News archive from 28 January 2014

Stillwater officials say festival can keep name

STILLWATER, Minn. -- Stillwater officials say organizers of the city's new summer music festival can keep the name "Stillwater Log Jam." Last week, City Administrator Larry Hansen emailed the festival's organizer to ask that she consider...

 

Kansas unemployment rate falls to 4.9 percent

TOPEKA, Kan. -- A new report says the Kansas economy continued to improve at the end of 2013 as the state's unemployment rate dipped below 5 percent for the first time since 2008. The Department of Labor said Monday the seasonally adjusted rate fell...

 
New Honduran leader sworn in, urges more US help

New Honduran leader sworn in, urges more US help

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in as president Monday after a speech in which he urged the U.S. to continue support for Honduras' counter-narcotics operations and promised an iron-fist approach on crime....

 
Carmelo Anthony’s wife, La La Anthony, says he’ll ‘definitely’ stay with Knicks 

Carmelo Anthony’s wife, La La Anthony, says he’ll ‘definitely’ stay with Knicks 

On the same day Carmelo Anthony talked at length about prioritizing winning an NBA championship, his better half said she "definitely" believes her husband will re-sign with the Knicks. "I definitely think he will stay. I know that he...

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Falcons' Smith, Dimitroff, McKay sign extensions

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff have signed one-year contract extensions through the 2016 season. Also, the Falcons announced Monday President Rich McKay signed a four-year extension through...

 
Super Bowl megastars, All-Pros _ and everyone else

Super Bowl megastars, All-Pros _ and everyone else

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- The names are hardly as familiar as Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. Yet, for all the megastars and All-Pros in this Super Bowl, there are guys like Jermaine Kearse and Paris Lenon. Like Michael Robinson and Terrance Knighton....

 

Scientists find ancient plague DNA in teeth

LONDON -- Scientists say two of the deadliest pandemics in history were caused by strains of the same plague and warn that new versions of the bacteria could spark future outbreaks. Researchers found tiny bits of DNA in the teeth of two German victims...

 

Miami-Dade County to begin negotiations with David Beckham investors over potential Miami soccer stadium

A downtown Miami soccer stadium could begin to take shape soon once negotiations begin in earnest Tuesday between Miami-Dade County and retired soccer star David Beckham's investors, who are trying to create a new Major League Soccer team. Miami...

 

Scientists find ancient plague DNA in teeth

LONDON Scientists say two of the deadliest pandemics in history were caused by strains of the same plague and warn that new versions of the bacteria could spark future outbreaks. Researchers found tiny bits of DNA in the teeth of two German victims...

 
Husband of 'Jerseylicious' star among 21 arrested in Staten Island drug bust

Husband of 'Jerseylicious' star among 21 arrested in Staten Island drug bust

Twenty-one drug dealers, including a bit player on a cable reality show about hair stylists, were busted on Staten Island, authorities said Monday. Corey Epstein, 23, accused of selling Oxycodone outside his New Springville home, sometimes appears on...

 

Man charged with shooting neighbor's dog

DANIA BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities say a South Florida man fatally shot his neighbor's pit bull and then dumped it in the trash. The Broward Sheriff's Office reports that 51-year-old Franklin Davis fired two shots at his neighbor's dog Saturday evening....

 

Republicans pitch Washington state Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as a rising star

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will join a long list of big names who've given the opposition response to the president's State of the Union speech since the tradition began 48 years ago. Among them: Republican...

 

Democrat Robinson launches US House campaign

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Democratic congressional candidate Corinna Robinson has launched her campaign to challenge Republican U.S. Rep Kristi Noem. The Rapid City native spent 25 years in the Army and says her military experience prepared her to stand up...

 

US to press Sri Lanka again at UN rights council

WASHINGTON -- The United States said Monday it will sponsor a resolution at the U.N. Human Rights Council that Sri Lanka is worried could call for an international investigation into allegations of war crimes during the island nation's civil...

 

Bucks' Sanders, Mayo out sick for Clippers game

MILWAUKEE -- Bucks starting center Larry Sanders and veteran guard O.J. Mayo will miss Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, the second time in a week that each player has been sidelined by illness. Sanders and Mayo also missed last...

 

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