News for Thursday, July 30, 2015



University president offended by bias-free language guide

The president of the University of New Hampshire said Wednesday he is troubled and offended by many parts of a “bias-free language guide” posted on the school’s website, particularly a suggestion using the word “American” is problematic because it fails to recognize South America.

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Chiefs safety Berry back at practice after cancer fight

ST. JOSEPH — There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried.

Chiefs release Gray

ST. JOSEPH — The Chiefs have released running back Cyrus Gray, who tore his ACL last November, in what coach Andy Reid described Wednesday as a “football decision.”

Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.”

No new charges for boy's death 21 years after injuries

A Missouri man who spent nine months in prison in the mid-1990s for an assault conviction after his 3-month-old son suffered injuries that left him with brain damage won't face new charges now that the son has died, a spokesman for the county's prosecutor says.

More than 60 cigarette-recycling bins installed in St. Louis

Tired of discarded cigarette butts littering the streets and sidewalks of St. Louis, several organizations have partnered to install 62 recycling bins scattered across the city.

Renovated Missouri State residence hall won't open on time

Some Missouri State University students will be housed in hotels when the semester begins next month due to a $13 million renovation of a residence hall taking longer than expected.

Automatic weapons missing from Missouri sheriff's department

Automatic weapons and weapon parts, including silencers, have gone missing from the Christian County Sheriff's Department, according to the interim sheriff.

Advocates seek Vatican inquiry of Newark, NJ, archbishop

Priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for molestation victims urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to use the new Vatican tribunal he formed on negligent bishops to investigate the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, who has long been accused of sheltering abusive priests.

Police: Passenger shoots driver of SUV in back of head

A man is in critical condition after police say he was shot by a back-seat passenger in north St. Louis County.

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Royals trade Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash

The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

American Pharoah arrives at Monmouth for Sunday’s Haskell

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received star treatment as he arrived to prepare for the $1.75-million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.

Jake Long to visit Denver Broncos on Thursday

The Denver Broncos want to see if former No. 1 draft pick Jake Long is healthy enough to bolster their offensive line to protect 39-year-old Peyton Manning.

Rose leads weak field in tourney in PGA

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defending champion.