News archive from 19 September 2012

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates to speak at Leadership Huntsville/Madison County dinner

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates to speak at Leadership Huntsville/Madison County dinner

Then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates awards 1st Lt. Stephen Tangen of Naperville, Ill., the bronze star while visiting Forward Operating Base Joyce, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in December 2010. Gates will be the speaker for Leadership...

 

AMR expects about 4,400 job cuts, warns 11,000

DALLAS -- American Airlines is sending layoff warning notices to more than 11,000 employees although it expects job losses to be closer to 4,400. The airline said Tuesday that notices went out to mechanics and ground workers whose jobs will be...

 
Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for talks on bounties

Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for talks on bounties

NEW YORK -- Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove have left their meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the Saints bounty scandal. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the players left the NFL offices around 4 p.m. (EDT), about three hours after...

 

Violent 3 weeks helping Detroit outpace 2011 for homicides

Detroit - Two more corpses were added Tuesday to the city's growing body count.In a city that's already one of the most violent in the country, the past three weeks have been particularly bloody, with at least 27 murders and 81 nonfatal shootings...

 

Ex-president Jimmy Carter's grandson helped make public Romney's Boca Raton fundraiser video

The grandson of former president Jimmy Carter told NBC News Tuesday he played a role in leaking to Mother Jones the controversial video of Mitt Romney speaking at a Boca Raton fundraiser. James Carter IV said he played middle man in getting the video...

 

Florida man sentenced in Texas fish scheme

BEAUMONT, Texas -- A Florida man has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to smuggle alligator gar from Texas for sale in Japan. A jury found 63-year-old Loren Willis of West Palm Beach, Fla., guilty last October...

 
Ronnie Gilley seeks to delay start of prison term in Alabama State House corruption case ... again

Ronnie Gilley seeks to delay start of prison term in Alabama State House corruption case ... again

Ronnie Gilley (The Birmingham News/Joe Songer) MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Casino developer turned prosecution witness Ronnie Gilley is again seeking to delay the date he has to report to prison, according to a motion filed today in Montgomery federal...

 

2 unarmed police officers shot dead in Britain

LONDON - Two unarmed officers were gunned down by a wanted fugitive in the Manchester area of northern England on Tuesday, police said. The dramatic shooting shocked the country, but a top officer dismissed calls to issue his force with more...

 

Ethics Committee examining new complaints about Rep. Richardson

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach), who drew a rare House reprimand last month, is once again drawing scrutiny from the House Ethics Committee. The panel has advised Richardson that it continues to receive complaints about her even...

 

Microsoft hikes dividend by 15 percent to 23 cents

REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft Corp. says it is increasing its quarterly dividend by 15 percent. The Redmond, Wash.-based software company said Tuesday that it will pay a dividend of 23 cents on Dec. 13 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 15. That is up...

 
Alabama amendment vote: Poll workers use iPads to help direct voters unsure about precincts

Alabama amendment vote: Poll workers use iPads to help direct voters unsure about precincts

As of 3 p.m. at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, 16.9 percent of active voters in the precinct had voted. Pat Bartoszewicz, chief inspector of the precinct, said the turnout had been steady and better than expected. "There were 20 or 30...

 
Apple shares close above $700 for first time

Apple shares close above $700 for first time

Apple shares closed at $701.91 Tuesday, up $2.13, or 0.3% for the day. It's the first close above $700 for the world's most valuable company, driven by investor optimism about record orders for the iPhone 5. The computer and device maker said...

 
Investigators release sketch of suspect in rape of 82-year-old woman

Investigators release sketch of suspect in rape of 82-year-old woman

slideshow The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of a man investigators believe raped an 82-year-old woman near the Etowah County line in July. The woman, recently released from Gadsden Regional Medical Center and still recovering...

 

Report: Alabama is 6th-fattest state in country

MONTGOMERY (AP) — A new survey by a group campaigning against obesity finds that Alabama is the sixth-fattest state in the nation. A study by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 32 percent of Alabama's...

 
Anniston school consolidation issue awaits new board members

Anniston school consolidation issue awaits new board members

slideshow Opened 25 years ago on a site some said was too far from most of the children it served, Anniston Middle School now sits on coveted land. Overlooking the intersection of Summerall Gate Road and Alabama 21 North — up the road from the...

 

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