News archive from 19 September 2013, page 2

Mom of woman electrocuted during Sandy sues ConEd

NEW YORK -- The mother of a New York City woman who was electrocuted by a downed power line during Superstorm Sandy filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against Con Edison, alleging the utility failed to shut down the electricity before the storm...

 

Fred Grimm: Rubio stands in way of justice

Here were the perils of being Marco. A throng of vexed constituents gathered on the plaza by the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States District Courthouse in downtown Miami Wednesday. For anyone dabbling in Miami politics, this was not an...

 

Greg Cote's Thursday NFL pick

CHIEFS (2-0) at EAGLES (1-1) Line: PHI by 3. Cote's pick: PHI 30-24. TV: 8:25 p.m. Thursday, NFL Network. NFL coaching Flavor of the Month Chip Kelly takes a backseat this time. The sideline spotlight will be all over Chiefs chief Andy Reid in his...

 
Missouri defense faces test against Indiana

Missouri defense faces test against Indiana

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Markus Golden had trouble describing what went through his mind during one of the greatest moments of his college career. But he still remembers how he forced Toledo quarterback Terrance Owens to lose control of the ball before...

 
Hamilton homers, drives in 3 in Angels' 5-4 win

Hamilton homers, drives in 3 in Angels' 5-4 win

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning then put the Angels ahead with an RBI single in the 11th, leading Los Angeles over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Wednesday. Hamilton connected against Grant Balfour, who blew...

 

Give Cam Newton the ball and the opportunity to do something with it

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson told me before the 2012 season that Cam Newton would be his last quarterback. Richardson, 76, meant he would never have to look for another. Successful teams have franchise quarterbacks. Richardson and the...

 
Archeologists in Brazil find imperial objects

Archeologists in Brazil find imperial objects

RIO DE JANEIRO -- An ivory toothbrush thought to have belonged to Brazil's Emperor Pedro II and a minty toothpaste made by a European chemist for the Portuguese queen are among more than 200,000 pieces dating from the 17th through 19th centuries that...

 
Archeologists in Brazil find imperial objects

Archeologists in Brazil find imperial objects

RIO DE JANEIRO An ivory toothbrush thought to have belonged to Brazil's Emperor Pedro II and a minty toothpaste made by a European chemist for the Portuguese queen are among more than 200,000 pieces dating from the 17th through 19th centuries that...

 
Supporters of US Airways-American merger rally at Capitol

Supporters of US Airways-American merger rally at Capitol

WASHINGTON About 300 pilots and flight attendants from US Airways and American Airlines joined lawmakers from both parties in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to support creation of the world's largest airline. The $11 billion union of American...

 

Fair continues tonight with horse show

The Cullman County Fair continues this evening with the Junior Horse Show at the Tri-Green Agricultural Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. Other events this week include: Thursday, Sept. 19- 5:30 p.m., Junior Heifer Showmanship; 6:30 p.m., Junior Heifer...

 

Egypt's crackdown on Morsi supporters called worse than Mubarak era

CAIRO In the two months since Egyptian authorities started rounding up supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, a repressive regime has emerged here that appears to be far worse than the one political activists thought they'd ended when they...

 
Deep reforms to environmental law prove difficult

Deep reforms to environmental law prove difficult

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- At the beginning of this year's legislative session, Gov. Jerry Brown, the state Senate's top Democrat and key business groups joined in a call to overhaul California's landmark environmental-protection law. But by the session's...

 

Washington's horrific shooting: What if?

Last month, in the wake of a horrific mass shooting in Hialeah in which six people were killed before police shot the gunman to death, we lamented all the things that could have prevented it, positing: “If only...

 

‘A lot of red flags' in background of alleged Navy Yard shooter, Hagel says

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged Wednesday that there were “a lot of red flags” in the past of alleged Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, and he ordered top-to-bottom reviews of background checks...

 
Jaguars' Jones-Drew feeling better, hopes to play

Jaguars' Jones-Drew feeling better, hopes to play

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew's left foot is still hurting. His humor appears to be just fine. Jones-Drew was held out of practice as a precaution on Wednesday after his foot swelled up in the morning, three...

 

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