News archive from 3 September 2015

Nikki Haley says she'd consider joining GOP ticket

Nikki Haley says she'd consider joining GOP ticket

WASHINGTON – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday she would consider joining the Republican ticket next year if the party’s nominee asks her to run for vice president. Haley, in a high-profile appearance at the National Press Club in...

 
Grilling shrimp or veggies? Baskets make it better

Grilling shrimp or veggies? Baskets make it better

Grilling delicate foods can be as tricky as baking a souffle. Just ask anyone who has watched helplessly as shrimp fall through the cooking grates and onto the coals. The solution is a grill basket. This practical accessory takes the danger out of...

 
Dwight Howard detained at airport over gun

Dwight Howard detained at airport over gun

Former Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard has a personal collection of more than 50 guns - shotguns, bazookas, handguns and semiautomatics. But the Houston Rockets center apparently tried to take a pistol on an airplane last Friday and was detained at...

 
Jobs report could sway Fed decision on rates

Jobs report could sway Fed decision on rates

It could take a blockbuster payroll report Friday to nudge the Federal Reserve into raising interest rates this month, but after recent market turmoil, some economists say the Fed won't move even if the job gains are eye-popping. "September is...

 
Exclusive: Heroic toys of 'Force Awakens'

Exclusive: Heroic toys of 'Force Awakens'

With a new Star Wars trilogy comes a new Star Wars trinity of heroes — plus a whole ton of toys. Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia were the action figures of past generations. But as Star Wars: The Force Awakens readies to hit theaters Dec....

 
Top 10 movies to watch on Labor Day (instead of laboring)

Top 10 movies to watch on Labor Day (instead of laboring)

FullscreenNorma Rae (Sally Field), a minimum-wage cotton mill worker and irrepressible wife and mother stands up to the system in an attempt to unionize her shop. Twentieth Century FoxFullscreen“I’m not even supposed to be here today!” was the...

 
Thousands of farmers stopped growing tobacco after deregulation payouts

Thousands of farmers stopped growing tobacco after deregulation payouts

The number of tobacco farmers has dropped, and the remaining growers are dealing with the recent loss of a decade-long cash infusion ordered by the U.S. government — but those who remain are better positioned to grapple with foreign competition than...

 

Citizens, officers honored for bravery at Orlando Police awards

Aungria Hooks had just gotten to a local supermarket in late July when she saw teenagers running across the parking lot with a purse. Another woman, Carol Kapelke, chased one of the suspects in her motorized wheelchair - which can reach a speed of 6.4...

 
White House isn't done counting Iran votes yet

White House isn't done counting Iran votes yet

WASHINGTON — The White House won't stop its aggressive lobbying effort for the Iran nuclear deal, even after securing what appears to be a critical mass of members of Congress who will vote to sustain it. There are now 34 senators in favor of the...

 

Mr. President, stewardship includes development of Alaska's resources

Below is a letter written by Alaska industry and labor leaders to President Obama on the occasion of his visit this week: Dear Mr. President, >On behalf of our organizations and the tens of thousands of jobs we represent, we welcome you and...

 
'Force' awakens with new 'Star Wars' stuff

'Force' awakens with new 'Star Wars' stuff

Steve Sansweet and others discuss "Star Wars" toys over the years. The first real disturbance in the Force? When Star Wars arrived in movie theaters in 1977 and there were no action figures on shelves. Oh, how things have changed since...

 
Lesbian couple, like Ky. clerk, stand up for beliefs

Lesbian couple, like Ky. clerk, stand up for beliefs

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis is still refusing to issue marriage licenses. Here's what could happen if she continues to deny couples' licenses. Video provided by Newsy MOREHEAD, Ky. — As April Miller drove to work Wednesday, still too stunned to grasp the...

 
Clerk considers marriage fight ‘Heaven or Hell decision’

Clerk considers marriage fight ‘Heaven or Hell decision’

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis squares off with David Moore and his partner David Ermold over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a federal court order to do so. MOREHEAD, Ky. — Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a...

 
Former assistant stole millions from Gilbert Arenas

Former assistant stole millions from Gilbert Arenas

A federal jury in Orlando on Wednesday found a personal assistant to former Magic guard Gilbert Arenas guilty of stealing more than $2 million from Arenas while he was playing in the NBA. U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III announced that John A. White,...

 
Marlins expected to fire Dan Jennings as manager

Marlins expected to fire Dan Jennings as manager

The Miami Marlins, who made the wacky decision in April to have their general manager become their manager, now are expected to tell Dan Jennings Thursday that he will be let go either effective immediately, or at the end of the year. The question is...

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