News archive from 18 September 2014

City taps $95,504 to replace water

City taps $95,504 to replace water

Department: City Manager. What the city did: The El Mirage City Council authorized the city manager to order 508 acre-feet of water and pay the delivery and recharge fees. What it cost: $95,504. Why it's needed: By law, every drop of water a...

 

Obama praises House vote on arming Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says a House vote granting authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels is an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group. The Republican-controlled House voted...

 

Contractor gets 7 years in military secrets case

HONOLULU -- A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. military's Pacific headquarters was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on Wednesday for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified...

 

Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away. A good Samaritan this month spotted the 7-year-old dog named Gidget wandering in the Portland suburb of...

 

Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash

BOISE, Idaho -- A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after authorities say one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter. The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1wEKXxC) all five young people in the Ford Bronco were...

 

Chip Scoggins: Vikings deserve scorn despite latest Peterson reversal

The Vikings don't deserve blind praise for correcting a wrong. Ultimately, they got it right, but the course they took to reach this point never made sense. Let's not forget their initial intentions amid news that the Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on...

 
LB Matthews on the move on field with Packers

LB Matthews on the move on field with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Clay Matthews is on the move on defense for the Green Bay Packers. The long-haired linebacker is lining up in different spots on a defense tweaked by coach Mike McCarthy and coordinator Dom Capers. The Packers are using a 4-3...

 

Giants outfielder Angel Pagan to have MRI

PHOENIX -- Giants outfielder Angel Pagan missed his third straight game Wednesday because of lower back inflammation. Pagan had an MRI on his troublesome back Wednesday morning. Manager Bruce Bochy said a nerve in Pagan's lower back is inflamed. The...

 
Pac-12 waters muddled under Ducks

Pac-12 waters muddled under Ducks

PHOENIX -- Three weeks into the season, No. 2 Oregon has proven to be the class of the Pac-12, a legitimate national-title contender. Below the Ducks, the water gets a bit more murky as some teams have outperformed expectations, others have...

 

AD defends Troy's Blakeney after 0-3 start

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Troy Trojans are off to such a rough start that athletic director John Hartwell felt compelled to speak in defense of longtime coach Larry Blakeney this week. The Trojans are 0-3 for the first time since 1982 and getting ready...

 

Mother: Peterson 'trying hard to be a good parent'

HOUSTON -- Adrian Peterson's mother is defending the Minnesota Vikings running back in the wake of child abuse allegations against him, saying that he is "trying hard to be a good parent." In an interview with the Houston Chronicle...

 

Bush clarifies remarks on disciplining daughter

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush tried Wednesday to clarify remarks he made on a radio show about how he might discipline his 1-year-old daughter. Bush told WFAN on Tuesday he "definitely will discipline her...

 
Pirates aim to extend ACC winning streak vs. UNC

Pirates aim to extend ACC winning streak vs. UNC

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden knows the best way for the Pirates to earn national attention — beat the big names that annually appear on their nonconference schedule. The Pirates certainly are doing that against...

 

FANTASY PLAYS: Injury bug strikes fantasy lineups

The second week of the NFL season was downright diabolical to fantasy owners who saw a wave of injuries and suspensions gut their rosters. Adrian Peterson was deactivated, Jamal Charles went down on his second carry with an ankle injury, and A.J....

 

Carolina Panthers Mike Tolbert: Nick Fairley's hit was hardest I've taken

Carolina Panthers running back Tolbert extended the greatest compliment a rusher can give a defensive player to Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley. “I'd have to say, give him credit, that is the hardest I've ever been hit in my...

 

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