Daily Archive: September 10, 2013

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Metro

Ex-Pittsburgh police chief Nate Harper pleading next month

NATHAN HARPER by Joe MandakAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Former Pittsburgh police Chief Nathan Harper has agreed to plead guilty next month to federal charges that he conspired to steal city police funds deposited into credit union accounts and willfully failed to file income tax returns.

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Bulletin Board

Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit focuses on economic parity

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr GM President of North America Mark Reuss and Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing President and CEO Simon Nagata to Discuss Diversity DETROIT, MI – With more than 22 percent of the new vehicles purchased by ethnic consumers, economic parity has become more important than ever in the sustainability and growth of automotive suppliers, dealers and vendors. Economic parity redresses the relationship with the automotive industry and its consumers, and builds the business case for reciprocity with OEMs. The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, an initiative of the Citizenship Education Fund (CEF), proudly announces its lineup of speakers at the 14 Summit occurs Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the MGM Grand Detroit Meeting & Events Center, 1777 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226.

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Sports

AFC North has dismal opening week, combined 0-4

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis yells out to his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) by Joe Kay AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) – Bengals coach Marvin Lewis watched a little video of Pittsburgh’s season-opening disaster and felt a kinship with the failure. “I just watched the first half of their game and I’m sure they feel the same way we do,” Lewis said. Not just them. They’re all feeling the blues this week in the AFC North.

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Sports

Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya admits himself to rehab

In this Dec. 9, 2011, file photo, boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya watches during the the weigh-in for a fight between Amir Kahn and Lamont Peterson in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Oscar De La Hoya has admitted himself to a treatment facility as he continues to fight his substance abuse.

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Sports

No. 82: Pirates’ 1-0 win at Texas clinches winning season

Pedro Alvarez (24) follows through on a run-scoring double off of Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) by Stephen HawkinsAP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had no special message for his team and there was no big celebration after what was a special victory for their long-suffering fans.

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Entertainment

With Idris Elba, a Mandela with muscles at Toronto

Director Justin Chadwick, left, poses with actor Idris Elba during the photo call for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Galit Rodan) by Jake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer TORONTO (AP) — The Nelson Mandela biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a heavy dose of reverence for its subject, and a few extra pounds of muscle, too. Idris Elba stars as the South African leader in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” which the Weinstein Co. will release in late November. The film, directed by Justin Chadwick, takes a classical, inspirational biopic approach to telling the epic tale of Mandela’s life story.

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Business

Apple unveils two new iPhones — the 5S and 5C

(Photo Kacy Belew/CNNMoney/Apple) By Heather Kelly and Doug Gross CNN (CNN) — For the first time ever, Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday, a traditional upgrade of its iPhone 5 as well as a simpler, cheaper version. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are a reaction to a changing smartphone market.

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Metro

Slippery Rock, NCAA sued over sickle cell death

Jack Hill, Jr. by Joe MandakAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of a Slippery Rock University basketball player who died two years ago after collapsing during an intense practice have sued the school and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, saying their son wasn’t screened for the sickle cell trait that contributed to his death and school officials didn’t do enough to help him.