News archive from 16 July 2014

Investor submits signatures to split California

Investor submits signatures to split California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states, a move he said would create governments that are more...

 
Colombia: Oil spill by rebels not as bad as feared

Colombia: Oil spill by rebels not as bad as feared

PUERTO ASIS, Colombia -- Colombian officials say an oil spill caused by rebels in the country's southwest may not have been as big as originally thought nor has it caused significant environmental damage. Army commander Gen. Jaime Lasprilla says oil...

 
Armande Assante helps Tampa film industry

Armande Assante helps Tampa film industry

At $500,000, Tom Parnell's film's budget is a long way from the tens of millions spent on Hollywood films. Still, last week, he started working with Armand Assante in Tampa as a detective in Parnell's film 120/80, about a man who suffers a heart...

 

Judd Hirsch returns to TV in new ABC drama

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Judd Hirsch is going from the ridiculous to the sublime in his newest TV roles. The 79-year-old actor best known for "Taxi" appears in "Sharknado 2: The Second One," about sharks unleashed on New York City...

 

Man's killing highlights liquor house dangers

The parties at the liquor house on Major Street started about 1:30 a.m, around the same time that clubs and bars across Charlotte prepared to shut down for the night. Bouncers at the front steps patted down people on their way inside and collected...

 
Musical of film 'Rocky' knocked down on Broadway

Musical of film 'Rocky' knocked down on Broadway

NEW YORK -- The Broadway musical "Rocky" is hanging up its gloves after being battered at the box office. Producers said Tuesday that the show will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on Aug. 17, after playing 28 previews...

 

Report: Cowboys to release QB Orton

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys and Kyle Orton are parting ways. The Cowboys are releasing the backup quarterback, ESPN.com reported Tuesday. Last month, Orton was a no-show at Cowboys minicamp and was facing a fine of around $70,000 amid...

 

SEC MEDIA DAYS: LB Johnson back at Tennessee, intent on winning

HOOVER - Tennessee's A.J. Johnson acknowledged his decision to stay with the Volunteers instead of heading to the NFL was one of the toughest he's ever had to make. He decided to stay in school. Now the senior hopes to lead Tennessee to its first...

 

Colt Cabana, Scrap Iron Adam Pearce headline iPPV wrestling event on July 19

Steel Domain Wrestling presents “Cabana vs Pearce: The Eighth Level ” on iPPV LIVE at 7:30 p.m. EST Saturday, July 19 from the Hopkins Pavilion in Hopkins, Minn. After nearly two years since the historic finale of #7LevelsOfHate,...

 
Sting revealed as WWE 2K15 pre-order exclusive character

Sting revealed as WWE 2K15 pre-order exclusive character

WWE and 2K announced Sting as the pre-order launch exclusive for the WWE 2K15 video game. Experience the most authentic WWE video game in history with two Sting playable characters for current and next-gen consoles, arriving on Oct. 28 in North...

 

Ex-Illini football staffer to face weapons charge

URBANA, Ill. -- A Champaign County judge has rejected a former University of Illinois football staff member's claim that an anti-weapons law is unconstitutional. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1p4uxHC ) that Judge Heidi...

 

Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball. The career hits leader generally is not allowed in any areas of major league ballparks not open to fans. The former...

 

Gov. Haslam: Truck stop agreement good for company

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the truck stop company he co-owns can start putting the fraud investigation behind it after it struck a deal with prosecutors to pay a $92 million fine and acknowledge that employees cheated...

 

Official sees tie between gas project, referendum

JUNEAU, Alaska -- The decision Alaska voters make on an oil-tax referendum next month could have implications for a proposed liquefied natural gas project, the senior project manager said Tuesday, a point deemed a scare tactic by one state lawmaker....

 

California drought idles huge swaths of farmland

FRESNO, Calif. -- Hundreds of thousands of acres of rich California farmland has gone unplanted this year because of drought, and researchers said Tuesday that next year could be even worse, with some farmers possibly losing their last source of water...

 

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