News archive from 16 October 2013

Army captain gets Medal of Honor for Afghanistan battle

Army captain gets Medal of Honor for Afghanistan battle

WASHINGTON -- A former Army captain was awarded the nation's highest military honor Tuesday for his bravery, caught on video, during one of the deadliest battles in Afghanistan at a somber, sometimes emotional, White House ceremony. President Barack...

 

Default or not, U.S. already has endangered its credit rating

WASHINGTON -- Credit ratings agencies may not wait for a default to downgrade U.S. government creditworthiness. Standard & Poor's downgraded U.S. government bonds to AA from AAA amid the August 2011 debt-ceiling debacle. The other two major...

 

Michigan won't pay Xerox due to food stamp glitch

LANSING - Michigan will withhold money from Xerox Corp. because a technical problem crashed the state's debit card-style food stamps program over the weekend. State Department of Human Services spokesman Dave Akerly said Tuesday that Michigan is...

 
Army captain gets Medal of Honor for Afghanistan battle

Army captain gets Medal of Honor for Afghanistan battle

WASHINGTON A former Army captain was awarded the nation's highest military honor Tuesday for his bravery, caught on video, during one of the deadliest battles in Afghanistan at a somber, sometimes emotional, White House ceremony. President Barack...

 

Muslims across metro Detroit celebrate Eid al-Adha with prayers, sacrifice

Hundreds of Muslims gathered today in mosques across metro Detroit to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the holiday that remembers the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son to show his obedience to God. At the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights,...

 

Default or not, U.S. already has endangered its credit rating

WASHINGTON Credit ratings agencies may not wait for a default to downgrade U.S. government creditworthiness. Standard & Poor's downgraded U.S. government bonds to AA from AAA amid the August 2011 debt-ceiling debacle. The other two major ratings...

 

House Republicans will probe botched launch of Obamacare

WASHINGTON Republicans in the House of Representatives are making plans to investigate the disastrous Oct. 1 launch of the federal health insurance marketplace established under Obamacare. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked Health and...

 

Sen. Hagan, Republicans release fundraising totals

RALEIGH, N.C. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan raised $1.8 million during the past three months, her campaign announced Tuesday as the Democratic incumbent continued to squirrel away money for an expected fierce re-election fight against a Republican challenger...

 
Miami Hurricanes brace for noise in Chapel Hill

Miami Hurricanes brace for noise in Chapel Hill

The Hurricanes have been practicing with plenty of crowd noise blasting this week at Greentree Field to prepare for Thursday night, but it likely won't be as intense as what they face at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. “It's a...

 
Biron, Asham clear waivers, sent to AHL by Rangers

Biron, Asham clear waivers, sent to AHL by Rangers

NEW YORK -- Veteran goalie Martin Biron and rugged forward Arron Asham are being assigned by the New York Rangers to Hartford of the AHL after clearing waivers. The moves were announced on Tuesday, one day after the players were placed on waivers...

 
No. 6 LSU gaining steam again, focused on Ole Miss

No. 6 LSU gaining steam again, focused on Ole Miss

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU coach Les Miles always says he wants his team playing its best at "the back end" of the season, and hopes his Tigers are on that track. For the second straight season, LSU put its back to the wall with a Southeastern...

 
‘Worst’ landlord in Bronx James Caban had an early scandal as a cop 

‘Worst’ landlord in Bronx James Caban had an early scandal as a cop 

Before he became one of the worst landlords in the Bronx, James Caban was a disgraced NYPD sergeant who was fired from the force for threatening to beat up a cabbie. But now, Caban is a wanted man for his failure to make basic repairs to a West Farms...

 
Man dressed as dancing bear at NLCS game wants to be Dodgers’ mascot 

Man dressed as dancing bear at NLCS game wants to be Dodgers’ mascot 

Do the Dodgers need a mascot? Does a bear you-know-what in the woods? Mark Monninger wants to see a mascot in “the entertainment capital of the world,” he wants to be the man in the suit, and Monday night’s dancing bear routine was his guerrilla...

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Stepinac football coach Mike O'Donnell takes blame for loss to Chaminade after team is flagged for spiking...

Victory was right in front of Stepinac Saturday. The Crusaders football team hosted defending CHSFL ‘AAA’ champion Chaminade in a battle of two of the league’s top teams, and Stepinac had a chance to win late in the fourth quarter after erasing a...

Daily News, 19:11 in Sport
 

UNC to wear all-black uniforms against Miami Hurricanes

For those who appreciate the threads football players wear, North Carolina will don all-black uniforms against Miami in a game billed in Chapel Hill as “Zero Dark Thursday.” Will the Canes be in all white for the 7:45 p.m....

 

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