Daily Archive: July 12, 2013

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International

In Caribbean, push to create no-take reserves

In this June 13, 2013 photo, warden Owen Turner patrols the Bluefields Bay marine reserve in southwestern Jamaica. (AP Photo/David McFadden) by David McFaddenAssociated Press Writer BLUEFIELDS BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Young fish leap in the wake of a warden’s patrol boat as it motors through waters off Jamaica’s southwest coast that are a brilliant palette of blues. Beneath the surface, reefs bristle with spiny lobsters, and rainbow-colored parrotfish graze on algae and seaweed.

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Sports

Puig & Pirates, Homer & Harper highlight 1st half

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke throws against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of the baseball game on Monday, July 8, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Ben WalkerAP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Just for fun, let’s turn back the baseball clock a few months. A well-rested Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals are destined to face Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels in the World Series. The Houston Astros have the best record in baseball. Manny Ramirez is playing in Taiwan. And no one is quite sure how to pronounce the name of this Puig guy. Well, a few things are still the same: Homer Bailey remains the last guy to throw a no-hitter, Miguel Cabrera swings the most devastating bat in the majors and, well, the drug cloud isn’t going away anytime soon. As the All-Star game approaches next week at Citi Field, a look at the first half of the season:

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National

Obama’s ATF nomination sent to full Senate

In this June 11, 2013, file photo, B. Todd Jones of Minnesota, President Barack Obama’s nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, listens to opening statements on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) by Alicia A. CaldwellAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s nomination of B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been sent to the full Senate.

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Entertainment

Review: Elba tries to save earth in apocalyptic ‘Pacific Rim’

IDRIS ELBA by Merecedes J. HowzePittsburgh Movie Scene QueenSometimes, in order to fight monsters you have to create monsters! Falling in line with the rest of the 2013 apocalyptic movies, Warner Brothers presents Pacific Rim starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, and Rinko Kikuchi. This science fiction movie depicts life in 2020s as Earth is under attack by enormous monsters called Kaijus. Kaijus, programmed to eliminate human life, are too powerful to stop. Countries join forces to initiate a war against them and create equally large robots called Jaegers to protect the diminishing human population. Military officers and service men are trained as pilots to work the Jaegers during combat.

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National

Fla. cities on guard for any post-Zimmerman unrest

Assistant state attorney Bernie de la Rionda shows a picture of a bloodied George Zimmerman to the jury while presenting the state’s closing arguments against Zimmerman during his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool) by Curt Anderson and Mike SchneiderAssociated Press Writers MIAMI (AP) — Police and city leaders in Florida say they have taken precautionary steps for the possibility of mass protests or even civil unrest if George Zimmerman is acquitted in the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, particularly in African-American neighborhoods where passions run strongest over the case.