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ESPN Layoffs Could Start Tomorrow
- April 27, 2017

A person familiar with the situation said those employees will come from the ranks of on-air talent as well as people devoted to producing reports for its print and online outlets. Some of ESPN's financial problems center on the roughly 2 million subscribers it lost in fiscal year 2016; falling advertising revenue and rising costs of broadcast rights have also contributed. (more...)
College Republicans Sue UC Berkeley Over Restrictions on Ann Coulter Event
- April 27, 2017

Two groups that booked conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak at the University of California at Berkeley filed a lawsuit on Monday after the school postponed her appearance. On Friday, Berkeley College Republicans threatened to sue the university. Controversy was always due to follow Coulter to campus: the Trump-supporting author is known for her extreme political diatribes , including calling Islam a cult and seemingly defending Nazis . (more...)
Trump appoints Randolph Alles as new Secret Service director Trump appoints Randolph Alles as new Secret Service director
- April 26, 2017

He has moved through several top positions at Customs and Border Protection in recent years, including in its air and marine operations unit, after 35 years of military service. The Secret Service totals more than 6,500 agents and staffers. The report stated that IT management had not been an agency priority, and concluded that until Secret Service improved its IT governance, its systems and data would remain vulnerable. (more...)
Opener of Red Sox-Yankees series postponed, makeup July 16 Opener of Red Sox-Yankees series postponed, makeup July 16
- April 26, 2017

He owns a.238 average with 13 homers and 57 RBIs in 146 games over three seasons in Boston . Severino was 0-2 in three games versus Boston with a 7.30 ERA, so look for his struggles to continue in a Red Sox victory on Tuesday . Boston leads the majors in batting average with a team average of.278, but now ranks dead last in home runs hit with just 11 through 19 games. With Luis Severino set to face Porcello in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs, down from the ... (more...)
Arkansas carries out its first execution since 2005 Arkansas carries out its first execution since 2005
- April 24, 2017

One of those cases spared Don Davis, who again received a stay Monday night. Numerous legal clashes over Arkansas's plan focus on use of the drug midazolam, a sedative meant to render a condemned person unconscious before other drugs stop the heart. (more...)
Elizabeth Thomas' Father Explains Tad Cummins 'Brainwashed' His Daughter
- April 24, 2017

It wasn't until over a month later that a cabin caretaker in Cecilville, California, reported to the TBI tip line that two people he suspected to be Cummins and Thomas had checked into his property. "This was hard under any circumstances, but knowing that our citizens not just in Maury County and in Tennessee, southern Middle Tennessee, but across the country". (more...)
California gunman to appear in court on murder count California gunman to appear in court on murder count
- April 22, 2017

Muhammad's father, Vincent Taylor, said that his son believed there was a race was going on in America. He said he joined the Nation of Islam and in 1995, when he was 17, and attended the Million Man March in D.C.as a lieutenant. He had been associated with gangs but he was not a confirmed member, police say. He ended up at a Starbucks, where he saw a news report that he was identified as a suspect in the security guard's death. (more...)
United: No One Will be Fired for
- April 21, 2017

A spokesman for the House of Representatives panel did not say who the committee plans to call as witnesses. United also faces a Thursday deadline from the U.S. And as Munoz has repeatedly done in recent days, he apologized to customers and said he took full responsibility for what happened on Flight 3411, including the forcible eviction of David Dao. (more...)
NFL Owners Contributed 6.7 Percent Of Money For Trump's Inauguration
- April 20, 2017

Kraft's donation was paid through Kraft Group LLC, a holding company. Billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen, who owns a 4% stake in the Mets, donated $1 million. Kerrigan said the inaugural events may have served as an opportunity for donors to try to curry favor with the incoming president. Billionaire investor Paul Singer, for example, gave $1 million after long expressing skepticism about Trump. (more...)
Showers possible Thursday, National Weather Service says Showers possible Thursday, National Weather Service says
- April 20, 2017

East wind 8 to 11 miles per hour becoming south in the afternoon. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Another day of sunshine, and then chances of rain is in store for Polk County as the National Weather Service calls for evening wet weather again, and sunshine returning for the whole day on Thursday . (more...)
Wisconsin will host 2018 NCAA Cross Country Wisconsin will host 2018 NCAA Cross Country
- April 20, 2017

The first three times the Razorbacks hosted, they advanced to the NCAA Championship. Kansas City, as it always does, cast a wide net when it came to bidding for NCAA championships and landed a couple of attractive events. Then it will be Detroit (2020), Pittsburgh (2021) and back to Boston in 2022. "Having gotten the Frozen Four here and a couple of the preliminary NCAA men's and women's basketball rounds, it has exposed the city to the folks at the NCAA who might still be laboring under the ... (more...)
US Steel leaks chemical into Lake Michigan tributary US Steel leaks chemical into Lake Michigan tributary
- April 19, 2017

Elevated levels of a potentially carcinogenic chemical were found in a water sample from Lake Michigan after a nearby wastewater spill this week at a U.S. We cannot and will not tolerate careless conduct by companies that could threaten the health and safety of our residents", Emanuel said. "U.S. U.S. (more...)
Arkansas vows to keep pushing for executions despite setback
- April 19, 2017

The judge last week prohibited the state from using a lethal injection drug a supplier said was misleadingly obtained. But prosecutors surmounted a major roadblock earlier on Monday when the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court judge's ruling to stay all of the executions . (more...)
Trump attends Easter service with family near Mar-a-Lago
- April 18, 2017

In his first 100 days. Though Republican lawmakers have been silent about Trump's travel spending, several key Democrats are criticizing the President for both his excess and perceived hypocrisy. Perhaps the most controversial part of Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits, though, is their estimated cost. Really? The man can tell all about the most handsome piece of chocolate cake ever, and how President Xi was enjoying it, but he does not know where the missiles were going? The restaurant in the ... (more...)
Gwinnett County Police Officer Fired After Kicking Handcuffed Man In Head Gwinnett County Police Officer Fired After Kicking Handcuffed Man In Head
- April 16, 2017

The video was captured on a cell phone by a witness in traffic. "As he stands with his hands up, [Sergeant] Michael Bongiovanni strikes the man in the face", the police said in a statement . Video of his release shows him appearing to have injuries to his lip and nose that match a police mugshot showing his face bloodied. Chief Ayers is giving a press conference now in reference to Ofc. (more...)
Memphis Redbirds To Honor Jackie Robinson And The Memphis 13
- April 16, 2017

Jackie Robinson Day certainly won't heal America's divisions-or even baseball's divisions. "This is special", Maybin said. Started in 2007, it proved a training ground for future prep talent including Greene, Harvard-Westlake alum Chase Aldridge and Valencia alum Devin Davis as it mentored and developed young African-American and Latino ballplayers. (more...)