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Handling their business on the court

Handling their business on the court

MIAMI OPEN 2015 Serena. Venus. Sloane. How sisters are faring at Key Biscayne tournament FROM STAFF REPORTS It was a grueling battle against Sabine Lisicki but Serena Williams pulled it off on a scorching hot Wednesday afternoon at the Miami Open. The top-ranked player in the world got her 700th career win. The 2015 Miami […]

A surprise pick: South African comedian to replace Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

A surprise pick: South African comedian to replace Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

BY MEREDITH BLAKE AND JULIE WESTFALL LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian who has been a contributor to Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” will be the program’s new host when current host Jon Stewart leaves later this year, the network announced Monday. “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and […]

Tasha Smith has to pay $7,000 a month in alimony

Tasha Smith has to pay $7,000 a month in alimony

FROM STAFF REPORTS The “Why Did I Get Married?’’ star probably has been asking that question a lot lately. According to court documents, Tasha Smith, the star of Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?’’ movies and “For Better or Worse’’ TV show on OWN, has to pay nearly $7,000 a month in spousal support […]

‘Isis’ video sparks controversy at Miami university

‘Isis’ video sparks controversy at Miami university

BY KATHLEEN DEVANEY MIAMI HERALD/TNS A controversial conservative activist Monday trumpeted his latest undercover adventure: trying to trick Barry University in Miami Shores into allowing a pro-ISIS campus club. James O’Keefe is a self-described “guerrilla journalist and muckraker” known for his baiting tactics on video. On Monday, in an airport Hilton hotel conference room off […]

Photo shows Virginia student shackled during arrest

Photo shows Virginia student shackled during arrest

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS A photo has surfaced that shows University of Virginia honor student Martese Johnson shackled at the ankles as he sat on the back of an ambulance truck after a March 18 incident that sparked protests on the campus. Johnson, 20, ended up bloody and bruised during a rest outside of a bar. […]

Survey tracks the progress of homes damaged by Katrina

Survey tracks the progress of homes damaged by Katrina

Nearly a decade after the devastating storm, 81 percent of homes in New Orleans have been rebuilt TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent levee breaks flooded 80 percent of the Crescent City, a study by the University of New Orleans Department of Geography found that 81 percent of homes […]

How to create an eggs-traordinary Easter Feast

How to create an eggs-traordinary Easter Feast

From Family Features Brighten up your Easter feast with unique flavor twists to refresh traditional dishes like ham and deviled eggs. And don’t forget the decorations — it’s easy to create vibrant centerpieces using eggs dyed in the hottest seasonal shades. “We’ve developed easy tips to dress up your table, from the ham to the […]

Consumers expected to spend $16 billion on Easter candy, clothes, food, other items

Consumers expected to spend $16 billion on Easter candy, clothes, food, other items

BY LORRAINE MIRABELLA THE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS Consumer spending for the Easter holiday, on apparel, decorations, gifts, candy, food and flowers, is expected to reach $16.4 billion this year. Nearly 90 percent of shoppers in a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey said they will buy candy, spending more than $2.2 billion, while more than 85 percent […]