Archive for month: July, 2013

Restored Star Trek ship Galileo arrives in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) -- When the smoke cleared and the music died down, Candy Torres could no longer contain herself. Looking at the shiny, restored Star Trek Galileo shuttlecraft sitting in Houston in all its TV glory, she broke down. "All of a sudden I was just crying. I was in tears. I couldn't believe it," Torres said, donning a brown tourist engineer hat and a NASA mission operations shirt. "It meant something." And Torres wasn't alone. Trekkies of all stripes arrived in Houston Wednesday for Read more [...]

Lohan completes rehab stint; more therapy ordered

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan has completed her court-ordered stay in rehab and must continue therapy into late next year, a judge said Wednesday. The "Liz Dick" star must meet with a therapist at least three times a week until November 2014, Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney said, following the treatment recommendation of Richard Taite, founder and CEO of Cliffside Malibu, the rehab facility where Lohan was recently residing. Taite wrote Dabney a letter stating the need for Lohan Read more [...]

Country star Randy Travis discharged from hospital

PLANO, Texas (AP) -- Country music star Randy Travis is out of the hospital three weeks after he was admitted with congestive heart failure and later suffered a stroke. A statement Wednesday says Travis has been discharged from The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano near Dallas, where he'd been admitted July 7. The statement from publicist Kirt Webster goes on to say Travis has been moved to a physical therapy center for further treatment for a stroke he suffered July 10. The 54-year-old singer Read more [...]

Dell’s board deals blow to CEO’s $24.4B buyout bid

31 Jul 2013 0 Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dell's board rejected CEO Michael Dell's attempt to change the voting rules for his bid to buy the slumping personal computer maker, a decision that is likely to doom the deal. But the endangered buyout could still get a reprieve if Michael Dell and his allies accept a counterproposal that would extend the voting period for a third time and allow a bigger pool of shareholders to cast ballots. The rebuff announced Wednesday marks the latest blow that Michael Dell and Read more [...]

Review: Chromecast streams media at a nice price

31 Jul 2013 0 Comments
ATLANTA (AP) -- A new device from Google makes it easy to stream video from several popular services to a high-definition TV. Chromecast is tiny enough to dangle from a keychain when not in use, but it packs a big punch for a low price. At merely $35, Chromecast is irresistible. Using your home Wi-Fi network, it streams some of your favorite shows from some of your favorite services, including Netflix and Google's YouTube. It takes only a few minutes to set up, and the device worked flawlessly. Read more [...]

Facebook passes $38 initial public offering price

31 Jul 2013 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook has found redemption in the form of a soaring stock price. On Wednesday, the share price of the world's most populous social network -and human data repository- briefly crept past $38 for the first time since its rocky public debut last May. In doing so, Facebook cleared a symbolic hurdle that has eluded the company for more than a year. Facebook's ill-fated first trading day on May 18, 2012 was marred by technological glitches on the Nasdaq stock market. The stock Read more [...]

Missing high school ring discovered after 65 years

31 Jul 2013 0 Comments
MATTOON, Ill. (AP) -- If finding a high school ring doesn't seem like a big deal consider this: Until a few days ago, the last time Dick Diedrich saw his ring he was living in suburban Chicago with his parents and Harry Truman was in the White House. Diedrich, 82, now has his class of 1949 ring from J. Sterling Morton High School in Cicero thanks to a Waukesha, Wis., man who returned it to him after finding it with a metal detector in a lake near his home. The ring's journey back to its Read more [...]

Denver hotel offers pop-up inflatable room

31 Jul 2013 0 Comments
DENVER (AP) -- For a limited time, a Denver hotel is offering a package with a one-night stay in a pop-up, inflatable room that rises 22 feet in the air, thanks to a scissor lift on top of the van on which it sits. The cost: $50,000. There is a weight limit. No smoking is allowed. Architect Alex Schweder created the 5-foot-by-7-foot, see-through room atop a van for the Biennial of the Americas festival of arts, culture and ideas in Denver. It has a chemical toilet, shower, sink, inflatable Read more [...]

3 Utah sisters have 3 baby boys in July

31 Jul 2013 0 Comments
LAYTON, Utah (AP) -- July is full-fledged baby season for one Utah family. Three sisters from Layton gave birth to three baby boys in the month of July, including two who were born about an hour apart, The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1co677m ). Even in baby-centric Utah, that's pretty remarkable. The trio says they didn't plan on getting pregnant at the same time. Misti Stokes, 24, said she found out first. Her younger sister, Courtnee Hoffman, 21, later asked her if she had a pregnancy Read more [...]

‘Vampire Diaries’ star Paul Wesley divorcing wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two married actors from the CW series "The Vampire Diaries" are splitting up. Thirty-one-year-old Paul Wesley, who plays vampire Stefan Salvatore, is ending his marriage to Torrey DeVitto after two years of marriage. They have no children. People.com first reported the breakup. In a statement, DeVitto's publicist Mona Loring says the couple "decided to amicably split" and "they will continue to remain good friends." DeVitto had a recurring guest spot on the show's third Read more [...]
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