Friday August 11th 2017

Local Headlines

From the Dakota Radio Group

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Democratic governor candidate is speaking out against restricting which facilities transgender students could use in South Dakota schools. State Sen. Billie Sutton said in a Friday statement to The Associated Press that such laws are a "solution in search of a problem." Lawmakers have previously proposed limiting which school facilities transgender students could use, a likely issue in the 2018 governor's race.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An Oglala Sioux district vice chairman has pleaded guilty to embezzling from the tribe. Fifty-seven-year-old Charles Cummings, of Martin, admitted in federal court earlier this month to stealing from the tribe between December 2015 and January 2016. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Cummings has agreed to pay $2,500 in restitution. He also faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A major supporter of restricting which facilities transgender students could use in South Dakota schools plans to focus on persuading lawmakers and a new governor in 2019. A top group official says Family Heritage Alliance Action won't bring a "student privacy act" next session in part because of GOP Gov. Dennis Daugaard's past opposition.


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South Dakota News Headlines

From the Associated Press

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The number of fatal crashes at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills has risen to six. The state Department of Public Safety says the crashes have killed people from South Dakota, Texas, Maryland, Utah and Indiana. The state of the sixth victim wasn't immediately released. There were two fatal accidents in the same time period at last year's rally. The 10-day rally ends Sunday.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Hutterite colony in South Dakota accused of fostering behavior that led to the death of a teenage girl in a motor vehicle accident has settled a lawsuit brought by the girl's family. The trial was scheduled to start next week. The Argus Leader reports the Deerfield Hutterian Brethren Colony was accused of negligence and recklessness by ignoring unlicensed teenagers driving on public roadways outside the colony and allowing access to alcohol.

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Five people will face charges in a drug bust at an Aberdeen business earlier this year that police say resulted in the largest seizure of methamphetamine in city history. The bust occurred in February at a recycling service business. Authorities seized nearly 5 pounds of meth worth $415,000 on the street, along with $4,000 in cash, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and syringes. The alleged drug operation wasn't connected to the business.

HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota high school student who shot his principal two years ago has pleaded guilty to attempted murder. The Argus Leader reports that 18-year-old Mason Buhl pleaded Wednesday at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Canton. He'll be committed to a mental health treatment program as long as he meets conditions of his probation. Kevin Lein hopes there's a positive outcome for Buhl, who shot him in 2015. He says there needs to be progress in addressing mental health in teenagers.

Regional News Headlines

From the Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for completion of a $244 million project to bring Missouri River water to residents of northwestern North Dakota. Judge Rosemary Collyer on Thursday ruled that the Northwest Area Water Supply project complies with federal environmental law. She ruled against the state of Missouri and the Canadian province of Manitoba, which have concerns about water quality and water depletion.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Drought in North Dakota this summer is likely to reduce the number of ducks available to hunters in the fall. The amount of wetlands available to ducks this summer was down by more than a third, and the Game and Fish Department is predicting a fall duck flight that's down 8 percent from last year.

GRANVILLE, N.D. (AP) — No injuries were reported when a water truck crashed into an Amtrak train in northern North Dakota. The Highway Patrol says the crash happened about 7:40 a.m. Thursday, at a rural crossing west of Granville. The driver was cited for failing to yield to the train. The train was damaged but was able to continue on to Minot.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck men's emergency shelter is planning to shut its doors and sell. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Interim Executive Director Steve Neu confirmed last week that financial difficulties have led to the closure of the Ruth Meiers Hospitality House. The shelter offers a residential program that provides short-term housing and casework services. The emergency shelter houses about 30 to 70 homeless men a night. Neu says at maximum capacity the facility can house 300 people.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State officials are celebrating the reopening of the Minnesota Capitol after its yearslong renovation with a weekend party. The Capitol technically opened to the public in January but crews were putting the finishing touches on the $310 million renovation until late last month. Starting Friday, the state was hosting a grand reopening ceremony including concerts, fireworks and political panels.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has approved a search warrant for investigators to examine data on the cellphones of two Minneapolis police officers in last month's fatal shooting of an Australian woman. A search warrant application filed Thursday says a state investigator requested permission to download the data. Officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot 40-year-old Justine Damond after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault. A memorial for Damond will be held Friday night.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The biggest mall in the United States is celebrating its 25th anniversary with cupcakes and party hats. The Star Tribune reports that the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, will attempt to set Guinness World Records on Friday for the most people wearing conical birthday hats and simultaneously decorating cupcakes. The 5.6 million square foot mall generates $2 billion in economic activity and has more than 40 million visitors every year.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Walleye fishing is back on at Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota after a roughly month-long closure. State regulators froze walleye fishing beginning July 7, eventually extending a planned three-week pause after discovering anglers had exceeded the 45,000-pound quota. Catch-and-release walleye fishing resumed Friday at 6 a.m. and is expected to continue through Labor Day.


 

National News

From the Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea for months. The Associated Press has learned the U.S. has used the channel to try to address the fate of Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the long-time foes. The interactions could point to a level of pragmatism in the Trump administration's approach to the North Korean nuclear threat, despite the president's dire warnings.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not speak for the U.S. on North Korea. Merkel has said of Trump's provocative warnings to the communist nation that "escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer." Trump on Friday replied: "Let her speak for Germany," adding, "She's certainly not referring to the United States."

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A billionaire hedge fund executive has apologized for an online post saying a black New York state senator has done "more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood." Daniel Loeb's Facebook comments were in reference to Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins' support for teachers unions. Loeb is a leading charter school supporter and big contributor to politicians including Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo and other top Democrats denounced the comments.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives are trying to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law without an immediate replacement. The effort by the House Freedom Caucus seems to have little chance of passing Congress. But it could help conservatives call attention to moderate Republican lawmakers not willing to vote to repeal the statute.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is undergoing a major face-lift while President Donald Trump is out of town. The Oval Office and other working quarters of the West Wing have been cleared of furniture while crews work on upgrades, including to the heating and air conditioning system. Workers also are fixing leaks, repairing the South Portico steps, renovating the Navy mess kitchen and West Wing lower lobby, and updating the IT system.


International News

From the Associated Press

 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners are appealing to Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating in protests in 2012.
In a letter released Friday, the laureates say the 14 minority Shiites were convicted in a mass trial and sentenced "based on the actions of the worst defendant."
They also allege that Saudi authorities coerced confessions and subjected the arrested protesters to physical force.
Among those facing execution is Mujtaba al-Sweikat, who was heading to the United States to attend Western Michigan University.
The American Federation of Teachers has urged President Donald Trump to demand that Saudi Arabia halt the executions of al-Sweikat and the others.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has accused President Donald Trump of trying to "kill" the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
Mohammad Javad Zarif said on his Twitter account on Friday that the U.S. president "always wanted to kill" the deal that curbed Iran's controversial nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.
Zarif says Trump is the one to blame and that the United States "violated the letter and the spirit" of the nuclear agreement.
President Trump has repeatedly described the nuclear deal as "bad" and has signed a bill imposing mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them.
Zarif earlier said the Trump administration is trying to "poison the international atmosphere" with the sanctions, which Zarif deemed illegal.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico say lab testing has confirmed that remains found beside a highway are those of a Spanish woman whose husband reported she was abducted at gunpoint last month.
Tamaulipas state prosecutors say in a statement that the family of Maria del Pilar Garrido Santamans and the Spanish government have been notified.
Prosecutors said Friday that the remains were discovered July 26 along the highway between the state capital, Ciudad Victoria, and Soto La Marina.
The victim's husband told authorities they were traveling with their child when gunmen stopped their vehicle and took her July 2. The husband and child were not harmed.
Tamaulipas, which borders Texas, has suffered intense drug cartel violence for several years.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Copenhagen police say the owner of an amateur built submarine that sank in Denmark's water has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the disappearance of a Swedish journalist who had been a passenger on his vessel.
Police said in a statement Friday night that the man has denied killing the missing woman and said he dropped her off on an island on Thursday night.
The statement did not identify the owner, Peter Madsen, but he appeared on Danish television Friday to discuss the submarine's sinking.
Deputy Police Inspector Jens Moller Jensen says investigators are looking for witnesses who may have seen the woman after the time Madsen reported she disembarked. She also was not identified by name.
The police statement says the submarine is lying in seven feet of water but divers have not been able to enter it safely yet.


 

Business News

From the Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading U.S. stocks slightly higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street, recouping some of yesterday's losses. Investors welcomed new data showing U.S. inflation at the consumer level inched higher last month, suggesting that the Federal Reserve may be less likely to raise interest rates next month. That sent bank shares lower.

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Snap Inc. are down sharply after the parent company of Snapchat reported paltry earnings. Snap's shares fell nearly 12 percent to the lowest level since the company went public in March. Shares are trading well below the company's IPO price of $17.

BOSTON (AP) — Hackers have released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over electronic data swiped from HBO's servers. The July 27 email was sent by an HBO executive who thanked the hackers for "making us aware" of previously unknown security vulnerabilities. The executive asked for a one-week delay and said HBO was willing to make a "good faith" payment of $250,000, calling it a "bug bounty" reward for IT professionals rather than a ransom. HBO declined to comment.

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is threatening to withhold about $87 million in food stamp funds from the state of Illinois if Cook County doesn't alter the manner in which the penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages has been implemented. Officials with Cook County, which includes the city of Chicago, say the U.S. Department of Agriculture is objecting to how the tax is applied to purchases using food stamps. The penny-per-ounce tax imposed by Cook County went into effect last week.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The biggest mall in the United States is celebrating its 25th anniversary with cupcakes and party hats. The Star Tribune reports that the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, will try to set Guinness World Records today for the most people wearing conical birthday hats and the most people simultaneously decorating cupcakes. The 5.6 million-square-foot mall with more than 520 stores and 11,000 employees generates $2 billion in economic activity and has more than 40 million visitors every year.


   

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Local and Regional Sports

From Dakota Radio Group Sports Director Rod Fisher

Dakota Radio Group Sports Play by Play this week


IN SPORTS TODAY:

PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Fast Pitch Softball Fall program began practices on  Monday, with a total of 40 girls who have signed up for the program.   27 girls in the high school league and 13 in the middle school league make up this years team. Games will begin in Sioux Falls on Sunday August 27th  with double headers each Sunday in various communities.  Pierre will likely have a home stand or two during the course of the year.   The season will continue through the end of  September with a season ending tournament in Sioux Falls. Pre-season home games are slated against Sturgis next Saturday, August 19th with the first pitch scheduled at 10 a.m. at the Oahe Softball Complex

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — American Kevin Kisner has opened a commanding 4-shot lead at the PGA Championship. Kisner shot 67 for the second straight day on Friday to move to 8 under, four shots ahead of Thorbjorn (TOHR'-byohrn) Olesen and Gary Woodland, who were just beginning their second rounds. Kiser's round was helped by an eagle at No. 7. The 33-year-old entered the tournament ranked 25th in the world rankings.

UNDATED (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games after a year-long NFL investigation of his domestic violence case in Ohio. The league says there was "substantial and persuasive evidence" that Elliott had physical confrontations last summer with his girlfriend at the time, Tiffany Thompson. The 2016 NFL rushing leader was suspended despite prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, deciding more than a year ago not to pursue the case in the city where Elliott starred for Ohio State.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have shaken up their roster with two separate trades, dealing starting receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams and acquiring Jordan Matthews from Philadelphia. Buffalo also shuffled its cornerbacks. The Bills dealt Ronald Darby to the Eagles and acquired E.J. Gaines in the trade with the Rams. The shakeup continues an offseason overhaul under new coach Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane.

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees left-hander CC Sabatthia has been placed on the 10-day disabled list because of right knee inflammation and left-hander Jordan Montgomery was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. New York also activated infielder Tyler Austin from the 10-day disabled list before tonight's game against Boston and optioned him to Scranton.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has taken another step toward the 2028 Olympics, despite questions about future costs. The City Council voted 12-0 today to endorse documents at the heart of LA's plan to stage the 2028 Summer Games. The contract outlines the financial responsibility of putting on the games, although a budget has not been completed. The vote came less than two weeks after the city announced an agreement with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for Los Angeles to host the 2028 Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris.

National Sports Headlines

From the Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league rushing leader caused injuries to his then-girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer.
The ruling under the NFL's personal conduct policy came despite prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, deciding nearly a year ago not to pursue the case in the city where Elliott starred for Ohio State.
According to the letter Elliott received informing him of the suspension, the NFL believed he used "physical force" three times in a span of five days in a Columbus apartment last July resulting in injuries to Tiffany Thompson's face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, wrists, hips and knees.
Elliott, who turned 22 last month, has three days to appeal the ruling.
In other NFL news:
— The Buffalo Bills have shaken up their roster with two separate trades, dealing starting receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams and acquiring Jordan Matthews from Philadelphia. Both are blockbuster trades in which Buffalo also shuffled its cornerbacks. The Bills dealt Ronald Darby to the Eagles and acquired E.J. Gaines in the trade with the Rams. Buffalo also continued stockpiling 2018 draft picks by acquiring a second-round selection from Los Angeles and a third-rounder from the Eagles. The Bills dealt a sixth-round pick to the Rams as part of the Watkins trade. The shakeup continues an offseason overhaul under new coach Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane.
— Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer had an impressive NFL exhibition debut, but coach Hue Jackson said the team's three-way QB competition remains wide open. Playing the entire second half, Kizer rallied the Browns to a 20-14 win Thursday night over the New Orleans with a pair of long passes, including a 45-yard TD strike with 1:52 left. The second-round draft pick from Notre Dame completed 11 of 18 passes for 184 yards. He did not have a turnover.
— Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Vernon Butler sprained his left knee during the preseason game against the Houston Texans. Butler, the team's first-round draft pick in 2016, went down in the first quarter of Carolina's 27-17 preseason win over the Texans on Wednesday night. He hobbled off the field, went to the locker room and didn't return to the game. It's unclear how much playing time Butler will miss while rehabbing from the injury. Butler's rookie season with the Panthers was slowed by a high ankle sprain.
— Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Jerome Schaffer has been sentenced to 180 days in jail on misdemeanor assault and indecent exposure charges. Schaffer pleaded no contest to the charges in June. Authorities say Schaffer was apparently under the influence of drugs when he was arrested in February after he got into a fight, tried to break into cars and exposed himself in a church parking lot.
— NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell watched the New England Patriots exhibition opener, spending some time in owner Robert Kraft's suite. It was his first game in New England since suspending quarterback Tom Brady in the scandal that came to be known as "Deflategate." Goodell was in Kraft's suite at the start of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a photograph posted on Twitter by The Boston Globe. Patriots spokesman Stacey James confirmed to The Associated Press that Goodell was at the game. The Patriots lost to the Jaguars 31-24 without Brady, who sat out the exhibition.
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Kisner shoots another 67, leads PGA by 4 strokes
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — American Kevin Kisner has opened a commanding 4-shot lead at the PGA Championship.
Kisner shot 67 for the second straight day today to move to 8 under, four shots ahead of Thorbjorn Olesen and Gary Woodland, who are just beginning their second rounds. Kiser's round was helped by an eagle at No. 7.
The 33-year Kisner entered the tournament ranked 25th in the world rankings.
MLB-SCHEDULE
Bruce to start for Indians
UNDATED (AP) — Jay Bruce is expected to make his first start for Cleveland when the AL Central leaders play at Tampa Bay tonight. The Indians acquired Bruce from the New York Mets on Wednesday night for a minor league pitcher, and he made his Cleveland debut as a pinch-hitter Thursday night.
Bruce had 29 home runs and 75 RBIs for the Mets this year. The Indians need outfield help, with Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall both on the disabled list.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Left-hander Jaime Garcia gets his first close-up look at the Yankees-Red Sox craziness when he takes on Boston tonight. The Red Sox have won eight in a row and lead New York by 4 ½ games going into the three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Garcia makes his second start since being traded from Minnesota to New York. He was roughed up by Cleveland in his debut.
— Cubs righty John Lackey is 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break. The 38-year-old has helped keep the World Series champs on top of the NL Central, and he'll try to improve his 9-9 record when he pitches at Arizona.
— Joey Votto takes a 15-game hitting streak — the longest active run in the majors — into Cincinnati's series opener at Milwaukee. The first baseman is batting .478 with five homers during the string, which is two games shy of his career high. Votto has homered four times in his last six games and has 31 this year. His highest total was 37 during his 2010 National League MVP season.
MLB-YANKEES-SABATHIA
Sabathia on DL because of knee; Montgomery back
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees left-hander CC Sabatthia was put on the 10-day disabled list because of right knee inflammation and left-hander Jordan Montgomery was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
New York also activated infielder Tyler Austin from the 10-day disabled list before tonight's game against Boston and optioned him to Scranton.
Sabathia's move was retroactive to Wednesday, a day after he allowed four runs in three innings at Toronto and left in pain. He is 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 19 starts, pitching with a brace because of the knee.
Montgomery, 7-6 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 starts, figures to take Sabathia's turn Sunday against the Red Sox. Montgomery was sent down Sunday in an attempt to limit his innings. New York wants Montgomery, currently at 115 2/3 innings after setting a career high with 139 1/3 innings at Double-A Trenton and Scranton last season.
Austin had been sidelined since late June by a strained right hamstring.
NASCAR-MICHIGAN
Larson's busy weekend includes Knoxville Nationals, Cup race
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Larson is set to race in Saturday's Knoxville Nationals, squeezing in the prestigious sprint car event before returning to Michigan to compete in Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race.
Larson says Chip Ganassi, his team owner on the Cup circuit, gave him permission to race Saturday in Knoxville, Iowa. Larson says he's not supposed to race a sprint car the night before he's on the track on the Cup Series, but Ganassi is making an exception this weekend.
The 25-year-old Larson is one of racing's rising stars. He has two Cup victories this year — including in June at Michigan — and is third in the standings. He also won at Michigan last August.
NEBRASKA-ADIDAS
Nebraska regents OK $128 million, 11-year deal with Adidas
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Adidas and Nebraska have agreed to a new sponsorship deal that will funnel more than $128 million in cash and goods to the athletic department over the next 11 years.
The university's Board of Regents unanimously approved the contract extension. Adidas will pay $64 million in cash and provide $64.7 million in apparel and equipment.
A 2015 agreement was to run through next June, but the deal approved today begins immediately. That means Adidas will pay $3.5 million in cash in 2017-18 instead of the $1 million promised under the previous agreement.
In return, Adidas receives major signage and other recognition from Nebraska.
Adidas has been Nebraska's apparel sponsor since 1995.
OLYMPICS-LOS ANGELES
LA takes another step toward 2028 Games
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has taken another step toward the 2028 Olympics, despite questions about future costs.
The City Council voted 12-0 today to endorse documents at the heart of LA's plan to stage the 2028 Summer Games. The contract outlines the financial responsibility of putting on the games, although a budget has not been completed.
Council President Herb Wesson said the opportunity is too great to pass up.
The favorable vote was expected and came less than two weeks after the city announced an agreement with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for Los Angeles to host the 2028 Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris.
The 11-year wait time comes with millions of dollars in financial sweeteners, but also uncertainty about future costs.
The deal must also be endorsed by the U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors, and the International Olympic Committee.
OLYMPICS-PYEONGCHANG 2018
Pyeongchang Games: IOC meeting to discuss North Korea threat
LONDON (AP) — The security challenges posed by North Korea to the Pyeongchang Olympics will be discussed at an IOC meeting next month. The International Olympic Committee session comes five months before the Winter Games are staged 50 miles across the border from North Korea.
Although tensions have been building for months amid new missile tests by the North, the pace has intensified since new sanctions were passed against Kim Jong Un's regime by the U.N. Security Council last week. It led to heated rhetoric between the United States and North Korea.
The IOC says, "We are monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula and the region very closely."


 

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