News archive from 22 July 2012, page 3

Aurora shooting suspect appointed public defender

Aurora shooting suspect appointed public defender

DENVER (AP) — The suspect in Friday's mass shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater has been appointed a defense attorney.Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says 24-year-old James Holmes was booked into the county's detention facility on...

Chron, 17:47 in World News

Rising gas prices have buyers thinking ‘small is beautiful' again

As gas prices slowly creep back up after more than two months of decreases, size is no longer everything when it comes to purchasing used cars in a sluggish economy. "If you were once considering getting a large SUV, a midsize SUV can do the...

'Flash mob' dancers gather on Belle Isle to promote UNCF walk

'Flash mob' dancers gather on Belle Isle to promote UNCF walk

They jumped forward and jumped back. Swayed their hips, leaned to both sides, waved their hands and cha-cha'd — all for a good cause. About 200 people danced the wobble in a flash mob this afternoon at the music shell on Belle Isle as a promotional...


Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke ready to fill leadership roles

One of the biggest keys for Michigan this season will be filling the leadership gap left by the departures of seniors Zack Novak and Stu Douglass.The Wolverines likely won't have a senior in their starting lineup but will have plenty of experience in...


NBC's Lazarus faces large task with Olympics

Mark Lazarus is an affable man, but he seems to prefer to be in the background. The Olympics, though, will thrust him squarely into the intense spotlight created, in part, by predecessor Dick Ebersol. Lazarus, 48, takes control when NBC begins its...


21 burned in walk over hot coals at Tony Robbins event

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Fire officials said 21 people at an event hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins suffered burns while walking across hot coals, and three of the injured were treated at hospitals. The injuries took place during the first day...

AZCentral, 17:52 in Showbiz

NAACP develops HIV manual for black churches

WASHINGTON - Houston pastor Timothy W. Sloan has felt for years that he needed to talk about HIV and AIDS with his congregation. But he worried the 3,000 mostly African-American parishioners at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Humble, Texas,...

'I don't want my friends to die on my birthday'

'I don't want my friends to die on my birthday'

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — For the six friends, the movie was to be the kickoff to a day of celebration. Megan Saunders was turning 20, and her best buds were home from college for the summer. She had one particular birthday wish: that they all hit the...

Chron, 17:54 in World News

Greater Grace Temple block party adds family fun, music to the mix

Detroit- It started with a barbecue and a few cars 50 years ago and has since become one of Detroit's biggest annual block parties.On Saturday, the Greater Grace Temple celebrated 50 years of its classic car show and block party. "A lot of the...

Cravings could be defeated with two little words

Cravings could be defeated with two little words

Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological. "Our attraction to sweets - and salt, carbohydrates and fat - is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David...


Pedobear comparison prompts Nestle to pull Instagram photo for Kit Kat

Nestle took down the inaugural Instagram photo from its Kit Kat Facebook page on Thursday because it featured a person dressed as a bear -- which it soon learned resembled an Internet meme associated with child pornography. The photograph was supposed...


Arizona Diamondbacks reinstate right-handed pitcher Takashi Saito

The Arizona Diamondbacks have have reinstated pitcher Takashi Saito from the 15-day disabled list, according to Diamondbacks' General Manager Kevin Towers. To make room for Saito, the team optioned right-handed pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo to Triple-A...

AZCentral, 17:59 in Sport

Adam Scott snatches lead at British Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) -- Adam Scott will take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the British Open. He's never had a better chance to end that long wait for a major championship -- mostly because of that long putter. Scott stayed in...

AZCentral, 17:59 in Sport
By striking down move to grant Jim Delany the power fire coaches and dole out fines and suspensions, Big Ten leaders avoid making a big mistake

By striking down move to grant Jim Delany the power fire coaches and dole out fines and suspensions, Big...

High praise to Big Ten Conference leaders, who came to their senses Friday and quickly squashed the idea of giving league commissioner Jim Delany the authority to punish schools with fines, suspensions and the ability to fire coaches. In the aftermath...

Daily News, 18:02 in Sport
Tunnel boat racer doesn't let disease sink his dreams

Tunnel boat racer doesn't let disease sink his dreams

It will be a hot weekend for the annual Roar on the River boat racing event.With temperatures in the low 90s, tunnel boat racer Ruben Ascencio has to carefully prepare for the event that started Friday with testing and continues through Sunday in...


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