News archive from 30 September 2012

Schwarzenegger opens up, admits affairs in new book

LOS ANGELES -- Arnold Schwarzenegger says his wife, Maria Shriver, was told to "snap out of it" by her mother for her attempts to persuade him against running for California governor in 2003, a conversation that ultimately opened the door to...

AZCentral, 17:05 in Showbiz
 

Protestants in Northern Ireland march peacefully

BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Thousands of Protestants marched peacefully through the heart of Northern Ireland's capital Saturday amid a heavy security presence. It was one of Belfast's biggest parades in years, and police were deployed in large...

 

NBA union leader Billy Hunter made big bucks despite labor strife

While NBA players were locked out as their leaders tried to hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement, their union's executive director, Billy Hunter, was not missing any paydays. Hunter made $3 million in salary this last year, when the NBA...

 

Saturday's College Football

EAST Albany (NY) 55, Monmouth (NJ) 24 Colgate 47, Yale 24 Duquesne 24, St. Francis (Pa.) 21 Lehigh 34, Fordham 31 New Hampshire 34, Delaware 14 Penn 28, Dartmouth 21 Princeton 33, Columbia 6 Sacred Heart 34, CCSU 21 Stony Brook 23, Army 3 UConn 24,...

 
Best day of his life? At Ryder Cup, it's next one

Best day of his life? At Ryder Cup, it's next one

MEDINAH, Ill. -- Keegan Bradley called his Ryder Cup debut "the best day of my life." Barely 24 hours later, somehow it got even better. After stealing the show Friday with back-to-back wins, Bradley again partnered with Phil Mickelson to...

 
Hamlin takes pole at Dover International Speedway

Hamlin takes pole at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. -- Could it really be true love between Denny Hamlin and Dover? So far, it's at least a crush. His performance Sunday will really determine the fate of this relationship. Trying his best to adjust his approach toward his least favorite...

 

Ancient Mariner reef gets addition of sculpture to honor local diving pioneer

One of Broward County's popular scuba diving sites — the Ancient Mariner artificial reef — just got a little more interesting. The 70-foot deep shipwreck off Deerfield Beach now is decorated with a large, colorful steel sculpture...

 

Safety urged for Columbus Day weekend

• Biscayne National Park officials say they are preparing for the most dangerous weekend of the year in park waters — next weekend's three-day Columbus Day holiday. Every year, thousands of powerboaters gather near Elliott Key to party,...

 

Staying on the beaten path in Florida

Hikers, bikers, roller-bladers, paddlers, and horseback riders: quite a few more trails and paths could crisscross Florida in the future, and the state wants to know where you'd like them. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Office of...

 
Wheaton College 5K honors student killed in crash

Wheaton College 5K honors student killed in crash

A Wheaton College student who died last year in a plane crash will be memorialized at a 5K run as part of the school's Homecoming celebration this month. Ramie Harris, who would've been a senior at the school this year, was killed in November...

 
Taxpayers await details of Lake Forest teacher contract

Taxpayers await details of Lake Forest teacher contract

Lake Forest High School teachers have been back at work for more than a week after a five-day walkout, but it could be some time before the district's taxpayers learn what impact the new contract could have on them. Other than to say the new agreement...

 

Okla. refinery explosion leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A boiler that was being brought back online after maintenance exploded at an oil refinery in Wynnewood, killing one worker and injuring another, Garvin County's sheriff said Saturday. Billy Smith, 34, of Pauls Valley, died in the...

 

Chicago looks to Twitter for answer to gun problem

CHICAGO -- The city of Chicago is asking residents with ideas on how to get illegal guns off the streets to share their thoughts - in 140 characters or fewer on Twitter. The initiative is part of Chicago Ideas Week, an annual forum for innovators,...

 

Drought could mean early colors in NC, SC

CLEMSON, S.C. It's been a dry summer in the Carolinas, and that weather could lead to brighter - and earlier - fall colors. Clemson University professor Victor Shelburne says the most vibrant colors come when a dry summer is followed by crisp autumn...

 
Philadelphia judge halts scheduled execution, cites evidence that victim in 1984 may have sexually abused convicted killer

Philadelphia judge halts scheduled execution, cites evidence that victim in 1984 may have sexually abused...

A Philadelphia judge stopped an execution because the prosecution allegedly suppressed evidence that a 1984 murder victim may have sexually abused his killer. Terrance Williams, 46, was scheduled for lethal injection this Wednesday, for beating Amos...

Daily News, 17:18 in Crime
 

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