By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A San Diego-area man accused of placing a threatening phone call to one office of a Muslim civil rights group and sending a threatening message to another pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to hate crimes charges. San Diego police then traced the Jan. 15 phone call to Weissinger and went to his house, where they found an AR-15 assault-style rifle and a high-capacity ammunition magazine, Garcia said. Moreover, Garcia said, investigators found "slurs and writings of a racist nature” in Weissinger's home. Weissinger, 53, was later accused of using his iPhone to send a threatening message to the Washington, D.C., office of CAIR.
Bill Raftery called the regional final when Grant Hill led Duke to the 1994 Final Four. The All-American couldn't help but greet him with one of the announcer's signature phrases -- simply because it's fun to say "with a kiss" even when no bank shot is involved.
Same-sex weddings could begin in Alabama next week after a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday refused a request by the state's attorney general to delay gay marriages until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states can forbid them. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's motion for an extended stay in a brief order that clears the way for the conservative state to become the 37th in the United States to allow gay couples to wed. Strange said he was disappointed by the ruling and immediately filed a motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the decision by a federal judge that struck down Alabama's laws banning same-sex marriages last month.
An estimated 114.4 million people watched New England's thrilling win over Seattle, making it the fifth time in six years that a Super Bowl game has set a record for the most-watched event in U.S. television history.
Another 41 employees of Emeritus Senior Living are being laid off, the final step in reducing the Seattle-based assisted living operator’s headquarters staff from about 300 to 50 after it was bought last year by Nashville-based Brookdale Senior Living.