News archive from 29 May 2014

Ohio renewable-energy bill to start 2-year debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At the heart of lawmakers' decision to revisit the state's renewable-energy standard is a fundamental disagreement over two goals: reducing carbon emissions and lowering electricity bills. For average residents, it may sound good to...

 

Police at N.C. legislature worked to avoid arrests at ‘Moral Monday' demonstrations

RALEIGH A half-day after arresting 14 demonstrators in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Lt. Martin Brock of the General Assembly police force said the department wanted to employ a different approach for dealing with protesters this legislative...

 

Pryor tangles with Cotton, group over VA delays

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign on Wednesday accused his Republican rival of exploiting the scandal over treatment delays for veterans, as a national group launched an ad targeting the two-term senator over the issue....

 
Clinton River on brink of flooding as water rises from metro Detroit rains

Clinton River on brink of flooding as water rises from metro Detroit rains

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Clinton River, following heavy rainfall metro Detroit received this week. Other communities across metro Detroit have experienced minor flooding issues as well. The Weather Service said...

 

Live updates: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers, Game 5

Read live updates from Miami Herald sports writers, columnists and photographers at Game 5 of the Miami Heat's Eastern Conference Finals series against the Indiana Pacers.

 

Greinke latest of Dodgers' all-star rotation to thrive, 6-3 over Reds

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES_The drama ended early Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Zack Greinke's bid for a perfect game was over when he gave up a second-inning single. So the Dodgers dugout was devoid of the superstitions and...

 

SEC coaches want to shut football camp loophole

DESTIN, Fla. -- Southeastern Conference football coaches want the NCAA to close a loophole that allows schools to take part in out-of-state summer camps with high school prospects. Penn State and new coach James Franklin caused a stir down south when...

 

Tonga is fattest country in new global study

LONDON Tonga is the fattest country in the world, according to new global obesity survey published Thursday by the journal Lancet. Below are the top 10 countries with the highest rates of obesity and overweight in adults older than age 20. Scientists...

 

30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

LONDON Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis. Researchers found more than 2 billion people worldwide are now overweight or obese. The...

 
Nats 3B Zimmerman takes another step in recovery

Nats 3B Zimmerman takes another step in recovery

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is making progress in his recovery from a fractured right thumb, fielding groundballs and taking batting practice before a game against the Miami Marlins. Zimmerman said he felt good...

 

Sketch of Keller ISD attempted-kidnapping suspect released

Fort Worth police released a sketch and description of a man they said attempted to abduct several school children in North Fort Worth near the Keller Independent School District. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's with light brown...

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Tonga is fattest country in new global study

LONDON -- Tonga is the fattest country in the world, according to new global obesity survey published Thursday by the journal Lancet. Below are the top 10 countries with the highest rates of obesity and overweight in adults older than age 20....

 

30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

LONDON -- Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis. Researchers found more than 2 billion people worldwide are now overweight or obese. The...

 

Detroit teen accused of shooting mom, killing her fiance faces murder charge

A 19-year-old accused of shooting and killing his mother's fiance and then shooting her has been charged with murder. Antonio Hicks, 19, is expected to be arraigned Thursday in 36th District Court in Detroit on charges of first-degree murder, assault...

 

VA scandal expands nationwide; calls for Shinseki's resignation intensify

WASHINGTON -- Inappropriate scheduling practices have compromised care of patients at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics nationwide, according to a preliminary report by the VA inspector general. The report revealed that the number...

 

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