Daily Archive: September 22, 2013

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Sports

Hamilton, Reds top Pirates, tie for wild card lead

Andrew McCutchen (22) sits on the bat rack with his game-worn jersey on his shoulder while waiting to give his jersey to a fan as part of end-of-season fan appreciation after a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. The Reds won 11-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Rookie Billy Hamilton got three hits and stole two more bases, and the Cincinnati Reds routed Pittsburgh 11-3Sunday to tie the Pirates for the NL wild-card lead.

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National

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual convention draws thousands to D.C.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they depart the stage after Obama addressed the 43rd annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative Conference dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The dinner is part of a four-day conference on public policy affecting Black communities in America and overseas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)(AP Photo/Cliff Owen) by Byron Scott (NNPA)–If numbers make an event a success, then day two of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual convention was just that. The halls and conference rooms of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest Washington, D.C. were filled with attendees who sat in on policy sessions, made plans to attend a bevy of social functions, and networked with other convention-goers.

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Sports

Woods wins points award as player of the year

Tiger Woods tees off the fourth hole during the final round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club, in Atlanta, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods wrapped up at least one award as player of the year.

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International

Guatemalan indigenous designs win new respect

In this Aug. 21, 2013 photo, Karim Corzo, a shoe designer using Guatemalan textiles, poses for a photo at a workspace in her factory in Guatemala City. Embroidered Mayan textiles known as huipiles are undergoing a revival in some of the country’s finest boutiques as they become a haute couture fixture. Corzo saw an economic benefit to the fashion trend. “They allow us to give work to the women who weave them and sell them,” Corzo said. (AP Photo/Luis Soto) by Sonia Perez D.Associated Press WriterGUATEMALA CITY (AP) – With their brightly colored fabrics filled with animals and landscapes, Guatemala’s indigenous had long used textiles to tell stories and share their visions of the universe. In modern times, however, those same fabrics made their wearers targets for discrimination, marking them as part of the country’s poor and indigenous.

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International

Kenyan officials say assault to end siege begins

A rescue worker helps a child outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during an attack that left multiple dead and dozens wounded. A witness to the attacks on the upscale shopping mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi) by Jason Straziuso and Tom OdulaAssociated Press Writer NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan security forces launched a “major” assault late Sunday on the upscale Nairobi mall where an unknown number of hostages are being held by al-Qaida-linked militants, in an operation officials said would end the two-day standoff that had already killed 68 people. The assault, which began shortly before sun down, came as two helicopters circled the mall, with one skimming very close to the roof. A loud explosion rang, far larger than any previous grenade blast or gunfire volley.

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Generation Y

At U of Ala., leaders tread lightly on segregation

In this Sept. 18, 2013, photo, University of Alabama President Judy Bonner, right, shakes hands with student Isaac Bell of Montgomery, Ala., following a march by faculty and students. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) by Jay ReevesAssociated Press Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — From the governor to a U.S. attorney, state and other leaders say they want to move past failed efforts and find to way to permanently end racial segregation in the University of Alabama’s Greek system. But for now they’re treading lightly in forcing change on sorority row.

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National

Obama urges people to push stalled gun legislation at Black Caucus Foundation dinner

President Barack Obama gestures as he addresses the 43rd annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative Conference dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) by Darlene SupervilleAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday “to get back up and go back at it” and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won’t get their hands on guns.

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Sports

Steel Sensations Game Day Preview…Bears at Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) listens to offensive coordinator Todd Haley during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The Steelers are in a rare spot after two weeks, they are 0-2. They’ve never been 2 games under .500 in the Mike Tomlin era until now. If there were ever a must win situation in a week three matchup, this is it. If the black and gold fall to 0-3, the season is all but lost. Yet, if they win the contest, they’ll remain only 1 game out of first place and if the Ravens and Bengals were to both lose, they’d actually be tied for first. The problem is the offense, can they get anything done against a tough Bears defense?