News archive from 24 March 2012

New Detroit soccer team will play at Cass Tech

Detroit's new minor league soccer team has inked a deal to play their inaugural season at Cass Tech. Part of the National Premier Soccer League's Midwest Division, the team, nicknamed Le Rouge, will play eight home games, starting on May 12 versus AFC...

 
Santorum on defensive as race turns to Louisiana

Santorum on defensive as race turns to Louisiana

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — Facing heightened pressure to revive his presidential bid, Rick Santorum was forced to explain another apparent misstep as he courted Louisiana voters Friday, the eve of a critical contest in a Republican nomination battle that...

Chron, 18:00 in Politics
 
Fans in a 'Killing' mood; they demand resolution

Fans in a 'Killing' mood; they demand resolution

After last year's season finale of "The Killing" generated howls of indignation, the show's blindsided creative team began worriedly plotting to win back their audience. What if the show's central mystery was answered - something implicitly...

 

A biographical snapshot of Jim Yong Kim

NAME: Jim Yong Kim. AGE: 52. EDUCATION: Graduated from Muscatine (Iowa) High School. Brown University, bachelor's degree in 1982; medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1991; doctorate in anthropology from Harvard University in 1993. CAREER:...

 
Ian McKellan, Stephen Fry to pay ‘The Hobbit’ pub’s licensing fees to settle infringement suit 

Ian McKellan, Stephen Fry to pay ‘The Hobbit’ pub’s licensing fees to settle infringement suit 

Gandalf's wizardry will save the day for one local bar. “The Hobbit” actors Ian McKellan and Stephen Fry will pay the licensing fee for a pub threatened with a copyright infringement lawsuit by a Hollywood film company, BBC reported. For more than 20...

 
Santorum on defensive as race turns to Louisiana

Santorum on defensive as race turns to Louisiana

WEST MONROE, La. -- Facing heightened pressure to revive his presidential bid, Rick Santorum was forced to explain another apparent misstep as he courted Louisiana voters Friday, the eve of a critical contest in a Republican nomination battle that...

 
Free eye test for dogs is no joke 

Free eye test for dogs is no joke 

Brian Fischler's life would be scary and dull by turns if it wasn’t for his loyal guide dog, Nash. The 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever makes it possible for the blind comedian to safely traverse Manhattan and perform in comedy clubs from coast to...

 

Obama's health care law remains huge political issue

WASHINGTON - It was the biggest achievement of his first term, the national health care law that had eluded Democrats for 60 years. "A big (bleep)ing deal," in the blunt words of Vice President Joe Biden. But it could help cost President...

 

Daily headaches common in soldiers after concussion

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in five soldiers who returns from Iraq or Afghanistan having suffered a concussion develops chronic headaches that occur at least half the days of each month, according to a new survey. Army researchers examined nearly...

 

Recap: Baltimore vs. Boston

Nick Markakis and Adam Jones each smacked two- run home runs and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox, 6-5, in spring training action. Robert Andino had two hits and two runs driven in for Baltimore. Starter Jason Hammel allowed two runs...

 

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Detroit

Quintin Berry smacked a grand slam in a six- run ninth inning for Detroit as the Tigers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-2, in spring training action. Clete Thomas, Audy Ciriaco and Omir Santos each provided an RBI apiece for Detroit. Starter Doug...

 
Obama's unconventional pick to run the World Bank

Obama's unconventional pick to run the World Bank

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the World Bank isn't the usual politician, lawyer or economist.Jim Yong Kim, the White House's surprise nominee, is an educator, a doctor and an anthropologist who has waged a sometimes...

Chron, 18:05 in Business
 

Woods takes the lead at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods is in a place he hasn't been in more than two years - in the lead on the PGA Tour going into the weekend. Woods ran off four straight birdies early in his round Friday and made short work of the par 5s on his way to a...

 
'The Hunger Games' called the next 'Twilight': Best fantasy franchise?

'The Hunger Games' called the next 'Twilight': Best fantasy franchise?

Breaking Dawn, Part ... who cares? "The Hunger Games" officially opens today, and it just might take a bite out of the "Twilight" franchise. The blockbuster adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling Young Adult novels about kids...

 

Will the Etch A Sketch gaffe rub out Mitt Romney?

We think we get what Mitt Romney's senior advisor meant when he compared the transition from primary to general election to an Etch A Sketch. Eric Fehrnstrom, in answering a CNN question this week about Romney hurting himself with moderates by taking...

 

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