News archive from 14 August 2014

SeaWorld stock plunges; company says orca controversy hurt attendance

Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment took a record drop Wednesday after the company's earnings missed Wall Street expectations. The Orlando-based company also conceded for the first time that attendance at its theme parks has been hurt by negative...

 
Sheriff defends release of Williams' death details

Sheriff defends release of Williams' death details

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Sheriff's officials in the San Francisco Bay Area are defending their decision to release details about how actor Robin Williams killed himself, saying state law requires they be disclosed to the public. Marin County Sheriff's...

 
U.S. advisers pay first visit to Sinjar mountains as plans begins for rescue

U.S. advisers pay first visit to Sinjar mountains as plans begins for rescue

IRBIL, Iraq -- The United States and its European, Iraqi and Kurdish allies stepped up planning Wednesday for an expanded mission to rescue thousands of refugees stranded in the mountains of northern Iraq in a development that could bring U.S. troops...

 

Idaho biz group launches attacks on AJ Balukoff

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho's Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff is the target of a recently launched website criticizing his political stances, but Balukoff says the site uses lies to undermine his campaign against Gov. Butch Otter. The Idaho...

 

U.S. advisers pay first visit to Sinjar mountains as plans begins for rescue

IRBIL, Iraq The United States and its European, Iraqi and Kurdish allies stepped up planning Wednesday for an expanded mission to rescue thousands of refugees stranded in the mountains of northern Iraq in a development that could bring U.S. troops...

 

South Florida fishing report: Aug. 13, 2014

BEST BET The Kelley Fleet out of Haulover Marina reported during their 12-hour trips on the party boat Mucho K with captain Jamie Owens that the fishermen caught 10 nice dolphins, a bunch of porgies and grey triggerfish and more than 50 vermillion and...

 

Arkansas SEC opener to be on ESPN Super Tuesday

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Arkansas at Georgia Southeastern Conference basketball opener will be the leadoff game for the nine weeks of ESPN Super Tuesday broadcasts. It was announced Wednesday that the Jan. 6 game at Georgia is part of the package and...

 

Bills find engaging dance partner in Steelers

LATROBE, Pa. -- Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel says he's always looked up to two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger. Manuel and the rest of the Bills received an up close view at Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday...

 

Spring to the Sky wins Troy at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Spring to the Sky held off Dads Caps by three-quarters of a length Wednesday in the $100,000 Troy at Saratoga Race Course. Under meet-leading rider Javier Castellano, the 5-year-old son of Langfuhr ran 5 1/2 furlongs in...

 
Nationals' Jayson Werth (shoulder) out of lineup

Nationals' Jayson Werth (shoulder) out of lineup

NEW YORK -- Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth will remain sidelined for at least a couple of days after receiving a cortisone injection for his sore right shoulder. Washington manager Matt Williams says Werth has a sprained AC joint, but an MRI...

 

Raytheon pays feds for ineligible meal expenses

BOSTON -- Raytheon has agreed to pay $350,000 to the federal government for charging the Department of Defense for ineligible meal expenses. Carmen Ortiz, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, said in a statement Wednesday that the Waltham-based...

 
Businesses struggle to stay afloat after the flood

Businesses struggle to stay afloat after the flood

Rachel Bellack teaches people how to act for a living, so she certainly could keep up a happy face in the aftermath of Monday's torrential rains — even though the water ruined her training facility. The Michigan Actors Studio in Ferndale is on the...

 

Summer hotel room occupancy up in Charlotte

Local hotels have seen more travelers so far this summer, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority said, fueled by conventions and sporting events. The group this week provided preliminary figures for July and the first weekend in August. Room...

 

Two anglers' trip to bountiful

WILMINGTON The summer weather had been iffy for fishing. One day, it would be raining. The next day, the wind would blow. This was an in-between day as far as conditions go. “It looks pretty bad,” said John Murchison, a retiree...

 

Figuring out a strategy for eating well for aging dementia patients

Q. My husband has dementia. Recently he has lost a lot of weight —and I'm concerned. We went to a gastroenterologist and after a complete work-up it was determined that it is a direct result of the dementia. The doctor recommended that we...

 

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