Sunday, December 28, 2014 11:03 am
The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle:
1. “Ida” — Where did this perfect little gem come from? Its director, Pawel Pawlikowski, wasn’t previously a major name in international cinema.
A police officer keeps watch as moviegoers enter the theater to watch The Interview at West End Cinema in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The Edge 8 in Greenville, Alabama, to Michael Moore's Bijou by the Bay in Traverse City, Michigan, made special holiday arrangements for the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony Pictures had initially called off the release after major theater chains dropped the movie that was to have opened on as many as 3,000 screens. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Monday, November 24, 2014 2:20 pm
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:00 am
The best place in Arizona for a Hispanic business to open its doors is in Gilbert — at least in part because Latinos there, on average, earn more than anywhere else in the country.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 9:44 pm
Last Friday, I had the privilege of sitting down with young, up-and-coming author/actress Jessica Hickam, one of Arizona’s own who has decided to make her way in L.A. The firstborn of three girls, Jessica grew up in Tucson and graduated from Arizona State University. While Hickam noted that she was afraid to “leave the nest,” she did and has been flying high ever since. I was able to chat about her recently published book, “The Revealed.”
Monday, July 7, 2014 10:50 am
More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
Sunday, July 6, 2014 9:30 am
The topic du jour for education is STEM, the abbreviation for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The reason for the focus is illustrated simply by the future demand for jobs within the four topics; projections by the U.S. Department of Education anticipate careers in STEM will increase exponentially this decade. Biomedical engineering positions alone are expected to jump by 62 percent.
Centennial Elementary School teacher Nicole Bunger, left, is pictured at the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program in Alabama. Bunger was one of the many teachers from across the globe to participate in the program. [Photo by Hector Barreto]
Centennial Elementary School teacher Nicole Bunger participants in an activity at the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program in Alabama. Bunger was one of the many teachers from across the globe to participate in the program. [Photo by Hector Barreto]
Centennial Elementary School teacher Nicole Bunger pilots a space shuttle simulation at the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program in Alabama. Bunger was one of the many teachers from across the globe to participate in the program. [Photo by Hector Barreto]
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:00 am
One of the three Republicans running for Secretary of State said Tuesday night he's not convinced that Arizona law should bar anonymous spending on political campaigns.
Monday, June 30, 2014 1:18 pm
Mesa’s Jaylia Yan was named one of the 10 finalists in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals competition on June 28.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:45 am
The right wing of the Republican Party has pretty much had its way with the people and state of Arizona. From corrupt and wacky governors to a border hawk sheriff shacked up with an illegal alien, a Legislature run by the likes of Russell Pearce and a herd of kooks and an attorney general who gives a whole new meaning to crooked lawyer.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:30 am
Mesa’s Jaylia Yan shined as a student in high school, receiving numerous accolades like a Flinn Scholarship to Arizona State University. Her most recent accomplishment, however, came not just for her academics but for being a well-rounded person.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:52 am
NEW YORK — An exhibit of quilts, clothing, uniforms and other Civil War-era textiles reveals a complicated and heart-wrenching time.
This photo provided by the New-York Historical Society shows a quilt called "Quilt, Alabama Gunboat," ca. 1862, Martha Jane Hatter, Greensboro, Alabama, made of wool challis, and cotton; appliqued, stuffed, and embroidered, from the First White House of the Confederacy. A hard-hitting exhibit of quilts, clothing, uniforms and other Civil War era textiles, brings new life and depth to a complicated and heart-wrenching time, in “Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War,” a traveling show on view in New York through August 24, 2014. (AP Photo/New-York Historical Society)
Friday, June 13, 2014 10:00 am
A Chandler man was arrested at his home and is accused of driving a 14-year-old boy from Massachusetts to Arizona and having sex with him, according to a police report.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:03 am
NEW YORK — The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.
Saturday, May 24, 2014 8:00 am
Tyler Nwahndem Turner Acha-Morfaw
Friday, May 9, 2014 1:19 pm
When the Zac Brown Band hits the road, they take their instruments, amps and 54-foot custom food truck called "Cookie."
Friday, May 9, 2014 5:30 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama's largest city is making a comeback after decades of dormancy, and there's plenty of free stuff for visitors to see and do in the new Birmingham.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:06 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.
FILE - This March 17, 2012, file photo shows the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, in Birmingham, Ala. With 67 acres of land and more than two dozen unique gardens, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is one of the most-visited free attractions in Alabama. There are roses for flower fans, a Japanese garden for Asian enthusiasts and a vegetable garden lush enough to make any home gardener green with envy. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Michelle Campbell, File)
Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:47 pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 7:15 am
Many children once dreamed about the thrill of space, whether it was the idea of flying a rocket ship or walking on the moon. While those dreams often fade away, Honeywell is reinvigorating those aeronautical aspirations for teenagers.