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  • Mesa Water board members increase their meeting pay by 10%

    April 14, 2017 9:20 PM 24

    With no discussion Thursday, Mesa Water District board members boosted their own pay by 10% to $264 per meeting. The board approved the increase on a 3-2 vote, with President Ethan Temianka and Vice President Jim Atkinson opposed. The higher rate of pay will go into effect July 1. None of the district’s five board members discussed their votes during

  • WATCH: Slam-dunk eagle breaks hole forcing repairs at 2017 Masters on Sunday

    April 9, 2017 6:46 PM 13

    This shot from Russell Henley could not have been more perfect AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Russell Henley was 2 over par through the first 54 holes of the 2017 Masters, but he has Sunday’s early contender for the highlight of the day after he broke the lip of the cup on the fifth hole with this slam-dunk eagle. The groundskeepers had to be brought out after Henley

  • Mark Williams to face Zhao Xintong in Snooker World Championship qualifying

    April 3, 2017 10:25 AM 34

    Two-time world champion Mark Williams will face China's world number 84 Zhao Xintong in the World Championship first qualifying round on Saturday. Williams, 42, was forced to qualify after he was defeated by Mark Selby on Sunday in the final of the China Open. He will be one of 14 Welsh players who will have to win three qualifying rounds at Ponds Forge

  • Iraq's parliament bans Kurdish flag in Kirkuk

    April 1, 2017 9:50 PM 42

    MPs reverse a decision to raise the Kurdistan flag alongside the Iraqi flag on public buildings in Kirkuk city. Iraq's parliament has rejected a decision to raise the Kurdistan flag alongside the Iraqi flag on public buildings and institutions in Kirkuk city. Iraqi MPs voted in favour of displaying only the Iraqi flag on Kirkuk's buildings on Saturday

  • Man sentenced in DUI crash that killed wife as they had sex

    March 31, 2017 9:08 PM 46

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A South Florida man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed his wife as they had sex. The Palm Beach Post reports that 33-year-old Matthew Notebaert was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in February to vehicular homicide and driving under the influence after prosecutors agreed to drop a manslaughter

  • North Carolina Eligible to Be ACC Championship Host After Bathroom Law Repealed

    March 31, 2017 8:20 PM 27

    Following the repeal of House Bill 2 in North Carolina, the ACC announced Friday that it will once again consider holding events in the state. According to the Associated Press, the league Council of Presidents voted in favor of ending its ban. The ACC Championship Game in football is set to return to Charlotte in 2017, and the women's basketball tournament

  • Laptop ban: Qatar Airways to loan laptops during flights

    March 31, 2017 2:56 PM 33

    Qatar Airways has said it is offering a laptop loan service to US-bound passengers to overcome a US ban on electronic devices on some flights. The offer to business class travellers is the latest attempted workaround by affected airlines. It covers inbound flights on nine airlines operating out of 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey

  • Treasury Auctions Set for the Week of March 27

    March 26, 2017 10:17 PM 27

    The Treasury’s schedule of financing this week includes Monday’s regular weekly auction of new three- and six-month bills and an auction of four-week bills on Tuesday. At the close of the New York cash market on Friday, the rate on the outstanding three-month bill was 0.44 percent. The rate on the six-month issue was 0.56 percent, and the rate on the four-week

  • Trump Hits Colin Kaepernick at Kentucky Rally

    March 21, 2017 1:59 AM 15

    President Trump took aim at former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Monday, claiming teams do not want to sign him because of his refusal to stand for the national anthem. Trump veered off script during a campaign rally in Louisville, Ky., and appeared to claim credit for the player’s free-agent status. “There was an article today

  • Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown to visit Washington, D.C., budget chief criticizes Trump spending plan

    March 20, 2017 6:41 PM 23

    California shouldn't invest in companies that build President Trump's border wall, lawmakers say Three state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require California’s pension funds to divest from any company involved in building President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Assembly Bill 946 from Assemblymen Phil Ting (D-San Francisco)