News archive from 31 July 2013

Feds withdraw $10 million from grant to Georgia over school reforms

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Education notified Georgia on Tuesday that it plans to withdraw $10 million of the state's $400 million Race to the Top education grant because the state has reneged on an agreement to base teacher and principal pay on...

 

Pfizer to return $700,000 to Okla. health care

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A pharmaceutical company that has agreed to pay almost $491 million to settle allegations it illegally marketed an organ transplant drug will return more than $27 million to state health care programs, including about $700,000 to...

 

Mass. Senate approves affordable housing bill

BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill authorizing $1.4 billion in spending over the next five years aimed at creating and preserving affordable housing in the state. Senate President Therese Murray said the bill will help spur local...

 

Governor declares state of emergency in SW Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency for Josephine and Douglas counties as firefighters tackle the Douglas Complex wildfires. State officials say the declaration authorizes the National Guard to assist firefighting...

 

High-rolling Vegas figure accused of tax evasion

LAS VEGAS -- A high-rolling Las Vegas businessman already accused of defrauding investors of $191 million is facing new allegations that he failed to pay federal income tax on more than $87 million in unreported income. An indictment handed up Tuesday...

 
Stringfellow purchase part of growing trend of hospital mergers

Stringfellow purchase part of growing trend of hospital mergers

slideshow Stringfellow Memorial in Anniston will soon be owned by a national hospital chain, part of a trend of hospitals merging to better handle rising costs and federal health care reform. Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, one of the...

 
Cracked drainage pipe highlights need for road repairs in Weaver

Cracked drainage pipe highlights need for road repairs in Weaver

slideshow WEAVER – An 8-inch hole in the ground might be a minor traffic inconvenience for residents, but some Weaver officials think it could be a sign of larger problems for the city. Erosion in the road at the intersection of Wexford Avenue and...

 
Commission approves radio system upgrade for Talladega County

Commission approves radio system upgrade for Talladega County

slideshow TALLADEGA – After months of uncertainty, the future of a communication system linking emergency first responders throughout Calhoun and Talladega counties looks secure, for now. At its regular meeting tonight, the Talladega County Commission...

 

Will ESPN downplay NASCAR when deal expires?

NASCAR got a boatload of cash from NBC Sports as it made the jump from ESPN in one of the biggest sports business stories of 2013. Sports Business Daily recently reported the price was $4.4 billion over 10 years. The deal, set to begin in 2015, is...

 

UN demands end to escalating violence in Darfur

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday demanded an end to escalating violence in Sudan's Darfur region and more robust action by peacekeepers to protect civilians, ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid and deter threats against...

 

Governor picks Circle rancher for oil board

HELENA, Mont. -- Gov. Steve Bullock is picking a Circle rancher for the open seat on the Montana Board of Oil and Gas. The governor's office said Tuesday that Peggy Nerud will take over the vacant slot. The governor's office says Nerud is a mineral...

 

Lawsuit filed to challenge Nebraska petition law

LINCOLN, Neb. -- An Omaha man who has fought to loosen restrictions on petition circulators filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that two requirements in Nebraska violate his constitutional rights. Kent Bernbeck argues that the rules have placed an unfair...

 

Senate confirms Obama choices for National Labor Relations Board

WASHINGTON - The National Labor Relations Board had five confirmed members for the first time in more than a decade Tuesday after the Senate took a series of votes approving a full slate of nominees. The status of two of President Obama's choices for...

 

Sources: Michael Young will waive no trade clause for Rangers

ARLINGTON - As the Rangers move within 24 hours of the non-waiver trade deadline period, there are no definitive answers to the club's search for a bat. The most realistic possibility remains a reunion with former DH Michael Young. According to major...

Dallas News, 19:08 in Sport
 

Steelers move Friday night practice

By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Steelers will move Friday night's practice to Saint Vincent College instead of Latrobe Memorial Stadium because of some issues with the grass. They also will start earlier than scheduled, at 5:25 p.m., but...

 

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