News archive from 21 February 2014

Top Democratic lawmaker proposes fuel tax

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Senate leader is proposing a tax on consumer fuel purchases of gasoline, oil, diesel, ethanol and natural gas, with the money raised diverted to transit projects and households of a certain income level. The plan...

 

Game thread: Keith Appling returns as Michigan State looks to rebound tonight at Purdue

He won't start tonight, but Keith Appling looks to make his return for the No. 13 Spartans as they play tonight at Purdue (7 p.m., ESPN). The point guard had a “breakthrough” in his recovery from an injured wrist earlier this week. Michigan State...

 
Michigan's Taylor Lewan denies intimidating woman in Brendan Gibbons sexual assault case

Michigan's Taylor Lewan denies intimidating woman in Brendan Gibbons sexual assault case

INDIANAPOLIS - Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan denied allegations that he intimidated a woman in 2009 who said she was sexually assaulted by one of his former teammates, kicker Brendan Gibbons. “That's definitely a situation between...

 
President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper bet beer on Olympic hockey games

President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper bet beer on Olympic hockey games

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is officially one case of beer richer, thanks to a bet he made with President Obama over the Canadian-U.S. hockey Olympic matchups. The two leaders made a wager Thursday morning on the men’s and women’s Olympic...

 

Utah State football opens at Tennessee Aug. 28

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah State opens the 2014 football season at Tennessee on Aug. 28, hosts Wake Forest in mid-September and travels to BYU for a Friday night game on Oct. 3 The schedule released by the Mountain West Conference on Thursday has the...

 

Sea lampreys may be established in Michigan's Inland Waterway

TRAVERSE CITY - Parasitic sea lampreys may have established a self-sustaining population in Michigan's Inland Waterway, a nearly 40-mile-long chain of lakes and rivers popular with anglers and boaters, federal scientists said Thursday. It would be the...

 
Chicago boy charged with a felony for throwing snowball at cop, says he didn't do it 

Chicago boy charged with a felony for throwing snowball at cop, says he didn't do it 

A 13-year-old boy is accused of chucking a snowball at a Chicago police officer - who immediately hit back with a felony charge against the teen. The unnamed 8th grader says he wasn't even the student who tossed the chunk of ice around 3:30 p.m....

Daily News, 19:06 in Crime
 

Bowing to seniors, liberals, Obama ditches bitter deficit medicine

WASHINGTON -- In a bow to politics both in Washington and in midterm elections, President Barack Obama will propose a new budget that would increase spending on popular programs and drop a plan to slow the growth of Social Security benefits that had...

 

Violence-prone woman charged with killing roommate

HOLLAND, MICH. - Officials say a 42-year-old western Michigan woman with a history of domestic violence fatally stabbed her 38-year-old male roommate. Police in Holland say Jodie C. McLean was arraigned Thursday on an open charge of murder. Judge...

 

With record number of underclassmen at NFL combine, teams face tougher challenge in evaluating players

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cordarrelle Patterson, Xavier Rhodes and Sharrif Floyd, first round picks by the Vikings last year, were three of 73 non-seniors who left college early to enter the 2013 NFL draft. Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd nearly made it 74. Boyd...

 
Nationals get 1st real taste of 'Mattitude'

Nationals get 1st real taste of 'Mattitude'

VIERA, Fla. -- It was the day "Mattitude" was born. Friday was the first Washington Nationals full squad workout under new manager Matt Williams. A week of working with pitchers and catchers had already spread the word that he's big on...

 

Former NFL safety pleads not guilty in rape case

LOS ANGELES -- Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has pleaded not guilty plea to charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood night club. A judge increased his bail to $1 million Thursday and ordered him to remain in Los...

 
Women's skicross racers brace for tough course

Women's skicross racers brace for tough course

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- It almost sounds like a sightseeing tour through Moscow: Start with the Bolshoi, keep the speed up through Gorky Park, be careful around Red Square and cruise past the Kremlin. No time for sightseeing, though, since, in...

 

Reval review finds Duke Energy Center undervalued

For four years, Duke Energy Center has stood as Mecklenburg County's largest building in square footage. Yet for much of that time, Mecklenburg has taxed the building as if it was much smaller – 40 percent smaller – possibly...

 
Nebraska ruling mires Keystone XL in legal limbo

Nebraska ruling mires Keystone XL in legal limbo

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Keystone XL pipeline route through Nebraska faces months of legal delays as an obscure state commission now tasked with reviewing the project said Thursday it won't budge until the state courts decide whether the path approved by...

 

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