News archive from 7 June 2013

MLB draft 2013: Update on Max Fried and Lucas Giolito

A year ago, high school teammates Max Fried and Lucas Giolito from Studio City Harvard-Westlake had plenty to celebrate on the opening day of the MLB amateur draft. Fried, a left-handed pitcher, went No. 7 to the San Diego Padres. Giolito, a...

 

Pentagon: Israel approved document that revealed details of missile base

WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials deny that they inadvertently revealed secret details about a proposed Israeli missile base when they put the $25 million project up for bid. Department of Defense officials said Israeli officials had reviewed in advance...

 

As diversity needs shift, Broward schools consider new advisory group

Charged with promoting “equity, diversity, and cultural outreach” in the nation's sixth-largest school system, Broward's Diversity Committee has for years been a strong watchdog for fairness — at times blasting...

 

World Bank says poor nations to boost spending on nutrition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's poorest nations are set to nearly triple spending on nutrition programs for mothers and children over the next two years to help cope with volatile food prices, the World Bank said on Thursday. The Washington-based...

 

WALLACE STATE SOFTBALL: Four Lions named NFCA All-Americans

HANCEVILLE - Wallace State's national championship softball team had four players selected as 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NJCAA Division I All-Americans, as announced Wednesday by the organization. Lion pitchers BreeAnna Blevins...

 

Wells Fargo picks Charlotte to plant agriculture hub

Charlotte is gaining another Wells Fargo hub – and those in the East Coast who lend to the agriculture industry are getting more competition. The San Francisco-based bank, which has its East Coast headquarters in Charlotte, said Thursday...

 

Former Runnin' Rebel Savoy arrested in drug sting

LAS VEGAS -- Former UNLV basketball standout Patrick Savoy has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking cocaine after an undercover operation in Las Vegas. Police say the 40-year-old was arrested without incident during a traffic stop Wednesday. He...

 
Waukegan man ordered to pay $760K in restitution to housing scheme victims

Waukegan man ordered to pay $760K in restitution to housing scheme victims

Richard Osty solicited hundreds of thousands of dollars from investors who thought they would profit by building houses in low-income Chicago neighborhoods. But authorities say the money entrusted to Osty was spent instead on things like groceries,...

 
Veterans Memorial Parkway delayed again

Veterans Memorial Parkway delayed again

slideshow The Alabama Department of Transportation must complete construction documents for the final phase of the project — paving the new road’s northernmost stretch — before the work can be let out for bid. Tony Harris, ALDOT spokesman, said...

 
MSU's Mark Dantonio will take 'broad-based look' at his QB situation

MSU's Mark Dantonio will take 'broad-based look' at his QB situation

Detroit -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio emphasized this week that Andrew Maxwell will enter fall camp as the Spartans' No. 1 quarterback, but added he would take a “broad-based look” at all four of his signal-callers. "It's important to...

 
Bears with us: Big mammals spotted in Anniston, Ohatchee

Bears with us: Big mammals spotted in Anniston, Ohatchee

slideshow OHATCHEE — Lee Terry said he was skeptical when he got a call Saturday night about two black bears hanging around near Alabama 144. The Ohatchee police officer said he expected dogs when he came upon what he described as a 300-pound bear on...

 
Police arrest man on felony marijuana possession charges

Police arrest man on felony marijuana possession charges

slideshow Anniston police on Tuesday arrested a 23-year-old man on a felony charge of marijuana possession. Anniston police Sgt. Chris Sparks said officers pulled over Corda Lebron Phillips, of Anniston, for a traffic violation on the corner of...

 
Akerson: GM may buy back more shares

Akerson: GM may buy back more shares

General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said Thursday it's possible the company may buy back more shares of stock or could offer a dividend as a way to increase shareholder value as GM continues to work toward investment-grade status. Akerson,...

 
GM offers free maintenance on 2014 models

GM offers free maintenance on 2014 models

General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson announced Thursday that buyers of new 2014 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles in the U.S. will receive free routine maintenance for two years or 24,000 miles. The Detroit automaker's new program covers...

 

Construction to halt at Wayne County jail, cost estimates cited

A 60-day suspension of construction on the $300-million Wayne County jail project will begin as early as Friday, county officials said Thursday. Wayne County Chief of Staff June Lee, told county commissioners Thursday that county officials are not...

 

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