News archive from 29 August 2014

Little Richard not hurt in Tennessee car accident

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Singer Little Richard, a self-proclaimed architect of rock 'n' roll, was involved in a car accident in Tennessee, but police said there were no injuries. According to a police report, the 81-year-old singer was a passenger in a...

 

Russia appears to invade Ukraine, opening 2nd front

BERLIN Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Thursday of invading his nation, at about the same time that a separatist rebel leader admitted his forces are made up of Russian fighters, including active and retired Russian troops. This...

 
In Venezuela, cheap gasoline prices stir debate

In Venezuela, cheap gasoline prices stir debate

BOGOTA -- When Venezuela recently announced it was consider raising the price of the world's cheapest gasoline, it didn't spark a rush to the pumps. Such threats have come and gone in the past and still it's cheaper to buy a gallon of gas than a...

 
Greg Cote: Roger Goodell gets it right with NFL's new personal conduct policy

Greg Cote: Roger Goodell gets it right with NFL's new personal conduct policy

We have never before seen the leader of a major professional sport admit a mistake as unequivocally or atone for it as immediately – and forcefully – as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell did Thursday. On the eve of its season,...

 
Record-setting Petit leads Giants past Rockies 4-1

Record-setting Petit leads Giants past Rockies 4-1

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Thursday for their third straight win. Petit (4-3) got the first eight Colorado hitters,...

 
Isner yet again to face Kohlschreiber at US Open

Isner yet again to face Kohlschreiber at US Open

NEW YORK -- John Isner is back in the U.S. Open's third round, so that can only mean one thing for the highest-ranked American man: a match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber. The 13th-seeded Isner hit 30 aces and saved the only break point he...

 

Mets prospects sentenced to unsupervised probation

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- New York Mets minor league outfielders Wuilmer Becerra and Vicente Lupo have been sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving. Rick Spivey, the lawyer representing Lupo, said Thursday...

 
Russia appears to invade Ukraine, opening 2nd front

Russia appears to invade Ukraine, opening 2nd front

BERLIN -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Thursday of invading his nation, at about the same time that a separatist rebel leader admitted his forces are made up of Russian fighters, including active and retired Russian troops....

 

JPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack

NEW YORK JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity, though the bank isn't...

 
Tongues wag over Obama's audacity to wear taupe

Tongues wag over Obama's audacity to wear taupe

WASHINGTON -- Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion...

 

US Open Glance

NEW YORK -- A look at Thursday's play at the $38.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships: WEATHER: Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler. High of 81. ATTENDANCE: NA. MEN'S SEEDED WINNERS: Second Round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 10...

 

U.S. history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

WASHINGTON The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State as part of a new coalition that foreign policy analysts already are criticizing as a hollow effort unless the Obama administration proves a commitment to...

 

North Carolina was ready to offer Toyota $107 million, documents show

North Carolina was prepared to offer Toyota up to $107 million worth of incentives to lure the automaker's North American headquarters to Charlotte, documents obtained by the Observer show. But in April the state lost out to Texas, which offered less...

 
U.S. history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

U.S. history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

WASHINGTON -- The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State as part of a new coalition that foreign policy analysts already are criticizing as a hollow effort unless the Obama administration proves a commitment...

 

Miami's city, unions at odds over contracts heading into budget hearings

On a day Miami's Fraternal Order of Police announced that its lawsuit over the city's deep, recession-era pay and pension cuts had been taken up by the Florida Supreme Court, union leaders on Thursday also announced intentions to protest the city's...

 

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