News archive from 4 July 2015

Miami-Dade bond hearing becomes reunion for childhood friends

MIAMI - A burglary suspect wept after the judge overseeing his bond hearing realized they had been childhood friends. Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Mindy Glazer recognized 49-year-old Arthur Booth during a hearing Thursday. Television news reports...

 
'Inside' is No. 1 going into holiday weekend

'Inside' is No. 1 going into holiday weekend

In a fight against robots, dinos and strippers for the box-office crown, emotions are pulling out ahead. Inside Out topped Thursday's box office with $7.7 million, besting three-week champ Jurassic World and newcomers Magic Mike XXL and Terminator:...

 
Advocates want more bike and walking paths in Winter Park

Advocates want more bike and walking paths in Winter Park

WINTER PARK - Park Avenue sports a new train station and a commuter-rail stop, as well as some of the trendiest shopping and dining in Metro Orlando. Extra-wide paths closed to cars and trucks but open to pedestrians and cyclists, Michael said, would...

 
Brian Schmitz: Who are the NBA free agency winners and losers?

Brian Schmitz: Who are the NBA free agency winners and losers?

Wild spending on the first day of free agency in the NBA totaled $1.4 billion, according to ESPN - yes, billion. And that wasn't counting the paydays coming to LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan, two prized big men whose contracts weren't included...

 
Rajon Rondo agrees to deal with Kings

Rajon Rondo agrees to deal with Kings

Rajon Rondo has agreed to a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the free agent moratorium is in effect until July 9. USA...

Usa Today, 19:43 in Sport
 
Bour powers Marlins to 2-1 victory

Bour powers Marlins to 2-1 victory

- Justin Bour just might be the best bargain in sports. Drafted by the Cubs in the 25th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, Bour languished in Chicago's organization for five years before the Marlins pilfered him in the Triple-A phase of...

 
Bianchi: O'Leary says Brent Key is very, very, very strong candidate to be next UCF coach

Bianchi: O'Leary says Brent Key is "very, very, very" strong candidate to be next UCF coach

Running off at the typewriter ... If anybody out there really believes George O'Leary is just UCF's temporary "interim" athletic director, I've got some oceanfront property in Topeka I'd like to sell you. It seems fairly obvious that O'Leary...

 
Gordon reaches the end of the rainbow at Daytona

Gordon reaches the end of the rainbow at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH - With security guards watching for suspicious activity, Dave Shepherd had some explaining to do Friday. What was the contraption bulging out of his backpack? "A piece of a dashboard from my Jeff Gordon Monte Carlo," he said....

 
Armour: Abby Wambach driven by the one title that has eluded her

Armour: Abby Wambach driven by the one title that has eluded her

USA TODAY Sports' Laken Litman breaks down the Women's World Cup championship game, where the U.S. looks to knock off Japan after losing in the 2011 final. VANCOUVER — Of the hundreds, no, thousands of games Abby Wambach has played, the date of only...

Usa Today, 20:23 in Sport
 
Serena Williams holds off Heather Watson to advance at Wimbledon

Serena Williams holds off Heather Watson to advance at Wimbledon

Pushed to the absolute limit, Serena Williams once again found a way to win. Top-ranked Serena looked on the ropes after losing six games in a row and going two breaks down in the third set. But, just as she has done so many times before, she refused...

 
Anchorage entrepreneur hopes to build zipline, adventure course at Hilltop

Anchorage entrepreneur hopes to build zipline, adventure course at Hilltop

An Anchorage entrepreneur is seeking approval from the city build an aerial adventure course and zipline at Hilltop Ski Area.  Scott Amy, a local pilot and paragliding instructor, has submitted a proposal to the city for a treetop obstacle course with...

 
Photos: Shark caught on North Carolina beach

Photos: Shark caught on North Carolina beach

While on vacation, Anna Korman took photos of a shark caught in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Korman is with her family from Richmond, Va., according to WCNC-TV. She says around 10:30 a.m. on Friday a family member saw from their balcony that a...

 
Immigrant's U.S. citizenship 13 years in the making

Immigrant's U.S. citizenship 13 years in the making

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Dave Araque has been in the United States for more than 13 years but this is his first Fourth of July as a citizen. "It's a great feeling knowing that I went through a long process and I'm finalized in a way that I feel happy...

 
Serena Williams escapes against upstart foe, partisan Wimbledon fans

Serena Williams escapes against upstart foe, partisan Wimbledon fans

- Houdini has nothing on Serena Williams. The world's No. 1 player, the woman who has now won 24 consecutive major tournament tennis matches, who is trying to win a fourth straight major tournament and also the magical calendar year Grand Slam, made...

 
Orlando City hopes to continue strong run against Western Conference teams at Real Salt Lake

Orlando City hopes to continue strong run against Western Conference teams at Real Salt Lake

Before its first season in Major League Soccer, one of the major questions about Orlando City's expansion team was whether it would cope with the travel and challenges of a league that spans coast-to-coast. The Lions (6-6-5, 23 pts.) won at Portland,...

 
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