News archive from 31 August 2012

Review: Herbie Hancock and friends 'Celebrating Peace' at the Bowl

There was little idea of what to expect going into Herbie Hancock's show at the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday night. All we knew was that there would be a Rolodex worth of guests, including guitarist Carlos Santana and Hancock's longtime collaborator Wayne...

 
Romney shown closing the gap on Obama in latest Michigan poll

Romney shown closing the gap on Obama in latest Michigan poll

TAMPA – A new Michigan poll shows Mitt Romney apparently closing the gap on President Barack Obama in the state. Lansing-based EPIC-MRA did an automated survey of 1,200 likely voters on Tuesday and found Obama leading Romney 49%-46% when respondents...

 

Tickets are going fast

UMass is gearing up for a banner crowd for its first-ever home game as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) when it hosts Big Ten entrant Indiana at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 8. A UMass spokesperson said ticket sales for the Foxboro event...

 

Drought-weary farmers await Isaac's remnants

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Indiana farmer John Kolb normally would welcome storms that could provide his crops with badly needed water in this summer of drought. Instead, he and other Corn Belt farmers are nervously watching the forecast as Hurricane Isaac's...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
 

Film, television actor Steve Franken dies at 80

LOS ANGELES -- The wife of Steve Franken says the veteran film and television actor has died. Jean Franken says her husband, who starred in the 1960s TV series "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and as the drunken waiter in the film "The...

AZCentral, 17:07 in Showbiz
 
Alabama Tourism Director: Despite Isaac, Gulf Coast beaches in good shape, ready for Labor Day travelers

Alabama Tourism Director: Despite Isaac, Gulf Coast beaches in good shape, ready for Labor Day travelers

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama--Alabama Tourism Department Director Lee Sentell had a message today for vacationers planning to visit Gulf Shores or Orange Beach this weekend: The state's beaches came through Hurricane Isaac relatively unscathed and are ready...

 

Coast Guard faults ship in NJ port security breach

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard is faulting a cargo ship operator in a security breach at New Jersey's Port Newark.Authorities say a 20-year-old emotionally disturbed man scaled a fence topped with barbed wire Wednesday morning and was found four...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 

Man convicted of taking part in repeated sexual assault of Texas girl gets 99 years in prison.

LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — Man convicted of taking part in repeated sexual assault of Texas girl gets 99 years in prison.

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 
Brooklyn gangs: They may be dangerous, but they're also just making the rap-pop scene

Brooklyn gangs: They may be dangerous, but they're also just making the rap-pop scene

Brooklyn's street gangs are getting into pop culture. Violent youth crews are posting pictures on Instagram; using trendy bracelets instead of old-fashioned bandanas to sport colors; and mixing other trends with their thuggeries. Cliques are also...

 
Fish comes back to beat Davydenko in 5 at US Open

Fish comes back to beat Davydenko in 5 at US Open

NEW YORK -- For only the second time in his career, Mardy Fish erased a two-set deficit and won, turning things around Thursday to beat Nikolay Davydenko 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 at the U.S. Open. It's the tournament-record 10th time this year at...

 

Orange tax collector task force starts work

A push by Mayor Teresa Jacobs to potentially overhaul the job that Orange County Tax Collector Earl K. Wood has held for nearly five decades formally kicked off Thursday. The 96-year-old incumbent Wood declined to address the appointed panel, saying...

 
U.S. Open finally gets upset as No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted by 52nd-ranked Martin Klizan in four sets 

U.S. Open finally gets upset as No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted by 52nd-ranked Martin Klizan in four sets 

This U.S. Open finally got its first shocker. After three days of the top players not only winning but winning decisively, fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset by Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the second round. The 52nd-ranked Klizan won 6-4, 1-6,...

Daily News, 17:13 in Sport
 

Mass. lab shut down over improper drug testing

BOSTON (AP) — A state drug lab was shut down Thursday after police discovered a chemist failed to follow testing protocols, potentially exposing thousands of convictions to legal challenges.The lab was involved in certifying drug evidence in cases...

Chron, 17:15 in World News
 

Delaware secret court arbitration unconstitutional

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware law allowing Court of Chancery judges to preside over secret arbitration in business disputes is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Thursday.The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the Delaware Coalition for Open...

Chron, 17:15 in World News
 

'The Possession' will scare off competition over slow Labor Day

The horror film "The Possession" is set to claim the No. 1 spot over the Labor Day weekend, though the most frightening thing at the box office may be poor overall ticket sales. The Sam Raimi-produced scary movie is expected to take in a...

 

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