News archive from 22 July 2014

Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

MILWAUKEE -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson filed to stop members of Congress and their employees from getting subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges. U.S. District Judge...

 

Reception Tuesday for Regional Sculptors Invitational Exhibit

HANCEVILLE - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College will host a reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, for the Regional Sculptors Invitational Exhibit. The exhibit opened July 1 and will continue through Sept. 30. The...

 

SOUTHERN STYLE: Knowing southern speak

Most Southerners are under the assumption that if we speak slowly and distinctly enough anyone in the world can understand us, regardless of any sort of technical barrier like not knowing another language. If someone from say, Birmingham, were...

 

Alaska Editorials

Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers: July 19, 2014 Ketchikan Daily News: Bridge fishing Fishing belongs on the bridge, but the experience needs to be improved for fishers, the community and visitors. And the bridge might...

 

Wife of imprisoned Venezuelan activist pleads for his release

WASHINGTON -- The wife of a Venezuelan opposition leader made a public plea to U.S. and international leaders Monday, saying her husband had been jailed on trumped-up charges by what she called the weak and frightened regime of President...

 

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last...

 

DL Stansbury leaves Aggies; DB Davis arrested

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M defensive lineman Gavin Stansbury has left the team to focus on what coach Kevin Sumlin calls "personal issues." Stansbury had been a starter on last season's Aggies' defensive front, playing in 10...

 

Former Bank of America worker sentenced for fraud

LOS ANGELES -- A former Bank of America employee was sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison for taking more than $1.2 million in bribes. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles said Monday that Kevin Lauricella was ordered to pay $5.7 million in...

 

Indians send Adams down to make room for House

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Indians have optioned right-handed reliever Austin Adams to Triple-A Columbus, making room on the roster for left-hander T.J. House. House was officially recalled Monday from Class A Mahoning Valley to make the start in...

 

Marrone: Bills DT Dareus excused from camp

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been excused from training camp to deal with what coach Doug Marrone called personal matters. Marrone provided the update after practice Monday, in the latest twist in Dareus'...

 

Eagles player charged with shoving Arizona officer

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl. Officials said Keelan Johnson, a first-year safety, was arrested early Saturday following a...

 
Petrino returns to Louisville for 1st ACC season

Petrino returns to Louisville for 1st ACC season

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Bobby Petrino turned Louisville into a top-10 team nearly a decade ago. Now, more than two years after a scandal derailed his career, Petrino is back with the Cardinals as they enter the Atlantic Coast Conference. He said Monday at...

 

Prosecutor: hearing in UNC agents case on hold

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. This week's scheduled hearing for five people charged with violating North Carolina's sports agent law by providing benefits to former Tar Heels football players has been postponed. Orange County district attorney Jim Woodall said...

 
Obama awards Medal of Honor to soldier who ‘held the line'

Obama awards Medal of Honor to soldier who ‘held the line'

WASHINGTON -- Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts doesn't see the Medal of Honor that was bestowed on him Monday as his alone. The nation's highest military honor, awarded for bravery and gallantry, is “ours, not mine. It represents the...

 

Ron Paul raises eyebrows with Russia sympathy

WASHINGTON -- Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul suggests in a column that the United States, through its support of the Ukrainian government, shares the blame in last week's downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over the eastern Ukraine. The column, carried...

 

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