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Daily Archive : Thursday September 1, 2016
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Troopers say no survivors in Alaska midair crash
Two small planes collided in the air over a remote area of western Alaska on Wednesday, killing all five people on board the two aircraft, officials said
Indonesia screens for Zika as Singapore infections mount
Indonesia is screening travelers from Singapore for the Zika virus after the city-state reported a growing number of infections and its first case of a pregnant woman testing positive
At Lake Tahoe, Obama links conservation to climate change
At Lake Tahoe, Obama draws connection between conservation efforts and stopping global warming
Filling police vacancies is latest struggle for Ferguson
City leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, are working to fill more than a dozen Police Department vacancies, but the mayor says the process will take some time because they're trying to find qualified applicants
Kaneland support workers get 3, 4 percent raises in first contract
The Kaneland school district has signed a first union contract with support workers, giving raises of 3 and 4 percent.
Richt's hiring netted Miami some new fans _ from Georgia
Mark Richt isn't coaching at Georgia anymore, but that's not stopping some Georgia fans from following him to Miami
UNC-Georgia, FSU-Ole Miss headline Week 1 in ACC
Three SEC-ACC matchups and Pittsburgh RB James Conner's emotional return headline opening weekend around the Atlantic Coast Conference
No. 25 Florida expects Pineiro to improve kicking fortunes
Newcomer Eddy Pineiro is expected to drastically improve No. 25 Florida's field-goal fortunes this fall even though the sophomore has never kicked in a football game
Missouri QB Drew Lock eager to show he has improved
Missouri quarterback Drew Lock is a different player than he was a year ago, and he's eager for the opportunity to prove it
What to Watch at US Open: del Potro-Johnson; Venus, Serena
When the U.S. Open decided to give 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro a wild-card invitation this year, it rankled American player Steve Johnson
Royals bullpen falters in 5-4 loss to Yankees in 13 innings
Royals reliever Chris Young was charged with the decisive run in the 13th inning as the Kansas City Royals lost to the New York Yankees 5-4 on Wednesday night
Girls swimming: Surging ahead into a promising fall season
The Olympic Surge figures to be especially strong in the Mid-Suburban League, as girls swimming and diving gets a participatory boost from the U.S. women’s team’s recent performances in Rio.
Boys golf: Lake County roundup
At Spring Valley Country Club, Warren Sundt shot a 42 to earn medalist honors, and Antioch (177) beat Grant (193) in Northern Lake County Conference action.
Boys soccer: Stevenson scores season-opening win
Steven O’Reilly scored twice, and Stevenson’s boys soccer team opened its season by shutting out Schurz 4-0 in the Glenbrook South tournament on Wednesday.
Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at golf
Our #TBT Gallery takes a look back at golf in the suburbs in the 1960s and 1970s.
Britain's May hopes to assure Chinese over nuclear plant
On her first visit to China as Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May will seek to reassure Beijing that she wants to strengthen ties despite a delay on a decision over whether to approve a Chinese-backed nuclear power plant in southern England
Samsung delays phone shipment after battery explosion claims
Samsung says it has delayed shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 for quality control testing
Alere says Abbott suffering from ‘buyer’s remorse’ over deal
Alere Inc. accused Abbott Laboratories of seeking to scuttle the health-care companies’ $5.8 billion merger by failing to get antitrust clearance because of “buyer’s remorse,” according to a newly unsealed lawsuit.Abbott Chief Executive Officer Miles White vowed in a meeting with Alere’s top executives to spare no expense and make life a “living hell” for Alere and drown it in a “sea of forensic-level informational demands” if the deal weren’t terminated, according to the filing made public in Delaware Chancery Court.The complaint provides details in the months-long dispute over Libertyville Township-based Abbott’s takeover of Alere, designed to create the world’s largest medical-testing company. Alere’s stock, which has traded well under the $56-a-share offer for months during the standstill, fell further after the suit was filed Aug. 25.The suit is “nonsense” and has no merit, Abbott spokesman Scott Stoffel said in an interview. “Abbott is complying with its obligations under the merger agreement,” he said. Abbott lawyers also labeled Alere’s suit a “publicity stunt” in a court filing Wednesday.The deal, signed Jan. 30, ran into trouble after Alere delayed filing documents about its 2015 financial performance with securities regulators. Alere has since disclosed two U.S. probes into some of its businesses overseas and its billing practices in the U.S.Alere contends Abbott officials got cold feet about the takeover after agreeing to buy medical-device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. for $25 billion in April. That deal stretched Abbott’s financial limits, forcing the health-care company to “triple its debt load and likely lowering its credit rating,” according to the suit.To scuttle the deal, Abbott has subjected Alere to an “endless and steady stream of unreasonable and extremely burdensome requests for both documents and interviews of Alere personnel,” according to the complaint.In response to Abbott’s requests, Alere has provided nearly a million pages of documents and made 33 employees available to Abbott’s outside litigation counsel for adversarial interviews, the suit alleges. Still, it has found no breach of any aspect of the merger, Alere said.White, Abbott’s CEO, has offered Alere officials as much as $50 million to cover its legal costs in exchange for ripping up the contract. That proposal was rejected by Alere’s board earlier this year.
Co-developers start construction on large University Park facility
Co-developers Venture One Real Estate and CRG, the real estate development group of Clayco, broke ground on a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in University Park.
Dominican launches information management, informatics program
Dominican University has launched a new master’s program for students interested in pursuing career opportunities in the burgeoning fields of information and data management and security.
First Secure acquires Morris bank from State Bank Group
First Secure Community Bank said it will acquire the Morris banking office of The State Bank Group from Wonder Bancorp.
Life & Entertainment
Editorial: Why we shouldn’t forget Gliniewicz case
As Fox Lake moves forward one year after the Gliniewicz case, it’s nevertheless important to focus on lessons none of us should forget, a Daily Herald editorial says.
Burkini reveals more than it covers
Columnist Georgie Anne Geyer: Is the wearing of the burkini a threat to France that should be nipped at the bud, or is it just another silly obsession of the French?
‘The Trump’ and ‘the blacks’
Columnist Kathleen Parker: When Donald Trump says he has a great relationship with “the Blacks,” I wonder if he also gets along well with the Smiths. We know he’s tight with the Whites.
Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon