News archive from 15 July 2014, page 12

Central Fla. businessman pleads guilty to fraud

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A central Florida businessman has pleaded guilty to a $44 million bank fraud conspiracy. Pedro "Pete" Benevides pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30...

 
Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars

Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline. Obama on Tuesday will visit a...

 
House to take up highway bill as deadline looms

House to take up highway bill as deadline looms

WASHINGTON -- The House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing. The bill by House...

 

2 dead in Moscow subway train derailment

MOSCOW -- Emergency officials say a subway train has derailed in Moscow, killing two people and injuring at least 50. Several cars left the track in the tunnel during rush hour on Tuesday after a power surge triggered an alarm, which caused the train...

 
Schools a haven for many unaccompanied minors

Schools a haven for many unaccompanied minors

ARLINGTON, Va. -- After 14 years of separation from her parents and a harrowing journey across the U.S. border, Milsa Martinez finds solace in the northern Virginia high school where she's perfecting her English and learning civics and math. For...

 

Peace Corps allowing its applicants more choice

WASHINGTON -- The Peace Corps will begin allowing applicants to choose the countries and programs where they want to serve as part of an update to the international service organization's application process. Previously, applicants could only identify...

 
VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department's assistant inspector general...

 

Federal Reserve's Yellen giving Congress good news

WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will have some good news to tell Congress this week about the health of the labor market. But lawmakers will likely press her to provide more information on just how the central bank intends to...

 

Explosion reported at airport in northwest China

BEIJING -- An explosion has occurred in the parking lot of an airport in China's northwest but there was no immediate word of any injuries. The newspaper China Youth Daily said the explosion occurred at 1:45 p.m. in a trash bin in a parking structure...

 

Explosion reported at airport in northwest China

BEIJING An explosion has occurred in the parking lot of an airport in China's northwest but there was no immediate word of any injuries. The newspaper China Youth Daily said the explosion occurred at 1:45 p.m. in a trash bin in a parking structure at...

 
With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS -- Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good. Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a new generation of...

 
Erik Compton has plenty of heart heading into Open

Erik Compton has plenty of heart heading into Open

HOYLAKE, England -- Erik Compton was chatting outside the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool when Ernie Els strolled up with some disappointing news. Turns out, the Big Easy won't be able to play a practice round with Compton on Tuesday. Not to worry. Els...

 

2 dead in Moscow subway train derailment

MOSCOW Emergency officials say a subway train has derailed in Moscow, killing two people and injuring at least 50. Several cars left the track in the tunnel during rush hour on Tuesday after a power surge triggered an alarm, which caused the train to...

 

5 famous moments for Germans in the British Open

HOYLAKE, England -- No one had a brighter smile than Martin Kaymer when he stepped onto the practice green outside the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool. Yes, he is the U.S. Open champion. His country is much more. Kaymer celebrated Sunday night as Germany...

 
Abreu, Cespedes, Puig among 5 Cuban All-Stars

Abreu, Cespedes, Puig among 5 Cuban All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aroldis Chapman wanted to interview Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers star who shaved a star on the left side of his head for the for the All-Star game. At the National League's media session Monday, the Cincinnati Reds closer...

 

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