News archive from 11 May 2016

Jefferson County bail reforms aimed at keeping poor out of jail

Jefferson County has made a few changes to its bail bond system that should prevent poor defendants from having to stay weeks or even months in jail while waiting for the help of an attorney to get their bond reduced. Officials with the American Civil...

 

Jefferson County bail reforms aimed at keeping poor out of jail

Jefferson County has made a few changes to its bail bond system that should prevent poor defendants from having to stay weeks or even months in jail while waiting for the help of an attorney to get their bond reduced. Officials with the American Civil...

 

Woman diverted nearly $150,000 from Birmingham non-profit for personal use, police say

Authorities are asking for the public's help finding a woman accused stealing more than $100,000 from a Birmingham non-profit. Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards identified the suspect as 40-year-old Tamika Lanese Bailey. She also goes by...

 

Woman diverted nearly $150,000 from Birmingham non-profit for personal use, police say

Authorities are asking for the public's help finding a woman accused stealing more than $100,000 from a Birmingham non-profit. Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards identified the suspect as 40-year-old Tamika Lanese Bailey. She also goes by...

 
Treasury calls for new regulations for online lenders

Treasury calls for new regulations for online lenders

NEW YORK — The Treasury Department called for additional oversight and some increased regulations for the online lending industry on Tuesday, the first time a government agency has weighed in on this quickly growing, but largely unrelated, part of the...

 
Uber's Plouffe: checks are larger for startups

Uber's Plouffe: checks are larger for startups

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK— Is it harder to raise money in politics or for a tech startup? Few people are in a better position to answer the question than David Plouffe. He famously ran Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and was a senior advisor in the...

 

Amnesty: Babies dying in Nigerian military detention

LAGOS, Nigeria –  Amnesty International says babies and children are among scores of people dying in military detention at a notorious Nigerian barracks where soldiers illegally hold suspected Islamic extremists. The London-based human rights group...

 

El Salvador reiterates opposition to gang dialogue

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador –  A spokesman for El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren says he has no plans to fire his interior secretary following the release of an audio recording of the then legislator meeting with gang leaders. The recording...

 
Warriors' Steph Curry on first-ever unanimous MVP: I can't describe it

Warriors' Steph Curry on first-ever unanimous MVP: I can't describe it

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was reflective, appreciative and humble when accepting his second-consecutive MVP award on Tuesday afternoon. “I looked at the list of everybody who's won an MVP award … legends,” Curry said. “To be the...

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Nationals ponder differing 'wants and needs' of Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

Nationals ponder differing 'wants and needs' of Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg’s seven-year, $175 million contract extension provoked an unavoidable question at Nationals Park. How would this deal impact Bryce Harper’s future with the Washington Nationals? “Each case is different,” general manager...

Usa Today, 19:39 in Sport
 

Lane Cake joins list of Alabama symbols that includes official amphibian, crustacean

Alabama's long list of state emblems and symbols grew today when Gov. Robert Bentley signed the bill designating the Lane Cake as the official state cake. The Legislature had passed the three-page bill by Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton, on April 28....

 

Lane Cake joins list of Alabama symbols that includes official amphibian, crustacean

Alabama's long list of state emblems and symbols grew today when Gov. Robert Bentley signed the bill designating the Lane Cake as the official state cake. The Legislature had passed the three-page bill by Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton, on April 28....

 
Walmart sues Visa over chip transactions with debit cards

Walmart sues Visa over chip transactions with debit cards

Walmart is suing Visa for allowing customers to verify chip-enabled debit card transactions with a signature instead of a PIN. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court says that Visa requires Walmart to accept signature-based transactions...

 
Fla. bald eaglet, knocked from nest, still missing

Fla. bald eaglet, knocked from nest, still missing

"Schleep. Schleep." A bald eaglet calls from a tall pine tree in North Fort Myers as an eastern breeze tugs at beard-like Spanish moss draped over the limbs. From a distance the bird looks like a giant, black gargoyle, or a tiny superhero...

 
Danish player at hockey worlds taken to hospital

Danish player at hockey worlds taken to hospital

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Denmark defenseman Jesper Jensen was taken to the hospital with a concussion Tuesday after being knocked unconscious during a game at the hockey world championship. Jensen was checked into the boards by Switzerland captain...

 

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