News archive from 31 January 2015

Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles

Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles

WASHINGTON There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness. Companies have been hiring at healthy rates for the past year. Layoffs hover near historic...

 

Economy grew, economists say, because the consumer is back, augering well for 2015

WASHINGTON The U.S. economy decelerated in the final three months of 2014 but still grew at an annualized rate of 2.6 percent, the Commerce Department said Friday in a report that had encouraging signs about consumers and prospects for this year....

 

Carolinas college basketball previews for 01.31.15 games

N.C. State (13-9, 4-5 ACC) at Georgia Tech (10-10, 1-7) 12 p.m., Hank McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta (WBTV) N.C. State needs to figure out how to put two good halves together. Georgia Tech, like Clemson, will play hard and be physical on defense. If the...

 

Test of gun finds only DNA of deceased Argentine prosecutor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Investigators say testing of the gun used to kill a prosecutor who had leveled incendiary charges against Argentina's president has found traces of DNA only belonging to him. Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment on...

 

Venezuela allows security forces to use firearms in protests

C ARACAS, Venezuela Human rights groups and Venezuela's opposition are criticizing the government's new authorization for riot police to use firearms to control protests. The new rules were slipped into a resolution this week providing security forces...

 

Dog in the fight: Alaskans love their canines, except when they don't

Depending on who tells this story, Kiersten Lippmann is either a sad victim of cyber-bullies or a reckless owner of a loose pack of biting dogs. Anchorage is full of people who love their dogs like family. Some of these people cannot comprehend that...

 
'Chris Kyle Day' in Texas to honor serviceman depicted in 'American Sniper'

'Chris Kyle Day' in Texas to honor serviceman depicted in 'American Sniper'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says he is declaring Feb. 2 as "Chris Kyle Day" in Texas to honor the late U.S. serviceman whose life is depicted in the blockbuster film "American Sniper." Abbott made the...

 

Judge to take several weeks to rule on NC voter ID challenge

RALEIGH A Wake County judge plans to take two to three weeks to decide whether a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's voter ID law should be dismissed or proceed to trial this summer. Mike Morgan, a Wake County Superior Court judge, briefed attorneys...

 

The Public Record: January 23, 2015 - January 30, 2015

Arrests The people listed in this arrest report, whose names and charges are obtained from public records, are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.   ANNISTON The following felony arrests were reported by the Anniston Police...

 

Gay rights advocates hoping it won't be a long engagement

If everything goes his way, Anniston resident Starling Fiering expects to attend a wedding Feb. 9. Maybe several of them. Fiering and dozens of other local residents are planning to show up at the Calhoun County Probate Judge's Office at 8 a.m. that...

 
Veterans Memorial Parkway project on schedule, Iron Mountain Road delayed

Veterans Memorial Parkway project on schedule, Iron Mountain Road delayed

One road project key to McClellan's economic development is still set for completion this year, while the start of another has been delayed a few months. According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, work to extend Iron Mountain Road at...

 
Students buzz in for environmental competition

Students buzz in for environmental competition

JACKSONVILLE — Pleasant Valley High School student Brittany Cangialosi placed her left hand over her mouth and furrowed her brow when a moderator called out a scientific question on the 11th floor of Houston Cole Library on Friday. Flanked by...

 

Oxford police identify student who made anonymous threat

Police on Friday were working to get a court order for the arrest of an Oxford High School student for what police say was an anonymous threat she made through a social media application. Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge said by phone Friday that he...

 

Star returns to limited pageviews for website, pushing readers toward subscriptions

The Anniston Star on Sunday will again start limiting the number of free pageviews available to online readers and prompt them to buy subscription plans. Executives with Consolidated Publishing, which owns The Star, say the change will help the...

 
Longtime area police chief retires

Longtime area police chief retires

He’s got a few houses he’d like to get ready to rent out, or maybe he’ll teach some college classes as he’s done before, or maybe he’ll just do nothing for a while. After 48 years in law enforcement, 35 as chief of police, Wayne Chandler said he’s...

 

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