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Founder of Saving Sweet Briar takes unpaid job at the college - The News & Advance
Tracy Stuart, founder of Saving Sweet Briar Inc., is taking on an unpaid job at the college assisting with its athletic program. She started Tuesday, serving as the athletics recruiting coordinator and assistant field hockey coach for the fall semester.
In the region: Virginia Tech names hitting facility after the late Jim Weaver - The News & Advance
Virginia Tech announced Tuesday that it has renamed its baseball hitting facility after the late Jim Weaver. Weaver, who died two months ago, served as Tech’s athletic director from 1997-2013. A number of athletic facilities were built under his watch ...
'Concussion' director says no compromises were made for NFL - The News & Advance
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film "Concussion" is already sparking controversy. Citing studio emails leaked in the hack of Sony Pictures, The New York Times ...
Missouri executes man for 15-year-old girl's 1989 killing - The News & Advance
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row was executed Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus. Roderick Nunley became the sixth inmate put to death ...
The Latest: Missouri executes man for girl's 1989 killing - The News & Advance
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the scheduled execution of Missouri inmate Roderick Nunley, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1989 (all times local): 9:09 p.m. A man who spent nearly 25 years ...
Guatemalan president's immunity lifted in corruption scandal - The News & Advance
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina's immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country's political ...
Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church receive ACM Honors - The News & Advance
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singers Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan, Erich Church and the band Alabama were honored by their peers in country music with special achievement awards from the Academy of Country Music. During the ACM Honors event on Tuesday in ...
Archbishop assails Trump over birthright citizenship repeal - The News & Advance
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday attacked GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for ending automatic citizenship for children born to immigrants living illegally in the U.S., saying the ...
Court sides with Uber drivers to expand case over pay - The News & Advance
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge granted class-action status Tuesday to a lawsuit in California against Uber over the payment of its drivers, upping the stakes for the ride-hailing company in the case. The ruling increases the number of potential ...
10 Things to Know for Wednesday - The News & Advance
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. WHY POPE IS EASING CHURCH'S STANCE ON 'SIN OF ABORTION' "The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented," Francis says in a ...
Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims - The News & Advance
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally said Tuesday that federal and local authorities contributed to the death of their daughter through negligence and bureaucratic bungling.
Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood - The News & Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood, prompting heated rebuffs from conservatives. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage - The News & Advance
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Invoking "God's authority," a county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal courts, and vowed not to resign, even under the pressure of steep fines or jail. "It is not a light ...
Baseball, wings and Ellen: Meet the Miss America hopefuls - The News & Advance
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — This year, Georgia is from Oklahoma — Georgia Frazier, that is, a cancer survivor and daughter of a former New York Yankees pitcher who holds an inauspicious World Series record. Miss Oklahoma's background is one of many ...
Fall music preview: Ryan Adams covers Taylor Swift, and a so-so summer gives way to some interesting surprises - The News & Advance
Usually, in recent years, Katy Perry’s got something bubbly and just a little bit naughty up her Technicolor sleeve for the summer months — “I Kissed a Girl,” “California Gurls,” “I Kissed a California Gurl” (not an actual song). Last ...