September 23, 2013 |
A man who was missing and presumed dead after Colorado's historic flooding has turned up alive, officials said Monday. The 46-year-old man from Drake, north of Boulder, had been spotted in his cabin just before floodwaters claimed it, Larimer County sheriff's spokesman John Schulz said. "He told us that he was able to climb out of a window just prior to the home being washed away," Schulz said. Officials also said Monday that of the 1,200 people unaccounted for after floods deluged Colorado this month, only six remained missing.
September 21, 2013 |
Vice President Joe Biden, in the Mexican capital Friday for meetings with top government officials and business leaders, said he was glad to be focusing on trade rather than on security issues and argued that an economically prosperous Mexico would strengthen the economy of the United States. Biden said that his visits to Mexico as a senator in previous decades were "mostly about security issues -- mostly about drugs, mostly about immigration. And finally -- finally -- we have reached the point we should have reached a long time ago, I think ... where we're looking at the relationship as partners.
September 15, 2013 |
INDIANOLA, Iowa - Vice President Joe Biden affixed himself to President Obama's record Sunday in a possible nod toward a third White House bid, saying the middle-class recovery would be the bellwether for the administration's success. Speaking at an annual political gathering that draws the state's Democratic stalwarts, Biden repeatedly cited what he called his "seamless" partnership with Obama, accentuating an aspect of his resume that didn't exist in 1988 and 2008, when he previously sought the presidency.
September 9, 2013 |
The Clippers on Monday promoted Seth Burton to vice president of communications to replace Joe Safety, who resigned in June after 20 years with the organization. Burton, who is entering his eighth season with the Clippers, previously served as director of communications and assistant director of communications. Burton, 36, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the communications department and serve as the team's primary media contact, among other duties. In a related move, Dennis Rogers has been promoted to director of communications and digital media, responsible for shaping and implementing strategic changes on the team website and social media platforms while also facilitating interviews and media requests.
August 22, 2013 |
Lakers guard Steve Blake has been named as a vice president on the National Basketball Players Assn. Executive Committee. Welcome #thenbpa two newest Executive Committee members VP @SteveBlake5 @ATolliver44 !!! #nbpa2013 - NBPA (@TheNBPA) August 22, 2013 Meeting in Las Vegas, the union voted Clippers all-star Chris Paul as president, replacing Derek Fisher of the Oklahoma City Thunder, whose term expired. Free agent Roger Mason was named first vice president.
August 21, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The son of Vice President Joe Biden will return home to Delaware on Thursday after undergoing a “successful procedure” at a Houston hospital, the vice president's office said Wednesday. Beau Biden, the vice president's eldest son and Delaware's attorney general, has been undergoing medical tests in Houston this week to determine the cause of what was described as “an episode of disorientation and weakness that he experienced while on vacation.” According to the Delaware attorney general's office, Biden was admitted to Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago last week after he felt disoriented following a long drive to Indiana on family vacation.
July 30, 2013 |
Penn State's ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered by a Harrisburg, Pa., judge Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of a cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Prosecutors showed enough evidence during a two-day preliminary hearing to warrant a trial for ex-president Graham Spanier , former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley , District Judge William Wenner concluded. Wenner called it "a tragic day for Penn State University.
July 22, 2013 |
NEW DELHI, India - Vice President Joe Biden arrived in India on Monday afternoon, the first U.S. vice president to visit in decades. The four-day visit is designed to strengthen ties and lay the groundwork for a planned summit between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Obama this fall in Washington. After meeting senior Indian officials in the capital of New Delhi, the vice president will travel to Mumbai, the nation's financial hub, to deliver a speech urging both sides to boost economic ties well beyond the current $100 billion in annual U.S. - India trade.
July 16, 2013 |
Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, dove headlong into her first run for political office Tuesday, announcing an unusual bid to unseat Wyoming's incumbent Republican senator, Mike Enzi. Cheney, 46, who moved from Virginia to Wyoming last year to assay a possible run, made her intentions known in a six-minute YouTube video released 30 minutes after Enzi declared his intentions to seek a fourth term. The Republican lacerated President Obama and “his liberal allies” - after going on at some length about her family's deep Wyoming roots - but never mentioned the name of her opponent, a reliable and well-liked conservative.
July 15, 2013 |
Ron Hextall , the legendary Philadelphia Flyers goaltender who has been the Kings' vice president/assistant general manager for seven years, is returning to Philadelphia as the team's assistant GM/director of hockey operations. Although the move might appear to be lateral, there is speculation that Hextall, 49, could ultimately replace Flyers GM Paul Holmgren . Under Kings GM Dean Lombardi , Hextall was highly thought of as an executive, serving as a liaison to the club's top minor league team, the Manchester (N.H.)