News archive from 20 February 2014

Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “Mayor offers to help fired cook find a new job” (Feb. 19): Mayor Cannon has more important matters to tend to So Mayor Patrick Cannon has solved all of Charlotte's problems and has time to help a man find a job,...

 

Not changes to Ark. funding for Common Core

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas legislators decided against changing the state's education funding bill to delay implementing a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math for three years. State Rep. Randy Alexander, R-Fayetteville, proposed...

 
Winter Olympics: Maria Lamb blasts U.S. Speedskating Federation, calls suit controversy ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ 

Winter Olympics: Maria Lamb blasts U.S. Speedskating Federation, calls suit controversy ‘just the tip of...

SOCHI, Russia - Just when you think U.S. Speedskating has hit bottom, things keep getting worse. Shortly after finishing 16th and last in the women's 5000 meter race at Adler Arena here Wednesday night, U.S. skater Maria Lamb unloaded on the...

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Greg Cote: The time is right for Miami Dolphins to hire Dan Marino in front-office role

The Dolphins should bring Dan Marino home, back into the franchise he defined for two decades, but they should do so with caution and care. Two extremes would be in play, both of them misleading. 1. Oh yeah! — Hiring Marino in a...

 

Devils needs to make a run to reach playoffs

NEWARK, N.J. -- With the Olympic break nearly behind them and 23 games left in the regular season, the New Jersey Devils know it is time to start winning, or else. Heading into the homestretch, the Devils have 61 points and are tied with Carolina for...

 
Teller finds second career in skicross

Teller finds second career in skicross

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- This isn't the Olympic dream John Teller originally had in mind. Like everybody else who grew up on the slopes near Mammoth Lakes, Calif., Teller envisioned donning a ski suit and barreling his way under the rings at speeds...

 
Injured Ayon to miss Hawks game against Wizards

Injured Ayon to miss Hawks game against Wizards

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks will be without center Gustavo Ayon for Wednesday night's game against the Washington Wizards. Ayon hurt his right shoulder in Tuesday night's loss at Indiana. The Hawks have a severe shortage of players at center. They...

 

Falcons add former Rams GM Billy Devaney as scout

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Former Rams general manager Billy Devaney and Russ Bolinger are joining the Atlanta Falcons as player personnel scouts. Devaney brings more than 30 years of NFL personnel experience to the Falcons, including his time from...

 
Mauer, Suzuki likely to talk catcher with Twins

Mauer, Suzuki likely to talk catcher with Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Joe Mauer insists he has put away his catcher's gear for good after a season-ending concussion last August. That doesn't mean the newly converted Minnesota Twins first baseman won't keep an eye on the position he held for most of...

 
Justin Timberlake postpones Wednesday concert at Madison Square Garden for ‘health reasons’

Justin Timberlake postpones Wednesday concert at Madison Square Garden for ‘health reasons’

Attention Justin Timberlake fans: You'll have to wait a little longer before seeing him perform here in the Big Apple. Only hours before he was supposed to take the stage at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, Timberlake announced on Twitter that...

 

FCC chief wants new rules to better police Internet providers

WASHINGTON -- The top federal regulator who oversees rules that govern the Internet on Wednesday waded into the thorny issue of a service provider's right to restrict content. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler called for new...

 

2-3 weeks till judge rules on Detroit bond debt

DETROIT -- A federal bankruptcy judge says he'll decide in two to three weeks on bond insurers' claims that millions of dollars Detroit owes them should be secured debt. National Public Finance Guarantee Corp., Ambac Assurance Corp. and Assured...

 

Judge rejects Mix's motion seeking his recusal

NEW ORLEANS -- The federal judge who presided over the trial of a former BP engineer found guilty of obstructing justice in the government's investigation of the Deepwater Horizon disaster has denied a defense motion to disqualify him from the case....

 
Prison money still an open question in Alabama budget

Prison money still an open question in Alabama budget

slideshow MONTGOMERY — Alabama's ailing prison system will be the wildcard in budget talks as state lawmakers prepare a spending plan for 2015. A House committee approved a $1.82 billion General Fund budget proposal Wednesday, a no-surprises spending...

 
Anniston resident turns gun on pizza delivery man

Anniston resident turns gun on pizza delivery man

slideshow Police say an Anniston man fired several gunshots at the vehicle of a stranger parked in his driveway Tuesday night — a stranger delivering a pizza. Ernest Todd Combs, 43, faces a felony charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied...

 

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