April 17, 2008 |
Pat Riley, coach and president of the NBA-worst 15-67 Miami Heat, said Wednesday that he will decide after a meeting next week with owner Micky Arison whether he will return to the sidelines through the end of the 2009-10 season as he promised last summer. Riley, 63, became coach of the Heat for the second time 21 games into the 2005-06 season, leading the Heat to that season's NBA title.
July 21, 1994 |
The Clinton Administration retreated Wednesday from its efforts to control the method of scrambling private communications on the information superhighway when it said the federal standard will apply only to telephone conversations, not to computer exchanges. The announcement is a significant victory for the U.S. computer software industry.
November 28, 2000 |
A recount began Monday in the closest Senate race in the country, with the outcome determining whether the chamber will be split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats for the first time in a century. In totals released last week, Democrat Maria Cantwell, a dot-com millionaire, apparently defeated Republican Sen. Slade Gorton by 1,953 votes, or 0.08% of the 2.4 million ballots cast. Under Washington law, a recount is automatic when an election margin is less than 0.5%.
August 2, 2006 |
Executive pay has become an issue in a U.S. Senate race. Emma Schwartzman, great-great-granddaughter of Safeco Corp. founder C.D. Stimson, on Tuesday sued the insurer's former chief executive, Michael McGavick, saying he wasn't entitled to as much as $28 million in severance pay when he quit last year to run for a Senate seat in Washington. The suit, which also names Safeco directors, was filed on behalf of Safeco shareholders in federal court in Seattle.
June 18, 2013 |
Tom Wheeler, a veteran lobbyist nominated last month to become chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said he is ready to make the transition from Washington insider to public servant. "My client will be the American public," Wheeler told the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday afternoon during his confirmation hearing. A former head of the cable television and the cellular telephone trade associations, Wheeler said the FCC needs to be aggressive in "promoting and protecting competition.
November 27, 2012 |
The six senators representing the West Coast states of California, Oregon and Washington are sending a letter to U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. today, calling for an investigation into possible manipulation of the gasoline market by refineries that serve the region. In the letter the senators say an investigation is needed to determine whether false or misleading information was used to create a perception of a fuel supply shortage. That might have helped boost fuel prices, the senators say. In California, the price of a gallon of regular gasoline hit a new record of $4.671 a gallon last month.