News archive from 23 August 2012

Lubbock official warns of Obama civil war

Lubbock official warns of Obama civil war

A Lubbock County judge is asking for a tax increase to hire deputies for the inevitable civil war he believes would follow President Obama's re-election. The way he puts it, Judge Tom Head wants to prepare for the "worst", which to him means...

Chron, 17:01 in Regional
 
3 Detroit men charged in thefts from Best Buy stores

3 Detroit men charged in thefts from Best Buy stores

Chesterfield Township - Police have arrested and charged three Detroit men with stealing electronics from Best Buy, officials said Wednesday.Investigators say the men are responsible for a string of robberies at the retail chain's stores in the...

 
Football practice report: Mainland hands QB job to Matt Moak

Football practice report: Mainland hands QB job to Matt Moak

Daytona Beach Mainland coaches are happy to have senior QB Matt Moak back from a torn ACL in his knee, which he suffered in preseason camp last August. Moak missed the entire 2011 season. The happiest guy in preseason camp is probably another Bucs...

 

Duke, Carolina top FSU's 9-game ACC home schedule

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State will host Duke and North Carolina among the nine visiting ACC schools coming to Tallahassee in the 2012-2013 basketball season. North Carolina visits the Seminoles on Jan....

 

1 incumbent, 3 others are finalists for PSC

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Incumbent Lisa Edgar and three others were selected as finalists for a vacancy on Florida Public Service Commission, the five-member panel responsible for setting electricity and water rates for millions of Florida residents. A...

 

Jamaica lawmaker steps aside from shadow post

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A Jamaican opposition lawmaker charged with perverting the course of justice is stepping aside from a party post. Jamaica Labor Party legislator Daryl Vaz announced Wednesday that he is taking a leave of absence as the...

 

Jamaica lawmaker steps aside from shadow post

KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Jamaican opposition lawmaker charged with perverting the course of justice is stepping aside from a party post. Jamaica Labor Party legislator Daryl Vaz announced Wednesday that he is taking a leave of absence as the...

 

OWN scores big ratings with Oprah's Rihanna interview

Oprah Winfrey's OWN channel has had ratings woes in the past, but it appears to be on an upswing lately, thanks to high-profile interviews such as the one Oprah conducted with Rihanna on Sunday. That episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" gave...

 
Wild hogs in Michigan: New trail cam photo captures state's growing feral swine problem

Wild hogs in Michigan: New trail cam photo captures state's growing feral swine problem

Despite being declared outlaws in Michigan, wild hogs sure seem to be making themselves at home here — and making more of themselves, too. Sightings of feral swine are on the rise around the state and the destructive, omnivorous beasts appear to be...

 

Jamaica lawmaker steps aside from shadow post

KINGSTON, Jamaica A Jamaican opposition lawmaker charged with perverting the course of justice is stepping aside from a party post. Jamaica Labor Party legislator Daryl Vaz announced Wednesday that he is taking a leave of absence as the opposition's...

 
GOP upheaval arrives just before Romney convention

GOP upheaval arrives just before Romney convention

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This is the convention prelude of the Republicans' dreams — their nightmares, that is.Mitt Romney wanted to preside over a made-for-TV gathering showcasing his economic credentials and GOP unity. Instead, he's heading to Tampa with...

Chron, 17:05 in Politics
 
Romney, Ryan pulled into abortion debate

Romney, Ryan pulled into abortion debate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan found themselves dragged into a debate Wednesday over hot-button social issues and answering for differences between their personal positions on abortion, just days before a national...

Chron, 17:05 in Politics
 
Tropical Storm Isaac expected to become a hurricane, but the forecast for Republicans’ Tampa convention is still unknown

Tropical Storm Isaac expected to become a hurricane, but the forecast for Republicans’ Tampa convention is...

Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as early as Thursday, but the outlook for the Republican National Convention remains cloudy. With the storm on a path toward Florida, Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist for...

 

News Summary: Dow down; small gain for S&P

ACTION-READY FED: Stocks climbed back from lows after minutes from the last major Federal Reserve meeting hinted at additional action to help the economy. GOLD GLOWS: Gold climbed $14 an ounce to $1,657, its highest level since early May, in trading...

 
Could the Lions go after Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew?

Could the Lions go after Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew?

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, in the middle of a long holdout with his long-time NFL team, reportedly is open to a trade. And the Lions could use some help at running back with Jahvid Best (concussion) out and Mikel Leshoure fighting off...

 

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