The University of Maryland at Baltimore County chess powerhouse has another strong recruit in the pipeline. New Jersey junior master Arthur Shen is the new U.S. cadet champion, edging New York master Michael Bodek on tiebreaks last week at the invitational tournament in Crossville, Tenn., for the top American players younger than 16 last week. Shen, whose elder brother Victor participated in the event two years ago, wins a full ride to UMBC for his victory.
The Chevrolet Cruze, the most popular car in the U.S. last month, will come in a diesel version that could boost gas mileage to around 50 mpg, two people briefed on General Motors Co. product plans said Monday.
The head of General Motors Co.'s North American operations believes new contract talks with the United Auto Workers will be different from the contentious bargaining of the past.
The Portland Trail Blazers made headlines on draft night last season by firing their general manager.
His eggs were scrambled, his toast was multigrain, but GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, campaigning Thursday morning at a diner in the Michigan county where he was born, found himself on the hot seat from auto workers who picketed his visit and slammed him for a flip-flop on the industry bailout.
Ricky Rubio is coming to Minnesota after all.
President Obamas accelerated deficit spending has pushed the national debt from $10.8 trillion up to $14.29 trillion in just 27 months. His yearly deficit spending rate of $1.68 trillion is three times greater than President Bushs $613 billion and eight times President Clintons $200 billion. America will be more than $17 trillion in debt by the end of Mr. Obamas first term.
Once they hung up the phones, closed their laptops and discarded uneaten sushi, the Cleveland Browns' bosses felt satisfied.
The first one is always the hardest -- and the sweetest. As we reported last week, Texas Tech is the new king of college chess, dethroning longtime powerhouses University of Texas-Dallas and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in the college game's Final Four earlier this month in Herndon.