News archive from 15 July 2014

Is your bride worth it? For $10K, you can propose at the ballpark or arborteum

Toni and Brian Hennigan arrived 15 minutes late for their tour of Globe Life Park in Arlington in April 2013. Even so, the guide offered the couple a private tour. They were joined by photographers and a camera crew said to be collecting footage for...

 

LA County deputy was texting before fatal crash

LOS ANGELES -- Court documents say a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was texting shortly before his patrol car struck and killed a bicyclist. The Los Angeles Daily News (http://bit.ly/1jssSxy ) reports Monday that cellphone records indicate Deputy...

 
Mayor's police budget cuts into investigator ranks

Mayor's police budget cuts into investigator ranks

As he proposes an eight percent cut in Miami-Dade's police payroll, Mayor Carlos Gimenez repeatedly notes the reductions won't affect patrol officers. “You're going to have the same of police officers on the street as you do...

 

Scott Fowler: Charlotte Hornets haven't gotten better since free agency began

NBA free agency has made some thunderous headlines over its first five days, with some teams getting better and others getting worse. And what about the Charlotte Hornets? Since free agency began last Thursday, have they gotten better? In a word, no....

 
Derby contestant Morneau makes return to Minnesota

Derby contestant Morneau makes return to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- The choice for the final spot on the National League home run derby squad was easy for captain Troy Tulowitzki. Justin Morneau, his Colorado teammate, had the chance to go back to his baseball home in Minnesota. Morneau missed out on...

 

Michigan superintendent plans meetings to hold charter school backers accountable

State school Superintendent Mike Flanagan will meet with Michigan charter school authorizers and charter advocacy groups in two separate meetings this month as he shapes his plan to hold universities and other institutions accountable for the...

 

Police review weekend pursuit, suspect held in jail

The suspect in a police chase that ended Saturday in Huntersville with two police officers and five others injured has been released from the hospital and is at Mecklenburg County jail, Cornelius police said in a press release Monday. Jeffrey Wayne...

 

New reindeer corral being built near St. Michael

NOME, Alaska -- Volunteers are in the process of building a new corral for a reindeer herd on St. Michael Island. KNOM reports (http://is.gd/21sTZl) the first fence posts went up Thursday at the new site, located about three miles southeast of the...

 

State public pension funds earn 18 percent returns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two of the nation's largest public pension funds are reporting investment returns of more than 18 percent for the fiscal year. The Sacramento Bee reported (http://bit.ly/1sgna4M ) Monday that the California Public Employees...

 

A glance at subsidies for malls in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. -- Here's a look at the five developments approved for sales tax subsidies as "cultural retail" attractions in Mississippi before a law allowing rebates of 30 percent of investment costs over 10 years expired June 30. While...

 

2 more Miss. malls approved for sales tax subsidy

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi taxpayers could help pay for two more malls that squeezed in approvals before a law allowing sales tax subsidies expired June 30 The Mississippi Development Authority approved applications in June for $29.6 million in tax...

 

China's Xi begins 2nd trip to Latin America, in sign of expanding role

MEXICO CITY Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday starts his second lengthy trip to Latin America in barely more than a year, showering attention on a region partially neglected by Washington and relishing China's role as the biggest financier to...

 
Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond a candidate for Team USA because of size, shot-blocking ability

Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond a candidate for Team USA because of size, shot-blocking ability

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is one of the 19 players who will be in Las Vegas on July 27 for training camp for the U.S. national team. “He's a big, strong, young man with a terrific future and he's got a great attitude to go along with it,”...

 

8 accused of illegal World Cup betting in Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Eight people from Malaysia, China and Hong Kong were accused Monday of operating a temporary illegal gambling ring from exclusive high-roller villas at a Las Vegas Strip resort that investigators said logged millions of dollars in bets on...

 
Alou, Cepeda happy with progress of young Latinos

Alou, Cepeda happy with progress of young Latinos

SAN FRANCISCO -- Felipe Alou and Orlando Cepeda knew little English when they arrived in the minor leagues in the mid-1950s, putting them among the first wave of Spanish-speaking players thrown into a different culture to play professional baseball,...

 

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