News archive from 3 June 2015

Amazon launches free shipping on small items

Amazon launches free shipping on small items

Amazon on Tuesday introduced a free shipping for "small and light" products that weight under 8 ounces and cost less than $10. The low-cost fulfillment service means no minimum order is required and customers do not need to be enrolled in...

 
2 die in Wisconsin crash of plane built from kit

2 die in Wisconsin crash of plane built from kit

Fullscreen A Sonex aircraft crashed just short of the Wittman Field runway crashing into military vehicles at Oshkosh Corporation Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (Photo: Oshkosh Northwestern Media, Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northwestern Media) Fullscreen A...

 
These marsupials mate to death

These marsupials mate to death

There is such a thing as fatal attraction, especially if you're a small mammal in Australia. Researchers have discovered "suicidally-sexed marsupials" that mate so frequently and constantly that they die, according to research released...

 
South Korean MERS outbreak likely to spread, health officials say

South Korean MERS outbreak likely to spread, health officials say

A MERS outbreak in South Korea, the largest outside Saudi Arabia where the disease first emerged in 2012, is likely to grow, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, has infected at least 25 people in...

 
Ray McDonald's ex-fiancee says he repeatedly attacked her

Ray McDonald's ex-fiancee says he repeatedly attacked her

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ray McDonald's ex-fiancee says in court records that McDonald repeatedly attacked her over several months. The San Jose Mercury News reports that a restraining...

Usa Today, 19:23 in Sport
 

Dogfight costs Orange taxpayers

A public-records dogfight between Orange County and a pet-owner has cost taxpayers nearly $119,000. Orange County commissioners agreed Tuesday to pay $118,991.88 to cover attorney fees and other costs for Susan Hewlings, who asked for - but was...

 
Federal flood insurance program hopes to do better in Texas

Federal flood insurance program hopes to do better in Texas

The catastrophic floods in Texas and Oklahoma have receded, but now comes the hard part: How people there with federal flood insurance can rebuild their lives and homes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants to assure that folks who...

 

Carle gets a second shot at hoisting hockey hardware

Five years have passed since Matt Carle glided through the most disappointing handshake line of his hockey career, achingly close to the Stanley Cup, yet mindful that close does not rate. Only winners hoist hardware. The Chicago Blackhawks celebrated...

 

UAA volleyball signs middle blocker from Utah

UAA volleyball coach Chris Green on Tuesday announced the addition of Alex Garrett, a middle blocker fresh out of high school in Utah. Garrett, who is 6-foot-1, was a Class 3A all-state selecton for Desert Hills High and averaged 12.2 kills per match...

 
Margarita Dermatitis? Man gets second-degree burns from lime juice, sun

Margarita Dermatitis? Man gets second-degree burns from lime juice, sun

A rare and painful skin reaction has left one man with second-degree burns one week before his wedding, and lime juice is to blame. A rare and painful skin reaction has left one man with second-degree burns a week before his wedding. To blame: lime...

 

Florida lawmakers may not cut taxes as much

TALLAHASSEE - Even as Republican members of the House and Senate bashed each other Tuesday over health care, leaders in both chambers began trimming their wish lists in an effort to come to a budget compromise and avert a government shutdown. The...

 
Sepp Blatter resignation puts Qatar World Cup bid at risk

Sepp Blatter resignation puts Qatar World Cup bid at risk

USA TODAY Sports Martin Rogers discusses Sepp Blatter's decision to resign as President of FIFA amid scandal. Sepp Blatter had barely left the room where he announced he would step down from the FIFA presidency on Tuesday before talk turned to Qatar,...

Usa Today, 20:04 in Sport
 
Potential GOP presidential candidates make their cases

Potential GOP presidential candidates make their cases

The first big 2016 Republican presidential event in Florida saw seven potential candidates call for tax reform and less government Tuesday with only the state's former Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pushing economic ideas outside the...

 

Traffic: Tractor-trailer crash blocks WB I-4 near SR408

The westbound lanes of I-4 near State Road 408 are shutdown because of a crash involving a tractor-trailer. Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
Aurora shooting defendant went on 'autopilot'

Aurora shooting defendant went on 'autopilot'

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — In a calm, steady voice, the Aurora theater shooting defendant explained how he went on "autopilot" after strapping on body armor and tossing a tear gas grenade into a suburban Denver movie theater before opening fire...

 

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