News archive from 25 July 2013

Father in dangerous mental state retains custody

PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon man has regained custody of his child, even though trial and appellate courts found his mental state poses a danger to the 2-year-old. The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a trial court's finding that put the...

 

Iowa in search of a running attack

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz didn't hesitate to point out one of the biggest problems with his team last season: the lack of a run game. The Hawkeyes finished last in the Big Ten in rushing with an average of 123 yards per game. That total also...

 
Mysterious 'Cubicle Guy' during Anthony Weiner press conference identified as radio reporter Jeff McKinney

Mysterious 'Cubicle Guy' during Anthony Weiner press conference identified as radio reporter Jeff McKinney

He nearly ended up being the most talked-about-person on camera. Pictures of the out-of-place man peeking over the wall of a cubicle while Anthony Weiner talked about his online dalliances overwhelmed social media sites Wednesday, a day after the New...

 

Sylvester Stallone: Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz in next 'Expendables'

Sylvester Stallone announced on his Twitter account that Ultimate Fighting Championship star Ronda Rousey and former welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz will appear in the third "The Expendables" film. Rousey, scheduled to defend her...

 

Moonlight Players' 2013-14 season

The Moonlight Theatre has announced its upcoming 2013-14 season, full of music and comedy. Performances are at the Moonlight Theatre, 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont. For more information on the shows or tickets, go to moonlightplayers.com or call...

 

Mich. sheriff's deputies: Amish man drowns in lake

COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Sheriff's deputies say an Amish man drowned while swimming with his children in a northern Lower Michigan lake. According to the Wexford County sheriff's office, Tobias Hochstetler swam around one of the buoys on Meauwataka...

 

Guam still facing ER burden despite public clinics

HAGATNA, Guam -- Public health officials in Guam say a high number of people are still visiting the emergency room unnecessarily despite laws designed to drive them toward public health clinics. Pacific Daily News reports (http://goo.gl/TJFfov ) about...

 

Heat, storms worry Oregon fire officials

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon state officials said Wednesday they're worried about new wildfires taking off in intense heat and dry thunderstorms expected for a few days. The Department of Forestry and the state fire marshal put out a statement urging...

 

Ga. movie studio cleared for development

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- An Effingham County commission has approved the master plan for a movie studio and officials say development is expected to begin soon. Master plans for Medient Studios Inc. were approved Tuesday by the Effingham County Industrial...

 

Scientists warn of overwhelming costs of mental illness

LONDON (Reuters) - Health systems could be "overwhelmed" by the costs of coping with mental illnesses such as dementia, depression and addiction if nothing is done now to boost investment in research, leading neuroscientists said on...

 
Glaxo to pay $229 million to settle Avandia suits with eight states

Glaxo to pay $229 million to settle Avandia suits with eight states

(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $229 million to settle lawsuits brought by eight U.S. states related to improper marketing of its Avandia diabetes drug, the British drugmaker said on Wednesday. The company, in a regulatory filing, said...

 
Schrader oldest pole winner in NASCAR series

Schrader oldest pole winner in NASCAR series

ROSSBURG, Ohio -- Ken Schrader has become the oldest pole winner in a NASCAR series when he turned the fastest lap for Wednesday night's Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. The 58-year-old Schrader had a lap of 91.329 mph on the half-mile dirt...

 

Tigers' Cabrera out of lineup against White Sox

CHICAGO -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in the lineup for the second straight night against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Cabrera, the reigning AL MVP who was baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, left Monday's...

 

Senate passes student loan plan

WASHINGTON - A plan to restore lower interest rates on most college loans won Senate approval Wednesday, despite objections from a bloc of Democrats who warned it could ultimately increase the cost of a degree for many students. The legislation, which...

 

Report: Colombia's conflict has claimed 220,000 lives since 1958

BOGOTA, Colombia -- At least 220,000 people have been killed, more than 5,000 have disappeared and 4.7 million have been forced off their land during Colombia's 54-year civil conflict. The chilling numbers, presented Wednesday by a government...

 

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