News archive from 28 August 2014

Governor's staff kept records secret for mansion project

TALLAHASSEE -- The idea made sense: create a “governor's park” around the Florida Governor's Mansion to spruce up the entrance by buying up shabby commercial property on the adjacent street and replace it with a grand boulevard...

 

NFL Preseason Preview - NY Jets (2-1) at Philadelphia (1-2) (ET)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Thursday's final preseason game between the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles had a chance to be more compelling than your average exhibition finale. With ex-Eagles starter Michael Vick set to back up Geno Smith with the Jets...

 

Steve Johnson retires at US Open due to cramping

NEW YORK -- American Steve Johnson had to retire from his first-round match at the U.S. Open because of severe cramping. The two-time NCAA champ led two sets to one and was up a break in the fourth Wednesday when he collapsed on the court and started...

 
Wainwright struggles in Cards 3-1 loss to Pirates

Wainwright struggles in Cards 3-1 loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH -- St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright won't be sad to see September arrive. A loss Wednesday to Pittsburgh was his second straight and fourth in August — a month he started by giving up seven runs to Milwaukee. Cardinals manager Mike...

 

Author, state seek ruling on rape case records

HELENA, Mont. -- Attorneys for author Jon Krakauer and the Montana University System are asking a judge to decide whether the state should release documents on how the commissioner of higher education handled a rape case against the University of...

 

Yankees reach minor league deal with OF Young

DETROIT -- The New York Yankees have reached a minor league deal with outfielder Chris Young, who played 88 games this season with the crosstown Mets. The 30-year-old hit .205 for the Mets before his release this month. He's shown power at times in...

 

Pregnant women should avoid tuna, Consumer Reports warns

Pregnant women should stop eating all forms of tuna, even the canned light variety, due to risks of mercury exposure, says Consumer Reports. The Yonkers, N.Y.-based organization's new report,“The Great Fish Debate,” which appears in the October issue...

 
A lifetime of Taco Bell could yours

A lifetime of Taco Bell could yours

Hold on to your chalupas, Taco Bell fans, because the chain's latest challenge is going to make you loco. To promote its new dollar menu, the fast-food giant has announced the "Eleven Everlasting Dollars" challenge, with an everlasting...

 
Are the Detroit Tigers really destined to win the World Series?

Are the Detroit Tigers really destined to win the World Series?

This has quite possibly been the most trying season for the Detroit Tigers since they became legitimate World Series contenders. Jose Iglesias, Bruce Rondon and Andy Dirks have not played a single game this season. Anibal Sanchez also may be out until...

 
NASCAR: 12 Questions with Clint Bowyer

NASCAR: 12 Questions with Clint Bowyer

Our series of NASCAR driver interviews continues this week with Clint Bowyer, who is currently 10th in the Sprint Cup Series point standings for Michael Waltrip Racing. Q: When you're on a long green-flag run and not racing around anyone, what do you...

 
Sloane Stephens upset in U.S. Open 2nd round

Sloane Stephens upset in U.S. Open 2nd round

NEW YORK - Once a sure bet to stick around for a while at Grand Slam tournaments, Sloane Stephens suddenly can't even win there. The 21-year-old American stumbled to her earliest loss at the U.S. Open, upset in the second round Wednesday by...

 
Miami-Dade commissioners to consider FIU-expansion ballot question

Miami-Dade commissioners to consider FIU-expansion ballot question

Miami-Dade County has already endorsed the expansion of Florida International University onto the Tamiami Park fairgrounds. Now it wants the political backing of a far more powerful group: county voters. Before continuing tricky discussions with the...

 
Melia Hotels announces spring opening for ME Miami

Melia Hotels announces spring opening for ME Miami

A well-hidden hotel tucked into downtown Miami's Marquis condo tower is getting some international attention. The 56-room lodging formerly known as Casa Moderna and Tempo will become ME Miami in spring of 2015, the first U.S. location for the...

 

Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case

DALLAS -- A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees. The decision by a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday...

 

4-year wait over for Rock Hill brothers

ROCK HILL Gerald Dixon dislikes the term “half-brother” – he thinks it demeans the intense bond he and his two sons share. “They're not half – they're full,” Dixon said....

 

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