Goodell Takes Questions on NFL Conduct

(CNN) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the NFL’s recent problems with domestic violence. The announcement comes on the same day the president launches a new campaign to combat sexual assault at colleges and universities. A White House official infers the NFL needs to “get a handle” on the problem. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is also … Continue reading »

Russian Company Buys Pabst Brewing

(CNN) — An iconic American beer maker will soon belong to a Russian brewer. Russian-based Oasis beverages says it’s signed a deal to acquire Pabst Brewing Company. Pabst owns a number of well-known American beer brands, including Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee, Schlitz and the Malt Liquor Colt 45. Oasis didn’t reveal the terms of … Continue reading »

Company Cited for Boston Fire

BOSTON — A huge fire that killed two Boston firefighters earlier this year is being blamed on a Massachusetts Welding Company. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found D & J Ironworks didn’t follow safety precautions, and that led to the deadly fire on March 26. In a news release, the agency said the … Continue reading »

Rock Hunter Killed in Trench Collapse

HIDDENITE, NC — An avid rock hunter was killed in a trench collapse Wednesday in North Carolina. Terry Lee Ledford was mining for emeralds when the collapsed happened. Forty firefighters and rescue workers began removing the fallen dirt from the home, which was about 60 feet wide and 30 feet deep. Ledford was found about … Continue reading »

Atlanta Home to World’s Busiest Airport

(CNN) — Atlanta is still home to the busiest passenger airport in the world, according to the latest traffic report from Airports Council International. It says 94.4 million passengers went through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2013. That is down more than 1 percent from the year before. Beijing Capital International Airport ranked second with … Continue reading »

NFL to Test for Human Growth Hormones

(CNN) — The National Football League is making changes to its policies on performance enhancing substances. The league and its players association announced the deal Wednesday. As part of the agreement, testing for human growth hormones will beginning this season. Players who test positive for a HGH, steroids or other banned stimulants will be suspended, … Continue reading »

UPS to Hire Up to 95K Seasonal Workers

(CNN) — UPS is going to make it a happy holiday for lots of people looking for work. This holiday season, the parcel delivery service plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees–that’s nearly double last year’s total of 55,000. UPS hires thousands of temporary workers each year to help deal with the annual surge … Continue reading »

NASA to Award Spacecraft Contract

(CNN) — No more hitch-hiking for American astronauts. They’ll soon have their own ride. NASA is expected to award a contract to both Boeing and SpaceX to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The U.S. has been relying on Russia to transport astronauts since the last space shuttle launch in July 2011. The private … Continue reading »

Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5B

(CNN) — Your kids aren’t the only ones going crazy over the video game Minecraft. Microsoft is buying the game’s developer Mojang for $2.5 billion. Since 2009, Minecraft has had more than 100 million downloads on the PC alone and has a huge online community around the world. Mojang says the relationship began when it … Continue reading »

New NFL Staff to Address Violence

(CNN) — Four women will help shape the NFL’s policies on domestic violence and sexual assault. League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the news in a memo to teams Monday. The group includes three experts in domestic violence who will serve as senior advisers. In addition, the NFL’s current vice president of community affairs and philanthropy … Continue reading »

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