News archive from 23 May 2013

Surgeons remove 4-pound hairball from tiger

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's not unusual for a cat to get a hairball, but a 400-pound tiger needed help from Tampa Bay area surgeons when he couldn't hack up a basketball-size hairball by himself. A 17-year-old tiger named Ty underwent the procedure...

 

Senate committee advances drug compounding bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would increase federal oversight for companies that compound and sell sterile drugs across state lines. The proposed legislation was introduced in response...

 

Vigneault out as Canucks coach

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday fired head coach Alain Vigneault, along with assistants Rick Bowness and Newell Brown, in the wake of a disappointing first-round playoff exit. "We have made the very difficult decision to...

 

Miami Beach residents, businesses, police brace for Memorial Day crush

Miami Beach is holding its collective breath through Monday, hoping to dodge the human stampedes, tear gas and deadly police shootings that have marred recent Memorial Day weekends. The 2011 slaying of Raymond Herisse, who police shot 16 times about 4...

 

Tour boat crew rescues woman who plunged into Chicago River

A woman who is believed to have jumped into the Chicago River downtown for a swim was quickly rescued by the crew of a tour boat - in the middle of their annual Coast Guard inspection, officials said. The woman went into the Chicago River near...

 
Rapper Tim Dog slapped with arrest warrant on suspicion of faking own death 

Rapper Tim Dog slapped with arrest warrant on suspicion of faking own death 

Is rapper Tim Dog dead or just on the lam? Though Tim Dog, born Timothy Blair, reportedly died in February from diabetes-related complications, a woman named Esther Pilgrim has accused the "F--- Compton" artist of faking his own death to...

 
City plans a new look to calm traffic on Fourth Ave. in Bay Ridge 

City plans a new look to calm traffic on Fourth Ave. in Bay Ridge 

THE city wants to bring a little bit of Manhattan-style traffic calming to a Bay Ridge avenue known for deadly accidents and speedy drivers. The city plan for Fourth Ave. calls for eliminating a lane of traffic in both directions from Ovington Ave. to...

 

Baseball playoff pairings: When, where do Dallas-area teams play?

CLASS 5A REGION I SEMIFINALS SL Carroll (32-4-1) vs. FM Marcus (32-6) Gm. 1: 7:30 Thursday at Southlake Carroll Gm. 2: 7:30 Friday at Flower Mound Marcus Gm. 3 (if nec.): 2:00 Saturday at Grapevine   Arl. Martin (32-7-1) vs. L.D. Bell (21-21) Gm. 1:...

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Hospitality leaders view county's attractions

Hospitality leaders view county's attractions

slideshow The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want anybody to say there’s nothing to do around here. That’s why Ebonee Thompson, the chamber’s director of tourism, invited employees from local hotels, restaurants and businesses to board a...

 

MDA approves cleanup project on Pappy Dunn Blvd

The McClellan Development Authority on Wednesday approved a plan to clean up a corner lot in the authority’s industrial park, potentially opening up another 18 acres for development. The overgrown lot at the corner of Pappy Dunn Boulevard and Eglin...

 

Apples for the teachers: Oxford BOE invests in Macbook Air laptops

OXFORD — Oxford public school students can expect to have some of the latest technology at their fingertips when school starts back next year, as the school board Tuesday approved the lease of new laptops from Apple computers. The lease will cost the...

 

GM recalling Cadillac SUVs to tighten wheels

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. is recalling more than 27,000 Cadillac SUVs worldwide because the wheels can fall off. The company says the recall affects the 2013 Cadillac SRX with 18-inch wheels. Canadian safety regulators say the wheel nuts may not...

 
Family Ties: Jarrett, Petty enter NASCAR hall

Family Ties: Jarrett, Petty enter NASCAR hall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former Sprint Cup champion Dale Jarrett and master mechanic Maurice Petty headline the latest group of inductees in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Dale Jarrett Wednesday joined his father Ned in the hall while Maurice becomes the fourth...

 
Patrick staying positive amid struggles on track

Patrick staying positive amid struggles on track

CONCORD, N.C. -- Danica Patrick refuses to get down on herself even though her first full season on the Sprint Cup series has been a struggle. Patrick is 28th in the Sprint Cup point standings after 11 races and has just one top-10 finish, that in the...

 
4 Americans killed since 2009 in US drone strikes

4 Americans killed since 2009 in US drone strikes

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration acknowledged publicly for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 in Pakistan and Yemen. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national...

 

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