News archive from 30 October 2012

Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial testimony postponed after defense lawyer is taken ill

Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial testimony postponed after defense lawyer is taken ill

The trial was canceled Tuesday for former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his three codefendants following the sudden illness of a defense lawyer, who had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance during trial today. The courtroom was evacuated and...

 

Migrant smuggling involves more than Cubans, Haitians

A Brazilian couple was arraigned in federal court in Miami recently, charged with attempting to smuggle undocumented immigrants aboard boats from the Bahamas. The arraignment Oct. 15 of Fabio Rodrigues Froes and Juliana Rosa Tome Froes, before...

 
`Argo' reigns at the box office in its third week

`Argo' reigns at the box office in its third week

LOS ANGELES -- "Argo" finally reached the top of the box office in its third week in theaters. The Warner Bros. thriller, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, had been sitting at No. 2 the past two weeks. It made just over $12 million this...

 
Viewers get mixed messages on storm from TV

Viewers get mixed messages on storm from TV

NEW YORK -- Television is providing compelling pictures and a gripping narration of the superstorm holding much of the eastern third of the nation in its grip - and plenty of mixed messages. Networks urged viewers to stay in and stay safe during the...

 

Advertising Relearned for Mobile

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER / The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO -- Say you are in a strange city and need a hotel for the night. You pull out your phone, search for hotels on Google and see a nearby one listed at the top of the rankings, with a little phone...

 

Challenging Apple by Imitation

By SUE-LIN WONG / The New York Times BEIJING -- When Lei Jun, the head Xiaomi, one of the fastest-growing smartphone companies in China, talks about Steven P. Jobs, he is full of praise -- and a hint of envy. "When Steve was alive, he was the...

 

Renewing Microsoft's Relevance

By QUENTIN HARDY / The New York Times SEATTLE -- Eric Horvitz joined Microsoft Research 20 years ago with a medical degree, a Ph.D. in computer science and no plans to stay. "I thought I'd be here six months," he said. He remained at M.S.R.,...

 
FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year 

FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year 

WASHINGTON — The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday. Meanwhile, the total number of property crimes reported to law enforcement...

Daily News, 18:05 in Crime
 
Advanced lung cancer patients likely to misunderstand treatment

Advanced lung cancer patients likely to misunderstand treatment

Patients diagnosed with lung cancer that is considered incurable appear to misunderstand the purpose and likely effect of a treatment aimed at making them more comfortable, a new study says. The result may not only be a failure of communication...

 

Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers must adjust, or owner Jerry Richardson will have to

Some of you would like the Carolina Panthers to fire head coach Ron Rivera on Tuesday. That's only because the team can't go back in time and fire him Monday. Let's say team owner Jerry Richardson fires Rivera and hires a new head coach. What happens...

 
Dreamland BBQ: Free dipping sauce Nov. 6 with dine-in or carry-out & 'I Voted' sticker

Dreamland BBQ: Free dipping sauce Nov. 6 with dine-in or carry-out & 'I Voted' sticker

Dreamland has a cool promotion on Election Day, November 6. They will be giving away a FREE bottle of Dreamland Dipping Sauce to dine-in and carry-out guests that vote in the election. Wear your "I Voted" sticker during your visit to get...

 
Hearing for ‘Killer nanny’ Yoselyn Ortega, accused of  stabbing two children to death, planned from her hospital bed 

Hearing for ‘Killer nanny’ Yoselyn Ortega, accused of  stabbing two children to death, planned from her...

The nanny accused of viciously stabbing two children before slitting her throat could be arraigned from her hospital bed on Wednesday, a source said. Yoselyn Ortega, 50, is still intubated as a result of her failed suicide attempt, but a source told...

 
Broadway shuts down for Tuesday as storm whirls

Broadway shuts down for Tuesday as storm whirls

NEW YORK -- Broadway's 40 theaters were dark Monday and producers chose to keep them closed Tuesday as well as Hurricane Sandy took aim at New York City. The Broadway League on Monday afternoon extended the cancelations of such shows as "The Book...

 
Red Wings' Winter Classic expected to be canceled this week

Red Wings' Winter Classic expected to be canceled this week

Given the massive preparation needed to stage an event like the Winter Classic and given the minuscule progress towards an NHL season, the annual outdoors event is expected to be cancelled this week - and when it goes, so does the Winter Festival at...

 
Jeff Seidel: Michigan football goes nowhere without Denard Robinson

Jeff Seidel: Michigan football goes nowhere without Denard Robinson

L INCOLN, Neb. -- Back in July, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was stuck in an airport. The weather was horrible in Detroit -- no planes were getting in or out -- so Robinson and a few of his teammates were delayed for several hours at Chicago...

 

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