TALLADEGA, Ala. — Joey Logano had a clear race track in his windshield and a pack of fellow Ford drivers on his bumper. That combination helped the Team Penske driver snap a nearly yearlong losing streak. Logano won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to snap a streak that dated to April 30 of last year. That win at Richmond was later disqualified because his car failed inspection, so the benefits from the victory were stripped and it cost him a spot in the playoffs. Eau Claire native
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Each pillar is 6 feet tall, the height of a person, and made of steel that weathers to different shades of brown. Viewers enter at eye level with the monuments, allowing a view of victims’ names and the date and place
ATLANTA — The last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied, the town’s mayor said this week. For more than two months, the sludge has blown an unbearable stench throughout the tiny town of Parrish, Ala., population 982. All of the containers have now been emptied from the so-called “poop train,” Parrish Mayor Heather Hall said Wednesday on social media. Some of the
NEW YORK — The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the #MeToo movement and set off a worldwide reckoning over sexual misconduct in the workplace. The Times and The Washington Post took the award in the national reporting category for their coverage of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and
Brace yourselves, Chippewa Valley residents. It looks like we’re in for a historic April snowstorm. Just when a couple of warm days had some folks tempted to put away their shovels and snowblowers for the season, the National Weather Service is predicting 12 inches of snow will fall on Eau Claire this weekend. The Weather Service, which has issued a winter storm warning for much of west-central Wisconsin for the 24-hour period ending at 1 a.m. Sunday, is forecasting Rice Lake and
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A court is allowing antitrust litigation against health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield to proceed. U.S. District Judge David Proctor of Birmingham, Ala., in a ruling late Thursday refused to accept the insurer’s claim that it’s a single entity operating across the nation. Instead, Proctor agreed to let plaintiff lawyers move ahead with allegations that some actions by 36 state insurance operations could amount to an automatic violation of antitrust laws.