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 16th, 2014 - Local News
PLAINWELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead following a crash involving a wrong-way driver on an Allegan County roadway after sheriff's deputies tried to stop the motorist.
Apr 15th, 2014 - Local News
Mlive -- Eric John Knysz, the convicted murderer of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II, has attempted suicide and is “on a ventilator at this time,” First Lt. Chris McIntire of t...
Apr 16th, 2014 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation designed to speed up adoptions.
One bill shortens to three months from six months the time needed for finalizing the adoption of a ch...
Apr 15th, 2014 - State News
— Flood warnings are in effect along rivers in a wide swath of Michigan's Lower Peninsula as rising water from heavy rain and snow melt-off threatens some homes.
The National Weather Service repo...
Apr 16th, 2014 - National News
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that happened before its 2009 bankruptcy.
The automaker's strategy is in ...
Apr 15th, 2014 - National News
— Between 2:30 and 3 o'clock this afternoon, a flag-raising ceremony and a moment of silence will be held at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to mark the one-year anniversary of the explosions...
Apr 16th, 2014 - International News
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two people are confirmed dead, but officials in South Korea fear the death toll could get much higher following the sinking of a ferry off the southern coast.
Apr 15th, 2014 - International News
JERUSALEM (AP) — Families across Israel have gathered for Passover meals commemorating the liberation of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt as described in Scripture. In Judaism, it's called ...
Apr 16th, 2014 - Sports News
(AP) — Michigan State forward Branden Dawson is staying for his senior season.
The school announced Dawson's decision Tuesday.
He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. The 6-foot-6 ...
Apr 15th, 2014 - Sports News
— US swimmer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement and will take part in an event in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26, with an eye on possibly competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The last time th...
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...