Daily Archive: September 9, 2013

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National

iPad video could be key in George Zimmerman case

In this June 24, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, arrives in Seminole circuit court, with his wife Shellie, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File) by Mike SchneiderAssociated Press Writer LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Police investigating a domestic dispute between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife said Tuesday that video from her broken iPad may be crucial evidence in determining whether any charges are filed.

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National

NAACP preparing committee to search for new CEO

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Aug. 28, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) by Brett ZongkerAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP’s board is forming a search committee to find the next president and CEO for the nation’s largest civil rights organization, its chairwoman said Monday.

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Sports

Is this 2013 or 2012? Steelers get embarrassed in season opener

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is taken off the field with team doctor James Bradley after injuring his right knee in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. Pouncey was taken for an MRI. The Titans won 16-9. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The 2013 season is barely underway and the Steelers are already in big trouble. A season that was supposed to be about redemption, a make up for 2012’s shortcomings, opened up in embarrassing fashion with a 16-9 loss to the lowly Tennessee Titans.

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Entertainment

Bruno Mars to sing at halftime of Super Bowl

Bruno Mars (in jean jacket and sunglasses) confirmed that he will play during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, 2014. He did this in New York City on the Fox NFL Sunday Program ON Sept. 8, 2013. (Russ DeSantis / AP Images for National Football League) NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl.

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Sports

After 17 major titles, Serena wants to improve

Serena Williams hugs the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the women’s singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman) by Howard FendrichAP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams won her first major title at the 1999 U.S. Open, when she was just 17.

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Health

UPMC’s first Black orthopaedic surgeon welcomed

MACALUS HOGAN, MD (Photo courtesy of UPMC) As the weather remains nice, more and more people are hitting the pavement in the quest for more physical exercise. But as their exercise increases, so does their chance of getting a foot or ankle injury. But UPMC has a new face, with just the experience to get people fixed and back on their run. As of Sept. 1, UPMC Health System welcomed MaCalus Hogan, MD, its newest and first African-American orthopaedic surgeon.

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International

Doubts linger over Syria gas attack responsibility

In this Aug. 29, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by the Local Comity of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a member of a UN investigation team takes samples from the ground in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria. (AP Photo/Local Comity of Arbeen) by Kimberly DozierAssociated Press Writer BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. government insists it has the intelligence to prove it, but the public has yet to see a single piece of concrete evidence produced by U.S. intelligence — no satellite imagery, no transcripts of Syrian military communications — connecting the government of President Bashar Assad to the alleged chemical weapons attack last month that killed hundreds of people.