News archive from 25 October 2013, page 2

Greg Oden's brief appearance for Miami Heat eventful, encouraging

Greg Oden's brief appearance for Miami Heat eventful, encouraging

The smile splashed across Greg Oden's face Wednesday night revealed the joy, the relief, the sense of achievement of playing in his first NBA game in nearly four years. As first steps go, this was a rousing success. “Four minutes, it's...

 
Rockaway residents to form human chain along the beach 

Rockaway residents to form human chain along the beach 

Hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims are trying to turn tragedy into a Guinness World Record. About 2,000 Rockaway residents are expected to join hands along the peninsula’s beach on Sunday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the storm. They are...

 

Texas quarterback Case McCoy doesn't lack confidence, but 'no one thinks I’m any good'

AUSTIN, Texas — For a guy who has spent most of his career as a backup, Case McCoy carries himself with the swagger of a national championship-winning quarterback. Whether it’s leading Texas to an upset win over rival Oklahoma, or surrounded by...

Dallas News, 19:36 in Sport
 
Contractors say late changes, lack of testing doomed health care website launch

Contractors say late changes, lack of testing doomed health care website launch

WASHINGTON -- Private contractors working on the troubled federal health insurance marketplace told a congressional committee Thursday that they needed several months, but only had two weeks, before the launch date to fully test what could be the most...

 

40 injured in candy factory explosion in Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Mexican authorities say that an explosion inside a candy factory in the border city of Ciudad Juarez has left at least 40 people injured. Ciudad Juarez Mayor Enrique Serrano says that 11 of the injured Tuesday were taken to...

 

40 injured in candy factory explosion in Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico Mexican authorities say that an explosion inside a candy factory in the border city of Ciudad Juarez has left at least 40 people injured. Ciudad Juarez Mayor Enrique Serrano says that 11 of the injured Tuesday were taken to...

 
Marsh, state BOE member defend Common Core standards

Marsh, state BOE member defend Common Core standards

slideshow A meeting today designed to clear up confusion about state-sanctioned standards for public schools may have adjourned at a standstill between opposing sides. Mary Scott Hunter of the Alabama Board of Education spoke for about an hour and a...

 

Cleburne officials drafting plan for 2-mill tax for emergency services; Public would get vote on tax if...

Cleburne County officials are working on a plan to spend the proceeds of a proposed 2-mill property tax increase to fund emergency services, a measure that could appear on ballots next year. Before that can happen, local lawmakers have to sign off on...

 
Woman injured in wreck with tanker truck

Woman injured in wreck with tanker truck

slideshow An injured woman was taken to Regional Medical Center after a wreck at the corner of Alabama 202 and Lagarde Avenue this evening. No information was immediately available concerning the woman’s condition, a worker at Regional Medical Center...

 
Fenway always a fall classic

Fenway always a fall classic

BOSTON -- Fenway Park continues to shine as America's oldest ballpark hosts its 10th World Series. On Thursday, fans showing up for Game 2 said it is Fenway's history and intimate size that set it apart from newer venues. Brian Campbell's father slept...

 

Arizona women's players get etiquette training

SAN FRANCISCO -- No doubt Arizona's women's basketball players are minding their manners. That is just part of the program for the Wildcats. On and off the court, sixth-year coach Niya Butts wants her players to be at their best in all settings and...

 

Bucs' Martin, Goldson inactive against Panthers

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin is sitting out Thursday night's game against Carolina because of a left shoulder injury. The Buccaneers also are without safety Dashon Goldson, who is inactive with a sore knee. Martin and Goldson both...

 
Freezing temperatures expected for Calhoun County Friday night

Freezing temperatures expected for Calhoun County Friday night

slideshow Meteorologists expect freezing temperatures tonight for Calhoun County's coldest day of the fall so far. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, today’s high is expected to be 54 and tonight’s low could dip as far as 30....

 
RMC expanding heart surgery services

RMC expanding heart surgery services

slideshow Anniston's largest hospital is expanding its heart surgery services, offering less-invasive procedures that can be safer and require less recovery time than traditional methods. Regional Medical Center in Anniston has added several types of...

 
John Tortorella says Canucks dove and whined for calls under Alain Vigneault  

John Tortorella says Canucks dove and whined for calls under Alain Vigneault  

PHILADELPHIA - Now that's the Torts we know. Thursday in Newark, former Rangers coach John Tortorella reportedly blamed his Canucks' lack of love from the officials this season on a dubious "reputation" accumulated under former Vancouver...

Daily News, 19:52 in Sport
 

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