News archive from 30 January 2013

Navitas Systems wins A123's government, research side

Washington - The Obama administration approved the sale of most of bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems' assets to Chinese firm Wanxiang Group Corp.The company's U.S. subsidiary, Chicago-based Wanxiang America, said it has received approval from the...

 
Rowan Blanchard to star in 'Boy Meets World' spin-off 

Rowan Blanchard to star in 'Boy Meets World' spin-off 

Meet Rowan Blanchard, the newest Disney darling. Fans are all a-twitter about the 11-year-old Los Angeles native, who just nabbed the starring role in the "Boy Meets World" spin-off show "Girl Meets World." Blanchard will play...

 
'Shameless,' 'Ripper Street' and three more series get renewed

'Shameless,' 'Ripper Street' and three more series get renewed

It's a big day in TV renewal land with the news that five cable series are getting new seasons, in addition to the renewal of CBS' entire daytime lineup. The five series that are continuing on are Showtime's "Shameless," "House of...

 

For Harkless and O'Quinn, a game at Madison Square Garden is a dream

NEW YORK - Maurice Harkless and Kyle O'Quinn each dreamed of this, the moment they'd return home and play their first game at Madison Square Garden as NBA players. They grew up in the Jamaica section of Queens, rooted for the New York Knicks and...

 

UN nixes reports of blast at Iran nuclear facility

VIENNA -- The U.N. nuclear agency is dismissing reports of a major explosion at Iran's fortified underground nuclear facility. International Atomic Energy Agency spokeswoman Gill Tudor told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Iran's denial of...

 

UN nixes reports of blast at Iran nuclear facility

VIENNA The U.N. nuclear agency is dismissing reports of a major explosion at Iran's fortified underground nuclear facility. International Atomic Energy Agency spokeswoman Gill Tudor told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Iran's denial of "an...

 
Jeffrey Pyne sentenced 20 to 60 years in bludgeoning death of his mother

Jeffrey Pyne sentenced 20 to 60 years in bludgeoning death of his mother

Proclaiming his innocence to the end, former valedictorian and University of Michigan biology student Jeffrey Pyne was sentenced today to 20 to 60 years in prison for bludgeoning his mother to death. “I continue and will always maintain my...

 
Some suburban gun owners wary of Cook County proposal

Some suburban gun owners wary of Cook County proposal

Suburban reaction seems mixed to a proposal by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to fine people who don't report in a timely manner that their firearms are missing or stolen. Scheduled for a vote by the county board on Feb. 5, Preckwinkle...

 

Prosecutor asks for probe into Orange County texts

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The new top prosecutor in Orlando is asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate whether any laws were broken in the way Orange County leaders handled their text messages. State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Tuesday he...

 
NASCAR: Rusty Wallace coming back to Nationwide as team owner

NASCAR: Rusty Wallace coming back to Nationwide as team owner

On the eve of his induction to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Rusty Wallace announced Tuesday he will return to the sport as a team owner, too. Rusty Wallace Racing will campaign a No. 66 Ford for Steve Wallace in a limited Nationwide Series campaign this...

 

Chacin, Rockies avoid arbitration with two-year deal

The Colorado Rockies and pitcher Jhoulys Chacin avoided arbitration with a two-year contract. The deal is reportedly worth $6.5 million. Chacin went 3-5 with a 4.43 ERA in 14 starts for Colorado last season. He missed a large chunk of the year due to...

 

For years, duet's performed twice weekly at Papa Joe's

The duo Afterglow keeps busy with restaurant gigs in Willow Springs, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, the Paloses and quite a few places in between, but the performers' real home is at Papa Joe's restaurant in Orland Park. Every Tuesday and Thursday night,...

 

Six-figure study to look at development along 159th

Homer Glen is paying more than $100,000 for a study to come up with a framework for development along the village's highest traffic corridor on 159th Street. The study started in December and is expected to take nine months to complete, Homer Glen...

 

Navitas Systems wins A123's government, research side

Washington - The Obama administration approved the sale of most of bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems' assets to Chinese firm Wanxiang Group Corp.The company's U.S. subsidiary, Chicago-based Wanxiang America, said it has received approval from the...

 

Could an earlier lunchtime help you lose weight?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Dieters who ate early lunches tended to lose more weight than those who had their midday meal on the later side, in a new Spanish study. The finding doesn't prove bumping up your lunch hour will help you shed those extra...

 

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