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lt. gov. smith won't run for governor in 2018


st. paul, minn. — democratic lt. gov. tina smith says she will not run for governor in 2018.smith has long been viewed as a top contender for in the gubernatorial given her visible perch as gov. mark dayton's second-in-command. outside republican political groups frequently singled out smith while laying the groundwork for the 2018 campaign.but smith announced she would not run in a statement posted on her facebook page friday afternoon. smith joined dayton's ticket at lieutenant governor in 2014. she had previously served as his top aide.her announcement could throw open the field for democratic candidates. three dflers have already launched campaigns while some top-tier republican candidates like house speaker kurt daudt and hennepin county sheriff rich stanek still publicly weigh enteri






lt. gov. tina smith will not run for minnesota governor in 2018


lt. gov. tina smith, one of the state's highest-ranking female elected officials and a close adviser to gov. mark dayton, will not run for governor in 2018, throwing the race wide open for fellow dflers.smith, 59, has been a top dayton emissary, often traveling the state as she promotes the governor's agenda. since early 2015, when smith began her term, she has emerged as the state's most high-profile lieutenant governor, transforming the obscure role and often serving as the face of the dayton administration. her elevation from dayton's chief of staff to running mate fueled speculation that she would run for the state's highest office.in an interview friday, smith said she reached her decision after consulting with friends, family and political allies."as i have looked at everything, it's






lt. gov. tina smith will not run for minnesota governor in 2018


lt. gov. tina smith, one of the state’s highest-ranking female elected officials and close adviser to gov. mark dayton, will not be running for governor in 2018, throwing the race wide open for fellow dflers.smith, 59, has been a top dayton emissary, often traveling the state as she promotes the governor’s agenda. since early 2015, when smith began her term, she has emerged as the most high-profile lieutenant governor, transforming the obscure role and becoming the face of the dayton administration. her elevation from dayton’s chief of staff to running mate fueled speculation that she would run for governor.in an interview friday, smith said she reached her decisions after consulting with friends, family and political allies.“as i have looked at everything, it’s just really clear to me tha






lt. gov. smith won't run for governor in 2018


st. paul, minn. — democratic lt. gov. tina smith announced friday that she would not run for governor in 2018, shaking up a wide field for the open seat.smith had long been viewed as a top contender for governor because of her visible perch as gov. mark dayton's second-in-command. outside republican political groups frequently singled out smith while laying the groundwork for the 2018 campaign.but smith said friday she decided against a run, announcing the decision on her facebook page. in an interview, she said it was mostly a personal decision about what she wants to do in her next 10 years."there has been a lot of speculation about my intention of running governor. but at the end of the day, you have to really ask yourself: what do you want to do?"beyond finishing out her term as dayton






ap source: qb geno smith leaves jets for giants


new york — a person familiar with the decision tells the associated press that quarterback geno smith has agreed to terms with the new york giants.like receiver brandon marshall last week, smith is leaving the jets but remaining in the same stadium. the person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.the 26-year-old smith was a second-round draft choice by the jets in 2013, but his stint with them was marred by injuries and inconsistency. he also lost his starting job in 2015 after a teammate broke smith's jaw with a punch during training camp.when smith did get onto the field last season, it was brief. ryan fitzpatrick was benched for poor play, but smith tore his acl in the second quarter against baltimore and was done for the season.the deal is pending smi






gillmor gang: howlin’ wolves


the gillmor gang — michael arrington, keith teare, kevin marks, frank radice, and steve gillmor. recorded live friday, february 24, 2017. plus the latest g3 (below) with elisa camahort page, francine hardaway, mary hodder, and tina chase gillmor. may i see your passport [email protected], @arrington, @kevinmarks, @kteare, @fradiceproduced and directed by tina chase gillmor @tinagillmorliner noteslive chat streamthe gillmor gang on facebookg3: culture clubg3 chat streamg3 on facebook






gillmor gang: mojo filter


the gillmor gang — michael arrington, keith teare, john taschek, frank radice, and steve gillmor. recorded live friday, march 10, 2017. the gang blends fake tech news with real media disruption and machine learning-aided ai. plus the latest g3 (below) with denise howell, francine hardaway, mary hodder, and tina chase [email protected], @arrington, @jtaschek, @kteare, @fradiceproduced and directed by tina chase gillmor @tinagillmorliner noteslive chat streamthe gillmor gang on facebookg3: cuckoo clockg3 chat streamg3 on facebook






gillmor gang: kakitocracy | techcrunch


the gillmor gang — doc searls, keith teare, frank radice, and steve gillmor. recorded live friday, february 10, 2017. plus the latest g3 (below) with halley suitt tucker, elisa camahort page, denise howell, mary hodder, and tina chase [email protected], @dsearls, @kteare, @fradiceproduced and directed by tina chase gillmor @tinagillmorliner noteslive chat streamthe gillmor gang on facebookg3: nordstrom und drangg3 chat streamg3 on facebook






murder suspect michael lawrence smith freed by mistake


image copyrightpsniimage caption michael smith was last seen in the belfast area on tuesday afternoon a "dangerous" murder suspect is on the run after being released from a northern ireland prison by mistake.michael lawrence smith, 38, was last seen in the belfast area at 12:30 gmt on tuesday and has not returned to maghaberry prison.the police said he had been "released erroneously" by the prison service and had failed to return to the jail.mr smith, who is on remand for murder, had previously applied for bail, but been refused.det supt kevin geddes said mr smith had "an extensive history of violence" and urged the public not to approach him."i would ask mr smith to hand himself in to the authorities without any further delay and ask anyone who knows of his current whereabouts or who has






murder suspect michael lawrence smith freed by mistake


image copyrightpsniimage caption michael lawrence smith, 38, was last seen in the belfast area at 14:00 gmt on tuesday a "dangerous" murder suspect is on the run after being released from a northern ireland prison by mistake.michael lawrence smith, 38, was last seen in the belfast area at 14:00 gmt on tuesday and has not returned to maghaberry prison.the police said he had been "released erroneously" by the prison service and has failed to return to the jail.mr smith, who is on remand for murder, had previously applied for bail, but it had been refused.det supt kevin geddes said mr smith had "an extensive history of violence" and urged the public not to approach him."i would ask mr smith to hand himself in to the authorities without any further delay and ask anyone who knows of his current






minnesota homeowner who killed 2 teens asks for release


minneapolis — a central minnesota homeowner who killed two teenagers who broke into his home on thanksgiving day 2012 is claiming his life sentence is unconstitutional and he's asking to be released.an attorney for 68-year-old byron smith of little falls filed documents friday in federal court, claiming smith's rights were violated when part of his trial was closed to the public.smith was convicted in 2014 of first-degree premeditated murder in the shootings of 18-year-old haile kifer and her 17-year-old cousin, nick brady. smith was sentenced to life without parole.smith's attorney, steve meshbesher, says the shootings were self-defense.he argues the courtroom was improperly closed to discuss admissibility of witnesses, depriving smith of his right to a public trial.the minnesota supreme






murder suspect michael lawrence smith freed by mistake


image copyrightpsniimage caption michael lawrence smith, 38, was last seen in the belfast area on tuesday afternoon a "dangerous" murder suspect is on the run after being released from a northern ireland prison by mistake.michael lawrence smith, 38, was last seen in the belfast area at 14:00 gmt on tuesday and has not returned to maghaberry prison.the police said he had been "released erroneously" by the prison service and had failed to return to the jail.mr smith, who is on remand for murder, had previously applied for bail, but been refused.det supt kevin geddes said mr smith had "an extensive history of violence" and urged the public not to approach him."i would ask mr smith to hand himself in to the authorities without any further delay and ask anyone who knows of his current whereabou






raiders' aldon smith detained by police


raiders linebacker aldon smith was detained by police in san francisco thursday morning after a vehicle he was riding in crashed into a police car, ktvu reported.smith, who has been suspended by the nfl since november, 2015 and is awaiting a possible meeting with the league later this month to lift his ban, was not charged in thursday’s incident. he was was one of three passengers held for questioning by police around 8:30 a.m. near the public safety building in the china basin.ktvu reported that two san francisco police officers suffered injuries and were taken to san francisco general hospital with non-life threatening injuries. police said one of the passengers (not smith) was arrested for public intoxication.this is the second time in the past month that smith has been questioned in an






musical of 'mean girls' by tina fey set to debut in dc


new york — tina fey's stage adaptation of "mean girls" will make its world premiere at the national theatre in washington, d.c.the new musical is based on the 2004 film about a naive girl who falls in love with her new high school's coolest, prettiest, most treacherous triumvirate of girls, called the plastics. the show will run from oct. 31-dec. 3.it will feature a story by fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time emmy award winner jeff richmond ("30 rock," ''unbreakable kimmy schmidt"), and lyrics by tony award-nominee nell benjamin ("legally blonde"). tony award-winner casey nicholaw ("the book of mormon") will direct and choreograph.the film starred lindsay lohan, but there was no word on who would star onstage.






nfl is looking into police matter involving raiders' aldon smith


a visit paid to raiders linebacker aldon smith by san francisco police over the weekend has drawn the attention of the nfl.“we are looking into the matter,” nfl spokesman brian mccarthy said in an e-mail tuesday.smith and an unnamed person who contacted the san francisco police department cooperated with officers saturday morning and no arrests were made. officer grace gatpanden confirmed that smith was “mentioned” in the report without divulging the nature of the issue or details of police involvement.tmz reported police responded to a “domestic incident.”the nfl however, will be interested in the details, given smith’s banished status under the league’s policy on substance abuse. he was banished for a minimum of one year on nov. 6, 2015.when smith was not reinstated after a year, the nfl






fourth victim identified after fatal new orleans shooting


new orleans — a relative has identified the fourth victim in a shooting at a new orleans home that left a woman and two children dead.wdsu-tv (http://bit.ly/2nboagu ) reports debra smith said sunday that her granddaughter 12-year-old a'miya smith was severely wounded in the march 10 shooting. smith is the daughter 30-year-old monique smith, who along with her two boys, jumyrin smith and 10-year-old justin simms was killed in the shooting.the grandmother says a'miya remains in critical conditions after undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to the face.police have not released a motive for the shooting. no arrests have been made.news outlets quote new orleans police superintendent michael harrison as saying it was "a very horrific scene."






qb geno smith leaves jets for giants – the denver post


new york  — geno smith is switching teams in the jersey meadowlands.the quarterback has agreed to terms with the new york giants, pending passing a physical, a person with knowledge of the decision told the associated press on friday.like receiver brandon marshall last week, smith is leaving the jets but remaining in the same stadium. the person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.the 26-year-old smith was a second-round draft choice by the jets in 2013, but his stint with them was marred by injuries and inconsistency. he also lost his starting job in 2015 after then-teammate ik enemkpali broke smith’s jaw with a punch during training camp.when smith did get onto the field last season, it was brief. ryan fitzpatrick was benched for poor play, but smith t






49ers make release of torrey smith official


less than an hour before the negotiating period began on free agency tuesday, the 49ers announced they had released wide receiver torrey smith.smith’s departure was widely reported monday. he was two years in to a five-year contract with a maximum value of $40 million. smith, who missed the last four games of the season following a concussion, caught 53 passes in two seasons.“the 49ers would like to thank torrey for representing this organization with tremendous class over the last two years,” general manager john lynch said in a statement. “i have always had great respect for his skill as a player and as a wonderful example of how professional athletes can use their platform to make a difference in our community. we wish torrey, and his family, all the best.”






49ers release wr torrey smith two years in to five-year deal


santa clara — the 49ers reportedly released wide receiver torrey smith monday in advance of free agency, getting 53 receptions over two seasons in one of the club’s few big forays into free agency into recent years under former general manager trent baalke.smith, who missed the last four games of the 2016 season with concussion symptoms, had 20 receptions for 267 yards and averaged 13.4 yards per catch with three touchdowns. espn and the sacramento bee were among the first outlets to report smith’s exit from the roster.in 2015, the year he signed a five-year contract that had a maximum value of $40 million, smith had 33 catches for 663 yards, averaging 20.1 yards per catch with four touchdowns.smith occasionally flashed the downfield ability that saw him catch 213 passes for 3,591 yards an






shep smith stunned gop still has ‘absolutely no plan’ for obamacare


during his tuesday afternoon segment, fox news host shep smith called out the republican party and the trump administration for its obamacare replacement proposal.reminding viewers of the president’s campaign promise that “there will be healthcare for everyone … we’re going to pay for it. we’re going to pay for this in washington,” smith went on to call out the contrast between the president’s promises and the congressional leaders’ promises to their constituents. “you can’t have both. somebody has to give. i wonder who it’s going to be,” smith questioned. realclearpolitics co-founder and publisher tom bevan, who joined smith, agreed. “exactly. i mean, that is the point. every republican in the house, every republican in the senate including this president in the white house ran on repeali






fox’s shep smith blasts trump’s travel ban for giving jihadists ‘exactly what th


opening up a discussion on the blow-back from president donald trump’s executive action that banned syrian refugees from the u.s. and placed heavy restrictions on travelers from muslim-majority countries, fox news host shep smith accused trump of playing into the hands of middle eastern terrorists.noting the difficulties executive has caused, with push-back coming from the pentagon and at the state level, smith turned to how it is being perceived in the middle east.“already some jihadist groups are claiming victory over the executive order, saying the policy proves the united es is at war with islam,” smith explained. “they’re calling president trump’s action ‘the blessed ban.'”“it’s exactly what they wanted,” smith dryly added. “we know because they have said so for years.”watch the video






49ers lb malcolm smith joins another fixer-upper


santa clara — malcolm smith finds himself in a familiar situation in joining the 49ers.he signed with the raiders in 2015 as an unrestricted free agent, a team that was coming off a 3-13 season and had a new coach in jack del rio.the raiders went from 7-9 to 12-4 and their first playoff berth since the 2002 season.now smith joints the 49ers, a 2-14 team a year ago, but with new general manager in john lynch and a new coach in kyle shanahan.his career started as a seventh-round draft pick out of usc in 2011, joining a 7-9 seattle team that was poised for great things.“it’s kind of been a theme for my career, i guess, going to seattle when they weren’t necessarily any good, then the raiders,” smith said. “i think those kinds of things can happen when everybody is moving in the right directio






reflecting on elliott smith's 'either/or' through its loving, extensive reissue


the elliott smith wall is still — sort of — standing on sunset boulevard in silver lake. the red, white and blue swirl outside the old solutions speaker repair shop served as a backdrop for smith’s 2000 album “figure 8” and was, for years, a place for fans to leave little hand-drawn memorial messages to the late singer-songwriter.now a big square of it has been removed to make room for a window looking onto a new wine spot called bar angeles. the name is nominally a tribute to smith’s song “angeles,” from his beloved 1997 album “either/or.” say what you will about that as a metaphor for how l.a. has changed in the 14 years since smith’s death (you can still find the old segment of wall inside the bar, and a more garish smith portrait popped up on a mural down the street).but at least it’s






dear diaries: tina brown publishing book of private journals


new york — tina brown has some secrets to spill.the british-born author and magazine editor has a deal with henry holt and co. to publish the diaries she kept during her years running vanity fair, the publisher told the associated press. "the vanity fair diaries" comes out in november.brown was editor-in-chief of vanity fair from 1984 to 1992, when the magazine covered the fall of princess diana's marriage to prince charles, among other news, and published such headline-making covers as the one of a naked, pregnant demi moore. brown's diaries also touch upon her marriage to journalist and publisher harry evans and her "battles in the boys club" of publisher conde nast.after vanity fair, brown edited the new yorker and helped found talk magazine and the daily beast.






geno smith on verge of joining giants, source says


geno smith and the giants have agreed to terms on a contract that will allow the former jets starting quarterback to compete for the job as eli manning’s backup, a source confirmed to newsday. and at just 26 years of age, smith also may be competing to be manning’s heir apparent.smith will have a physical with the giants this weekend and, if all goes well, is expected to sign with the team early next week. espn first reported the agreement.latest giants storiessmith is coming off an acl injury, so the medical examination is no rubber stamp. still, the giants had smith in for a visit last week in the early stages of free agency to talk about his potential role with the team as well as his recovery from the injury. smith has said he expects to be ready to play at the start of training camp,






watch shep smith rip into fellow fox host chris wallace for defending trump medi


fox news’ shep smith on tuesday battled anchor chris wallace over donald trump’s constant flip-flopping and criticism of the press, calling the president’s treatment of the press “annoying.”discussing trump’s suggestion tuesday that he’s willing to consider comprehensive immigration reform, smith noted the president’s change “isn’t just an olive branch” to democrats, it “is a break from everything that we’ve heard throughout [the campaign].”smith asked if undocumented immigrants who haven’t committed crimes in the country can “set aside” fears about deportation. wallace responded that he wasn’t in a position to answer that question.“is that what they said though?” smith pressed. “you were in the meeting.”wallace responded that a “senior administration official” indicated that was the case,






giants left-hander will smith explains his decision to have tommy john surgery –


scottsdale, ariz. – left-hander will smith won’t throw a pitch for the giants this season. instead of providing relief, he found himself in need of some after making the decision to have tommy john surgery.he found it while walking through the clubhouse friday morning. there was hunter strickland and derek law telling him about how the procedure worked. cory gearrin and george kontos could counsel him about every bit of the rehab process. even mark melancon has one of those characteristic l-scars on his arm.“that’s what we were just doing – everybody talking, telling their story,” smith said. “it was, `this is what happened to me,’ and `this is how they put you to sleep.’ they’ve all been through it.”they came out the other side. smith, 27, is counting on doing the same in 2018. and that w






man jailed for poisoning wife with laxatives


image copyrightdaily mirrorimage caption david smith poisoned his wife with laxatives over a number of years a "walter mitty character" who poisoned his wife with laxatives has been jailed for three and a half years.david smith, 62, a fantasist who claimed he was an ex-sas hero, made elizabeth smith so ill she thought she was dying.the sheriff in ayr said smith, from telford, was guilty of a "prolonged and evil course of criminal conduct". smith had told his wife a string of lies, including that he carried out the sas raid on the iranian embassy.he was previously convicted of culpably and recklessly administering laxative substances over a three-year period from 2012-2015.sheriff john montgomery said smith's conduct had caused "physical and mental anguish" to his victim.he made her so ill






man jailed for poisoning wife with laxatives


image copyrightdaily mirrorimage caption david smith poisoned his wife with laxatives over a number of years a "walter mitty character" who poisoned his wife with laxatives has been jailed for three and a half years.david smith, 62, a fantasist who claimed he was an ex-sas hero, made elizabeth smith so ill she thought she was dying.the sheriff in ayr said smith, from telford, was guilty of a "prolonged and evil course of criminal conduct". smith had told his wife a string of lies, including that he carried out the sas raid on the iranian embassy.he was previously convicted of culpably and recklessly administering laxative substances over a three-year period from 2012-2015.sheriff john montgomery said smith's conduct had caused "physical and mental anguish" to his victim.he made her so ill






trial starts in man's 2015 shooting death


both sides in the murder trial agree that matthew scott richardson shot joshua smith with a russian military rifle on dec. 18, 2015, resulting in smith's death seven days later.they disagree whether richardson, 24, of the 5400 block of mulberry avenue in portage, intended to kill smith or was acting in self-defense, according to opening statements wednesday at the porter county courthouse.both sides also disagreed with who caused the road rage incident at the portage menard's at 6220 u.s. 6 that allegedly led to smith getting out of his car at richardson's home with a baseball bat in hand.porter county chief deputy prosecutor matt frost said that smith, 28, of 2400 block of wells street in lake station, and his girlfriend, katie ryan, were out shopping for her daughter's birthday gift and






aldon smith of oakland raiders detained after car crash – the denver post


san francisco — authorities say suspended oakland raiders player aldon smith was detained in san francisco after an suv he was riding in crashed into an undercover police car, injuring two officers.bay area news station ktvu reports that the officers were taken to a hospital thursday for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.police say smith was detained for public intoxication. officer robert rueca said he wasn’t arrested.the woman driving the suv was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.smith has played less than 20 games in the last three seasons. the nfl had been expected to review his status this month after he received a one-year suspension for violating the league’s rules on substance abuse.smith’s agent didn’t immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment. nfl spokesm






raiders' aldon smith investigated for domestic incident


raiders linebacker aldon smith is under investigation for a domestic incident that occurred early saturday morning at a home in san francisco, according to tmz.smith has been suspended by the nfl since november of 2016, but nfl network reported last week that he was expected to be reinstated in march, as long as he remains compliant with the league’s substance abuse policy.sources told tmz that police in san francisco were called to a san francisco home and interviewed smith and the alleged victim. police took a report and are considering the case an active investigation. smith owns a home in the city, but it’s not clear if the incident occurred there.smith spoke on instagram live last week after the report surfaced that his suspension was on the verge of being lifted. “i’m back,” smith sa






'i'm back, and there's nobody who can stop me"


raiders linebacker aldon smith is expected to be reinstated in march, so long as he remains compliant with the league’s substance abuse policy after violations of it led to his current banishment.that news was reported on sunday, via the nfl network’s ian oport, and a day later smith hope on instagram live for a couple of quick videos.“i’m back,” smith said in one of the videos, “and there’s nobody who can stop me. you already know it. raider nation, we got this s—.”smith didn’t say much else in the videos, other than replying to a question by saying, “yeah, i’m ready” and laughing at a few of the other comments that strolled in. uming smith stays out of trouble and is reinstated in march as expected, he’d be back in time to join the raiders for their offseason training program as well as






disabato: providence baseball team loses four pitchers to arm injuries


providence coach mark smith tried selling me a familiar line during a recent conversation regarding the upcoming baseball season."we're going to be a little down," he said.i reminded smith he has used that phrase in recent years, then proceeded to win three straight class 4a state championships — an unprecedented run in any class for the sport."yeah, but this year i mean it," smith said.it's not so much the three-time defending state champions are down in regards to talent. six players have college commitments.the pitching staff is just down four arms, compliments of the injury bug.oh, the irony.this is the first season with the ihsa's implentation of a pitch count. providence has had four pitchers suffer significant arm injuries — before they even threw a pitch in a game."i don't think we






‘it’s too much lying, and too much smoke!’


fox news host shep smith on thursday erupted over reports that michael flynn, former national security adviser to donald trump retroactively registered as a foreign agent working on behalf of the turkish government.noting flynn is the same person who “lied to the vice president about his conversation with russian leaders, and was forced to resign after 24 days on the job,” smith reported that flynn also helped “the turkish leader as a lobbyist during the u.s. presidential campaign,” earning $530,000 for his work.smith played footage of flynn “on the campaign trail with donald trump complaining about pay-for-play, as he was paid to play by a businessman that supported the turkish leader who’s voting base is islamic voters.”“there’s been a lot of lying,” smith said. “there’s been lying about






former garden city coach rich smith, 74, files age-discrimination suit


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe contract of rich smith, who was garden city's varsity baseball coach for 44 years, was not renewed after the 2016 season. (credit: james escher) longtime garden city baseball coach rich smith, 74, has filed a federal age-discrimination lawsuit against the garden city union free school district. smith’s contract as baseball coach was not renewed after the 2016 season. smith was the varsity baseball coach for 44 years and a coach at the school since 1967.he filed charges of employment discrimination with the equal employment...






san jose state's shane smith hopes pro day performance boosts nfl interest


san jose — he crushed a school record with a performance that would’ve stood as the best if he was at the nfl scouting combine.but still, san jose state fullback shane smith was a little disappointed in himself when he hit 36 repetitions on the bench press at his school’s pro day earlier this week.“i hit 38 the week prior to pro day, so i thought with some adrenaline, i was hoping to hit 40,” smith said in an interview two days after his eye-popping workout. “i still hit 36, which was obviously pretty good, but for me, i kind of set my standards pretty high.”smith, a los gatos high graduate who stands at 6-foot-1 and a chiseled 244 pounds, is a pure gym rat of the highest order. twice a day, nearly every day, he’s working out. so nothing he did at his pro day particularly surprised him, ex






media do need to shut up and listen


top trump aide steve bannon took an interview with the new york times to deliver a message to the media. the full story is worth a read, but here’s the beginning:washington — just days after president trump spoke of a “running war’’ with the media, his chief white house strategist, stephen k. bannon, ratcheted up the attacks, arguing that news organizations had been ‘humiliated’ by the election outcome and repeatedly describing the media as ‘the opposition party’ of the current administration.‘the media should be embarr ed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,’ mr. bannon said in an interview on wednesday.‘i want you to quote this,’ mr. bannon added. ‘the media here is the opposition party. they don’t understand this country. they still do not understand why d