News archive from 27 July 2014

Winthrop trustees: Football discussion continues despite president's firing

Winthrop University trustees say they will continue to explore whether the school should add a football team despite last month's firing of the university's president, who was leading an inquiry into the pros and cons of football. Board of Trustees...

 

NC's new law requiring welfare applicants be tested for drugs faces delays

RALEIGH Less than a week before county social service agencies are supposed to start drug testing welfare applicants under a new state law, the agencies are still awaiting guidelines from the state Department of Health and Human Services....

 
Biscayne National Park crowns champion tree

Biscayne National Park crowns champion tree

For a national park that doesn't have much land, Biscayne National Park does pretty well in the tree department. On Friday, managers for the park — which covers most of Biscayne Bay, plus a string of islands and offshore reefs —...

 

Man charged with threatening Canada-Panama flight

TORONTO A 25-year-old man charged for allegedly making threats on a flight from Toronto to Panama City is being released on $1,000 bail. Ali Shahi appeared in a Brampton, Ontario, court on Saturday. Sunwing Airlines says its plane turned around about...

 

Man charged with threatening Canada-Panama flight

TORONTO -- A 25-year-old man charged for allegedly making threats on a flight from Toronto to Panama City is being released on $1,000 bail. Ali Shahi appeared in a Brampton, Ontario, court on Saturday. Sunwing Airlines says its plane turned around...

 
Yankees infield slips up in 6-4 loss to Blue Jays

Yankees infield slips up in 6-4 loss to Blue Jays

NEW YORK -- The shortest of hits cost the New York Yankees big. Brian McCann failed to get any outs on Dioner Navarro's routine grounder to first with two men on. Second baseman Brian Roberts couldn't come up with Dan Johnson's 70-foot bloop that...

 

Moeaki out indefinitely with hamstring injury

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills tight end Tony Moeaki is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury. Bills coach Doug Marrone provided an update before the team's Saturday night practice. Marrone said Moeaki will miss a "significant" amount...

 

Geeky Gorgeous captures Monmouth Park feature

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Geeky Gorgeous set the early pace and then drew off to win the $75,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday, beating Salamera by 4 1/2 lengths. Trained by Danny Lopez and ridden by Angel Serpa, the 5-year-old mare ran six...

 
Reds beat Nationals 1-0, end 7-game losing streak

Reds beat Nationals 1-0, end 7-game losing streak

CINCINNATI -- Johnny Cueto fanned nine in seven innings on Saturday, and Brayan Pena singled through a drawn-in infield for the only run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Nationals that ended a seven-game losing...

 
5 Seconds of Summer get hands-on with ticket sales

5 Seconds of Summer get hands-on with ticket sales

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The rising pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer gave its feverish female fans the surprise of a lifetime by personally selling tickets Saturday morning for an upcoming concert in Inglewood, California. Many fans, including...

 
Dozens of oil trains pass through Minnesota weekly

Dozens of oil trains pass through Minnesota weekly

MINNEAPOLIS -- Railroad documents released by the state Department of Public Safety show about 50 trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota are passing through Minnesota each week, most traveling along the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway line...

 

Bill Clinton to join Kentucky Democrat at rally

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a campaign rally in eastern Kentucky next month. In a statement, Grimes' campaign says Clinton will appear with...

 

16-year-old Miami Beach teen wins prestigious chess Master title

Rachel Gologorsky has traveled the world, taking on opponents in a mental war. In battle, she excels with a quick wit and confidence to help shape a game not many dare try. Rachel, 16, recently was awarded the title of Chess Master during the 2014...

 
Ty Dillon races to 1st career Nationwide win

Ty Dillon races to 1st career Nationwide win

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ty Dillon pulled away from Kyle Busch down the stretch Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to win for the first time in the Nationwide Series. Dillon passed Busch off the final restart with 25 laps and held on for his first victory...

 
European soccer matchup will bring World Cup feel to Charlotte

European soccer matchup will bring World Cup feel to Charlotte

Soccer's International Champions Cup, featuring a game between Liverpool and AC Milan, is coming to Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Here's what you need to know about the game between the two European powers: Is it really...

 

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