News archive from 2 July 2015

Confederate flag activist's dad humbled by her courage

Confederate flag activist's dad humbled by her courage

CINCINNATI -- As a woman climbed a pole in South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag, her parents slept soundly in their Cincinnati home. The nation debated her motivations and criminal charges. Her surprised father worried about her...

 
Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks reach deal

Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks reach deal

All-Star power forward Paul Millsap has decided to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks and has turned down the Orlando Magic's offer of a four-year, maximum-salary deal, multiple news outlets are reporting. Magic officials met with Millsap early this...

 
Russian launch aims to resupply space station pantry

Russian launch aims to resupply space station pantry

CAPE CANAVERAL — Five days after SpaceX's failed launch of International Space Station cargo from Cape Canaveral, Russian space officials will take another turn trying to deliver needed supplies to the outpost. A robotic Progress freighter hopes to...

 
Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks reach deal

Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks reach deal

All-Star power forward Paul Millsap has decided to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks and has turned down the Orlando Magic's offer of a four-year, maximum-salary deal, multiple news outlets are reporting. Magic officials met with Millsap early this...

 
WWII vet receives French Legion of Honor medal

WWII vet receives French Legion of Honor medal

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – When Charles Stevens went into Normandy six days after the D-Day invasion, there were bodies floating near the beach. Drafted at age 18 and wounded while serving with the Army, Stevens, who turns 90 on July 11, had put most...

 
S.C. NAACP plans July 4 protest ahead of Confederate flag vote in Statehoue

S.C. NAACP plans July 4 protest ahead of Confederate flag vote in Statehoue

The South Carolina NAACP will protest outside the Statehouse on Saturday ahead of the vote in the Legislature on whether to remove the Confederate Flag from Statehouse grounds. The Independence Day rally will take place on the Statehouse steps and...

 

Could money from toll roads help SunRail, Lynx?

Metro Orlando's road-building agency routinely brings in more money than the year before and expects another record haul this year of $355 million. That is why the Central Florida Expressway Authority and its 109-mile toll-road network is perceived as...

 
Xoom zips 22% higher after PayPal agrees to buy money transfer firm

Xoom zips 22% higher after PayPal agrees to buy money transfer firm

SAN FRANCISCO—Ebay's PayPal unit is buying Xoom for $890 million cash in a bid to expand into international money transfers. Xoom's shares rallied 22%, or $4.50, to $25.20 while eBay (EBAY) shares added 17 cents to $60.59. San Francisco-based digital...

 
Mike Bianchi: If O'Leary gets UCF into the Big 12, he should be AD for life

Mike Bianchi: If O'Leary gets UCF into the Big 12, he should be AD for life

UCF President John Hitt is no dummy. In fact, he is considered one of the most brilliant university presidents in this country. Which means he must have a wise, well-considered reason why he just named football coach George O'Leary as the school's...

 
SpaceX moves test of crew safety system to Florida

SpaceX moves test of crew safety system to Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL — SpaceX plans to launch a test of an important astronaut safety system from Kennedy Space Center instead of California, NASA announced Wednesday. The second test of a Dragon capsule's launch abort system now will lift off from KSC's...

 

As South Carolina fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual

The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing Confederate flags. The Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal...

 
Valencia engineering students launch parachutes at KSC

Valencia engineering students launch parachutes at KSC

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - Sean Brooks wore a "Special NASA Guest" badge pinned to his shirt and a hard hat ... just in case. He climbed 247 feet on an unfinished mobile launcher that will someday launch rockets into outer space. On the elevator...

 
NASCAR returns to Daytona with lingering questions, storylines

NASCAR returns to Daytona with lingering questions, storylines

Mid-summer, nearly mid-schedule and back to Daytona International Speedway again. It will be hot. It will be humid, and the race will be on Sunday night. NBC launches its next decade in the sport and storylines will abound, as usual, where the season...

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Google cars in accidents again, humans at fault again

Google cars in accidents again, humans at fault again

SAN FRANCISCO - Google's autonomous cars were once again involved in accidents while out mapping the streets of Mountain View, Calif. But in both instances - as with the dozen or so previous incidents over years of testing - humans in other vehicles...

 
Suspect arrested in fire set during Baltimore rioting

Suspect arrested in fire set during Baltimore rioting

BALTIMORE — A man was arrested in connection with a fire set in Baltimore during riots after the death of Freddie Gray, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Wednesday. Baltimore police say Raymon Carter, 24, was arrested...

 

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