All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘The Associated Press’

Muhammad Ali Daughters Promote New Film In U.K.

Muhammad Ali’s daughters spent time in London promoting the U.K. release of “I Am Ali,” a documentary about the boxing legend’s career that The Guardian calls “a very watchable tribute.” The documentary mixes interviews with Ali’s family and inner circle with archive footage and personal audio recordings and includes the years when Ali was banned from boxing from 1967-1971. Step-sisters …

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Atlanta Hawks Open Training Camp Amidst Turmoil

The Atlanta Hawks opened training camp Tuesday at the University of Georgia amidst a cloud of a racially charged scandal that has forced owner Bruce Levenson to put his controlling share of the team up for sale and general manager Danny Ferry to take an indefinite leave of absence. “This is a fluid situation,” coach Mike Budenholzer said at a …

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Luol Deng Forgives Ferry For Racially-Charged Comment

Heat forward Luol Deng said Friday that he has forgiven Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry for making racially charged comments about the veteran forward in June. Deng, who was born in what is now South Sudan in Africa, also said he spoke to Ferry recently and hopes they can turn this negative situation into a positive. “I don’t think …

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United Airlines Parent Company Settles Bias Claim

The United States Department of Justice said Tuesday that United Continental Holdings Inc. has settled a claim that Continental Airlines discriminated against employees who were legal permanent residents of the United States but weren’t U.S. citizens. According to The Associated Press, the Justice Department said that Continental asked legal permanent residents to fill out extra forms and show proof of …

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Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning On Retirement

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been busy this offseason. With stops at college campuses around the country, speaking engagements for his foundation, and preparation for the next NFL season, Manning could never be accused “slowing down.” In fact, in an interview with The Associated Press, Manning talked about his recent visits to retiring stars Derek Jeter and David Letterman, …

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George Takei Continues LGBT Advocacy In Seattle

George Takei, known most for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek and his widely popular Facebook page, took part in the 40th annual Pride Parade in Seattle on Sunday, June 29, as the celebrity grand marshal. “Well 40 years ago, what seemed unimaginable, today is reality,” said Takei, as reported by AceShowBiz via NWCN Seattle. “We look forward …

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Cleveland Cavaliers Reach Agreement With Blatt

For the third time in three years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a new head coach. His name is David Blatt. While you may not know his name, many in NBA circles do. Blatt has been successful in two decades of coaching overseas and his hiring, as reported by first by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and later by Yahoo! Sports, has …

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$1000-A-Pill Sovaldi A Breakthrough Or A Burden?

It’s a pill that cures hepatitis C in 9 out of 10 patients, leading medical societies to recommend it as the first line of treatment against the illness. The catch of Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, is its price tag: $1000 for a pill, with treatment costs ballooning up to $90,000, according to an Associated Press report. “People …

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Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Ousted Over Affair

It was humble beginnings and a moment of chance for the company that would later call itself Burt’s Bees, when Maine artist Roxanne Quimby was thumbing a ride home in 1984 and Burt Shavitz, a local man well known for his honey stand, pulled over to give her a lift. The partnership that began when Roxanne started making candles out …

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Peyton Manning Is Keeping Busy This Offseason

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been busy this off-season. In addition to paying respects to retiring stars like David Letterman and Derek Jeter, Manning has been touring college campuses in the South, specifically the University of Alabama and Oklahoma State, where he received a hefty pay-day to speak for giving an hour’s talk according to The Associated Press. Now, …

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1957 Murder: Jack McCullough Appeals Murder Sentence

It was one of the oldest unsolved crimes in history to go to trial, and now there is an appeal. In 2012, Jack McCullough was sentenced to life in prison for the 1957 abduction and slaying of Maria Ridulph, a seven-year-old schoolgirl. McCullough allegedly abducted Ridulph from a northern Illinois street, then choked her and stabbed her to death. But …

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Rancho Cucamonga Fire Halted At 1,000 Acres

Firefighters in the foothills east of Los Angeles have halted the growth of the wildfire that had grown to over 1,000 acres and had begun to surround it, according to an article by The Associated Press. The powerful Santa Ana winds have caused difficulty in stopping the growth of the fire and containing it. Wednesday’s winds were estimated at 60 …

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