News archive from 18 September 2013

Dennis Rodman bursts into flames in bizarre pistachio commercial with Kim Jong Un lookalike

Dennis Rodman bursts into flames in bizarre pistachio commercial with Kim Jong Un lookalike

Endorsement-savvy Michael Jordan used to give teammate Dennis Rodman pointers on the court — but it looks like he needs tips on choosing commercials. Rodman, former rebounding champ for the Chicago Bulls, recently appeared in a bizarre advertisement...

 

Alex Rodriguez in lineup against Toronto

TORONTO -- Alex Rodriguez returned to the New York Yankees lineup Tuesday after leaving Sunday's game with a sore right calf. Rodriguez, who was due to bat second and be the DH, tested his calf with some pregame drills before taking part in batting...

 
Local companies help their employees become U.S. citizens

Local companies help their employees become U.S. citizens

For some employees of Baptist Health South Florida, the path to U.S. Citizenship started Tuesday. The non-profit health organization partnered up with the National Immigration Forum to provide free on-site assistance to employees eligible to become...

 

A state dinner is unlikely this year for Obama

WASHINGTON -- At least the invitations weren't in the mail. For the first time since Barack Obama took office, a year of his presidency is likely to end without him toasting an ally at a glitzy White House state dinner. One had been scheduled for Oct....

 

Video shows part of fight in Facebook killing

MIAMI -- A home surveillance video shows a South Florida man accused of killing his wife and then posting a bloody picture of her body on Facebook walk away from a confrontation and then return a few moments later to fire a gun. The weapon can't be...

 

New $1.2 million fund hopes to help start-up firms blossom

Early-stage startups in the Charlotte area now have a new potential source for funding: Innovation Fund North Carolina, a pilot program planning to award up to $1.2 millions in grants and loans to high-tech startups around the state over the next...

 

AEP unit to retire entire SE Indiana plant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Indiana Michigan Power says it will retire its entire Tanners Creek generating plant in Lawrenceburg by mid-2015 after agreeing earlier this year to stop burning coal there. The American Electric Power subsidiary said Tuesday it's...

 

Pam Stewart named state education commissioner

TALLAHASSEE -- In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the state Board of Education named interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart to lead the department on a permanent basis. It was a rare moment of harmony in an otherwise acrimonious meeting. Earlier,...

 
FBI a ‘secret domestic intelligence agency,' ACLU says

FBI a ‘secret domestic intelligence agency,' ACLU says

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the National Security Agency spying scandal, the American Civil Liberties Union shifted attention Tuesday to the FBI with a report that described the bureau as “a secret domestic intelligence...

 

Michelle Kaufman: Jose Fernandez has earned the right to be exuberant

An open letter to Miami Marlins rookie pitching sensation Jose Fernandez: No cambies! Don't change! Don't tone down. Not even a little. Ignore the purists and the critics. Keep being your exuberant self. Keep leading cheers from the dugout. Keep...

 
Kimbrel, Simmons stumble, Braves lose to Nats 6-5

Kimbrel, Simmons stumble, Braves lose to Nats 6-5

WASHINGTON -- No clinch Tuesday for the Atlanta Braves. Needing a doubleheader sweep against the Washington Nationals to finish off the National League East title, the Braves wasted a two-run, ninth-inning lead in an opening 6-5 loss. Shortstop...

 
GM Daniels expects Washington back next season

GM Daniels expects Washington back next season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says it's his full expectation that manager Ron Washington will return next season. The Rangers started play Tuesday mired in a seven-game losing streak and have seen their AL West...

 

Meyer says there's no place for coaches to vent

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ... BUCKEYES BUZZ: The college football world was still buzzing on Tuesday about Nebraska coach Bo Pelini. It's been a bad week for Pelini and the Cornhuskers. First, they blew a 21-3...

 
No. 5 Stanford gearing up to defend Pac-12 title

No. 5 Stanford gearing up to defend Pac-12 title

STANFORD, Calif. -- Since Stanford won the Pac-12 Conference and the Rose Bowl last season, momentum has been building toward a few pivotal points on the schedule. One of those is now. After victories over San Jose State and Army, the competition is...

 

MSU's Steele decides to end injury-filled career

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Jalen Steele's injury-riddled career at Mississippi State is over. The school announced Tuesday that Steele has "decided not to play his senior season and will instead focus on graduating in the spring." The 6-foot-3...

 

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