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Insight: Bitter times for chocolate factory in Russia-Ukraine crisis

By Elizabeth Piper LIPETSK, Russia (Reuters) - After three years of court cases involving authorities and competitors, Taisiya Voronina thought she had seen everything in Russia's rough and tumble business environment. That was until a final ruling this month sent dozens of armed police and plainclothes officials through the Ukrainian owned chocolate factory she manages in southern Russia.

Texas Rangers - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Texas Rangers - INSIDE PITCH ARLINGTON, Texas -- Injury and issues plagued much of the Texas Rangers pitching staff throughout the offseason and spring. Much, but not all. Martin Perez stayed clear of the drama and kept his head down, and he's being rewarded with a start in the second game of the season. The Rangers opened the season with Monday's 14-10 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Texas Rangers - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Texas Rangers - INSIDE PITCH The Texas Rangers entered spring training with plenty of optimism following an offseason in which they made a pair of major acquisitions. However, they will limp out of camp at Surprise, Ariz., with a lot less enthusiasm following a difficult spring that was marked by injuries and ineffective performances.

Denver Broncos - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Denver Broncos - INSIDE SLANT The Denver Broncos have gone all-in for the 2014 season, signing pass rusher DeMarcus Ware and cornerback Aqib Talib in an effort to upgrade the defense enough to support quarterback Peyton Manning and the record-setting offense. What the franchise looks like 12 months from now is anyone's guess.

Transparency calls mount in New Brunswick after spending controversy

FREDERICTON - A controversy over a New Brunswick backbencher's spending has laid bare how little the public knows of how that province's politicians spend their constituency allowance funds. In New Brunswick, only the total tally of constituency expenses claimed by each elected member is publicly reported, whereas in other provinces such as Nova Scotia and Alberta, all member expenses are posted.

Denver Broncos - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Denver Broncos - INSIDE SLANT The Denver Broncos have gone all-in for the 2014 season, signing pass rusher DeMarcus Ware and cornerback Aqib Talib in an effort to upgrade the defense enough to support quarterback Peyton Manning and the record-setting offense. What the franchise looks like 12 months from now is anyone's guess.

P.E.I. home burns as firefighters spend three hours driving through blizzard

NEW GLASGOW, P.E.I. - A crew of firefighters spent three hours trying to reach a burning home in central P.E.I. on Wednesday, only to be thwarted by huge drifts created by the intense blizzard that left much of Atlantic Canada paralyzed. New Glasgow fire Chief Jason Peters said the lone occupant of the home managed to escape to her car, where she called for help from her cellphone.

Nova Scotia premier asks nurses, Capital Health to settle dispute as house opens

HALIFAX - Premier Stephen McNeil implored nurses with Nova Scotia's largest health authority and their employer to settle their differences and avoid a walkout as the spring sitting of the legislature opened Thursday. McNeil said the government was monitoring developments in the labour dispute and promised once again to protect patient safety if the 2,400 nurses employed by the Capital District Health Authority walk off the job when they enter a legal strike position April 3.

Rare tornado damages homes in North California city

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A rare tornado has damaged about a dozen homes in Northern California, sending roof tiles and solar panels flying and leaving residents of the city of Roseville in shock over the unusual event, officials said on Thursday. The twister descended late on Wednesday in a residential area of Roseville, about 18 miles north of the state capital, Sacramento, and ripped through a distance measuring some 100 yards, a Roseville Fire Department spokesman said.

Texas Rangers - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Texas Rangers - INSIDE PITCH The Texas Rangers entered spring training with plenty of optimism following an offseason in which they made a pair of major acquisitions. However, they will limp out of camp at Surprise, Ariz., with a lot less enthusiasm following a difficult spring that was marked by injuries and ineffective performances.
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