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Kris Medlan and Royals agree to $8.5 million, 2-year deal KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After twice having Tommy John surgery, Kris Medlen was looking for a team to give him a chance.
Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup Dec 18 (The Sports Xchange) - Outfielder Matt Kemp could be headed back to the logjam in Los Angeles after his physical with the San Diego Padres revealed arthritis in both hips. According to multiple reports, Kemps Tuesday physical created pause from the Padres, who pulled the trigger Wednesday on a separate trade to bring Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers to San Diego. - - Pitcher Kris Medlen reached agreement on Thursday with the Kansas City Royals on a two-year contract with a mutual option for 2017. ...
U.S. judge says to likely vacate insider trading guilty pleas over IBM deal By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said Thursday he would likely vacate the guilty pleas of four men accused of engaging in an insider trading scheme ahead of an IBM Corp deal, as fallout continued from an appellate ruling curtailing authorities abilities to pursue such cases. U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan questioned whether the pleas had an insufficient factual basis in light of the decision from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a view shared by the defendants lawyers. The 2nd Circuit on Dec. ...
Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man.
Tribal chief of Malis Tuaregs dies amid stalled peace talks DAKAR (Reuters) - The chief of the most powerful Tuareg tribe in northern Mali died on Thursday, signalling a change of leadership as Tuareg separatists are locked in peace talks with the government. The 87-year-old patriarch Intallah Ag Attaher, who had led the Ifoghas tribe for several decades, died in the desert town of Kidal after a long sickness, residents said. His son Alghabass ag Intallah is expected to succeed him as tribal leader and the head of the High Council for the Unity of Azawad (HCUA), the name separatists use for northern Mali. ...
Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers. The Center for ...
2 in meningitis outbreak case to be released Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people around the U.S. will be released from custody, pending their criminal trials, a federal judge in Boston ruled Thursday. ...
Judge orders ex-billionaire jailed for contempt A judge has ordered Tim Blixseth jailed after the onetime billionaire and embattled real estate mogul failed to comply with an order to pay $13.8 million to a luxury Montana resort's creditors. At a hearing ...
EU needs long-term Russia strategy lasting 'years': Tusk European Council chief Donald Tusk in Brussels on December 18, 2014
Easing embargo would boost Cuba's moribund economy A street vendor waits for customers in a street in Havana, on December 18, 2014
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