July 10, 2013 |
Davy Arnaud, captain of the Montreal Impact, recently received a death threat after his mistake led to a loss, leading his club and Major League Soccer to file a report with Montreal police. Arnaud lost control of the ball in a home game June 29 against the Colorado Rapids, who won, 4-3, in stoppage time. Colorado's Chris Klute stole the ball from Arnaud, setting in motion a counterattack that led to the winning goal by Tony Cascio. Arnaud took full responsibility for the decisive play.
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July 5, 2013 |
The 380,000-member International Union of Operating Engineers likes to tout a history stretching back to the 1890s of bringing skilled labor to construction projects and the operations of large buildings across the nation. But a group of dissident members from the southern reaches of California and Nevada say that proud record has been tainted by union bosses they allege have engaged in embezzlement, kickbacks and intimidation. The insurgents are members of two of the union's biggest units, Locals 12 and 501, which represent a total of nearly 30,000 workers.
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June 2, 2013 |
WATSONVILLE, Calif. - She introduced herself as Sarani Hernandez and said in Spanish that she needed help. She took a seat in the lobby of the police station. Officer Elizabeth Sousa was asked to talk to her. It was a quiet morning a few days after Thanksgiving. She listened as the woman began telling the story of an abduction. Her two boys were being held in Juarez, Mexico, she said; they were U.S. citizens. Hernandez opened her cellphone to a picture of Edwin and Angel, sent as evidence they were still alive.
May 2, 2013 |
The death of an Indian prisoner attacked behind bars in Pakistan set off an uproar Thursday, as protests erupted and the Indian government demanded justice in the politically sensitive case. Sarabjit Singh had spent more than two decades in Pakistani prisons after being convicted of spying and carrying out a string of deadly bombings. His family claimed he had accidentally strayed into Pakistan and was wrongfully convicted. After Singh was brutally attacked by other inmates Friday, his family and the Indian government pleaded for him to be returned to his homeland for medical treatment.
March 13, 2013 |
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has found a new team to play for next season: ESPN. Lewis said Tuesday that he has been hired by the network to be an analyst for NFL games on ESPN radio and TV. "ESPN is such a big part of how fans watch and experience sports, especially the NFL, so I'm excited to join their team," Lewis said. "I'm ready to bring the same level of passion to this next phase of my life as I brought to the field during my years as a player. I can't wait to work with my new teammates, many of whom I've already known for years.
March 13, 2013 |
Note to Mark Mihal: That's not what they mean by a hole in one. Mihal was playing golf with some friends at Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill., on Monday. On the 14th fairway, Mihal was trying to gauge the distance from his ball to the hole when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed him. Mihal fell 18 feet, getting a few bruises and a dislocated shoulder. “I felt the ground start to collapse and it happened so fast that I couldn't do anything,” Mihal said. “I reached for the ground as I was going down and it gave way, too. It seemed like I was falling for a long time.