News archive from 24 August 2013

McCain's presidential campaign committees fined

PHOENIX -- John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign committees have been fined $80,000 for accepting contributions that exceeded federal limits. The Federal Election Commission says McCain's campaign accepted nearly $378,000 in contributions that...

 

Rookie DT Lotulelei becoming more effective for Panthers following Thursday night's game

Just minutes after Ron Rivera told the media that rookie defensive tackle Star Lotulelei had the best game of his young NFL career, Lotulelei stayed modest. He racked up four tackles, three for a loss, and a sack of Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco on...

 

Canes' Ward healthy, motivated

RALEIGH Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward has a lot driving him as a new season approaches – a motivational checklist, if you will. Ward wants to lead the Hurricanes back to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2009. He wants...

 

Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'After All These Years'

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 25 - 31, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Cedar Cove Justine (Sarah Smyth) fears the worst when Seth fails to...

 
Man pleads to using immigrants on Kalamazoo oil spill

Man pleads to using immigrants on Kalamazoo oil spill

HOUSTON - An East Texas man has pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in transporting immigrant workers to Michigan to clean an oil spill. Prosecutors say 50-year-old Thomas Gard of Nederland, Texas, also conspired to pay the workers less than...

 
President Obama cautious on any U.S. intervention in Syria

President Obama cautious on any U.S. intervention in Syria

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama downplayed the prospect of speedy U.S. intervention in Syria, stressing Friday the difficulty of ordering military action against the Assad government without a strong international coalition and a legal mandate...

 

Michigan horse stewards get $110K to settle lawsuit

The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $110,000 to settle a lawsuit by four horse racing stewards who claim they lost jobs or had hours cut because they were perceived to support a Republican for governor in the 2006 election. The lawsuit had been...

 

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

San Jose (9-10-6) at FC Dallas (9-7-9), 9 p.m. Ahead of Saturday's visit from the San Jose Earthquakes, FC Dallas got the kind of win on Wednesday that the team hopes can be a turning point in its season. Dallas was down to 10 men and locked in a 1-1...

 

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

Columbus (8-11-5) at Real Salt Lake (12-8-6), 9:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake will be attempting to preserve its position atop the overall MLS table on Saturday when the club welcomes an improving Columbus Crew side to Rio Tinto Stadium. The Claret and...

 

USA Pro Challenge Results

1. Tejay van Garderen (BMC), United States, 25 minutes, 1 second. 2. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp), United States, 25:05. 3. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp), United States, 26:03. 4. Stephen Cummings (BMC), Great Britain, 26:05. 5. Lawrence Warbasse...

 
Dave Birkett: Detroit Lions seem to have best rookie class in years

Dave Birkett: Detroit Lions seem to have best rookie class in years

It was clear four months ago, when the Detroit Lions veered from their well-rehearsed Best Player Available philosophy, that this year's draft class would provide significant and immediate contributions, unlike past seasons. First-round pick Ziggy...

 

Officer assaults down in Alabama

Local police chiefs aren’t able to pinpoint one reason why the number of Alabama law enforcement officers assaulted in the line of duty has decreased since 2010, but they say they hope the trend continues. In 2012, 206 law enforcement officers across...

 
Local group headed to D.C. for anniversary of historic march

Local group headed to D.C. for anniversary of historic march

slideshow It was Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech delivered 50 years ago that changed Freddie Rimpsey’s life. The Anniston pastor and civil rights leader said it was King’s “I have a dream” speech, spoken during the Aug. 28, 1963, March on...

 

Redland Elementary receives Safe School award

Redland Elementary School in Wetumpka recently was received a 2013 Attorney General's Safe School Initiative Award of Excellence.Recipients were chosen from each of the state school board districts, and Redland Elementary was the recipient for...

 
State ethics charges not expected to disrupt Internet negotiations in Piedmont

State ethics charges not expected to disrupt Internet negotiations in Piedmont

slideshow Piedmont’s schools superintendent says state ethics charges against an employee of a company his system hired to provide Internet service to students shouldn’t disrupt talks to restore that service. Dave Stone, 54, and his wife Deann Stone,...

 

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