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  • Steel company fined $37K in 49ers stadium death

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — California officials have fined a steel company nearly $37,000 in connection with the death of a worker at the site of the San Francisco 49ers new stadium. Edward Lake II, a truck driver with Gerdau Reinforcing Steel West, was crushed in October by a bundle of rebar...

  • GOP senator says NLRB college sports ruling endangers women's Title IX sports

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Thursday that a recent ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director in favor of college sports unionization is a threat to college athletics in general and to women's sports under Title IX in particular. In a joint speech on the Senate floor,...

  • Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very good job preparing for the tournament. With only two months before the opener, there are serious concerns about the country's readiness. Doubts remain...

  • Northwestern University appeals NLRB's college athlete unionization ruling

    Northwestern University has formally requested that the National Labor Relations Board overrule and reverse a decision by one of its regional directors that said the school's athletes were really employees and therefore had the right to unionize. "While we respect the NLRB process, we disagree...

  • Wednesday deadline in Northwestern athletes case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University faces a Wednesday deadline to appeal a ruling by the Chicago-region director of the National Labor Relations Board that its football players are employees of the school and therefore entitled to unionize. Northwestern, based in Evanston, Ill., has...

  • Final Four floor originated in tiny Michigan town

    AMASA, Mich. (AP) — Workers in a tiny Michigan town toiled to produce the hardwood floor on which Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin will try to produce their shining moment. The floor being used for the Final Four games on Saturday and the national championship game on Monday, all...

  • Manager: Schumacher has 'moments of consciousness'

    GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Michael Schumacher is now showing "moments of consciousness and awakening," more than three months after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident, the retired Formula One star's manager said Friday. Schumacher, 45, fell while skiing in France on Dec. 29 and...

  • Olympic athletes get their White House moment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at their performances. "I don't know how you guys...

  • Ford now votes 'yes' to congratulating Olympians

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford got a second chance to vote on congratulating Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes. This time, he voted yes. A day after he said he mistakenly cast the sole "no" vote on the measure, the City Council allowed him to vote again. Ford's initial no vote...

  • Red Sox star David Ortiz: Samsung for Obama selfies, iPhone for promoting Obamacare

    Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz snapped a "selfie" with President Obama on Tuesday using a Samsung phone, which was quickly retweeted by Samsung's Twitter account.

  • College athletes take labor cause to Capitol Hill

    Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

  • Obama's Red Sox diss: 'The White Sox next year!'

    The World Series champion Boston Red Sox heard a lot of praise of “Boston Strong” and the “Red Sox Nation” at the White House on Tuesday, but in the end, President Obama, a Chicago White Sox fan, wasn't wishing the world champs another victory. “May the best Sox win” is how Obama...

  • White House: Opening Day holiday 'outside our strike zone'

    Responding to an online petition to make Opening Day a national holiday, the White House on Monday said President Obama didn't have the authority to give baseball diehards what they wanted.

  • In his new book, George Will recounts a century of suffering for Cubs fans

    In George Will's wonderful new book A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred, a "sometimes terrible truth" appears on page 156: "[Being] a sports fan is a physical condition as well as a psychological condition." Draw your own conclusions, but the obvious one is that...

  • Unions for college athletes a question for NLRB

    The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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