News archive from 19 June 2014

Fake agent strip-searched boy, forced family to give urine samples, feds say

A wild and bizarre impersonation tale is unfolding in federal court, where a northern Michigan woman is accused of pretending to be a federal agent, searching peoples' homes for suspected drug use, detaining residents for hours and forcing them to...

 

Ask Nancy: What Will It Take For Your Siblings To Pitch In?

Q.My parents moved to be close to me eight years ago when they were in their mid-'80s and moved into an independent living facility. I have two sisters with whom I talk to often, but who live several hours away. Everything went very smoothly for the...

 

Josh McRoberts opts for free-agency; Charlotte Hornets want to re-sign him

Power forward Josh McRoberts has opted to become an unrestricted free agent in July, but that doesn't necessarily indicate an exit from the Charlotte Hornets. Hornets general manager Rich Cho made it clear Wednesday that the team will look to re-up...

 
Hornets GM Rich Cho: ‘This draft is very strong'

Hornets GM Rich Cho: ‘This draft is very strong'

In his first public comments as singular head of the Charlotte Hornets' basketball operation, general manager Rich Cho said the June 26 draft will be good to this franchise. “This draft is very strong,” Cho said at a pre-draft...

 
Creditor subpoenas Roger Penske, Dan Gilbert in Detroit's bankruptcy

Creditor subpoenas Roger Penske, Dan Gilbert in Detroit's bankruptcy

A Detroit creditor challenging the city's bankruptcy exit plan said today that it subpoenaed two of Detroit's most prominent businessmen, Dan Gilbert and Roger Penske. Bond insurer Syncora filed in bankruptcy court notices of the subpoenas, which...

 
Jeremy Maclin ready to help Eagles

Jeremy Maclin ready to help Eagles

PHILADELPHIA -- A torn ACL hasn't slowed down Jeremy Maclin. Less than a year since Maclin had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee, the Philadelphia wide receiver is ready to go and eager to play in Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense....

 
Inkster says 35th US Women's Open will be her last

Inkster says 35th US Women's Open will be her last

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Juli Inkster made the cut in her first U.S. Women's Open when she was an 18-year-old amateur. She finished 10 shots behind Hollis Stacy. JoAnne Carner was a runner-up. That was in 1978, back when Willie McCovey was still playing...

 
While upbeat, Gerrard warns about pain of failure

While upbeat, Gerrard warns about pain of failure

SAO PAULO -- At England's beachside hotel in Rio de Janeiro it was captain Steven Gerrard who tried to raise the spirits of his demoralized England teammates. They hadn't been outplayed by Italy in their World Cup opener — far from it...

 
Lynn takes heat after Cardinals lose 3-2 to Mets

Lynn takes heat after Cardinals lose 3-2 to Mets

ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn refused to take the easy way out and blame the heat. "I don't know if you saw my last hitter," Lynn said after the St. Louis Cardinals lost 3-2 to the New York Mets in 91-degree heat on Wednesday. "I was throwing...

 

Business Highlights

--- Lawmakers press GM on report's findings WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers expressed disbelief Wednesday at General Motors' explanation for why it took 11 years to recall millions of small cars with defective ignition switches, and also...

 
Spaniards stunned by 2-0 World Cup loss to Chile

Spaniards stunned by 2-0 World Cup loss to Chile

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Spanish fans stunned by the 2-0 loss to Chile that eliminated Spain from World Cup contention say their team was overconfident from past wins and should have been rejuvenated with younger players instead of stacked with seasoned but...

 
Oxlade-Chamberlain out of England World Cup match

Oxlade-Chamberlain out of England World Cup match

SAO PAULO -- England coach Roy Hodgson says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is not fit enough to face Uruguay at the World Cup on Thursday. The 20-year-old Arsenal midfielder injured knee ligaments two weeks ago in a warm-up match against Ecuador. Hodgson...

 

U. of Arkansas track teams 3rd in yearly standings

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas' men's and women's track and field and cross country teams have each finished third in Program of the Year standings. It was announced Wednesday that the men's team is third in the John McDonnell...

 

Hornets need to keep free agent Josh McRoberts

Josh McRoberts is a free agent, opting out of a contract that would have paid him $2.8 million next season. He's worth more. McRoberts ought to command at least $5 million in 2014-15, and I trust the Hornets will give it to him. Owner Michael Jordan,...

 

Brazil homeless workers protest in WCup host city

SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian homeless workers group that said it would not stage protests during the World Cup has nevertheless held a demonstration in Sao Paulo a day before the city hosts its second match there. Several thousand members of the Homeless...

 

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