News archive from 23 January 2014

2 painters die after lift tips over at Ariz. jail

PHOENIX -- Authorities say two painters have died after falling six stories off a hydraulic lift near the roof level of a Phoenix jail. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say the contracted workers were repainting the Lower Buckeye Jail when the lift...

 

Military judge orders CNN, CBS tape released

WASHINGTON -- A military judge is ordering the release of unaired portions of interviews CBS and CNN did with a woman at the center of a sexual assault case that involved three U.S. Naval Academy football players. Attorneys for the one former player...

 

Rossomando named head coach at Central Connecticut

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Central Connecticut has hired New Haven football coach Pete Rossomando to lead its football program. He takes over from Jeff McInerney, who announced his resignation as head coach in November at the end of a 4-8 season. McInerney...

 
More than 3,700 new apartments being built now in Downtown Brooklyn, report shows 

More than 3,700 new apartments being built now in Downtown Brooklyn, report shows 

Downtown Brooklyn, get ready to meet your new neighbors — all 3,700 of them. A few of them are going to be looking down on you. Thousands of new apartments — the vast majority of them market rate — are currently rising up in the revitalizing downtown...

 
Mixed reactions to health care reform

Mixed reactions to health care reform

slideshow Mary Jones had only two options the last three years. Either find a way to stay healthy or face bankruptcy. The 64-year-old retired Anniston resident dropped her health insurance coverage three years ago due to its cost and lack of...

 

Community cooks up dinner for hungry residents

The Hollis Crossroads community is cooking up a chili and soup dinner on Sunday to feed the hungry in the area. Joy Frames, who is spearheading the project, said she came up with the idea because she knows there are people in her community without...

 

Cleburne County Commission votes to temporarily close damaged dirt road

Cleburne County Commission By Laura Camper lcamper@annistonstar.com HEFLIN — After a discussion about roadwork and budgets, the Cleburne County Commission decided to temporarily close a portion of one road and not include two others as top priorities...

 

Miami developers launch three condo projects in one day

Marc Sarnoff played his part quickly Wednesday morning, shoveling some dirt on the ground of a Brickell Avenue construction site for a ceremonial groundbreaking. He didn't linger after the photo op; there was another shovel awaiting him at another...

 

Man killed by train in Auburn was Vegas musician

SEATTLE -- A man who was killed by an Amtrak train over the weekend in the Seattle suburb of Auburn has been identified as a musician at a Las Vegas Strip show. King County coroner's officials confirmed 43-year-old John Jeffrey Ray was the man struck...

 

Miami Beach's ‘Rock Doc' plans to plead guilty to Medicare fraud

The “Rock Doc” of Miami Beach plans to plead guilty to swindling millions from Medicare. Christopher Gregory Wayne, an osteopathic physician accused of submitting bogus bills to the taxpayer-funded program, told a federal judge...

 

Mets and Duda agree to 1-year deal for $1,637,500

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets settled their last salary arbitration case, agreeing to a one-year contract with Lucas Duda worth $1,637,500. The team was likely to announce the deal later Wednesday or Thursday. Duda hit .223 with 15 homers, 33 RBIs and...

 

Manchester City buys Melbourne Heart in A-League

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Manchester City has taken control of Australia's struggling A-League team the Melbourne Heart, with the English Premier League club purchasing its license in partnership with Australian National Rugby League side the Melbourne...

 

UNC defensive end Kareem Martin wants to see big picture in NFL draft

MOBILE, Ala. Inside the Kenan Football Center at North Carolina hangs the picture of every Tar Heel who's played in the NFL. Players selected in the first round of an NFL draft get a picture that's larger than the others. Kareem Martin wants a big...

 
Madrid, Barca remain top football moneymakers

Madrid, Barca remain top football moneymakers

LONDON -- Real Madrid and Barcelona are football's biggest moneymakers for the fifth straight year, while Manchester United lost its place among the top three biggest-earning clubs for the first time. United, which is enduring a lackluster season...

 

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