Opening statements in Fla. loud music death trial

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man intended to kill a teen outside a convenience store after an argument over loud music, even though the 17-year-old posed no threat, prosecutors said Thursday during opening statements of the man’s murder trial. Michael Dunn,...

First Guidelines Issued To Prevent Stroke In Women

Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks. Now, the American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. They focus on birth control, pregnancy, depression and other risk factors that women face...
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Review: NBC Olympics online deserves silver medal

AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda NEW YORK (AP) — NBC comes close to gold in delivering the Winter Olympics online from Sochi, Russia. Although NBC has scaled back on a few fronts compared with previous years -and still refuses to show the opening ceremonies live- things have improved...

Sonic undergoes makeover for new game, TV series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conference room inside Big Red Button Entertainment’s offices would look unremarkable if it weren’t for the vibrant panoramas of a cartoony, tree-filled world plastered next to portraits of colorful creatures and robots on the walls. At...
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Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner dies at 91

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way to the baseball Hall of Fame and then enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91. The baseball Hall of Fame said Kiner died at his home in Rancho...

Google unveils box for business videoconferences

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is introducing a videoconferencing tool designed to make it easier and less expensive to hold face-to-face business meetings even if the participants are scattered in different locations. The device, called “Chromebox For...

On Deck: League titles at stake for Elmwood, L-B girls

Championships will be on the line for a couple of area conferences tonight in girls basketball and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you here at The Courier. Courier reporter Ted Radick will be at Liberty-Benton as the Eagles try and clinch the outright Blanchard...

NYC Design Museum Gets $10M Toward Renovation

NEW YORK (AP) — The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has received a $10 million gift toward the renovation of its Carnegie mansion. It said Thursday the gift from the Morton and Barbara Mandel Family Foundation is the largest gift in the history of the New...

State To Pay Cost Of Cleveland Kidnapper Autopsy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state prisons agency has agreed to reimburse county taxpayers for the autopsy of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro after his prison suicide last year. Gary Mohr, director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, cited the “unique and...
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SAC Capital ex-trader convicted of insider trading

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — A former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager was convicted Thursday of helping his company earn more than a quarter billion dollars illegally through trades based on secrets about the testing of a potential breakthrough...