News archive from 9 September 2013

Catawba Indians eye NC for casino project

KINGS MOUNTAIN For years, the Catawba Indian Nation has been wrestling with South Carolina officials over its bid to build a gambling casino that could generate millions in revenue and create thousands of jobs. Now the South Carolina-based tribe is...

 
Gunman gets ready to take aim at Dearborn cops - until a local hero foils the plot

Gunman gets ready to take aim at Dearborn cops - until a local hero foils the plot

Doug Berry and his 20-year-old son, Patrick Berry, awaited the 6:45 p.m. Saturday train on the platform at the Dearborn Amtrak station, behind the police station. The rumble of trains fascinates and soothes Patrick, who has severe autism, and the...

 
Rise of the new rental: Developers build thousands of units amid demand for leasing in South Florida

Rise of the new rental: Developers build thousands of units amid demand for leasing in South Florida

When Mirine Dye went hunting for a place for her and her two daughters, they settled on a three-bedroom unit in a new high-rise in Miami’s trendy Edgewater neighborhood with all the trimmings of a fancy condominium: a fitness center, a...

 

Google in Fight Over Content That Appears in Search Results

By DAVID JOLLY / The New York Times PARIS -- Max Mosley, the former president of the International Automobile Federation, might be forgiven for wanting Google to filter certain search results. Mr. Mosley was the victim of a spectacular 2008 sting by...

 
Crimson Tide football pioneer Dock Rone opened door for black athletes at UA

Crimson Tide football pioneer Dock Rone opened door for black athletes at UA

Dock Rone wasn't trying to be a pioneer then and isn't acting like one now.He simply dared to become the first black to play football at the University of Alabama. “I never would have dreamed in 1967 that here it is in 2013, we're still talking about...

 
Toxic paradox: America still has one of the world's biggest chemical weapons stockpiles. Why?

Toxic paradox: America still has one of the world's biggest chemical weapons stockpiles. Why?

slideshow MONTGOMERY — This time next week, the United States could be at war with Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons. But for Mike Abrams and his colleagues, the battle against nerve gas is already over. Two years ago this month, workers...

 
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Obama administration releases horrifying footage of nerve gas attacks in Syria 

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Obama administration releases horrifying footage of nerve gas attacks in Syria 

PARIS — The Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that a military intervention against the Syrian government is necessary, Secretary of State John Kerry said...

 

Independent films coming to WSCC (With movie trailer)

HANCEVILLE - The Details "Fall and Winter," will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Burrow Center Recital Hall free of charge. A Q&A with director Matt Anderson will follow. A screening Thursday of "Fall and Winter," a film...

 

Plymouth Township toddler drowns in backyard swimming pool

A Plymouth Township toddler died after apparently accidentally falling in a backyard swimming pool this morning, fire officials said. Emergency crews responded to the 10000 block of Creekwood Circle, near Woodleigh Way, at about 11 a.m., and when they...

 

New Duck River Dam plan to be unveiled in coming days

Engineers have spent the past several months reworking construction plans for the Duck River Dam, and their recommendations should be unveiled in late September. The city, via the utilities board, is creating a 640-acre lake with a...

 

Allentown mayor Pawlowski will run for Pa. governor

By James O'Toole / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced Sunday that he will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett next year. Mr. Pawlowski, 48, who is unopposed for re-election to his third...

 
DHL Express raises its stake in Latin America

DHL Express raises its stake in Latin America

Seeing new opportunities in Latin American trade, DHL Express is raising its stake in the region. The company, whose Americas headquarters is in Plantation, invested tens of millions of dollars in its Latin American operations in recent months,...

 
Ohatchee residents turn out to clean up their lake

Ohatchee residents turn out to clean up their lake

slideshow OHATCHEE — Neely Henry Lake got a dedicated and coordinated cleaning Saturday morning. More than 100 volunteers, mostly wearing bright yellow T-shirts and orange mesh vests, took to boats or foot to pick up trash along Alabama 77 and in the...

 

Just Saying: Workers should question Sessions' motives

Somewhere lost, possibly for a long time, in the recent debates over just what to do about Syria is an immigration reform bill.It was a hot topic for months, as the conservative yappers at Fox and on talk radio labeled it “amnesty” for this country's...

 
How Ford got Gilly in gear: Potential rival has made Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tougher, say experts

How Ford got Gilly in gear: Potential rival has made Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tougher, say experts

Harold Ford's maybe-I-will, maybe-I-won't stance on jumping into the Senate race has been a boon for one person - his likely opponent, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, experts say. Consider the dynamic: two months ago, Gillibrand was the little-known Senate...

 

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