News archive from 19 February 2014

4 education officials oppose bill to expand Education Achievement Authority

Four members of the eight-member State Board of Education issued a statement Tuesday opposing legislation that would allow for the expansion of the Education Achievement Authority, the statewide system for the worst-performing schools in the state....

 

Clooney, Damon attend White House movie screening

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is hosting a screening of the movie "The Monuments Men" at the White House Tuesday. Actors George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray star in the movie and attended the private showing at the White House....

 

Herbalife raises profit outlook, cuts sales view

NEW YORK -- Herbalife raised its 2014 net income guidance Tuesday after buying back hundreds of millions in stock. Earlier this month the Los Angeles company increased its stock buyback program by $500 million. Share repurchases help support per-share...

 

Panel OKs incentives for big Salt Lake hotel

SALT LAKE CITY -- A proposal that aims to attract the builder of a large, convention-sized hotel in downtown Salt Lake City has cleared its first hurdle at the Legislature. A House committee voted 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon to approve the measure. It...

 

Miami Dolphin Richie Incognito apologizes on Twitter

MIAMI -- Richie Incognito just couldn't stay away. After briefly deleting his Twitter account over the weekend, he was back to his old self Monday and Tuesday - often in the wee hours of the morning. Incognito's tweets were as erratic as his locker...

 

Falcons release Reynolds

Flowery Branch, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Falcons released veteran guard Garrett Reynolds on Tuesday. Reynolds appeared in 15 games (10 starts) last season. The 6-foot-7, 310-pounder started 23 of 42 games over five seasons with the...

 

Adam Scott reflects on 2013 Masters victory

Adam Scott has plenty to line up before returning to Augusta National in early April to chase a second consecutive Masters title. For one thing, he's aiming to lock in an early visit to the site of his first major conquest. That trip - part...

 
Healthy Reyes happy to be back with Blue Jays

Healthy Reyes happy to be back with Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Jose Reyes reported to Blue Jays camp two days early, donning a Superman T-shirt, a wide grin and an optimistic attitude on what he expects will be a much improved season. The four-time All-Star shortstop spent much of the morning...

 
Russia looks for gold in cross-country team sprint

Russia looks for gold in cross-country team sprint

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Russia has had a disappointing showing in cross-country skiing so far at the Sochi Olympics, with just one medal from eight events. Things could improve on Wednesday, though, when it is among the favorites in the men's team...

 
NFL reminds teams to mind combine questions

NFL reminds teams to mind combine questions

INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL teams will spend this week's annual scouting combine trying to get answers out of college prospects. They will need to tread carefully. A year ago, three players contended they were awkwardly asked about topics that seemed to...

 

Hutchinson surpasses Ross in fundraising in Jan.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Campaign finance reports show that Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson raised nearly twice as much as Democratic rival Mike Ross in January. Hutchinson on Tuesday reported raising more than $121,000 in January in his...

 

Salisbury Post sold to Alabama-based affiliate

SALISBURY, N.C. -- A newly formed affiliate of Alabama-based Boone Newspapers has completed the purchase of the Salisbury Post. The newspaper reports Salisbury Newsmedia LLC completed the purchase Tuesday. The new company bought the Post, the Davie...

 

NJ Transit chief resigns; Sandy decisions assailed

NEWARK, N.J. -- The head of New Jersey's public transportation agency announced his resignation Tuesday, leaving behind a record that includes a costly decision to leave rail equipment in the path of Superstorm Sandy and the image of thousands of fans...

 

Rates fall on US Treasury bills at weekly auction

WASHINGTON -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Tuesday's auction to the lowest levels in two weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $30 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.050 percent, down from 0.095 percent last...

 

CBO: $10 minimum wage would cut poverty but also jobs

WASHINGTON -- Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could lift 900,000 Americans out of poverty but also cost a half million jobs, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday in a report that's sure to feed a simmering debate over...

 

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