It's easy to give into panic and sell along with everyone else. But there is a good case for...

 

Border deal improves chances of immigration bill in Senate

WASHINGTON -- The chances of the Senate passing a comprehensive immigration bill improved dramatically Thursday after a bipartisan group of senators reached an agreement to double the number of Border Patrol agents and add 700 miles of fencing along...

 
Strong start key for Bruins in Game 5 of NHL Finals against Blackhawks 

Strong start key for Bruins in Game 5 of NHL Finals against Blackhawks 

For the Bruins, it all starts with their starts. Boston has shut out Chicago once in this Stanley Cup Final and taken three games to overtime, but the Blackhawks too frequently have been the aggressor early, and that's a major reason why they've...

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City Council grills USTA officials for letting patrons park on grass at Flushing-Meadows Corona Park during US Open

City Council grills USTA officials for letting patrons park on grass at Flushing-Meadows Corona Park during...

The U.S. Tennis Association didn’t see a lot of love on Thursday for its $500 million expansion plan in Queens’ flagship park. City Council members grilled USTA officials at a committee meeting, chiding them for allowing U.S. Open patrons to park in...

 
3 men seen parachuting off Trump Tower

3 men seen parachuting off Trump Tower

By Rosemary Regina SobolChicago police released surveillance photos Thursday of three men suspected of parachuting off the roof of Trump International Hotel and Tower, the city's second-highest skyscraper. The three broke into the top level of the...

 
Jim Leyland: Joaquin Benoit is Detroit Tigers' primary closer for now

Jim Leyland: Joaquin Benoit is Detroit Tigers' primary closer for now

In April, before Jose Valverde returned, Joaquin Benoit more or less became the Detroit Tigers' closer when he was available. His assumption of the role didn't stand out, because the Tigers seldom had save opportunities in those few weeks that...

 

Castro's regression is obvious to Sveum

ST. LOUIS - Starlin Castro's average has dropped to .235 entering the last game of the Chicago Cubs' 7-day road trip. He's gone 4-for-26 (.154) on the trip, and is hitless (0-for-8) in his last two games op road trip Has manager Dale Sveum seen...

 

Woman charged with embezzling $180,000 from Sterling Heights company

Sterling Heights — A Metamora woman is due in court next week on a charge she embezzled more than $180,000 from a Sterling Heights company. Mary Ellen McCabe, 45, worked for Cranbrook Property Management, which handles bank accounts for Metro...

 

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