Daily Archive: September 15, 2013

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Sports

Steel Sensations…Game Day Preview: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, right, talks with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) on the sidelines during the first quarter an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. The Titans won 16-9. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The Steelers first prime time game of the season takes them to Cincinnati to take on an old division foe, the Cincinnati Bengals. Both teams come into the matchup at 0-1 and already in desperate need of a win in order to avoid the dreaded 0-2 start. The Bengals lost to the Bears last week but looked like a decent football team in doing so.

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National

Newton’s death could slow new-constitution efforts

In this Tuesday, April 7, 2007 file photo, Alabama state Rep. Demetrius Newton, D-Birmingham, speaks during debate on the House floor at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/The Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh, File) by Bob JohnsonAssociated Press Writer MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — For years, Democratic Rep. Demetrius Newton championed efforts in the Alabama Legislature to call a convention to write the state a new constitution, saying parts of it were outdated, offensive and even racist.

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Sports

Morneau’s single leads Pittsburgh over Cubs 3-2

Francisco Liriano, right, delivers to Chicago Cubs’ Welington Castillo in the fifth inning of the baseball game on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Tony Sanchez thought he was going to get the opportunity to catch a no-hitter in his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. That’s how well Francisco Liriano was pitching Sunday. “I thought there was a chance,” Sanchez said. “His ball was really moving, particularly the slider, was moving all over the place.” Liriano took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before faltering in his first no-decision this season, and pinch-hitter Justin Morneau singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth to lead the Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 3-2. Pittsburgh remained tied with St. Louis for the NL Central lead, took three of four from the last-place Cubs and won for the sixth time in seven games. The Cardinals beat Seattle 12-2.

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National

Records in death of Ark. man, 107, to be sealed

In this 2011 photo provided by the Pine Bluff Commercial, Monroe Isadore poses for photos on his 105th birthday in Pine Bluff, Ark. (AP Photo/Courtesy Pine Bluff Commercial) by Jeannie NussAssociated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge issued an order Friday barring law enforcement officers from releasing any more information about the case of a 107-year-old Arkansas man who died in a police standoff last weekend.

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Sports

Mayweather dominates for easy decision win

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, poses for photos with Justin Bieber after defeating Canelo Alvarez during a 152-pound title fight, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) by Tim Dahlberg LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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International

Desmond Tutu praises skeptics of Syria attacks

South African anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu speaks at Clowes Hall at Butler University Sept. 12, 2013 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Rob Goebel) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – South African anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu is praising Americans for being skeptical of a possible U.S. military attack on Syria.