News archive from 22 June 2011

Summary Box: Home sales fell in May to 2011 low

HOME SALES SINK: Sales of previously occupied homes fell 3.8 percent last month to an annual pace of 4.81 million homes. That's the lowest level in six months and far below the roughly 6 million annual sales rate typical in healthy housing markets....

 

Fla. Innocence Commission offers recommendations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A panel set up by the Florida Supreme Court to suggest ways to prevent wrongful convictions has recommended line-up standards for police. The recommendations in an interim report from the Florida Innocence Commission on Tuesday,...

 

Recruiting: Class of 2013 talent highlights Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp

The Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp appeared to meet its target of 600 campers last week at Southfield High. The event featured its largest collection of campers, with prospects coming from as far away as Minnesota and Georgia to compete. Several state...

 

Lead prosecutor in Zahra Baker case is charged with DWI

Catawba County's chief assistant district attorney was arrested early Tuesday at Sunset Beach and charged with driving while impaired. Sunset Beach police arrested Eric Bellas and took him to the Brunswick County jail just before 2 a.m. He was...

 

Is Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki that bad of a singer?

Dirk Nowitzki spoke to KESN-FM about his singing performance of "We are the Champions" at the Mavericks victory parade. Here is what he said and you can watch the video below: "First of all, my cough is still not gone so my voice is...

Dallas News, 17:04 in Sport
 

James Ray's manslaughter case goes to jury

And now it is up to the jurors to decide whether James Arthur Ray is guilty of manslaughter for the deaths of three people at a sweat-lodge event he led near Sedona in October 2009. Prosecutors wrapped up the final rebuttal midday Tuesday by asking...

 
On a scoreboard with red numbers, color the US Open at Congressional as easy as it gets

On a scoreboard with red numbers, color the US Open at Congressional as easy as it gets

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - The most famous comeback in the U.S. Open began with a question from Arnold Palmer as he tried to explain how he could win in 1960 at Cherry Hills despite being seven shots behind. "Doesn't 280 always win the Open?" he...

 

Known for quiet demeanor, sprinter Walter Dix eager to prove he's more showy than shy

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - For years, sprinter Walter Dix has cultivated an air of mystery with his quiet and reserved demeanor. In a sport known for its flash, Dix simply preferred not to stand out, which was hard to do after a highly decorated career at...

 

Ashlee Simpson snapped kissing Vincent Piazza, her new 'Boardwalk Empire' boyfriend?

The months since Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from husband Pete Wentz have been anything but textbook for an estranged couple. After initially being linked to musician Craig Owens, Simpson was snapped holding hands with her ex just two months...

 

UNC receives notice of allegations from NCAA

North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA outlining violations in the football program. Team spokesman Kevin Best confirmed the school had received the notice, though it hadn't been released as of Tuesday afternoon. The NCAA...

 

Yemeni tribal chief: Saleh return could spark war

SANAA, Yemen - The head of Yemen's most powerful tribal confederation warned Tuesday in a letter to the Saudi king that Yemen could plunge into civil war if President Ali Abdullah Saleh is allowed to return home. Saleh is currently in Saudi Arabia,...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Old Orchard Beach could charge for public rest rooms

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine - Officials in Maine’s Old Orchard Beach are considering charging people who need to use the ocean-side community’s three public restrooms. The Town Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposed 25- or 50-cent fee to use...

 

AMA wants further study on taxing sugar-sweetened soft drinks

Despite growing support among the public and some doctors, the American Medical Association Tuesday afternoon backed away from supporting taxes on sugar-sweetened soft drinks, saying the idea needs more study. The AMA's policy-making House of...

 

AMA wants further study on taxing sugar-sweetened soft drinks

Despite growing support among the public and some doctors, the American Medical Association Tuesday afternoon backed away from supporting taxes on sugar-sweetened soft drinks, saying the idea needs more study. The AMA's policy-making House of...

 

City manager-designate pledges long-term commitment

Johnny Martinez, the man picked as Miami's fourth city manager in 16 months, declared his intention on Tuesday to be part of the city administration for the long haul. “We have a tough road ahead, and we'll work to give you the best service...

 

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