News archive from 30 May 2014

Bills reach deal with Kouandijo

Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Bills announced Thursday that they have signed offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandijo, the team's second- round selection in this year's NFL Draft. A two-year starter for Alabama who was part of a pair of...

 

Dodgers' Withrow diagnosed with UCL tear

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow, which will most likely require Tommy John surgery. Withrow was examined by team doctor Neal ElAttrache on May...

 

3 stadiums worry FIFA after final inspections

SAO PAULO -- FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke expressed his concern about three of the 12 World Cup stadiums as he ended his final inspection of host cities on Thursday. After a two-week trip across Brazil for a last check on preparations, Valcke...

 
Family of actor's slain wife focusing on her sons

Family of actor's slain wife focusing on her sons

LOS ANGELES -- The family of a woman whose actor husband has been charged with her killing said in a statement Thursday that she was an exceptional mother and their focus is on adequately providing for her three children. April Jace's family thanks...

 
‘Flight to nowhere' prepares Broward children with autism for future travel

‘Flight to nowhere' prepares Broward children with autism for future travel

Ryan George had never stepped onto a plane before. The closest the 10-year-old has come to flying? Watching planes take off and land from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. But on Thursday, as part of Broward's Autism in Flight program,...

 
Snyder sees chance to expand anti-discrimination law to include sexual orientation

Snyder sees chance to expand anti-discrimination law to include sexual orientation

A group of seven large Michigan businesses, including Chrysler, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the Detroit and Grand Rapids chambers of commerce have joined a coalition urging the state Legislature to expand Michigan's anti-discrimination...

 

Ex-governor's group files claim in mining dispute

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A group of investors that includes former Gov. Brian Schweitzer has filed a $10 million compensation claim in federal court against a Washington state mining company. Schweitzer's group said in Thursday's court filing that Minerals...

 
US Chamber head prescribes open markets for Cuba

US Chamber head prescribes open markets for Cuba

HAVANA The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is prescribing a heavier dose of open markets as the cure for communist-run Cuba's struggling economy. Chamber president Thomas J. Donohue praises recent reforms under which hundreds of thousands of...

 

Study: King Richard III maligned as hunchback

LONDON He may have had a twisted spine, but England's King Richard III was no hunchback, according to a new analysis of the medieval king's skeleton. After the bones of the 15th-century king were discovered under a parking lot in central England in...

 
For Mexico, good economic times are always just out of reach

For Mexico, good economic times are always just out of reach

MEXICO CITY The central bank chief calls it a “temporary pothole.” Whatever the term, Mexico's economy has hit some turbulence _ despite the most ambitious overhaul to its business structure in decades. Tax hikes have dampened...

 
US Chamber head prescribes open markets for Cuba

US Chamber head prescribes open markets for Cuba

HAVANA -- The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is prescribing a heavier dose of open markets as the cure for communist-run Cuba's struggling economy. Chamber president Thomas J. Donohue praises recent reforms under which hundreds of thousands of...

 
For Mexico, good economic times are always just out of reach

For Mexico, good economic times are always just out of reach

MEXICO CITY -- The central bank chief calls it a “temporary pothole.” Whatever the term, Mexico's economy has hit some turbulence _ despite the most ambitious overhaul to its business structure in decades. Tax hikes have dampened...

 

Flyers founder Snider fighting cancer, sources say

Ed Snider, who brought hockey to Philadelphia in 1967 as founder of the Flyers, is battling an unspecified cancer and completed chemotherapy this week, according to several sources. "He's going to work every day and it's treatable," a source...

 

Study: King Richard III maligned as hunchback

LONDON -- He may have had a twisted spine, but England's King Richard III was no hunchback, according to a new analysis of the medieval king's skeleton. After the bones of the 15th-century king were discovered under a parking lot in central England in...

 

Ex-NYC disc jockey facing child sex charge dies

NEWARK, N.J. -- A pioneering former New York City radio personality awaiting trial on a child sex charge has died. Dave Herman was 78. Attorney Marc Agnifilo says Herman died Thursday at University Hospital in Newark. He says Herman was rushed to the...

 

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