Feb 11th, 2014 - Sports News
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Devin Logan of West Dover, Vt., won the silver medal today in women's slopestyle skiing, giving the U.S. six medals in the Sochi (SOH'-chee) Olympics. Logan's medal-winning sprint included a frontside 720-degree spin in which the 20-year-old, who is coming off a second torn ACL knee surgery, gamely held on while landing. The race took place on a warm day with a slushy course.
Canada's Dara Howell was the winner of the race with teammate Kim Lamarre getting the bronze.
In the overall medal count the Canadians are tops with nine, including four gold.
The American team now has two gold, the silver and three bronze.
Kikkan Randall of the U.S. has failed in her attempt to become the first American woman to win an Olympic cross-country skiing medal. She was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the women's individual freestyle sprint. Randall only finished fourth of six skiers in a tough heat that featured the event's defending champion. Randall, a two-time World Cup sprint champion, is also set to compete for the United States in the relay and team sprint.
When the US men's hockey team starts play it won't have general manager David Poile on hand to run things. The general manager of the Nashville Predators is recovering from surgery he needed after being hit by a puck while standing in a tunnel behind the team bench. Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero will take over as acting general manager in Sochi.
Hockey fans have been wondering if the NHL will continue to send players to the Olympics. For his part, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel says he will do everything he can to convince the NHL and its players to participate in the 2018 Olympics. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is scheduled to arrive in Russia next week to witness what might be the last Olympics with NHL players. The league and players' association haven't committed to going to South Korea for the 2018 games.
Bode Miller has begun preparations for his next event at the Olympics, the super-combined. He led the opening day of training, just days after a disappointing eighth-place finish in the downhill. The men's super-combined will take place Friday.
The head of the Sochi Olympics says there's no need to bring in stored snow to cope with the warm temperatures in the mountains. That said organizers are ready to do so if necessary. The Russians have been storing snow from previous winters up in the mountains, just in case it is needed. Over 25,000 cubic feet of snow has been stored near the mountain venues.
A check of today's remaining schedule shows the short program in women's figure skating, the men's snowboarding half-pipe final, women's speedskating, women's luge and men's and women's curling.
Apr 24th, 2014 - Local News
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old high school basketball player has died following a drive-by shooting in the western Michigan community of Muskegon Heights.
Apr 23rd, 2014 - Local News
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Officials with Consumers Energy said they're committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two ...
Apr 24th, 2014 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate has unanimously approved legislation to recognize top-notch trails as "Pure Michigan" trails and to create a mobile app for trail users.
Five bills sent ...
Apr 23rd, 2014 - State News
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February faces a court hearing Wednesday on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.
Michael Elliot is being arrai...
Apr 24th, 2014 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans incre...
Apr 23rd, 2014 - National News
DETROIT (AP) — A woman who successfully sued the University of Michigan over racial preferences says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold a state ban on using race in university admissions is...
Apr 24th, 2014 - International News
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three American physicians are dead and a U.S. nurse is wounded after an Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital.
Apr 23rd, 2014 - International News
PARIS (AP) — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.
Paris-based UNESCO says 774 mi...
Apr 24th, 2014 - Sports News
DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Semien's seventh-inning grand slam lifted the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Wednesday night.
Jose Abreu hit another long home run for the White Sox, but it w...
Apr 23rd, 2014 - Sports News
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Detroit Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Apr 8th, 2014 - Health News
LONDON (AP) — Doctors in London researching spinal cord injuries say they've had success using an experimental treatment on four patients now.
They've gotten them to stand and move their legs by ...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...