News archive from 13 October 2012

2 killed, 7 hospitalized in I-10 crash

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed and seven were hospitalized by a wrong-way collision on Interstate 10 in northeast Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 47-year-old Emile McPherson Whitney was driving west in...

 

At a Glance: Oil falls below $92 per barrel

NEW YORK -- The price of oil dropped Friday after a new report predicted a slower pace of growth in demand for oil, overshadowing concerns about unrest in the Middle East. On the New York Mercantile Exchange: - Benchmark oil fell 21 cents to end at...

 
Creepy high school teacher Raemon Matthews intimidated 17 year-old student into posing for nude pics in classroom ‘cage’ 

Creepy high school teacher Raemon Matthews intimidated 17 year-old student into posing for nude pics in...

A creepy high school teacher intimidated a 17-year-old girl into posing for nude photos in a “cage” that served as a classroom storage area, investigators found. Raemon Matthews, 57, who taught social studies at Samuel Gompers High School in the...

 

Justice Department to allow Indians to possess eagle feathers

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is going to allow members of federally recognized Indian tribes to possess eagle feathers, although that's a federal crime. This is a significant religious and cultural issue for many tribes, who were consulted in...

 

Secretary Hillary Clinton: US must stick by Arab world's democracies

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, addressing criticism of the Obama administration's handling of a deadly attack on U.S. consulate in Libya, on Friday defended the need for American diplomats and aid workers in the Arab world's...

 

Eric Clapton's Richter sells for $34.2 million

LONDON -- A Gerhard Richter painting owned by Eric Clapton has sold for 21.3 million pounds ($34.2 million), handily beating pre-sale estimates and setting a new auction record for the German abstract artist. Sotheby's auction house says Richter's...

 
Obama to appear on 'The Daily Show' on Thursday

Obama to appear on 'The Daily Show' on Thursday

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama will appear on "The Daily Show" on Thursday. Comedy Central announced the booking Friday. It will be Obama's sixth guest visit to Jon Stewart's program, and his second since taking office as president. He...

 

NASA in nasal spray deal to combat motion sickness

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA has signed an agreement with a California-based startup to develop and market a nasal spray for motion sickness, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. NASA will work with privately owned Epiomed Therapeutics of...

 

Dearborn police: No ticket for Lions' Suh after car accident

Wed, Oct 10Former Detroit Lion All-Pro Alex Karras has died at age 77 Tue, Oct 9Ex-Detroit Red Wings public address announcer Budd Lynch has died at age 95, the team confirms. Wed, Oct 3Godbee expected to offer resignation today, says police source...

 
Hospital in Syrian city barely copes with wounded

Hospital in Syrian city barely copes with wounded

ALEPPO, Syria -- The injured arrive at the hospital in taxis or in the back of pickup trucks, to the blare of car horns and shouts of "Help!" Sometimes, they are battle-hardened rebels with gaping wounds. Sometimes, they are children,...

 

Trump movie mecca not coming to Homestead after all

Homestead won't be home to Trump City Studios after all. Donald Trump had attached his name to a proposed movie production center on 800-acres abutting the Homestead Air Reserve Base. But Miami-Dade County officials have determined that most of the...

 
Two-car head-on collision causes both lanes to shutdown on Old Madison Pike bridge

Two-car head-on collision causes both lanes to shutdown on Old Madison Pike bridge

Wreck on Old Madison Pike between Slaughter Road and Bridgestreet. (Eric Schultz | eschultz@al.com)HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Huntsville police along with Huntsville Fire, HEMSI, and the Madison County Rescue Squad responded to a two-car head-on collision...

 

Cancer controversy in Fla. congressional race

MIAMI -- Two high profile cancer survivors, the chair of the Democratic National Committee and her Republican challenger, are fighting over politicizing their disease on the campaign trail in a U.S. Congressional race. Karen Harrington is accusing...

 

Tigers' ALCS times announced for Games 1 and 2

Major League Baseball announced the start times for the first two games of the American League Championship Series, featuring the Detroit Tigers, though their opponent and location still are unknown.The Tigers will face the winner of today's Game 5 in...

 
Dollar General: Summer + Lawn & Garden 70 to 90% off clearance

Dollar General: Summer + Lawn & Garden 70 to 90% off clearance

Christie Dedman/al.comCheck your Dollar General for 70 to 90 percent off summer gear and lawn and garden items. Prices, discounts and availability will vary. One thing to be on the look out for is weed blocker. Regular price is $5. They also had...

 

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