News archive from 29 April 2012

Drummers lead Levon Helm to his rest

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. -- From atop a sloping hill in a country cemetery overlooking the Catskill Mountains, the sounds of drums pulsated through the air. The drummers, numbering in the dozens, belonged to a long musical procession that marched through...

AZCentral, 17:03 in Showbiz
 
Man booked in hammer deaths of Vegas mom, child

Man booked in hammer deaths of Vegas mom, child

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Using a hammer as a weapon, a "complete stranger" with no significant criminal history allegedly attacked a family in their Las Vegas home, killing a woman and her daughter, in a brutal crime that left investigators both...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Police: Remains found in Ind. man's yard

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say they have found human remains in the backyard of a southern Indiana man who is a suspect in the deaths of two women.Police found the remains Friday night at the New Albany home of 54-year-old William...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 
Syria derides UN chief as peace plan in crisis

Syria derides UN chief as peace plan in crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria derided U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon as biased and called his comments "outrageous" Saturday after he blamed the regime for widespread cease-fire violations — the latest sign of trouble for an international peace plan many...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Sudan arrests 3 foreigners in disputed border area

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Sudan's official news agency says the military arrested three foreigners, and a South Sudanese soldier in a disputed region along the southern border where violence between the two neighbors has spiked in recent weeks. The official...

 
Israeli ex-intel chief slams PM's Iran stance

Israeli ex-intel chief slams PM's Iran stance

JERUSALEM (AP) — The former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency has accused the country's political leaders of exaggerating the effectiveness of a possible military attack on Iran, in a striking indication of Israel's turmoil over how to deal...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 
A&M's Gray lands with Chiefs as sixth-round pick

A&M's Gray lands with Chiefs as sixth-round pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs added running back Cyrus Gray of Texas A&M with their sixth-round pick in the NFL draft on Saturday. Gray provides valuable depth behind Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis, especially with Charles coming off...

Chron, 17:04 in Sport
 

Sudan arrests 3 foreigners in disputed border area

KHARTOUM, Sudan Sudan's official news agency says the military arrested three foreigners, and a South Sudanese soldier in a disputed region along the southern border where violence between the two neighbors has spiked in recent weeks. The official...

 

Owner to restore Wilmington plantation to 18th-century stature

WILMINGTON Landowner Louis Moore Bacon is determined to turn back the clock at Orton Plantation. Bacon, the direct descendent of the plantation's founding family who purchased the Brunswick County property in 2010, is working to restore Orton's 8,500...

 
Scandal highlights lack of women in Secret Service

Scandal highlights lack of women in Secret Service

WASHINGTON Secret Service agents are often portrayed in popular culture as disciplined, unflappable, loyal - and male. A spiraling prostitution scandal that has highlighted the dearth of women in the agency that protects the president and dignitaries...

 

Schools chief Alberto Carvalho sidesteps question about potential Miami-Dade mayoral run

Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto Carvalho sidestepped a question last week about his political ambitions. Carvalho was the featured guest at the regular breakfast pow-wow at David’s Café II in Miami Beach, where politics are...

 

Boater rescues pilot after plane crash

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Coast Guard officials say a boater rescued the pilot of an aircraft that crashed into water near Port Canaveral. Petty Officer 2nd Class Dwayne Matthews told Florida Today ( http://on.flatoday.com/ICkWlI) the boater was in the...

 
John Adams HS beats Newtown HS, 4-0, to take over first place in PSAL Queens 'A' West division

John Adams HS beats Newtown HS, 4-0, to take over first place in PSAL Queens 'A' West division

It's very easy to compliment your pitcher after a complete-game, one-hit shutout that vaults your team into first place, and that’s exactly what John Adams coach Glenn Beyer did following the Spartans' 4-0 win over Newtown on Saturday. After sophomore...

Daily News, 17:14 in Sport
 

Feds: Miami Beach developer said he outed public corruption probe

An infamous developer who years ago helped authorities arrest and convict corrupt Miami Beach officials may not have been as helpful as once thought. Michael Stern wore a wire in 2007 to prove building inspectors were taking bribes in order to help...

 
Controversial new law changes game for transfer athletes and the FHSAA

Controversial new law changes game for transfer athletes and the FHSAA

A new law that will go into effect July 1 changes the game for high-school athletes, coaches and administrators. Whether for better or worse is up for debate. Gov. Rick Scott signed into law on Friday a statute that alters a number of Florida High...

 

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