News archive from 1 July 2014

Cayman Islands tells Cubans to move on or be detained

Getting tough with Cuban boatpeople who linger and resupply in the waters of the Cayman Islands, authorities in the British territory have ordered more than 60 Cubans to sail on or face detentions in less than one week. Witnesses said some of the 34...

 

Family Dollar closing 30 Carolinas stores; none in Charlotte

As part of its restructuring plan, Matthews-based Family Dollar is closing 30 stores across the Carolinas – but none in its home turf of Charlotte. The nearest store closing is located in Concord, on Concord Parkway South. Family Dollar...

 

Rite Aid settles lawsuit for about $500,000

SAN DIEGO -- Rite Aid will pay nearly a half-million dollars to settle California claims that it didn't follow consumer protection rules. The settlement, approved Friday in San Diego, also calls for the drugstore chain to comply with state standards....

 
Nuggets banking on big year from Arron Afflalo

Nuggets banking on big year from Arron Afflalo

DENVER -- Josh Kroenke's slip of the tongue even made Arron Afflalo smirk. The Denver Nuggets president explained Monday how he has closely "Afflalowed" the shooting guard's two seasons in Orlando, before reacquiring him in a draft-day deal...

 

Sabres to take modest approach to free agency

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sabres general manager Tim Murray intends to take a modest approach in free agency, targeting veteran role players to augment the team's young roster. That makes former Sabres captain Steve Ott a candidate to return to Buffalo once...

 

Sleek buses seek Amtrak's cargo

WASHINGTON About an hour before the crowds began to arrive in Washington's Union Station for the morning rush hour, about 50 people stood in line in a muggy third-floor garage, waiting for a Megabus to take them to Charlotte. At 10:30 a.m., after the...

 

'Community' rebounds with new episodes on Yahoo

LOS ANGELES -- Yahoo says it's giving the sitcom "Community" a sixth season online. Yahoo and Sony Pictures Television announced Monday that the show's creator, Dan Harmon, will serve as an executive producer for 13 new episodes. The...

 

Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “N.C. students try for school vouchers” (June 26): On vouchers lawmakers ignore separation of church and state The schools these parents want their children to attend are overwhelmingly Islamic and Christian...

 

Panthers complete Jovanovski buyout

Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Florida Panthers officially parted ways with captain Ed Jovanovski on Monday, buying out the remaining year on the veteran defenseman's contract. Jovanovski, who began his 18-year NHL career with the Panthers in...

 

Former Booker T. Washington star Nigel Bethel II dismissed from Texas Tech team following felony assault...

Former Miami Booker T. Washington cornerback Nigel Bethel II was dismissed from the Texas Tech football team Sunday and faces felony assault charges after he was accused of hitting one of the school's women's basketball players in the face during a...

 

Miami says probe into PEDs found no wrongdoing

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The University of Miami says an investigation into former strength coach Jimmy Goins found no proof of him providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes. Goins was fired last year after he was linked to the Biogenesis...

 
Death of Newton school counselor investigated as homicide

Death of Newton school counselor investigated as homicide

The death of a Newton high school counselor is being investigated as a homicide after police received autopsy results Monday, the Newton Police Department said. Thirty-one-year-old Margaret “Maggie” Daniels was found dead...

 

159 new laws in Florida will take effect Tuesday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida will have 159 new laws take affect Tuesday that address issues as diverse as spiny lobsters and poetry to abortion and the budget. Among the most noteworthy are laws that will seek to protect children and others from the...

 
Detroit Pistons extend $5.5 million qualifying offer to Greg Monroe

Detroit Pistons extend $5.5 million qualifying offer to Greg Monroe

In a move that was long expected, the Detroit Pistons extended a $5.5 million qualifying offer to big man Greg Monroe over the weekend, making him a restricted free agent when the NBA's free agent moratorium begins Tuesday. It doesn't change Monroe's...

 

Medicaid managed care arrives Tuesday in South Florida

Beginning Tuesday, more than half a million South Floridians, mostly children and women, will begin receiving their government-subsidized healthcare through private insurers, part of an effort to move about 3.6 million Floridians on Medicaid to a...

 

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