News archive from 31 January 2014

LA Galaxy sign Swedish midfielder Stefan Ishikazi

CARSON, California -- Former Sweden international midfielder Stefan Ishikazi has signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy. The MLS club announced the deal on Thursday with Ishikazi, who spent the last eight seasons with Elfsborg in Sweden's first division....

 

3 Oklahoma teams at Razorback Invitational

Three track and field teams from Oklahoma will be at Fayetteville, Ark., this weekend for the Razorback Invitational hosted by top-ranked Arkansas. Ten teams will be at the meet, which opens Friday and concludes Saturday. In addition to Oklahoma,...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Bad weather, additional project work has put High Bridge's re-opening off schedule

EXCLUSIVE: Bad weather, additional project work has put High Bridge's re-opening off schedule

High Bridge has become a bridge too far for the Bronx. Bad weather and additional construction will force the delay of the reopening of the city’s oldest elevated span for a third time, city officials told the Daily News. “We’re obviously not happy...

 
Five hammer-wielding thieves smash display cases at Cartier in Midtown to steal watches 

Five hammer-wielding thieves smash display cases at Cartier in Midtown to steal watches 

Five hammer-wielding bling bandits raided the famed Cartier jewelry store in Midtown Thursday, running off with several high-end watches, officials said. The suspects used the tools to bash in glass display cases — startling workers and customers...

 

Federal worker sentenced in Ohio bootleg DVD case

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A federal employee accused of selling pirated movie DVDs during work hours has pleaded guilty in Ohio to copyright infringement and been sentenced to two years of probation. Federal authorities say 65-year-old Darrell Lee Lynch, of...

 
Senate candidate accused of coordinating with PACs

Senate candidate accused of coordinating with PACs

LANSING - Democrats are asking for an investigation into whether Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land illegally coordinated with super PACs and other groups that have attacked Democrat Gary Peters in political ads. The Michigan Democratic...

 
Miami's first Wynwood-based branch puts artsy twist on banking

Miami's first Wynwood-based branch puts artsy twist on banking

Picture a bank branch where the teller table converts to a bar, moveable “pods” offer intimate tête-à-têtes on plush banquettes, and a stocked catering kitchen is ready to accommodate a cocktail party...

 

California cracks down on computer boot camps

SAN FRANCISCO -- California consumer protection officials are threatening to close a group of computer coding boot camps that train people to work in the technology industry, saying they failed to get licensed as private schools before they started...

 
Like the national anthem at 2:25? A bet for that

Like the national anthem at 2:25? A bet for that

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Bears were such big favorites over the New England Patriots in the 1986 Super Bowl that bettors were reluctant to put their money on either team. But many of them couldn't wait to place a few bucks on the chance Bears coach...

 
Practice-squaders ignored but vital at Super Bowl

Practice-squaders ignored but vital at Super Bowl

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- They don't get much attention, this week or any other. Yet they're a vital part of a team's preparation. They are the practice squad. The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos each brought along eight extra players for Super Bowl...

 
Book thieves stole 70,144 books from the Brooklyn Public Library in 2012

Book thieves stole 70,144 books from the Brooklyn Public Library in 2012

Book thieves checked out but never returned 70,144 books from Brooklyn Public Library’s 60 cash-strapped branches in 2012, records show. GED prep guides, nursing and other professional exam cliff notes were high on the list of frequently filched books...

 

Lakeland police chief suspended

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Lakeland's police chief has been placed on administrative leave less than a week after announcing her resignation. Chief Lisa Womack was planning to stay until May 1, but City Manager Douglas Thomas suspended Womack Thursday after...

 
Chobani, Yoplait and Dannon in creamy three way in Soho 

Chobani, Yoplait and Dannon in creamy three way in Soho 

No whey! A culture war has hit SoHo. The Chobani café was crashed Thursday by bitter rivals Yoplait and Dannon, which hawked its dairy products near the leading brand’s Prince St. door. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Dannon Oikos Dannon workers...

 

U.S. accuses Syria of not complying with chemical weapons agreement

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday accused Syria of deliberately delaying the surrender of its chemical weapons stockpiles and jeopardizing a tightly timed and costly international removal and destruction operation that narrowly averted U.S....

 

Evaluating the ACC at the midpoint of the season

We got one thing right, at least. Media members who cover ACC basketball picked C.J. Fair, the Syracuse senior forward, as the ACC's preseason Player of the Year. Fair, who's averaging 16.7 points and 6 rebounds per game for the undefeated Orange...

 

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