News archive from 20 February 2015

Anniston Black Heritage Festival celebrates 35 years Saturday

Anniston Black Heritage Festival celebrates 35 years Saturday

Georgia Calhoun once envisioned a festival to celebrate black heritage in Anniston. After 35 years, that vision shows no sign of waning. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online...

 
Anniston Main Street program director resigns

Anniston Main Street program director resigns

The head of the nonprofit program that promotes downtown Anniston resigned last week, about eight months after he took the job, organization officials said Thursday. Ann Welch, chairwoman of the board of directors of for Main Street Anniston, formerly...

 
Shelby says Homeland Security probably won’t close

Shelby says Homeland Security probably won’t close

JACKSONVILLE — U.S. Senator Richard Shelby said Thursday that, while he can’t be certain, he doesn’t believe the Department of Homeland Security will partially shut down next week due to a budgetary impasse between political parties. “That part of the...

 

Religious groups rally against LGBT protection proposal

As the Charlotte City Council prepares for a March 2 vote to extend protections to gay, lesbian and transgender residents, some religious leaders are opposing the measure, saying the non-discrimination proposal would infringe on their own freedom. One...

 
Key Iraqi battle to liberate Mosul planned for sping

Key Iraqi battle to liberate Mosul planned for sping

WASHINGTON – A major offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants is tentatively planned to begin in April or May and will involve between 20,000 and 25,000 Iraqi troops, a U.S. Central Command official said Thursday....

 

Priests reject nomination of bishop in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile A group of Chilean priests is demanding the resignation of a bishop, accusing him of covering up for a prominent priest who sexually abused altar boys. The priests and deacons in the southern city of Osorno made their request Thursday...

 

Venezuelan opposition leaders say Caracas mayor arrested

CARACAS, Venezuela Opposition leaders in Venezuela are reporting that Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma has been arrested. The leaders condemned the detention while residents of Venezuela's capital are banging pots in protest and cars in snarled traffic...

 
Las Vegas police arrest suspect in road-rage killing

Las Vegas police arrest suspect in road-rage killing

Las Vegas police Thursday afternoon arrested a 19-year-old suspect in the road-rage killing of a 44-year-old mother of four last week. Erich Milton Nowsch Jr., was taken into custody shortly before 1 p.m. after a two-hour standoff at his mother's...

 

Panthers Special teams coach Bruce DeHaven outlines philosophy

INDIANAPOLIS Before the Carolina Panthers' special teams win any games, Bruce DeHaven wants to make sure the unit doesn't lose any. DeHaven, who took over special teams when Panthers coach Ron Rivera shuffled his staff this month, met with reporters...

 
Julia Roberts' mother has died, reports say

Julia Roberts' mother has died, reports say

Another death in Julia Roberts' family: Her mother, Betty Lou Bredemus, died early Thursday. She was 80. After a battle with lung cancer, she died at a hospital in Santa Monica, according to reports in People and InTouch Weekly. Roberts' publicist...

 
Guardians of the Galaxy 'Assemble' again on TV

Guardians of the Galaxy 'Assemble' again on TV

Star-Lord, Drax, Rocket, Groot and Gamora come to Earth in this exclusive clip from Disney XD's "Marvel's Avengers Assemble." Last year was a huge one for the Guardians of the Galaxy on the big screen, and this week is looking pretty good...

 
Gwyneth Paltrow sets Oscar record: Rehearsal

Gwyneth Paltrow sets Oscar record: Rehearsal

Today's GOOP lesson from Gwyneth Paltrow: How to nail an Oscar rehearsal. The actress set an unofficial, record for Oscar presenter rehearsal Thursday morning at the Dolby Theater. Wearing a camel-colored sweater and a tulip-shaped skirt, a make-up...

 
Brennan: Does Jameis Winston already have 1 strike under NFL policy?

Brennan: Does Jameis Winston already have 1 strike under NFL policy?

Jameis Winston could be a No. 1 draft pick like no other, but not in the way he might hope. His resume of misbehavior at Florida State, including an alleged sexual assault that was virtually ignored for a year, is going to collide head-on with the...

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NBA trade deadline 2015: Here's what happened

NBA trade deadline 2015: Here's what happened

The NBA trade deadline ended in a 20-minute flurry that left Twitter feeds moving at unreadable rates and fans, journalists and even players confused about everything going on. In total, 11 trades went down, and we have them all here for you, listed...

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Metro-North train crash survivor: 'It was a war scene'

Metro-North train crash survivor: 'It was a war scene'

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Tom Iacobellis knew he would have trouble finding a seat as he rushed to catch his evening train at Grand Central Terminal. At first, he didn't see an empty seat in the second car as he walked past it. He was about to check the...

 

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