News archive from 4 June 2015

Declared 2016 Dem candidate: Lincoln Chafee

Declared 2016 Dem candidate: Lincoln Chafee

Fullscreen With the Capitol in the background, Chafee stands on a Russell Senate Office Building balcony in this March 1, 2001, file photo. (Photo: Alex Brandon, AP) Fullscreen Chafee speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on April 4, 2001, to discuss...

 
Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins: On behalf of the Alaska Legislature, I am SO sorry.

Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins: On behalf of the Alaska Legislature, I am SO sorry.

On behalf of the legislative branch of government in Alaska, I am SO sorry. I've heard some grizzled Alaska political observers lament they haven't seen it so bad since 1981. I've heard some say it's never been this bad, ever. >I grew up reading...

 
Viacom institutes clean in box policy

Viacom institutes clean in box policy

In a move that might sound like either a horror film or a fantasy to millions of workers with bulging in boxes, Viacom has instituted a new policy that automatically deletes employee emails from its electronic mail system after 30 days. The movie and...

 
DuPont proxy vote closer than originally reported

DuPont proxy vote closer than originally reported

When Nelson Peltz tried to secure a spot on the board of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DD) along with three other dissident candidates as part of an activist campaign, two major proxy advisory firms sided with him. WILMINGTON, Del — Activist...

 
Schumer calls for federal probe of rail crossings

Schumer calls for federal probe of rail crossings

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — More than 100 malfunctions were reported at railroad crossings in the Rochester area during the first five months of this year, a finding that underscores Sen. Charles Schumer's call for a federal investigation of local crossing...

 
Arizona quints, parents celebrate first Father's Day

Arizona quints, parents celebrate first Father's Day

PHOENIX -- Last Father's Day provided a memorable, if muted, celebration for Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Hoffman. Hoffman's wife, Roxanna, had given birth to the couple's quintuplets just days before Father's Day and the couple, while thrilled with...

 
Hyde: Winning these Finals would be LeBron James' biggest moment

Hyde: Winning these Finals would be LeBron James' biggest moment

Here are the artificial stakes, South Florida: LeBron James takes the court against your Golden State team on Thursday night with nothing to lose in chasing the most difficult, most rewarding and most publicly supported championship of his career....

 
Twitter shareholder meeting gets hijacked by an investor

Twitter shareholder meeting gets hijacked by an investor

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter executives were all set to present their vision to shareholders at the company's annual meeting in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon when they were pre-empted by one of their own shareholders. Just hours before Twitter...

 
House approves $18.5 billion for NASA

House approves $18.5 billion for NASA

WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to give NASA the $18.5 billion it wanted for fiscal 2016, but with spending directives that conflict with the space agency's priorities. Lawmakers voted to spend more than NASA would like on planetary science...

 
Argentines protest violence against women

Argentines protest violence against women

BUENOS AIRES — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Argentina Wednesday to protest recent violence against women in a region where their abuse has been endemic. The demonstrations were prompted in large measure by the sensational...

 
'Not morally wrong,' Aurora theater gunman says

'Not morally wrong,' Aurora theater gunman says

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The Aurora theater shooting defendant says he sometimes sees shadows in his vision and admits to having a "broken brain," when it comes to having normal relationships. Prosecutors on Tuesday continued playing the 22 hours...

 
Suspect in Ferguson police shooting pleads not guilty

Suspect in Ferguson police shooting pleads not guilty

CLAYTON, Mo. — A man accused of shooting two St. Louis-area police officers in March during a protest in Ferguson, Mo., pleaded not guilty Wednesday to seven charges. Jeffrey L. Williams, 20, was arraigned on two counts of first-degree assault, three...

 
Warrants issued for relatives who cheered at graduation

Warrants issued for relatives who cheered at graduation

Campus police in a community in the Memphis metropolitan area have issued arrest warrants for four people who cheered at a high school graduation. Police for Northwest Mississippi Community College, in Senatobia, Miss., issued the warrants after the...

 

UCF takes on bigger role at Canvs coworking space

University of Central Florida is stepping into a bigger role at Canvs, the downtown coworking space that opened in 2014 in the Exchange Building. "We want to support what's happening downtown, but we don't want to take over," O'Neal said....

 
Spending bills put Congress on collision course with White House

Spending bills put Congress on collision course with White House

WASHINGTON — Congress is on a collision course with the White House this year over federal spending priorities, and it could force another government shutdown battle later this year. "The Senate is going to stonewall all of the appropriations...

 

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