News archive from 30 September 2014

Turkey sends tanks to border as Islamic State closes on Kurdish city

Turkey deployed 35 armored vehicles, including at least a dozen tanks, to the border with Syria on Monday as Islamist extremists closed in on the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane, raining shells from two directions. At least two mortar rounds...

 
Buckeye, Tolleson city managers' salaries outweigh city size

Buckeye, Tolleson city managers' salaries outweigh city size

Buckeye and Tolleson, two of the least-populated suburbs in the Phoenix area, each pay their city manager at least $180,000 per year, more than some of their counterparts in much-larger municipalities in the Valley. Buckeye Town Manager Stephen...

 
Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI again

Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI again

Amanda Bynes was arrested for DUI early Sunday in Los Angeles, according to TMZ, E! and the Associated Press. The California Highway Patrol pulled her over around 4 a.m. and took her into custody on a misdemeanor charge of suspicion of driving under...

 
'Selfie' worth a look; 'Love Story' has a lot to dislike

'Selfie' worth a look; 'Love Story' has a lot to dislike

It's hard to get a good show out of a bad idea. On Selfie (ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET/PT; * * out of four), the bad (or at best questionable) idea is to turn Pygmalion into a weekly sitcom. This ancient story has worked as myth, play and musical, but it...

 
Book Buzz: 'Today' book club picks Rawl's 'Positive'

Book Buzz: 'Today' book club picks Rawl's 'Positive'

The Today show book club has chosen a non-fiction book for the first time. Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl was announced as the pick by NBC on Monday. In the book, released by HarperCollins Children's Books on Aug. 26, Rawl, 20, shares her...

 

Cowboys' Dez Bryant motivated to beat Saints by vocal Pappadeaux patron

Dez Bryant isn't known as a player who needs help motivating himself. But a Saints fan earlier in the week inadvertently stoked the fire the Cowboys receiver had going into Sunday night's game at AT&T Stadium between Dallas and New Orleans....

Dallas News, 19:09 in Sport
 
Playlist: What's Brian Mansfield listening to?

Playlist: What's Brian Mansfield listening to?

Ten intriguing tracks found in the week's listening: Any Time at All, Bryan Adams Early Beatles tune works surprisingly well as a Summer of '69-style rave-up on Adams' Tracks of My Years covers album. Anyone Else, Blake Shelton In a revealing moment,...

 

Charlotte-Area High School Football Players of the Week 09.29.14

Christian McPhail, Independence: Junior quarterback filled in for starter Kelvin Hopkins in Friday's 38-0 win over East Mecklenburg. He led Independence scoring drives on its first three possessions. He threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns. James...

 

Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil

SAO PAULO A minor character in Brazil's election faced a firestorm of criticism from activists on Monday after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away...

 

Gosselin: I'd be surprised if we ever see Claiborne play another game for Cowboys

SportsDay columnist Rick "Goose" Gosselin hosted a chat Monday morning to talk everything sports. Here are some of the highlights: Question: As unfortunate as it is for Morris Claiborne, is this injury going to force them to turn the page...

Dallas News, 19:18 in Sport
 
Tuscon couple welcomes quadruplets in Phoenix

Tuscon couple welcomes quadruplets in Phoenix

Fullscreen Doctors deliver one of the Alston quadruplets. (Photo: Banner Health) Fullscreen Brandon Alston displays the four tags of his new children. (Photo: Banner Health) Fullscreen One of the four new quads born to Alicia and Brandon Alston....

 
Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest

Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest

MEXICO CITY A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" paraphernalia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding memorabilia related to British author J.K....

 

Gosselin: Cowboys could be sitting pretty by the time their bye comes around

SportsDay columnist Rick "Goose" Gosselin hosted a chat Monday morning to talk everything sports. Here are some of the highlights: Question: Whom do you like for the upcoming Texans-Cowboys game and why? Gosselin: Cowboys. They are home. If...

Dallas News, 19:27 in Sport
 

Opening statement of DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos

Thank you, Mr. Chairman for inviting us today. The issue of the North Carolina Medical Examiner System is very near to my heart because I firmly believe that this critical and complicated issue is a fundamental obligation of state government towards...

 
Archaeologist thinks he's found 'Dracula's dungeon'

Archaeologist thinks he's found 'Dracula's dungeon'

(NEWSER) – An archaeologist who has been part of the restoration and excavation effort at Turkey's Tokat Castle believes he has uncovered the dungeons where Vlad the Impaler was once held. Ibrahim Cetin tells the Hurriyet Daily News that the two...

 

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