News archive from 25 January 2014

Official: Aid convoy to Homs expected to be topic of first face-to-face Syrian talks

GENEVA A face-to-face meeting between negotiators for the Syrian government and the opposition was postponed Friday at the request of the opposition, but despite threats by both sides to withdraw the U.N. official mediating the talks said he is...

 

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Chicago Bulls

Bobcats vs. Bulls 7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610 Projected Starters Bobcats Bulls Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg RpgG, R. Sessions10.73.2G, D. Augustin12.32.2G, G. Henderson15.44.2G, J. Butler12.34.4F, M....

 

Firm disavows ride from N.C. State Fair disaster

RALEIGH The Georgia company authorities have described as owning the thrill ride that seriously injured three at the North Carolina State Fair is trying to distance itself from the case and potentially shield itself from lawsuits. A lawyer for Family...

 

Dow tumbles 2% as worries grow over emerging markets

NEW YORK â Stocks suffered a second day of steep declines as investors grew increasingly worried over economic growth in emerging markets. The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 318.24 points, or 2 percent, to 15,879.11. Combined with Thursdayâs...

 

Dow tumbles 2% as worries grow over emerging markets

NEW YORK â Stocks suffered a second day of steep declines as investors grew increasingly worried over economic growth in emerging markets. The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 318.24 points, or 2 percent, to 15,879.11. Combined with Thursdayâs...

 
Anniston school board approves superintendent contract

Anniston school board approves superintendent contract

slideshow Anniston will have one of the highest-paid school superintendents in the state, based on the enrollment of his system, when he starts work next month. During a Friday meeting, the Anniston Board of Education unanimously approved a $167,144...

 

Police investigate wreck involving unrestrained 3-year-old

Police took blood and urine samples from a woman involved in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 78 Thursday morning to be tested by the Department of Forensic Sciences, according to Heflin police Chief A.J. Benefield. Brandy Michelle Haller, 26, of Heflin, was...

 

Alabama Senate approves expungement of criminal records

MONTGOMERY — Most people arrested for crimes but not convicted would be able to have the arrests expunged from their records under a bill passed by the Alabama Senate on Thursday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, would also...

 
Outdoor-gear expo has luxury for people and dogs

Outdoor-gear expo has luxury for people and dogs

SALT LAKE CITY -- Wilderness gear is going soft, and not just for people. Dogs are getting their own luxury outdoor items. A trend at the world's largest outdoor-gear trade show is equipment and apparel that's also fashionable, easy to use or...

 

Lawmaker championing charter school bill has ties to industry

TALLAHASSEE -- House leaders picked state Rep. Manny Diaz, Jr., of Hialeah, to shepherd a controversial bill that would revamp the way hundreds of charter schools statewide enter into agreements with local school boards. Yet, in the eyes of some...

 

Viacom's Redstone sees pay rise 77 pct to $36.2M

NEW YORK -- Viacom Inc.'s nonagenarian founder Sumner Redstone saw his pay jump 77 percent to $36.2 million last year, reflecting a surge in the value of his special stock options. The executive chairman's special options rose in value by $26 million....

 
Olympian Louganis on Westminster dog show TV crew

Olympian Louganis on Westminster dog show TV crew

NEW YORK -- Olympic great Greg Louganis is diving into a new venture. The four-time gold medalist will be part of the broadcast crew covering the Westminster dog show events next month. Louganis will work for Fox Sports 1 at the agility competition on...

 
Granholm: Clinton is 'strongest candidate' in 2016 presidential race

Granholm: Clinton is 'strongest candidate' in 2016 presidential race

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's standing in national politics got a boost Thursday when she was named cochair of Priorities USA Action, the largest liberal super PAC in the nation as it raises funds to help elect Hillary Rodham Clinton....

 
Two charged with eluding police after traffic stop

Two charged with eluding police after traffic stop

slideshow slideshow Police say a man arrested on two separate felony charges Thursday broke into a house as he was fleeing from officers, startling its occupants. Marcus Alexander Brown, 26, was charged with third-degree burglary, possession of...

 

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