News archive from 28 May 2011, page 16

Our take on: Memorial Day 2011

It is a very different Memorial Day this year. This day of remembrance and reflection will have an air of accomplishment, of vindication, for the lives lost in America's war on terror. Memorial Day, of course, is the one day set aside to remember the...

 

New Voices: New law hampers students' right to vote

We have a basic right in the United States called voting. It's that fundamental practice that runs our democracy. It guarantees that each person has a say in his government. Thanks to Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican Legislature, that right is now a...

 

Sale plugging away, trying to get on track

TORONTO - Chris Sale has heard many suggest he would be better served as a starter in the minors or that because he's only 22 years old he deserves more patience. But as long as Sale is in the White Sox bullpen, he will try to absorb as much...

 
5/28: Our weekly CHAMP & CHUMP

5/28: Our weekly CHAMP & CHUMP

CHAMP Brian D. Riley Jr.: It's fitting on a Memorial Day weekend to acknowledge the sacrifice of this young soldier from Longwood as well as his brothers and sisters in arms who have fallen in conflicts over the years. Spec. Riley, 24, died on May 15,...

 

Illinois soldiers meet President Obama in Poland

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A dozen members of the Illinois National Guard and President Barack Obama laid a wreath in Warsaw at Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Illinois National Guard says Friday's event came after the guard soldiers received...

 

Notre Dame snares two more 2012 commitments

Notre Dame has landed two more commitments, one to bolster each side of the ball. Defensive back CJ Prosise and receiver Deontay Greenberry made their pledges to the Irish over the past two days, according to mulitiple web reports. They are Notre...

 

Beam up some reality, Scottie

CHICAGO - Not to go all Jack Buck on you, but like most people in Chicago, I still can't believe what I just saw Thursday night with the Bulls blowing a 12-point lead in three minutes to lose the game and Eastern Conference finals to the Miami Heat....

 

NJ man sues over double murder conviction

NEWARK, N.J. - A man whose double murder conviction was overturned after he served more than 20 years in prison has sued New Jersey's attorney general and county prosecutors. Paul Kamienski was one of three people convicted in the 1983 murders of a...

Fox News, 20:56 in Crime
 

Utah mom not competent for trial in kids' deaths

SALT LAKE CITY - A judge has ruled a Utah woman not mentally competent to stand trial on charges in the strangulation deaths of her children. Sun Cha (Soon'-cha) Warhola was ordered Friday to the Utah State Hospital to see if her competency can be...

Fox News, 20:56 in Crime
 
Mavericks believe additions of Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler give team big edge

Mavericks believe additions of Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler give team big edge

DALLAS - In 2006, there was major outrage in Dallas, and not just because gas was up to an outrageous $2.77 per gallon. The Mavericks had been dropkicked out of the NBA Finals by losing the final four games against Miami after being up 2-0. Dirk...

 
No. 1 Wozniacki, Still Seeking First Major, Is Ousted

No. 1 Wozniacki, Still Seeking First Major, Is Ousted

PARIS - Mob rule continued in the women’s tournament at the French Open as Caroline Wozniacki, the world’s No. 1 player, was upset in the third round, 6-1, 6-3, by Daniela Hantuchova. The latest news and analysis from all of the 2011 major...

 

Florida HMO profits jump 16 percent last year

Profits for Florida HMOs jumped 16 percent to near-record levels last year, at a time when consumers saw their premiums and co-pays continue rising, a new analysis shows. The 32 health maintenance organizations in the state made $670 million, with...

 

Canucks Say Malhotra Could Return for Stanley Cup Finals

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Manny Malhotra’s season with the Vancouver Canucks was supposed to be over when a deflected puck exploded into his left eye in mid-March. If it happens on ice and it involves hitting and scoring, The Times's Slap...

 

The book on ESPN: Inside the feuds and fun

Noteworthy snippets from the new 745-page history of ESPN, which is engrossing at times, tedious at others, and about a hundred pages longer than it needed to be: Tony Kornheiser felt unloved when he worked on Monday Night Football. "The whole...

 

Salvadoran army: Soldiers tried to steal grenades

SAN SALVADOR The Salvadoran army says it has arrested two officers and five soldiers for trying to steal 1,812 hand grenades to sell to drug traffickers. Defense Minister Gen. David Munguia says the months-long operation was a major blow to a...

 

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