News archive from 2 July 2013

Police: Elderly woman injured by car in family dispute

Anniston police Monday were investigating a report of assault in which an elderly woman was knocked down by the open door of a moving car Sunday. According to Anniston police Capt. Allen George, the 71-year-old victim spoke with police at Stringfellow...

 

Police: Five juveniles break into Saks schools

Anniston police arrested five juveniles on charges of third-degree burglary and attempting to elude officers Saturday morning. According to Anniston police Capt. Allen George, the suspects broke into Saks Elementary School and Saks High School....

 
Sunday alcohol sales don't get cheers from all

Sunday alcohol sales don't get cheers from all

slideshow OHATCHEE — The only grocery store in Ohatchee has just nine aisles, three check-out lanes and a bulletin board in the front encouraging customers to hang their church newsletters. And no alcohol. Jim Jones, manager of Ohatchee’s Discount...

 

U.S. stocks advance as stimulus concerns fade

NEW YORK -- Investors have stopped worrying about the Federal Reserve. At least for now. Stocks rose Monday on Wall Street as investors judged that the economy still isn't growing fast enough for the central bank to cut back on its stimulus program....

 
Miami-Dade commissioners to take up rock-mining plan at former Opa-locka West Airport site

Miami-Dade commissioners to take up rock-mining plan at former Opa-locka West Airport site

To stem off a financial crisis, the Miami-Dade aviation department in 2007 came up with a plan it hoped would generate hundreds of millions of dollars from rock mining at the vacant site of the decommissioned Opa-locka West Airport. But the proposal...

 

Love handles may lighten from fat-freezing procedure

Q. My friend just told me he did coolsculpting. He told me that he did this to get rid of his love handles and that he did it with no anesthesia and that it worked. Is it possible to do that? In a short answer yes , but let me explain. Coolsculpting...

 

How Miami Heat players keep fit in off-season

Q. Congratulations on the Miami Heat winning the NBA Championship again this year. What do you and the players do in the off season to get ready for next year? Each player has an exit physical where we determine if they have recovered from any...

 

Beat the heat

Summer is hot, and while this isn't revelatory in any way it is important to note that heat causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard. Older adults are particularly at risk when it comes to heat-related injuries and illness due to...

 
USDA photos used in fight over puppy mills

USDA photos used in fight over puppy mills

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is bolstering its campaign against puppy mills by showing photos of sick puppies and harsh kennel conditions taken by the federal agency that licenses commercial breeders. The ASPCA has put...

 

Serena exit sends Wimbledon into twilight zone

LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon entered the twilight zone on Monday as Serena Williams became the latest high-profile champion to fade into oblivion at a tournament where reputations and star status are counting for nothing. Just when it seemed that this...

 

Eurozone unemployment hits a record 12.1 percent in May

WASHINGTON -- Unemployment in the eurozone reached a record high of 12.1 percent in May as the 17-nation region continued to struggle against its longest-ever recession, officials said Monday. There were 19.2 million jobless people in the region, up...

 

Business boost expected after high-court rulings

On the day the Supreme Court handed two major victories to the gay rights movement, Rossmoor Pastries in Signal Hill, Calif., put the finishing touches on a wedding cake celebrating gay marriage. The cake — creamy white topped with two...

 

Tribune to acquire 19 television stations in $2.73 billion deal

CHICAGO -- Tribune Co. said Monday that it reached a deal to buy Local TV Holdings LLC's 19 TV stations for $2.73 billion in cash, significantly boosting its television business as it looks to sell its newspaper operations. Tribune currently owns 23...

 

Vatican bank director, deputy resign amid scandal

ROME -- The director of the embattled Vatican bank and his deputy resigned Monday following the latest developments in a broadening finance scandal that has already landed one Vatican monsignor into prison and added urgency to Pope Francis' reform...

 
Oxford native cycling across country to raise money, awareness of autism

Oxford native cycling across country to raise money, awareness of autism

slideshow By the time Jerre Brimer pulled his 8-year-old touring bicycle into the parking lot of a hotel in The Dalles, Ore., Monday around noon, the temperature had risen to 105. He’d ridden 80 miles that day. The 62-year-old Oxford native has...

 

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