News archive from 30 May 2014, page 16

George Lucas museum Chicago's next big attraction?

CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel is using everything but Jedi mind tricks to persuade "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to put his planned museum of art and movie memorabilia in Chicago. Lucas has been talking to San Francisco about a location....

 

AL Capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello's eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series between division leaders....

 

Cambodia convicts labor activists, but frees them

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia A Cambodian court has convicted almost two dozen factory workers and rights activists for instigating violence during protests that rocked the government earlier this year. But in a surprise move, the court on Friday gave the 23...

 
GOP House backs state medical marijuana laws

GOP House backs state medical marijuana laws

WASHINGTON -- The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came as the House debated a bill funding...

 

Recap: Los Angeles vs. Pittsburgh

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Harrison smacked a tiebreaking single to spark Pittsburgh's three-run seventh inning and the Pirates snapped a nine-game slide at Dodger Stadium with a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a...

 

Dog About Town: Mingling, trotting and more things to do with your pooch

You and your furry wingman are invited to Dog Date Afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at NorthBark Dog Park. Hosted by PetSmart Charities and Match.com, it’s the first in a series of events across the country where singles and their pets can mingle....

 

China promises improvements in restive northwest

BEIJING China's president has promised more jobs and school opportunities in the country's restive Muslim northwest in an apparent effort to cool tensions there after a bombing last week killed dozens of people. At a meeting Thursday, President Xi...

 

China arrests college officer over alleged bribes

BEIJING Chinese authorities have arrested a man for allegedly taking bribes while serving as an admissions official at Beijing's elite Renmin University. The prosecuting office in the eastern city of Nanjing said Friday that Cai Rongsheng was arrested...

 
NYC artists find half the battle is studio rent

NYC artists find half the battle is studio rent

NEW YORK -- For visual and performing artists in New York, finding affordable studio or rehearsal space or places to showcase their work can be challenging. But recently a number of programs have popped up to help them navigate those challenges. Among...

 
Bret Michaels suffers medical emergency at concert

Bret Michaels suffers medical emergency at concert

Singer Bret Michaels has abruptly ended a concert in New Hampshire after suffering a medical emergency. Guitarist Pete Evick says on Michaels' Facebook page that Michaels was three songs into his set in Manchester on Thursday when he rushed from the...

 

China arrests college officer over alleged bribes

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities have arrested a man for allegedly taking bribes while serving as an admissions official at Beijing's elite Renmin University. The prosecuting office in the eastern city of Nanjing said Friday that Cai Rongsheng was...

 

Abe to vow Japan's security contribution in Asia

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will outline his vision for Japan's defense role in regional security to promote peace and prosperity amid tension over China's growing assertiveness and maritime activity. Abe will deliver a keynote speech...

 

Abe to vow Japan's security contribution in Asia

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will outline his vision for Japan's defense role in regional security to promote peace and prosperity amid tension over China's growing assertiveness and maritime activity. Abe will deliver a keynote speech...

 

Bomb damages Northern Ireland hotel; nobody hurt

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland police say a bomb has detonated in the lobby of a Londonderry hotel, but a swift evacuation ensured that nobody was injured. The device exploded early Friday inside the entrance to the Everglades, one of...

 
Pirates score 3 in 7th to beat Dodgers 6-3

Pirates score 3 in 7th to beat Dodgers 6-3

LOS ANGELES -- Brandon League was the scourge of the Dodger Stadium boo birds last season by virtue of his 5.30 ERA out of the bullpen. He turned his fortunes around over the past month with a career-best streak of 22 innings without allowing an...

 

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