News archive from 28 January 2013

In Asia, CSO meets multiple challenges

HONG KONG - The stormy ovation must have felt like a balm to a Chicago Symphony Orchestra that saw its physical fitness and mental toughness put to the test at the very outset of its 18-day Asia tour. But after a late-afternoon rehearsal of...

 
GM adding third shift, 2630 jobs at Brazil complex - company

GM adding third shift, 2630 jobs at Brazil complex - company

(Reuters) - General Motors Co will add a third production shift at a complex in Brazil, a move it expects will create 2,630 factory and supplier jobs, the company said Sunday in a statement on its website. GM will add the shift at the GravataÃ

 

Egypt's Morsi declares emergency in 3 provinces

Cairo - Egypt's president declared on Sunday a 30-day state of emergency and night curfew in the three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by the wave of violence that has left more than 50 dead in three days.Angry and almost screaming, Mohammed Morsi...

 

SAG Awards 2013: Follow the awards live on Twitter

The 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards are taking place Sunday night, and SAG-AFTRA is making its social media presence known with Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram accounts. The guild has even appointed "Cougar Town" actress Busy...

 

Pro Bowl could be in for nasty weather

Sunday's Pro Bowl could be faced with bad weather. Hours before kickoff of the game, the National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for the entire island of Oahu, including the site of the game in Honolulu. Winds picked up in the morning...

 
President Obama sounds off on football violence, safety

President Obama sounds off on football violence, safety

President Obama admits in a soon-to-be released article in the New Republic that it would be a tough decision to let a son play football. The father of two daughters also said that football will probably become a less violent game in the future out of...

 

No. 17 Dayton women rout Massachusetts 83-44

DAYTON, Ohio -- Amber Deane and Andrea Hoover scored 18 points apiece as No. 17 Dayton routed Massachusetts 83-44 Sunday to win its fifth straight game and remain undefeated in Atlantic 10 Conference play. The Flyers (17-1, 5-0) forced a season-high...

 

Obama not sure he would let son play football

A week before the Super Bowl captures the attention of what's expected to be a record worldwide audience, President Barack Obama expressed concerns about the dangers of playing football. In an interview with The New Republic magazine, the president...

 
Djokovic completes Australian Open hat trick

Djokovic completes Australian Open hat trick

MELBOURNE, Australia No shirt ripping or bare-chested flexing this time. Novak Djokovic completed his work before midnight, defeating Andy Murray in four sets for his third consecutive Australian Open title and fourth overall. It was also the second...

 

Recap: Boston vs. Miami

Despite discovering some troubling news midway through the contest, the Celtics were able to outlast the Miami Heat in Ray Allen's return to Boston. Paul Pierce notched a triple-double and put his team ahead for good with a jumper late in...

 

Sox's Peavy driven to pitch even better than last year

The regained strength in Jake Peavy's right shoulder provided some compensation for the tough losses on and off the field in the last seven months. "A few years ago, I didn't know if this would ever be possible," Peavy said of his...

 

Two double murder trials to open in Kane County

The trials of two men accused of double homicides are scheduled to begin Monday in adjacent Kane County courtrooms, a rare coincidence that has required officials to beef up the jury pool. Michael J. Reyes is charged in the older of the two cases, the...

 

Despite Gov. Rick Scott's low poll number, Democrats say he'll be tough to beat

Rick Scott's poll numbers look dismal. His finances don't. "One number should worry you: $70 million. That's how much Rick Scott spent in 2010," Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, Miami-Dade's new Democratic chairwoman, told Democrats this weekend....

 

Fundraising effort to market Concordia progresses

VIDALIA, La. -- Fundraising efforts have been launched for two economic development and marketing campaigns for Concordia Parish and for the area known as the Miss-Lou. Heather Malone, the executive director of the Concordia Parish Economic and...

 
Wrong Direction: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles avoid awkward run-in while in France

Wrong Direction: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles avoid awkward run-in while in France

Taylor Swift headed in one direction at the NRJ Awards in Cannes, France on Saturday, and it wasn't towards a certain boy-bander. To avoid her 18-year-old ex Harry Styles, Swift, 23, timed her appearance at the awards perfectly so the two never...

 

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