News archive from 30 October 2014

Anniston library struggling with budget cuts

Delia Simmons searched the Internet on a desktop computer at the Carver Branch of the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County on Wednesday afternoon. A mother of two who lives close to the branch, she visits the facility frequently to go online....

 
Y’all come State to announce support for tourism-boosting efforts

Y’all come State to announce support for tourism-boosting efforts

Local business owners, directors of chambers of commerce and the state’s top tourism official met Wednesday morning to talk about how to entice tourists to east Alabama using the area’s natural beauty. Lee Sentell, director of the State Alabama...

 
Undrafted Foucault learns quickly, will start on line

Undrafted Foucault learns quickly, will start on line

French-Canadian David Foucault will make his national TV debut Thursday night as the Panthers' starting left tackle. Foucault, an undrafted rookie who made the team after tryout camp in the spring, will protect Cam Newton's blindside by replacing...

 
Alibaba stock bulls, bears load up before earnings

Alibaba stock bulls, bears load up before earnings

Even as equity analysts for Alibaba Group's investment banks produced a raft of bullish notes this week, another group of professional stock watchers increased their bearish bets against the company. The opposing camps are squaring off in advance of...

 

Postal Service expects 14% surge in holiday deliveries

The U.S. Postal Service, United Parcel Service and FedEx expect a year-end surge in parcel delivery, fueled by booming online shopping during the holiday season. The Postal Service expects to deliver 4 billion packages this year, an 8% increase over...

 
Visa shares jump as earnings beat estimates

Visa shares jump as earnings beat estimates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Visa's (V) profit fell about 10% in its fiscal fourth quarter, weighed down by one-time litigation expenses. But the latest results beat Wall Street expectations, and shares of the company jumped 4% in after-hours trading on...

 
Delamaide: Fed ends stimulus, faces new hurdles

Delamaide: Fed ends stimulus, faces new hurdles

WASHINGTON — The successful end of the Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus program is an important milestone on the road back to financial normalcy, but there are still some treacherous hurdles ahead. Fed officials had clearly announced that its...

 

Syria rebels plead for U.S. help as Nusra, a former friend, goes on the attack

ISTANBUL Al Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, which has long been viewed by that country's rebels as an ally in the battle to topple President Bashar Assad, has turned on them in recent days, forcing the beleaguered rebels into a three-front...

 
Georgia sees rare competitive races for Senate, governor

Georgia sees rare competitive races for Senate, governor

ATLANTA — Georgians are experiencing a rare political phenomenon for this time of year: Just days away from the election, there's not one but two competitive races for statewide office. The scions of two prominent Georgia Democratic political families...

 

Recalling a Syrian leader who helped jihadis grow prominent in rebellion

ISTANBUL On Sept. 9, a mysterious explosion rocked a gathering of leaders of Ahrar al Sham, perhaps the largest Islamist rebel group in Syria. More than two dozen of its leaders were killed, including the group's founder, Hassan Abboud. In the days...

 

Moore: Cowboys' words following CT scan suggest Romo suffered more than a contusion

IRVING - Raise your hand if you thought Tony Romo would play every snap of every game. How many of you were convinced that a quarterback unable to practice more than four consecutive days in training camp, one who skips the Wednesday practice leading...

Dallas News, 20:22 in Sport
 

George: Aside from Romo's health, here's the concern for Cowboys going forward

Cowboys beat writer Brandon George answered questions in a chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. Question: on the Cowboys last drive, Romo completed a pass to make it 3rd and 1, however it sure looked like a first down to me. Why couldn't Garrett...

Dallas News, 20:22 in Sport
 

NC State moving on without Warren

CHARLOTTE N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried knew what was coming, sensed what he was about to be told. Or so he thought. Soon after the 2013-2014 season ended, Gottfried scheduled a meeting with sophomore forward T.J. Warren, the ACC player of the year....

 

Thursday night's Panthers game will go a long way to help clear up the NFC South picture

Carolina Panthers (3-4-1) The good: WR Kelvin Benjamin is an Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate and Cam Newton's injuries helped him become a better pocket passer. The bad: The areas where the Panthers skimped during the offseason –...

 

Cowlishaw: Will Romo start? Likely not, but Cowboys have bigger concerns

The duct tape is starting to peel away and fall to the floor. Being a great defensive coordinator does not make Rod Marinelli a miracle worker. The Cowboys defense of 2014 remains filled with stories of promise and hope, from Rolando McClain’s...

Dallas News, 20:30 in Sport
 

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