Hoyer Gets Starting Spot Over Rookie Manziel
Hoyer Gets Starting Spot Over Rookie Manziel
United Nation Meeting on Mideast Nuclear Weapons Ban Stalls
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Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starter over hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel. Pettine met with his coaching staff Tuesday night and announced in a release Wednesday before practice that he'll go with Hoyer in the Sept. 7 opener against Pittsburgh. The decision ends weeks of competition and analysis. Pettine delayed his decision after both Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday. During that game, Manziel gave the finger to the Redskins sideline, an act Pettine said was factored into the decision. Hoyer made three starts before a season-ending knee injury in 2013.
A nuclear review panel could not agree on an atomic weapons ban and is likely headed for failure on Friday. The 191 representatives organized the month-long conference around improving compliance to the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty. But U.S. Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller said there was "no agreement" and accused some countries of undermining the negotiations. Gottemoeller did not name any countries but diplomats said she was referring to Egypt. She told the attendees that it is unacceptable to selfishly use the negotiations to advance anyone's own goals, even as Egypt denied trying to wreck the conference. Canada and Britain also shared the U.S. concerns. After that, Iran proposed a suspension of the meeting in a last-minute attempt to find a compromise.
A Florida woman’s yearslong battle with her child’s father over the boy’s circumcision ended on Friday after she agreed to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail. In a remarkable turnaround after a week behind bars for contempt and an initial hearing in which she was ordered to remain jailed, court reconvened and a sobbing Heather Hironimus signed paperwork giving approval for the four-year-old boy’s surgery, recoiling in tears and clasping her shackled hands after it was done. The shift, though under duress, threatened the hero status given to Hironimus by a bubbling movement of anti-circumcision advocates who have followed the case’s every turn. She remained jailed Friday afternoon and was due back in court Tuesday on a separate criminal charge of interfering with child custody. It was not clear how soon she would be released.
US prosecutors have said, Two California men arrested by the FBI wanted to join the Islamic State militant group and bought a plane ticket for one of them to travel to Turkey with the hope of becoming a martyr.The US attorney’s office charged 24-year-olds Nader Elhuzayel and Muhanad Badawi on Friday with conspiring to provide material support to a terrorism group. The men are expected to make a court appearance Friday afternoon in Santa Ana. Authorities said, Elhuzayel was taken into custody at Los Angeles international airport, and Badawi was arrested late Thursday in Anaheim, where both men live. The two men discussed their support for the Islamic State on social media and in conversation, saying it would be a blessing to join the fight and die on the battlefield, prosecutors said in a complaint.
In an apartment block in central Madrid, homeowners and tenants in danger of being evicted gather every Thursday to plan awareness campaigns and get free advice from lawyers. "The Mortgage Victims' Association', or PAH - its initials in Spanish, has stopped hundreds of evictions and is one of many grassroots campaigns to rise from Spain's brutal six-year economic downturn in a popular revival of political involvement. Analysts say that this resurgence of street-level politics on issues from the privatization of healthcare to corruption will draw more voters to Spain's new parties, anti-austerity Podemos and market-friendly Ciudadanos, when the country goes to the polls in local elections on Sunday. It also makes an electoral outcome harder to predict as new parties fragment the vote and destroy traditional allegiances. Polls show that 30 to 45 percent of voters are still undecided, which is as much as double the level of the previous 2011 local vote.
Would you buy clothes on Snapchat? The social media startup seems to think so — or at least, it is investing an unspecified amount into a shopping app called Spring. That's according to a Re/code report which cites sources familiar with the matter. Spring, which launched last year for iOS and Android, recommends menswear and womenswear via a slick photo-friendly feed that is somewhat like Instagram. Spring's parent company Jello Labs already raised $25 million in April, but it has the option to raise another $5.7 million in this round — which is where Snapchat might come in.
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