Hagel out as defense chief

...Republican who served as senator from Nebraska and became a critic of U.S. involvement in Iraq. After Obama nominated him to...initially backed the invasion of Iraq, but later became a credible critic of the wars, making routine trips to Iraq and Afghanistan...

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430 million

...losing their jobs and years of big pay so they won't stand in the way of a sale that is good for shareholders.But some critics say the packages are so lavish, they can be an incentive to strike iffy deals.Among the grab-bag of goodies in some packages...

Kirby: It's colder in Augusta and my body can prove it

...music. Lots more of it.INTERNET AGE: Dr. Ricardo Azziz, the president of Georgia Regents University, seemed to find critics in Las Vegas last week. It is apparent Nevada now has the Internet and they have read what some in Augusta has said or written...

Augusta Municipal Building renovation on schedule

...wants them to be done," said Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle.Commissioner Marion Wil liams, one of the commission's biggest critics of outside firms involved with the project, wasn't pleased with the project status. He questioned why the new Telfair Street...

FIFA prosecutor has difficult decision regarding summary

...he's tied to a case that is being called a whitewash.FIFA critics say Garcia needs to take a stand, either by resigning or by...scandal-racked FIFA in July 2012. For FIFA's fiercest critics, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of...

Fast, furious, bitter

...Brian Terry.In another communique he said his department's critics could "kiss my (expletive)."Imagine what Holder said in...blatantly obvious this operation was never on the up-and-up.Critics contend federal officials never had any intention of tracing...

Paul Simon cooperating for biography

...Paul Simon is ready to rely on words alone.The celebrated singer-songwriter has agreed to cooperate with author and music critic Robert Hilburn for a biography. Simon & Schuster, the winner of a recent six-publisher auction, announced the acquisition...

Toy makers' new darlings: tiny critics on YouTube

At a time when toy sales have stagnated for years at $22 billion, children who review toys on YouTube are wielding increasing influence.

Michaux: Richt is one of best coaches in nation

...ultimate ring.Perhaps what bugs Richt critics the most is his personality. Some folks...had in Athens instead of the Plains?Critics who blister Richt for player misconduct...when he took the reins in 2001. Are his critics really willing to roll the dice that the...

Twisted justice?

...Sentinel has been accused of wrongfully locking up petty offenders unable to pay their probation fees and service charges, which critics call predatory. We borrow a phrase from Animal House to call it "double-secret probation," because some offenders say...