News archive from 1 May 2012

Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony isn't missing an opportunity to rub in soon-to-be ex-wife Jennifer Lopez's face that he, too, has moved on. Last week, Anthony hosted a dinner at his and Lopez's former haunt, The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar, in honor of his Maestro Cares...

 
Anti-abortion groups anticipate failure in Alabama

Anti-abortion groups anticipate failure in Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Opponents of abortion are concerned that most their proposals will fail in the Alabama Legislature in the closing weeks of the session.The president of the Alabama Pro-Life Coalition, Eric Johnston, said the problem stems from...

 

UAB names Linda Lucas provost 

BIRMINGHAM - Linda Lucas has been named provost at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.The school announced the position on Monday. Lucas has held the job on an interim basis for nearly a year. Lucas joined the UAB faculty in 1982 as an assistant...

 

Alabama man gets life sentence for drug conviction 

BAY MINETTE - A Bay Minette man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking cocaine.The Mobile Press-Register reports (http://bit.ly/IhuQZA ) that Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said Monday that she asked...

 

UN debating how to end Sudan-South Sudan fight

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Diplomats from key nations are trying to reach agreement quickly on a new U.N. resoluton that would threaten non-military sanctions against Sudan or South Sudan if they don't halt fighting and return to negotiations.Senior...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 
Siblings accused in crime spree sentenced in Colo.

Siblings accused in crime spree sentenced in Colo.

DENVER (AP) — Three Florida siblings accused in a multistate crime spree that involved a daring bank robbery in Georgia were given prison time Monday on charges in Colorado, where they were captured after a nationwide manhunt.Ryan Dougherty was given...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

With activist's escape, human rights now at the center of US-China talks

BEIJING -- The daring escape of a legal activist from extrajudicial house arrest apparently to American diplomatic protection is likely to force U.S. and Chinese officials to confront a subject this week that both sides have approached only cautiously...

 
Rihanna's 'Where Have You Been' video released two weeks before singer’s acting debut in ‘Battleship’ 

Rihanna's 'Where Have You Been' video released two weeks before singer’s acting debut in ‘Battleship’ 

The summer of Rihanna officially began on Monday. Def Jam released the video for the R&B super star's "Where Have You Been," the fifth single off her 2011 album, "Talk That Talk" Monday. The pulsating four-minute-14-second clip...

 

With activist's escape, human rights now at the center of US-China talks

BEIJING - The daring escape of a legal activist from extrajudicial house arrest apparently to American diplomatic protection is likely to force U.S. and Chinese officials to confront a subject this week that both sides have approached only cautiously...

 

With activist's escape, human rights now at the center of US-China talks

BEIJING The daring escape of a legal activist from extrajudicial house arrest apparently to American diplomatic protection is likely to force U.S. and Chinese officials to confront a subject this week that both sides have approached only cautiously in...

 

Hearing aids get smaller, smarter, more powerful and easier to use

If you were to poll fellow residents at his retirement community in North Dallas, Lanham Higginbotham says, most would say they wear hearing aids. “And those that don’t, need them,” he adds. He may be joking, but he’s right on two counts: Hearing loss...

 

SC teacher facing charges over 'Jew' comment

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A middle school teacher in South Carolina has been accused of dragging a student under a table during class, telling the boy "this is what the Nazis do to Jews," police said Monday.The 12-year-old student said he got up...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

Japanese man sentenced to 21 months in LA turtle smuggling case

Los Angeles- A Japanese man has been sentenced in Los Angeles to nearly two years in prison for smuggling 55 live turtles and tortoises from his country into the United States by hiding them in snack food boxes.Atsushi Yamagami was sentenced Monday to...

 

Time-lapse AP video shows Trade Center's rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Girder by girder, glass pane by glass pane, the rise of what is now New York City's tallest skyscraper was documented over the past year and a half in a time-lapse series of photographs by The Associated Press.On Monday, One World...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

Pine Hills apartment residents told they might have to move after all

Last spring, residents of Seville Place Apartments in Pine Hills were sent notices reassuring them that, when the giant, rundown apartment underwent a novel redevelopment that would slash the number of units to a more-manageable level, they would not...

 

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