News archive from 1 April 2014

DC mayor seeks second term amid federal probe

WASHINGTON -- Voters in the nation's capital are deciding whether Mayor Vincent Gray should get a second term amid a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign. Gray is facing seven challengers in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary. Polls have shown...

 
Jeff Seidel: Detroit Tigers youngsters Nick Castellanos, Tyler Collins climb the ladder together to Opening Day

Jeff Seidel: Detroit Tigers youngsters Nick Castellanos, Tyler Collins climb the ladder together to Opening...

Nick Castellanos and Tyler Collins have been talking about it for years: Someday, we are going to make it. Someday, we are going to be up in Detroit together at Comerica Park. “We spent instructional league together,” Castellanos said. “We've spent...

 

Fred Grimm: Miami's own heart of darkness

The cops busted Freaky Fernandez last week, charging him with seven felony counts of animal cruelty. Undercover investigators from the Animal Rescue Mission had turned over video to Miami-Dade police that depicted operations at Freaky's illegal...

 

Cavs' Irving cleared to return from biceps injury

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has been cleared to return to practice after missing eight games with a biceps injury. Irving strained his left biceps on March 16 against the Clippers. He can resume full contact immediately,...

 

Rangers sign free-agent F McCarthy from Vermont

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Chris McCarthy, who played college hockey at Vermont. The deal was announced on Monday while the Rangers were in Vancouver, preparing for Tuesday night's game against the...

 
Atletico striker Costa could miss Barcelona game

Atletico striker Costa could miss Barcelona game

BARCELONA, Spain -- Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says Diego Costa could miss the Champions League quarterfinal against Barcelona on Tuesday. Costa left Atletico's training at the Camp Nou on Monday with an apparent knock to his right leg, and...

 

Miss Da Point wins Aqueduct feature

NEW YORK -- Miss Da Point beat the double team of Carameaway and Dreaming of Cara in the $62,000 allowance feature in the mud at Aqueduct on Monday. The Mitchell Friedman-trained entry was the even-money favorite in the race for New York-bred fillies...

 
Fingerprints for food: Venezuela rolls out new plan to keep shelves stocked

Fingerprints for food: Venezuela rolls out new plan to keep shelves stocked

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Call it fingerprints for food. In the latest effort to keep shelves stocked in Venezuela, the government on Tuesday will begin registering the biometric information of customers who use state-run grocery stores. President...

 
City leaders surprised by Cheaha Challenge pricetag

City leaders surprised by Cheaha Challenge pricetag

slideshow JACKSONVILLE — The City Council on Monday voted to allocate $15,000 for the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo, a 104-mile bike ride to begin and end in Jacksonville for the first time this year. The council agreed to help fund the project last...

 

Sheriff expects attempted murder charges in shooting

Calhoun County deputies Monday said they plan to charge a man with first-degree assault after he shot another man in the shoulder and punched him in the face Saturday night. The suspect faces a first-degree assault charge, according to an incident...

 
'This is our story. This is our song:' Goshen church marks two decades since Palm Sunday tornado

'This is our story. This is our song:' Goshen church marks two decades since Palm Sunday tornado

slideshow GOSHEN – One by one, they glued small bits of polished, colored glass onto a framed butterfly mosaic at the Goshen memorial Sunday morning. Those who lost family in the March 27, 1994, tornado, which killed 20 at Goshen United Methodist...

 
High consumer demand in Florida, nation on last day of Obamacare enrollment

High consumer demand in Florida, nation on last day of Obamacare enrollment

The six-month period to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ended on Monday much as it began in October: with computer problems that prevented consumers from signing up through the healthcare.gov website. But unlike the...

 

Recap: NY Mets vs. Washington

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Rendon's three-run home run highlighted a four-run 10th inning, as the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the New York Mets, 9-7, in the season opener for both teams at Citi Field. Adam LaRoche hit a...

 
Gomes, Indians finalize $23M, 6-year deal

Gomes, Indians finalize $23M, 6-year deal

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Catcher Yan Gomes and the Cleveland Indians have completed a $23 million, six-year contract after a breakout season last year. Gomes' deal includes club options for 2020 and '21. He reached agreement on the new deal during the...

 

Washington State hires Kent as new hoops coach

Washington State has hired Ernie Kent as its new men's basketball coach, giving him another shot at leading a Pac-12 Conference program four years after he was let go by Oregon. The Cougars made the announcement on Monday afternoon, after the sides...

 

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