News archive from 6 July 2015

Live updates: U.S. vs. Japan in Women's World Cup final

Live updates: U.S. vs. Japan in Women's World Cup final

The Women's World Cup championship game is underway at BC Place. Each team makes a quick foray into the other team's end of the field, with the U.S. soon controlling the action. The Americans earn a corner kick in the third minute after advancing the...

 

Sunday means brunch day in Thornton Park

For many Central Floridians, a late-rising Sunday morning can be followed by only one thing: mimosas. The Sunday brunch is now a hallowed weekly tradition - and Thornton Park in Orlando, with its stretches of cafes and restaurants, has become brunch...

 
Wolff: Digital TV Can Save Digital Publishing

Wolff: Digital TV Can Save Digital Publishing

The redoubtable Ken Doctor, a leading chronicler of the decline of the publishing industry, recently assembled a list of metrics that describe some of the forces shaping or perhaps dooming much of digital media. Here's one of the most telling and...

 
Crews battling fire at International Drive hotel

Crews battling fire at International Drive hotel

Orange County firefighters are battling a blaze at the Avanti International Resort Orlando on International Drive, said an Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. The hotel's located about a mile away from the Orange County Convention Center, near...

 
Robinson Cano's trying year: Lingering illness, grandfather's death test him

Robinson Cano's trying year: Lingering illness, grandfather's death test him

OAKLAND – Robinson Cano hasn't made any plans for the midseason break. Normally they would be made for him, as he has earned invites to the All-Star Game each of the last five seasons. But this has been far from a normal year for the Seattle Mariners...

Usa Today, 19:50 in Sport
 
2015 MLB All-Star Game: National League starters

2015 MLB All-Star Game: National League starters

With the voting results all tallied, USA TODAY Sports breaks down what you need to know about the players who will be starting for the National League in next week's All-Star Game in Cincinnati. C — Boster Posey, Giants Appearance: Third Age: 28 Key...

Usa Today, 19:54 in Sport
 

Bakery ordered to pay $135,000 for denying wedding cake to lesbian couple

The former owners of an Oregon bakery have been ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake, in the latest front in the battle between religious liberty and individual rights. Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian...

 
Biggest news you missed this weekend

Biggest news you missed this weekend

Greece said 'no' to bailout terms Greece on Sunday delivered a resounding "no" to international creditors' stringent lending terms, a historic vote that jeopardizes European economic unity, sets Greece on a collision course with the region's...

 
Exiled polygamists gather to celebrate 4th

Exiled polygamists gather to celebrate 4th

COLORADO CITY, Ariz. — The Fourth of July celebration that took place in Colorado City on Saturday had the normal amenity of any community holiday, but for attendees it was a spectacular type of event that has not been seen there in nearly a...

 
23 NHL players file for salary arbitration by Sunday's deadline

23 NHL players file for salary arbitration by Sunday's deadline

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, coming off a franchise record-tying 41-win season, was the biggest name among 23 NHL players who filed for salary arbitration by Sunday's deadline. He made $2 million last season and is expected to be in line...

Usa Today, 20:16 in Sport
 
Coke Zero 400 delayed by rain at Daytona

Coke Zero 400 delayed by rain at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The start of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway was delayed on Sunday night because of intermittent rains. The green flag was scheduled for 8:08 p.m. on NBC. The network is broadcasting its first Sprint Cup race...

Usa Today, 20:20 in Sport
 
Fire reported at Orlando hotel

Fire reported at Orlando hotel

Fire and rescue personnel in Orlando, Fla., were fighting a large fire at a 652-room hotel near the heart of the city's tourism district. Around 6 p.m. ET, Orange County Fire Rescue reported a fire on International Drive. On its Twitter page, the...

 
MLB All-Star Game: Bryce Harper and a Royal quartet punch tickets to Cincy

MLB All-Star Game: Bryce Harper and a Royal quartet punch tickets to Cincy

WASHINGTON - As Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has put together the breakout season long anticipated of him, his starting spot in the 86th All-Star Game next week has been a sure bet. Two weeks ago, he broke the National League voting...

Usa Today, 20:39 in Sport
 

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon take cue from video-game industry

Atul Patel cannot estimate how much time he has spent playing the popular video game "Call of Duty." But Lockheed Martin's Orlando-based director of advanced technology also has a job-related reason to keep up with gaming. "We want to...

 
SpaceX rocket explosion not likely to slow launches for long

SpaceX rocket explosion not likely to slow launches for long

SpaceX's rocket explosion last week may only briefly slow the company's ambitious launch schedule at Cape Canaveral but it could also give a boost to its competitors, experts say. On June 28, a Falcon 9 rocket, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force...

 

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