News archive from 20 December 2013

Autauga Christmas party continues game tradition

Autauga Christmas party continues game tradition

PRATTVILLE - Jimmy Harper didn't know what he was getting into Thursday as he walked up to the Autauga County road department's shed about noon, but the hickory-scented smoke wafting through the parking lot gave him a clue.“I've heard about these...

 

Duke's green-energy plan wins approval

North Carolina regulators have approved an experimental Duke Energy Carolinas program to let large customers offset their new energy needs with green power. The Green Source Rider, approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission Thursday, responds to a...

 

Women, unaffiliated voters are key in N.C.

On Tuesday, Democracy North Carolina released intriguing new information on voter registration trends in North Carolina. If you've been following N.C. politics, you probably won't be surprised by one key finding – that the number of...

 

Muslim children at Dearborn school welcome visit, gifts from Santa

Inside a Dearborn public school this morning, Santa Claus waved to the eager kids awaiting to receive presents from him. “Keefak,” he said to the mostly Muslim children, using an Arabic word that means, “How are you?” One boy replied in Arabic: “Is...

 

Broncos swear they're not taking Texans lightly

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Teams swear they don't look at their opponents' records. Rankings are another story. By that measure, the Denver Broncos see one of the league's top teams in the Houston Texans, who have lost their last dozen games and plenty of...

 

Michigan MPs return home after year at Guantanamo

ROMULUS - Fifty-four members of an Army National Guard military police unit are back in Michigan after a yearlong deployment in Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. base in Cuba is where the U.S. keeps prisoners it says are linked to Al-Qaida and other terrorist...

 

Man, 74, dies in fire at northern Michigan home

WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, MICH. - Northern Michigan authorities say a 74-year-old Traverse City-area man was killed in a fire at his Traverse City-area home. The Grand Traverse City sheriff's department identifies the victim as Fred A. Savage. The fire...

 

Santa, cover your ears! Reindeer meat is healthy to eat

"This is awful!" said my physician partner. "You are a Scrooge, Sadler!" Ok, so don't let the children readthis article. I am sure I offended at last half my reading audience and by this time most of you have switched web sites....

 

Reid rails against omitting jobless benefits

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday railed against Congress' failure to include extending federal jobless benefits to more than 1 million people in a two-year budget deal reached this week. Reid, D-Nev., accused...

 

Miami sues three major banks for what it calls predatory lending in poor neighborhoods

The City of Miami has sued three major banks for what is says has been a pattern and practice of predatory lending that has hurt the city's coffers because of foreclosures and a drop in property tax revenues. According to the lawsuits filed in federal...

 

PortMiami again exceeds four million passengers

PortMiami said it processed more than 4 million passengers in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. The self-proclaimed “Cruise Capital of the World” welcomed two new brands and three newly built ships last fiscal year. In all,...

 
Ira Curry, Bronx-born Mega Millions winner, goes into hiding 

Ira Curry, Bronx-born Mega Millions winner, goes into hiding 

The newly minted multimillionaire with the Bronx roots has gone into hiding. Lucky Mega Millions winner Ira Curry eagerly came forward to claim her share of the $648 million jackpot, but now she — and her family back home in her native New York — have...

 

New Norwegian ship coming to Miami in 2015

Norwegian Cruise Line has inked a deal with PortMiami to base another new ship in Miami on a year-round basis. According to a resolution approved Tuesday by Miami-Dade County Commissioners, the port will pay the Miami-based cruise line $3 million for...

 

Carnival earnings beat fourth-quarter expectations

Carnival Corp. closed out a rough year with some better-than-expected results. Although profits fell for the fourth quarter and fiscal year compared to 2012, the Miami-based cruise operator beat analyst expectations and its own projections. The...

 

Brewers to create team 'Wall of Honor' in 2014

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers plan to create a "Wall of Honor" at Miller Park in 2014 to commemorate noted players, coaches and executives. Criteria would be based on service to the club or career accomplishments, such as winners of major awards;...

 

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