News archive from 11 February 2014

Kenneth Cole asks: What's real and what's show?

NEW YORK -- Social media provocateur Kenneth Cole put actors Alan Cumming and Rachel Dratch on his runway and in a movie Monday that begged the question: "What's real and what's for show?" Known for his embrace of Twitter, Instagram and...

 

Homs cease-fire extended 3 days as new round of Syria talks off to acrimonious start

GENEVA -- The second round of Syrian peace talks began Monday with the warring sides exchanging public accusations of mass killings and atrocities and, in separate meetings with Lakdhar Brahimi, the U.N. envoy chairing the talks, presented widely...

 

Sam is taking a huge step

So Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, the best defensive player in the SEC last year, has proclaimed that he is gay. So what? At least that is what I hope will be the reaction by the NFL, Sam's future employer. Sam has taken a huge step for gay...

 

Lions announce hiring of Cooter

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jim Bob Cooter has been hired as quarterbacks coach for the Detroit Lions. Detroit officially announced the move Monday. Cooter was an offensive assistant for the staff that led Denver to an AFC championship last season. He had...

 

DePaul says Melvin no longer enrolled

CHICAGO -- DePaul star forward Cleveland Melvin is no longer enrolled in school or part of the basketball program. The school announced the split with the senior on Monday after suspending him last month for violating team rules. Melvin ranks among...

 

Game thread: The John Loyer era begins as Detroit Pistons host San Antonio Spurs

John Loyer's first task as interim head coach: Beat the San Antonio Spurs. That's the Detroit Pistons' challenge tonight as they play their first game since Maurice Cheeks was fired as head coach Sunday after a 21-29 start (7:30 p.m., FSD). Despite...

 

Obama administration delays health law's employer mandate – again

WASHINGTON -- Employers with 50 to 99 workers will have yet another year, until 2016, to comply with the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide health coverage for full-time employees, the Obama administration announced Monday. Final regulations...

 

McCrory teacher pay plan is insufficient

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory was right when he said on Monday that “$30,800 is not enough to raise a family or pay off student debt.” But he and the Republican-led General Assembly will have to do a whole lot better than raising...

 

Sources: Panthers assistant to take Stanford job

Carolina Panthers assistant receivers coach Lance Taylor is leaving to become Stanford's running backs coach, according to a pair of league sources. Taylor, 32, spent one year in Charlotte on the staff of offensive coordinator Mike Shula, who was...

 
Legislative intern has been missing for past week

Legislative intern has been missing for past week

TALLAHASSEE -- Ryan Uhre, 23, became an intern for a state lawmaker at the end of January. On Feb. 2, he went missing just blocks away from the Florida Capitol. Police don't think Uhre met with foul play. But his disappearance has sparked a statewide...

 

Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman to miss game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Timberwolves say coach Rick Adelman will miss Monday night's game against Houston due to personal reasons. While Adelman is away from the team, forward Kevin Love says he will be back in the lineup after missing one game with a...

 

Timbers rename stadium Providence Park

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Timbers have reached an agreement with Providence Health & Services to rename their downtown stadium Providence Park. The stadium, also home to the National Women's Soccer League champion Portland Thorns, has been...

 
In women's luge, the Olympic race is for 2nd place

In women's luge, the Olympic race is for 2nd place

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- The race is for second. That's how good Germany's Natalie Geisenberger was in the opening two runs of the Olympic women's luge competition, which ends Tuesday night with the final two trips down the track at the Sanki...

 

Area schools prepare for major winter snowstorm

With accumulating snow possible Tuesday in advance of a major winter storm Wednesday, school officials across the region said they will monitor forecasts and road conditions in weighing a decision on early dismissals or canceled classes. Forecasters...

 

SF Bay Area news company names new leader

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Bay Area News Group on Monday named veteran newspaper executive Sharon Ryan as the new president and publisher of the group's 11 daily newspapers, including the Contra Costa Times, the Oakland Tribune and the San Jose Mercury...

 

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