News archive from 4 April 2014

U.S. Forest Service buys mountain tract

A 212-acre mountain tract that is surrounded by Pisgah National Forest has been acquired by the U.S. Forest Service and the Conservation Fund. The property in the Johns River watershed was part of a 752-acre tract, Backbone Ridge, that was to be...

 

Memorial Regional in Broward approved for adult heart transplants

Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood won federal approval Thursday to begin performing adult heart transplants as soon as this summer, making it the first healthcare facility in Broward County to offer the life-saving medical procedure. The new...

 

Blatter says World Cup will be 'well done'

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter says the World Cup will be "well done," but he criticized Brazilian authorities for starting late on stadium projects and for not providing enough worker safety. Blatter spoke on Thursday...

 

New stadium, new swagger for rising Washington

SEATTLE -- When the trip to sunny Arizona in February was finished and Washington was humbled by a pair of Big Ten powers and lost to a conference neighbor, Lindsay Meggs decided bluntness was the way to go. The Huskies were about to debut a new $15...

 

Florida, Wake to play in Orange Bowl Classic

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida and Wake Forest will play in the 2014 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic. Florida State and South Florida also will square off in the event, which is scheduled for Dec. 20 at BB&T Center. The Gators and Demon Deacons have...

 

Special rate authorized for Felman plant in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Public Service Commission on Thursday authorized a special electricity rate plan for an idled manufacturer in Mason County. The plan would enable Felman Production to buy electricity from Appalachian Power at as...

 

Senate passes bill for Daytona Speedway tax break

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would give Daytona International Speedway the same tax breaks as other sports facilities in the state. The bill (SB 208), sponsored by Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, passed 32-5 Thursday....

 
Pagan's 3-run homer leads Giants past Arizona 8-5

Pagan's 3-run homer leads Giants past Arizona 8-5

PHOENIX -- Angel Pagan hit a three-run home run in San Francisco's five-run eighth inning and the Giants rallied to beat Arizona 8-5 on Thursday in a game that was halted briefly in the top of the first due to a swarm of bees in the outfield. Paul...

 

Warren's father: NBA decision could come Tuesday

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State's T.J. Warren will take a little longer to decide whether he'll enter the NBA draft as a sophomore. Warren's father said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press that the Atlantic Coast Conference player...

 
Juventus, Basel grab wins in Europa League

Juventus, Basel grab wins in Europa League

Juventus scored late to beat Lyon 1-0 and take a big stride toward the Europa League semifinals. Matias Delgado's two goals helped FC Basel to a 3-0 win over Valencia in a match played in an empty stadium on Thursday. Portuguese teams Benfica and...

 

US helps rice growers reduce greenhouse gases

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The federal government is helping rice growers in Arkansas and elsewhere to use new production methods that would decrease greenhouse gas emissions. The Agriculture Department said Thursday its Natural Resources Conservation...

 

Is it OK for US to help Cubans?

Does the U.S. government have the right to circumvent a dictatorship's controls on information? And if Washington tries to help foster democracy in a country ruled by a dictator, is it pushing for “regime change?” Those are the...

 

Seahawks sign long snapper Jorgen Hus

Renton, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jorgen Hus, who is known for his YouTube video showing his long snapping trick shots, was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday. Hus will compete for the starting job with Clint Gresham, who has handled...

 

Greg Cote: Future of Miami Marlins' Big 2 will define franchise

In Miami sports, it's all about the Heat's Big 3 and where they will be next season, with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all eligible to opt out of their contracts this summer and be free agents. Interest and speculation are understandable...

 

Krystkowiak agrees in principle to 5-year deal

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah athletic director Chris Hill says that basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak has agreed in principle to a new five-year deal. Hill said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that he was "confident"...

 

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