Texas education board candidate known for conspiracy posts
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:17:26 -0400
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — She is a retired Texas schoolteacher who has claimed President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute, Democrats orchestrated the assassination of John F. Kennedy and that the flood from the biblical story of Noah's Ark is what destroyed the dinosaurs.
State TV says 14 Russians on list for 2008 Olympic doping
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:16:19 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday.
Djokovic, Serena cruise as Kerber, Azarenka exit
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:16:08 -0400
Top seed Novak Djokovic launched his bid for a first French Open title with a routine victory while Serena Williams began the defence of her crown, but Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber crashed out on Tuesday. Djokovic, a three-time Roland Garros finalist, faced little resistance from Taiwan's world number 95 Lu Yen-Hsun as he cruised to a 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 victory. The Serb, bidding to become just the eighth man to secure a career Grand Slam, needed only 90 minutes on Court Phillipe Chatrier to book a second-round encounter with Belgian qualifier Steve Darcis.
US stocks surge with tech stocks taking the lead
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:15:52 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are on pace for their biggest gain since March as technology companies like Apple and Microsoft climb. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after the government reported that sales of new homes reached an eight-year high last month. Rising interest rates sent bank stocks higher.
Cargill plans to keep several operations in Wichita
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:12:36 -0400
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Agribusiness giant Cargill said Tuesday it will keep its protein operations in Wichita, Kansas, and search for a new facility to house them.
Russia says 14 athletes in 2008 Olympics positive in new drug tests
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:12:28 -0400
Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said Tuesday that 14 of its athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics had been found positive for doping in new tests of their samples given during the Games. "Fourteen Russian athletes in three disciplines gave a positive result," the ROC said in a statement, a week after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that 31 athletes from 12 countries had failed doping tests after new analysis of samples taken from the Beijing Games. Russia's Match TV channel reported the names of the athletes as including 10 Olympic medallists.
Red Bull deal gives GoPro wings
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:05:39 -0400
By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of GoPro Inc got a lift on Tuesday after the struggling action camera maker said it was partnering with extreme sports sponsor Red Bull in a marketing and promotion deal. Briefly a Wall Street favorite following an initial public offering in 2014, GoPro's shares have fallen 82 percent in the past year as the company wrestles with weak demand for its helmet- and body-mounted cameras. Its stock rallied 5.4 percent after GoPro unveiled the partnership, which makes GoPro the official point-of-view camera provider for Red Bull's events and videos.
Ryan weighs House floor change after gay rights flap
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:01:14 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan is taking steps to bring greater order to the House floor after a Democrat-authored gay rights amendment caused chaos last week.
Judge: Law trimming early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional
Tue, 24 May 2016 14:58:11 -0400
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A law trimming early voting in swing-state Ohio is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Ferguson city attorney to resign, commends leaders' 'grace'
Tue, 24 May 2016 14:57:22 -0400
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's city attorney has announced plans to step down, just a few weeks after the St. Louis suburb engulfed in racial unrest since Michael Brown's 2014 death announced they were replacing her as local prosecutor.