News archive from 24 April 2013

Charlotte Bobcats coach opening: 10 ideas on candidates

Ten men, in alphabetical order, who could be available if they are interested in being the Charlotte Bobcats' next coach: Ten ideas, in alphabetical order, on who's available if they're interesting in being the Charlotte Bobcats' next coach: Mo...

 
U.S., Israel spar over whether Syrian government has used chemical weapons

U.S., Israel spar over whether Syrian government has used chemical weapons

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel's top military intelligence analyst said Tuesday that the Syrian regime used lethal chemical weapons last month against opposition forces and criticized the international community for failing to act on evidence that...

 

Kobe Bryant gets cast off, transitions to walking boot

Fresh off an April 13 surgery to repair his torn left Achilles' tendon, Kobe Bryant announced via Twitter on Tuesday he is out of his cast. "Cast off today. I have zero swelling and virtually no pain. Boot now for a few months. I start...

 

U.S., Israel spar over whether Syrian government has used chemical weapons

TEL AVIV, Israel Israel's top military intelligence analyst said Tuesday that the Syrian regime used lethal chemical weapons last month against opposition forces and criticized the international community for failing to act on evidence that...

 

Senator might bar people on terror list from guns

WASHINGTON -- A Senate sponsor of a defeated compromise on expanding gun sale background checks says he'll consider changing the measure to add people on the government's terror list to those forbidden from owning firearms. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin...

 

Mike Brown returning to the Cavs

ESPN is reporting that Mike Brown has signed a five-year contract to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read the full story at ESPN.com. Brown took over for Phil Jackson in 2011, managing the Lakers through the lockout-shortened season. After starting the...

 

NEA awards $26.3 million in arts grants despite sequester

WASHINGTON The National Endowment for the Arts announced Tuesday that it was awarding $26.3 million in grants, continuing federal support for the arts despite the automatic 5 percent federal budget cuts that are in force. The agency was able to...

 
Anniston senator: Common Core ban bill on hold

Anniston senator: Common Core ban bill on hold

slideshow MONTGOMERY — A bill to ban the state from using its Common Core-based academic standards is on hold in the Alabama Senate, Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, said today. Marsh, the president pro tempore of the Senate, said lawmakers need more time...

 

Woman’s car reportedly stolen and burned

A woman’s car was stolen Friday from an Anniston parking lot and later discovered on fire on Durant Street, according to Anniston police. Police Sgt. Chris Sparks said a 28-year-old Anniston woman reported her car stolen Friday around 7 p.m. from a...

 
Bicycle accident likely caused by stray dog

Bicycle accident likely caused by stray dog

slideshow A day after a cyclist tumbled out of the Foothills Classic Road Race and into a hospital, a race organizer said the dog that caused his crash was likely a stray. Mike Poe, president of the Northeast Alabama Bicycling Association, said he...

 

Mac Engel: Veteran players will have to step up and stay healthy to save Cowboys' Garrett

IRVING, Texas -- A pragmatist, a businessman and a dreamer walk into an NFL draft room. The pragmatist knows whomever is drafted is not going to win him many games in a rookie year. The businessman needs a quick return on his investment, and to take...

 

Windy City blowback

"I wouldn't read the book review. I would read the book, make your own judgment, No. 1. No. 2 is, you know, it didn't note that the city of Chicago has the most Nobel Prize winners of any city in America. And they think we shouldn't be proud of...

 

Critic stands by Chicago slam

When a critic takes on a city's refusal to acknowledge its own blemishes, it becomes a bit tricky for residents to respond without proving the critic's point. That's the position Chicagoans find themselves in with DePaul University theater professor...

 

SC Gov. Haley signs bill giving $120M to Boeing

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Gov. Nikki Haley has signed legislation to give the Boeing Co. $120 million in incentives for its expansion plans in the state. Haley's spokesman Rob Godfrey told The Associated Press that the Republican governor signed the...

 
Miss. man in ricin case: 'I love my country'

Miss. man in ricin case: 'I love my country'

TUPELO, Miss. -- Charges were dropped Tuesday against the Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others, while authorities searched at another man's home in connection with the case. The surprising move...

 

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