News archive from 27 June 2013, page 8

Miami-Dade Metrorail stations, clinics offer free HIV tests on National HIV Testing Day

Thursday morning's commute may include an HIV test for some Miami-Dade residents – with results in as little as a minute. Free rapid testing will be offered at three Metrorail stations, as well as clinics around the county, in recognition...

 

Attorneys challenge Timely Justice Act

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A new Florida law that speeds up how quickly the state carries out the death penalty is being challenged in the state Supreme Court. Attorneys Neal Dupree and Bill Jennings - who head the state agencies that represent death row...

 
Breaking down UNC, Duke, N.C. State players before NBA draft

Breaking down UNC, Duke, N.C. State players before NBA draft

College basketball teams in the Triangle have a long history of producing NBA players, from Finals standouts Danny Green and Shane Battier to greats Michael Jordan and Grant Hill. Duke's Mason Plumlee, Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry; North Carolina's...

 

Sox's Sale should be available for All-Star Game

On the basis of his 2.75 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 981/3 innings, Chris Sale would appear to be a serious candidate to receive the players' vote to the American League All-Star team when the selections are announced July 7. The Sox's rotation...

 

Davidson's McKillop compiling U.S. team

Bob McKillop doesn't need to rejuvenate his coaching career. McKillop, 62, is entering his 25th year at the helm at Davidson and still has plenty in the tank. He is coaching the U.S. men's basketball team in the World University Games this week...

 

Mental health specialists convene in Dallas

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will address more than 700 mental health specialists from around the state Thursday at the 28th annual conference of the Texas Council of Mental Health Centers at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas Hotel. Rawlings will discuss the...

 

Charlotte Bobcats down to seven likely selections with No. 4 pick in 2013 NBA draft

The Charlotte Bobcats didn’t engage in many pre-draft workouts this spring, which left plenty of time for the front office to work the phones. According to general manager Rich Cho, they could potentially trade up from the No. 4 overall pick...

 

Costa Rica worries about possible Nicaragua canal

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Costa Rica's foreign minister says his country worries about neighboring Nicaragua building a canal because it would affect rivers along their shared border. Enrique Castillo says that even if the canal is built along Lake...

 

Costa Rica worries about possible Nicaragua canal

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica's foreign minister says his country worries about neighboring Nicaragua building a canal because it would affect rivers along their shared border. Enrique Castillo says that even if the canal is built along Lake...

 

Rain causes dramatic but limited flooding in Chicago area

Violent overnight cloudbursts led to dramatic but limited flooding around the Chicago area Wednesday, drenching north suburban communities still recovering from the deluges of the spring. Officials used boats to evacuate nine people in Buffalo Grove...

 
Tunney outlines demands on Wrigley renovation ahead of landmarks meeting

Tunney outlines demands on Wrigley renovation ahead of landmarks meeting

On the eve of the first City Hall hearing on the plan to rehab Wrigley Field, Ald. Tom Tunney spelled out his list of demands. Wrigleyville's alderman sent a letter to the Cubs on Wednesday saying that if the organization wants his support for the...

 

Miami Marlins' Jeff Mathis: Injured hand is OK

Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis, one of the heroes in Wednesday's 5-3 come-from-behind win over the Twins, had X-rays on his left hand after the game and said he doesn't expect to miss any playing time. Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar accidentally hit...

 

Transit agencies prepare for Blackhawks rally

The CTA is offering more service on its trains and rerouting buses Friday to accommodate the city's rally downtown for the Blackhawks' 2013 Stanley Cup win. Transit officials suggest using the "L" to travel to the event. Service will be...

 

Bruce Bochy skeptical three weeks makes Yasiel Puig an All-Star

The All-Star Game rosters will be announced July 6. The Dodgers open a series in San Francisco July 5, meaning Giants Manager Bruce Bochy will get one final look at Yasiel Puig before the All-Star rosters are unveiled. Bochy, the manager of the...

 
DPS lays out grim details of budget cuts, plans to lure 5,000 more students

DPS lays out grim details of budget cuts, plans to lure 5,000 more students

During the 2012-13 school year, the Detroit Public Schools' deficit increased by $6 million after unexpected costs surfaced, but officials outlined a new budget that projects a surplus next year. The DPS deficit grew from $76 million to $82 million...

 

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