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It's parade day in Philadelphia for NCAA champion Villanova It's parade day in Philadelphia for NCAA champion Villanova
- April 16, 2016

As a testament to their skill and mindset as a team, North Carolina dominated and didn't face the same adversity Villanova had to overcome. Villanova defeated North Car... The senior guard was having a great tournament, but opted to give the ball up to Jenkins to try to win the game with a last second three-pointer. This adds to the title Villanova won in 1985, when Rollie Massimino, who was on hand Monday night, coaxed a miracle out of his eighth-seeded underdogs for a victory over ... (more...)
California unemployment falls to 5.4 percent California unemployment falls to 5.4 percent
- April 16, 2016

The four-county region has gained 21,800 jobs in the past year, a 2.4 percent increase. "We are working every day to grow and diversify an economy that offers opportunity to people from every walk of life, in every corner of the Commonwealth", said McAuliffe. (more...)
Kings fire coach George Karl after 1 full season Kings fire coach George Karl after 1 full season
- April 15, 2016

The team has now run through eight head coaches since the end of the 2006-07 season. And according to ESPN's report , "Karl also almost lost his job in November after a public dispute with center DeMarcus Cousins". Ranadive's first two full-time coaches - Mike Malone and Karl - were hired before their respective GMs: Pete D'Alessandro and Divac. Divac also fired one of Karl's assistants, Vance Walberg, in February. (more...)
Peabody, largest US coal miner, seeks bankruptcy protection
- April 15, 2016

As other coal companies have worked their way through bankruptcy, many of them have tried to cut costs by shedding worker benefits, like retirement and healthcare. (7.5 percent), and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (24.3 percent), whose stake in the plant is used to power the Central Arizona Project canals that bring water to metro Phoenix and Tucson from the Colorado River. (more...)
State Police: 32 Mass. Schools Receive Robo-Call Bomb Threats State Police: 32 Mass. Schools Receive Robo-Call Bomb Threats
- April 15, 2016

The Massachusetts State Police issued a statement earlier today saying that it was aware of 32 schools in the state that received such bomb threats , but refrained at the time from specifying which ones for tactical reasons. Area schools received bomb threats yet again on Thursday. Threats have been reported across the state, though, including in Ludlow, Arlington, Acton, Needham, Littleton, Marblehead, and Woburn , among others. (more...)
Memphis hires Tubby Smith as Tigers' new basketball coach Memphis hires Tubby Smith as Tigers' new basketball coach
- April 15, 2016

Smith most recently got there with Texas Tech, which went 19-13 and earned an NCAA bid this season in his third year on the job. Smith has 67 percent of his games. With Smith taking the Memphis job, the American Athletic Conference has added a former national-championship-winning coach in Smith, a former NBA Coach of the Year in Mike Dunleavy (Tulane) and former Stanfordcoach Johnny Dawkins (Central Florida) in the past few weeks. (more...)
Amy Schumer's Boyfriend's Mom Took Amy Schumer's Boyfriend's Mom Took "No Comment" Instruction "Too Far"
- April 14, 2016

We don't need these labels, ' she said . You'll just have to cope with dating non-Amy-Schumer people. "I told her, 'Deb, they're going to call you". "But you laugh at them when they are goose-stepping down the street and it takes away their power", he said. "We met, and we totally fell in love and it's really good", she said. (more...)
How big is the gender and racial pay gap? How big is the gender and racial pay gap?
- April 14, 2016

When women are making hundreds of thousands of dollars less than men over a lifetime, it affects not only women's financial stability while working and during retirement, but also the financial stability of our families . The Works Bakery Cafe, a popular eatery with four locations in the state, offered the deal to mark Equal Pay Day . They earn just 55 cents for every dollar a white man makes. (more...)
Ex-American Bar Association chiefs push for vote on Garland
- April 14, 2016

Grassley is heavily favored to win, but he drew a well-known Democratic challenger, former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge, after he announced that his committee would not hold hearings. One of those Democrats was Obama himself, having threatened a filibuster to block Justice Samuel Alito's 2006 nomination to the court. The highly anticipated breakfast meeting between Grassley and Garland is part of the judicial nominee's tour of Capitol Hill as he works to convince lawmakers - especially reluctant ... (more...)
'Affluenza' Texan set for first appearance in adult court
- April 14, 2016

The case sparked outrage when Judge Jean Boyd, a now retired juvenile court judge, sentenced Couch to 10 years probation. Salvant could now require a jail stay of 120 days, but Couch would have to mess up once more to be evaluated for a prison sentence. (more...)
Senate Judiciary chair Grassley has breakfast with Garland
- April 14, 2016

Grassley has joined with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and most GOP senators in saying they won't consider a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia until the president elected this November nominates someone. Coats has been viewed as a potential "get" in favor of Garland, considering the retiring senator also supported the judge in 1997. The Senate controlled by the party opposite the president filled the vacancy. (more...)
SEC charges Texas attorney general with securities fraud
- April 13, 2016

The SEC announced fraud charges against Servergy Inc. and its founder, William E. Mapp III, accusing them of boosting stock sales with false claims about a "supposedly revolutionary computer server and big-name customers purportedly placing orders to buy it". (more...)
More Than 400 Arrested at U.S. Capitol Protest More Than 400 Arrested at U.S. Capitol Protest
- April 13, 2016

Many protesters had signs citing Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. The marchers, including people from at least 33 different states, were welcomed by churches and community groups along the route and joined by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig , author-activist Frances Moore Lappé, Congressman C.A. (more...)
Trump aide: Cruz using 'Gestapo tactics' in delegate hunt Trump aide: Cruz using 'Gestapo tactics' in delegate hunt
- April 12, 2016

The others all say they will do something else, with 11 percent saying they will support a third party candidate , six percent won't vote and four percent will vote Democratic . Nevada's state Republican convention will be held in Reno between May 14 and 15. At least two former presidential candidates — Wisconsin Gov. (more...)
Penguins-Rangers Playoff Schedule Penguins-Rangers Playoff Schedule
- April 12, 2016

Louis, who lost his mother after Game 4 - and ended up in the Stanley Cup Final. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. Eventually, Pittsburgh adjusted to the new style and began crowding the net front, resulting in screens, deflections and rebounds leading to goals. (more...)
Two Trump kids won't be voting for Dad in New York primary
- April 12, 2016

He added: "They had a long time to register and they were unaware of the rules so they feel very, very guilty". The pair missed the deadline to register as Republicans to vote in the state's closed GOP primary April 19. A Fox News poll shows Trump leading his rivals, Sen. Their failure to register on time is also maybe indicative of the Trump campaign's relative ignorance of arcane primary and caucus rules that differ state to state. (more...)
Colorado Donald Trump Supporter Burns Republican Party Registration
- April 12, 2016

If Cruz sweeps all 13 statewide delegates - an outcome many Cruz backers in Colorado see as possible - he would walk out of the state with more delegates than he picked up in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. Looking both East and West for support, Republican presidential candidates angled Saturday to pick up more delegates in Colorado while bidding for favor a half-continent away in New York's all-important April 19 primary. (more...)
Cruz takes ten more delegates after chaotic Colorado conventions
- April 11, 2016

If neither candidate hits that total, the Republican National Convention will be brokered with an election of unpledged delegates in Cleveland in July. "A vote for either Ted Cruz or Donald Trump in May is effectively a vote for Clinton in November", McKenna said in a statement . With Wisconsin now behind her, she is looking to her strength in NY where she was a U.S. (more...)
Trump, Clinton hold big leads in NY, Pa., in new polls
- April 11, 2016

The statewide meeting, which came after Cruz won 21 delegates in congressional district level meetings over the last week, were also marked by missteps and lackluster organizations by rival campaigns. Trump said he "should win" the Republican presidential nomination outright "before we get to the convention" in July. "I think that it is very fair to say that we were way, way behind during the first half of this contest, but we are having - to say the least - a very strong second half, and we ... (more...)
Migrants clash with Macedonian police at Greek border
- April 11, 2016

The increasing use of tear gas reached families in their nearby tents in Idomeni's makeshift camp housing more than 11,000 migrants trying to pass through the Balkans to reach Western Europe. Twice, migrants tried to breach the fence but were pushed back. Earlier attempts by a large group to cross the border fence prompted skirmishes with police, a Macedonian official said. (more...)