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NEWS

April 23, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News April 23, 2024 US government agrees to $138.7M settlement over FBI’s botching of Larry Nassar assault allegations DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is paying a $138.7 million to settle more than 100 claims that it badly mishandled allegations of sexual assault against Larry Nassar in 2015 and 2016. It was a critical time gap that allowed the sports doctor to continue preying on victims before his arrest. Nassar worked at Michigan State University and at USA Gymnastics. He’s serving decades in prison for assaulting female athletes, including Olympians. For more than a year, FBI agents in […]
April 23, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business April 23, 2024 These apps allow workers to get paid between paychecks. Experts say there are steep costs NEW YORK (AP) — More people are using so-called Earned Wage Access apps to get money to pay bills and buy groceries in between paydays. The typical user earns less than $50,000 a year, according to the Government Accountability Office, and has experienced the pinch of two years of high inflation. Proponents say the service helps those living paycheck to paycheck balance their budgets. Some consumer advocates and lawmakers say the fees and “tips” make Earned Wage Access comparable to […]
April 22, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News April 22, 2024 Israel’s military intelligence chief resigns over failure to prevent Hamas attack on Oct. 7 TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The head of Israel’s military intelligence directorate has resigned over Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, the head of Israel’s military intelligence, becomes the first senior Israeli figure to step down over the failures surrounding Hamas’ attack, which triggered the war in Gaza. It could set the stage for more resignations. Haliva said in October that he shouldered the blame for not preventing the attack, which broke through Israel’s vaunted defenses. Prime Minister Benjamin […]
April 22, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business April 22, 2024 Stock market today: Wall Street climbs to kick off a big week for earnings reports NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks have clawed back some of their losses from last week. The S&P 500 rose 0.9% Monday to recover more than a quarter of last week’s rout. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.7%, and the Nasdaq composite jumped 1.1%. Technology stocks led the way as yields stabilized in the bond market. Bank stocks were also strong following better profits than expected from Truist Financial and others. They helped offset a drop for Tesla, which […]
April 22, 2024
DR. KENNETH PEACOCK TO BE POSTHUMOUSLY RECOGNIZED AT BOONE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 4 UNDER 40 AWARDS
  BOONE, NC – As part of this week’s 8th annual 4 Under 40 Awards, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize the late Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock with its Respect Your Elder Award. This is one of five awards that will be presented during the ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, April 24th, from 5:30-7:30PM, at the historic Appalachian Theatre in Downtown Boone. This annual showcase is made possible thanks to the sponsorship support of Appalachian Commercial Real Estate. Dr. Peacock moved to Boone in 1983, beginning a 31-year career at Appalachian State University. Working his way from […]
April 19, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News April 19, 2024 Iran fires at apparent Israeli attack drones near Isfahan air base and nuclear site DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An apparent Israeli drone attack on a major air base near the central city of Isfahan activated Iranian air defenses. The strike early Friday came just days after Tehran’s unprecedented drone-and-missile assault on Israel. Speaking at the G7 meeting in Capri, Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said the U.S. received “last-minute” information from Israel about the attack on Isfahan. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken did not dispute that immediately after Tajani’s remarks, but said: […]
April 19, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business April 19, 2024 Bitcoin’s next ‘halving’ is right around the corner. Here’s what you need to know NEW YORK (AP) — Sometime in the next few days or even hours, the “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are going to take a 50% pay cut — effectively slicing new production of the world’s largest cryptocurrency in half. That could have a lot of implications, from the price of the asset to the day-to-day operations of bitcoin miners themselves. And, as with everything in the cryptoverse, the future is hard to predict. Beyond its infamous volatility, bitcoin […]
April 18, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News April 18, 2024 House leaders toil to advance Ukraine and Israel aid. But threats to oust speaker grow WASHINGTON (AP) — House congressional leaders were toiling on a delicate, bipartisan push towards weekend votes to approve a $95 billion package of foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, as well as several other national security policies. Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson this week set in motion a plan to advance the package, which has been stymied in Congress since October of last year by a bulk of GOP lawmakers resistant to approving more funding for Ukraine’s fight against […]
April 18, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business April 18, 2024 World Bank’s Banga wants to make gains in tackling the effects of climate change, poverty and war WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a full agenda for Ajay Banga as he nears the end of his first year as World Bank president. The bank and the International Monetary Fund are holding their spring meetings in Washington this week, and Banga is highlighting new initiatives to expand access to health care and electricity across the globe. He says in an Associated Press interview that the challenges of poverty, conflict and climate change are creating a perfect storm and […]
April 17, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News April 17, 2024 Senate dismisses one of two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to dismiss the first of two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the first step in ending its trial on his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats said the article, which charged Mayorkas with “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” is unconstitutional. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the articles of impeachment against Mayorkas “fail to meet the high standard of high crimes and misdemeanors.” The House narrowly voted in […]
April 17, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business April 17, 2024 Biden vows to block US Steel acquisition by a Japanese company and promises tariffs on Chinese steel PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Joe Biden has told an audience of cheering unionized steelworkers that his administration will block the acquisition of U.S. Steel by a Japanese company, potentially. And he’s calling for a tripling of tariffs on Chinese steel. The Democratic president is seeking to use trade policy to win over working-class votes in Pennsylvania, an election-year battleground. He said Wednesday that U.S. Steel “has been an iconic American company for more than a century and it […]
April 16, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News April 16, 2024 Israel’s military chief says that Israel will respond to Iran’s weekend missile attack JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military chief says Israel will respond to Iran’s weekend missile strike. But he has not elaborated on when and how. Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi said Monday that Israel is still considering its next steps and that the Iranian strike of missiles and attack drones “will be met with a response.” Halevi spoke during a visit to the Nevatim air base, which Israel says suffered light damage in the Iranian attack. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been huddling with […]
April 16, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business   April 16, 2024 Fed’s Powell: Elevated inflation will likely delay rate cuts this year WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell cautioned that persistently elevated inflation will likely delay any Fed rate cuts until later this year, opening the door to a period of higher-for-longer interest rates. “Recent data have clearly not given us greater confidence” that inflation is coming under control” and instead indicate that it’s likely to take longer than expected to achieve that confidence,” Powell said during a panel discussion. “If higher inflation does persist,” he said, “we can maintain the current level […]
April 12, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News April 12, 2024 US intelligence finding shows China surging equipment sales to Russia to help war effort in Ukraine WASHINGTON (AP) — China has surged sales to Russia of machine tools, microelectronics and other technology Moscow uses to produce missiles, tanks, aircraft and other weaponry. That’s according to two senior Biden administration officials who discussed the sensitive findings on the condition of anonymity Friday. The officials say last year 90% of Russia’s microelectronics came from China, which Russia has used in missiles, tanks and aircraft. Nearly 70% of Russia’s approximately $900 million in machine tool imports in the […]
April 12, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business   April 12, 2024 How immigrant workers in US have helped boost job growth and stave off a recession MIAMI (AP) — Millions of jobs that new immigrants have been filling in the United States appear to solve a riddle that has confounded economists for at least a year: How has the U.S. economy managed to prosper, adding hundreds of thousands of jobs, month after month, at a time when the Federal Reserve has aggressively raised interest rates — normally a recipe for a recession? It turns out that the influx of foreign-born adults vastly raised the supply […]

SPORTS

April 23, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard April 23, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE   Houston at Chi Cubs 7:40 p.m.   ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Boston at Cleveland 6:10 p.m.     Detroit at Tampa Bay 6:50 p.m.     Oakland at N-Y Yankees 7:05 p.m.     Chi White Sox at Minnesota 7:40 p.m.     Toronto at Kansas City 7:40 p.m.     Seattle at Texas 8:05 p.m.     Baltimore at L-A Angels 9:38 p.m.   ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE   Milwaukee at Pittsburgh 6:40 p.m.     Philadelphia at Cincinnati 6:40 p.m.     L-A […]
April 23, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports April 23, 2024 US government agrees to $138.7M settlement over FBI’s botching of Larry Nassar assault allegations DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is paying a $138.7 million to settle more than 100 claims that it badly mishandled allegations of sexual assault against Larry Nassar in 2015 and 2016. It was a critical time gap that allowed the sports doctor to continue preying on victims before his arrest. Nassar worked at Michigan State University and at USA Gymnastics. He’s serving decades in prison for assaulting female athletes, including Olympians. For more […]
April 22, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard April 22, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Detroit at Tampa Bay 6:50 p.m.     Chi White Sox at Minnesota 7:40 p.m.     Toronto at Kansas City 7:40 p.m.     Baltimore at L-A Angels 9:38 p.m.   Final Oakland 2 N.Y. Yankees 0   ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE   Milwaukee at Pittsburgh 6:40 p.m.     Philadelphia at Cincinnati 6:40 p.m.     Miami at Atlanta 7:20 p.m.     Arizona at St. Louis 7:45 p.m.     San Diego at Colorado 8:40 p.m.     N-Y Mets at […]
April 22, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports April 22, 2024 NFL teams often misfire on drafting QBs. But how often do they fail? And why? NFL teams are using premium draft picks on quarterbacks at an increasingly high rate. The draft this weekend is slated to be the eighth in the past nine years with at least three QBs taken in the first round. That will match the number of times that happened in the first 38 years of the common draft era. But finding a capable starter is still essentially a coin-flip proposition. Half of the first round […]
April 22, 2024
Husky Sports Schedule Week of 4-22-24
  Monday 4/22/24 Golf @ Mountain Aire (Non-Conference Match) Baseball Home vs Mount Airy (6:00)  Senior Night Softball Home vs Johnson County (5:30) Track Home (4:00)   Tuesday 4/23/24 Softball @ South Caldwell (4:30) Baseball @ South Caldwell (4:00) Soccer Home vs Watauga (4:30) Golf @ Mountain Aire (Conference Match) Tennis @ Regional Qualifier @ Hibriten High School (1:00)   Wednesday 4/24/24 Track @ South Caldwell   Thursday 4/25/24 Golf @ Brushy Mountain   Friday 4/26/24 Softball Home vs Watauga (4:30) Baseball Home vs Watauga (4:00) Soccer @ Alexander Central (4:30)   Brian Hampton Athletic Director/Assistant Principal/Head Football Coach Ashe […]
April 19, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard April 19, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE   Boston at Pittsburgh 6:40 p.m.     Chi White Sox at Philadelphia 6:40 p.m.     L-A Angels at Cincinnati 6:40 p.m.     Houston at Washington 6:45 p.m.     Texas at Atlanta 7:20 p.m.     Seattle at Colorado 8:40 p.m.     Toronto at San Diego 9:40 p.m.   ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Tampa Bay at N-Y Yankees 7:05 p.m.     Oakland at Cleveland 7:10 p.m.     Baltimore at Kansas City 7:40 p.m.     Detroit at Minnesota 8:10 […]
April 19, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports April 19, 2024 Butler, Williamson injuries are part of story for Heat-Bulls and Kings-Pelicans play-in finales MIAMI (AP) — All four teams in the finales of the NBA play-in tournament on Friday night are dealing with injury issues. Chicago goes to Miami and then Sacramento plays at New Orleans. The winner of the Bulls-Heat game meets Boston in Round 1 and the Kings-Pelicans winner meets Oklahoma City. The Heat will be without Jimmy Butler and Terry Rozier for their game against the Bulls, who had guard Alex Caruso go down to a […]
April 18, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard April 18, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE Final Tampa Bay 2 L.A. Angels 1   Final Cleveland 5 Boston 4   Final Texas 9 Detroit 7   ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE   Miami at Chi Cubs 7:40 p.m.     Arizona at San Francisco 9:45 p.m.   ___ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS   Seattle at Minnesota 7 p.m.     Vancouver at Winnipeg 8 p.m.     San Jose at Calgary 9 p.m.     Edmonton at Colorado 9:30 p.m.     Anaheim at Vegas 10 p.m.     Chicago at Los […]
April 18, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports April 18, 2024 Coyotes officially leaving Arizona for Salt Lake City following approval of sale to Utah Jazz owners TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes are officially headed to Salt Lake City. The NHL Board of Governors voted Thursday to approve a $1.2 billion sale from Alex Meruelo to Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith, clearing the way for the franchise’s move to Utah next season. The deal includes a provision for Arizona to get an expansion team if a new arena is built within the next five years. The deal will […]
April 17, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard April 17, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE   Houston 4 Atlanta 2 (Top 7th)   St. Louis 0 Oakland 0 (Top 3rd)   Cincinnati 0 Seattle 0 (Top 1st) ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Kansas City at Chi White Sox 5:40 p.m.     L-A Angels at Tampa Bay 6:50 p.m.     Cleveland at Boston 7:10 p.m.     Chicago White Sox 2 Kansas City 1 (Top 8th, 1st game)   Toronto 2 N.Y. Yankees 0 (Top 4th) Final Baltimore 4 Minnesota 2   Final Texas 5 Detroit 4   ___ NATIONAL […]
April 17, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports April 17, 2024 NBA bans Jontay Porter after gambling probe shows he shared information, bet on games The NBA has banned Toronto player Jontay Porter after a league probe found he disclosed confidential information to sports bettors and bet on games. Porter, the league said, gave a bettor information about his own health status prior to Toronto’s game on March 20. The league said another individual, known to be an NBA bettor, placed an $80,000 bet that Porter would not hit the numbers set for him in parlays through an online sports […]
April 16, 2024
2024 App State Legends Gala Set for June 21
  April 16, 2024   Media Contact: Joey Jones (jo*****@ap******.edu)   ONLINE: https://appstatesports.com/news/2024/4/16/athletics-2024-app-state-legends-gala-set-for-june-21.aspx   BOONE, N.C. – App State’s annual Legends Gala will be held Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. in the Grandview Ballroom of Kidd Brewer Stadium’s north end zone facility.   Established in 2017, the Legends Gala is a premier celebration of App State Athletics that recognizes the remarkable achievements of Mountaineers connected to App State and the High Country.   The 2024 Legends Gala: Forever a Mountaineer, presented by Double Wood Farm, will feature keynote speaker Omar Carter, as well as silent and live auctions, interactive exclusive App […]
April 16, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard April 16, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE   Atlanta at Houston 8:10 p.m.     Cincinnati at Seattle 9:40 p.m.     St. Louis at Oakland 9:40 p.m.   ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Minnesota at Baltimore 6:35 p.m.     L-A Angels at Tampa Bay 6:50 p.m.     N-Y Yankees at Toronto 7:07 p.m.     Cleveland at Boston 7:10 p.m.     Kansas City at Chi White Sox 7:40 p.m.     Detroit 1 Texas 0 (Top 5th) ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE   Colorado at Philadelphia 6:40 p.m.     San […]
April 16, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports April 16, 2024 Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese hope to carry over college momentum to the WNBA NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese and a deep WNBA draft class hope the momentum they created lifting women’s college basketball to new heights carries over to the pros. They’ll need to perform on the court for that momentum to continue at the next level and boost the league which is coming off its own strong year. The WNBA just had its most-watched season in 21 years, averaging 462,000 viewers per game across […]
April 15, 2024
FB: Four Mountaineers Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society
  April 15, 2024   Contact: Joey Jones (jo*****@ap******.edu)   Secondary contact/Lead writer: Bret Strelow (st******@ap******.edu)   ONLINE: https://appstatesports.com/news/2024/4/15/football-four-mountaineers-named-to-nff-hampshire-honor-society.aspx   BOONE, N.C. — The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame has announced that the 2024 NFF Hampshire Honor Society includes four members of App State’s football team from the 2023 season: Jackson Greene, Kaedin Robinson, Bucky Williams and Eli Wilson.   The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of veteran college football players (seniors who will graduate this spring/summer or college graduates with remaining eligibility) who have maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better while being starters or rotation contributors on the field.   In December, the list of App State Football graduates […]

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