News archive from 28 May 2014

Beastie Boys rapper testifies at NY trial

NEW YORK -- A Beastie Boys rapper has told a New York jury that the legendary hip-hop group would never license songs to endorse products. Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz testified in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday. He was called as the first...

 

Cubs place Wright on paternity leave list

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs placed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright on the paternity leave list Tuesday and recalled righty Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa. Wright has a 3.18 earned run average in 18 appearances this...

 

Carolina Panthers open offseason workouts with postion change in secondary

During the Carolina Panthers' offseason of change, not even returning players were immune to it. Exhibit A is defensive back Charles Godfrey, who has a repaired Achilles, a reduced salary and a new position. Godfrey has been a mainstay in the...

 

Ohio State matches Michigan, typo for typo, in recruiting pitch for Mike Weber

We all do it. We make typos. They happen. But this is just a little too funny to pass up. One week ago, Cass Tech running back Mike Weber, a 4-star recruit according to Rivals.com, posted on Twitter recruiting material he received from Michigan, which...

 
Michigan-based basketball recruits interested in Iowa State, among other teams

Michigan-based basketball recruits interested in Iowa State, among other teams

EAGAN, MINN. - Iowa State has mined plenty of talent over the years from the state of Michigan, including 2013 Mr. Basketball Monte Morris from Flint Beecher, but Flint's Jeff Grayer might be the best. And Grayer now could be helping bring the next...

 

US durable goods orders up 0.8 percent in April

WASHINGTON Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods advanced for a third month in April, but much of the strength came from a big surge in demand for military aircraft. Orders in a category that signals business investment plans...

 
Brazil prosecutors try to halt government WCup ads

Brazil prosecutors try to halt government WCup ads

SAO PAULO Federal prosecutors in Brazil have asked a court to suspend the airing of government advertisements touting the benefits that the World Cup will bring to the country, saying the ads are "absurdly divorced from reality." The federal...

 

EU calls on Russia to help end fighting in Ukraine

BRUSSELS European Union leaders are hailing the presidential election in Ukraine and calling on Russia to do what it can to end the fighting in the country's east. Leaders of the 28 EU countries, meeting Tuesday in Brussels, said they expect Russia to...

 
'X-Men' holiday box-office hit with $111 million

'X-Men' holiday box-office hit with $111 million

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" has become the fifth best Memorial Day holiday weekend debut in box office history over a four-day period. The Fox action-adventure comes in just behind "Fast & Furious 6," which earned $117 million...

 

Patriots sign 2 rookie free agent WRs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots have signed rookie free agent wide receivers Wilson Van Hooser and Reese Wiggins. Van Hooser played last season at Troy State after spending the previous three years at Tulane, where he had 55 catches for...

 
Blackhawks look for turnaround against Kings

Blackhawks look for turnaround against Kings

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks were in this same spot a year ago. They came back and went on to their second Stanley Cup title in four seasons. Unfortunately for the Blackhawks, the Los Angeles Kings have been in their spot, too. They want to close...

 

USS Bataan moves into Mediterranean

WASHINGTON -- The Navy warship USS Bataan has moved into the Mediterranean Sea and could be used, if needed, for any possible evacuation of American personnel from Libya. U.S. defense officials say the Bataan, an amphibious assault ship, is not near...

 

Wine of the Week: Montinore Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Montinore Estate, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Pinot Noir 2012 $18.99-$21.99 If you prefer light-bodied, elegant wines that are willing to co-star with food, rather than blockbuster fruit bombs, here is a delightfully well-mannered choice. It’s a...

 

Village Baking Co. rules Dallas-area farmers markets

On a recent stop at Coppell Farmers Market, one stall stood out for its continuous line: Village Baking Co. The Dallas bakery turns out gorgeous artisan breads and pastries, the kind worth standing in line for. Their biggest seller at the markets?...

 

Michigan approves 3 projects adding 881 new jobs

LANSING - The state's economic development board on Tuesday approved three projects that are expected to bring $350 million in investment and add 881 jobs, more than half of which would come from a west Michigan automotive supplier expanding into the...

 

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