News archive from 27 May 2012

Memorial Day holiday closings

Government, courts Monday: Federal, state, county and city offices and courts closed. Mail Monday: All United States Postal Service offices closed. Express Mail will be delivered. Transportation Monday: Metro buses and MetroRail will operate on a...

Chron, 17:00 in Regional
 

LeBron James, Heat start tuning for East finals

MIAMI - LeBron James shook a few hands, slapped a few fives, gave a few hugs. That was the extent of his celebrating after the Miami Heat ousted the Indiana Pacers. A return to the Eastern Conference finals - no small achievement by any measure - is...

 

Martin Brodeur back in Stanley Cup finals at age 40

NEWARK, N.J. - With Martin Brodeur nearing his 40th birthday and entering the final year of his contract, this season at first had the look of a last hurrah for the New Jersey Devils' goalie great. Well, the hurrah part was right. It's been one hurrah...

 

Obama's spending record: Who's telling the truth?

WASHINGTON -- When a website affiliated with the Wall Street Journal ran a column earlier this week that claimed that under President Obama, "federal spending is rising at the slowest pace since Dwight Eisenhower brought the Korean War to an end...

 

For Beach cops, Memorial Day policing a success so far

At the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend, Miami Beach's police chief reminded hundreds of officers at roll call that “the eyes of the world are upon us.” If so, then the world saw one of the biggest and busiest party...

 

Bain strategy against Romney may have pitfalls for Obama

A few dozen hedge fund and investment executives recently arrived at the New York home of Hamilton James, president of the private equity firm Blackstone. Each had paid $35,800 to spend two hours at a fundraiser with President Barack Obama, but the...

 

Girls soccer | 2A Nazareth Sectional final: Quick strikes push Benet past Rosary

When postseason seeds were announced a few weeks ago, Benet and Nazareth were favored to meet Saturday afternoon for a Class 2A sectional title. Rosary had other ideas. The Royals upset previously unbeaten Nazareth in a sectional semifinal earlier...

 

Fundraiser has added meaning for ex-Wolverine Steve Hutchinson

The irony wasn't lost on Steve Hutchinson.Hutchinson, the former Michigan guard now with the Tennessee Titans, found out a year ago through a routine doctor's appointment he was born with a heart defect. It doesn't mean he has to stop playing...

 

FAMU band's hazing culture: How did school officials miss it?

ORLANDO, Fla. - The culture of hazing is so embedded in the fabric of the Florida A&M Marching 100, investigative records show, that the band adopted a language known not just by current and former band members, but even kids in high school...

 

HBO having trouble finding 'Hard Knocks' takers

Despite having a difficult time finding a team to profile for its popular summer reality series "Hard Knocks," HBO is expected to pick an NFL club on June 1, the New York Post reported. The program closely follows an NFL team during training...

 

Reese Witherspoon shows off her baby bump in Cannes

She might be starring in "Mud," but Reese Witherspoon is glowing at the Cannes Film Festival. It's all about the baby bump. As Witherspoon walked into the Cannes press conference on Saturday morning, she immediately took a seat. Organizers...

AZCentral, 17:13 in Showbiz
 

Gavin Rossdale refuses to speak to ex after DNA test

Gavin Rossdale has refused to speak to Pearl Lowe since she allowed their daughter Daisy to have a DNA test to establish he is her father. The former Bush frontman and Pearl had a five-year relationship in the late 1980s while she was married to...

AZCentral, 17:13 in Showbiz
 

Chace Crawford wants to date Cheryl Cole

Chace Crawford is desperate to date Cheryl Cole. The 26-year-old actor was upset not to meet the ''beautiful'' singer on the set of his new movie, 'What To Expect When You're Expecting', in which she has a cameo role, and would love for someone to...

AZCentral, 17:13 in Showbiz
 

Lindsay Lohan's dad rushed to hospital after 'stroke' scare

Lindsay Lohan's father thought he was ''having a stroke'' at the gym. Michael Lohan, 52, was rushed to hospital this week when he started to feel extreme pain while her was exercising. The formerly estranged parent of the "Liz & Dick"...

AZCentral, 17:14 in Showbiz
 

Egyptians support candidates who want to reinstate discarded system why?

CAIRO, Egypt The battle scars of the revolution that led to the end of Hosni Mubarak's regime continue to define the Egyptian landscape. The sides of buildings are adorned with graffiti mourning the nearly 1,000 civilians killed during the uprising....

 

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