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Schools chief apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:52

FILE - June 15, 2011 file photo shows Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal in Phoenix. Huppenthal says he is the author behind several anonymous blog posts that referred to welfare recipients as "lazy pigs" and Planned Parenthood as the cause of abortions among African-Americans, and that he sincerely regrets if his comments offended anyone. The comments date back to 2011 and were posted on political blogs. They touched on issues such as education, the economy, immigration and health care. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.

Maine governor, legal chief dispute immigrant aid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:48
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills are at odds over the governor's directive to withhold aid to immigrants who can't prove they're living in the U.S. legally, and their dispute is causing confusion among Maine's cities and towns that dole out the aid.

Perelman loses Hudson News founder inheritance bid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:47
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has rejected a bid by the daughter of billionaire Revlon chairman Ronald Perelman to receive a larger slice of an inheritance from the estate of her grandfather who founded the Hudson News newsstands chain.

Analysis: Game changer or symbolic move - U.S. debates condensate exports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:47
(Reuters) - Facing a growing domestic oversupply, a U.S. crude oil producer and a pipeline company waged a quiet crusade in Washington earlier this year aimed at easing a decades-long ban on crude exports. Any company interested in exporting condensate now has a definition for what is exportable. The approvals effectively upended decades-old guidelines that condensate had to run through a refinery or a splitter before it could be shipped abroad. The Commerce Department's action could unleash as much as $6 billion a year of condensate onto the global market, analysts say.

LeBron James informs Miami Heat he will become a free agent

NBA - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:06
Superstar LeBron James informed the Miami Heat he has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract, a move that means he becomes a free agent July 1.
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Cougars add linebacker Chandler Leniu to recruiting class

WA Cougars - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:06
Chandler Leniu was called the “heart and soul” of the defense of his Southern California high school team that finished 16-0 and was ranked No. 1 nationally. Leniu had signed with California but failed to meet an academic requirement there.
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Former Cougars basketball coach Ken Bone hired at Montana

WA Cougars - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:16
Ken Bone has been hired as an assistant coach at Montana.
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Retiring WSU track coach Rick Sloan fell in love with Pullman 41 years ago

WA Cougars - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 03:22
Rick Sloan will retire as Washington State’s track and field coach after the NCAA championships, which are this week in Eugene. Sloan, who competed in the decathlon in the 1968 Olympics, came to WSU in 1973 as an assistant and has been head coach since 1994.
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Record 8 Huskies taken in MLB draft

WA Cougars - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 08:40
Seven UW players drafted Saturday after right-hander Jeff Brigham went in the fourth round Friday.
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State presidents sound off on Pac-12’s plan for future of NCAA athletics

WA Cougars - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 13:31
UW’s Michael Young, WSU’s Elson Floyd talk about the proposed 10-point plan by the Pac-12 as part of a wider push by the Big Five NCAA conference on how to govern the future of college athletics.
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For WSU, new football complex is the cat’s meow

WA Cougars - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:16
Five-story building ‘next logical step’ in restoring Cougar football program to prominence, says AD Bill Moos.
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Academic honor for WSU’s Slaybaugh

WA Cougars - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 14:46
Slaybaugh is a kinesiology major with a 4.0 grade-point average. The senior, who switched from catcher to outfielder in his final year of eligibility, was also a first-team Academic All-America selection in 2013. He started 51 of 52 games this year and was second on the team in batting average (.299
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