News archive from 4 July 2014

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Defending champion Jonas Blixt shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Greenbrier Classic. Six of Blixt's eight birdies came on putts of 10 feet or less on the Old White TPC....

 
$30 million headed to metro Detroit for summer road repairs

$30 million headed to metro Detroit for summer road repairs

Nearly $30 million in repairs to Detroit-area roads and bridges is among about $115 million in state road maintenance projects announced by MDOT, with many to begin this summer. Among the projects is resurfacing on Interstates 75 and 94 in Wayne...

 
Defending champ Blixt leads Greenbrier Classic

Defending champ Blixt leads Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Defending champion Jonas Blixt shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Greenbrier Classic. Six of Blixt's eight birdies came on putts of 10 feet or less on the Old White TPC....

 

Ex-pro basketball player accused of sexual assault

VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- Former NBA player Rick Brunson has been charged with sexual assault in connection with an alleged encounter with an employee of a suburban Chicago fitness center. Vernon Hills police say the 42-year-old Brunson was charged June...

 

Wheeler debuts for Yankees; Sabathia has setback

MINNEAPOLIS -- CC Sabathia's return to the New York Yankees' rotation is being delayed because he had swelling in his injured right knee after making his second rehabilitation start. Sabathia made a start for Double-A Trenton on Wednesday. He had an...

 
July 4th celebrations abound in Miami

July 4th celebrations abound in Miami

A hundred years ago, Miamians looking to mark their nation's birthday didn't have many places to celebrate: Henry Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel, the sleepy town's social center, closed for summer, leaving the small namesake park in front, now long gone,...

 

Shelton School graduate receives handwritten note from Donald Trump

Shelton School graduate John Russell Niederer is still trying to figure out what his future holds, but he recently received some words of encouragement from a man who knows a thing or two about success. “Work hard and be smart,” reads the note which...

 

What's a caliphate? News puts focus on ancient form of government

WASHINGTON When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced Sunday that it was changing its name and reviving the caliphate, the news lit up the Internet and headlined news reports around the world. But what is a caliphate? And what is the...

 

Worried who else might hear it, U.S. weighs what it can tell Iraq

WASHINGTON The United States finds itself confronting a delicate issue as it opens two joint operations centers in Iraq to help that nation's forces battle Sunni Muslim extremists who've seized much of the countryside: How much information can U.S....

 

Mint Hill man rides out Hurricane Arthur ... in middle of ocean

A Mint Hill man didn't have to chase Hurricane Arthur to experience the storm's fury. He just waited for the storm – in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Richard Neal is owner of Frying Pan Tower, an old U.S. Coast Guard tower anchored...

 

A's reach 10-year lease extension to stay in O.co Coliseum

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The rundown O.co Coliseum will remain the home of the Oakland Athletics for another 10 years. The Athletics and the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority agreed on a new 10-year extension to play games at O.co...

 

Fraud charge dropped against ex-UNC professor

A prosecutor said Thursday he has dismissed a felony fraud charge against a former North Carolina professor linked to a scandal involving academics and athletics because he has cooperated in the investigation. Orange County district attorney Jim...

 
Ronaldo predicting changes for Brazil at World Cup

Ronaldo predicting changes for Brazil at World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Dual World Cup winner Ronaldo is certain coach Luiz Felipe Scolari "will change something" to reawaken Brazil's attack in Friday's World Cup quarterfinal match against Colombia. "We are waiting for a good performance...

 

Ausmus downplays risks of HR derby participation

DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus scoffs at the idea that the home run derby could cause a slugger to go into a slump. The Detroit manager says he finds it hard to believe that "one round of batting practice" might ruin a player's swing for three...

 

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