News archive from 29 June 2013

Mentalist performing in Mount Dora brings mysterious background to show

Mentalist performing in Mount Dora brings mysterious background to show

MOUNT DORA - A young "world-renowned" mentalist is promising a night of magic and psychological trickery Saturday night, but his own background is shrouded in illusion. He will perform his "Mind Games, Comedy & Magic" show as...

 
Mayor Bloomberg on stop-and-frisk: It can be argued ‘We disproportionately stop whites too much. And minorities too little’ 

Mayor Bloomberg on stop-and-frisk: It can be argued ‘We disproportionately stop whites too much. And...

Pushing back against critics of stop-and-frisk policing, Mayor Bloomberg Friday said it could be argued that the Police Department stops white people too many times and non-whites too little. The comments – made one day after the City Council passed...

 

Man gets life for killing 2, wounding another

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A St. Petersburg man convicted of killing two men at a recording studio and trying to kill a third will spend the rest of his life in prison. A Pinellas County judge gave 24-year-old Jerry Tyrone Jones three consecutive life...

 

Indulge a taste for luxury at Rough Creek Lodge

The living is lavish at Rough Creek Lodge. Sprawled across 11,000 acres of North Texas prairie, the resort offers tons of outdoor activities for adults and children. Ride a zip line; try rock climbing; bounce on a bungee trampoline; fly a kite; launch...

 

Vibrant murals line the streets of San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The typical sightseeing checklist for San Juan includes the colonial district, tropical beaches and local rum. But the most colorful sights in Puerto Rico’s capital are found in the urban neighborhood of Santurce, which has...

 
From Egypt petition drive, a new grassroot wave

From Egypt petition drive, a new grassroot wave

CAIRO -- Teenager Gehad Mustafa wears an ultraconservative veil over her face and was raised in a family of staunch Muslim Brotherhood supporters. Yet for the past weeks, she has been walking though chaotic street markets and crowded subway stations,...

 

Former Illini Paul signs with Timberwolves for summer league

It didn't take long before the sting of being undrafted began to dull for former Illinois guard Brandon Paul. "I got a call from my agent almost immediately," he said. The call Thursday night delivered news that the Timberwolves wanted to...

 

Danica Patrick responds to Kyle Petty's criticism

SPARTA, Ky.-There was one aspect of Kyle Petty's criticism that Danica Patrick found downright comical. "I just think that it's funny how he said that I can qualify but I can't race, because those of you who actually watch what I do would know...

 
Allen returning to Heat next season

Allen returning to Heat next season

MIAMI -- Ray Allen is returning to the Miami Heat next season. Allen exercised his $3.2 million player option Friday, barely a week after the Heat finished off the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals in seven games. Allen made one of the biggest...

 

Allen returning to Heat next season

MIAMI -- Ray Allen is returning to the Miami Heat next season. Allen exercised his $3.2 million player option Friday, barely a week after the Heat finished off the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals in seven games. Allen made one of the biggest...

 

Casino sues Cook County

A northwest suburban casino has sued to try to stop Cook County from collecting a tax on slot and video poker machines that County Board President Toni Preckwinkle instituted last year to help balance the budget. It's the latest challenge to one of...

 
General Mills celebrates LGBT Pride with Lucky Charms-inspired campaign

General Mills celebrates LGBT Pride with Lucky Charms-inspired campaign

Lucky Charms is perhaps the perfect cereal to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride since it already includes a rainbow. General Mills and advertising agency McCann Always On saw their chance and used the colorful marshmallow as the...

 
Ex-WWE wrestler Doink the Clown dead at 55  

Ex-WWE wrestler Doink the Clown dead at 55  

Pro-wrestler Doink the Clown was found dead in his girlfriend’s Texas apartment on Friday. The greasepaint-slathered prankster, whose real name was Matt Osborne, was mainly known for the tricks he played on other wrestlers and fans during the 1990s....

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From Egypt petition drive, a new grassroot wave

From Egypt petition drive, a new grassroot wave

CAIRO Teenager Gehad Mustafa wears an ultraconservative veil over her face and was raised in a family of staunch Muslim Brotherhood supporters. Yet for the past weeks, she has been walking though chaotic street markets and crowded subway stations,...

 

Panthers QB Newton finding the best of both worlds

CORNELIUS In one moment, Cam Newton was jumping in the air and chest bumping a Charlotte Catholic defender following an interception. “Only one coach on the field,” said Newton, almost immediately following his celebration,...

 

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