News archive from 4 October 2012

Cancer research, life-changing programs to be highlighted in annual report of UAB cancer center

Cancer research, life-changing programs to be highlighted in annual report of UAB cancer center

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Dr. Ed Partridge will on Monday deliver a progress report on the center.A simple sounding plan to appoint a "navigator" to help guide a cancer patient through life's hurdles - from arranging...

 

Yemen tribesmen blow up pylons; capital in dark

SANAA, Yemen Yemen's electricity company says protesting tribesman have blown up main pylons, cutting off power to the capital, Sanaa, for nearly a full day. Security officials said Wednesday that repair teams have not been able to reach the damaged...

 

Almost 50 companies will meet job seekers Thursday at ASU

Representatives from nearly 50 companies, including Regions Bank, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and Wal-Mart, are expected to meet with job seekers Thursday during a career fair.The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alabama State...

 

US Quakers sell shares over Israel policy concerns

NEW YORK A firm that manages assets for U.S. Quakers has sold its holdings in three companies after investors raised concerns about their dealings with Israel. Friends Fiduciary Corp., a Philadelphia nonprofit, sold its shares in Caterpillar Inc.,...

 
Birmingham's Barber Vintage Festival to be biggest yet (video)

Birmingham's Barber Vintage Festival to be biggest yet (video)

A member of the American Motor Drome Wall of Death team warms up the crowd before motorcycles take to the vertical, cylindrical wall at a recent Barber Vintage Festival. The Wall of Death show will be back at this year's festival. (The Birmingham...

 

Wetumpka man found guilty of production of obscene matter

An Elmore County jury found a Wetumpka man guilty of production of obscene matter Wednesday.Johnny W. McRay, 57, of 139 Cardinal Court, Wetumpka, was found guilty in Elmore County Circuit Clerk. Judge John Bush presided over the case. McRay was...

 
Rasheed Wallace joins NY Knicks, hopes to ‘win it all’ with Mike Woodson, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony 

Rasheed Wallace joins NY Knicks, hopes to ‘win it all’ with Mike Woodson, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo...

James Dolan has no use for Larry Brown, who lasted only one season in the Garden and made off with close to $20 million of Dolan’s money in a settlement. But Rasheed Wallace still has a soft spot in his heart for his former Detroit Pistons coach. “If...

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Burned-out Conn. bell factory resumes production

Burned-out Conn. bell factory resumes production

EAST HAMPTON, Conn. -- The 180-year-old New England company that made the little bell that rings every time an angel gets its wings in the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" has resumed production in time for the holidays, four months...

 

Body kept in public storage unit identified

CLEARWATER -- DNA testing has confirmed the identity of a woman discovered dead in a Clearwater storage unit in January, police said. A Texas lab determined that the body was that of Ann Bunch, 95. At the time the body was discovered, family members...

 

Plane lands safely in Conn. after bird strike

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. -- A Southwest Airlines flight from Tampa, Fla., that suffered a bird strike on its final approach has landed safely in Connecticut. Bradley International Airport spokesman John Wallace says Flight 2102 was about 25 miles south of...

 

FDLE investigating GOP-hired company for fraud

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting a voter fraud investigation into the company the state Republican Party hired to register voters. FDLE confirmed Wednesday that it began investigating Strategic Allied...

 

Cardinals QB Skelton questionable for Thursday

Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton is listed as questionable for Thursday's matchup against the St. Louis Rams as he continues to recover from an ankle injury. Skelton, who was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Arizona's...

 

Police rush to Ashton Kutcher home after call of armed intruder

Los Angeles police rushed to a Hollywood Hills home owned by actor Ashton Kutcher on Wednesday after receiving a report of a possible home invasion by someone with a gun. Authorities responded to the 3000 block of Arrowhead Drive about 11 a.m. after a...

 

Rare meningitis cases up to 26 in 5 states, 4 die

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis has now sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections, health officials said Wednesday. Four people have died. Eighteen of the cases are in Tennessee where a...

 

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