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October 6, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
The White House announced that President Obama will hold a news conference Thursday morning in the East Room at 11 a.m. EDT / 8 a.m. PDT. It will be the president's first news conference since early September. The central topic is expected to be Obama's $447-billion jobs plan, known as the American Jobs Act, as well as the overall state of the global and American economies. The president has spent weeks crisscrossing the country to rally public support for the plan. The Senate may vote on it as early as next week.
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WORLD
April 27, 2014 | Sergei L. Loiko
They sat at a long table, appearing tense and tired Sunday as they looked over the heads of gathered journalists toward the armed, masked men in unmarked uniforms sitting at the back of the nearly empty auditorium. Then the leader of the unsmiling group on stage spoke. They were “guests” of self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, “a man of honor” at whose initiative they were holding this news conference in “this bizarre situation,” said Col. Axel Schneider, a German.
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NEWS
November 14, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas
It's a sore point for some members of the White House press corps. When President Obama holds a news conference, he allots a certain amount of time for questions, working off a list of reporters he intends to call on. If he taps a reporter who proceeds to ask two, three or four questions, there's less time available to call on someone else. In that sense, a presidential news conference is a zero sum game. Since Obama took office, a pattern has emerged: Not all that many reporters get to ask questions.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
Militant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Friday apologized for his comments published this week on African Americans and slavery but refused to back off from his intended point that the federal government was too powerful, saying that his remarks came “from the heart.” In a daily news conference from his ranch in Bunkerville, north of Las Vegas, the 67-year-old rancher, who is in a prolonged battle with federal officials over grazing rights...
SPORTS
December 10, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - After an awkward October news conference in which Don Mattingly practically threatened to quit if he didn't get a contract extension, Dodgers President Stan Kasten tried to explain away Mattingly's comments as the result of a misunderstanding between the manager and front office. Kasten didn't offer any details at the time, saying he would let Mattingly explain what happened. Mattingly had his first chance to do so at baseball's winter meetings Tuesday and decided not to. “At this point, it's not worth talking about,” Mattingly said.
NEWS
March 5, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama will hold his first news conference in more than three months on Tuesday, the latest curious bit of counterprogramming by the White House tied to the Republican race for president. Tuesday, of course, is Super Tuesday in the GOP's nomination fight -- the biggest day of voting yet. Ten states hold caucuses and primaries with more than 400 delegates at stake, or more than a third of the total a candidate needs to clinch the nomination. Last week when Michigan Republicans were casting their votes, Obama spoke to a United Auto Workers gathering in Washington.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce two new citywide tech initiatives during a Google+ Hangout news conference Wednesday afternoon. During the video chat -- the mayor's first-ever news conference using Google+ Hangout -- Villaraigosa is expected to announce the first major redesign of the City of Los Angeles' website . The mayor's office also says it will "unveil an exciting new tech addition for Angelenos to enjoy. " The new website features social media connectivity, online 311 services and a directory of city services.
SPORTS
September 13, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Jim Calhoun, who led the Connecticut men's basketball team to three national titles over 26 seasons, reportedly will announce his retirement today. Calhoun, 70, has recently struggled with health problems, including a fractured hip that needed surgery. Before that injury, he fought off cancer three times and suffered a painful spinal condition last season that forced him to miss eight games. Multiple sources are reporting the coach plans to announce his retirement at a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. Calhoun, a Hall of Fame coach, has a career record of 873-380, including 625 wins with Connecticut.
SPORTS
March 20, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The Denver Broncos have called a news conference for noon PDT today, presumably to introduce Peyton Manning as their new quarterback. On Monday, Manning instructed his agent to negotiate a deal with the Broncos, with the four-time Most Valuable Player having chosen them over Tennessee and San Francisco. Manning is expected to command a contract in the neighborhood of $95 million over five years. The Denver Post reported today that Manning was considering calling Frank Tripucka, the first quarterback in Broncos history, to request the use of jersey No. 18. That was Tripucka's number, which the club had retired.
NEWS
November 8, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger and Robin Abcarian
The women whose complaints Herman Cain attacked in a news conference Tuesday are planning to counter with a news conference of their own, attorneys for the women said Tuesday night. "My client has decided to hold a joint news conference with as many of the women who complained of sexual harassment by Herman Cain as will participate," said Joel P. Bennett, the Washington lawyer for Karen Kraushaar, whose harassment claims against Cain got the current controversy rolling after a report of it appeared last week in Politico.
NATIONAL
April 18, 2014 | By John M. Glionna and Paresh Dave
Police on Friday identified a suspect in a string of at least a dozen random vehicle shootings on Kansas City, Mo., highways that since early March have wounded three motorists and caused driver angst on the freeways of the Midwestern city. In a midday news conference attended by local, state and federal officials, authorities named Mohammed Pedro Whitaker as the elusive shooter. The man has been charged with 18 felonies involving nine separate shootings. He is being held in lieu of $1-million bail.
NATIONAL
April 17, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Police have arrested a man linked to a series of apparently random highway shootings that have terrorized drivers in the Kansas City area, officials said Thursday evening. Officers swarmed a home in Grandview, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, and towed away a green Dodge Neon with Illinois plates after apprehending the suspect Thursday. Police Chief Darryl Forte would not confirm the man's name or whether he was the only one suspected of carrying out a least a dozen shootings near a tangle of freeway interchanges known to local residents as the "Grandview Triangle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and rapper Jay Z are set to appear Wednesday outside City Hall for what is expected to be an announcement on the two-day Budweiser Made in America music festival planned for Labor Day weekend in Grand Park. Garcetti sent an advisory saying the news conference will be attended by Budweiser Vice President Brian Perkins, along with county Supervisor Gloria Molina and City Council President Herb Wesson. The prospect of a major concert drawing as many as 50,000 people to the heart of downtown had raised red flags for Councilman Jose Huizar , who warned that street closures and beer sales could create "a nightmare" for downtown residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
The killings of two Lincoln Heights women whose bodies were discovered near freeways have been linked through forensic evidence, prompting police on Tuesday to announce a $50,000 reward in the hopes that someone will come forward with information. The body of Michelle Lozano , 17, was found April 25, 2011, along Interstate 5 near the Cesar Chavez Avenue exit, Los Angeles Police Capt. William Hayes said at a news conference. Lozano was last seen the day before at about 4 p.m. on North Broadway near Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, said LAPD Det. Jay King.
WORLD
April 4, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry signaled Friday that he may scale back his intense effort to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace in view of the two sides' “unhelpful actions” in recent days. With the parties at an impasse, Kerry said it was “reality-check time” because "there are limits to the amount of time and effort that the United States can spend if the parties themselves are unwilling to take constructive steps in order to be able to move forward.” Though neither side has called off the talks, “we are not going to sit there indefinitely,” Kerry said during a news conference in Morocco, where he stopped at the end of a weeklong trip to the Middle East and Europe.
WORLD
April 3, 2014 | By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine -- Security details and special police with the government of Ukraine's then-President Viktor Yanukovich were responsible for the deaths of protesters shot in February, officials with the nation's interim leadership said Thursday. Three riot police officers were formally arrested and nine others detained overnight on suspicion of carrying out sniper fire that killed scores of people in Kiev on Feb. 20 during violent clashes between protesters and police, acting Prosecutor General Oleh Mahnitsky said at news conference in the capital while discussing preliminary results of the new government's investigation.
WORLD
March 25, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- President Obama disputed the idea that Russia is the United States' No. 1 geopolitical foe, dismissing Moscow as a “regional power” and arguing that the invasion of Crimea “indicates less influence, not more.” A greater threat to American national security is the prospect of a “nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan,” Obama said as he brushed off a question about whether Republican Mitt Romney had been prescient...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The mayor and other city officials are set to formally announce Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to their request to perform a management practices audit on the Police Department. The audit is meant to "help restore public trust" in the department following two recent cases of allegations that officers assaulted women while on duty. One officer has been charged, a second is being investigated. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Atty. Jan Goldsmith and Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman are set for a news conference at the U.S. attorney's office to discuss the audit, which was first requested by Zimmerman's predecessor, Bill Lansdowne.
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