January 31, 2014 |
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that the league is working to persuade a federal judge that a proposed $765-million concussion settlement will work the way it was intended. "The No. 1 thing for us right now is to get the money in place so that we can help the players and their families if they need it, and that is our priority," Goodell said during his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference, which was held at a midtown theater. U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody this month denied preliminary approval of the proposed settlement between the NFL and more than 4,500 retired players because of concerns the money will be insufficient over the life of the deal.
January 30, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, a 30-year Navy veteran, to head the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, officials said Thursday. If confirmed by the Senate, Rogers will take over an intelligence agency battered by leaks of classified documents from former contractor Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance and intelligence gathering programs at home and abroad. Rogers, a Chicago-area native who now commands Navy cyber operations, would replace Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is retiring.
January 16, 2014 |
The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You. " Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something only Sgt. Preston of the Yukon might enjoy, Sundance has come up with an electronic system this year that, at least in theory, "allows you to sign up for a wait list number from virtually anywhere....
December 27, 2013 |
First Andy Murray hired former multiple major tournament winner Ivan Lendl to his coaching team and won the Olympics, U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Then Novak Djokovic announced that he would work with Boris Becker. Now Roger Federer, fading at the age of 32, is trying to pump up his career by adding multiple majors winner Stefan Edberg to his team, starting at the Australian Open. Federer, who already has a record 17 major titles, made the announcement on his Facebook page. Last October, Federer split with former coach Paul Annacone, who coached Pete Sampras to his last U.S. Open title.
December 19, 2013 |
Entertainment industry executive Roger Birnbaum and his wife, Pamela, have sold their Beverly Hills home for $13 million. Built in 2006, the nearly 7,200-square-foot contemporary farmhouse was a project of former talent manager and high-end remodeler Sandy Gallin. The Birnbaums bought the house in 2007 for $16.5 million. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house sits behind gates on close to a half-acre with a swimming pool and gardens. The two-story living room has sliding glass doors that open to a covered veranda and outdoor fireplace.
December 18, 2013 |
A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington was expected to announce the selections Wednesday morning. FOR THE RECORD: National Film Registry: In the Dec. 18 Calendar section, an article about 25 films named to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry said that Sandy Dennis was nominated for an Oscar for 1966's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"