News archive from 5 February 2014

Brooklyn Heights 'Moonstruck' tree hacked to pieces  

Brooklyn Heights 'Moonstruck' tree hacked to pieces  

A beloved century-old Brooklyn Heights tree that made a star-making appearance in the 1987 Academy Award-winning film “Moonstruck” has been chopped down. The city hacked up the arbor at the corner of Cranberry St. and Columbia Heights last Thursday....

 

Missouri AG challenges California egg law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's attorney general has asked a federal court to strike down a California law regulating the living conditions of chickens, setting up a cross-country battle that pits new animal protections against the economic...

 
SEE IT: Video of moment when President Obama meets his estranged half-brother

SEE IT: Video of moment when President Obama meets his estranged half-brother

Never-before-seen video has emerged of President Obama meeting his long-lost half-brother for the first time in nearly 20 years. The 33-second clip, released Tuesday by “Inside Edition,” shows Mark Obama Ndesandjo, who is the President’s younger...

 

Charlie Manuel to join Phillies Wall of Fame

PHILADELPHIA -- Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is being honored on the team's Wall of Fame. The winningest manager in team history will be celebrated on Aug. 9 before Philadelphia plays the Mets. Manuel will become the 36th member of the...

 
Michigan hopes to rebound from 1st conference loss

Michigan hopes to rebound from 1st conference loss

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan coach John Beilein isn't sure how his team will respond after its first Big Ten loss of the season. Michigan's unbeaten run in conference play came to an end Sunday in a 63-52 loss at Indiana. The 10th-ranked Wolverines...

 

GOP Senate hopefuls reject farm bill

North Carolina's two U.S. senators split on Tuesday's nearly $1 trillion farm bill, with Democrat Kay Hagan voting for it and Republican Richard Burr against. Add Hagan's GOP opponents to the “no” column. The bill passed 68-32...

 

Miami historic preservation board to take up Tequesta dig

Miami's historic preservation board will hold a special meeting Feb. 14 to hear a proposal from the owners of a downtown Miami block where archaeologists have discovered a major prehistoric Tequesta Indian site. The owner, MDM Developer Group, has...

 

Make your own butter with some expert advice

Todd Moore is a third-generation dairy farmer who is attempting to change the dairy industry one quart of milk at a time. He is the founder and farmer behind the local brand Lucky Layla Farms, best known for its drinkable yogurt sold throughout Texas....

 

Prince plays London living-room gig

LONDON When Prince came to London a few years ago, he played more than 20 nights at the vast O2 arena. This time, he played a suburban living room to a dozen people. The enigmatic star flew into London on Tuesday at the start of a still-evolving...

 
Critics of payday, title loans rally for limits on interest

Critics of payday, title loans rally for limits on interest

slideshow MONTGOMERY — Four years ago, Montgomery resident Pamela Tarver needed a little extra money to pay rent. By the end of 2010, she’d taken out a total of $3,800 in title loans on her Ford Explorer. Since then, she said, she’s paid about $14,000...

 
Retired Anniston firefighter starting EMT school in Haiti

Retired Anniston firefighter starting EMT school in Haiti

slideshow David Gunter didn’t know when he planned a trip to Haiti that his voyage would change his life’s story. The retired Anniston firefighter had booked his trip months before the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake that rocked the vulnerable, impoverished...

 
Anniston contemplating moratorium on payday lenders

Anniston contemplating moratorium on payday lenders

slideshow Anniston could soon close the city off to new payday lenders, businesses that some poverty advocacy groups say create excessive debt for the poor and stifle economic development. During its work session Monday, the Anniston City Council...

 

College Basketball Gameday 02.05.14

Auburn (10-9, 2-6) at South Carolina (8-13, 1-7) 7 p.m., Colonial Life Arena The Gamecocks have had their struggles in the SEC this season, with only one league win against Texas A&M and coming off a four-point loss Saturday at Mississippi....

 

Florida crime lab analyst arrested on drug charges

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A former Florida crime lab analyst was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing and selling painkillers and other drugs that he was supposed to be testing as evidence in criminal cases, the state law enforcement agency said....

 

East Carolina gives credibility to football recruiting rankings being subjective

GREENVILLE The clock had dipped under four minutes when East Carolina receiver Lance Ray caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from Shane Carden to put the exclamation point on the Pirates' 55-31 victory against North Carolina, their first win at Kenan...

 

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