News archive from 24 April 2014

Heat deal would increase subsidies and guarantee rent

Heat deal would increase subsidies and guarantee rent

Miami-Dade County would extend and increase subsidies at the Miami Heat's AmericanAirlines Arena in exchange for the team agreeing to remain in Miami for another 10 years and start paying yearly rent on the county-owned facility, according to the...

 

Train hits logging truck at rail road crossing

PLANT CITY, Fla. -- Authorities say the driver of a logging truck was injured when a train crashed into his truck at a Tampa Bay area rail road crossing. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports that Roberto Febles was crossing tracks near...

 
Senators reject Louisiana Medicaid expansion bill

Senators reject Louisiana Medicaid expansion bill

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana lawmakers again have turned away efforts to expand the state Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care law, with the Senate health committee overwhelmingly rejecting the idea Wednesday. The definitive 6-2...

 

Bolivia approves downing of drug-smuggling planes

LA PAZ, Bolivia A new law in Bolivia authorizes the military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine. But the law signed Tuesday by President Evo Morales can't go into practice until Bolivia buys and installs radar systems at its borders....

 
Which airline has the rudest flight attendants?

Which airline has the rudest flight attendants?

A new poll gauging 3,400 frequent fliers' assessments of which airlines have the rudest flight attendants yields some surprising — and not so surprising — results. In the latter category, more than a quarter ranked all-services-are-optional carrier...

 

FCC, in net neutrality turnaround, plans to allow faster lane for Internet content

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission will propose rules that would allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company was willing to pay for...

 

South Florida fishing report: April 23, 2014

BEST BET Captain Rick Thomas from the charter boat Thomas Flyer out of Bayside Marina reported large amberjacks are spawning over the County wrecks and can be caught on vertical jigs and live baits. The wrecks are also producing nice catches of cobia....

 

Oklahoma State women sign 2 basketball players

STILLWATER, Okla. -- The Oklahoma State women's basketball team has signed two junior college players. Cowgirls head coach Jim Littell announced Wednesday that Roddricka Patton of Trinity Valley Community College in Texas and Rylie Swanson of Northern...

 

As errors, losses mount, Nationals get extra work

WASHINGTON -- As part of rookie manager Matt Williams' emphasis on defense, the Washington Nationals regularly schedule extra infield practice for their backups. On Wednesday, starters Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon took part. That's...

 
Seager's 2 HRs give Seattle 5-3 win over Houston

Seager's 2 HRs give Seattle 5-3 win over Houston

SEATTLE -- Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday to snap an eight-game losing streak. Seager homered for his second straight at-bat...

 
Security forces prepare for World Cup in a restive Brazil

Security forces prepare for World Cup in a restive Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Drones, bomb-detecting robots, camera glasses, rubber bullets and sound and light grenades will all be at the ready if Brazilian police need them to quell disturbances during the FIFA World Cup. The Brazilian military also has a...

 

Bolivia approves downing of drug-smuggling planes

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- A new Bolivian law authorizes the country's military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine, though it cannot yet be put into practice because it doesn't have sufficient radar coverage. The law signed Tuesday by...

 

Cards LB Washington receives probation

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was sentenced to a year of probation Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated assault. The charge stemmed from an altercation Washington had...

 

David Whitley: Grizzlies' Nick Calathes tests positive for doing what a lot of guys do

Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez, Nick Calathes. Which name doesn't belong? The obvious answer is Calathes, and not just because the other two are world-famous drug cheats. But Calathes, a guard with the Memphis Grizzlies, has now been lumped into...

 
Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

MESA, Ariz. -- Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: he missed the sport that has been his entire life. The 22-time Olympic medalist says he's been having fun and smiling a lot during...

 

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