News archive from 7 November 2013

Sebelius on the hot seat again over health care website

Sebelius on the hot seat again over health care website

WASHINGTON -- After a longtime family friend repeated his call for her resignation during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warned of “very low” numbers when enrollment figures...

 
5 thoughts from Champions League games

5 thoughts from Champions League games

In the fourth round of matches in the Champions League group stage, title holder Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona became the first teams to qualify for the knockout phase. Here are 5 thoughts to chew on from this week's...

 
Efforts underway to reopen McClellan lake

Efforts underway to reopen McClellan lake

slideshow Benjamin Simmons just wanted a nice place to fish. Through recent efforts by several local business leaders to restore a lake at McClellan, Simmons and other area residents could soon have fishing and other outdoor activities at the former...

 

State officials warn of salmonella risks with small turtles

State officials are encouraging people not to buy small turtles as pets as they investigate five cases of salmonella linked to the animals in Michigan. The illnesses occurred in the last 18 months and are connected to multistate outbreaks of human...

 

Area Veterans Day events to begin Saturday

Veterans Day is Monday, and several local events celebrating the federal holiday will take place over the weekend. Starting Saturday, sporting events, special ceremonies and parades commemorating the holiday in honor of those who’ve served in the...

 
Anniston woman indicted in heatstroke death of her infant

Anniston woman indicted in heatstroke death of her infant

slideshow slideshow A Calhoun County grand jury indicted an Anniston mother on a manslaughter charge in the death of her infant son, who died after being left in a car this summer, according to court records released today. Katherine Elizabeth Papke,...

 

New Miami-themed cruise ship to be Super Bowl floating hotel

NEW YORK -- Beer and football don't usually come to mind when you think about the launch of a cruise ship. But when Norwegian Cruise Lines' brand-new ship Norwegian Getaway — ultimately bound for Miami — arrives in New York this...

 

Pro-pot forces are out to legalize in 13 more states by 2017

WASHINGTON -- Buoyed by their success at the polls Tuesday, marijuana backers say they'll now try to get the drug fully legalized in 13 more states by 2017. They'd join Colorado and Washington state, which voted last year to allow pot sales for...

 

Watchdog wanted for public funds to aid Jackson Health System

Now comes the hard part. One day after Miami-Dade voters approved $830 million in public funds for upgrades and new equipment and facilities for Jackson Health System, local elected officials and leaders of the county's public hospital network vowed...

 

U.S., Iran hope to reach deal by Friday on nuclear program

GENEVA On the eve of crucial negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear program, U.S. and Iranian diplomats expressed hope Wednesday that they'll be able reach an initial understanding leading to a comprehensive accord by Friday. The deal would...

 

Conference USA preview

CONFERENCE USA Favorite SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI : Went 27-10 last season but missed NCAA tournament. Lots of new players, but quality backcourt in Jerrold Brooks and Neil Watson. Contenders LOUISIANA TECH: C-USA newcomer was 27-7 last season in Western...

 

Most of Twitter's principals get rich off IPO

Twitter's public stock offering will raise as much as $2 billion and value the company at $17 billion if the shares are priced $25 — the high end of the company's current target. Most of the founders and early leaders will benefit, and one...

 
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, Torii Hunter win Silver Slugger awards

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, Torii Hunter win Silver Slugger awards

The Detroit Tigers took home some hardware on Wednesday night. Miguel Cabrera and Torii Hunter were named the American League's Silver Slugger at third base and outfield, respectively, as voted on by MLB coaches and managers. It is Cabrera's second...

 

Autopsy of chef Charlie Trotter inconclusive

CHICAGO -- An autopsy on acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter found no signs of foul play or trauma Wednesday, but officials will conduct further tests to determine the exact cause of death. In a news release, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said...

 

Two injured after truck slams into building, car

Two men were injured Wednesday afternoon when a truck collided with their vehicle head-on before slamming into a building during a wreck at Alabama 69 South and U.S. 278. West. The two men in a black Acura sedan suffered minor injuries. A Cullman...

 

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