News archive from 20 September 2012

AP Sources: UNC's Roy Williams has surgery

North Carolina coach Roy Williams has had surgery to remove a kidney tumor, people familiar with the situation said Wednesday. Two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school has not publicly released any details...

 
NY Giants’ Hakeem Nicks ruled out of Thursday’s game at Carolina Panthers due to sore foot 

NY Giants’ Hakeem Nicks ruled out of Thursday’s game at Carolina Panthers due to sore foot 

Hakeem Nicks said he had been dreaming about playing in his home town when the Giants face the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. Unfortunately for him, that won’t be his reality. In a shocker, the Giants’ top receiver was downgraded to “out” on...

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What kind of election year stunt is this? Vokswagen launches campaign of ad featuring happy people during Obama/Romeny debates

What kind of election year stunt is this? Vokswagen launches campaign of ad featuring happy people during...

Does this relentless talk about the economy and the 47% and the whole political campaign make you not even want to turn your TV set on? Volkswagen is betting that it does. So VW has created a 30-second ad comprised entirely of people smiling, laughing...

 
Montgomery Ballet executive director steps down

Montgomery Ballet executive director steps down

Priscilla Crommelin-Ball is resigning as executive director of the Montgomery Ballet, effective today. In a statement Crommelin-Ball shared exclusively with the Montgomery Advertiser, which will be read at the Montgomery Ballet Board of Directors...

 

Verizon, unions reach tentative contract

NEW YORK -- Verizon and unions representing 43,000 employees have reached tentative, three-year agreements covering job security, retirement and other issues. As the agreements were being signed Wednesday, Verizon Communications Inc. called them...

 

AG: Judge should not recuse from bingo case

Alabama's attorney general said claims that a local judge is biased or appears to be biased against bingo interests are baseless. Lawyers with the office of Attorney General Luther Strange filed a response to the Houston Economic Development...

 
Birmingham police investigate Dollar General robbery

Birmingham police investigate Dollar General robbery

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A man with handgun robbed the Dollar General at 3941 Pinson Valley Parkway Tuesday afternoon, according to a Birmingham police report. Police this afternoon said no one was in custody. The incident happened shortly before 5...

 

2 men found with 332 illegal lobsters

Homestead resident Ernesto Rua and Marathon resident Raudel Rubio got carried away on an early-morning lobster hunt last weekend — exceeding their legal limit of 12 total tails (six per person) by 320, authorities say. Turns out that 304 of...

 

Chase says experiencing 'issues' with website

NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase says it's "experiencing intermittent issues" with its banking website, Chase.com. The bank says on one of its Twitter accounts that it's working to fix the problem and apologizes for the inconvenience.

 

Lindsay Lohan: losing no sleep over NYC arrest

For Lindsay Lohan, a nightclub outing approximate to New York's Dream Hotel has become yet another publicity nightmare. While parking a Porsche SUV in the wee hours Wednesday morning, Lohan allegedly struck a pedestrian, causing him to fall. After an...

 
Riverchase Galleria Carousel 10 rides for $8 via Living Social (Good through holidays)

Riverchase Galleria Carousel 10 rides for $8 via Living Social (Good through holidays)

This is a great deal to score via Living Social for the carousel at the Riverchase Galleria. Pay $8 and get a 10 ride punch card. Regular price is $20. Limit 5 per purchaser, up to 5 additional as gifts • May be used over multiple visits...

 
Titans' Chris Johnson draws Lions' attention, despite his slow start

Titans' Chris Johnson draws Lions' attention, despite his slow start

Allen Park - Chris Johnson has had among the most disappointing starts to the season, rushing for just 21 yards on 19 carries for the 0-2 Titans.After they lost to the Chargers last week, Johnson placed the blame on his teammates, telling The...

 

UK deputy premier apologizes for tuition pledge

LONDON -- Britain's deputy prime minister has made a public apology for breaking a pre-election promise not to back an increase in university tuition fees. Nick Clegg, who leads the Liberal Democrat Party, said in a televised video that he was sorry...

 

Two fed officials depart as report rips 'Fast and Furious' gun operation

Washington - The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted...

 

UK deputy premier apologizes for tuition pledge

LONDON Britain's deputy prime minister has made a public apology for breaking a pre-election promise not to back an increase in university tuition fees. Nick Clegg, who leads the Liberal Democrat Party, said in a televised video that he was sorry the...

 

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