News archive from 25 September 2013

Cruz-ing strategy: Texas senator attacking Obamacare with an eye on 2016?

Cruz-ing strategy: Texas senator attacking Obamacare with an eye on 2016?

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz is smack in the middle of the No. 1 political story in the country, has energized his party's conservative base and has become the most visible 2016 Republican presidential wannabe in an early – and crowded...

 

Toy armadillo stolen in NY after Nelson concert

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. The Capitol Theater's general manager says a stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the...

 

Poet Oswald's take on Homer wins Warwick Prize

LONDON A reworking of Homer's "Iliad" by British poet Alice Oswald has won the Warwick Prize for Writing, an eclectic literary award open to English-language works in any genre and from any country. Oswald's "Memorial" was named...

 
Good news for Orioles: Machado didn't tear ACL

Good news for Orioles: Machado didn't tear ACL

BALTIMORE -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado got some good news: He has a torn ligament in his left knee and could be running again six to eight weeks because his ACL and MCL ligaments are fine. An MRI on Tuesday revealed Machado has a torn medial...

 

Georgia TE Lynch not impressed with APU protest

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch is all for improving the rights of college athletes. He doesn't think writing the letters "APU" on a wristband will lead to significant change. Several Georgia linemen took part in a low-key...

 

Kenya says it's captured 11 of alleged al Shabab shopping mall terrorists

NAIROBI, Kenya -- With speculation rampant about the nationalities of the gunmen who seized control of a Nairobi shopping mall Saturday and executed scores of shoppers, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta declared Tuesday that the bloody siege was finally...

 

Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker played key role in recruiting Al Jefferson

When Charlotte Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins texted his point guard, to tell him the team was signing center Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker replied this way: “I almost shed a tear when I saw this.” A low-post...

 

Slate of 5 Mecklenburg County manager candidates likely to grow

The Charlotte-based search firm hunting for Mecklenburg County's next county manager has found five outside candidates, but that list is sure to grow when it delivers a final slate by Oct. 17. So one thing's for certain: The unofficial Oct. 15...

 

MSC opens Davidson co-headquarters

DAVIDSON MSC Industrial Supply Co., a national distributor of metalworking and industrial supplies with $2.7 billion in annual revenue, celebrated the opening on Tuesday of its Davidson co-headquarters overlooking Lake Norman. The six-story,...

 
Metropolitan Museum of Art offers Groupon deal for admission as lawsuits argue customers should be allowed in for free 

Metropolitan Museum of Art offers Groupon deal for admission as lawsuits argue customers should be allowed...

Looks like the Met continues to be the true masters in the art of deception. The famed museum launched a Groupon deal offering discounted admission fees — but the prices are slashed from the “recommended” rates. A company spokesperson said the online...

 
Brooklyn teen who drowned while on school trip upstate was warned against going into the water four times 

Brooklyn teen who drowned while on school trip upstate was warned against going into the water four times 

A Brooklyn teenager who drowned on a June field trip to a marshy upstate park was warned four times to stay out the water before his fatal plunge, city investigators said. But Prospect Heights International High School student Jean Fritz Pierre, 16,...

 

DeCock: ACC's best? One conference, one writer, 79 stories, countless arguments

If someone other than Dan Collins did this, he might write a song about it: The man who left Walter Davis and Dennis Scott and Bobby Jones out of his list of the greatest players in ACC basketball history. Collins, a veteran sportswriter for the...

 

Charlotte 49ers not turning opponents'errors into points

The Charlotte 49ers continue to force more turnovers than any other team in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision. The problem the 49ers are having, however, is taking advantage of all those opponents' miscues. Take last Saturday, when...

 
Commissioners: Big changes coming to Miami-Dade taxi, car-service industries

Commissioners: Big changes coming to Miami-Dade taxi, car-service industries

Miami-Dade County commissioners signaled Tuesday they are prepared to overhaul regulations that govern the powerful taxi and town-car industries, which they described as dysfunctional and behind the times. “It has taken us too long to get...

 

News Summary: Obama, Clinton tout health care law

JOINT EFFORT: President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton took to the same stage Tuesday to promote the new health care law that Obama championed after Clinton's own efforts to reform health care years earlier fell flat. QUESTIONS LOBBED:...

 

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