Bettman not bullish about NHL participation in 2018 Olympics
Mon, 30 May 2016 19:45:21 -0400
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NHL remains open to continuing to send its players to the Olympics, just so long as it doesn't have foot the bill.
Rossi chased a career in Europe but is still very American
Mon, 30 May 2016 19:32:14 -0400
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Alexander Rossi pulled into victory lane following his upset win in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, he had no idea what he was supposed to do during the traditional celebration.
Physicist Stephen Hawking baffled by Donald Trump's rise
Mon, 30 May 2016 19:23:51 -0400
LONDON (AP) — Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have a good grasp of the workings of the universe, but he says he can't understand Donald Trump's popularity.
Viacom's independent directors vow to fight ouster attempt
Mon, 30 May 2016 19:15:00 -0400
By Chuck Mikolajczak and Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc's six independent directors will fight any attempt to oust them from the U.S. media company's 11-member board, Lead Independent Director Fred Salerno said in a letter to shareholders on Monday. Salerno said the independent directors are facing a removal attempt "as a result of a chain of actions said to have been legally put in motion by the controlling shareholder of Viacom, Sumner Redstone." The directors find the assertion "inexplicable" that Redstone was "acting of his own free will and with the mental competency to do so," Salerno said. The letter came three days after a statement from Redstone, issued by his spokesman, that said the 93-year-old media mogul was considering ousting Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and the board of directors.. Redstone, who holds 80 percent of the voting shares in Viacom and CBS Corp , earlier this month removed Dauman and Viacom board member George Abrams from the seven-person trust that will control the shares after Redstone exits.
Sept. 11 suspects' treatment a focus in Guantanamo hearing
Mon, 30 May 2016 19:12:41 -0400
By Lacey Ann Johnson FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A pre-trial hearing for five Sept. 11 suspects began on Monday at Guantanamo Bay, with prisoners' treatment expected to be a focus of the U.S. military court sessions. James Connell, a defense lawyer, told Judge Army Colonel James Pohl that medical records provided by the prosecution had been insufficient, lacking personal identifying information and a chronology of patient care. "This is not the way that discovery is supposed to work ... the medical records are actually extremely important," said Connell, who represents Kuwaiti inmate Ammar al Baluchi, an alleged al Qaeda money mover.
Nigeria: Security forces kill oil militants, separatists
Mon, 30 May 2016 19:10:08 -0400
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces clashed with oil militants and Biafran secessionists in separate bloody confrontations Monday that killed at least 20 civilians and two police officers, officials and witnesses. The violence erupted in Nigeria's restive south as the military mounted an offensive in the oil rich south-central Niger Delta and separatists protested in the southeast.
Few Memorial Day airport headaches, most wait times bearable
Mon, 30 May 2016 19:08:51 -0400
MIAMI (AP) — Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close.
Art group plans to haul part of jumbo jet to Burning Man
Mon, 30 May 2016 19:04:47 -0400
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based entrepreneur is turning part of a jumbo jet into an art installation and plans to haul it to Burning Man, a feat he failed to accomplish last year.
Baylor hires former Wake coach Grobe to replace Briles
Mon, 30 May 2016 19:01:59 -0400
Baylor has hired former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to replace Art Briles and lead its football program through a tumultuous time.
Kidnapped Mexican striker Pulido escaped by punching captor: official
Mon, 30 May 2016 18:49:57 -0400
By Natalie Ann Schachar MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The authorities billed it as a rescue, but Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido escaped his kidnappers by punching the one guarding him, snatching a cellphone and calling for help, a top official in the country's violent northeast said on Monday. State security forces located Pulido within minutes of his call from a safe house in the restive city of Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas state, as they were scouring the area nearby, state prosecutor Ismael Quintanilla told local radio. The 25-year-old Mexico national team striker who also plays professionally with the Greek team Olympiakos disappeared in his hometown on Saturday night, when he was intercepted by gunmen after leaving a party with his girlfriend.