News archive from 6 March 2015

Funny or not? Baby bottles look like beer bottles

Funny or not? Baby bottles look like beer bottles

Soon your baby will be able to throw back a beer bottle with the best of them, or at least a new baby bottle will make it look that way. Online retailer, Perpetual Kid, will begin selling the 'Chill, Baby Lil' Lager Baby Bottle,' for $11.99 in April....

 
Report: Harrison Ford involved in plane crash

Report: Harrison Ford involved in plane crash

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A single-engine aircraft has crashed on a golf course and a several media outlets were reporting that actor Harrison Ford was behind the controls. Ford was reportedly taken to a hospital, KNX-AM, NBC and TMZ.com were reporting....

 
Governor's proposal would nix exemption for city-owned utilities

Governor's proposal would nix exemption for city-owned utilities

Among Gov. Robert Bentley’s proposals for new tax revenue is a suggestion that could increase utility bills for more than 1 million Alabamians. The governor’s plan, presented last week as part of a package to address a $700-million-plus budget...

 
Giants' Hunter Pence has broken arm, out up to 2 months

Giants' Hunter Pence has broken arm, out up to 2 months

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The San Francisco Giants will be without outfielder Hunter Pence for the next two months after he suffered a broken left forearm Thursday. Pence was hit by a pitch from Corey Black of the Chicago Cubs in the sixth inning of...

Usa Today, 19:40 in Sport
 
Cavaliers have become real team since last facing Hawks

Cavaliers have become real team since last facing Hawks

USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt provides his perspective on the latest with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks established their persona in December as the team that carpools to wins without a superstar driving. The...

Usa Today, 19:40 in Sport
 
Purdue banishment conjures other frats behaving badly

Purdue banishment conjures other frats behaving badly

INDIANAPOLIS — Earlier this week Purdue University officials announced the two year banishment of Sigma Nu for hazing, drug use and underage drinking, making it the second Boilermaker fraternity to get the boot for bad behavior this year. USA TODAY...

 
Dev Patel is steeped in enthusiasm

Dev Patel is steeped in enthusiasm

USA TODAY's Donna Freydkin sat down for tea and macaroons with Dev Patel of 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' but learned he really prefers fish and chips. Shot by Robert Deutsch for USA TODAY. NEW YORK — Dev Patel needs a nap. He's been...

 
Proposed bill would allow brewpubs to bottle beer

Proposed bill would allow brewpubs to bottle beer

It happens all the time, says Cheaha Brewing Company’s owner and brewer, Rodney Snider. People from out of town come in for dinner. They try some of Snider’s craft beer — he’s got 10 different kinds on tap right now — and want to take some home....

 

Bills on electric chair moves to Alabama House

MONTGOMERY — In a brief meeting with little debate, a committee in the Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday voted in favor of a bill to bring back the electric chair as a form of execution. The bill, which would require use of the electric...

 
Alabama Legislature Committee OKs bill to let judges refuse to wed couples

Alabama Legislature Committee OKs bill to let judges refuse to wed couples

A committee in the Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would allow judges and ministers to refuse to marry people if performing the marriage violates their religious beliefs. The House Judiciary Committee approved House...

 
McDonald's not alone nixing antibiotics

McDonald's not alone nixing antibiotics

While McDonald's new antibiotics policy is expected to be a strong catalyst toward change in how chicken is produced and sold, the world has not waited idly for McDonald's to act. On Wednesday, McDonald's shook the fast-food world when it announced...

 
School's donkey basketball fundraiser draws PETA ire

School's donkey basketball fundraiser draws PETA ire

DETROIT -- The donkeys have names like Elvis Has Left the Building. And when they trot into the gymnasium Thursday night at Redford Union High School, the crowd likely will go wild. A short time later, students and alumni at the school will be paired...

 
Is GM rich enough to battle Apple, Google?

Is GM rich enough to battle Apple, Google?

Just how much cash does a global automaker need to stay competitive? It's the main question in a tug-of-war between General Motors (GM) and four hedge funds that want $8 billion returned to shareholders. The industry's landscape changes daily and...

 

Community activist hosts 'speed dating' for mayor forum

Anchorage community activist Mao Tosi is hosting a mayoral candidate meet-and-greet event Friday, though it’s in an unusual format and stirred a bit of controversy this week when not all the candidates were invited. A flier posted online bills Dan...

 
Latest iteration of Alaska's 'Tundra Rebellion' won't transfer an acre

Latest iteration of Alaska's 'Tundra Rebellion' won't transfer an acre

Elections, normally thought to be straightforward affairs, often turn into rather complicated exercises in civic responsibility. In the general election in Alaska in November 1982, for example, voters went to the polls to choose among four...

 
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