News archive from 2 September 2015

Meet Denise, Kermit the Frog's new girlfriend. Piggy will be peeved.

Meet Denise, Kermit the Frog's new girlfriend. Piggy will be peeved.

No moping over lost love for Kermit the Frog: He's got a plush new girlfriend, Denise, and just in time for the start of his new show, The Muppets, on ABC this month. Only weeks ago we learned the shocking news: Kermit and Miss Piggy had split after...

 
FSU's starting offensive line murky again with Alec Eberle's return

FSU's starting offensive line murky again with Alec Eberle's return

FSU had its starting offensive line in place for Saturday's season opener against Texas State, but that clarity was short-lived. Coach Jimbo Fisher originally announced Monday that redshirt freshman Corey Martinez would be the team's starting center...

 

NASCAR's safety efforts offer lesson for IndyCar

There should always be teachable moments after a tragedy. IndyCar Racing is at that crossroads now, much like NASCAR officials were in early 2001 after they buried their iconic hero, Dale Earnhardt. They zipped to it, fastidiously, making significant...

 
Farm-Haus redefines food delivery in Orlando

Farm-Haus redefines food delivery in Orlando

Farm-to-table dining is more convenient now, with meals using local ingredients delivered to your door. Farm-Haus, a small Orlando business owned by husband and wife entrepreneurs Patrick and Brittany Lyne, offers chef-created dishes with same-day...

 
Lily Quintus law: County may exempt existing day-cares from crash barrier rule

Lily Quintus law: County may exempt existing day-cares from crash barrier rule

Orange County will likely exempt existing day cares from a proposed ordinance requiring protective crash barriers at the child centers. The proposed rule, still on the drawing board, would require new day care centers to have protective barriers in...

 
Woman allegedly burns cat, posts photos on Facebook

Woman allegedly burns cat, posts photos on Facebook

JACKSON, Miss. — A warrant has been issued for a woman who allegedly set a cat on fire and then posted photos of the burned animal on Facebook. Jackson Police Department Officer Colendula Green said Tuesday afternoon that a bench warrant had been...

 
Companies offer athletes hope with questionable stem cell treatments

Companies offer athletes hope with questionable stem cell treatments

For a minimum price of $15,000, several professional athletes recently received a curious new medical treatment in New York. It’s called “The Soup” — a mixture of human cells that includes stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat. If it works the...

Usa Today, 19:45 in Sport
 
Lawrence Phillips won't face death penalty on murder charge

Lawrence Phillips won't face death penalty on murder charge

Lawrence Phillips, who will be arraigned Sept. 15 on charges that he murdered his former cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison, will not face the death penalty, prosecuting attorney Andrea Bridges of the Kern County (Calif.) District Attorney’s office...

Usa Today, 19:45 in Sport
 
Mark Teixeira put on crutches, out at least 2 more weeks

Mark Teixeira put on crutches, out at least 2 more weeks

Just like before, further tests on New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira’s sore right shin revealed no fracture. Tests on Tuesday, however, show a more significant bone bruise that previously revealed. General manager Brian Cashman told...

Usa Today, 19:45 in Sport
 
Michigan AG calls for states to impose sanctions on Iran

Michigan AG calls for states to impose sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday issued a letter to governors across the nation asking them to impose or extend their own economic sanctions against Iran, as the Obama administration seeks to lift federal ones as part of...

 
UF linebacker Antonio Morrison hopes to anchor nation's top defense

UF linebacker Antonio Morrison hopes to anchor nation's top defense

UF senior Antonio Morrison said he never worried whether he would be back for the Gators' season-opener. Morrison will line up at middle linebacker Saturday night in the Swamp against New Mexico State, just eight months after he was carted off the...

 
Rex Ryan's swagger returns with Buffalo Bills, his 'last stop in coaching'

Rex Ryan's swagger returns with Buffalo Bills, his 'last stop in coaching'

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Rex Ryan looked lost. Though his new team, the Buffalo Bills, was kicking off its final night practice of training camp last week at St. John Fisher College, Ryan ambled around almost aimlessly. The coach and football junkie wanted...

Usa Today, 19:59 in Sport
 
GOP nominee for Ky. governor backs clerk's defiance

GOP nominee for Ky. governor backs clerk's defiance

MIDDLETOWN, Ky. — Kentucky's GOP nominee for governor, who hopes to make the fight over same-sex marriage a centerpiece of this year's gubernatorial race, said Tuesday that he fully supports a defiant county clerk's right to refuse to serve gay...

 
Armour: Los Angeles saves USOC from another Olympic-sized embarrassment

Armour: Los Angeles saves USOC from another Olympic-sized embarrassment

At some point, U.S. Olympic Committee leaders ought to send the folks in Boston a thank-you note. Instead of trying to sell the International Olympic Committee on a city that wanted no part of the 2024 Summer Games, the USOC got the dumb luck to wind...

Usa Today, 20:26 in Sport
 
Once World Series favorites, Nationals have one option: 'Shock the world'

Once World Series favorites, Nationals have one option: 'Shock the world'

ST. LOUIS - Washington Nationals stars Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth, their jerseys and undershirts ripped off, and uniform pants still on, sat side-by-side on the visiting clubhouse couch at Busch Stadium, staring vacantly ahead. It was the look of a...

Usa Today, 20:31 in Sport
 

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