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Tour de France begins Saturday in Netherlands with tough course

...licence despite multiple doping offenses within the Kazakh-funded outfit, Nibali - a winner of all three Grand Tours - will be backed by arguably the strongest team in the field in his bid to defend his title. Like in 2014, the Italian has been discreet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-01/tour-de-france-begin
Overtime

...Minor League BaseballGreenJackets shut out BravesIn Rome, Ga., Mark Reyes tossed 6²/³ innings of four-hit ball and was backed by a four-run fourth inning to help shut down the Rome Braves, 4-0, on Monday.Johneshwy Fargas led off the fourth with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-29/overtime
Privatizing the storage of nuclear plants' used fuel is worth pursuing

...program from the inertia that has plagued it since the 1980s. THE SENATE Appropriations Committee has approved a bipartisan-backed bill that would privatize the siting, development and operation of multiple facilities for the interim storage of used fuel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-06-28/privatizing-stor
Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs removing Confederate flag from SC Statehouse grounds

...remove the Confederate flag from the grounds, and noted that it bars the flag symbol in any official NASCAR capacity. Earnhardt backed NASCAR's position when asked about the issue before practice at Sonoma Raceway."I've made my comments about the Confederate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-06-26/dale-earnhardt-jr-backs-re
NASCAR chairman Brian France calls Confederate flag offensive, wants it removed from NASCAR events

...industry to see how far we can go to get that flag to be disassociated entirely from our events."This week, NASCAR said it backed South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds, and noted that it bars...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-06-27/nascar-chairman-brian-fran
Benefits of ultra 'high-res' audio questioned

...Marc de Oliveira did just that in February when he bought Bob Dylan's latest album, Shadows In The Night, from the Young-backed Pono Music store. The IT consultant splurged on a 24-bit version, but he later stumbled onto a blog that analyzed the file...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-26/benefits-ultra-high-res-au
Property transfers

...Two, Brookstone Condo at Raes Creek, $192,500Hsbc Bank Usa National Association Trust and Wells Fargo Home Equity Asset Backed Sec... to Henry Lamar Williams, Section VII, 1359 Walton Loop, Lot 15, Block L, Walton Hills, $119,000Henry Almquist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/real-estate/2015-06-27/property-transfers
Court OKs same-sex marriage

...same-sex couples, married and unmarried, live together in the United States, the institute says.The Obama administration backed the right of same-sex couples to marry. The Justice Department's decision to stop defending the federal anti-marriage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-26/court-oks-same-sex-marriage
World is speeding past America on high-speed trains

...for projects in California, Florida and Wisconsin. Republican governors in Florida and Wisconsin rejected the funding and backed out of high-speed rail plans, sending more dollars to California.The list of other proposals for faster-speed rail includes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-26/world-speeding-past-americ
Suspect who backed car into Columbia County convenience store sought by police

...Columbia County authorities are trying to identify a man they say backed his car into a Martinez convenience store early Tuesday morning...m., a man in a Mercury Marquis with a South Carolina tag backed the car through the front doors of the Sprint store at 500 Flowing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-09/authorities-looking-ma