News archive from 26 July 2016

Amtrak talks come to Alabama where one crucial city is without a station

The ongoing talks about restoring Amtrak service along the Gulf Coast will make their way this week to the largest city along the rail line without a train station: Mobile. But before a federally formed working group meets Thursday to discuss a return...

 

General Mills expands flour recall

Skip AdAd Loading...xEmbed xShare General Mills has issued a rare recall of nearly 10 million pounds of flour, due to a possible link to an outbreak of E. coli. Since the second recall on July 1, four more people have been reported sickened from...

 
NFL teams could be fined, stripped of draft picks for concussion protocol violations

NFL teams could be fined, stripped of draft picks for concussion protocol violations

The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Monday a new policy to both enforce the league's game day concussion protocol and punish teams that do not adhere to it. Both the league and union will each designate a representative to monitor whether...

Usa Today, 19:02 in Sport
 
AP EXPLAINS: Why Sanders is focused on 'lame duck' Congress

AP EXPLAINS: Why Sanders is focused on 'lame duck' Congress

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Timing is everything. Bernie Sanders put Democrats on notice Monday that he's not just hoping to influence Washington's agenda under the next president — he's got his eye on this fall's "lame duck" session of Congress....

Chron, 19:03 in Politics
 
How millennials are becoming the new face of Mary Kay

How millennials are becoming the new face of Mary Kay

Mary Kay Inc. is seeing the rise of its own pink gig economy as more millennials are signing up to sell Mary Kay products, seeking flexible hours and the chance to be their own boss. In the first half of 2016, nearly half of the 150,000 people who...

 
Review: 'Cursed Child' brings Harry Potter into the future, but with the past present

Review: 'Cursed Child' brings Harry Potter into the future, but with the past present

LONDON — "Apparently, wizardry's moved on since we were kids," notes Harry Potter to Hermione Granger, in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (* * * ½ our of four stars). Childhood pals Harry and Hermione are in early middle...

 
DNA tests prove N.J. man, convicted of rape, is innocent

DNA tests prove N.J. man, convicted of rape, is innocent

FREEHOLD, N.J. — A Long Branch man convicted in 1992 for the rape of a 17-year-old girl, a crime for which he served more than four years in state prison, has been exonerated through modern DNA testing, acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J....

 
Meet the force behind Blue Star Sports' sprint to digitize your youth sports

Meet the force behind Blue Star Sports' sprint to digitize your youth sports

There's a CEO in Frisco on a buying spree, driving his technology company to be the first to fully digitize the fragmented but lucrative youth sports market. Rob Wechsler's new venture, Blue Star Sports, raised $100 million in 60 days with backing...

 
How millennials are putting a new face on Dallas' iconic Mary Kay

How millennials are putting a new face on Dallas' iconic Mary Kay

Mary Kay Inc. is seeing the rise of its own pink gig economy as more millennials are signing up to sell Mary Kay products, seeking flexible hours and the chance to be their own boss. In the first half of 2016, nearly half of the 150,000 people who...

 

Crowley on the split among Dems: 'The civil war... just exploded out into the open'

The Washington Times' Monica Crowley said Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that, in the wake of an email leak of the Democratic National Committee that uncovered a bias against then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of...

Fox News, 19:28 in Politics
 
Texas Instruments looks to cars, smart gadgets to power growth

Texas Instruments looks to cars, smart gadgets to power growth

Dallas-based chip maker Texas Instruments Inc. beat analyst expectations Monday with a strong second quarter, thanks to growth in the automotive and industrial sectors. But company executives say they anticipate continued weak sales for smartphones,...

 
Amazon gets OK from U.K. to test delivery drones

Amazon gets OK from U.K. to test delivery drones

SAN FRANCISCO – Recent rules from the Federal Aviation Administration mean delivery by drone is years away in the United States, but packages may be winging their way to customers sooner rather than later in the United Kingdom, where Amazon just got...

 

Who's governor of California? This week, it's not Jerry Brown

Few would doubt that, in the event of a major emergency in California over the next few days, Gov. Jerry Brown would be fully engaged and directing state personnel even as he sits thousands of miles away at the Democratic National Convention in...

 
Join Kent Somers for a Cardinals Facebook live video

Join Kent Somers for a Cardinals Facebook live video

The Arizona Cardinals report to training camp on Thursday and practice for the first time on Friday. To get you ready, Kent Somers is going on Facebook for a live video event on Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. to talk Cardinals and answer your questions. Go...

AZCentral, 19:45 in Sport
 

5 issues to watch as Patriots get back to training camp

Summer is over for the Patriots. The quarterbacks, rookies and injured players have already arrived at Gillette Stadium to begin their prep work for the 2016 season, and the rest of the squad will join them on Wednesday. The Pats will practice on...

 

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