Fielder facing season-ending neck surgery

Prince Fielder is expected to have neck surgery next week and miss the rest of the season. Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that the herniated disk in Fielder’s neck has gotten worse, and that Dr. Drew Dossett recommended surgery. Daniels said the...
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Donovan among 7 cuts on US World Cup roster

AP Photo/Ben Margot STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — American career scoring leader Landon Donovan is among seven players cut as the U.S. announced its 23-man World Cup roster. The 32-year-old attacker, bidding to make his fourth World Cup, was bypassed Thursday by U.S. coach Jurgen...
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Boy Scouts formally confirms Gates as president

File- In this Dec. 6, 2011 file photo former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks during a news conference in New York. The Boy Scouts of America confirmed Gates as its new president on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the organization’s annual meeting in Nashville. (AP...

More Departures From Haslam-owned Truck-stop Chain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With a year-long federal fraud investigation looming over it, the huge truck-stop chain owned by the family of the Cleveland Browns owner and Tennessee’s governor is doing some housecleaning at its highest levels. Several top executives at Pilot...

Mother Of Akron Man Killed In Crash Sues Police

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mother of a young Akron man killed in a car crash after she says police chased him at speeds of 90 mph without probable cause and left him to die has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and the officers involved. Merilyn Blackmon, 53,...
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Mark Cuban apologizes to Trayvon Martin family

AP Photo/John Shearer Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin for his choice of words in an interview regarding bigotry and prejudice. Cuban spoke about the sensitive subjects in an interview with Inc. magazine, revealing some of his own...

California counties sue over painkiller marketing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two California counties have filed a lawsuit accusing five drug companies of waging a campaign of deception to boost the sales of painkillers behind the nation’s prescription drug addiction problem. Orange and Santa Clara counties filed the suit...
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Army Corps sued over river-management approaches

FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2012 file photo, a barge powers its way up the Mississippi River in St. Louis. Environmental groups have sued the Army Corps of Engineers over the agency’s use of man-made structures meant to keep the Mississippi River navigable. The federal...

The Holocaust: We have a responsibility to remember

Michael Gerson’s call for “Teaching the Holocaust” [op-ed, May 21] was a thoughtful reminder of our responsibility and opportunity to tell the stories of this horrific chapter so history does not repeat itself. Teaching critical-thinking skills without installing a moral...

High GPA and high earnings have a common cause: effort

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