News archive from 27 August 2013

Ohio lawmakers ask watchdog to probe JobsOhio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two Democratic state lawmakers in Ohio have asked the state watchdog to investigate possible conflicts of interest at Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sik's) privatized job-creation office, JobsOhio. State Reps. John Patrick Carney and...

 

TENNIS: Venus Williams upsets Flipkens at US Open

NEW YORK - Venus Williams had been 14-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open, though she never had to face an opponent ranked in the top 30 at that stage. Williams was usually the seeded player, but after two years of illness and injury, the seven-time...

 

Assembly approves bill on 'biosimilar' medicines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California pharmacists would be allowed to dispense substitute medications that are biologically similar to brand-names under a bill that has cleared the state Assembly. Biological medicines are created from living cells rather...

 

IHSA requires insurance for student athletes

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The Illinois High School Association has approved a policy to make sure its members are complying with a new law requiring them to get catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. The IHSA board of directors approved the...

 

Vikings DT Williams has hyperextended knee, no ligament damage

The Minnesota Vikings got a bit of good news Monday, as an MRI on defensive tackle Kevin Williams' injured right knee revealed no ligament damage. Williams was injured during Sunday's preseason game against San Francisco when he was hit low by 49ers...

 
Mariners activate Gutierrez from DL

Mariners activate Gutierrez from DL

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners have activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the disabled list and recalled him from his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. Gutierrez, who has been on the disabled list since June 25 and with...

 

Phillies' Casper Wells to DL with vision problems

NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia Phillies have placed outfielder Casper Wells on the disabled list because of vision problems two days after he took the loss as an emergency pitcher in an 18-inning game. The Phillies purchased the contract of utility man...

 
Everything goes awry as Rays lose 11-1 to Royals

Everything goes awry as Rays lose 11-1 to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Tampa Bay Rays had to interrupt a six-game homestand to fly to Kansas City and make up a snowed-out game from May in weather that made Kauffman Stadium feel like a blast furnace. So forgive Rays manager Joe Maddon for getting...

 

Ex-Cowboys say scrutiny is same for modern players

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Members of the Dallas Cowboys' championship teams from the 1970s said Monday that the scrutiny professional athletes face in the modern era is similar to what they went through in the days before every move was recorded on a...

 

Baseball Calendar

Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players. Oct. 23 — World Series begins, city of American League champion. November TBA — Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became...

 

BAEO says Justice move on vouchers unwarranted

NEW ORLEANS -- In at least 22 school districts around Louisiana, parents using taxpayer dollars to fund their children's private school tuition may be looking at more than just report cards to determine where those children will attend school next...

 

Feds to restore cuts in mineral payments to states

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The federal government says it will give an estimated $110 million in mineral leasing and royalty payments next fiscal year to states that saw the money withheld under 2013 budget cuts. Monday's decision by the Interior Department...

 
Polling site inside ‘Thank you, Vito Lopez’ building must be moved, former Assemblyman’s rival says 

Polling site inside ‘Thank you, Vito Lopez’ building must be moved, former Assemblyman’s rival says 

The city must move a polling site located inside one of former Assemblyman Vito Lopez’ political bases, says Lopez’ challenger for a city council seat. Antonio Reynoso, 30, has asked the Board of Elections to move the polls out of the Rheingold...

 

Air Force colonel gets prison in conspiracy case

PHOENIX -- A Venezuelan Air Force colonel has been sentenced to 19 months in federal prison in Arizona for trying to export military aircraft engines to his native country. Prosecutors said Monday that 49-year-old Guiseppe Luciano Menegazzo-Carrasquel...

 
Retired CBS newsman Bruce Dunning dies at 73

Retired CBS newsman Bruce Dunning dies at 73

LOS ANGELES -- CBS News says longtime foreign correspondent Bruce Dunning has died. CBS said in a release that the retired newsman died Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City from injuries suffered in a fall. He was 73. In 1975, Dunning...

 

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