News archive from 2 June 2016

Caitlyn Jenner to mark 40th anniversary of Olympic win on magazine cover

Caitlyn Jenner to mark 40th anniversary of Olympic win on magazine cover

Caitlyn Jenner will mark the 40th anniversary of the Olympic gold medal she won in the decathlon as Bruce Jenner with a cover story in Sports Illustrated. The magazine, on newsstands on June 8, also will release a film, Jenner: 40 Years After Gold, on...

 
Uber adds $3.5-billion Saudi fare to its growing coffers

Uber adds $3.5-billion Saudi fare to its growing coffers

SAN FRANCISCO - Uber's bet on growing its Middle East business just got less risky with a multi-billion-dollar infusion from the region. The ride-hailing company $3.5-billion Series G round thanks to the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, which...

 

After DUI dismissal, attorney David Maloney says he'll continue fighting for DUI victims

Attorney David Maloney, in a statement Wednesday, said that despite his arrest in Florida on suspicion of DUI, he will continue with his mission for DUI victim rights. An Escambia County prosecutor, in a court filing earlier in the day, announced that...

 
Authorities confirm hiker tied to tree was sexually assaulted

Authorities confirm hiker tied to tree was sexually assaulted

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A 64-year-old hiker found tied to a tree near the Blue Ridge Parkway was sexually assaulted, the National Park Service confirmed Wednesday in the agency’s most expansive statements to date. Despite nearly three weeks having passed...

 
The 2016 Olympics will be in Rio. As scheduled. Now just hope for the best.

The 2016 Olympics will be in Rio. As scheduled. Now just hope for the best.

Rio, Rio, Rio. What a mess. Zika. Polluted water. Political chaos. Recession bordering on depression. Unfinished venues. Crime. Understandably, every few days now, a call comes for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to be postponed, cancelled or moved. I say...

Usa Today, 19:14 in Sport
 

Intel source: IG report ups pressure on DOJ to seek criminal charges against Clinton

The recently released State Department inspector general report, which found Hillary Clinton broke government rules with her personal email use, increases "the likelihood and pressure" for the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges,...

Fox News, 19:15 in Politics
 

UN says Central African Republic abuses include witchcraft

UNITED NATIONS –  The U.N. chief is reporting 269 verified incidents of human rights violations and abuses in the Central African Republic including arbitrary killings, conflict-related sexual violence and allegations of witchcraft. Secretary-General...

 
Warriors, Cavs at the heart of the three-point shooting revolution

Warriors, Cavs at the heart of the three-point shooting revolution

OAKLAND – When Kevin Durant was asked on Monday night why the Golden State Warriors were moving on to a Finals rematch against the Cleveland Cavaliers and his Oklahoma City Thunder were headed home, his answer said everything about today’s NBA. “They...

Usa Today, 19:23 in Sport
 

Clinton IT aide Pagliano to plead Fifth in email case

The man who set up Hillary Clinton's private email service will assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and refuse to answer questions over an open records lawsuit, according to court documents obtained Wednesday by Fox News....

Fox News, 19:29 in Politics
 
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have split up

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have split up

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have split. A source familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly, confirmed to USA TODAY that Swift, 26, and the Scottish EDM DJ, 32, have broken up. The pair have been dating for about 15 months. In...

 
Doug Lingner, Phoenix 'working man's' city councilman, dies

Doug Lingner, Phoenix 'working man's' city councilman, dies

Doug Lingner, a former Phoenix city councilman known for his unconventional style, support for affordable housing and colorful Hawaiian shirts, died Tuesday. He was 60. Lingner represented southeast Phoenix and Laveen on the council for 12 years, from...

 
Pedestrian hit and killed by Phoenix police car is identified

Pedestrian hit and killed by Phoenix police car is identified

The pedestrian who was struck by a marked police vehicle in north Phoenix Tuesday was identified as 18-year-old Jordan Black. Black was walking in the roadway early Tuesday morning, according to a Phoenix police spokesman. About 4 a.m., Officer Justin...

 
City solicits grant applications for flood recovery

City solicits grant applications for flood recovery

The city of Houston began soliciting grant applications for flood recovery projects Wednesday, seeking to distribute roughly $1.3 million from its nonprofit Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund to initiatives that provide flood victims with short-term...

Chron, 19:34 in Politics
 
Trump University: Sales strategy foreshadowed campaign

Trump University: Sales strategy foreshadowed campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grand promises. Boundless boasts. Absolute faith in the man behind it all. The strategies that Donald Trump's now-defunct educational company used to woo customers have plenty of echoes of the presumptive Republican nominee's current...

Chron, 19:34 in Politics
 

Ship detects signals from crashed EgyptAir plane's black box

CAIRO — A French ship searching the Mediterranean has detected black box signals from a missing EgyptAir flight in the waters between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast, a development that could help solve the mystery of why the aircraft...

 

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