News archive from 22 June 2012

Boise police make arrest in race team bike theft

BOISE, Idaho -- Authorities in Idaho have arrested a Boise man accused of stealing 13 bikes from a professional women's cycling team as it was planning to race in a competition last month. Michael Anthony Lawrence was arrested Thursday by officers who...

 

Actors join SAK team for 'Mash Up' shows

The SAK Comedy Lab has rolled out a new summer improv show called "The Mash Up," which features local stage and screen actors mixing it up with the comics at Sak. Among those on the guest list are Eric Pinder, Heather Leonardi and Jay...

 
Bottle-service ban at Barclay’s Center - except in luxury suites 

Bottle-service ban at Barclay’s Center - except in luxury suites 

On the heels of a bottle-throwing brawl that left Manhattan nightclubbers bloodied, most fans at Brooklyn’s new Barclay’s Center will not be able to buy full bottles of hard booze. Developers of the basketball arena told the State Liquor Authority...

 

Texas AG accuses Google of withholding evidence

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Texas attorney general is accusing Google of improperly withholding evidence sought in an investigation into whether the company has been abusing its dominance of Internet search. Google's refusal to hand over more than 14,500...

 

A look at China visitation numbers to the US

Chinese visitors to the U.S. have increased in recent years. Here's a look at the numbers: - 2004: 203,000 visitors - 2005: 270,000 - 2006: 320,000 - 2007: 397,000 - 2008: 493,000 - 2009: 525,000 - 2010: 802,000 - 2011: 1.09 million China has also...

 

Bolivian police mutiny over pay

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- About 30 members of an elite Bolivian police commando unit have mutinied in La Paz, expelling their commanders and seizing their barracks along with their wives in a wage dispute. The barracks are just 100 meters from Bolivia's...

 
Last call for 'Macbeth' at Osceola Center for the Arts

Last call for 'Macbeth' at Osceola Center for the Arts

The final performances of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at the Osceola Center for the Arts in Kissimmee will be at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24. General-admission tickets are $10 and can be...

 

Barney, Kung Fu Panda help kids get warts off

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Maybe watching TV isn't always bad for kids. According to a new study, preschoolers were less anxious about having their warts removed if they watched their favorite TV show or movie right before the procedure. Cryotherapy,...

 
Film Review: Pixar’s ‘Brave’ effort brings a fine heroine and a functional story  

Film Review: Pixar’s ‘Brave’ effort brings a fine heroine and a functional story  

If anyone knows how to take a world you think you know and flip it around, it’s Pixar. From a toy’s eye view of life to a bug’s leafy home to a rat’s kitchen confidential, the company that reinvented animated filmmaking can spin a tale on its head and...

 
Own your own floating island for ONLY $4.6 million 

Own your own floating island for ONLY $4.6 million 

Have you always wanted your own floating island, but previous designs for your home for a dystopian water future have always come in around $100 million? Things are about to change. An Austrian-based company has plans in the works for a “budget”...

 

Demi Moore + Joe Manganiello = dating? Good heavens, no

What do Demi Moore and Joe Manganiello have in common? Not each other, he says. The "True Blood" actor put the kibosh on a new-couple rumor that the two had "amazing chemistry" at a premiere after-party in early June, with a source...

 

Hearing set next week for two in slaying over counterfeit bill

Pontiac - An Oakland Circuit judge on Thursday approved a pretrial hearing for two defendants in the Feb. 17 killing of two women in a dispute over a fake $10 bill.Semaj Moran, 15, and Arnold Howard, 22, are charged in the fatal shooting of Loretta...

 
Hong Kong's skyline a stunner

Hong Kong's skyline a stunner

HONG KONG - India has the Taj Mahal. In France, of course, it's the Eiffel Tower. Russia has Red Square and South Africa has Cape Town's Table Mountain. Each a treasure and each reason enough for a pilgrimage. In Hong Kong, the sight to see is not a...

 

Ronaldo powers Portugal into Euro2012 semis

WARSAW -- Cristiano Ronaldo would not be denied. Ronaldo hit the post twice before scoring the lone goal in the 79th minute, as Portugal edged Czech Republic 1-0 on Thursday at National Stadium to advance to the Euro 2012 semifinals. Portugal...

 

University of Michigan Board of Regents approves 2.8% tuition increase

The typical University of Michigan student in Ann Arbor will pay 2.8% more in tuition and fees next school year, the Board of Regents decided this afternoon. Regents voted 5-3 to pass the tuition rate increase on a voice vote. Regents Denise Ilitch,...

 

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