News archive from 20 June 2014

Evolution experts convene at Raleigh Convention Center

RALEIGH Ever wonder what shapes social behavior? Or what explains bird coloration? The evolutionary scientists flocking to Raleigh this week certainly do. The Evolution 2014 meeting kicks off Friday at the Raleigh Convention Center, bringing more than...

 
Coal state lawmakers concerned about new carbon rules

Coal state lawmakers concerned about new carbon rules

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers from states reliant on coal production and coal-powered energy challenged a top administration official Thursday, questioning the legality and effects of new standards to reduce carbon pollution through the nation's...

 

Federal judge allows SEC case against Bank of America to go forward

A federal judge on Thursday allowed a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit against Bank of America to go forward, in a case that alleges fraud in the sale of bonds backed by millions of dollars in home loans. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn also...

 

Decision raises more questions about documents in redistricting case

TALLAHASSEE -- The trial challenging Florida's newly drawn congressional map ended two weeks ago and the judge could rule at any time on whether the revised boundaries violate the law. Even so, a 1st District Court of Appeal opinion issued Thursday...

 

Woman charged with branding children

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- A southwest Florida woman is facing charges after authorities say she branded her two children. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reports that 23-year-old Kayla R. Oxenham was arrested and charged with child neglect earlier...

 

Point guard from Georgia signs with Arkansas State

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Arkansas State has announced the signing of a community college point guard who played high school basketball in Georgia. C.J. Foster of Lilburn, Georgia, played last year at Roane State Community College in Tennessee. He will have...

 
Greece level 0-0 vs Japan at halftime at World Cup

Greece level 0-0 vs Japan at halftime at World Cup

NATAL, Brazil -- Greece was reduced to 10 men after Costas Katsouranis was sent off in the 38th minute with his second booking but was still level 0-0 with Japan at halftime of their Group C game at the World Cup. Katsouranis drew his first yellow...

 

Padres place Alonso on DL, select Goebbert

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres placed first baseman Yonder Alonso on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, retroactive to Tuesday, because of tendinitis in his right wrist. To take his place on the roster, the Padres selected outfielder Jake Goebbert...

 
Report: Detroit Tigers looking to upgrade bullpen in trade market

Report: Detroit Tigers looking to upgrade bullpen in trade market

This may not come as a shock to you if you've been paying attention. It seems the Detroit Tigers are focusing on adding bullpen help before next month's trade deadline rather than shortstop or the outfield. ESPN writer Jayson Stark reports: “Teams...

 

Judge hears evidence for, against, blind trust law used by Gov. Scott

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's administration urged a judge on Thursday to throw out a lawsuit attacking the law that allows elected officials to place assets in blind trusts. The state demanded dismissal on procedural grounds, arguing that...

 

Security fee on airline tickets set to rise

WASHINGTON -- Airline passengers are about to pay more for security screening. Following orders from Congress, the Transportation Security Administration is poised to raise the fee to $5.60 each way. That's up from $2.50 each way for a nonstop flight...

 

It's time for Washington NFL team to change its name

NFL owners are told to travel with at least one security guard. Dan Snyder, who owns the Washington Redskins, walked through the press box at Bank of America Stadium one season with a platoon of them. One group of bodyguards walked on Snyder's left...

 
New House GOP leadership blends party's different political camps

New House GOP leadership blends party's different political camps

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Thursday recast their leadership, electing California's Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana's Steve Scalise to the second- and third-ranking positions. In secret ballots among the 233 Republicans in the House of...

 
Labrador loses symbolic quest for GOP House post

Labrador loses symbolic quest for GOP House post

WASHINGTON -- For one exhausting week, Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho wore a game face and carried the banner for the conservative insurgents in the House Republican Conference. Labrador's bid to succeed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, who...

 

Opa-locka cop with checkered history convicted in false imprisonment case

German Bosque, the troubled Opa-locka police sergeant with a long history of beating allegations of misconduct, could not escape the rap this time. Jurors on Thursday convicted Bosque, 50, of falsely imprisoning a youth counselor who tried to file a...

 

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