Posts Tagged General news

Ohio State marching band director fired

In this Nov. 19, 2013 photo, Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters poses for a photograph at the Steinbrener Band Center in Ohio Stadium before practice, in Columbus Ohio. OSU on Thursday, July 24, 2014 fired Waters amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Eamon Queeney)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a “sexualized” culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year. In fact, Zillow’s index measures how much of a typical renter’s income goes toward rent; the index is 19 percent above its historical average.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

MIAMI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims potentially worth billions of dollars against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the Veterans Administration. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing new proposals to fix a veterans health care program scandalized by long waits and falsified records covering up the delays. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans’ health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,