News archive from 19 March 2014

UN: Thousands killed and abused in South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS Politically fueled ethnic violence in South Sudan since mid-December has led to the brutal killing and abuse of thousands of civilians and sparked a government campaign to vilify the United Nations and harass U.N. personnel, the U.N....

 

Senate votes to ban e-cigarette sales to minors

TALLAHASSEE -- It would be illegal to give or sell electronic cigarettes to minors under a bill approved by the Florida Senate. The bill passed unanimously Tuesday with no debate. It adds electronic cigarettes to the law that bans the sale of tobacco...

 
Ukrainian soldier killed in Crimea as Putin’s words send war chill through Kiev

Ukrainian soldier killed in Crimea as Putin’s words send war chill through Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine -- Apparent Russian snipers drew first blood Tuesday in the three-week standoff over Crimea, killing a Ukrainian soldier when they opened fire on a Ukrainian military center in Simferopol, Crimea’s capital. The shooting death,...

 

Grant: On Rangers' World Series chances; which player is expendable

SportsDay's Texas Rangers beat writer Evan Grant hosted a chat Wednesday afternoon to talk about the team and all things baseball. Here are some highlights: Question: Seems like there are a couple of guys on the bubble who are also out of options:...

Dallas News, 20:04 in Sport
 

Man gets 45 years for killing father

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his father and setting his house on fire. As part of a deal with Pasco County prosecutors, 25-year-old Baron Vercruysse pleaded guilty Tuesday to...

 

Researchers learn pythons have good homing skills

MIAMI -- Aside from being scarily large and voracious, Burmese pythons also are really good at finding their way home, according to new research conducted in Florida's Everglades. The discovery about pythons' unusual navigational abilities doesn't...

 
Housing Authority mulling removal of Cooper Homes fence

Housing Authority mulling removal of Cooper Homes fence

slideshow When Dianne Beason steps outside her apartment at Cooper Homes each morning, the first thing she sees is an eight-foot-tall black metal fence. Ever since the Anniston Housing Authority erected it more than a decade ago, Beason said, she has...

 
Minnesota teens building Anniston Habitat home

Minnesota teens building Anniston Habitat home

slideshow Patrick Reilly's legs dangled overhead as he sat atop an exposed wooden beam in an unfinished house on Brenda Road in northern Anniston. The damp, chilly weather Tuesday morning was no deterrent to the construction efforts from the...

 
Sun expected for first day of spring

Sun expected for first day of spring

slideshow Sunshine should chase away the rain and fog from Calhoun County just in time for Spring, according to the National Weather Service. After close to 2 inches of rain soaked Anniston this weekend, the clouds should start to part Tuesday, making...

 

Defenseless Timberwolves have given Mavericks trouble at AAC

Minnesota Timberwolves at Mavericks 7:30 p.m. today (FSSW, KESN-FM 103.3, KFLC-AM 1270 in Spanish) Scouting the Timberwolves At one game over .500 (33-32), Minnesota is essentially out of the playoff race. … Kevin Love remains one of the most...

Dallas News, 20:08 in Sport
 

Wine of the Week: Renieri, Toscana IGT, Regina di Renieri 2009

Renieri, Toscana IGT, Regina di Renieri 2009, $18.99-$29.99 Syrah from Tuscany? Indeed, syrah thrives in sangiovese country, bringing color, fullness and complementary tannins in a blend. It takes a star turn in wines like this one from Renieri. Its...

 

Ex-Vols coach Johnny Majors released from hospital

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Tennessee star player and coach Johnny Majors has been released from the hospital nearly two weeks after undergoing a heart valve procedure. In a statement released by the University of Tennessee Medical Center on Tuesday,...

 
Lowrie hits 3-run homer; A's rout White Sox 16-6

Lowrie hits 3-run homer; A's rout White Sox 16-6

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in a nine-run first inning off Jose Quintana and Sam Fuld added a two-run triple, starting the Oakland Athletics to a 16-6 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Quintana faced nine...

 

Wells Fargo Championship staying in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The PGA Tour has announced that Wells Fargo will continue as the title sponsor for the Wells Fargo Championship through 2019 after signing a five-year extension. The deal was announced on Tuesday. The PGA Tour stop is played...

 

Sefko: If I had to choose between between Spurs, OKC as Mavericks' playoff foe ...

Beat writer Eddie Sefko answered questions in a chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. Question: Do you see Portland bombing out all the way down to 7 or 8 giving Mavs the 6 seed against Rockets or Clippers? And between the 2 who is a better match up...

Dallas News, 20:13 in Sport
 

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