News archive from 30 April 2014

US sanctions raise concerns for foreign investors

LONDON U.S. sanctions targeting the president of Russia's largest oil company could complicate the operations of Western oil companies with important investments in Russia, such as BP and Exxon. The sanctions target only Igor Sechin, the president of...

 

Arab festival in Dearborn is canceled a 2nd straight year amid tensions, lawsuits

The Arab International Festival in Dearborn has been canceled for the second year in a row, raising questions about the future of the three-day gathering in June that had become a tradition. The festival was canceled last year after the city and...

 

White House outlines efforts to combat campus sexual assault

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled a celebrity public service announcement, a new website - NotAlone.gov - and a series of recommendations aimed at lowering the alarming rate of sexual assaults on college campuses. The action...

 

Quail Hollow: Caddie sees the softer side of the PGA Tour

Isaiah Tesori is on a road trip and he's in demand. “We're getting a lot of requests from the wives,” said Isaiah's father, Paul Tesori, who will take his usual spot as Webb Simpson's caddie as the PGA Tour makes its annual stop...

 
5 questions about Donald Sterling's ban from NBA

5 questions about Donald Sterling's ban from NBA

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver surprised many on Tuesday when he announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the league for life and that Silver would take steps to force him to sell the team...

 

A's RHP Griffin will have season-ending surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin is scheduled to have elbow surgery Wednesday, and will miss the entire season with fellow starter Jarrod Parker. Oakland manager Bob Melvin announced the plan for Griffin's surgery on Tuesday,...

 

Children's Trust offers summer tips for Miami-Dade's kids

Just in time for summer, The Children's Trust is offering a guide with information for parents to choose a camp. The Children's Trust 2014 Summer Programs guide, offered in three languages, is available at all Miami-Dade Winn-Dixie stores and can be...

 

Coupon group helps N.C. family recover from fire

An hour and a half into her shift at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on April 13, Jessica Davis' phone erupted into text, phone and voice-mail notifications. When she finally answered, she recalled that her mother started with: “The kids...

 

Committee won't dictate number of conference games

IRVING, Texas -- College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock says the selection committee does not want to dictate how many conference games leagues play. Hancock and the conference commissioners are meeting this week to work out the...

 

NASCAR penalizes Ambrose, Mears for Richmond brawl

Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - NASCAR took action against drivers Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears after they were involved in a physical altercation following the conclusion of last Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond...

 

Laguna Hills mayor drops bid for Calif. governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Laguna Hills Mayor Andrew Blount is dropping his long-shot campaign for California governor, citing health concerns. The Republican posted the message Tuesday on his Facebook page and confirmed it in an email to The Associated...

 

NFL Draft countdown: Alabama's Clinton-Dix gets last laugh on field

His given name is Ha'Sean. It's pronounced Ha-Seen, but so many people mispronounced it that his grandmother nicknamed him Ha Ha when Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix was only 3. The name stuck. Three years after Clinton-Dix got a new name, the Lewinsky scandal...

 
Column: Silver's leadership exam only beginning

Column: Silver's leadership exam only beginning

Donald Sterling won't go quietly. Never has before. So even as praise rolls in for NBA commissioner Adam Silver's forceful decision, the first real test of his leadership may just be beginning. Barely three months after taking over from David Stern,...

 

Report: Warriors assistant fired for recordings

LOS ANGELES -- A former assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors reportedly recorded conversations of coaches and players without their knowledge before being fired by the team earlier this month. ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported Tuesday...

 

PREP SOFTBALL: Road to state begins now for local squads

CULLMAN - The road to regionals and state begins this week as softball teams all across Cullman County prepare for their pivotal area tournaments against some pretty fierce competition. While recent inclement weather pushed a trio of squads - St....

 

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