News archive from 29 April 2014

Live updates: Miami Heat at Charlotte Bobcats, Game 4

Read live updates from sports writers, columnists and photographers from the Miami Herald and Charlotte Observer at Game 4 of the Miami Heat's NBA Playoff series against the Charlotte Bobcats.

 

Local storm shelters to open during tornado watches

Residents in need of shelter from tonight’s storms can head to one of Calhoun County’s four safe rooms. According to the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency, the four shelters are open to residents once a tornado watch has been issued for the...

 

Group asks judge to suspend campaign giving limits

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A group challenging a Minnesota campaign finance law is asking a federal judge to suspend a cap on some campaign contributions. The Minnesota branch Institute for Justice contends that "special source" limits on how much a...

 

Republican challenging Boehner loses job over ad

CINCINNATI -- An Ohio Republican challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) in the primary election has lost a part-time teaching job at a Baptist college over an online political ad he sponsored. The video posted on YouTube parodied a...

 
NBC will name new LA news center for Tom Brokaw

NBC will name new LA news center for Tom Brokaw

NEW YORK -- NBC is honoring its long-time news anchor Tom Brokaw by naming the network's newly-built West Coast news center for him in a ceremony Tuesday. Brokaw is taking a break from cancer treatment to celebrate with family and friends. The...

 

NY lawmaker steps down from House Financial panel

WASHINGTON -- New York Rep. Michael Grimm is stepping down from the House Financial Services Committee as he faces charges of tax evasion. Grimm informed House Speaker John Boehner in a letter Monday that in light of recent events, he should be...

 

JetBlue Airways says COO is departing

NEW YORK -- The JetBlue chief operating officer who helped lead the airline through a rapid expansion is leaving. JetBlue Airways Corp. said Monday that Rob Maruster's duties would be taken over by the company president, Robin Hayes, 48. The New York...

 

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner's compensation soars

SAN FRANCISCO -- LinkedIn CEO Jeffrey Weiner's compensation rose about 42-fold in 2013 amid big gains in the professional networking service's stock price. Weiner received a compensation package valued at $49.1 million last year, according to a...

 

Brown still tinkering with his power stroke

PHOENIX -- Domonic Brown did not attempt to pull a J.P. Howell slider aimed for the outer part of the plate. He stayed back, lowered his black bat to meet the 79-mph pitch, and drove it to the opposite field. This was last Tuesday, when Brown smashed...

 

Celta set to avoid drop after 4-1 Valladolid win

VIGO, Spain -- Celta Vigo virtually secured its place in next season's Spanish league with a 4-1 win over relegation-threatened Valladolid, which remained in the drop zone. Celta scored a pair of goals either side of halftime to move up to 10th place,...

 
Severe storms expected to arrive in area tonight

Severe storms expected to arrive in area tonight

slideshow Severe weather sweeping from the west is on its way to Calhoun County tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms, hail, damaging winds, flooding and tornadoes are all possible across the state this evening and into...

 

Local storm shelters to open during tornado watches

Residents in need of shelter from tonight’s storms can head to one of Calhoun County’s four safe rooms. According to the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency, the four shelters are open to residents once a tornado watch has been issued for the...

 

California lawmakers blast Clippers' owner

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Members of the state Legislature's black caucus blasted the racially charged comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after online sites posted a leaked audio recording over the weekend. Democratic...

 

Long-term care insurance rates bill clears House

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A bill that attempts to buffer the effect of rising long-term care insurance policy rate increases is heading to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk. The House of Representatives on Monday voted 142-0 in favor of legislation...

 

Ag, rail officials talk delays with regulators

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Crude oil trains are not displacing grain shipments in the Dakotas and surrounding states, railroad officials assured North Dakota regulators Monday. Many farmers and some state officials believe the increased crude oil and freight...

 

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