Sears’ head of real estate is stepping down

The head of Sears Holdings‘ real estate division, Jeff Stollenwerck, is preparing to step down from his role with the department store chain, a company spokesman told CNBC Tuesday. Stollenwerck has been with Sears for 15 years, leading the retailer through countless asset sales and serving a key role in 2015 when Sears spun off roughly 250 properties to form real estate investment trust Seritage. “We appreciate [Stollenwerck’s] service leading the real estate business unit and wish him well in his future endeavors,” Sears said in an emailed statement. “Our…

Michigan golfer, 16, opens up after being attacked by goose

CLOSE Photos have gone viral of a goose attacking a young golfer. Buzz60’s Sean Dowling has more, Buzz60 A goose attacks golfer Isaac Couling of Concord High School during the Madison Tournament on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Wolf Creek Golf Course in Adrian.(Photo: Devon Pitts) Soon after he teed off on the 7th hole at the Wolf Creek Golf Course in Adrian on Saturday, Isaac Couling was met by the wrath of a teed-off Canada goose.  Couling, 16, said as he was walking to his ball, he saw a female…

British Citizen One Day, Illegal Immigrant the Next

Beyond pledging to grant citizenship to all those caught up in the migration crackdown and to waive the fees and tests usually involved in that process, the Home Office has established a special team to expedite applications. But the scandal has had a particularly distasteful resonance for black Britons, who say it is a symptom of lingering racism within government institutions. Under the rules imposed when Mrs. May was home secretary, people were required to prove their identity and legal status in the country in order to get a job,…

LeBron James Is a One-Man Show. That Is the Problem.

CLEVELAND — Kyle Korver was explaining one of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ core philosophies this season: The job of everyone on the team not named LeBron James is to put LeBron James in position to do the things LeBron James does as the best basketball player in the planet. “We all know the narrative around us: It’s ’Bron, and we’re all trying to make it work for him,” Korver, a shooting guard, said on Tuesday. “But I don’t want to make too much of it, because we don’t need to overthink…

BCCI set to roadblock attempts to convert 2021 Champions Trophy to World T20

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Updated: April 25, 2018 7:39:20 am The matter might once again come up for discussion at the ICC Board meetings in Kolkata on Wednesday and Thursday. The BCCI would resist any attempt from the ICC to scrap the 2021 Champions Trophy in India, replacing it with a World T20 instead. Cricket board treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry said doing away with the Champions Trophy would result in a loss of approximately $30 million to BCCI coffers. It is learnt that the ICC conclave in Auckland…

What does the death of Saleh al-Sammad mean for Yemen’s Houthis? | Houthis

The killing of Saleh al-Sammad has dealt a heavy blow to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, analysts have said, warning that it risks raising the spectre of further instability in the war-ravaged country. The rebels officially confirmed the death of their “president” on Monday, saying he was assasinated four days earlier along with six of his bodyguards in air raids launched by a coalition assembled by Saudi Arabia. The coalition has been backing forces loyal to Yemen’s exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in their fight against the Houthis. A former teacher by profession,…

New Orleans Pelicans void about 2,500 improperly bought playoff tickets

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans say they’ve voided around 2,500 playoff tickets that were purchased improperly during a presale event for the second round of the NBA playoffs. The club says the event was designed exclusively for season-ticket holders, but that codes provided for online purchases were shared with people who were not eligible for the promotion. The Pelicans say they have not previously had a problem with the improper sharing of promotional codes for ticket sales, but that an “unprecedented demand for playoff tickets resulted in tickets…

Supreme Court Continues to Narrow the Meaning of Obstruction

The majority opinion by Justice Stephen G. Breyer took a narrower view of the provision. It found that to prove a violation, the government must show “there is a ‘nexus’ between the defendant’s conduct and a particular administrative proceeding, such as an investigation, an audit or other targeted administrative action.” This nexus requirement makes it harder to establish obstruction because prosecutors must show what the defendant knew about an impending investigation or administrative action, and that the conduct was intended to make it more difficult to complete it. The court…

Bob Dorough, Jazzman With a Hit Kid-Music Series, Dies at 94

Bob Dorough, a singer, pianist and composer who was well known for his jazz but even better known for “Schoolhouse Rock!,” an infectious series of song-filled cartoons that conveyed math and grammar principles to young viewers, died on Monday at his home in Mount Bethel, Pa. He was 94. His wife, Sally Shanley, confirmed the death. Mr. Dorough was a moderately successful jazz pianist and singer when an advertising man named David B. McCall approached him for help with an idea. Mr. McCall had wondered why his son was able…

Steven Mnuchin Will Head to China as Trade Tensions Mount

Mr. Mnuchin is expected to be joined on the trip by Larry Kudlow, the director of the White House’s National Economic Council, and Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative. The delegation comprises a wide range of views on trade, with Mr. Mnuchin and Mr. Kudlow, a former CNBC economic commentator, more receptive to free trade and resistant to draconian tariffs, and Mr. Lighthizer encouraging the president to take a harder line. Peter Navarro, a trade adviser and the author of the book “Death by China,” may also travel with…