News archive from 24 October 2012

WHY IT MATTERS: Iran

WHY IT MATTERS: Iran

The issue: With the Iraq war over and Afghanistan winding down, Iran is the most likely place for a new U.S. military conflict. Despite unprecedented global penalties, Iran's nuclear program is advancing. The United States and other Western nations...

 
Sister of Elmore County capital murder suspect sentenced for role in attempted escape

Sister of Elmore County capital murder suspect sentenced for role in attempted escape

Jessica Caspari, sister of capital murder suspect Josh Caspari, was sentenced to a six years split to serve 28 months and three years of probation after pleading guilty to aiding an escape and promotion of prison contraband.Judge Ben Fuller presided...

 
Rick Dutrow Jr.’s 10-year suspension stands after horse trainer's appeal shot down by court 

Rick Dutrow Jr.’s 10-year suspension stands after horse trainer's appeal shot down by court 

Controversial horse trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. was handed a defeat when the New York Court of Appeals rejected his appeal of a 10-year suspension on Tuesday. Though his appeal was rejected, Dutrow is still allowed to train horses until all of his options...

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'Book of Mormon' sets new one-week box-office mark at Pantages

Mormons in Africa apparently have elbowed aside witches in Oz to achieve what the Pantages Theatre says is the highest one-week box-office gross in L.A. theater history. "The Book of Mormon" raked in $2,246,093 for the week ending Oct. 21,...

 
Dothan classic car restorer faces felony theft charges

Dothan classic car restorer faces felony theft charges

The owner of a Dothan automotive business called American Muscle Car faces four felony theft charges alleging he stole at least five classic muscle cars. Court records indicate Dothan police arrested Steve Morgan Jernigan, 61, of South Houston County...

 
Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall: NHL 'had an agenda' against union proposals

Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall: NHL 'had an agenda' against union proposals

As the curtain closes on the chance of a full NHL season, Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall faulted the league for not letting in enough light. Kronwall is among the few Wings still partaking in occasional self-run skates in Troy, an increasingly...

 
Taylor Swift’s new album, 'Red,' tops iTunes charts within hours of release

Taylor Swift’s new album, 'Red,' tops iTunes charts within hours of release

Taylor Swift fans saw "Red" today....in a good way. The pop-country songstress's new album topped the ITunes chart just 12 hours after the midnight release Monday morning. A day later, the Swift love-fest continued, as the 22-year-old...

 

With Canes locked out, Justin Faulk impresses Checkers

CHARLOTTE Charlotte Checkers coach Jeff Daniels quickly noticed a difference in defenseman Justin Faulk at the team's training camp. "Just confidence," Daniels said. "He proved here last year what he's capable of doing, and then he went...

 

Whitney Houston's family share struggles in TV reality show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Making a TV reality show may not be the most obvious way to cope with the sudden death of a loved one, but most families don't count an icon like Whitney Houston among their relatives. Less than a year after the "I Will...

 

Green tea drinkers show lower cancer risks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women who regularly drink green tea may have slightly lower risks of colon, stomach and throat cancers than women who make no time for tea, a large study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 69,000 Chinese...

 

Sirius XM CEO to step down Feb. 1

NEW YORK -- Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin is planning to step down early next year. Sirius XM said Tuesday that the 69-year-old Karmazin will leave Feb. 1. He will also leave the company's board. Karmazin has been Sirius XM's CEO since 2004. There...

 

Southwest alters Flint's Air Tran service

Starting April 14, there will be no more Air Tran flights out of Flint. The flights are being converted to Southwest-branded flights -- and the airline's popular non-stop Atlanta flights will disappear entirely. Air Tran is a subsidiary of Southwest,...

 
Levine challenge aims to help families of hospital patients

Levine challenge aims to help families of hospital patients

Debra Harvey of Union County is disabled and living on a fixed income, so there was no money to spare when her critically ill sister began an indefinite stay last month at Carolinas Medical Center for a massive intestinal infection. Harvey and her...

 

Commission approves new board for Jackson Health System

A highly divided Miami-Dade County Commission approved Tuesday a new board structure for the Jackson Health System after an intense debate in which the key vote was 6-5. The drama included a revelation of a failed attempt at a backroom compromise...

 
Birmingham-based Robins & Morton to be general contractor for new Intergraph headquarters

Birmingham-based Robins & Morton to be general contractor for new Intergraph headquarters

A rendering of Intergraph's future $58 million headquarters in Madison. The five-story building is expected to open summer 2014.BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham-based Robins & Morton will be the general contractor for Intergraph's new $58 million...

 

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