News archive from 4 March 2014, page 4

State lawmaker wants a tax free holiday for gun purchases

State lawmaker wants a tax free holiday for gun purchases

slideshow slideshow Gun sales haven’t slowed down in Alabama, but one representative says the state can be doing more to get people to pick up a rifle or pistol. A bill sponsored by state Rep. Becky Nordgren, R-Gadsden, would create a tax-free holiday...


George Smith: Of bedbugs and 'Hush Little Baby'

Good night, sleep tight, Don’t let the bedbugs bite. * * * IN THE TENDER years of listening to my grandmother, Ludie Banks Cobb, sing as she rocked me into the innocent sleep of childhood, I’m not sure what I heard first: “Hush little baby, don’t say...

Former Yankee closer Mariano Rivera honored by Jackie Robinson Foundation 

Former Yankee closer Mariano Rivera honored by Jackie Robinson Foundation 

After retiring as the all-times saves leader last year, along with five World Series rings and a Hall of Fame-worthy resume, it is hard to imagine that Mariano Rivera ever felt pressure on the mound during his 19 big league seasons. But the former...

Daily News, 20:33 in Sport

Oregon House delays bill on pot dispensary bans

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregonians began applying Monday for state permits to open medical marijuana dispensaries, even as the Legislature once again delayed voting on a bill that would grant local governments the power to forbid such shops. For a second time,...


Change makes voucher expansion plan even bigger

PHOENIX -- The sponsor of a bill that would vastly expand the state's school voucher program introduced an amendment Monday that would make it even bigger by allowing students from most Arizona schools to enroll. Opponents say the program takes...


Detroit to file $85 million swaps deal with banks

DETROIT -- The city of Detroit says it has reached yet another deal to settle a pension debt with UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch for $85 million and will file it within a few days in federal bankruptcy court. Judge Steven Rhodes vetoed earlier...


Cold, rain forecast as folks prep for Fat Tuesday

NEW ORLEANS -- The day before Fat Tuesday is almost as lively as Mardi Gras, with bands playing on the riverfront, the French Quarter alive with revelers and the make-believe-monarchs of Mardi Gras putting in a time-honored ceremonial appearance. And,...


Video: Fans swarm Russell Wilson in Arizona during his appearance with the Rangers

Take a quick look at Russell Wilson's day with the Texas Rangers on Monday. Mobile and tablet users, click here to enjoy the video.

Dallas News, 20:37 in Sport

Florida House proposes overhauling gambling regulations, but no new casinos

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House weighed into the gambling debate on Monday and proposed a bill that won't authorize new casinos but would overhaul the state's gambling laws, putting all regulation of race tracks, slot machines and poker rooms under a...


Recap: San Francisco vs. San Diego

Scottsdale, AZ ( - Tommy Medica hit a two-run homer and Alexi Amarista had a solo blast during a six-run sixth inning that catapulted the San Diego Padres to a 7-2 win Monday over the San Francisco Giants in spring training. Yeison...


Recap: Arizona vs. LA Angels

Scottsdale, AZ ( - Andrew Romine singled home the eventual winning run in the ninth inning as the LA Angels of Anaheim took a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training action on Monday. John Hester and J.B. Shuck...


Correia goes 3 hitless innings, Twins top Toronto

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Kevin Correia threw three hitless innings and a split squad of Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 Monday. Correia, who was 9-13 last year, permitted just one walk. Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ struggled, walking four...


Mavericks need to find way to fend off rest of 'Flawed Four' in quest for playoffs

As potholes go, the one the Dallas Mavericks are experiencing at the moment is testing their shock absorbers. They will find out quickly whether it’s rough enough to break an axle — or their resolve. They have lost two in a row for the eighth time...

Dallas News, 20:48 in Sport

LeBron may go back to Cleveland _ for Ilgauskas

MIAMI -- LeBron James is considering a return to Cleveland. Well, for one night, anyway. James has been asked to attend Saturday night's Cavaliers jersey retirement ceremony for his former teammate and longtime friend Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who now works...


Waiters expected to return for Cavaliers against Spurs

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers enter March chasing their first playoff berth in four years. Now they're going to get a little extra help just in time. Dion Waiters expects to play Tuesday when the Cavs host the San Antonio Spurs. There...


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