News archive from 17 October 2014

Teachers association formally endorses sales tax referendum

Add the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators to the growing list of organizations endorsing a sales tax-raising referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot that would boost teacher pay. If approved by voters, the local sales tax levy would be increased...

 

Ridenhour, Cardenas square off for District 5 Mecklenburg commission

Matthew Ridenhour spent 11 years as a Marine. It trained him well for the battles Mecklenburg County commissioners encountered during his first term representing District 5. During that two-year term, the board fired the county's longtime county...

 

2 children hurt in petrol bomb attack in Ireland

DUBLIN Police say two girls aged 1 and 11 have suffered serious burns after a petrol bomb was thrown through the living room window of their family home in the southeast Irish city of Waterford. No group claimed responsibility for Thursday night's...

 

Former stripper's sexual assault lawsuit against Jerry Jones has been dismissed

The lawsuit pitting Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones against a former stripper from Oklahoma is no more. A note posted on the Dallas County website Thursday said two scheduled hearings in case - Jana Weckerly's suit accused Jones of sexually...

 
Local help with lowering Medicare drug costs available

Local help with lowering Medicare drug costs available

Area Medicare recipients have 17 chances starting today to change their prescription drug plans to possibly save money. The Area Agency on Aging, part of the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, is hosting 17 days of events to...

 

City and RMC board agree on mediator, set date

The city of Anniston and Regional Medical Center’s board of directors agreed Thursday to mediate their recent legal disputes starting Oct. 28 to avoid a lengthy court battle. City attorney Bruce Downey said both parties decided Thursday to use...

 

Political headlines turn weird: This week's top 3

Political headlines got wacky this week as Florida Governor Rick Scott refused to take the stage during a debate because of a fan and Wendy Davis ran an attack add highlighting opponent Greg Abbott's wheelchair. This week's top political headlines...

 
Arizona Cardinals begin contract negotiations with quarterback Carson Palmer

Arizona Cardinals begin contract negotiations with quarterback Carson Palmer

The Cardinals have opened contract negotiations with quarterback Carson Palmer's agent, David Dunn, and hope to reach agreement before the end of the season. "I won't get into specific points of the negotiations but we've had some dialogue with...

AZCentral, 19:26 in Sport
 
Obama may call on reserves to deal with Ebola in Africa

Obama may call on reserves to deal with Ebola in Africa

Video Keywords Frontier Airlines infectious diseases powerful capital Washington's Dulles airport Newark's liberty Hartsfield Jackson Liberia Sierra Leone USA today Guinea Ohio Seattle's Dallas Atlanta Twitter Chicago Texas New York's United States...

 
Fact check: The uninsured in Kentucky

Fact check: The uninsured in Kentucky

Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes disagreed at their Oct. 13 debate on how many Kentuckians had gained health insurance through the state exchange. McConnell disputed that the state website has insured 521,000 people. Grimes,...

 

Kyle Busch is in championship mode

Is it possible for Kyle Busch to be the written-off, overlooked, flying-under-the-radar driver who could just squeeze into the championship race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup in Homestead, Fla.? Sounds improbable, but it's certainly possible. Busch...

 
Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

CUPERTINO, Calif. Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple...

 

Join SportsDayHS as we discuss tonight's football action starting at 7 p.m.

Join the writers and editors of SportsDayHS as we discuss tonight's Dallas area high school football games as they happen starting at 7 p.m. Offer your comments in the ScribbleLive module below and we will incorporate them when possible. Click here to...

Dallas News, 19:27 in Sport
 

US official says Mideast Quartet to meet next week

UNITED NATIONS A U.S. official says envoys from the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia will meet in Brussels on Oct. 24 to discuss the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The official spoke on...

 
Texas company chosen to oversee Quintard Mall

Texas company chosen to oversee Quintard Mall

An executive with a Texas real estate company on Thursday confirmed that a Calhoun County judge recently approved his firm to oversee Oxford’s Quintard Mall, which went into foreclosure earlier this month. Frederick Meno, president and CEO of asset...

 

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