News archive from 24 July 2012

Birmingham ZooGala 2012 set for Sept. 15

Birmingham ZooGala 2012 set for Sept. 15

Callee, a 10-year old African bull elephant, and other members of the Birmingham Zoo's elephant exhibit are scheduled to appear in the Trails of Africa exhibit during ZooGala 2012. (The Birmingham News file/Special)BIRMINGHAM, Alabama --- The...


Mitt Romney's budget record in Massachusetts offers insight

After a victory that surprised the pollsters, Mitt Romney took control of a divided government plagued by budget shortfalls and an anemic jobs outlook, vowing immediate, hard action. “We've used up virtually all our cash, borrowed all the...


American Idol to host small-town tryouts

HELENA, Mont. -- "American Idol" plans stops in some smaller cities in search of singing talent for its 12th season. The FOX television show's website says the new "Small Town Audition Bus Tour" is scheduled to make stops in Idaho...


Cowboys have 4-year deal with first-round pick Morris Claiborne

The Dallas Cowboys have signed first-round pick Morris Claiborne to a 4-year deal worth just under $16.5 million, The Dallas Morning News' David Moore has learned. Claiborne was selected sixth overall by the Cowboys in April. Cowboys executive vice...

Dallas News, 17:02 in Sport

Anthony Zettel, other Penn State players with Michigan ties face big decisions

Four current Penn State football players with ties to Michigan will have big decisions to make about their futures before Aug. 26, the school's registration deadline for fall classes.They'll all likely decide by then whether or not it's worth sticking...


California county to vote on Rx drug disposal bill

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Officials in a Northern California county are considering a law that would require the pharmaceutical industry to foot the bill for getting rid of unused medication. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors could vote on the Safe...

Alabama Reps. John Rogers, Mary Moore urge highly paid administrators in Birmingham schools to retire

Alabama Reps. John Rogers, Mary Moore urge highly paid administrators in Birmingham schools to retire

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- At a news conference this afternoon, state Reps. John Rogers and Mary Moore said the state Department of Education's financial plan, being "forced down the throats" of the Birmingham Board of Education, lays off...


Report: Federal air safety program falling short

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says a program that encourages air traffic controllers to report their mistakes is amassing data, but the information isn't being effectively used to improve safety.A report by the Transportation Department's...

Chron, 17:04 in World News
Free picnic celebrates Nigerian culture

Free picnic celebrates Nigerian culture

Members of South Florida's Nigerian community will celebrate their culture with a community picnic on Saturday at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah . The free event, which is open to everyone, will feature games and Nigerian food — as well as...


Arizona Cardinals training camp preview: Secondary

As a preview for training camp, which opens July 24, Kent Somers takes a look at each position. Next up: Secondary. Let's start with cornerbacks. There is one sure thing: Patrick Peterson will start. Oh, another sure thing: Peterson will often match...

AZCentral, 17:06 in Sport

Inside the Preds' 2012 season

A closer look at the Orlando Predators, who finished 4-14 in the Arena Football League this season. The Preds never had lost 10 or more games in a season. Their record streak of 19 consecutive playoff appearances ended.


Predators hope to use offseason to improve offense

Orlando Predators coach Bret Munsey emerged from Sunday's victorious locker room with a look of relief as his team closed out its worst season in franchise history. "It was a battle,'' Munsey said. "It's something I never want to go through...


NFC East camp preview: Super Bowl champion Giants eager to improve

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning and the New York Giants’ defense carried them to their second Super Bowl title in five seasons. They need to step up again to repeat. Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and most of the defense...

Dallas News, 17:07 in Sport

Man charged in armed robbery of dry cleaners

Chesterfield Township- A 55-year-old man was charged Monday with robbing a dry cleaners recently, officials said.Steven Paul Champine was arraigned in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on armed robbery charges and faces up to life in prison. A...


Software maker VMware buys Nicira for $1.26B

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Business software maker VMware is buying computer networking specialist Nicira for nearly $1.3 billion. The deal announced Monday will expand VMware's product line in the rapidly growing field of computer...


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