News archive from 6 April 2012

‘Captain America’ sequel to arrive in summer of 2014; Disney releases new photo of hero from ‘The Avengers’ 

‘Captain America’ sequel to arrive in summer of 2014; Disney releases new photo of hero from ‘The Avengers’ 

Captain America will be marching back into theaters on April 4, 2014, for a sequel. Chris Evans will again be behind the cowl. Unlike last year’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which grossed $176.7 million at the box office, the second...

 

Video shows federal officials joking about cost of lavish conference

Officials with the federal agency now under congressional investigation over a lavish conference were captured on camera joking about the expense at the summit's "capstone" event in October 2010. One official joked about how much was spent...

Fox News, 17:01 in Politics
 
Highland Park School Board member denies guilt on federal theft charges

Highland Park School Board member denies guilt on federal theft charges

Detroit- Highland Park School Board member Robert Davis, a key opponent to the city of Detroit's consent decree, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on theft charges.The 16-count indictment accuses Davis of pocketing more than $125,000 from...

 

Police: Gang member threatened officer

Mesa police arrested one gang member Wednesday on suspicion of threatening to kill an officer and continue to seek a second man. A police officer was sent to investigate a report of men throwing rocks at Whitman Park, 1750 N. Grand, on March 25, court...

 

Three Waterford teens arrested in vandalism spree

Waterford Township- Three township teenagers - aged 15, 17 and 19 - are expected to face charges in a rash of vandalism across Waterford, police said Thursday.According to police, shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday, a resident on Clinton River Drive...

 
Auburn and Tuscaloosa soon to receive Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network

Auburn and Tuscaloosa soon to receive Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Auburn and Tuscaloosa soon will receive 4G LTE network access when Verizon Wireless launches its newest high-speed network in the cities in the coming weeks. The network, which boasts average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per...

 
Rising sun, rising hope: Easter Sunrise services symbolize resurrection

Rising sun, rising hope: Easter Sunrise services symbolize resurrection

For Christians throughout the world, Easter is a time of joy, new beginnings and revival. But as a child growing up in Miami's Overtown, Easter meant rising early in the morning to see, as my Momma would describe it, the sun dancing as it rose over...

 

Chavez back in Venezuela after treatment in Cuba

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home Wednesday night after his latest round of radiation therapy treatment in Cuba. Chavez hugged his mother and one of his daughters after stepping off the presidential jet shortly...

 

With peace deadline nearing, Syria sends helicopters against rebels

BEIRUT - The Syrian military stepped up its campaign against anti-government rebels Thursday as a deadline for the government to implement a U.N.-sponsored peace plan approached, while the country's fractured opposition took a step toward unity with...

 
Website ponders future, seeks ideas for Birmingham's Leer Tower

Website ponders future, seeks ideas for Birmingham's Leer Tower

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Magic City Post website takes a look at the rich history of the Leer Tower, a.k.a. the Cabana Hotel, a.k.a the Thomas Jefferson Hotel in downtown Birmingham. The 19-story building has always demanded some degree of...

 

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy says Dwight Howard has asked he be fired

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said Thursday that he knows that superstar center Dwight Howard asked team management to fire him, an allegation that Howard denies. "I know he has," Van Gundy told reporters after the Magic...

 
Alabama House passes bill to salvage PACT settlement

Alabama House passes bill to salvage PACT settlement

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The House of Representatives this afternoon approved legislation aimed at salvaging a lawsuit settlement with participants in the state's troubled Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program. Representatives voted 73-13 for the...

 

UN agency criticizes Brazilian court's rape ruling

SAO PAULO (AP) — A United Nations agency says it is deplorable that Brazil's top appeals court has ruled that sex with a 12-year-old does not necessarily constitute statutory rape.The head of the U.N. refugee agency's office for South America says in...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Young Americans less likely to drive

Washington- The share of people in their teens, 20s and 30s with driver's licenses is dropping. It's a trend seen not only in the United States, but in other wealthy nations as well.Recent studies at the University of Michigan Transportation Research...

 

Coast Guard plans to sink abandoned Japanese ship

Over the Gulf of Alaska- The U.S. Coast Guard says a Canadian fishing vessel will not tow a Japanese ghost ship that it claimed and that the agency will go ahead with plans to sink the stricken boat.Spokesman Paul Webb says a Coast Guard cutter will...

 

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