News archive from 16 October 2012

Birmingham police blotter: I'm not going to hurt anybody, one robber tells his partner in crime

Birmingham police blotter: "I'm not going to hurt anybody," one robber tells his partner in crime

It was a busy weekend for robbery investigators in Birmingham where holdups happened from one side of town to the other. A barber shop was robbed Friday night in Ensley. A roofer from Atlanta was robbed Saturday afternoon while he was about to give an...

 

No. 14 Clemson ready to return to work

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins says the 14th-ranked Tigers won't let recent success over Virginia Tech erode the team's focus after a week off. The Tigers (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) return to work after last week's open...

 
Historic mosque burned in ancient Syrian city

Historic mosque burned in ancient Syrian city

BEIRUT -- A landmark mosque in Aleppo was burned, scarred by bullets and trashed - the latest casualty of Syria's civil war - and President Bashar Assad on Monday ordered immediate repairs to try to stem Muslim outrage at the desecration of the 12th...

 

Contract for new Metrorail cars moves forward

A group of Miami-Dade commissioners agreed on Monday to award a stalled, $313 million contract for new Metrorail cars to an Italian firm. The five-member regional transportation committee unanimously signed off on Mayor Carlos Gimenez's recommendation...

 
Historic mosque burned in ancient Syrian city

Historic mosque burned in ancient Syrian city

BEIRUT A landmark mosque in Aleppo was burned, scarred by bullets and trashed - the latest casualty of Syria's civil war - and President Bashar Assad on Monday ordered immediate repairs to try to stem Muslim outrage at the desecration of the 12th...

 
Joe Girardi lays father, Jerry Girardi, to rest in emotional funeral also attended by Yankee general manager Brian Cashman

Joe Girardi lays father, Jerry Girardi, to rest in emotional funeral also attended by Yankee general...

PEORIA, Ill. - Grief does not take an off day. It doesn't keep to anybody's schedule and sure isn't going to be cured by a few hits, and so there was the manager of the New York Yankees Monday morning, back in his hometown, following the flag-draped...

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'Argo': How improbable is Ben Affleck's transformation?

The best Hollywood careers are unpredictable. No one in, say, the 1970s would have expected a prolific young director named Terrence Malick to disappear for 20 years and then come back with a meditative meisterwerk. Or imagined sitcom star John...

 

Kardashians get kicked to North Miami

After suffering the humiliation of seeing their filming permit rejected by the city of Miami Beach under pressure from would-be neighbors, reality TV stars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian will have to schlep all the way to North Miami for the next three...

 

Americans' heart devices reused safely in India

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. patients' used heart devices can be safely implanted in seriously ill heart disease patients in the developing world, a study out Monday suggests. "These devices did work well. They delivered appropriate shocks...

 
Romney raises $170 million in September, not far behind Obama

Romney raises $170 million in September, not far behind Obama

WASHINGTON- Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney enjoyed a surge of donations in September, raking in $170 million for the month -- a major cash infusion that is helping finance a deluge of advertising by his campaign in the final weeks of...

 

Body of worker located in rubble at MDC garage collapse in Doral

The body of a man, believed to be a missing construction worker, has been found in the rubble of the collapsed building garage at Maim Dade College West Campus, Miami-Dade police announced Monday afternoon. The discovery brings to four the number of...

 

NHL labor talks to resume Tuesday

With the loss of more regular-season games looming and the players missing their first paychecks, the NHL and NHL Players Association will resume labor negotiations Tuesday in Toronto A month into the NHL lockout, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman again...

 

ACC coaches: N.C. State the favorite

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Atlantic Coast Conference coaches have picked North Carolina State as league favorite. Eight of the league's 12 coaches picked the Wolfpack. The coaches also picked N.C. State's C.J. Leslie as preseason player of the year and...

 
Griner focused on senior season with champ Baylor

Griner focused on senior season with champ Baylor

WACO, Texas -- Brittney Griner watched the Olympics and wished she was there. Thanks to the WNBA draft lottery, she might know where she's going. Before Rio in 2016, or even getting started in the pros next summer, there is still the senior season...

 
Birmingham Public Library stirs up Halloween fun at several branch locations

Birmingham Public Library stirs up Halloween fun at several branch locations

(Stock photo)BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Birmingham Public Library is stirring up some Halloween fun throughout the month of October at several area branch locations. Witches, ghouls, monsters and vampires will all be making appearances at the...

 

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