News archive from 1 June 2015

Ariz. attorney Dale Baich fights for right to humane death

Ariz. attorney Dale Baich fights for right to humane death

PHOENIX -- At times, the federal public defender Dale Baich is brought into a death-penalty eligible murder case at its earliest stages. His job is to describe death row to the accused. Baich describes the small cells and the solitary existence that...

 
For Wall Street, June is all about the data

For Wall Street, June is all about the data

June was supposed to be the month for the rate hike "liftoff." But Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen now says that's "unlikely." That means, for Wall Street, June will be all about the data. The Fed has long said that its...

 
Wolff: Re/code bows to traffic demands

Wolff: Re/code bows to traffic demands

Kara Swisher, the loudest journalist in Silicon Valley, has been both arbiter and promoter of digital businesses, including her own. First, as the organizer with gadget columnist Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD Conference, and...

 

Small brush fire sparks evacuation at UCF

Two student housing buildings were evacuated early Sunday evening after a small brush fire sparked near Tower One and Tower Two on UCF campus, a school spokesperson said. "The wind should shift," he said. "There's not going to be any...

 
Orlando City soccer stadium deal is all about finding home

Orlando City soccer stadium deal is all about finding home

Phil Rawlins isn't trying to start a revolution. He isn't the Pied Piper leading the charge for changing the dynamics of how politicians and communities grovel at the feet of professional sports teams, asking how much more we can give. Rawlins and the...

 
Gluck: Wins pile up for Jimmie Johnson, lofty records in focus

Gluck: Wins pile up for Jimmie Johnson, lofty records in focus

DOVER, Del. -- Jimmie Johnson is beyond the point where he's simply piling up wins while being seemingly unbeatable at certain tracks. He's still doing that. Johnson drove to victory lane Sunday at Dover International Speedway for a record 10th time....

Usa Today, 19:31 in Sport
 
Former Marine holds plank for 5 hours, breaks world record

Former Marine holds plank for 5 hours, breaks world record

If holding a plank for a minute sounds rough, imagine doing it for five hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds. A former U.S. Marine from Carlsbad, Calif., did just that on Saturday. George Hood, 57, held an abdominal plank at the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier...

 

Anchorage School Board considers revising expulsion, suspension policies

The Anchorage School Board will consider revisions to the School District’s suspension and expulsion notification policies Monday, roughly two weeks after parents sued the district over its disciplinary process. The revisions call for school...

 

Texas flood cleanup begins at laundromat

HAYS COUNTY, Texas -- Volunteers piled up black bags all day Sunday at Wash Day Laundry in Wimberley. "This one's really heavy," said a volunteer. But inside the bags is not trash -- it's someone's treasure. And it is all some people have...

 
FSU baseball's contest postponed until 2 p.m. Monday

FSU baseball's contest postponed until 2 p.m. Monday

A rain delay has pushed FSU's game in the NCAA tournament from Sunday to Monday. FSU, which is 2-0 in regional play, can advance to the next round of the tournament with a win Monday. A loss will force the Seminoles to play in a decisive elimination...

 
Playing Catch-Up: Indigo Girls

Playing Catch-Up: Indigo Girls

This week in "Playing Catch-Up,'' USA TODAY's spotlight on veteran artists returning to the spotlight, Brian Mansfield talks to the Indigo Girls, the folk-rock duo known for such late-'80s and '90s hits as Closer to Fine and Galileo. Lost and...

 
Beau Biden: Delaware mourns 'public servant, patriot'

Beau Biden: Delaware mourns 'public servant, patriot'

Fullscreen Attorney General, Beau Biden (Photo: The News Journal/FRED COMEGYS) Fullscreen Attorney General candidate Ferris Wharton (R) listens to opponent Beau Biden (D) in 2006 debate. (Photo: The News Journal/Jennifer Corbett) Fullscreen After...

 
French Open rewind: Week of drama, cheers, jeers, Nadal's return to form

French Open rewind: Week of drama, cheers, jeers, Nadal's return to form

PARIS – The lone Grand Slam to run over a 15-day span, the French Open reached its "halfway point" Sunday evening, with eight days down and seven to go. What were the biggest storylines from the week that was at Roland Garros? Here, we break...

Usa Today, 20:18 in Sport
 
It's a job for Most Famous Hot Dog Lady

It's a job for Most Famous Hot Dog Lady

For most games, concerts and, these days, high-school graduations at Amway Center, Ghenet Sequar stands at a hot-dog cart near the arena's entrance, slapping together dog, bun and wrapper with blurry deftness. Don't mistake her as just a mobile vendor...

 

Lawmakers return to Capitol for second try at budget

TALLAHASSEE - As legislators return to the Capitol today for a second attempt at crafting a budget, they face a deadline to prevent a government shutdown amid lingering resentment between House and Senate Republicans. There hasn't been much progress...

 

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