News archive from 7 December 2013

BP notches win in bid to block settlement payments

NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge has temporarily suspended BP oil spill settlement payments to businesses while he reconsiders the company's arguments against compensating those that cannot trace losses directly to the nation's worst offshore oil...

 
Peddle and pedals: Businesses courting cyclists along Atlantic Ave. 

Peddle and pedals: Businesses courting cyclists along Atlantic Ave. 

Businesses are aiming to reel in bigger bucks from the bicyclists who gravitate to traffic-clogged Atlantic Ave., but not everyone is feeling the love. More than 60 shop owners along the west end of the busy roadway have joined the Bike Friendly...

 
Railroad authority issues 'emergency order' and changes for Metro-North 

Railroad authority issues 'emergency order' and changes for Metro-North 

The federal government on Friday issued an "emergency order" for the Metro-North Railroad to immediately curb speeding by train engineers. The Federal Railroad Administration directed the beleaguered agency to modify its signal system at key...

 

Yankees sign utility man Johnson to one-year deal

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - On the same day the New York Yankees lost out on the Robinson Cano sweepstakes, the Bronx Bombers inked utility man Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal. Last season as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays, Johnson hit .235...

 

Senate will reconsider Watt nomination to lead FHFA

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will seek again next week to confirm U.S. Rep. Mel Watt of Charlotte to lead the federal agency that oversees government-chartered mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, an aide said. A vote is set for...

 

As Cano departs Yanks, Kuroda agrees to stay

NEW YORK -- As Robinson Cano left the New York Yankees, Hiroki Kuroda agreed to stay. Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Friday the pitcher is returning for a third season in the Bronx. Kuroda's return fills one of three holes in...

 

Friday's Sports Transactions

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Assigned INF Mike McDade and OF Blake Tekotte outright to Charlotte (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Feldman on a three-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with...

 

Game thread: Detroit Red Wings hit the road to play New Jersey Devils

The Detroit Red Wings will try to shake off their third-period collapse Wednesday when they take on the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center in Newark (7 p.m., FSD). The Wings lost 6-3 to the Philadelphia Flyers despite taking a 3-2 lead...

 
Struggling Damien Brunner a healthy scratch for Devils vs. Detroit Red Wings tonight

Struggling Damien Brunner a healthy scratch for Devils vs. Detroit Red Wings tonight

NEWARK, N.J. - Just how badly things are going for Damien Brunner will be evident tonight, as he'll be out of the New Jersey Devils' lineup against his former team. The Detroit Red Wings play the Devils at Prudential Center (7 p.m., FSD). Brunner will...

 

Preston Hollow, Highland Park homes designed to showcase art, African relics

Some home tours offer a peek at beautiful interiors. Others are all about the cutting-edge architecture. Still others show impressive collections. The New Friends New Life tour, which had been scheduled for Sunday but was canceled late Friday, looked...

 

Editor's Note: Santa enters 25th season at NorthPark

Like many kids, when I was little, I believed in Santa Claus. And when Christmas came around when I was in elementary school, my parents always took me to sit on the lap of the one at NorthPark Center. I remember that, when I was 5 or so, I knew there...

 

ACC football championship appears secure in Charlotte

When Charlotte hosted its first two ACC football Championship games in 2010 and 2011, the city enjoyed full stadiums and a vibrant scene uptown for fans. But the 2012 game – and this year's contest between top-ranked Florida State and...

 
Anniston stormwater problems garners possible state fine

Anniston stormwater problems garners possible state fine

slideshow Anniston faces a possible $13,250 state fine for insufficient stormwater management, but efforts are underway to fix the problems, city officials say. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management proposed the fine Friday, saying the...

 

Portion of McClellan road expected to close Monday

Starting Monday, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close a stretch of Summerrall Gate Road at McClellan to perform routine maintenance. Along with the city of Anniston, the department is working to replace a pipe on the road between Belair...

 
Former Oxford drug rehab residents concerned over push to close facility

Former Oxford drug rehab residents concerned over push to close facility

slideshow Terri Baker once worked as an assistant for a Talladega County judge, but her addiction to prescription pain medication led to her 2007 arrest. She found herself back in her old courtroom facing charges of forging prescriptions. Baker spent...

 

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