News archive from 26 June 2013

Al Qaida-linked Nusra Front rebels blamed for bloody fight against Lebanese army in Sidon

SIDON, Lebanon -- The worst fighting in Lebanon in years, which wracked this coastal city one hour south of Beirut this week, was touched off by an influx of foreign fighters from Syria, Palestinian camps and other Arab countries into the compound of...

 
Family describes slain teacher in first day of murder trial

Family describes slain teacher in first day of murder trial

slideshow Frances Curry remembered her son, Kevin Thompson, as an amazing gift. “Family was the most important thing to him,” Curry said Tuesday in her testimony during the first day of the capital murder trial of Nicholas Smith, one of the men...

 
Alabama officials react to Supreme Court's voting rights ruling

Alabama officials react to Supreme Court's voting rights ruling

slideshow When state Rep. Barbara Boyd, D-Anniston, first heard about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act, she couldn't believe it. "Oh, no, no, no," said Boyd, the only African-American in Calhoun County's legislative...

 

Commissioners take votes on access to information on Cleburne County operations

HEFLIN -- A proposal that would have assigned Cleburne County commissioners to review the monthly operations of county departments with staff failed by a vote of 2-3 at the commission meeting Monday. Cleburne County Probate Judge Ryan Robertson, who...

 

Speak Out: Disobeying God’s law

Re “What would be your 11th Commandment?” (Faith article, June 15), and “Hey, scout stay away” (Phillip Tutor column, May 31): “I testify to everyone who hears the words … of this book; if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are...

 

For McCrory, no retreat from special interests

From an editorial Monday in the (Raleigh) News & Observer: Oh, it's not a candidate fundraiser. Nooooo, of course not, says John Lassiter, a close friend of Gov. Pat McCrory's and chairman of the Renew North Carolina Foundation, host of a retreat...

 

Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “Affirmative action case sent back to lower court” (June 25): Forced admission of unqualified students benefits no one Affirmative action may get a less than qualified student into Harvard, Yale or Duke, but it...

 

Detroit man arrested in Georgia on 2002 murder warrant

NORCROSS, GA. - Authorities in suburban Atlanta have arrested a man wanted in a killing more than a decade ago in Michigan.Authorities in suburban Atlanta have arrested a man wanted in a killing more than a decade ago in Michigan. The FBI and the...

 
Freighter hauling salt gets stuck in Saginaw River

Freighter hauling salt gets stuck in Saginaw River

BAY CITY - Officials say a tug boat is working to lighten the load of a Great Lakes freighter that became stuck while hauling salt in the Saginaw River. MLive.com says the 650-foot Algorail was on its way to Sargent Docks & Terminal Inc. in...

 
Edward Snowden’s fate could be swayed by flowers and vegetables: analysts 

Edward Snowden’s fate could be swayed by flowers and vegetables: analysts 

QUITO, Ecuador -- With Edward Snowden stuck in Moscow and Washington pushing hard for his return, many Ecuadoreans began realizing Tuesday that this small country's deep economic ties with the U.S. could make it the one with the most to lose in the...

 

Brandi Glanville is ‘far from a lady,’ talk show host John Kerwin says after rep slams his STD remarks

Brandi Glanville is rarely rendered speechless. Yet after TV talk show host John Kerwin revealed details of their hot date, including how the former reality star has an STD, Glanville, 40, has remained tight lipped. “It’s unfortunate John Kerwin’s...

 
Miami Heat's global reach evident in response to Harlem Shake video

Miami Heat's global reach evident in response to Harlem Shake video

To fully appreciate the power and influence of the Miami Heat, it's going to take wading outside the fishbowl of South Florida to truly grasp the idea. The Heat is a global phenomenon. Its reach spans the world and now commands the attention of not...

 
Practice pays off for Miami Heat's Ray Allen

Practice pays off for Miami Heat's Ray Allen

The NBA's all-time leader in three-point baskets arrived in Miami simply looking to fit in, willing to subjugate his ego and come off the bench on a star-laden team that had already won a championship without him. But Ray Allen ended up being far more...

 
Teammates eager for Chris ‘Birdman' Andersen to return to Miami Heat

Teammates eager for Chris ‘Birdman' Andersen to return to Miami Heat

The stat book shows Chris Andersen than averaged a little more than five points, four rebounds and a block during his 62 games with the Heat this season. But what the “Birdman” provided Miami during its run to a third NBA...

 
Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole make their impact felt

Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole make their impact felt

The inconsistencies of Miami's offensive production from its point guards during the NBA Finals are easy to spot just by looking through the box scores. On one night, Mario Chalmers is leading the Heat in scoring, the next he is held scoreless on...

 

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