News archive from 6 July 2012

Alabama's drought grows wider and deeper

Alabama's drought grows wider and deeper

View full sizeEastern and southeastern parts of Alabama suffering the most in 2012. (Special/National Weather Service)BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The abnormally dry conditions parching Alabama now cover more than 90 percent of the state, with many...

 

Horse killed for its meat found near Okeechobee Road

While a horse rescue group was looking into an animal abuse claim, they ran across the remains of a horse, possibly butchered for human consumption. The remains were that of a 4-year old thoroughbred race horse, dropped off in several bags in the area...

 

Fire erupts at Pa. arena, site of 100-point game

HERSHEY, Pa. -- A fire has broken out at the historic central Pennsylvania arena where Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points. Officials say the fire started Thursday afternoon at the west end of the 75-year-old Hersheypark Arena in Derry Township. The...

 

No criminal charges in Mass. Yale grad death

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — A New York man will not face criminal charges in the crash that killed his girlfriend, a recent Yale University graduate who died days after urging her peers to "make something happen to this world" in her final column...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 

Va. gym to allow gay parents to join after lawsuit

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Roanoke fitness club has changed its membership policies after a gay man sued, claiming it sold him a family membership, then revoked it after realizing that his family consisted of two fathers and a son.Carilion Clinic, the...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 

US scrutiny prods UN agency to tighten flow of aid

GENEVA -- The U.N. intellectual property agency has vowed to improve cooperation with U.N. sanctions officials in the face of scrutiny over computer equipment provided to Iran and North Korea. The U.S. State Department says it is reviewing World...

 

Publix testing online deli ordering

Publix Super Markets next month will start testing a system allowing customers to order from the deli online and on mobile phones. Dwaine Stevens, a spokesman for Publix's Orlando district, said he did not know when or if the system will expand to the...

 

US scrutiny prods UN agency to tighten flow of aid

GENEVA The U.N. intellectual property agency has vowed to improve cooperation with U.N. sanctions officials in the face of scrutiny over computer equipment provided to Iran and North Korea. The U.S. State Department says it is reviewing World...

 

Tower International's stock drops 14% before rebounding

Auto supplier Tower International fell 14 percent in heavy trading Thursday before rebounding, with the Livonia-based company declining to comment on the market movement.At the close of trading, the company's stock fell 6.1 percent, or 67 cents, to...

 

Ford's C-MAX Hybrid to take on Toyota's Prius

Ford Motor Co. and its new C-MAX Hybrid are looking to go head-to-head with Toyota's Prius, and the Dearborn automaker says it will soon one-up Toyota's Prius v.Ford said Thursday its C-MAX Hybrid is projected to achieve a fuel-efficiency of 47 city...

 

Ford's C-MAX Hybrid to take on Toyota's Prius

Ford Motor Co. and its new C-MAX Hybrid are looking to go head-to-head with Toyota's Prius, and the Dearborn automaker says it will soon one-up Toyota's Prius v.Ford said Thursday its C-MAX Hybrid is projected to achieve a fuel-efficiency of 47 city...

 

Hundreds flock to Ala. field to visit woman who has 'visions' of Virgin Mary

STERRETT, Ala. - A religious group is concluding a holiday-week event that drew thousands of people to a central Alabama pasture to be near a woman who claims to have visions of the Virgin Mary. Believers from across the nation gathered this week at a...

 

Katie Holmes speaks out on Tom Cruise divorce: 'I'm all right'

In the midst of a jaunt to Whole Foods for a bit of Fourth of July fare, Katie Holmes paused long enough to tell one New York Daily News reporter she's faring just fine since filing for divorce from husband Tom Cruise on Friday (June 29). "I'm...

 
Boatright Cos. hiring for jobs in Clanton, Montevallo

Boatright Cos. hiring for jobs in Clanton, Montevallo

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Boatright Cos., which is investing $55 million in a new railroad crosstie plant in Chilton County, is hiring workers for that plant and an existing one in Montevallo. The company will hold a job fair on Tuesday at the Clanton...

 

Portugal midfielder Veloso joins Dynamo Kyiv

Portugal midfielder Miguel Veloso has left Italy's Genoa to join Ukraine's Dynamo Kyiv on a four-year deal. The 26-year-old Veloso played all five matches for Portugal at the recent Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine. He has played 29 times...

 

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