World Cup 2014: Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez launches impassioned … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukÓscar Tabárez, the Uruguayan coach, launched an impassioned, often surreal attack on Fifa for making a “scapegoat” out of Luis Suárez, who has been banned for biting and sent home…

Coast Guard court martial alleging sexual assault underway in Miami – MiamiHerald.com

Coast Guard court martial alleging sexual assault underway in MiamiMiamiHerald.comA Coast Guard judge Friday empaneled a seven-member jury to hear a South Carolina rape case in Miami that alleges a…

Cutting torch was cause of two-alarm fire at historic Statler Hotel in … – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Morning News (blog)According to a Friday evening statement from Jason Evans, a Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman, investigators say the fire was sparked when the torch “ignited the insulation of the…

American Apparel Faces Loan Repayment – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalFor five years, American Apparel Inc. relied on Lion Capital as a lender. It took less than a week for the relationship to fall apart. Lion notified American…

Garth Ancier Counters-Sues Sex Abuse Accuser, Lawyers – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterThe NBC exec sues after accuser Michael Egan withdrew his Hawaii case –- but Egan has filed new cases in Los Angeles, and Ancier may be one of the…

The Wrap Up: Hip-Hop Wired’s Top 10 Songs Of The Week (6/27/14) [Listen] – Hip-Hop Wired

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Lake Tahoe town again puts off bear trash rules – Modesto Bee

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Silicon Valley tech startups find a second home in Ireland – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsBut Ireland’s famously low corporate tax isn’t the primary draw for startups — unlike their predecessors — because companies are taxed on their profits, which startups generally…

Event that kick-started First World War marked – BBC News

BBC NewsThe 28 June 2014 marks 100 years to the day since a young Serb nationalist shot dead the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The murder of…

Angels, Pirates swap relievers – ESPN

ESPNKANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Los Angeles Angels hope the Jason Grilli they’re getting from the Pittsburgh Pirates is the dominant version of last year rather than the struggling one…

Testimony begins in trial of Dallas officer fired over beating of handcuffed man – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Morning News (blog)A former police officer accused of beating a defenseless man he was arresting goes on trial today in Dallas. Officer Quaitemes Williams, 29, was charged with official…

Liliha Bakery pushes back opening of second Honolulu location – Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)

Liliha Bakery pushes back opening of second Honolulu locationPacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)It’s easy to go crazy for coco puffs, especially when they’re from Liliha Bakery. Unfortunately, fans of the…

PHOTOS: Where We Live: The Ghosts of Sutro Baths – San Jose Mercury News media center

PHOTOS: Where We Live: The Ghosts of Sutro BathsSan Jose Mercury News media centerA photographic tableau of the Sutro Baths ruins made for Bay Area News Group visual series Where…

Alma’s Jeff Hosler hired as new Lakers women’s soccer coach – HollandSentinel.com

Alma’s Jeff Hosler hired as new Lakers women’s soccer coachHollandSentinel.comGrand Valley State athletic director Tim Selgo hired Jeff Hosler as the third head coach in Lakers women’s soccer history. Hosler…

Review: San Francisco Symphony’s bracing ‘Peter Grimes’ – San Jose Mercury News

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A renewed push for affordable housing in Denver – The Denver Post

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‘A Chorus Line’ allows local actress to revive her role as Sheila – Park Record

‘A Chorus Line’ allows local actress to revive her role as SheilaPark Record“The whole connection to the ballet is definitely Sheila’s tender side,” the actress said. “Even though not everyone…

Pets and Wildlife Calendar: June 28 and beyond – San Jose Mercury News

Pets and Wildlife Calendar: June 28 and beyondSan Jose Mercury NewsFree. 925-973-2850. Pet Adopt-a-thon: The Oakland waterfront will welcome more than 350 adoptable animals looking for permanent homes as well…

Sale of Casino Miami Jai-Alai completed – MiamiHerald.com

Sale of Casino Miami Jai-Alai completedMiamiHerald.comFronton Holdings completed the acquisition of Casino Miami Jai-Alai on April 30, after prevailing in the auction set forth by the bankruptcy court following Florida…

Red Sox mull roster moves – ESPN

ESPNVictorino, who was examined in Boston on Thursday, is receiving treatment for discomfort in his lower back, Farrell said. In a related move, according to Farrell, hot prospect Mookie Betts…

Europe, US Give Russia Deadline on Ukraine – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIt was former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision not to sign the EU agreement in November that sparked the huge pro-Western protests that eventually led to his ouster.…

Emmy Nominations Wish List: Outstanding Guest Actor and Guest Actress, Drama – Moviefone

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Report: Kane, Toews seek $12M – ESPN

ESPNChicago Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are reportedly seeking $12 million per year — almost double their current salaries — which would set a new standard among NHL…

Bulls got the guy they wanted in McDermott – ESPN (blog)

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Vote for Oakland A’s Coliseum Extension Put Off – NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay AreaChris Dobbins, a member of the authority and Oakland Unified School District trustee, is in favor of the 10-year lease. He said the jobs generated by Oakland Raiders…

Oakland’s promise as solution to Bay Area’s housing crunch – SFGate

SFGateBut so far, only one candidate for mayor in the coming November election – Mayor Jean Quan – has listed housing construction as a top priority. Even so, her plan…

Vine Star Shawn Mendes Set For Big Debut With ‘Life Of The Party’ – Billboard

BillboardThe 15-year-old Canadian pop singer, who first gained acclaim by performing cover songs on Vine and YouTube, is set to storm onto the Billboard Hot 100 next week with his…

Supervisor wants Pinterest landlord to take care of S.F. Design Center tenants … – San Francisco Business Times (blog)

Supervisor wants Pinterest landlord to take care of S.F. Design Center tenants …San Francisco Business Times (blog)Before Pinterest would be allowed to take over the Design Center at 2 Henry…

The Hip Hop ABCs: Letter S – Creative Loafing Tampa

The Hip Hop ABCs: Letter SCreative Loafing TampaIt is nearly impossible to get a bunch of passionate hip–hop fans to agree on anything. But I tried anyhow, starting with a…

San Francisco Would Be a Better City With Twice as Many People – Slate Magazine

Slate MagazineOr consider San Francisco, one of the least-affordable major cities in the United States. San Francisco’s population is about 825,000. If it had the same population density as my…

White House Review of VA Finds ‘Corrosive Culture,’ Poor Management – Wall Street Journal

White House Review of VA Finds ‘Corrosive Culture,’ Poor ManagementWall Street JournalActing Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson and Rob Nabors, White House deputy chief of staff, told President Barack…

Jewish Food Festival in Denver celebrates sustainability, tradition – The Denver Post

Jewish Food Festival in Denver celebrates sustainability, traditionThe Denver PostBenji Elson of New Jersey jumps down from the roof of the Topsy Turvy Bus while Sonia Wilk and Jacob Chatinover…

Woman alarmed after spotting duct tape wrapped on United Airlines plane – KHOU

Woman alarmed after spotting duct tape wrapped on United Airlines planeKHOUHOUSTON—How comforting would it be to know that the plane you are on is patched up with what looks like…

Report on Veterans Affairs Finds ‘Corrosive Culture’ – Businessweek

BusinessweekAn interim report on the Veterans Affairs Department delivered to President Barack Obama found that the VA’s medical system is hobbled by management with little accountability and a “corrosive culture”…

Amy Adams gives first-class airline seat to soldier, sits in coach, passenger says – Fox News

Fox NewsAmy Adams arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP). Amy…