News archive from 11 February 2013

Muslim makes Israeli football debut

Muslim makes Israeli football debut

JERUSALEM -- Under heavy security, a Muslim football player whose signing with a Jerusalem club sparked a violent uprising by a hardcore group of racist fans made his much anticipated debut Sunday to a rousing ovation. Hundreds of police deployed...

 
Mariah Carey gets through winter storm Nemo by celebrating Christmas... again

Mariah Carey gets through winter storm Nemo by celebrating Christmas... again

Mariah Carey knows how to ride out a storm. The American Idol judge didn’t let a little snow get her down. She created a festive atmosphere in her New York City home by lighting a fire and playing her own rendition of “O Come All Ye...

 
Indiana bounces back to beat Ohio State

Indiana bounces back to beat Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After slipping up at Illinois earlier in the week, Indiana once again looked like the No. 1-ranked team in the county on Sunday. It came at the expense of Thad Matta and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Junior Victor Oladipo scored a...

 
Clippers beat Knicks in battle of division leaders

Clippers beat Knicks in battle of division leaders

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reserves Jamal Crawford and Eric Bledsoe led a fourth-quarter surge that carried the visiting Los Angeles Clippers to a 102-88 victory over the New York Knicks in a battle of NBA division leaders on Sunday. Crawford and Bledsoe...

 
U.S. rehearses mass-migration scenarios at Guantánamo base

U.S. rehearses mass-migration scenarios at Guantánamo base

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- The boatpeople trying to reach U.S. soil are imaginary and so is the Caribbean nation in crisis. But the Army general who flew in from Texas to take charge is the real deal for hundreds of troops rehearsing to get...

 

Jacksonville woman in single-car crash

A Jacksonville woman was being treated at a local hospital Sunday afternoon after a one-vehicle accident earlier in the day. Jessica Covington, 35, was taken to Regional Medical Center in Anniston after her 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse left the roadway and...

 
Year of the Snake celebrated at Berman Museum

Year of the Snake celebrated at Berman Museum

slideshow Virginia Harmon’s seven-year-old son Jimmy, with a steady hand, painted the shoots on a stalk of bamboo Saturday at the Berman Museum of World History in Anniston. Jimmy was practicing the ancient art of black-ink painting called Sumi-e as...

 
New leader Nick Kaufman brings fresh approach to League pet shelter

New leader Nick Kaufman brings fresh approach to League pet shelter

slideshow When Luke hears Stephanie Whithorne’s voice, he perks up, purrs and runs to the front of his cage for attention. Whithorne, the manager with the League for Animal Welfare, said a year ago, Luke, a two-year-old bobtailed cat, was hardly the...

 

No. 9 Syracuse beats St. John's 77-58

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- James Southerland scored 13 points in his first appearance in seven games, C.J. Fair had 17 points and nine rebounds and No. 9 Syracuse beat St. John's 77-58 on Sunday. It was the 37th straight win in the Carrier Dome for the Orange...

 

No. 20 Delaware women defeat James Madison 71-64

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Elena Delle Donne poured in 20 points to become the Colonial Athletic Association's all-time leading scorer and added 10 rebounds to help No. 20 Delaware hold off James Madison 71-64 Sunday for its 15th straight win. The Blue Hens...

 
2 men firebomb Detroit house, killing 1, hurting 6

2 men firebomb Detroit house, killing 1, hurting 6

Detroit - Detroit police say the home of a family that has several members with special needs was firebombed Sunday morning, killing one person and critically injuring three others.About 6 a.m., two men in a dark-colored vehicle tossed a Molotov...

 

Cubs phenom Baez won't open season in majors

Mesa, Ariz. - Top prospect Javier Baez will get a chance to strut his stuff in spring training for the Chicago Cubs, but will not be given a shot at making the major league team. The 20-year-old shortstop will report to camp as a non-roster invitee...

 

Winners of the 2013 British Academy Film Awards

LONDON -- Winners of the 2013 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday: Film - "Argo" British Film - "Skyfall" Director - Ben Affleck, "Argo" Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln." Actress - Emmanuelle Riva,...

 

Video: Toews on finishing road trip on high note

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on Sunday's game at Nashville.

 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Get engaged

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has several opportunities for the public to get informed and have input as leaders shape the budget and a strategic plan. Here are this week's events. School board • Tuesday, Feb. 12: 6 p.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

 

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