Korva Coleman http://kanw.com en You Can't Pay It Forward At This Georgia Toll Plaza http://kanw.com/post/you-cant-pay-it-forward-georgia-toll-plaza It'll just have to be the thought that counts. Georgia motorists going through toll booths on state Route 400 can no longer donate the 50-cent toll for the driver behind them.<p>A new directive orders toll plaza workers to <a href="http://www.ajc.com/news/news/charity-at-the-toll-booth-not-anymore-on-ga-400/nZP47/">return all the surplus change</a> as motorists stop to pay. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:04:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31995 at http://kanw.com Journalist Jack Germond, One Of The 'Boys On The Bus,' Dies http://kanw.com/post/journalist-jack-germond-one-boys-bus-dies Political journalist and author Jack Germond died Wednesday at his home in West Virginia. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:22:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31900 at http://kanw.com Journalist Jack Germond, One Of The 'Boys On The Bus,' Dies Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Calls Election 'A Huge Farce' http://kanw.com/post/zimbabwes-prime-minister-calls-election-huge-farce A day after Zimbabweans turned out heavily to vote in national elections, the main challenger to longtime President Robert Mugabe is calling the balloting "a sham election that does not reflect the will of the people."<p>Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change, ticked off a list of alleged problems, including thousands of citizens who he says were thrown off voter rolls, voters being moved to different polling stations, an excess of printed ballots, and voters being forced to accept "assistance" when casting ballots.<p>"This has been a Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:03:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31323 at http://kanw.com Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Calls Election 'A Huge Farce' Beset San Diego Mayor Says He Didn't Get Harassment Training http://kanw.com/post/beset-san-diego-mayor-says-he-didnt-get-harassment-training San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, accused by at least eight women of sexually harassing them, never received a mandated training course on sexual harassment from the city, according to his attorney.<p>Harvey Berger says the city failed to meet its legal requirement and therefore should foot the mayor's legal bills. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31322 at http://kanw.com Beset San Diego Mayor Says He Didn't Get Harassment Training Luxury Watch Store Robbed Days After Riviera Hotel Heist http://kanw.com/post/luxury-watch-store-robbed-days-after-riviera-hotel-heist In an amazing string of coincidences, a luxury watch store in Cannes, France, has been robbed just three days after an armed man successfully stole diamonds and other valuable jewels from a nearby hotel.<p>On Wednesday, two thieves entered the Kronometry shop in the central part of the city and threatened staffers with a gun and a hand grenade, <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10213731/Cannes-watch-shop-held-up-days-after-luxury-hotel-heist.html">according to <em>The Telegraph</em></a>. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:39:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31283 at http://kanw.com Luxury Watch Store Robbed Days After Riviera Hotel Heist Home Prices Rose In May; Consumer Confidence Dips http://kanw.com/post/home-prices-rose-may-consumer-confidence-dips Home prices continue to rise, according to the latest numbers in the <a href="http://www.housingviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CSHomePrice_Release_May-Results.pdf">S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index</a>. Home prices were up 12.2 percent in May from a year ago.<p>S&P/Case-Shiller's closely watched 20-city index found the average price of a home climbed 2.4 percent in May compared with April. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:08:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 31223 at http://kanw.com Home Prices Rose In May; Consumer Confidence Dips Landmark Paris Mansion Is Damaged By Fire http://kanw.com/post/landmark-paris-mansion-damaged-fire Paris' historic Hotel Lambert, once home to the likes of Voltaire and Chopin, was partly damaged by fire early Wednesday.<p>The <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23254172">BBC reports</a> that the 17th-century structure lost a section of its roof and a central staircase and saw water and smoke damage to celebrated fresco paintings by Charles Le Brun, who also designed the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.<p>Paris Deputy Mayor Anne Hidalgo says the mansion has suffered "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/fire-partially-destroys-17th-century-paris-mansion-that-once-be Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:54:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 30339 at http://kanw.com Landmark Paris Mansion Is Damaged By Fire Hey, It's Not A Burglar, It's A 19-Foot Python http://kanw.com/post/hey-its-not-burglar-its-19-foot-python Imagine this: A 19-foot python falls out of the ceiling of a store and leaves a big hole, knocks over sale objects and then makes a nasty mess on the floor before hiding in plain sight along a wall. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 30323 at http://kanw.com Hey, It's Not A Burglar, It's A 19-Foot Python U.S. Businessman Trapped By Chinese Workers Is Freed http://kanw.com/post/us-businessman-trapped-chinese-workers-freed American businessman Chip Starnes finally left his factory in China on Thursday after he and a union negotiator worked out severance payments for Chinese employees.<p>Starnes had been stuck inside his medical supply parts factory since last Friday. That's when workers, fearing they were all going to be laid off and that the company wasn't going to compensate them fairly, blocked all of the exits out of the plant. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:42:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 29786 at http://kanw.com U.S. Businessman Trapped By Chinese Workers Is Freed Revised GDP Numbers Weaker Than Projected http://kanw.com/post/revised-gdp-numbers-weaker-projected The nation's gross domestic product, the output of goods and services produced within the U.S., grew at a rate of 1.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the <a href="http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdpnewsrelease.htm">Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis</a>. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:42:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 29743 at http://kanw.com North, South Korean Sites Hacked On Korean War Anniversary http://kanw.com/post/north-south-korean-sites-hacked-korean-war-anniversary Websites in both North and South Korea were hacked Tuesday, the 63rd anniversary of the Korean War. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:40:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 29697 at http://kanw.com Chicago Defeats Boston, Evens NHL Stanley Cup Series http://kanw.com/post/chicago-defeats-boston-evens-nhl-stanley-cup-series So there was <em>another</em> overtime last night in the Stanley Cup series, except this time the Chicago Blackhawks outlasted the Boston Bruins, defeating them 6-5 and tying the NHL championship series.<p>What happened to the formidable Bruins? Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:11:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 29519 at http://kanw.com Chicago Defeats Boston, Evens NHL Stanley Cup Series "Suffering On A Huge Scale": World Refugee Numbers Swell http://kanw.com/post/suffering-huge-scale-world-refugee-numbers-swell The United Nations Refugee Commission says more than 45.2 million people were in "situations of displacement" around the world as of last year — the most since 1994.<p>A report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says there were 15.4 million refugees in other countries, 937,000 people seeking political asylum and 28.8 million people forced out of their homes but still inside their own countries.<p>"Those are the highest numbers since 1994, when people fled genocide in Rwanda and bloodshed in former Yugoslavia," according to The Associated Press.<p>The U.N.'s ye Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:38:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 29468 at http://kanw.com "Suffering On A Huge Scale": World Refugee Numbers Swell Oops. Wrong Birth Year Fixed On NYC Mayor Koch's Tombstone http://kanw.com/post/oops-wrong-birth-year-fixed-nyc-mayor-kochs-tombstone "You could call it a 'grave' mistake," says WNBC-TV of New York City.<p>The tombstone of <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/01/170789121/ed-koch-outspoken-mayor-who-brought-n-y-back-from-the-brink-dies?sc=nl&cc=brk-20130201-0641">Edward I. Koch</a>, the city's colorful, three-term mayor who died in February, listed <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ed-Koch-Tombstone-Mistake-Gravestone-Birth-Date-Marker-1924-1942-211815511.html">an incorrect birth date</a> for him. Instead of showing Dec. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:24:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 29469 at http://kanw.com Oops. Wrong Birth Year Fixed On NYC Mayor Koch's Tombstone Boston Tops Chicago In Game 3 Of NHL's Stanley Cup http://kanw.com/post/boston-tops-chicago-game-3-nhls-stanley-cup The Boston Bruins have taken the lead in the NHL's Stanley Cup championships, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 Monday night in Boston. Interestingly, last night wasn't a tense, drawn-out reprise of Games 1 and 2 and did not require an overtime.<p>Boston's goalie, Tuukka Rask, playing peerlessly, had another shutout, letting the Bruins put it away in the second period. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:06:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 29407 at http://kanw.com Boston Tops Chicago In Game 3 Of NHL's Stanley Cup U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin To Step Down http://kanw.com/post/us-surgeon-general-regina-benjamin-step-down After four years on the job, the nation's top doctor is leaving. U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announced late Wednesay that she plans to step down next month.<p>"Regina has served as America's doctor since 2009 and has impacted the health and lives of Americans across the country. I am deeply grateful for her leadership and service," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote in <a href="http://www.chicagodefender.com/index.php/news/nation/19353-regina-benjamin-stepping-down-as-surgeon-generalmemo%20to%20staff">an email to staff</a>, according to CNN. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:03:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 29193 at http://kanw.com U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin To Step Down NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs Open Tonight http://kanw.com/post/nhls-stanley-cup-playoffs-open-tonight Yes, the NBA finals are well underway, and yes it's <em>mid-June</em>, but tonight marks Game 1 of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup championship. A strike-shortened season pushed the finals later into the spring than usual.<p>The Chicago Blackhawks, who just knocked off defending champion Los Angeles Kings, will face the Boston Bruins, the NHL 2011 victors. Chicago will have home ice, which is probably a good thing, as the Chicago playoffs against L.A. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:15:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 29141 at http://kanw.com NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs Open Tonight 'I Didn't Want To Be Pope,' Francis Tells Group Of Children http://kanw.com/post/i-didnt-want-be-pope-francis-tells-group-children Speaking to a huge group of children Friday at the Vatican, Pope Francis pushed aside a set of prepared remarks to talk directly to them and answer some of their questions.<p>One of his frank responses to a girl named Teresa was this: "Anyone who wants to be Pope doesn't care much for themselves, God doesn't bless them. <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/07/uk-pope-children-idUKBRE9560SK20130607">I didn't want to be Pope</a>," reports Reuters.<p>Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, is known for his intense focus on the poor and inequality. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 28946 at http://kanw.com 'I Didn't Want To Be Pope,' Francis Tells Group Of Children 'An Inland Ocean Of Flooding': Disaster In Central Europe http://kanw.com/post/inland-ocean-flooding-disaster-central-europe At least 16 people are dead after several days of flooding in Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Historic cities are underwater, and flood victims are perching on rooftops for safety. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:57:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 28883 at http://kanw.com 'An Inland Ocean Of Flooding': Disaster In Central Europe Get In Line! Enormous Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs http://kanw.com/post/get-line-enormous-powerball-jackpot-grabs If it seems as though lottery jackpots keep growing in size, you're right — the multistate Powerball lottery has ballooned to its third-largest size in history, and one or several lucky people could win Wednesday night's drawing.<p>At this writing, the Powerball is worth an estimated $360 million, with a $229.2 million cash value. Wed, 15 May 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 27906 at http://kanw.com Get In Line! Enormous Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs