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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

 

Former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Slive dies at 77

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Mike Slive, the former Southeastern Conference commissioner who guided the league to unprecedented success and prosperity, died Wednesday. He was 77. The Southeastern Conference said Slive died in Birmingham, Alabama, where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn’t provide the cause of death. Slive retired in 2015 after 13 years as commissioner. He was battling prostate cancer at the time he stepped down. Slive replaced Roy Kramer as SEC commissioner in 2002, coming from Conference USA to helpRead More


The Senate voted to restore net neutrality: Here’s what that means

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The Senate approved a measure Wednesday 52-47 that would overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to roll back Obama-era so-called net neutrality rules. But that would happen only if it passes the House and is signed by President Trump, which appears unlikely. The repeal effort led by Senate Democrats faces a significant hurdle in the House and an even greater one in the White House, but Democrats hope to rally support from young voters as they head to the ballot box in theRead More


Fiery crash caught on traffic camera Video

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Now Playing: Amber Alert issued after Florida girl forced into SUV Now Playing: Fiery crash caught on traffic camera Now Playing: Wife of PGA Tour pro arrested on domestic violence charges Now Playing: Senate votes to undo FCC net neutrality repeal Now Playing: Family of five remember late mother who struggled with postpartum depression Now Playing: ‘GMA’ Hot List: The ‘laurel’ vs. ‘yanny’ debate divides the nation Now Playing: Suspected drug smuggling ring busted at DFW Now Playing: A sweet job for doughnutRead More


Justify draws 7 post for Preakness, is 1-2 favorite after Kentucky Derby win

Daily World News Top Stories business politics BALTIMORE — Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite in an eight-horse field at the Preakness coming off his impressive win in the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Bob Baffert’s undefeated colt will leave from the same No. 7 post that he did at the Derby. Baffert is 4-0 with Derby winners at the Preakness and has the opportunity to win his second Triple Crown in four years after American Pharoah did it in 2015. “I’m fine,” Baffert said. “I’ll never forget the sickening feeling whenRead More


Judge to decide Florida ban on smokable medical marijuana

Daily World News Top Stories business politics A Florida judge will soon decide if patients approved to use medical marijuana will be allowed to smoke it. Leon County circuit court Judge Karen Gievers heard testimony Wednesday from two women with terminal illnesses challenging the state’s ban on smoking cannabis. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2016 allowing the use of medical marijuana. The only mention of smoking in the amendment’s language and in an intent document during the 2016 campaign was that the Legislature and local governments could restrict itRead More


Mike Slive, influential sports figure who led SEC’s growth years, dies at 77

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Former Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive, who led the league to unprecedented success both on and off the field and managed its growth from a regional conference to national giant during his 13-year tenure, died on Wednesday after a lengthy illness. Slive, 77, announced he was beginning treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer shortly before he retired as SEC commissioner in July 2015. He said he’d been first diagnosed with the disease in the late 1990s. He had been working as aRead More


‘We’ll see’: Trump responds to North Korea’s threats to cancel summit

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The White House said Wednesday that it “fully expected” threats by North Korea to potentially cancel Kim Jong Un‘s meeting with President Donald Trump. In a series of statements this week, the country’s state media agency said Kim was considering pulling out of the summit due to joint air force drills taking place in South Korea. Interested in North Korea? Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.Read More


Deadly explosion at California day spa wasn’t an accident, officials say

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The mysterious, deadly explosion that rocked a Southern California day spa on Tuesday doesn’t appear to have been an accident, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI said today. The powerful explosion in Aliso Viejo, which is about 50 miles south of Los Angeles, left one woman — believed to be the day spa owner — dead and three others injured. The motive is not clear, officials said today, adding that no arrests have been made. The working theory is that theRead More


Justify draws 7 post, is heavy 1-2 favorite for Preakness

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite in an eight-horse field at the Preakness coming off his impressive win in the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Bob Baffert’s undefeated colt will leave from the same No. 7 post that he did at the Derby. Baffert is 4-0 with Derby winners at the Preakness and has the opportunity to win his second Triple Crown in four years after American Pharoah did it in 2015. Baffert says being such a heavy favorite puts more pressure on Justify, whoRead More


Ohio city’s last abortion clinic gets license, can resume

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, has been granted a license allowing it to resume performing most abortions. Capital Care of Toledo applied for the license after receiving a state-mandated patient-transfer agreement from the ProMedica hospital system in February. Restrictions passed by Ohio lawmakers in 2013 mandated the transfer agreements be with local hospitals and barred public hospitals from providing them. The University of Toledo Hospital ended its transfer arrangement with Capital Care two months before the law was enacted. The stateRead More