Daily Archive: September 16, 2013

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National

After acquittal, Zimmerman still in spotlight

In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman, right, is escorted to a home by a Lake Mary police officer, in Lake Mary, Fla., after a domestic incident in the neighborhood where Zimmerman and his wife Shellie had lived during his murder trial. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) by Allen G. Breed and Kyle HightowerAssociated Press Writers LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Whether they think that he got away with murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin or that he was just a brave neighborhood watch volunteer “standing his ground,” many Americans can’t seem to get enough of George Zimmerman. And he can’t seem to stop giving it to them.

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Metro

Pa. among US leaders in bridges with red flags

This Sept. 12, 2013, photo shows evening rush hour traffic moveing along one of Pittsburgh’s parkways under the superstructure of the Liberty Bridge in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa. A(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Marc LevyAssociated Press Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is among the nation’s leaders in bridges that both lack backup protection against collapse in case a single, vital component fails and are designated by highway officials as being in need of repair, an Associated Press review of national bridge records found.

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National

Alabama church marks 50th anniversary of bombing

Rev. Julius Scruggs, second from left, leads people in prayer during a wreath laying ceremony at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Rev. Jesse Jackson is fourth from left. U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., is at left. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager) by Jay ReevesAssociated Press Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people Black and White, many holding hands, filled an Alabama church that was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan 50 years ago Sunday to mark the anniversary of the blast that killed four little girls and became a landmark moment in the civil rights struggle.

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Entertainment

Phylicia Rashad takes on directing role

In this May 2, 2002, file photo, Phylicia Rashad, left, and Keshia Knight Pulliam from the “Cosby Show” arrive at NBC’s 75th anniversary celebration at New York’s Rockefeller Center. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File) by Stacey Anderson WASHINGTON (AP) — Phylicia Rashad is best known for starring roles on stage and television, but as a director she’ll commemorate a historic moment that helped spur the civil rights movement.

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Business

Rihanna introduces new fragrance, Rogue by Rihanna

Behind The Scenes Image From The Rogue by Rihanna Campaign. (PRNewsFoto/Parlux Fragrances LTD) PUSH BOUNDARIES. BE BOLD. GO ROGUE. NEW YORK (PRNewswire)– Always driving the trends, pushing the envelope and exploring new territories, Grammy-Award winning Rihanna launches her newest fragrance, Rogue by Rihanna. Rihanna created this adventurous scent for the woman who, like herself, radiates edginess and confidence but is also flirty and feminine. Rihanna exudes strength, femininity and mischief conveyed to her fans through music, unpredictable fashion choices, memorable unapologetic performances, and now through her new fragrance, Rogue.