• MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

    Associated Press - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. More »MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

  • CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures

    Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) blasted Jamaican anti-doping officials on Tuesday for the mishandling of a drug test by sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown that led to a successful appeal of the three-time Olympic gold medallist's two year ban. In a scathing 58-page report explaining the decision to uphold Campbell-Brown's appeal, a CAS panel cited errors in the collection and handling of the sprinter's urine sample last year that could have resulted in its contamination, calling into question the entire Jamaican anti-doping operation. "In this case, the evidence before the panel establishes that the JAAA (Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association) has persistently failed to comply with the mandatory partial testing," said CAS. "That systematic and knowing failure, for which no reasonable explanation has been advanced, is deplorable and gives rise to the most serious concerns about the overall integrity of the JAAA's anti-doping processes, as exemplified in this case by the flaws in JADCO's (Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission) sample collection and its documentation." The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), while concurring mistakes were made in Campbell-Brown's case that were fundamental to the integrity of the testing process, said it was confident the errors would not be repeated. More »CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures

  • Players, families honour Hillsborough dead

    AFP - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Liverpool stars joined relatives of the 96 Hillsborough stadium disaster victims as the club marked the 25th anniversary of the tragedy with a solemn memorial service at Anfield. More »Players, families honour Hillsborough dead

  • UPDATE 1-Doping-CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures

    Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    * Jamaica's anti-doping process questioned * Errors made in Campbell-Brown's case, CAS says * WADA confident mistakes will not be repeated * Jamaican officials say changes have been made (Adds WADA, Jamaican comments) April 15 (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) blasted Jamaican anti-doping officials on Tuesday for the mishandling of a drug test by sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown that led to a successful appeal of the three-time Olympic gold medallist's two year ban. In a scathing 58-page report explaining the decision to uphold Campbell-Brown's appeal, a CAS panel cited errors in the collection and handling of the sprinter's urine sample last year that could have resulted in its contamination, calling into question the entire Jamaican anti-doping operation. "In this case, the evidence before the panel establishes that the JAAA (Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association) has persistently failed to comply with the mandatory partial testing," said CAS. "That systematic and knowing failure, for which no reasonable explanation has been advanced, is deplorable and gives rise to the most serious concerns about the overall integrity of the JAAA's anti-doping processes, as exemplified in this case by the flaws in JADCO's (Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission) sample collection and its documentation." The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), while concurring mistakes were made in Campbell-Brown's case that were fundamental to the integrity of the testing process, said it was confident the errors would not be repeated. More »UPDATE 1-Doping-CAS blasts Jamaica over sloppy anti-doping procedures

  • 'Crucial moment' in Ukraine crisis

    Press Association - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned the crisis in Ukraine is at a "crucial moment" after local government forces retook an airport from pro-Moscow militia. More »'Crucial moment' in Ukraine crisis

  • 'Shocking' rise in food banks use

    Press Association - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Almost a million adults and children received emergency supplies from food banks in the past year, a "shocking" rise of 163% on the previous 12 months amid rising living costs, low pay and welfare problems, a new report has revealed. More »'Shocking' rise in food banks use

  • Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    Associated Press - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements. More »Congress is giving states the transportation blues

  • U.S., China in 'productive' talks after North Korea test threat

    Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China have held "productive" talks on North Korea, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to conduct a new type of nuclear test. U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies met with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei in New York on Monday and Tuesday. "The United States and China agree on the fundamental importance of a denuclearized North Korea," it said, adding that the meetings were part of a series of high-level U.S.-China discussions on how to achieve that in a peaceful manner. The talks follow meetings last week between the United States, Japan and South Korea, the countries that along with China and Russia were trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with North Korea until Pyongyang declared the so-called six-party talks dead in 2008. More »U.S., China in 'productive' talks after North Korea test threat

  • Battle over Scottish independence slightly tightens in new poll

    Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The battle over Scottish independence is tightening, with a new poll on Wednesday showing independence supporters gaining ground slightly as more Scots get involved in the debate. The latest poll by TNS showed 29 percent of Scots intended to vote "Yes" to independence in the September 18 referendum, up from 28 percent a month ago, while 41 percent planned to vote "No," down from 42 percent. The head of TNS Scotland, Tom Costley, said the poll of 988 people showed a continuing gradual narrowing in the polls, with a gap now of 12 percentage points between the two sides compared to 19 points in September when the polling series began. About four million of Scotland's 5.3 million population are eligible to vote in the referendum which is open to all Scottish residents aged 16 and above. More »Battle over Scottish independence slightly tightens in new poll

  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    Associated Press - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. More »Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

  • Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

    Associated Press - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. More »Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

  • Brain scan shows which vegetative patients have hope

    AFP - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in a vegetative state has a chance of regaining some consciousness, a study said Tuesday. More »Brain scan shows which vegetative patients have hope

  • Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

    Associated Press - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist operation" to try to restore authority over the restive region. More »Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

  • Boston Bombings: Families Mark First Anniversary

    Sky News - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Relatives of those killed in the Boston bombings have taken part in ceremonies marking the first anniversary of the deadly attack. The families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi, along with relatives of MIT police officer Sean Collier, were joined by Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries for a day of tributes. The events began with a wreath-laying ceremony at the site where two blasts occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. More »Boston Bombings: Families Mark First Anniversary

  • CSX 1Q profit falls 14 pct as weather slows rails

    Associated Press - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Harsh winter weather slowed CSX railroad and contributed to a 14 percent drop in first-quarter profit, even as freight volume grew modestly. On Tuesday, the railroad based in Jacksonville, Fla., reported ... More »CSX 1Q profit falls 14 pct as weather slows rails

  • Bill to protect unpaid interns signed into NYC law

    Associated Press - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation Tuesday that makes sure the city's law against discrimination applies to interns, whether they're paid or not. The law, passed by the City Council ... More »Bill to protect unpaid interns signed into NYC law

  • Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

    Associated Press - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance. More »Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

  • Dwarf Planet Discovery Could Help Show Life's Spread Through Solar System

    SPACE.com - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    On March 26, researchers announced the discovery of 2012 VP133, an estimated 280-mile wide (450-kilometer) object that lies just beyond the Kuiper Belt of icy objects that swarm outside of Neptune's orbit. The new object is nicknamed "Biden" after the vice-president of the United States, because both Joe Biden and 2012 VP133 are "VPs." It is one of only two dwarf planets discovered beyond the Kuiper Belt, with Sedna (a decade ago) being the other one. Mapping tiny worlds at the Solar System's edge could one day show scientists how life arose on Earth. Are the possible organics —which show up as ultra-red material in telescopes — a possible source for life on Earth? More »Dwarf Planet Discovery Could Help Show Life's Spread Through Solar System

  • Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

    Associated Press - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced to more than three extra years because of a typographical error in a court order. More »Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

  • 'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case

    Associated Press - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation. More »'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case

  • For east Ukraine, Kremlin adapts Crimea playbook

    Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    By Thomas Grove SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - There are important differences between Russia's intervention in Crimea and the events unfolding this week in eastern Ukraine which suggest Moscow has adapted its Crimea playbook and may be pursuing a different outcome. Unlike the Black Sea peninsula, where thousands of Russian troops were already based at ex-Soviet naval facilities leased from Ukraine, there is little clear evidence of Moscow deploying significant forces on the ground in the east of the country. In eastern towns where armed, pro-Russian rebels have seized public buildings and raised the Russian flag, some gunmen identify themselves to journalists as "Russians" - but that says little about citizenship in Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine. More »For east Ukraine, Kremlin adapts Crimea playbook

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

    TheJournal.ie - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Everyone’s talking about a teenager drowning in a reservoir, a Dublin shooting, and tensions in Ukraine… More »Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

  • BlackRock CEO Fink's pay totaled 13.6 million pounds in 2013

    Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    BlackRock Inc , the world's largest money manager, paid Chief Executive Officer Laurence Fink $22.9 million (13.6 million pounds) in compensation last year, up 13.4 percent from $20.2 million the year before. Total compensation for Fink included a base salary of $500,000, a $9.85 million cash bonus and $12.4 million in stock awards, according to the company's proxy filed on Tuesday. Fink is also chairman of New York-based BlackRock, which manages $4.3 trillion in assets. BlackRock is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings on Thursday. More »BlackRock CEO Fink's pay totaled 13.6 million pounds in 2013

  • A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise

    Associated Press - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife. More »A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise

  • Apple cannot escape U.S. states' e-book antitrust cases - judge

    Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Tuesday lost an attempt to dismiss lawsuits by state attorneys general accusing it of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote's ruling paves the way for attorneys general in 33 states and territories to move forward, along with attorneys for consumers, in pursuing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages at a July 14 trial. Following a non-jury trial, Cote in July found that Apple from 2009 to 2010 conspired with the publishers to raise e-book prices and impede competitors such as Amazon.com Inc. The states had pursued the liability finding alongside the U.S. Justice Department without any objection by Apple and obtained a subsequent injunction against the iPad maker in September that called for the appointment of a compliance monitor. But as the case moved into a damages phase, Apple argued that the states lacked standing to maintain an action for damages, arguing they had not alleged they had suffered any injury. More »Apple cannot escape U.S. states' e-book antitrust cases - judge

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