News archive from 12 February 2014

TSA PreCheck open for South Floridians to enroll

Residents of South Florida who want to enroll in TSA PreCheck — a program that allows them to use expedited security lines at the airport — can do so now. A Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman said enrollment...

 

Norfolk Southern executive: Growth next for rail yard at Charlotte Douglas

Now that trains are rolling to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport's new Norfolk Southern rail freight yard, executives with the railroad said Tuesday their next priority is growing the facility. “We think it just represents...

 

Wait'll next year for Nevada law on felons voting

LAS VEGAS -- Elected officials and advocates alike said Tuesday that it'll be next year before Nevada state lawmakers can try again to enact a law to restore voting rights to ex-felons. Nevada State Sen. Joe Hardy, R-Boulder City, backed a measure...

 

Former Eagles President Banner out as Browns CEO

In January 2013, executives from the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns flew to Arizona to interview Chip Kelly. The Browns' brain trust included former Eagles President Joe Banner as CEO. The Eagles' brass all had close connections to...

 

Boozer will miss game against Hawks

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer will miss Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks with a left calf strain. Boozer was hurt before the Bulls' game Thursday night at Golden State and also sat out Chicago's game Sunday in Los...

 
Speedskater Shani Davis is heavy favorite in 1,000

Speedskater Shani Davis is heavy favorite in 1,000

SOCHI, Russia -- History awaits Shani Davis in the 1,000 meters, and the American speedskater relishes the opportunity to burnish his Olympic legacy with a record third straight victory. Davis could become the first male speedskater to win the same...

 
Olympic Alpine history beckons skier Hoefl-Riesch

Olympic Alpine history beckons skier Hoefl-Riesch

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Olympic Alpine history beckons several contenders for the women's downhill on Wednesday, none more than Maria Hoefl-Riesch. The 29-year-old German can match all-time greats Janica Kostelic of Croatia and Kjetil Andre Aamodt...

 

San Diego port officials OK America's Cup bid

SAN DIEGO -- Port commissioners have voted unanimously to submit a bid to host the next America's Cup on San Diego Bay in August 2017. The commissioners, two of whom are sailors, spoke enthusiastically Tuesday about the prospect of hosting sailing's...

 

Cuba poll reflects changing political landscape in Florida

A new poll indicating the majority of Floridians favor a change in U.S. policy toward Cuba comes as the issue of isolation of Cuba versus engagement is being hotly debated in the Cuban-American community. For decades after the Cuban revolution, Cuba...

 
Colbert, Collins on guest list for state dinner

Colbert, Collins on guest list for state dinner

WASHINGTON -- It's not too often that comedian Stephen Colbert, the Rev. Al Sharpton and former NBA player Jason Collins find themselves in the same room. And in tuxedos, no less. The three celebrities are among hundreds of people invited to a lavish...

 

Abraham Foxman stepping down as ADL director

NEW YORK -- The longtime national director of the Anti-Defamation League is stepping down after almost a half century working for the Jewish nonprofit. The New York-based organization announced Monday that 73-year-old Abraham Foxman will leave in July...

 
US government OKs KSM interview, with conditions

US government OKs KSM interview, with conditions

NEW YORK -- The U.S. government will let lawyers for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law interview alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Guantánamo Bay under conditions that may prevent it from happening, attorneys preparing for a...

 

Florida man Michael Dunn thought he saw a gun when he shot, killed teen over loud music 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Florida man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy after an argument over loud music testified Tuesday that he thought he saw the barrel of a gun from a neighboring vehicle pointed at him and that he feared for his...

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On thin ice at year's end, the Wild are surging

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild were reeling as last year ended. Star Zach Parise was on injured reserve. Coach Mike Yeo's job was in jeopardy. Then the problems really piled up. Starting goalie Josh Harding was out of action again with an...

 

Sock, Baghdatis move to 2nd round at Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- American Jack Sock and Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus moved into the second round of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships Tuesday at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Sock, who reached the quarterfinals of last year's tournament,...

 

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