Monthly archives: January, 2017

Harley puts the brakes on Pres. Trump visit amid concerns over protests

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will not head to Milwaukee for a previously scheduled visit of a Harley-Davidson factory after the company decided it wasn’t comfortable hosting him amid planned protests, an administration official said Tuesday.
Trump had been scheduled to tour the factory Thursday where he also planned to sign executive orders related to American manufacturing.
Large protests have been in the works in recent days, particularly in light of Trump’s executive order issuing an immigration ban.
It was the threat of protests, and not Trump’s planned signing of executive orders, that made Harley-Davidson uncomfortable, the official said.
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Sports ownership group officially files to bring MLS team to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — The seeds of a budding I-70 soccer rivalry may have just been planted, as an ownership group out of St. Louis formally submitted an application for an expansion team in Major League Soccer.
SC STL filed the application and accompanying paperwork with MLS Commissioner Don Garber and MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott on Tuesday.
The St. Louis team’s plan hinges largely on the construction of a new 20,000-seat stadium to be built in Downtown St. Louis. St. Louis lawmakers proposed a measure on Monday that would ask voters in April if they would agree to providing financial support for the new soccer park, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.
That plan would have to get past Mo. Governor Eric Greitens, who announced earlier this month that he would not support state funding for stadiums.
“It is a privilege to represent St. Louis in the effort to bring Major League Soccer to the city,” SC STL lead owner and chairman Paul Edgerley said in a statement. ..

Man who advertised for fishing buddy after his pal died, receives thousands of applicants

A 75-year-old man in Australia who posted a precious personal ad online was stunned by the number of responses he received.
Ray Johnstone posted an ad on Gumtree looking for a “fishing mate” after his friend passed away.
He described himself as a “widowed pensioner” and included a selfie.
The widowed Sth Aus pensioner who took to Gumtree to find a fishing mate, after his friend died, has had more than 55,000 applications! pic.twitter.com/99XHqsjwXM
— Triple M Brisbane (@TripleMBrisbane) January 30, 2017
Johnstone listed himself as “free” and his condition as “used.”
He encouraged anyone interested to contact him to arrange a meeting to “see if we could get along with each other.”
The endearing ad hooked people across the country and around the world, and people shared it on social media with the hashtag #illfishwithray.
I’m not crying, you’re crying. #illfishwithray https://t.co/jNknqoHkhU
— Liz Finnegan (@TheGingerarchy) January 30, 2017
Hey Ray from Gumtree! Come to #Canada..

KU player Lagerald Vick likely hit female student, report says

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas found that sophomore basketball player Lagerald Vick likely committed domestic violence against a female student in 2015 but it is unclear if Vick was punished.
The Kansas City Star reports the university’s Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access recommended two years of school probation for Vick after investigating a report that that Vick hit the female in the arm more than once and kicked her in the face.
However, the Star says it’s unclear if Vick, a guard from Memphis, Tennessee, was ever put on probation. He has not been charged with a crime.
University officials, coach Bill Self and Vick declined to discuss the incident.
The report’s findings come at a tumultuous time for the 19-2 Jayhawks, who have recently been at the center of scrutiny off the basketball court.
Kansas forward Carlton Bragg was suspended this week from the team after being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
The paraphernalia was found Dec. 17 wh..

Drexel, Mo. residents without water due to water main break

DREXEL, Mo. — A water shortage in the town of Drexel, Mo., about 50 minutes south of Kansas City, continued into its second day on Tuesday; an inconvenience for residents and loss of income for some businesses.
The city said on its Facebook page that a house fire on Monday depleted its water tower supply to low levels. It asked people to conserve.
Then, hours later, the city said it had found a leak in a remote area and were working to fix it. The water main break apparently happened during the fire. The city says once water is fully restored, there will be a boil order.
“There are people who live in third world countries and even in our native nations that don`t even have clean water. We are blessed to be able to have water and take baths,” said Carol Nichols, a resident.
FOX 4 has a crew in Drexel, Mo., to see what effect the water issue is having on residents and businesses there. We found a Casey’s convenience store had posted a sign to tell its customers that it was having pro..

Trump to Announce Supreme Court Nominee on Facebook Live

President Trump will announce his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET — but bucking convention, he’s decided to broadcast the announcement live on Facebook. The president will announce the pick on the POTUS Facebook page starting at 8 p.m. TV news networks also will carry live coverage of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee,… Read more »
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Film Academy Fired Employee With Stage 4 Cancer, Lawsuit Alleges

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is facing a lawsuit from a former employee who says the Academy refused his requests to work from home while recuperating from cancer treatment. Rodolfo Davila, a former human resources manager, filed suit in L.A. Superior Court on Monday. Davila alleges that the Academy refused to comply… Read more »
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