News archive from 16 April 2014

Treasury scolds China anew, doesn't call it a currency manipulator

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department on Tuesday stopped short of declaring China a currency manipulator but raised concern anew about the need for the Asian powerhouse to let markets play a greater role in determining the value of its currency. In...

 
Anniston police get money for youth outreach programs

Anniston police get money for youth outreach programs

slideshow An anonymous donor’s gift could improve the way Anniston’s youth view police, and how officers view those young people, according to local police and experts in the field. The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, a nonprofit that...

 

Almanac: Monday, April 14, 2014

Weather History On April 14 in 1775 The first American society for the abolition of slavery was formed in Philadelphia. 1828 The first edition of Noah Webster's "American Dictionary of the English Language" was published. 1865 President...

 

US declines to name China a currency manipulator

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it. The administration is also expressing concern about South Korea's actions in...

 

Ex-Detroit library official pleads guilty to taking $1.4 million in kickbacks

A former Detroit Public Library official pleaded guilty to bribery today, admitting he awarded millions of dollars worth of no-bid contracts to two businessmen and took more than $1.4 million in kickbacks in return for the favors. Timothy Cromer, the...

 
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

NEW YORK -- Rev. Jesse Jackson is helping Major League Baseball mark the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, praising Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the...

 

Tarkanian feeling better after heart attack

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia. Tarkanian's son-in-law, Zafi Diamant, said Tuesday that the 83-year-old...

 

Indians activate OF Bourn before rainout

DETROIT -- Michael Bourn was ready to return to the majors. Nasty weather delayed his plans. Bourn, who missed Cleveland's first 13 games with a strained left hamstring, was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday before the Indians' series opener...

 

Prison escapee arrested after 40 years on the run

Forty years after he escaped from a prison in Huntersville, a 68-year-old convicted felon was apprehended 1,000 miles away in Waterloo, Iowa. Ronald Carnes' four decades on the run were apparently undone by a trip to the DMV. In the early 1970s,...

 

State TV: 48 die in bus and truck accident in Togo

LOME, Togo -- State television in Togo says that 48 people died when a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country's capital. A government statement read out on state TV Tuesday night said the dead included 15 people from...

 

Offshore rig taking on water but stable after wave

GALVESTON, Texas -- An offshore drilling rig is taking on water but is stable after being hit by a large storm wave off the Texas coast. The U.S. Coast Guard says the rig was drilling for oil and gas in 3,000-foot depths around 10 a.m. Tuesday when...

 

State TV: 48 die in bus and truck accident in Togo

LOME, Togo State television in Togo says that 48 people died when a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country's capital. A government statement read out on state TV Tuesday night said the dead included 15 people from Burkina...

 

Texans sign NT Mathews

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans signed nose tackle Ricardo Mathews to an undisclosed contract on Tuesday. Mathews has appeared in 52 regular-season games with six starts over four NFL seasons, all with Indianapolis, and has...

 

Laviolette will coach US at world championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Longtime NHL coach Peter Laviolette will lead Team USA at the IIHF World Championships next month in Minsk, Belarus. His assistants will be Joe Sacco, Phil Housley and Don Granato, USA Hockey announced Tuesday. Laviolette...

 

Myers Park tops final Sweet 16 girls' basketball poll

Nationally ranked Myers Park is the 2013-14 Observer Sweet 16 girls' basketball champion. The Mustangs (30-1) led wire-to-wire, losing only to Blackman (Tenn), the top-ranked team in several national polls. The Mustangs had been nationally ranked in...

 

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