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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.
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BUSINESS
January 15, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Anticipation has been making Silicon Valley wait just like a Carly Simon song in a 1970s Heinz ketchup commercial. But that wait will come to an end Tuesday morning when Facebook holds a news conference at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. We're live tweeting from the event. Tweets by @jguynn Facebook last week invited the media to "come and see what we're building. " It provided no details. There has been no shortage of speculation on what Facebook might announce as investors pushed shares above $30. Shares closed at $30.95 on Monday, though analysts say the stock gains may have more to do with investors' anticipation of the company's fourth-quarter financial results due out Jan. 30 than anticipation of a major announcement at the mysterious news conference.
NEWS
June 8, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Friday prodded European leaders to take further steps to stabilize their financial system while urging Congress to act on his jobs proposals at home, twin moves that signaled rising concern in his administration about the impact of the Euro zone crisis on the tenuous economic recovery. In a White House news conference, Obama said the situation in Europe is "not simply a debt crisis," and that nations must pursue strategies for job creation, not just austerity.
SPORTS
September 11, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Alabama Coach Nick Saban addressed the Yahoo allegations that one of his star former players, D.J. Fluker, received impermissible benefits while attending college. Saban on the Yahoo article: “I didn't read the article, I just came from practice. I know [Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle] has already made comment on the story. I will say from an administrative standpoint, our people do a fantastic job. I think we have one of the best programs in what we try to do to help our players make good choices and good decisions when it comes to agents.
SPORTS
September 12, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- The hard feelings between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and his world middleweight title opponent, Sergio Martinez, spilled into their news conference Wednesday. Martinez's trainer, Pablo Sarmiento, called Chavez a "chicken," adding his slightly favored, 37-year-old fighter will "pull the head off" his opponent at the Thomas and Mack Center on Saturday. Chavez (46-0-1, 32 knockouts) lashed back at Martinez, who has called the son of the Mexican boxing legend a protected, privileged figure who will be exposed by meeting the 2010 fighter of the year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday detailed his plans to continue nursing California back to financial health, emphasizing the need to carefully guard the surplus revenue generated by the recovering economy. The governor, during a Thursday morning press conference at the Capitol, said he wants to repay $11 billion of the state's debt and stash $1.6 billion in a reserve fund. "For this year, there's very good news. Good news in the fiscal stability and resources available for the state of California," Brown said, "but also cautionary warnings that, by no means, are we out of the wilderness.
SPORTS
June 12, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter and goalie Jonathan Quick had plenty of interesting things to say during their news conference following L.A.'s 6-1 Stanley Cup-clinching victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Such as ... wait a minute, did that photographer just get whacked in the head with a Kings flag? That's hilarious! OK, sorry, what was I talking about again? Oh yeah, the news conference featuring the most valuable player of the postseason ... wait, who is that little chatterbox running, skipping and jumping all over the place?
SPORTS
January 17, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick held a news conference about the Manti Te'o controversy Wednesday night. You can watch the entire news conference above. Some highlights: Question: You said this is an online relationship, yet Manti has talked about speaking with a person he thought was Lennay. Did a person, in effect, take her position and talk to Manti as if she were his girlfriend? Swarbrick: Yeah, online and telephonic. There were lengthy, long telephone conversations.
SPORTS
December 19, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti on Thursday held his first news conference since he suffered serious injuries in a career-ending crash in October. "Sorry I haven't been in a position to chat any earlier," said Franchitti, 40, who also is a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. "Thank you, really, to everybody for all the kind wishes," he said. "It's been so nice to know that I was appreciated. " Franchitti (pronounced Fran-kee-tee), a Scottish driver of Italian descent, was injured Oct. 6 in an IndyCar street race in Houston.
SPORTS
May 2, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
There was a somewhat odd ending to the new owners' news conference Wednesday. Vin Scully was the master of ceremonies, and he was truly masterful as always. Magic Johnson was particularly effusive in his praise of Scully, noting how fortunate he was to work with Chick Hearn and now Scully. But Scully ended the proceedings in a curious manner, allowing for a personal moment. “I'm fed up,” Scully said. “I'm fed up to here. “I go back to the so-called changing of the guards.
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