News archive from 25 February 2014

Boys will be boys, and not for long enough

The squabbling began a few minutes after 6:30 a.m., when my kids woke up for school. I can’t remember their topic of debate, but I’m sure it had the heft of other recent arguments over the rules of air hockey, the color of toothbrushes and who got the...

 

Get in the groove with the right exercise music

You’re warming up for a morning run. Or about to climb on the elliptical for a high-energy workout. Or warming up before a weightlifting session. What’s the first thing you reach for? Your earbuds, probably. Studies have shown that listening to music...

 

US agents, Puerto Rico police seize cocaine haul

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rican police and federal U.S. law enforcement agents have seized 600 kilograms (1,322 pounds) of cocaine in a central town on the Caribbean island. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says in a Monday...

 

$800K gift largest in UM law school history

MISSOULA, Mont. -- The University of Montana's School of Law has received an $800,000 donation — the largest in its history — to help pay tuition for law students who earned their bachelor's degree from Montana State University....

 

Sanchez hopes to be reliable backup for Posey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- San Francisco's Buster Posey is already among the most accomplished catchers in baseball with a pair of World Series rings and All-Star selections, the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2010, and a batting title and NL MVP in the...

 
Ruth Reichl draws on Gourmet as novel inspiration

Ruth Reichl draws on Gourmet as novel inspiration

For years, fans have been telling Ruth Reichl that they love her novels. Problem was, she hadn't written any. Reichl, author of two best-selling memoirs and the former editor-in-chief of the now shuttered Gourmet magazine, finally won't have to...

 

Kansas Senate candidate sees 'desperate attack'

TOPEKA, Kan. -- A Kansas physician trying to oust three-term U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary is accusing the incumbent of engaging in "outright character assassination" following news reports about the challenger posting...

 

Knicks waive World Peace, Udrih

NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks have waived Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih after buying out their contracts. The moves were announced Monday before the Knicks hosted the Dallas Mavericks. By getting waived this week, both veterans will be able to...

 

Stamkos not ready to return to Lightning lineup

TAMPA, Fla. -- Injured Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos is recovering, but not ready yet to return to the lineup. Stamkos is sitting out a four-game post-Olympic trip that starts Thursday at Nashville. Stamkos underwent X-rays on Monday that...

 

Schiavone ousted in 1st round in Brazil

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil -- Fourth-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 5-7 in the first round of the Brazil Cup on Monday, extending her winless streak to six matches this year. The...

 

Racing manager, 3 vets exit scandal-hit Godolphin

LONDON -- The racing manager and three vets are leaving their roles at Godolphin as the horse racing organization is restructured following a doping scandal. The changes come less than a year after the downfall of Godolphin trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni,...

 
Boys illegally taken by mother cross-country are reunited with father in Miami

Boys illegally taken by mother cross-country are reunited with father in Miami

Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Ian Moffett✔ stood in Miami International Airport’s Terminal D anxiously waiting for the Pena brothers to arrive. The boys had been missing a week. “It’s almost like a father...

 

Man charged in daughter's death, lewd behavior

MONTICELLO, Fla. -- Authorities say a Florida Panhandle man was having an affair with the 13-year-old girl who accidentally backed over his 6-year-old daughter with a truck. During a hearing Monday, Jefferson County prosecutors announced news charges...

 

LinkedIn to launch site in Chinese

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- LinkedIn is launching its site in simplified Chinese, the written characters used on the mainland, as it works to expand in the country with the world's largest Internet population. The professional networking service hopes to...

 

Iowa Senate OKs stun gun training standardization

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa law enforcement officers would have to receive standardized training on the use of stun guns before being allowed to use the devices under a bill approved Monday by the Iowa Senate. The Senate unanimously approved a bill to...

 

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