News archive from 23 September 2013

Gunmen kill 3 in Jamaica, then police kill man

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Police in Jamaica say gunmen broke into a home in the island's capital and killed two women and a man in their 20s. Detectives say a 19-year-old man was shot to death by police during a confrontation after officers arrived to...

 

Baylor trustees surprise CEO Joel Allison

The board of trustees for Baylor Health Care System pulled off a surprise last week when it announced that it is renaming its Faith in Action Initiatives Fund for Baylor president and CEO Joel T. Allison in honor of his 20th anniversary. Allison said...

 

Not-so-creative tax burdens to come

The past five years have been grueling for local and state governments scrambling to maintain services while not adding to the burden on citizens of increased taxes during difficult economic times. For Miami-Dade County government, the overspending...

 

3 public road planning meetings this week

The public will get three chances this week to voice opinions on the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan's proposed highway projects. Meetings are scheduled in Mooresville, Indian Trail and Charlotte, as a follow-up to last week's release of the...

 

Vigil to remember man killed while crossing Charlotte the road

A little more than a year after a man was hit and killed by a car as he crossed Steele Creek Road, residents will hold a candlelight vigil Tuesday in his memory and to urge city officials to improve pedestrian safety in the area. Melvin Givens, 51,...

 

OVERHEARD IN THE EMMY FAN BLEACHERS

"What's his name? 'Dumb and Dumber!'" was the shout that went up in the fan bleachers when Jeff Daniels strolled the Emmy red carpet. Forget that Daniels is nominated for a best actor in a drama Emmy for "Newsroom." Who can forget...

 

NFL scores: Good news for Cowboys: Rest of NFC East loses

Click here for the scoreboard, recaps and box scores from every game   The Cowboys find themselves in first place in the NFC East at 2-1. Meanwhile, the Eagles are 1-2; the Redskins and Giants are 0-3. NEXT SUNDAY'S GAMES N.Y. Giants at Kansas City, 1...

Dallas News, 19:05 in Sport
 

Rangers' loss is worst gut-punch of year; division lost; wild card in danger

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After they were finally able to stand up straight following the worst gut-punch of the season – an extra-inning walkoff grand slam Sunday that officially eliminated them from the AL West race and put even a play-in game for a wild...

Dallas News, 19:05 in Sport
 

Gunmen kill 3 in Jamaica, then police kill man

KINGSTON, Jamaica Police in Jamaica say gunmen broke into a home in the island's capital and killed two women and a man in their 20s. Detectives say a 19-year-old man was shot to death by police during a confrontation after officers arrived to...

 

Niners' Davis inactive against Colts

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis will not play in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts due to a hamstring injury he sustained in the team's most recent outing. Davis strained his left hamstring during the fourth quarter of last...

 
Packers blow 16-point lead, lose to Bengals 34-30

Packers blow 16-point lead, lose to Bengals 34-30

CINCINNATI -- The Packers have lost their knack for finishing 'em off. After a week of hearing coach Mike McCarthy stress the need for a solid fourth quarter, Green Bay went out and let one get away on Sunday. Terence Newman returned a fumble 58 yards...

 
Braves grab NL East title, beat Cubs 5-2

Braves grab NL East title, beat Cubs 5-2

CHICAGO -- The Atlanta Braves clinched the NL East title on Sunday, and then rode two homers by Andrelton Simmons to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The game was in the sixth inning when Washington lost 4-2 to Miami, giving the Braves their first...

 
Chargers can't hold lead in 20-17 loss to Titans

Chargers can't hold lead in 20-17 loss to Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The San Diego Chargers had the ball and the lead late in the fourth quarter. They couldn't stop Jake Locker to finish off the Tennessee Titans. The Chargers got the ball with 6:07 left and ran each time before punting to the Titans...

 
Merkel factor boosts party's result in German vote

Merkel factor boosts party's result in German vote

BERLIN The strong performance by Angela Merkel's conservatives in Sunday's German election was not only a victory for her Christian Democratic Union but also vindication of her strategy of transforming a party long dominated by Roman Catholic men....

 
Woods says 'very satisfied' with five-win season

Woods says 'very satisfied' with five-win season

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Tiger Woods ended his 2013 PGA Tour campaign with an unimpressive tie for 22nd at the Tour Championship on Sunday but, in all likelihood, will earn Player of the Year honours which are to be announced late next week. Though he has...

 

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