News archive from 11 May 2013

Rand Paul visits Iowa, triggers talk of 2016 White House bid

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Sen. Rand Paul brought his national ambitions to Iowa on Friday, urging the party to broaden its appeal as he campaigned like it was already 2016. The centerpiece of his visit was a speech before the Republican Lincoln Day...

 

NBC cancels news magazine 'Rock Center'

NBC has pulled the plug on "Rock Center," the prime-time news magazine hosted by "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, after just two seasons, the network said late Friday. The cancellation of "Rock Center" is a blow to...

 

'Biggest Loser' divorce: Cheating is alleged

News that "The Biggest Loser" contestants Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson are in the process of getting a divorce only two months from the due date of their first child has many fans asking one big question: Why? If a People source close to...

 

U.S. report quantifies risk of listeria in deli foods

(Reuters) - Some simple safety techniques for food handling and preparation could help delicatessens and other food stores cut the risk of customers developing the potentially deadly foodborne illness of listeriosis, according to a U.S. government...

 

Miami's newest real estate buyers could ‘parler francais'

It's no secret that Brazilians, Venezuelans and Canadians are checking out residential property in Miami. But it may come as a surprise that France was the No. 2 country of origin for visitors to Miamire.com, the Miami Association of Realtors website...

 
‘Burn Notice series to end a Miami run that rivals Vice's

‘Burn Notice series to end a Miami run that rivals Vice's

Burn Notice, the most successful television series to film in Miami since Miami Vice, will call it quits this season after seven years of sunny spy capers on basic cable. Still one of the most popular series on cable, Burn Notice placed sullen ex-spy...

 

Fire focused on Union as Rogers saga drags on

As the Robbie Rogers saga continued to unfold in Los Angeles, the team he might - or might not - play for was too busy to give it more than a passing glance this week. The Fire instead have focused on Saturday's match against the Philadelphia Union at...

 
Carlo Colaiacovo happy to finally crack Red Wings' playoff lineup

Carlo Colaiacovo happy to finally crack Red Wings' playoff lineup

Much of Carlo Colaiacovo's excitement over joining the Red Wings in the first place was their two-decade history of playing at this time of year. Colaiacovo was a spectator when the Wings began their first-round series against the Ducks, but finally...

 

Blind girl pole vaulter 1 of best in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- To see the world as 15-year-old Charlotte Brown does, imagine looking through a tiny straw. Strip away all color and depth perception from the pinhole view and use a right eye that can't distinguish shape from shadow. Now run about 80...

 
Southern Ridge residents kick off growing season

Southern Ridge residents kick off growing season

slideshow Last summer, Rosie Wright ate from a garden for the first time. A resident at Southern Ridge Estates, an apartment complex for senior citizens managed by Anniston Housing Authority, Wright and her neighbors had the chance to pick fresh...

 
Oxford students walk for a cure

Oxford students walk for a cure

slideshow OXFORD — Everyone knows someone. For 9-year-old Jeremiah Bethel it’s his aunt. She died of cancer, so Bethel made a sign in her honor, and along with his classmates at Oxford Elementary, took part in the school’s Relay for Life Walk on...

 
Search rerouted for man missing from Talladega

Search rerouted for man missing from Talladega

slideshow Ever since Nicholas Bower was a child he’s loved to laugh and have fun, his older sister Bridget Chambers said. Chambers described her 28-year-old brother as “very close to his family and very close to his friends.” Bower is a respected...

 

Girl, 3, found wandering on Pontiac street

A 3-year-old girl found wandering early Friday morning on a Pontiac street led sheriff's deputies to a filthy, garbage-strewn house shared by 15 people, authorities said. Child protective workers removed the girl and her siblings from the home on the...

 

Developments in Guatemala trial of Rios Montt

GUATEMALA CITY In 1999: Guatemalan non-governmental organization Association for Justice and Reconciliation files a complaint against army officials, including former Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, saying they're responsible for killings of thousands of Ixil...

 

Ex-dictator convicted of genocide in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemalan court has convicted former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, sentencing him to 80 years in prison. The 86-year-old former general is the first former Latin American leader ever...

 

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