Archive for April 22nd, 2011

AP has tentative labor deal after 6 mos of talks

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract that the news cooperative says would provide financial stability during a time of media upheaval. The deal announced Friday follows six months of negotiations and would cover about 1,200 newsroom and technology employees represented by the News Media Guild. The main dispute involved management’s insistence on freezing a longstanding pension plan, in which monthly payments in retirement are defined



Sony investigating PlayStation Network outage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Corp. is investigating the outage of its PlayStation Network, a system that links gamers in live play worldwide. The company first blogged about the outage Wednesday, and on Thursday said it could take a “full day or two” to get the service back up and running.



Tornado causes injuries at St. Louis airport

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several people at Lambert Airport in St.



Tornado causes injuries at St. Louis airport

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several people at Lambert Airport in St.



Puerto Rico painter Jose Torres Martino dies at 94

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jose Antonio Torres Martino, a Puerto Rican painter and writer who helped create and expand art and journalism institutions on the U.S. island, died Friday. He was 94



Bettman is pleased with NHL’s concussion protocol

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL’s new protocol to evaluate players who have potentially sustained a concussion is hardly perfect, but the league is pleased in the early stages. At the March meeting of NHL general managers, new guidelines were adopted that make it mandatory for any player showing concussion symptoms to be examined by a doctor in the locker room or a quiet room.