News archive from 2 April 2014

Senate panel approves Oklahoma pension change

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A plan to eliminate the traditional pension benefit for newly hired workers and replace it with a 401(k)-style retirement plan has cleared a Senate panel. The Senate Committee on Pensions voted 5-2 on Tuesday for the bill, which...

 

Claire's Stores names Beatrice Lafon as CEO

CHICAGO -- Claire's Stores Inc. has named an insider to serve as the new CEO of the jewelry and accessories company following the resignation of its current chief executive. The Chicago-based retailer said Tuesday that James Fielding has resigned and...

 
Nebraska lawmakers vote to override budget vetoes

Nebraska lawmakers vote to override budget vetoes

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers voted Tuesday to override Gov. Dave Heineman's vetoes of state budget items, including funding for courtyard fountains and a new heating system at the Capitol. The 37-11 vote came days after Heineman, a Republican,...

 

Saints sign LB Haralson to 1-year deal

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has an agreement to bring back outside linebacker Parys Haralson on a one-year deal. New Orleans acquired the 6-foot, 225-pound Haralson in a trade shortly before the...

 
Cabrera can earn $2 million for MVP in new deal

Cabrera can earn $2 million for MVP in new deal

DETROIT -- If Miguel Cabrera keeps winning MVP awards into the twilight of his career, his massive new contract will become even more lucrative. In addition to $248 million in guaranteed salary from 2016-25, Cabrera can earn up to $4 million annually...

 

Senate Democrats cancel San Diego golf fundraiser

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Senate leader has canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Tuesday that it would be inappropriate at...

 

Plenty set to lay eyes on Clowney at South Carolina pro day

The masses will descend on Columbia on Wednesday morning to see whether former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney can whip through agility drills the way he beat SEC pass-blockers for most of his three seasons with the Gamecocks. Clowney,...

 

Auburn's Pearl courting alums for assistants

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's Bruce Pearl is busy filling out his coaching staff while his assistants work on the roster. The Tigers' new coach has met with former Auburn players Chuck Person, Mamadou N'diaye and Gerald White about openings on his staff....

 

NY Giants sign OT Brown to beef up offensive line

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants have signed offensive tackle Charles Brown. Brown is the fourth offensive lineman the team has added in free agency. The contract was announced on Tuesday. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Brown spent last season...

 

Judge tosses man's claim of ownership of Facebook

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A federal judge has officially closed the book on a New York man's multibillion-dollar lawsuit claiming half-ownership of Facebook. Judge Richard Arcara has granted Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg's motion to dismiss Paul...

 

8,000 buy insurance in Washington on deadline day

SEATTLE -- Eight thousand Washington residents bought private health insurance through the state's health care exchange on Monday, the last day of the open enrollment period. While the sign-up period under the federal health law has ended, the number...

 

Lawmakers push campaign to curb distracted driving

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate have taken a new route to address distracted driving across the state. The Senate voted 27-22 Tuesday in favor of an appropriation bill for Iowa's Department of Transportation. It would include $200,000...

 

Bobcats rookie Cody Zeller learning how do play NBA defense, still stay on the court

It was something short of an explosion, but it was certainly progress for Charlotte Bobcats rookie Cody Zeller Monday night. The 15 points he scored against the Washington Wizards were his NBA high. He also grabbed eight rebounds. He played plenty of...

 

Tournament egg salad and pimiento cheese sandwiches

The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., is one cheesy place. The first time my husband, Roy, and I went, we fell in love. Not with each other — we did that a couple of decades ago — but with those oh-so-famous pimiento cheese and egg salad sandwiches...

 

Saints re-sign LB Haralson

Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints re-signed linebacker Parys Haralson to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Haralson finished the 2013 season on injured reserve after tearing a pectoral muscle during the second quarter of the...

 

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