News archive from 30 November 2012

Abbas: UN vote last chance on 2-state solution

UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly before a key vote on Thursday that it "is being asked today to issue the birth certificate of Palestine." The Palestinians were certain to win U.N....

 
Lions pulling for Calvin Johnson to break Jerry Rice's record

Lions pulling for Calvin Johnson to break Jerry Rice's record

The Lions won't go out of their way to get Calvin Johnson a new NFL record for single-season receiving yards, but everyone in the locker room – including Johnson – hopes it happens. “It's going to be tough, I know it is,” Johnson said today. “It's...

 
MDOT: I-94 in Detroit heavily damaged after truck hits median

MDOT: I-94 in Detroit heavily damaged after truck hits median

Detroit - A fiery semi-truck crash early Thursday morning on westbound Interstate 94 has left considerable damage to the freeway, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.There's now a five-foot gap at I-94 near Livernois Avenue where a...

 
Movie reviews: ‘The Gatekeepers,’ ‘Otelo Burning,’  ‘Dragon’ 

Movie reviews: ‘The Gatekeepers,’ ‘Otelo Burning,’  ‘Dragon’ 

THE GATEKEEPERS - 3 stars Documentary about a special anti-terror wing of the Israeli secret service (1:37). Not rated. Lincoln Plaza. “The Gatekeepers” is a fascinating and informative, if sometimes stodgy, documentary about the most secret wing of...

 
NHL deal might be near, but not lasting

NHL deal might be near, but not lasting

They talked in a mediated session Wednesday, and there was some evidence that, amid the obvious anger, bitterness and disrespect, the NHL and the NHLPA got closer to an agreement a week ago, when they met in New York.Hope remains obscure, but there is...

 

Panetta: Post-2014 Afghan effort to be substantial

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. will need to keep troops in Afghanistan even after the combat mission ends in 2014 because al-Qaida is still present in the country and trying to strengthen its influence. Panetta told a...

 

Lawmakers unveil new round of Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON -- Senators are pushing ahead on tougher sanctions against Iran's shipping and energy operations. Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Mark Kirk of Illinois introduced an amendment Thursday to a defense bill that would impose a new round of...

 

Nationals acquire OF Span from Twins

The Washington Nationals acquired outfielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for pitcher Alex Meyer Thursday. Span hit .283 with 38 doubles, four home runs, 41 runs batted in and 71 runs scored over 128 games for the Twins last...

 

Jutanugarn on top by 3 at Q-School

Moriya Jutanugarn fired a 6-under 66 on Thursday to move three strokes clear of the field after two rounds of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. Jutanugarn, the stage I winner, finished 36 holes at 10-under-par 134. She was one of three leaders...

 

Keys man gets prison for illegal lobster harvest

KEY WEST -- (AP) — A Florida Keys man has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for illegally harvesting spiny lobsters from artificial underwater habitats. The 16-month sentence was imposed Wednesday on Manuel Ravelo Jr.,...

 

Russian Ballet's Nov. 30 'Nutcracker' moves to new location

I blogged about the Russian Ballet's "Nutcracker" performances yesterday - here is an urgent update on the location for the Friday, Nov. 30, show. The Russian Ballet of Orlando writes: "We can not tell you how deeply sorry we are to...

 
Lohan charged on both coasts in new legal setbacks

Lohan charged on both coasts in new legal setbacks

LOS ANGELES -- Lindsay Lohan was charged Thursday with crimes in New York and Los Angeles, marking her latest setbacks as she tries to revive her career and avoid a return to jail. Prosecutors in Santa Monica charged Lohan with three misdemeanors...

 

Matthew McConaughey takes off on his 'Magic Mike' role

"Magic Mike" charmed the pants off audiences, and its star, Matthew McConaughey, collected some of the best notices of his career as stripper elder statesman Dallas. Reviews of the revue found Britain's the Guardian comparing his performance...

 
Report: Six teams interested in ex-Tigers outfielder Ryan Raburn

Report: Six teams interested in ex-Tigers outfielder Ryan Raburn

Ryan Raburn may not have any problem finding his next suitor. The beleaguered former Detroit Tigers outfielder is drawing interest from six teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins, Altanta Braves and Texas Rangers, according to ESPN...

 
Helene St. James: Two worrisome developments this week in NHL

Helene St. James: Two worrisome developments this week in NHL

Two events of divergent significance took place this week in the NHL: The league and the Players Association, at odds for nearly four months, met with mediators, and Sidney Crosby admitted he's thinking about playing overseas. While the inclusion of...

 

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