March 21, 2014 |
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Yanking aside a tree branch, Jason Watson peered into a waterlogged trench. He pointed out discolored metal drums sunk halfway in the water. "Blister agents, choking agents, blood agents," Watson said, listing the array of chemical weapons inside thousands of metal containers that were buried on this 38,000-acre base after World War II. Watson is part of a team charged with finding, identifying and eventually cleaning up 17 long trenches that snake for six miles, crammed with World War II chemical agents and munitions.
March 4, 2014 |
Former USC football coach Lane Kiffin and his wife, Layla, have sold their home in Manhattan Beach for $6.5 million. They bought the house less than two years ago for $5.5 million. The 7,308-square-foot contemporary Craftsman-style home, built in 2002 and later updated, sits on nearly half an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. Among interior features are vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The three-car garage opens to a gated driveway. Car lover's delight in La Cañada Flintridge The grounds include a saltwater swimming pool and spa, a fire pit, a guest house, an outdoor kitchen, a dog run and mature trees.
February 24, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - It's unusual for this Supreme Court to overturn a death penalty conviction, more so without dissents from conservatives Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia. But Monday all nine justices found a double murder conviction so troubling that without hearing oral arguments they rebuked an Alabama appeals court and sent the case back to consider whether Anthony R. Hinton deserved a new trial. In three restaurant robberies in Birmingham 29 years ago, two restaurant managers were killed and one injured.
February 20, 2014 |
The pilots of a UPS cargo jet killed in a crash in August had complained about the company's work schedules but also made mistakes shortly before the plane flew into a hillside and burst into flames, a National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing was told Thursday. Flight 1354 was en route to Birmingham, Ala., from Louisville, Ky., a hub for the package delivery company. The pilots were completing their third flight since reporting to work the previous day in Illinois, according to information at the one-day hearing.
February 6, 2014 |
The rich just got richer. Signing players from 15 states, Alabama Coach Nick Saban continues to have the magic touch in college football recruiting. Both Rivals- .com and Scout.com proclaimed Alabama's recruiting class No. 1 in the nation on Wednesday. "They got a stud at every single position," said Greg Biggins, a national recruiting analyst for Scout.com. "There's not one single area that they didn't fill with an impact type of kid. They can recruit nationally unlike anyone right now. They're on a different level.
January 25, 2014 |
Junior quarterback Ricky Town of St. Bonaventure sent out a tweet on Saturday morning announcing that he was no longer committed to Alabama. Then by Saturday night, he announced he had committed to USC. Here's a story link from USC.247sports.com. He had been committed to Alabama since early August. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org