News archive from 7 September 2012

Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert teaming up for 'The Maids'

Some casting news is too intriguing to ignore. Cate Blanchett will team up with French film star Isabelle Huppert in a staging of Jean Genet's "The Maids" next year at the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia. The company unveiled its 2013...

 

Kenya church attacks are latest sign of tension between Christians, Muslims

MOMBASA, Kenya - On the Sunday morning after their church was attacked, forcing their pastor, his injured wife and their daughter to flee, a handful of the curious and devout shuffled through the ring of police outside, through the smoke-stained...

 
German auto supplier Boysen to build $34 million, 100-job plant in Tuscaloosa County

German auto supplier Boysen to build $34 million, 100-job plant in Tuscaloosa County

News file/Michelle CampbellWorkers at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Vance build an M-Class SUV. They will begin building the C-Class in 2014.BROOKWOOD, Alabama -- Friedrich Boysen GmbH & Co. KG, a German auto supplier, plans to build a $34.2...

 

No students hurt as gunfire wounds man outside Highland Park school

Highland Park - A 29-year-old man was shot and wounded Thursday on the football field at Highland Park Renaissance Academy, causing the school to be locked down for part of the afternoon, authorities said.Detective Paul Thomas of the Highland Park...

 
Kanye West to skip MTV Video Music Awards to be with Kim Kardashian at NYC event? Actually, he was never scheduled to be there, says rep

Kanye West to skip MTV Video Music Awards to be with Kim Kardashian at NYC event? Actually, he was never...

Kanye West won’t be at the MTV Video Music Awards - that much is true. But contrary to a report in London’s Daily Mail, the 35-year-old rapper didn’t drop out at the last minute and was never actually scheduled to attend, his rep confirmed to the...

 
Movie review: ‘Hello I Must Be Going’ 

Movie review: ‘Hello I Must Be Going’ 

There are a lot of ways to emit a disbelieving “Whaaat?!” A lot of performers would turn that line reading into something between snark and over-the-top whine. Melanie Lynskey, in the sneakingly winning indie comedy “Hello I Must Be Going,” gives her...

 

How the major stock indexes fared on Thursday

The Standard & Poor's 500 index soared to its highest level since January 2008, and the Dow Jones industrial average hit its highest mark since December 2007. A concrete plan to support struggling countries in Europe provided the necessary jolt,...

 

News Summary: Commodities up on Europe's bond plan

EUROPE'S PLAN: Many commodity prices increased after the European Central Bank said it will buy unlimited amounts of government bonds from countries struggling to manage their debts. The plan is designed to help ease the region's debt crisis and...

 
Carter: Next president should improve ties to Cuba

Carter: Next president should improve ties to Cuba

WASHINGTON -- Former President Jimmy Carter says anti-Castro leaders in Florida have a major and exaggerated influence on the presidential election in that battleground state. Criticizing U.S. policy, Carter says he thinks most Cuban-Americans want...

 

Romney defends Afghanistan omission

CONCORD, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention speech. He said he didn't plan to watch President Barack Obama's convention address but offered some...

 

Marla Ridenour: Memories come flooding back after Art Modell's death

I will miss dialing Art Modell's home phone number and him answering on the first ring. I will miss not hearing the Ben Dreith story for the umpteenth time. I will miss his references to Chuck Heston and Suzie Pleshette and his other Hollywood friends...

 

Tottenham loans winger Bentley to Rostov

Tottenham loaned winger David Bentley to Rostov of the Russian Premier League on Thursday. Bentley, 28, joined Tottenham in 2008 from Blackburn for a fee of $24 million, but played just 42 matches in the English Premier League for Spurs. He was out on...

 

Mormon Church buys ads in 'Book of Mormon' playbill in L.A.

Taking the high road, or throwing down the gauntlet? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has purchased ads promoting the faith in the playbill for the Los Angeles engagement of "The Book of Mormon," the satirical musical from the...

 
Pros vs. Joe: TNA Impact Wrestling's Samoa Joe earns respect

Pros vs. Joe: TNA Impact Wrestling's Samoa Joe earns respect

Samoa Joe's career in TNA Impact Wrestling has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs. Through it all he has maintained the respect of fans and his fellow grapplers. His perseverance has been rewarded in recent weeks, as the “Samoan...

 
Subway Kids Meal features Disney's Frankenweenie treat bag & glow stick

Subway Kids Meal features Disney's Frankenweenie treat bag & glow stick

Subway Kids Meals feature a Frankenweenie gear -- The Halloween bags - each with a character from Frankenweenie! FREE with every SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDS™ meal! Each bag also includes a glow stick. Go here to see the promo. There are 6 bags...

 

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