Lawyers acting for the plaintiff, Slim ben Achour, left, and Felix de Belloy talk during a press conferene in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) PARIS (AP) — A French court on Wednesday rejected claims that police identity checks on 13 people from minority groups were racist, saying officers didn’t overstep any legal boundaries.
Daily Archive: October 6, 2013
This image released by Starpix shows Sandra Bullock, left, and George Clooney at luncheon honoring the film “Gravity,” and hosted by The Peggy Siegal Company…
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano answers a question during a press conference before a baseball workout in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Liriano is…
Ben Roethlisberger (7) tugs his helmet off as he leaves the field in the fourth quarter as his team is losing to the Chicago Bears…
Andrew McCutchen, left front row, Garrett Jones, second from right front row, and Tony Sanchez, second from left, back row, watch an NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. The Pirates face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the NL division series on Sunday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Dan Scifo Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The past two seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins have topped the NHL in scoring. They’ve come up short in the playoffs both times, eliminated with a pair of disappointing early exits. The Penguins are playing better defense so far this season, and embattled goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is leading the way.
by R.B. FallstromAP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) – Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played like veterans. Cole gave up two hits in six dominant innings and had an RBI in his postseason debut, Pedro Alvarez homered for the second straight day and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Friday to even their NL division series at a game apiece.
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN (NNPA)—Doctors told Jaime Gonzalez’s parents that his birth defects were so severe he probably wouldn’t live to age one. When he did, doctors told them next that he’d probably never walk. He did that too—though it is still difficult even after a series of surgeries. “[My parents] both pushed me,” Jaime said. “When I was little and didn’t want to try, my mother said, ‘Don’t say you can’t. You can.’ That became my attitude, and even when it was hard—I’m in pain even now—it’s never been an option for me to quit.”
ULISH CARTER The recent mass killings of men, women, and children at a mall in Kenya brings about one very critical question that we all should and must ask ourselves, including the people doing all this killing in the name of God. Does God want us killing all non-believers?
JAMES CLINGMAN (NNPA)—As the saying goes, “Once you know better, you should do better.” Most of us can remember situations that would have benefitted us in some way or another had we only used the knowledge we received from our parents, our elders, our friends, or our teachers. Many accidents could have been prevented, many tragedies could have been averted, a lot of heartache could have been avoided, and a great deal of jail time would have been skipped. Think about it. We have knowledge but fail to act appropriately with the knowledge we have and, therefore, end up paying dearly for not doing better even though we know better.