News archive from 1 August 2014

LeMond, Blixseth petition high court for rehearing

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Attorneys for cycling legend Greg LeMond and developer Tim Blixseth are asking the Montana Supreme Court to reconsider portions of a recent ruling in a long-running property dispute. The high court ruled July 14 that LeMond holds a...

 

Ebola outbreak to cast shadow over Obama summit

WASHINGTON -- Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of President Barack Obama's gathering of African leaders in Washington next week. Still, the White House says the health crisis won't impact the three-day summit....

 

Sputtering House, extends session to try again on child immigrant bill Obama vows to veto

WASHINGTON -- In a stunning series of stops and starts to resolve the border crisis, the House first debated a bill to help resolve the flow of unaccompanied children into Texas, then GOP leaders, facing defeat, pulled it only to reverse course after...

 

Russell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at Rikers

NEW YORK -- A group of young people at New York City's Rikers Island got some words of encouragement from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J. The two visited the jail complex on Thursday to mark the launch of a national anti-violence...

 

Power gradually being restored in Colombia city

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Authorities in Colombia say electricity is gradually being restored in the port city of Buenaventura, which was blacked out Monday night when suspected rebels blew up a transmission tower. Pacific Power Co. said Thursday that a...

 

Eve Carson's mother says Durham police ‘grievously failed' Mahato family

DURHAM The mother of Eve Carson says the Durham Police Department failed the family of Abhijit Mahato with an incomplete investigation into his slaying. “Their faith is abused; Durham police and officials through their scant investigation...

 

Homeless crowd at Trade & Tryon prompts community action

A proposal to temporarily remove benches in the four blocks surrounding Trade and Tryon streets is part of a broader plan community leaders are pitching to shift uptown's homeless population off the streets and into programs. Charlotte Center City...

 

Getting bigger, stronger, faster is goal of Providence, football coach Justin Hardin

As Providence High's football players were getting off the bus to play Charlotte Latin in a 7-on-7 scrimmage this week, longtime Latin coach Larry McNulty noticed something different about the 2014 Panthers' team. “They seemed so much more...

 

David J. Neal: Dawn of a new NFL season means all is well in sports world

Feel the “phew” and hear the warm, happy sounds coming from Park Avenue. Nobody loves this time of year more than the NFL. Not that this is the league's favorite time of year. That's January, with the playoffs and the build-up to...

 
Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

NEW YORK Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league. Stern said his successor, Adam Silver, has been "forceful" but also...

 

Yankees get Prado from Arizona

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees acquired infielder Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. In exchange for the 30-year-old Prado, the Yankees sent the Diamondbacks minor league catcher Peter O'Brien and a player to...

 

St. Paul Saints to share new ballpark with Hamline

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The St. Paul Saints will share a new regional ballpark with the Hamline University baseball team. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Hamline President Linda Hanson on Wednesday announced a 25-year partnership agreement between the...

 
Lions coach Jim Caldwell leading team in a new way

Lions coach Jim Caldwell leading team in a new way

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell says he took players out to dinner during the offseason to serve them better as their leader. Caldwell believes coaching is a service business. Jim Schwartz never seemed to say anything like that...

 

Chew on This: Spices make food flavorful, and more healthy

Science has once again validated observation and common sense. This time it is herbs and spices going through scientific review. A research group at the University of Colorado has demonstrated that the addition of herbs and spices increases consumer...

 
Congress continues to avoid long-term fix for highway funding

Congress continues to avoid long-term fix for highway funding

WASHINGTON -- Hours before the federal government was set to begin reducing payments to states for road and bridge projects, Congress seemed likely to approve a temporary fix Thursday that would maintain funding through the middle of next year. But in...

 

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