News archive from 29 November 2012

FDA advisory panel backs efficacy of J&J TB drug

(Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday voted that data suggest an experimental Johnson & Johnson drug for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is effective, the drugmaker said. The medicine, called...

 

Neighborhood watch leader to step up fund-raising

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman plans to step up fund-raising efforts to pay for expenses while he awaits trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman's attorney said Wednesday that Zimmerman plans to launch...

 

10 detained in incident at Iran embassy in Berlin

BERLIN -- Police say a group of assailants pelted the Iranian Embassy in Berlin with stones and paint and pulled down an Iranian flag - prompting Germany's foreign minister to express regret to his counterpart in Tehran. Berlin police said about 30...

 
Rockaways raggae group Indaculture lost it all but plans to play benefit for their beloved neighborhood

Rockaways raggae group Indaculture lost it all but plans to play benefit for their beloved neighborhood

A resilient group of musicians from the Sandy-battered Rockaways are playing a benefit concert for their hometown — despite having lost all their equipment in the superstorm. “It’s pretty terrible but there are really good vibes,” said Indaculture...

 

Freelancers' films on Libya, Syria win press prize

LONDON Freelance journalists from France, Spain and Britain have won the Rory Peck Awards for video reporting in warzones including Libya and Syria. The annual award, presented in London on Wednesday, recognizes the achievement of freelance cameramen...

 

Ecuadorean ambassador: Assange has lung infection

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador's ambassador to Britain says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has developed a chronic lung infection and requires constant medical attention at his refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Ambassador Ana Alban made the...

 

Highlights from the Fed's US economic survey

WASHINGTON -- A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found the economy grew at a steady pace from October through early November in most parts of the country, helped by a pickup in consumer spending and home sales. The Fed said growth improved in...

 

Tavares landlord indicted on first-degree murder for shooting tenant who was holding granddaughter

TAVARES - A landlord was indicted today for premeditated first-degree murder, accused of shooting to death a tenant who was holding his 18-month-old granddaughter. Pablo Infante, 46, had shot Jeffrey Allen Henrickson in the Sunset Grove neighborhood...

 

Pettitte, Yankees agree to 1-year deal

The New York Yankees and veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte agreed to a contract for next season on Wednesday. Pettitte will reportedly earn $12 million in 2013. He returned to the Yankees this past season after a brief retirement and was 5-4 with a...

 

Heart outpaces a complicated story in "American Storm"

"American Storm" Some plays are like racehorses - fast out of the gate with a good conceptual pole position, but fading in the homestretch. And then there are the dark horses that sneak up on you and somehow win the roses, even as the...

 

Ecuadorean ambassador: Assange has lung infection

QUITO, Ecuador Ecuador's ambassador to Britain says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has developed a chronic lung infection and requires constant medical attention at his refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Ambassador Ana Alban made the...

 
Climate change threatens French truffle, say scientists

Climate change threatens French truffle, say scientists

Scientists said on Tuesday they had proof that climate change was hitting the Perigord black truffle, a delight of gourmets around the world. Trufflers have long suspected that global warming is affecting Tuber melanosporum -- dubbed "the black...

 

10 detained in incident at Iran embassy in Berlin

BERLIN Police say a group of assailants pelted the Iranian Embassy in Berlin with stones and paint and pulled down an Iranian flag - prompting Germany's foreign minister to express regret to his counterpart in Tehran. Berlin police said about 30 were...

 

Family sues CIA over scientist's mysterious death

WASHINGTON -- The sons of a Cold War scientist who plunged to his death in 1953 several days after unwittingly taking LSD in a CIA mind-control experiment are suing the agency. They claim the CIA murdered their father, Frank Olson, by pushing him from...

 
'Potter' star Radcliffe heads to Sundance fest

'Potter' star Radcliffe heads to Sundance fest

LOS ANGELES -- "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has landed his first entry in the Sundance Film Festival. Radcliffe plays poet Allen Ginsberg in the drama "Kill Your Darlings," which premieres next January at Robert Redford's...

 

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