News archive from 29 May 2012

Former boxing champion Tapia found dead

Former boxing champion Tapia found dead

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Five-time world champion Johnny Tapia was found dead in his Albuquerque home on Sunday. He was 45. Albuquerque police spokesman Robert Gibbs told the Albuquerque Journal officers were called to Tapia's home Sunday evening when a...

 

Mass. officials to free 100 endangered turtles

HANSON, Mass-State wildlife officials are planning to release more than 100 endangered turtles that have been raised in a program that tries to help them survive past the early months of their lives. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife officials will...

 
Upper Peninsula wildfire destroys nearly 100 buildings

Upper Peninsula wildfire destroys nearly 100 buildings

NEWBERRY — Homes and cabins make up a third of the nearly 100 structures destroyed by a wildfire burning across more than 30 square miles of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, officials said Monday. The lost property includes Pike Lake Resort near Pike Lake...

 
In The Pits: IndyCar hits jackpot with Indy 500

In The Pits: IndyCar hits jackpot with Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's rare in racing when everything aligns to create a breathtaking event, the kind that's certain to be talked about through the years and recalled as one of the best. IndyCar hit the jackpot with the Indianapolis 500: a record number...

 

Lions' Nick Fairley arrested again, clocked doing 100 mph on Ala. highway

DETROIT - Nick Fairley is in trouble again. This time, for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and attempting to elude police. Fairley, the Lions' first-round pick a year ago, was arrested for the second time in less than two months at...

 
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley helps dedicate memorial for Alabama National Guard battalion

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley helps dedicate memorial for Alabama National Guard battalion

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks at the Memorial Day unveiling of new iron eagles on the 21st Street viaduct in downtown Birmingham, Ala., in honor of the 167th Infantry Battalion of the Alabama National Guard on Monday, May 28, 2012. (The...

 

CPCC seeks money for facilities, pay

Central Piedmont Community College officials will request roughly $5.6 million more from Mecklenburg County over what the college now receives when officials meet with commissioners Tuesday, a spokesman for the college said. “What we're...

 

Romney promises world's strongest military

SAN DIEGO - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised today to maintain an American military "with no comparable power anywhere in the world." The likely Republican presidential nominee faced a San Diego crowd estimated at 5,000...

 
Massive Internet threat ‘Flame’ may be ‘most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed’ 

Massive Internet threat ‘Flame’ may be ‘most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed’ 

MEENA HART DUERSON A vicious computer virus is ripping through the Middle East, and computer security experts warned Monday it could be the most sophisticated cyber-weapon in history. The virus, or malware, dubbed "Flame" has already...

 

Ga. woman battling flesh-eating bacteria speaks

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The father of a young Georgia woman battling a flesh-eating disease says his daughter has spoken for the first time since she was taken to an Augusta hospital weeks ago for treatment. Andy Copeland said in an interview with The...

 
Former New Hope mayor, Billy Goat Gardiner Jones Sr., dies

Former New Hope mayor, Billy "Goat" Gardiner Jones Sr., dies

Billy "Goat" Gardiner Jones Sr., 65, of New Hope, died Sunday. Jones served as the mayor of New Hope for eight years and as city council member for 12 years (Courtesy photo). NEW HOPE, Alabama - Former New Hope Mayor and city council member...

 

Photo helps case of German teen allegedly hidden, abused

KARAVLASI, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The German teen was beaten, forced to sleep and eat with pigs, and whipped while pulling a horse cart, the villagers said. But every time Bosnian police responded to the neighbors' calls about her, they simply couldn't...

 
Radioactive bluefin tuna carried contamination from nuclear plant in Japan across sea to the U.S. 

Radioactive bluefin tuna carried contamination from nuclear plant in Japan across sea to the U.S. 

LOS ANGELES -- Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away - the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown...

 

Tudor: Pirate golfers overcome long odds, begin NCAA tournament

Thirty schools begin a chase Tuesday for the NCAA men's golf championship at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and the most surprising qualifier in the field could well be East Carolina. Not only have the Pirates never before reached...

 

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