Headlines on 2017-11-14

  • Proposed Spa City charter appears headed toward defeat

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> After the Saratoga County Board of Elections counted over 500 absentee ballots Tuesday, it appears a slim majority of voters in Saratoga Springs decided to keep the current form of city government. The unofficial results of the charter referendum for Saratoga Springs show 4,458 voted against the proposed charter for Saratoga Springs, while 4,448 voted to adopt the council-manager form of government - just a 10-vote difference in the contentious race.

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  • Kyrie doesn't mask feelings: Clear better for all

    Kyrie Irving gave an assist to the clear mask he played with Tuesday night for helping him find teammates to pass to. "The difference with the black mask is that (teammates are) not getting the ball because I couldn't see outside of my eyesight," he said.

    ESPN.com
  • Ex-marketing CEO testifies on World Cup TV bribes

    Fox Sports partnered with a South American marketing firm to make millions of dollars in bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for lucrative broadcasting rights to major tournaments, the marketing company's former CEO testified Tuesday at a U.S. corruption trial. Alejandro Burzaco, former CEO of the firm based in Argentina, testified that Fox and other broadcasters were involved in a scheme to pay bribes - concealed using offshore side entities and sham contracts...

    SFGate
  • The Latest: Zimbabwe's war vets praise army's actions

    The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 6:50 a.m. The Zimbabwe army's takeover of the state broadcaster and action against some members of President Robert Mugabe's government has … Click to Continue

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  • Knicks are loving their offense without Phil Jackson

    LeBron James paid a backhanded compliment to Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek for his newfangled, high-speed offense that’s not the triangle. And Hornacek didn’t tip-toe around the issue any longer, that former president Phil Jackson’s methodical system offense has been completely scuttled, though scouts say they still run some triangle actions on post-ups. “We’re not running...

    New York Post
  • U.S. women lawmakers on sex harassment: Congress, heal thyself

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will adopt mandatory training on sexual harassment and discrimination, Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday after members of Congress shared stories of women being propositioned and groped in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

    IN
  • Australia backs same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

    Australia has voted to endorse same sex marriage by a strong margin of 62 per cent to 38 per cent in an historic plebiscite that was welcomed by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who declared:

    The Telegraph
  • Live TV streaming service Philo drops sports to offer low-cost cord-cutting plan

    The plan excludes major content providers like Disney and Fox, but comes with channels like Discovery and MTV.

    TechRadar
  • Vegas main event: Bundy trial starts in 2014 standoff

    Opening statements in the federal trial of Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a co-defendant in a 2014 armed standoff against government agents took place Tuesday.

    KOIN 6
  • Here’s something that must change for 6-7 Miami Heat

    Because the Heat doesn’t have any superstars, it needs its bench - filled with skilled, highly paid players - to be consistently better than the opponent’s reserves every night. And … Click to Continue

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  • ‘Columbo’ Architects Sue Universal Over Unpaid Profits From Detective Drama

    Remember when episodes of Columbo would start with a cleverly planned and, er, executed killing in which the perp took great pains in trying to throw the cops off his trail? Well, the creators of that iconic NBC crime drama starring Peter Falk are suing Universal over what they claim is not deliberate elusiveness but merely choosing not to pay them what was owed. In a 15-page complaint filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), William Link and Richard Levin…

    Deadline
  • Verizon Galaxy S8, S8+, and Moto Z2 Force All Pickup Updates

    The week is still young, but Verizon has already begun pushing out software updates to some of its more important phones. Over the next day, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Moto Z2 Force will all receive over-the-air updates. For the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it looks like Verizon is cleaning up … Continued Verizon Galaxy S8, S8+, and Moto Z2 Force All Pickup Updates is a post from: Droid Life

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