News archive from 23 April 2016

Braves say don't call error on Turner Field's infield yet

Braves say don't call error on Turner Field's infield yet

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say it's too early to judge the condition of the playing field at Turner Field, which holds a big early lead for having the most errors for any stadium in the majors. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told...

Usa Today, 19:01 in Sport
 

2 Alaskans are finalists for Anchorage School District superintendent

The Anchorage School Board on Friday announced the two finalists for the job of superintendent: Steve Atwater and Deena Paramo. Atwater works as the interim dean at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education. Before that, he was the...

 
Judge orders recount of Tenn. abortion ballot vote

Judge orders recount of Tenn. abortion ballot vote

NASHVILLE — A federal judge has ordered a recount of Tennessee's controversial 2014 abortion measure Amendment 1. U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp on Friday declared the method the state used to count votes for the amendment was "fundamentally...

 
Watertown boy skips birthday gifts, gives to sea turtles

Watertown boy skips birthday gifts, gives to sea turtles

BOSTON — A Massachusetts 6-year-old's love of sea turtles prompted him to forgo birthday gifts this year and ask instead for money he could donate to sea turtle rescue efforts. Jasper Rose, of Watertown, collected $550 for Boston's New England...

 
Good news for investors: Google still thumbs nose at Wall St.

Good news for investors: Google still thumbs nose at Wall St.

Technology investors who bought shares of Alphabet last year on optimism that new CFO Ruth Porat would increase fiscal discipline were disappointed Friday. They pushed the Google parent's GOOGL shares down 5% to $737.77 on heavy trading volume, a day...

 

Social media a big part of law enforcement, police in Calhoun County say

When it comes to catching bad guys, police will try anything, including posting photos of suspects online for the masses to comment on, a tool that local police said has contributed to hundreds of useful tips. Facebook, Anniston police Chief Shane...

 
Study: No suicide risk for anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban

Study: No suicide risk for anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Seven years after U.S. regulators slapped their strictest warning on two popular smoking-cessation medicines citing risks of suicidal behavior, a large international study found no such risk. Now Chantix maker Pfizer and Zyban...

Chron, 19:20 in Health
 
Red Wings follow refrain, make brief appearance in playoffs

Red Wings follow refrain, make brief appearance in playoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have developed a pattern of consistency, and that's not necessarily a good thing. Detroit extended its postseason streak to 25, a feat the franchise hailed by showing a slickly produced video montage before each of...

Usa Today, 19:23 in Sport
 

UNLV approves $3.75 million contract for Marvin Menzies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marvin Menzies knows he was not UNLV's first choice as men's basketball coach and he doesn't mind. He's the Runnin' Rebels' leader now and has some catching up to do. UNLV's board of regents voted 12-1 to approve a five-year, $3.75...

Usa Today, 19:30 in Sport
 
They expected their play on immigration wouldn’t be timely. They were wrong.

They expected their play on immigration wouldn’t be timely. They were wrong.

The issue of Dreamers, children who have grown up in the U.S. without citizenship, was not supposed to be a hot-button issue during the world premiere of Deferred Action, which opens Friday at the Wyly Theatre. “We assumed that immigration reform...

 
N.Y. environmental regulators reject water quality permit needed for natural gas pipeline project

N.Y. environmental regulators reject water quality permit needed for natural gas pipeline project

ALBANY — New York environmental regulators have rejected a critical permit needed for a major natural gas pipeline project, saying the project fails to meet standards that protect hundreds of streams, wetlands and other water resources in its path....

 

Decatur man pleads guilty to murder, assault in 2011 wreck that killed 3, injured 1

A Decatur man has pleaded guilty to charges from a fatal wreck in Limestone County almost five years ago. Patrick Alan Turlington, 25, pleaded guilty to three counts of reckless murder and one count of first-degree assault. The charges stem from a...

 
Blazers looking for more shots to fall in Game 3

Blazers looking for more shots to fall in Game 3

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard is taking a pragmatic approach to his shooting struggles in Portland's first two playoff games: It will pass. Lillard has uncharacteristically hit just 13 of 39 shots from the field, or 33 percent, to open the...

Usa Today, 19:57 in Sport
 
Inside the last month of Prince's life

Inside the last month of Prince's life

Much is still unknown about the passing of Prince, who died Thursday at age 57. Officials said Friday it could be weeks until final autopsy results arrive. Here we try to piece together what is known about the month leading up to Prince's death. March...

 
'Little Red Corvette:' Chevrolet pays tribute to Prince

'Little Red Corvette:' Chevrolet pays tribute to Prince

As tributes continue to pour in marking the death of Prince, few were more striking than the one that came from General Motors' Chevrolet division. Chevy bought full-page ads in six newspapers that depict the iconic back end of a crimson 1963...

 

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