News archive from 7 August 2014

Draft Wyoming report finds no Pavillion well leaks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A draft state report released Wednesday on a possible explanation why well water in a central Wyoming gas field smells foul and tastes bad points away from leaky gas wells as a source of the problem. Testing showed no evidence gas...

 

Outdoor leader hopeful gear show can stay in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY -- The president of the Outdoor Industry Association said Wednesday that he is optimistic the world's largest outdoor-gear trade show can remain in Salt Lake City for the long term now that the state is pushing for a new convention...

 

Fishing Forecast for 08.07.14

Anglers willing to greet the dawn at Lake Norman are scoring limit catches of spotted bass, with some largemouth bass mixed in. From around 5 a.m. until 8:30 the bass are striking topwater lures cast to the shoreline, mainly points. The Gunfish by...

 

Outdoors events calendar for 08.07.14

Aug. 22: Invasive Species Workshop, 9 a.m., Montgomery Community College, Troy. Free for owners of private forest land. Presented by the Greater Uwharrie Conservation Partnership and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Registration/information: Brooke...

 

Myers Park's Rydeiah Rogers commits to N.C. State

Myers Park All-American girls' basketball player Rydeiah Rogers has committed to N.C. State. Rogers led the Mustangs to a 30-1 record last season and top-10 national finish in most polls. She averaged 16 points, 13 rebounds, three steals, three blocks...

 

Obama reviewing options on corporate tax loophole

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he's reviewing all options to stop American companies from reincorporating overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. Obama says the practice is unfair and not right. He says the tax income that's lost as a result...

 

Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. in position to boost NASCAR

Look at the top two drivers in the Sprint Cup Series standings and you understand there is plenty of reason for team owner Rick Hendrick to be happy. There is also plenty of reason NASCAR executives should be pleased as well. Two of the sports most...

 

Bank of America nears $16 billion-$17 billion settlement with U.S.

WASHINGTON — Bank of America has tentatively agreed to a settlement in which it would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to settle an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, a person...

 

Bank of America nears $16 billion-$17 billion settlement with U.S.

WASHINGTON — Bank of America has tentatively agreed to a settlement in which it would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to settle an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, a person...

 

Bank of America nears $17 billion settlement over mortgages

Bank of America and the Justice Department have reached a tentative deal that would cost the bank nearly $17 billion to settle an investigation into its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the runup to the financial crisis, according to people...

 

Bank of America nears $17 billion settlement over mortgages

Bank of America and the Justice Department have reached a tentative deal that would cost the bank nearly $17 billion to settle an investigation into its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the runup to the financial crisis, according to people...

 
Youth diving group recruiting new members for important work in waters of Biscayne National Park

Youth diving group recruiting new members for important work in waters of Biscayne National Park

Over several days in July, more than a dozen teens and 20-somethings from around the United States and Africa worked as volunteer marine researchers in the clear, calm waters of Biscayne National Park. Scuba-diving 20 feet deep to the wreck of an...

 

South Florida outdoors notebook: Aug. 6, 2014

• Compete in the Tracy K Events Charity Dolphin Tournament on Saturday out of Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Entry fee is $500 per boat for up to four anglers. Eligible species are dolphin, tuna, wahoo and kingfish. For more...

 

Charlotte Chamber leaves open sales tax endorsement

The Charlotte Chamber won't run a campaign to pass a sales tax referendum in November, but a spokeswoman for the group said Wednesday that ultimately its executive committee could end up endorsing it. The Chamber released a statement Tuesday that...

 

South Florida fishing report: Aug. 6, 2014

BEST BET Captain Mo Estevez of New Dawn Charters reported schools of bonefish to 10 pounds are feeding on live shrimp during the incoming tides along the western shorelines of South Bay. Permits are eating silver-dollar-sized blue crabs on the...

 

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