News archive from 15 July 2014, page 13

Battery covers give bat homes at Consumers Energy

JACKSON, Mich. -- More than 2,000 bats could have a new home at Consumers Energy hydro power plants thanks to collaboration between the utility, General Motors and a Boy Scout from Clarkston. Using scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers donated by GM,...

 

Central Indiana baked goods maker adding 219 jobs

LEBANON, Ind. -- A central Indiana maker of frozen bakery products plans to add 219 new jobs by 2017. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Brownsburg-based Maplehurst Bakeries will invest $78 million to renovate and equip a 180,000 square-foot...

 

Lions, Ford Motor team up for anti-hunger effort

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions and Ford Motor Co. are teaming up to fight hunger in the city. The football team and automaker are trying to bring awareness to the Meet Up & Eat Up program. Children who regularly eat free or reduced-price school...

 

Free events scheduled at McClung Museum

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is offering free events this month. On Thursday, the museum's free lunchtime art short film series, Talking Pictures, presents...

 

Monday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALL MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format. The Oakland Athletics outfielder simply trusted his own strength and became the first repeat winner...

 
Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

BERLIN -- Germany's World Cup-winning team has returned home to celebrate the country's fourth title with huge crowds of fans. The team's plane touched down at Berlin's Tegel Airport on Tuesday midmorning after flying a lap of honor over the "fan...

 

Philip Hammond to be UK foreign minister

LONDON Defense Secretary Philip Hammond will become Britain's new foreign secretary after the surprise resignation of William Hague. The change is part of a major shakeup of Prime Minister David Cameron's Cabinet in advance of the general election...

 

About 40 injured at Cambodia opposition protest

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Security forces and opposition protesters have clashed at an opposition rally in Cambodia's capital, leaving about 40 people injured. City Hall official Khun Sreng said most of the injured were from the security forces. Civilian...

 

About 40 injured at Cambodia opposition protest

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Security forces and opposition protesters have clashed at an opposition rally in Cambodia's capital, leaving about 40 people injured. City Hall official Khun Sreng said most of the injured were from the security forces....

 

Philip Hammond to be UK foreign minister

LONDON -- Defense Secretary Philip Hammond will become Britain's new foreign secretary after the surprise resignation of William Hague. The change is part of a major shakeup of Prime Minister David Cameron's Cabinet in advance of the general election...

 

Haslam-owned truck-stop chain won't be charged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may have put the worst behind it after federal attorneys agreed not to prosecute Pilot Flying J for cheating customers. In an...

 

Petition looks to address child deaths in hot cars

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and KidsAndCars.org are partnering to petition the White House to authorize research technologies that could prevent children from being left in hot cars. Officials say they're looking to gather 100,000...

 

Family: Pistorius accosted at nightclub

JOHANNESBURG The family of Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee runner recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial. Anneliese Burgess, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius...

 

Chronology of Pilot Flying J truck stop probe

A timeline of events in the federal investigation into alleged rebate fraud at the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam: — May 4, 2011: An...

 

Jailed Chinese pastor's family escapes to US

BEIJING -- A U.S.-based Christian rights group says three relatives of an imprisoned pastor have sneaked out of China to the United States after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment from Chinese authorities. China Aid said Tuesday that...

 

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