Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Hundreds gather to mark 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's death

NEW YORK - Activists, actors and politicians gathered Saturday in New York City to honor civil rights leader Malcolm X with a ceremony at the Harlem site where he was assassinated 50 years ago.
By Frank Eltman

West Coast ports begin clearing heavy backlog

LOS ANGELES - Dock­workers along the West Coast began the monthslong task Sat­urday of clearing seaports of cargo caught up in a contract feud between their union and employers.
By Justin Pritchard

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Local developer purchases old Woolworth building

The old Woolworth building at the corner of Eighth and Broad streets if off the real estate market after local developer T.R. Reddy purchased the property.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Officer indicted in shooting death of man in New York City stairwell

NEW YORK - A rookie police officer who fired into a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn public housing complex, accidentally killing a man who had been waiting for an elevator, has been indicted in ...
By Colleen Long

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

2 dead in campus shooting

COLUMBIA - Two people died in an apparent murder-suicide inside a building on the University of South Carolina's campus in busy downtown Columbia.
By Jeffrey Collins

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

House GOP tries to regroup after vote

WASHINGTON - House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.
By Erica Werner

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Police: Missouri officer kills man who pulled gun

BERKELEY, Mo. - A suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him at a gas station, police said.
By Jim Suhr

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Some 30 horses die in stable fire

CHICAGO - More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department ...
By Michael Tarm

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

home construction drops 2.8 percent

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.
By Martin Crutsinger

Lowe's boosts full-year forecast

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Lowe's third-quarter earnings jumped 17 percent as home improvement retailers continue to rebound from a tough start to the year.

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes

WASHINGTON - AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, said Friday it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. ...
By Jack Gillum

Cybersecurity war waged in office parks

Ground zero in the nation's fight against cybercrime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no government seals or signs.
By Martha Mendoza

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

National Parks float entry-fee increase

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier.
By Felicia Fonseca

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Augusta's Liberia tie dates back to 1836

Richmond County's ties to West Africa date back to the 1830s, when plantation owner Richard Tubman wrote in his will that his slaves were to be offered freedom.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Aiken's Spangler advances on 'The Voice'

Long before Adam Levine’s 12-member team was completed on last Monday’s episode of NBC’s The Voice, Beth Spangler was content with living a normal life.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Toxic algae threatening Florida

Red tide threatens fishing, tourism economy in northwest Florida; spurs call for more study.
By Jason Dearen

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Police ID suspect in Pennsylvania trooper attack

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - Hundreds of law enforcement officers searched the northeastern Pennsylvania woods for a heavily armed survivalist.
By Michael Rubinkam

Agency's response to GM issue criticized

WASHINGTON - Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency over tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars.
By Joan Lowy

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Williams death: Hollywood reacts

SAN FRANCISCO - Beneath that reservoir of endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Local actor appears in 'Step Up: All In'

Fourteen years after graduating from Lakeside High School, Stephen Jones has caught his break. Jones, is Jasper Tarik in the upcoming 3-D dance film "Step Up: All In."
By Doug Stutsman
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