News archive from 26 October 2012

Newsome: SC has advantage before harbor deepening

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- South Carolina State Ports Authority chief Jim Newsome said Thursday that while ports in the Southeast are racing to deepen their channels, Charleston has a competitive advantage in attracting shipping lines in the years...

 

Stephen Colbert's takedown of Fox News' Libya coverage

Jon Stewart is known for taking down Fox News with devastatingly well-edited montages; on Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert achieved the same goal simply by wandering around the "Colbert Report" studio. Inspired by an overwrought Bret Baier...

 

Networks, AP changing exit poll strategy

NEW YORK - A growth in early voting and tough economy for the media are forcing changes to the exit poll system that television networks and The Associated Press depend upon to deliver the story on Election Night, all with the pressure-filled backdrop...

 

Apple misses Wall Street 4Q expectations

NEW YORK -- Apple missed Wall Street earnings expectations for the second straight quarter, as iPad sales fell short of analyst forecasts. The slowdown in the growth of iPad sales was not unexpected, as the rumor mill correctly predicted that Apple...

 

Review: Pulled in by a cult in the 'Sound of My Voice'

As the skillfully told, small-scale drama"Sound of My Voice"unfolds, a young couple named Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius) join a mysterious, smock-wearing cult of budding survivalists operating secretly, and seemingly...

 

La. AG seeks trial for state claims over BP spill

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office is asking a federal judge to set a trial date for some of the state's economic loss claims against BP PLC stemming from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a...

 
Daybreak in Alabama? (Opinion from Jose Antonio Vargas)

Daybreak in Alabama? (Opinion from Jose Antonio Vargas)

By Jose Antonio Vargas Is this Alabama? That was the question I sought to address, confront and document on my first trip to Alabama last fall, just a few months after Gov. Robert Bentley, widely supported by the Republican-led state Legislature,...

 
Halloween: Select Zaxby's locations free kids meal October 31 (must be in costume)

Halloween: Select Zaxby's locations free kids meal October 31 (must be in costume)

Kids 10 and under can get a free kids meal at select Zaxby's locations on Halloween night from 5 to 9. Not all Zaxby's locations are participating so call before you go. Here's a list of some known participating locations -- if you know of a location...

 

Bogus callers telling people they can vote by phone, N.C. officials say

With the general election less than two weeks away, officials are warning people to beware of fraudulent messages advising them they can vote by phone, and Mecklenburg election workers are recalibrating touch screen voting machines that allegedly...

 
Touring with a champion

Touring with a champion

Nastia Liukin is ready. Ready to trade in her leotards for textbooks. Ready to listen to teachers instead of coaches. Ready to excel at exams instead of gymnastics competitions. So the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions is kind of like a victory...

 
Tigers lineup: Gerald Laird to face lefty in Game 2 of World Series

Tigers lineup: Gerald Laird to face lefty in Game 2 of World Series

Avisail Garcia is back in the lineup, but not Alex Avila as the Detroit Tigers prepare for another lefthander, the San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner, in Game 2 of the World Series tonight. Game time is 8:07 p.m. at AT&T Park. Garcia and...

 
Photos: Teams that lost Game 1 on the road and still won World Series

Photos: Teams that lost Game 1 on the road and still won World Series

OK, so the Detroit Tigers lost Game 1 of the World Series at San Francisco. Here are the eight most recent teams who also lost Game 1 on the road but came back to win the title. The last team to do it was the 1992 Toronto Blue Jays.

 

Del Potro reaches Basel quarters

Hot Argentine star Juan Martin del Potro highlighted Thursday's second-round winners at the Swiss Indoors tennis event. Fresh off his title in Vienna last week, the second-seeded del Potro continued his winning ways by handling American comeback kid...

 

UK: Hearing into CIA drones would dent US ties

LONDON - Ties between Britain, the U.S. and Pakistan could be jeopardized if a judge grants a request for a court inquiry into the possible role of U.K. spy agencies in aiding covert CIA drone strikes in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a...

 

US base in Guantanamo cleans up after Sandy

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is cleaning up after a night of rough weather from Hurricane Sandy. Officials say crews are restoring downed power lines and removing stray tree limbs around the base in...

 

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