LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'

Monday, 28 July 2014 17:26
28 July 2014Last updated at 23:22 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint A US judge has ruled that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling. Judge Michael Levanas said the $2bn sale could go ahead. Mr Sterling, 80, had been contesting his estranged wife Shelly's decision to sell the basketball team franchise to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Mr Sterling was banned from basketball for life after he was recorded…
Off track? British blogger sees world's ills in Thomas the Tank Engine
Monday, 28 July 2014 17:14
Kids love Thomas the Tank Engine, but a confused grownup in Great Britain doesn't seem to understand. (AP) There's an insidious force barreling down the tracks toward children everywhere, threatening to turn toddlers into colonizing racists, according to a British blogger who is warning parents everywhere of the dangers of ... Thomas the Tank Engine. Tracy Van Slyke recently let off steam in The Guardianearlier this month, blasting the hit TV series and toy franchise…
Chicago mayor tries to contain furor over red-light cameras and unexplained spike in tickets
Monday, 28 July 2014 17:14
CHICAGO – Chicago city officials are scrambling to contain a controversy over the city's red light camera system, which may have issued thousands of tickets under questionable circumstances. An investigation by the Chicago Tribune revealed dramatic increases in the number of tickets issued at a dozen intersections in recent years. City officials have not been able to explain the surges, and a number of aldermen are calling for an investigation by the city's inspector general.
Family of Texas doctor with Ebola not showing signs of virus
Monday, 28 July 2014 17:13
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The family of a Texas doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa had traveled back to the United States before he showed symptoms and was not at risk for getting or spreading the disease, U.S. health officials said on Monday. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, is one of two American relief workers to test positive for the highly contagious virus that has killed 672 people across…
WAR ON WASTE: Reports highlight US billions squandered in Afghanistan
Monday, 28 July 2014 16:47
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko has shined a spotlight on billions of U.S. tax dollars wasted in the region since taking the position in 2012.(SIGAR HQ) An Afghan Air Force C-130 sits on the flightline at Kabule Air Wing, Kabul International Airport, Kabul Afghanistan. The cargo plane is one of four that were provided to the Afghan Air Force with U.S.
A 'DISSERVICE' TO IKE? House GOP report rips troubled memorial project
Monday, 28 July 2014 16:47
FILE: June 5, 1944: Allied Forces Supreme Commander Gen. Dwight Eisenhower with U.S. troops, Greenham Common Airfield, England.REUTERS Shown here is a depiction of the initial design proposal for the Eisenhower memorial. The architect has since proposed a new design following family objections.Eisenhowermemorial.net PreviousNext The 15-year-long effort to build a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower is so mired in cost overruns, design problems and construction delays that it has become a “disservice” to the…
Virginia gay marriage ban overturned
Monday, 28 July 2014 16:26
28 July 2014Last updated at 21:55 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Carol Schall, centre, and Mary Townley, right, raise their arms in celebration with their daughter Emily, left, after an earlier ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban Continue reading the main story Related StoriesQ&A: Same-sex marriage in the USUS court stops Utah gay marriage banSame-sex couples wed in Arkansas
Q&A on case of Marine detained in Mexico
Monday, 28 July 2014 16:14
Since U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahomooressi was arrested and imprisoned in Mexico on March 31, his future has been thrown into limbo as his health and finances deteriorated. His supporters, who know Tahmooressi as a brave leader who served his country in two tours of duty in Afghanistan, are angry, and many in the general public are confused. Here are some answers to questions frequently asked about the case, which will next be taken up…
Report: Inmate escaped from jail by hoisting himself atop basketball hoop, pulling apart fence
Monday, 28 July 2014 16:14
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart. A report released Monday by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says no one was directly supervising the recreation yard when Wade Cole Dickinson escaped July 12. He remains at large. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The report suggests Dickinson's level of physical…
TODD STARNES Meet the skilled workers Obama doesn't want in US
Monday, 28 July 2014 15:46
Earlier this month President Obama called the tsunami of illegal immigrants crossing the border “the best and the brightest.” “We shouldn’t be making it harder for the best and the brightest to come here, create jobs here, grow our economy here,” the president told new U.S. citizens at a White House ceremony. “We should make it easier.” In the shadow of the illegal immigrant crisis at America’s southern border, the Obama administration continues to hold…

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