Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sports on TV/Local sports for Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19, 2015

Saturday’s TV sports Auto racing •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Food City 500, at Bristol, Tenn., FS1, 5:30 a.m. •NASCAR, XFINITY Series, pole qualifying for Drive to Stop Diabetes 300, at Bristol, Tenn., FS1, 6:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Food City 500, at Bristol, Tenn., FS1, 8:30 a.m. •NASCAR, […]

This date in sports history for April 18

April 18 1908 — Tommy Burns knocks out Jewey Smith in the fifth round in Paris to retain the world heavyweight title. 1959 — The Montreal Canadiens win their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup with a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth game. 1962 — Boston’s Bill Russell scores 30 points and […]

Entertainment Calendar: April 17, 2015

ART EXHIBITS Arts Benicia: Open studios preview, through May 3, open studios, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2-3; open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday during exhibitions, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, Benicia Plein Air Gallery: Iris Sabre is April’s featured artist, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 307 […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Thursday, April 16, 2015

TV sports Baseball College •Tennessee at Kentucky, SEC, 4 p.m. •Vanderbilt at South Carolina, ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. •California at UCLA, PAC12, P12BA, 7 p.m. California League •Bakersfield at San Jose, CHN, 7 p.m. MLB •Kansas City at Minnesota, MLB, 10 a.m., or Milwaukee at St. Louis, MLB, 10:30 a.m. •Miami at N.Y. Mets or Philadelphia […]

This date in sports history for April 16

April 16 1940 — Bob Feller of Cleveland defeats the White Sox 1-0 in the only opening day no-hitter in major-league history, at Chicago. 1949 — The Toronto Maple Leafs, with a 3-1 victory, sweep the Detroit Red Wings for the second straight year in the Stanley Cup finals. 1954 — The Detroit Red Wings […]

Transgender man sues loan company over sex bias claim

NEW ORLEANS — A 21-year-old transgender man says in a sex discrimination lawsuit that he was forced to leave his job at a Mississippi-based loan company once officials there found out he was born a woman but dressed and acted like a man. Tristan Broussard filed suit on Monday against First Tower Loan LLC., a […]

Volatile start to year in markets could help bank profits

NEW YORK — Wild swings in the stock, bond and currency markets in the first three months of the year are likely to translate into bigger profits for big U.S. banks, analysts say. Investors will get quarterly results from the nation’s major banks in the next two weeks, including Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, […]

Gondola would create 1 of largest US ski areas near Tahoe

RENO, Nev. — A resort operator announced plans Monday to build a high-speed gondola connecting two Lake Tahoe slopes and creating one of the largest ski areas in the country. The gondola will link Alpine Meadows with Squaw Valley, which hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics and later slipped in positions after the development of major […]

Now if you buy a Sprint phone you can get it set up at home

A new customer strategy for Sprint: Phone setup in your house. Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint Corp. has been trying to draw subscribers from its bigger rivals, Verizon and AT&T. Meanwhile, the No. 4 carrier, T-Mobile, is winning customers through discounts and other programs. Sprint’s home service starts Monday in Kansas City for customers who are […]

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US budget deficit expanded slightly in fiscal first half

WASHINGTON — The deficit through the first half of the budget year ran slightly above last year’s pace, with the March imbalance up $16 billion over a year ago. The Treasury Department said Monday that the March deficit came to $52.9 billion compared to a deficit of $36.9 billion in March 2014. Through the first […]

Airline passengers have more to complain about, report finds

DALLAS — Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it’s a fact. More flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines, government data shows. Dean Headley, a marketing professor at Wichita State and one of the co-authors […]

Artist Britto sues Apple, design firm over use of art, style

MIAMI — Artist Romero Britto is suing Apple Inc. and a design firm in federal court, accusing them of misusing his color-splashed images and distinctive style in marketing campaigns. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from Cupertino, California-based Apple and the design duo Craig Redman of New York and Karl Maier of London, whose company is […]

USTelecom files suit against government’s new Internet rules

NEW YORK — A legal fight against the Federal Communications Commission’s new Internet traffic rules has begun with a suit by the United States Telecom Association, an industry group that represents companies including AT&T and Verizon. The FCC’s rules were approved in February and uphold the principle of net neutrality — that online content be […]

Russia detains hackers accused of using Nazi imagery in hits

LONDON — Russian officials say they have detained five hackers responsible for the theft of roughly $1 million from banks in Russia and Ukraine, breaking up a group dubbed “cyberfascists” for its predilection for Nazi imagery. Cybersecurity company Group-IB, which was involved in the investigation, says the Siberia-based attackers used a homebrewed program called “The […]