News archive from 6 December 2012

Seahawks' Browner expected to begin suspension

Cornerback Brandon Browner will miss the final four regular-season games to serve a suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Browner is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals as he begins serving...

 

Long-exiled South Yemen leader Beidh defends his calls for secession

BEIRUT -- Ali Salem al Beidh was one of the chief architects of the agreement that united the northern Yemen Arab Republic with the southern People's Democratic Republic of Yemen to create the country that exists today. When the deal was announced in...

 
Governor, Legislature must expand Medicaid to low-income Alabamians (opinion from Nicholas Carlisle)

Governor, Legislature must expand Medicaid to low-income Alabamians (opinion from Nicholas Carlisle)

By Nicholas Carlisle As 2012 draws to a close, we reflect on the year's progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In years past, we have celebrated medical advances, but this year the innovation that could turn the tide of HIV in the United States...

 

Fla. court rules no tax on 'goodwill' auto repairs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida appellate court says the state cannot charge a use tax on "goodwill" repairs automakers sometimes pay for after regular warranties expire. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal on Wednesday...

 

Fla. workplace fatalities near record low in '11

Workplace fatalities in Florida remained near a record low in 2011, with construction once again accounting for the highest number of deaths, according to a government report released this week. Fatal work injuries statewide totaled 227, up two from...

 

N.C. school board sidesteps virtual charters

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina's school board is delaying rules that would make it much more difficult to open a taxpayer-funded charter school offering online-only classes. The State Board of Education on Wednesday postponed a decision until next month...

 
MegaBus offering free rides in January and February

MegaBus offering free rides in January and February

You can take a free ride on a Megabus to and from select U.S. and Canadian cities starting Jan. 9 as part of a promotion the low-cost bus service announced today. To book one of the 200,000 free tickets, go to www.megabus.com, and use the promo code...

 
Ben Roethlisberger poised to return to Pittsburgh Steelers lineup after ‘positive’ training session 

Ben Roethlisberger poised to return to Pittsburgh Steelers lineup after ‘positive’ training session 

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice on Wednesday and appears on track to return this weekend against San Diego. Roethlisberger hasn’t played since spraining his right shoulder and dislocating a rib in a...

Daily News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Still ‘scummy,' Ke$ha gets respect with her new CD

LOS ANGELES Becoming one of pop's top-selling acts over the past two years hasn't changed Ke$ha much – the girl who got famous by celebrating the trashy life is still reveling in it. On her new album, she sings fondly of warm Budweiser and...

 

Siblings get back to acoustic, bluegrass-tinged roots in shows

As solo artists, siblings David and Jessica Lea Mayfield are two very different performers on stage. He's a comedic acoustic-roots music revelation known for jokey facial expressions, shaking his behind and sometimes hopping up on the bar. She's more...

 

Dollar rises as US services expand

NEW YORK -- The dollar rose against most major currencies Wednesday following a report that the U.S. service sector grew at a slightly faster pace in November. The Institute for Supply Management said its index measuring service businesses rose to...

 

Long-exiled South Yemen leader Beidh defends his calls for secession

BEIRUT Ali Salem al Beidh was one of the chief architects of the agreement that united the northern Yemen Arab Republic with the southern People's Democratic Republic of Yemen to create the country that exists today. When the deal was announced in...

 

News Summary: Soybeans rise on export demand hopes

BEANS GAIN: Soybean prices rose on expectations that U.S. exports could strengthen after unfavorable weather affected planting of crops in Argentina and Brazil. CLIFF HANGERS: Investors are cautious about trading commodities as Congress wrangles over...

 

5 things to know in Florida for Dec. 6

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUSTICES HEARING APPEAL IN COUPLE'S MURDER The Florida Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from a karate instructor convicted of murdering a wealthy...

 
Cubs manager Dale Sveum OK after being accidentally shot in ear by Robin Yount while hunting quail 

Cubs manager Dale Sveum OK after being accidentally shot in ear by Robin Yount while hunting quail 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says he’s OK after former teammate Robin Yount accidentally shot him in the right ear and back with pellets during a recent quail hunt in Arizona. Sveum brushed off the bloody mishap Tuesday at the...

Daily News, 17:09 in Sport
 

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