News archive from 10 January 2014

Tressel says he has not been contacted by Browns

CLEVELAND -- Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said he has not talked to the Browns about their job, but said "it doesn't mean that I don't have any interest in the NFL." Tressel, who spent 10 years at Ohio State and won a national title...

 

After explosions, senators call for review of oil shipments by rail

WASHINGTON Two Senate committee chairmen asked the secretaries of transportation and energy on Thursday to take “prompt and decisive action” to resolve recent safety problems with crude oil transported by rail. A series of fiery...

 

Compuware reaches deal with Elliot Management

Compuware Corp. said Thursday that it had reached an agreement with Elliott Management that will hold off the activist shareholder's takeover bid of the software development company. As part of the deal, Elliott Management is nominating two members to...

 

Venezuela detains seven in murder of beauty queen and actress

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Venezuela has detained seven people, including two minors, for the murder of Mónica Spear, the beauty queen and television actress who was gunned down Monday along with her ex-husband. José Gregorio Sierralta, the...

 

Obama moving toward changes in nation's spy network

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama appears to be on verge of making several changes to the nation's surveillance programs, including halting the government's storage of mass telephone records of millions of Americans, appointing a public advocate to...

 
Tough guy Mankins gets ready for Pats-Colts game

Tough guy Mankins gets ready for Pats-Colts game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Logan Mankins got tough working with his dad on a cattle ranch in California. Getting kicked by a steer was just part of the job. And no reason to take a day off. That upbringing helped prepare him for a profession that brought...

 

QB Braxton Miller says he'll return to Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller is coming back for one final shot. Miller announced Thursday night through the university he will return for his senior season. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder had been contemplating jumping...

 
Dominant Madrid beats Osasuna 2-0 in Copa del Rey

Dominant Madrid beats Osasuna 2-0 in Copa del Rey

MADRID -- Karim Benzema and Jese Rodriguez scored to lead Real Madrid over Osasuna 2-0 Thursday night in the first leg of the fifth round of the Copa del Rey. Benzema headed in Luka Modric's free kick in the 19th minute and combined with Cristiano...

 
Looking for Super Bowl tickets? You pay, they play

Looking for Super Bowl tickets? You pay, they play

NEW YORK -- Welcome to the Super Bowl, where demand always beats supply and the teams don't really matter. The NFL's championship game is one of the largest sports and entertainment spectacles in the world. The teams aren't exactly afterthoughts, but...

 

Arena Football League seizes San Antonio franchise

SAN ANTONIO -- The Arena Football League says it has seized control of its San Antonio franchise after its ownership group failed to meet its obligations. Commissioner Jerry Kurz tells the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1dj56Ab) that the...

 
Yaya Toure is Africa player of the year

Yaya Toure is Africa player of the year

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure of Manchester City has won the African player of the year award for a third straight time. He beat out countryman Didier Drogba, the Galatasaray striker and two-time recipient, and Nigeria's...

 

West Brom hire Spaniard Pepe Mel as manager

LONDON -- Pepe Mel has been hired as manager of West Bromwich Albion to replace Steve Clarke. Mel, a 50-year-old Spaniard, led Real Betis into this season's Europa League but was fired by Real Betis on Dec. 2. Clarke was fired Dec. 14 after four...

 

U.S. official: Terror designation of Libyan group won't blame ex-Guantanamo detainee for Benghazi

WASHINGTON The State Department on Friday will slap a terrorist designation on a militant Islamist group it believes played a role in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, but the move will stop short of naming any individual...

 

Live: Stars continue road trip, face Devils

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U.S. official: Terror designation of Libyan group won't blame ex-Guantanamo detainee for Benghazi

WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Friday will slap a terrorist designation on a militant Islamist group it believes played a role in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, but the move will stop short of naming any...

 

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