Daily Archive: July 19, 2013

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Entertainment

Internet shows its muscle by making Emmy history

This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey as U.S. Congressman Frank Underwood in a scene from the Netflix original series, “House of Cards.” Spacey was nominated for an Emmy Award for best actor in a drama series on, Thursday July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Netflix, Melinda Sue Gordon) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Emmy Awards are television’s biggest celebration of itself, but this year’s ceremony will face an intruder: “House of Cards,” the first online series to nab a top nomination with its best drama series. Netflix’s triumph on Thursday, which includes nods for its revival of “Arrested Development,” is putting a further squeeze on the broadcast networks that already have lost substantial Emmy ground to cable. New network offerings were almost completely shut out and, like last year, no network drama made the nominations cut.

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Lifestyle

Grill up flavor

Quick and Easy Chicken Dinner on the Grill Every big, juicy steak deserves to be seasoned with an equally big, bold flavor. Next time you fire up the grill, layer on savory goodness with spices and marinades. They bring out the natural flavor of steaks, ribs, roasts, burgers, chicken and fajitas. Start with a tender, savory cut and there is no need to marinate. Simply rub on a few com­ple­men­tary herbs and spices then sear in the good­ness on the grill. Come up with your own combination or let the professionals do the work. Prepared blends, such as those from Mrs. Dash, are a quick and easy way to give guests great-tasting dishes, salt-free. After all, salt has nothing on the smokin’ flavor of Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend. A blend that includes sweet chili, cayenne and chipotle pepper, it gives a flavorful kick to ribs, chicken, rice or beans. Herbs and spices aren’t just for entrees. Shake some extra flavor on side dishes and appetizers. They can turn your backyard grilling into some­thing grand and gourmet.For more recipes and information, visit http://www.mrsdash.com.

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National

After Zimmerman verdict, justice remains on trial

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to protestors Thursday July 18, in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Scott is telling protesters that he will not ask lawmakers to revamp the state’s self-defense laws. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) (AP) – Justice is supposed to be the American way. But the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin has revealed two starkly different visions of what Americans think justice should be. What is justice for Martin — the 17-year-old Black youth, mourned by many as a victim who was minding his own business when he fell under misplaced suspicion? What is justice for Zimmerman, seen by many others as a good neighbor who made a fatal mistake?

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People

Alabama Democratic senator says no apology

VIVIAN DAVIS FIGURES MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – State Senate Minority Leader Vivian Davis Figures says she won’t apologize for her remarks about Republican candidates. The Democratic senator from Mobile said Thursday that she stands by her statements and there is nothing that warrants an apology.

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National

Billions in debt, once-mighty Motor City files for bankruptcy

Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr, left, speaks at a news conference in Detroit as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who appointed Orr, listens. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) DETROIT (AP) — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles that put the world on wheels. But by Thursday, the once-mighty symbol of the nation’s manufacturing might had fallen from that pinnacle into financial ruin, becoming the biggest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy — the result of a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing.

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Sports

Pirates basking in spotlight, ready to finish job

In this July 4, 2013 file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) takes the field for the start of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Pittsburgh. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates are used to this part, the one where they spend the first half of the season stunning the baseball world with their play. Call it a byproduct of two decades of mediocrity. Yet promising starts in 2011 and 2012 ended up in an all too familiar place, with the team under .500 after cratering under the pressure of a pennant race.

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Health

Black men most at risk for prostate cancer

by Nikki DentonFor New Pittsburgh Courier Men, let’s talk about prostate health. Do you find yourself going to the bathroom more than once during the night regularly? Have you discovered that your urine flow has weakened or is intermittent? Have you noticed blood in your urine or semen? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, it may be time to talk to your health care professional about prostate issues.