News archive from 30 August 2012

Franchitti's run atop IndyCar comes to an end

Franchitti's run atop IndyCar comes to an end

After three years on top, the end is here for Dario Franchitti. His IndyCar reign officially ended last weekend at Sonoma. A third-place finish, his best result in seven races, mathematically eliminated him from championship contention. Franchitti is...

 

Mexico announces deep-water oil find

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the country's state-owned oil company has made its first large-scale discovery of deep-water oil deposits in the Gulf of Mexico. Calderon says Pemex drilled a roughly three-mile (5,000-meter)...

 
Mississippi man sentenced to prison for Pelham bank robbery

Mississippi man sentenced to prison for Pelham bank robbery

David Alexander KulinskiBIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A 53-year-old Mississippi man was sentenced today by a federal judge to nearly four years in prison for the January robbery of a Pelham bank, according to court records. David Alexander Kulinski was...

 

Romney's challenge will be to appear strong but personable, analysts say

TAMPA, Fla. -- When Mitt Romney stands before the Republican National Convention and the nation Thursday night, he has to come across as both old Mitt and new Mitt. Before he started his presidential journey five years ago, Romney was regarded as an...

 

Isaac does some damage to south Alabama farms

GRAND BAY - South Alabama farmers reported receiving some damage from Hurricane Isaac, but say it was not as bad as it could have been.The worst damage appeared to be to pecan crops, always sensitive to high winds and rain. Jeremy Sessions said an...

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Top 10 schedule

This week's schedule for teams in the Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings (games scheduled for Friday, unless noted):CLASS 6A1. Hoover (0-0) at South Panola (Miss.) 2. Clay-Chalkville (0-0) at Hewitt-Trussville 3. Auburn (0-0) at Valley 4....

 

Contracts to buy US homes hits 2-year high in July

WASHINGTON – Americans signed the most contracts to buy homes in July than at any other point in the last two years, further evidence of a housing recovery. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of sales...

 

Wednesday's Tigers lineup: Slumping Omar Infante gets night off

Kansas City, Mo. - Anibal Sanchez will face the Royals for the first time in his career Wednesday night in the second game of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.First pitch is 8:10 p.m. Sanchez (7-10, 4.38 ERA) ended a personal two-game losing...

 

Mexico announces deep-water oil find

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the country's state-owned oil company has made its first large-scale discovery of deep-water oil deposits in the Gulf of Mexico. Calderon says Pemex drilled a roughly three-mile (5,000-meter)...

 
‘Your Baby Can Read!’ settles false advertising claims with FTC

‘Your Baby Can Read!’ settles false advertising claims with FTC

Can your baby read the fine print? The Federal Trade Commission has accused the marketers of the tot-education program “Your Baby Can Read!” of false advertising. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company is settling with the FTC on charges that it failed to...

 
Analysis: Lagging faith in Romney is GOP challenge

Analysis: Lagging faith in Romney is GOP challenge

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney may have a bigger problem than his low likability and favorability ratings. Even among voters who support him, many say he will lose to President Barack Obama.Pollsters say that's a serious handicap that deserves more...

Chron, 17:07 in Politics
 
Accused Ga. militia leader was still new to Army

Accused Ga. militia leader was still new to Army

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Pvt. Isaac Aguigui held the Army's lowest rank and never saw combat, yet Georgia prosecutors say he was able to recruit more experienced and higher-ranking troops to do his bidding as part of an anti-government militia inside the...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 

Deputies: Boy threatens baby sitter over homework

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a 13-year-old boy threatened his live-in baby sitter with a steak knife when she asked him about his homework.The Salisbury Post reports (http://bit.ly/OvFDTg) that the Rowan County Sheriff's...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 

Woman testifies in Coast Guard sex assault court-martial

JUNEAU -- A court-martial is under way for a member of the Coast Guard accused of sexually assaulting a Coast Guard colleague during a belated New Year's celebration. The woman testified Tuesday that the night of Jan. 3, 2011, began as a celebration...

 
Miami-based Florida Grand Opera names Susan Danis as CEO

Miami-based Florida Grand Opera names Susan Danis as CEO

The Florida Grand Opera searched around the world for a new general director and CEO, the company's fourth in 72 years. She turned up just across the state. Wednesday afternoon, the organization's board of directors approved the selection of Susan T....

 

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