Monthly Archives: May 2014

Russia threatens already embattled Ukraine with cutoff of natural gas over unpaid bills

By Michael Birnbaum KIEV, Ukraine — A new front is swiftly opening in the war over embattled Ukraine's future: energy, with Russia threatening to cut off natural gas to the country as early as Tuesday. Russian leaders are prepared to stop crucial gas flows and squeeze their struggling neighbor economically even as Russian ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Obama welcomes release of captured US soldier

President Barack Obama is welcoming the release of the lone U.S. soldier held in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

President Barack Obama holds hands with Jani Bergdahl, as her husband Bob Bergdahl, follows from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Saturday, May 31, 2014, to ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 200

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Source: NOAA/NWS Storm Predicition Center

    

China has tried to erase the Tiananmen crackdown, but in the work of dissident artists, it lives on

By William Wan BEIJING — Rows of faces painted in a funereal palette of black, white and gray stare from the canvas. In the middle of them lies a scene of tanks rolling through Tiananmen Square. Liu Yi has never tried to exhibit the painting nor has he shown it to anyone besides ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

For those on economy’s margins, nursing aide job offers meager opportunity

By Eli Saslow She had made it as far as the career school's parking lot for the December training class and the February class, only to drive away each time in a tangle of anxiety and self-doubt. Now it was March, and here Tereza Sedgwick came again: dressed in the mandatory class uniform ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Freed prisoners were battle-hardened Taliban commanders

By Kevin Sieff KABUL — They were among the Taliban's most influential commanders — five men whom the United States succeeded in removing from the battlefield. But on Saturday, they were released from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl – a deeply controversial decision that ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

'Arsenio Hall Show' canceled after 1 season

"The Arsenio Hall Show" has been canceled because of low ratings, ending Hall's late-night comeback bid after a single season.

FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, from left, executive producer Neal Kendall, host/executive producer Arsenio Hall and executive producer John Ferriter participate in the "The Arsenio Hall Show" ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Bergdahl release arrangement could threaten the safety of Americans, Republicans say

By Karen Tumulty Amid jubilation Saturday over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity by the Taliban, senior Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were troubled by the means by which it was accomplished, which was a deal to release five Afghan detainees from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

In Norfolk, evidence of climate change is in the streets at high tide

By Lori Montgomery NORFOLK — At high tide on the small inlet next to Norfolk's most prestigious art museum, the water lapped at the very top of the concrete sea wall that has held it back for 100 years. It seeped up through storm drains, puddled on the promenade and spread, half a ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

American soldier held by Talibanfor years is freed in prisoner swap

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL, left, a U.S. soldier held captive for nearly five years in Afghanistan, is released after intense negotiations. Once inside a special-ops helicopter, Bergdahl wrote on paper plate: 'SF?,' indicating Special Forces, and when crew members confirmed their rank, he broke down crying.VIDEO: Army sergeant held captive by ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 199

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 199
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
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Source: NOAA/NWS Storm Predicition Center

    

Anthony Rendon leads Washington Nationals to 10-2 rout of Texas Rangers

By Adam Kilgore The Texas Rangers might like know what happened to those Washington Nationals they heard about before they arrived at Nationals Park. They may have expected an impotent lineup overcome by injury, so-so starting pitching, a group of dour underachievers who couldn't catch the ball or find a clutch hit. What ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Jesuit will play De La Salle at Levi’s Stadium on Aug. 29

By jdavidson@sacbee.com (Joe Davidson) Jesuit will play national power De La Salle in the second game of a high school football doubleheader that will help break in Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Malcolm Harvey runs for a short gain in the 2nd quarter. The Holy Bowl, Christian Brothers vs. Jesuit High School at Hughes Stadium ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Bret Michaels suffers medical emergency at concert

Bret Michaels has ended a concert in New Hampshire after suffering a medical emergency.

FILE - In this April 9, 2008 file photo, Poison lead singer Bret Michaels poses for a portrait in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Michaels has abruptly ended a concert in New Hampshire Thursday May ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

WORLD CUP 2014: Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi, the 'Big Boss' who lifted Africa's fallen giant

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi lifted Africa's fallen giant to the continental title after two decades of underachievement, and lived up to his "Big Boss" nickname by retaining control even after the national federation threatened to fire him midway through the tournament. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Phil Mickelson says he's cooperating in insider trading investigation

By Dan Loumena Phil Mickelson, playing in the Memorial tournament this weekend, has released a statement saying that he has "absolutely" done nothing wrong and is cooperating with investigators who are looking into the trading of stock involving investor Carl Icahn, gambler Billy Walters and the golf star. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Winters construction workers identified by Yolo Sheriff

By rchang@sacbee.com (Richard Chang) Two construction workers who fell to their deaths Friday at a Winters bridge construction site were identified Saturday by the Yolo County Sheriff's Office.

Three men hug near where the bodies of two workers were recovered after they died Friday morning when their crane-hoisted lift basket fell 80 feet at a ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

American Businesses in China Feel Heat of a Cyberdispute

By By EDWARD WONG Following the Justice Department's indictment of five members of the Chinese Army on economic cyberespionage charges, Chinese government agencies are reviewing their use of IBM servers — an example of the growing threat of retaliation against U.S. companies. ...read more

Source: The New York Times