News archive from 22 September 2012

MTA bus and car collide in Brooklyn, leaving 11 riders with minor injuries 

MTA bus and car collide in Brooklyn, leaving 11 riders with minor injuries 

Eleven people were injured Friday when a car collided with an MTA bus in Brooklyn. The accident occurred at 2:36 p.m. at the intersection of Atlantic and Pennsylvania Aves., officials said. The 11 injured passengers were treated at the scene for...

 

Troopers kill suspect after shooting along Parks Highway

12:38 p.m. update via the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Alaska State Troopers say they encountered the suspect, who was armed, at about noon. Troopers fired on the man, who was killed. Additional details of the circumstances surrounding the encounter...

 

Anchorage man charged with sex assault of child

Police arrested Mark King of Anchorage on Thursday for 11 counts of first-degree sexual assault of a minor. Bail was set at $500,000, plus the judge required a third-party custodian, police said. On Wednesday, an 11-year-old girl told her teacher...

 

Universal's bid for EMI music division approved

Regulators in the U.S. and Europe on Friday approved Universal Music Group's $1.9 billion acquisition of the music division of EMI Group Ltd., giving the Los Angeles-based music company control of the Beatles music catalogue and the iconic Abbey Road...

 

Ann Romney makes emergency landing in Colo.

WASHINGTON -- The plane carrying the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is making an emergency landing. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Ann Romney's plane made an unexpected landing on Friday afternoon in Colorado after it...

 

RI EDC review prompted by 38 Studios due Tuesday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A review of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. that was prompted by its failed $75 million loan guarantee for former Red Sox [team stats] pitcher Curt Schilling [stats]'s video game company is due out Tuesday. Larry Berman,...

 

Fed officials signal broad support for doing more

WASHINGTON -- Several Federal Reserve officials made clear this week that Chairman Ben Bernanke commands broad support for the Fed's plan to continue stimulating the economy if hiring doesn't pick up. As Vice Chairman William Dudley put it in a...

 

Southwest attendants clear path for Hawaii flights

DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines is one step closer to flying to Hawaii. Flight attendants have approved contract changes that will allow the carrier to operate flights to the islands and near-international destinations. The Transport Workers Union said...

 

AA apologizes to passengers for flight problems

DALLAS -- American Airlines is apologizing to its best customers for the recent increase in delayed and canceled flights. The airline sent email messages Friday to members of its AAdvantage loyalty program saying it was sorry for the inconvenience....

 
Sierra Hull to headline Hot Strings bluegrass festival in Hoover

Sierra Hull to headline Hot Strings bluegrass festival in Hoover

HOOVER, Alabama -- Hot Strings, Birmingham's Blazin' Bluegrass Festival, which benefits The Foundry Rescue Mission and Recovery Center in Bessemer, is set for Sept. 30 at The Preserve in Hoover. Sierra Hull, a mandolin player, singer and songwriter,...

 

Samuel Fuller's daughter shoots for a big anniversary celebration

Maverick independent director Samuel Fuller, who helmed such provocative films as 1951's "The Steel Helmet," 1953's "Pickup on South Street" and 1980's "The Big Red One," was 63 when he had his only child, Samantha....

 
Suspect arrested for shooting juvenile in Huntsville; teen male wanted in connection

Suspect arrested for shooting juvenile in Huntsville; teen male wanted in connection

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Huntsville Police Department has charged a suspect in the September shooting of a juvenile. View full sizeJessica Sharnay Martin, 20, has been arrested on murder charges.Jessica Sharnay Martin, 20, of Huntsville was arrested...

 
Huntsville-area breweries collaborate on 'Liberation' series of fall beers

Huntsville-area breweries collaborate on 'Liberation' series of fall beers

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- There's something unique brewing in the area. Literally. Huntsville's Straight to Ale and Yellowhammer breweries have joined with Madison's Blue Pants Brewery to create a "Liberation Series" of fall brews, saluting the...

 
Illini QB Scheelhaase expected to play Saturday

Illini QB Scheelhaase expected to play Saturday

Illinois junior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is expected to play in Saturday's game against Louisiana Tech at Memorial Stadium, Illini sports information director Kent Brown said Friday. Scheelhaase missed Illinois' last two games with a sprained...

 

Space shuttle's endeavors in movies started before first launch

The space shuttle Endeavour arrived in Los Angeles on Friday, flying atop a modified 747 over landmarks such as Disneyland, the Getty Center and the Griffith Observatory before landing at Los Angeles International Airport. But that's nothing compared...

 

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