News archive from 9 September 2013, page 12

Top 25 college football polls: Texas Longhorns fall out; A&M rises

NEW YORK — Texas and Southern California have dropped out of The Associated Press college football poll after ugly losses and Miami jumped in at No. 15 after its biggest victory in a while. Alabama is still No. 1 after an off week, heading into a...

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Detroit teen dies while swimming in Upper Peninsula

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MICH. - Police say a 19-year-old Detroit man has died after having difficulty swimming in Lake Superior off Michigan's Upper Peninsula. State police say Kenny Rubbet was swimming about 3 p.m. Sunday with three other young people...

 

Former UA law school dean develops online classes

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Ken Randall retired in June after 20 years as dean of the University of Alabama's law school, he said he planned to work in the private sector. But he did not join a law firm. Instead, he went to work for a company that is...

 

Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

I want more proof from president on chemical weapons President Obama is considering military action against a predominantly Muslim country because there is “no doubt” about their weapons of mass destruction, yet he still...

 
Michigan delegation divided on U.S.-led response to Syrian situation

Michigan delegation divided on U.S.-led response to Syrian situation

WASHINGTON - A week of hearings, briefings and testimony about a U.S.-led response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria hasn't settled deep divisions among Michigan's members of Congress, who remain split over what that response should look like...

 
Victoria Beckham’s bike stolen while in New York City for Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham’s bike stolen while in New York City for Fashion Week

While Victoria Beckham is in New York to showcase her Spring Summer 2014 collection at Fashion Week, one thing is missing. Her bike! The 39-year-old fashionista's bicycle was reportedly stolen Thursday with the thief leaving one wheel attached to a...

 

Thai Airways skids off runway; 14 passengers hurt

BANGKOK A Thai Airways plane carrying more than 280 people skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok's main airport, injuring 14 passengers, the airline said Monday. It was the second mishap in less than two weeks for Thailand's national...

 
Schools learn to roll out red carpet for parents

Schools learn to roll out red carpet for parents

ATLANTA -- A line of Ritz-Carlton employees stretched down the hotel hallway, and applause erupted as a group of public school educators walked by. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. uses the "wall of applause" to show appreciation — a...

 

Lenox Twp. tells Macomb County it wants no more landfills

No more landfills in Lenox Township. That's the strong message from township officials, who passed a resolution last week asking that Macomb County officials not consider amending the county's solid waste management plan to allow another landfill in...

 
Patrick Stewart marries Sunny Ozell in ceremony officiated by 'X-Men' co-star Ian McKellen

Patrick Stewart marries Sunny Ozell in ceremony officiated by 'X-Men' co-star Ian McKellen

Make it so. “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star Patrick Stewart married his longtime girlfriend Sunny Ozell Saturday, announcing, “Yes. I’m married.” to his Twitter followers. Facebook via Ian McKellen Ian McKellen performed the ceremony.

 
Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

AMMAN, Jordan Syrian rebels led by al-Qaida-linked fighters seized control of a predominantly Christian village northeast of Damascus, sweeping into the mountainside sanctuary in heavy fighting overnight and forcing hundreds of residents to flee,...

 

Crab catches dwindle in Indian River Lagoon area

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Catches of blue crabs and stone crabs appear to be dwindling in the same central Florida lagoon area where manatees, dolphins and other wildlife have died in large numbers. While crab harvests in the Indian River Lagoon region can...

 
Events to mark anniversary of West Bloomfield police officer Patrick O'Rourke's shooting death

Events to mark anniversary of West Bloomfield police officer Patrick O'Rourke's shooting death

Children — including Patrick O'Rourke's own kids — will send 55 Chinese lanterns floating into the sky tonight to mark the year since the shooting death of the West Bloomfield Township police officer. But O'Rourke's widow, Amy, said the spirit of...

 
Jennifer Lopez teams up with Taylor Swift for musical collaboration: report

Jennifer Lopez teams up with Taylor Swift for musical collaboration: report

It's the ultimate collaboration between a pop diva and a country music princess. Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift are said to be linking up in the studio to record a song together for the "On the Floor" singer's new album, reportedly slated...

 
Tokyo 2020 Games shot in the arm for aging nation

Tokyo 2020 Games shot in the arm for aging nation

TOKYO A half-century after the 1964 Tokyo games heralded Japan's reemergence from destruction and defeat in World War II, the city's triumphant bid to host the 2020 games is giving this aging nation a chance to revive both its sagging spirits and its...

 

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