News archive from 19 November 2013

Gov. Rick Scott considering four names for lieutenant governor

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is considering four people as possible picks for lieutenant governor, including a pair of longtime Tampa Bay-area politicians, a sheriff and a superintendent of schools. It is probably no coincidence that two of those on...

Cashing in: Randolph County hopes for windfall from changing laws

Cashing in: Randolph County hopes for windfall from changing laws

slideshow Third in a four-part series on changing attitudes to alcohol in Alabama. ROANOKE — Not too long after opening up in April, Roy Terry said the Quality Beverage Shop received its first astonished customer. An 87-year-old woman who was a...


Anniston Army Depot to hire 294 workers

The Anniston Army Depot is hiring. In an email today to The Star, Col. Brent Bolander, depot commander, said the facility will hire 294 temporary employees starting next week. The new employees will work for one year to help the depot meet its 2014...


Arrest report for November 17, 2013

The people listed in this arrest report, whose names and charges are obtained from public records, are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Anniston The following felony arrests were reported by the Anniston Police Department...


No charges in black-vote-suppression allegations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Allegations that a white city clerk tried to suppress the black vote in an election the incumbent black mayor lost by one vote and that also resulted in the ouster of a black city commissioner will be dropped with no criminal...


Garnett, Pierce back, Williams, Lopez out for Nets

NEW YORK -- Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are back in Brooklyn's starting lineup, but injured starters Deron Williams and Brook Lopez remain sidelined. All four sat out Saturday's loss in Los Angeles, but Garnett (sprained right ankle) and Pierce...

France facing tough challenge against Ukraine

France facing tough challenge against Ukraine

LONDON -- France needs an unprecedented comeback to avoid missing its first World Cup in 20 years. No European team has ever qualified for the World Cup through the playoffs after losing the first leg 2-0. Two decades after France failed to qualify...

Colts get ready for Cardinals after weekend off

Colts get ready for Cardinals after weekend off

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts got back to work on Monday after a few extra days off. The Colts (7-3) got a break over the weekend after seizing control of the AFC South with a 30-27 win at Tennessee on Thursday. Now it's back to the regular...

Colts LB Walden, Bucs S Goldson suspended by NFL

Colts LB Walden, Bucs S Goldson suspended by NFL

NEW YORK -- Colts linebacker Erik Walden's head-butt and Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson's helmet-to-helmet hit have earned one-game suspensions from the NFL. NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks announced the punishments Monday....

Seahawks hit bye week the best in NFL

Seahawks hit bye week the best in NFL

RENTON, Wash. -- Chuck Knox never did it. Neither did Mike Holmgren, Tom Flores or Dennis Erickson. In the Seattle Seahawks' history, they've never had consecutive 10-win regular seasons until now under Pete Carroll. The Seahawks reached double-digit...


Asked about title games, Meyer talks tackling

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ... BUCKEYES BUZZ: After his Ohio State team beat Illinois 60-35 on Saturday, coach Urban Meyer said he and his players need to just be quiet and get better and let things like the...


Live now: Pre-game coverage of Patriots vs Panthers

Live now: Pre-game Panthers v Patriots chatter

Maria Bartiromo leaving CNBC after 2 decades

Maria Bartiromo leaving CNBC after 2 decades

LOS ANGELES -- CNBC says veteran anchor and reporter Maria Bartiromo is leaving the business news channel. Bartiromo's contract ends Nov. 24, concluding 20 years with CNBC, the channel said Monday. According to the Drudge Report, Bartiromo will join...


'Thor' stays atop box office with $36.6 million

NEW YORK -- Disney's "Thor: The Dark World" continued its box office reign with $36.6 million in its second weekend of release. Opening 15 years after the original "The Best Man," Universal's romantic comedy "The Best Man...


UN chief rolls out World Toilet Day

UNITED NATIONS -- The lack of access to a decent toilet is no joke for a third of the world's people, but a matter of life and death. Some 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, the United Nations says, and more than 1 billion...


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