A day after resigning under pressure from U.S. Speedskating, former head coach Jae Su Chun says he didn't report a tampering incident at an international meet last year to protect skater Simon Cho, who confessed to sabotaging a Canadian athlete's skate blade.
Over the past decade, Chinese companies have become major players in the global telecommunications market. This week the House Intelligence Committee issued a report that could interrupt that growth. The committee warned American companies not to do business with two of China's main telecom manufacturers, saying they posed a security threat.
Huawei Technologies is the miracle story of the Chinese high-tech industry, says telecommunications consultant Roger Entner.
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And I'm Audie Cornish. In a cemetery in Beirut, Lebanon, new graves are appearing more frequently than usual. This isn't just any cemetery. It's where the martyrs of Hezbollah are buried. The Shiite militant group is backed by the governments of Iran and Syria. While it's not clear where these latest martyrs were killed, members of Syria's opposition accuse the group of sending fighters into their country to help its embattled government.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are on their way to Florida for Saturday’s game against Florida International University at Miami.
The last couple of weeks have been a real roller-coaster ride for MTSU. Two weeks ago the Blue Raiders pummeled Georgia Tech 49 to 28. But this past week the Raiders stumbled against the University of Louisiana at Monroe, losing their homecoming game 31-17.
FIU will be playing their homecoming game, and Coach Rick Stockstill says MT will have to be in top form to win.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging a state permit for a mountaintop removal mining operation in East Tennessee.
The Sierra Club and two other groups filed an administrative appeal yesterday with state environmental regulators. The petition says the permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation doesn’t meet federal clean water standards.
The Zeb Mountain mining site in Campbell and Scott counties is operated by National Coal. It’s the largest mountaintop mining site in Tennessee.
The Muslim Student Association at MTSU will co-sponsor a Poetic Vision Tour concert from 6 to 10 p.m. in the T. Earl Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building.
This national traveling concert tour features “spiritually infused, inspired music,” states www.poeticvisiontour.com. “The Poetic Vision Tour believes that music as an art form should not merely instruct but should inspire, not merely educate, but express.”
School of Music has spent decades providing a stellar education for its students, and its last decade as one of only 140-plus “All-Steinway Schools” in the world has cemented its international reputation for excellence.
“We do our best to help our students achieve the highest possible quality education, which means providing our musicians with access to the best artist-level instruments available," said Dr. George Riordan, director of the MTSU School of Music.