News archive from 28 March 2013

Bloomberg still warm to Quinn for mayor but is keeping his choice to himself

Bloomberg still warm to Quinn for mayor but is keeping his choice to himself

If it looked like City Council Speaker Christine Quinn had lost Mayor Bloomberg's endorsement when she came out in favor of an NYPD inspector general, think again, Hizzoner said. Bloomberg was furious last week when Quinn called for an new NYPD...

 

Recap: Oakland vs. Colorado

Nate Freiman and Jeremy Barfield each went 2- for-3 and combined for three RBI in the Oakland Athletics' 6-5 spring-training win over the Colorado Rockies. Freiman delivered a two-run double in the fifth inning and Barfield belted a solo home run in...

 
Hunters try to gobble up elusive turkeys as season winds down

Hunters try to gobble up elusive turkeys as season winds down

OKEECHOBEE -- College basketball isn't the only March Madness consuming Floridians. Legions of turkey hunters are setting their alarm clocks for dark-thirty most weekend mornings, hoping to ambush a big gobbler before the hunting season closes...

 

Candidate to lead CIA Clandestine Service stirs controversy

WASHINGTON - The acting chief of the CIA's operations wing ran a secret "black site" prison overseas after the 2001 terrorist attacks and later signed off on the decision to destroy videotapes of brutal interrogations, according to current...

 

Freeway Series between Angels, Dodgers is a star-studded affair

TEMPE, Ariz. - The big-budget-production Dodgers and Angels will hold their 2013 Southern California premiere Thursday night when they open the traditional Freeway Series at Angel Stadium. The teams play Friday night in Dodger Stadium and Saturday...

 
Matt Barkley's arm on display at USC pro day

Matt Barkley's arm on display at USC pro day

With scouts and coaches from all over the NFL watching, USC's Matt Barkley threw in public Wednesday for the first time since suffering a separated shoulder in a loss to UCLA last November. Barkley was the featured attraction at the school's pro day,...

 

Mexico civic groups seek Congress debate on gendarmerie

MEXICO CITY - Some of the most important civic groups in Mexico are imploring President Enrique Peña Nieto to let Congress debate the wisdom of creating a new paramilitary police force, or gendarmerie, to combat the persistent scourge of violence...

 

Outside Supreme Court, activists face off for a second day

- As lawyers debated gay marriage inside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, activists outside delivered speeches, cranked up boom boxes and hoisted hand-made signs. "Kids do best with a mom and dad," one said; "Jesus had two dads, he...

 

Garcetti, Greuel step gingerly around city labor issues

Los Angeles union leaders had hoped the presence of two liberal Democrats in the race for mayor would produce a robust defense of the value of government, government employees and the positive effects public sector pay and benefits have on the broader...

 

Judge overturns sexual-harassment verdict in Miami Beach firefighter case

A federal judge on Tuesday overruled a jury's decision that a Miami Beach firefighter should get $700,000 for being sexually harassed. U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke found that Marlenis Smart's treatment did not meet the legal definition of...

 
Plainfield man guilty in fatal road rage incident

Plainfield man guilty in fatal road rage incident

Gerald Puglise spent an afternoon eating chicken wings with an old Army friend before he climbed on a motorcycle for the last time. "If he'd just stayed another couple minutes and hugged his buddy another minute or had another cigarette or a...

 
Miami veterans group head convicted of looting taxpayer money

Miami veterans group head convicted of looting taxpayer money

The former CEO of a Liberty City veterans assistance group has been convicted of stealing taxpayer grant money. Charles Leon Cutler, 60, convicted at trial last week on two counts of grand theft, will be sentenced July 19. He faces up to 10 years in...

 

Live chat: Talk with SportsDay's Tim Cowlishaw at 11 a.m. Thursday; ask your questions now

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn and author of the e-book Drunk on Sports, answers your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and local college sports in a...

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Tara Reid mimics 'Hunger Games' character Effie Trinket for new Jamie Kennedy film 

Tara Reid mimics 'Hunger Games' character Effie Trinket for new Jamie Kennedy film 

Move over, Elizabeth Banks! Tara Reid knows just how to play "The Hunger Games" character Effie Trinket. The “American Pie” star, 37, posted a picture of herself in the same over-the-top makeup and a sky-high wig, complete with an enormous...

 

Dodgers' Ted Lilly unsure about starting season on disabled list

PEORIA, Ariz. - Asked by Manager Don Mattingly on Wednesday if he would consider starting the season on the disabled list, Ted Lilly said he has some thinking to do. "I'm not really sure," Lilly said. The Dodgers have 13 pitchers with...

 

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