Saturday, April 18, 2015

Back on the USA Network: Sports return with NHL playoffs

NEW YORK — In the three decades since USA Network had last broadcast an NHL playoff game, just about everything in television watching changed. In that rapidly evolving world, the cable channel is again embracing the value of sports. USA aired two games as hockey’s postseason opened this week, with more coverage planned Tuesday and […]

Commissary-Exchange pairing gains steam

Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity is gaining support among policymakers inside the Department of Defense and perhaps a key congressional subcommittee, a source reports. The idea to merge all military stores under a single agency is a major recommendation of the Military […]

Signups for Friday, April 17, 2015

Editor’s note – To have an announcement run in Signups, send information to [email protected] PARADISE VALLEY WOMEN’S 18-HOLE GOLF GROUP REGISTRATION — Registration for the current season is ongoing. The group meets for play every Monday at 8 a.m. For more information, call 864-0486. RANCHO SOLANO WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB REGISTRATION — Open to women 18 […]

NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. Peterson missed most of last season while facing child abuse charges in […]

Woman who accused Winston of rape files lawsuit against him

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A former Florida State University student on Thursday filed a lawsuit against top NFL prospect Jameis Winston, saying he assaulted and raped her at an off-campus apartment in 2012. The lawsuit by Erica Kinsman, which seeks damages from the former Seminoles quarterback, was filed two weeks before the April 30 NFL draft. […]

County graduates complete basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman Kyle A. Alcantara graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Mark T. Kelley and Janette C. Alcantara of Dixon. The airman graduated in 2014 from Dixon High School. Air Force Airman Victoria J. Everett graduated from basic military training at […]

One pilot talks war to destroy Islamic State

The Department of Defense daily releases a list of U.S. and coalition airstrikes conducted in the previous 24 hours against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces across war-torn Iraq and Syria. Periodically, a news outlet will use the strike data to weigh the effort by the United States and allies in trying to use […]

Armijo graduates finish basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Maria I. Martinelli graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Martinelli is the daughter of Maria G. and Gabriel Esquivel of Fairfield. She is a 2010 graduate of Armijo High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman Tyler J. Yoakum graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Yoakum is […]

Caution flag up on easing ‘choice card’ usage

An actuarial firm under contract to the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that allowing veterans who live more than 40 miles from needed VA health care to use private sector care instead could balloon VA health care costs by as much as $46 billion a year. That blast to the VA budget is a worst-case […]

Online craft retailer Etsy preps for IPO

NEW YORK — Online crafts retailer Etsy says it expects to raise as much as $267 million from an initial public offering values the company at up to $1.78 billion. The New York company says its IPO will include 16.7 million shares, and it expects them to price at $14 to $16 each. Etsy said […]

Many trucks being driven beyond designed top speed

DETROIT — Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph […]

Buffet expected to buy dealerships

NEW YORK — Fresh off buying the nation’s fourth-largest chain of car dealers, billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he expects to buy more dealerships even as a robust auto market makes showrooms more expensive. Sitting on a panel at the NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum Tuesday, Buffett said he doesn’t worry about overpaying for a dealer. […]

San Bruno supports higher fine

SAN FRANCISCO — Officials of a San Francisco suburb hit by a deadly 2010 gas-line blast said Tuesday they support a proposal to raise the financial penalty against the utility responsible to $1.6 billion. San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane spoke in favor of a plan by the new head of the state Public Utilities Commission, […]