News archive from 13 May 2014

Obama praises India for holding national election

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is congratulating India on its national election and says that country has set an example for the rest of the world. In a statement, Obama praises India for holding the largest democratic election in history. He's...

 

Volvo to build parts distribution site in Byhalia

BYHALIA, Miss. -- Swedish truck maker Volvo Group says it's building a 1-million-square-foot parts distribution center in Byhalia (bye-HAY-yuh). The facility will support the company's Mack, Volvo and UD truck brands, as well as Volvo Construction...

 

NC governor wants ID before jobless benefits

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's unemployed should have to keep showing photo identification and prove they're looking for work each week if they want to keep receiving jobless benefits, Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday. The governor, speaking at a...

 

In face of local opposition, FPL seeks Cabinet OK for transmission lines

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Cabinet face what may be the most controversial and politically delicate decision of their term Tuesday, when they will decide whether to give Florida Power & Light permission to build two new...

 
Attorney details plundered artwork's journey to OU

Attorney details plundered artwork's journey to OU

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A woman adopted as a child by a French couple after World War II is the rightful heir to a painting by artist Camille Pissarro, stolen from her family by the Nazis, which now resides at the University of Oklahoma, her attorney told an...

 
Dead Miami cop's girlfriend: We struggled for gun, then he shot himself

Dead Miami cop's girlfriend: We struggled for gun, then he shot himself

The murder mystery surrounding a Miami police officer got even more puzzling on Monday when his girlfriend said the cop shot himself during a struggle, and Miami police confirmed they both missed work leading up to the discovery of his body last...

 

Giants release Smith, Bradford, Mertile, Gay

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants have released quarterback Rusty Smith, linebacker Allen Bradford, cornerback Junior Mertile and punter Jordan Gay. The Giants also signed five rookie free agents Monday: defensive tackles Kelcy Quarles of...

 

Former Clemson star Dawkins named to hall

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Brian Dawkins says he's grateful that Clemson helped him become a standout NFL safety, an ESPN analyst and now, a member of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. Dawkins was enshrined in ceremonies Monday with seven others...

 

Charlotte Knights lose to Buffalo Bisons 6-5

The script going into the day was that Monday might be the last chance for Charlotte Knights' fans to see Erik Johnson pitch before he returns to the Major Leagues. But with the second-round pick in 2011 exiting the game after six innings, a new plot...

 
Chicken Thighs with Easy Sweet 'n' Sticky Barbecue Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Easy Sweet 'n' Sticky Barbecue Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Easy Sweet 'n' Sticky Barbecue Sauce Serves: 6 / Preparation time: 10 minutes (plus marinating time) Total time: 1 hour You can substitute skinless chicken thighs, if desired. Brush them with the sauce halfway through grilling and...

 
Hummingbird Bread

Hummingbird Bread

Hummingbird Bread Serves: 12 / Preparation time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Floured baking spray such as Baker's Joy 2 tablespoons trans-fat-free margarine 2 tablespoons (1-ounce) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 2...

 

Labor activist ask clerk to certify Conyers for re-election using roughly 1,200 signatures

Community activist Robert Davis has asked Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett to allow the roughly 1,200 signatures submitted by U.S. Rep. John Conyers' campaign be used to certify the 84-year-old congressman for his latest run for office. Davis, in a...

 

Fla. Gov. approves 1-year pause on school grades

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Sanctions resulting from Florida's school grading system will be put on hold for a year under a bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott signed the bill (SB 1642) overhauling the state's A-to-F grading system on Monday along with...

 

JCSU to close its school of education

Johnson C. Smith University will close its Department of Education after the 2015-2016 academic year because of declining enrollment. The decision was made following a “comprehensive review of all academic and selected non-academic...

 

Miami Dolphins sign 18 undrafted rookies

The Miami Dolphins filled out their roster Monday by signing 18 undrafted rookies. On offense, they added: OL Evan Finkenberg, Arizona St; TE Harold Hoskins, Marshal; OL David Hurd, Arkansas; OL Tyler Larsen, Utah State; OL Davonte Wallace, New Mexico...

 

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