News archive from 8 June 2015

Gluck: Pocono provides a feel-good win for Martin Truex Jr. and his peers

Gluck: Pocono provides a feel-good win for Martin Truex Jr. and his peers

LONG POND, Pa. — Martin Truex Jr. figured 2013 had to be the low point of his life. He was kicked out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup after his then-teammates at Michael Waltrip Racing orchestrated a race-fixing scandal. Sponsor NAPA left the team...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 
The media's role in Caitlyn Jenner's coming out

The media's role in Caitlyn Jenner's coming out

One of the overriding issues in media and in American life is the problem of phoniness, or, more grandly, the lack of authenticity. Is Hillary Clinton really who she says she is? Many, if not most, believe not, and that's a problem that will likely...

 
House, Senate budget talks bog down in Sunday session

House, Senate budget talks bog down in Sunday session

TALLAHASSEE - Lawmakers made little progress in Sunday budget negotiating sessions and enter the last fortnight of the special session still needing to bridge large gaps between the House and Senate on health care, education and environmental...

 

It's a dog-day afternoon at Lake Baldwin Park

The sun was shining and the dogs were wet at Lake Baldwin Park in Winter Park, where dozens of dogs and their human companions gathered for a Sunday ritual of running, sniffing and rolling in mud - the dogs, anyway, if not the owners. "He loves...

 

Legal opinions say Alaska lawmakers’ effort to stop Medicaid expansion likely unconstitutional

JUNEAU -- Attempts by legislative leaders to use the budget to stop Gov. Bill Walker from accepting federal Medicaid expansion are likely unconstitutional and can’t block unilateral action by Walker to bring the program to the state with or without...

 
Saginaw Chippewa tribes reclaim their dead

Saginaw Chippewa tribes reclaim their dead

Fullscreen The Nibokaan Indian Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant is seen where the repatriated remains of 43 ancestors were reburied on Friday May 22, 2015 during a Recommitment to the Earth ceremony. (Photo: Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press) Fullscreen A small...

 
Tony Awards 2015: Complete list of nominees

Tony Awards 2015: Complete list of nominees

A pair of musicals, "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home," have 12 Tony Award nominations each to lead the pack in 2015. "Something Rotten!," another musical, followed with 10 nominations; the musical revival "The...

 
French Open champ Stan Wawrinka never expected he'd come this far

French Open champ Stan Wawrinka never expected he'd come this far

Stan Wawrinka won his first French Open title by defeating Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday in the men's singles final. PARIS — Ever tried. Ever fail. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. It's the novelist Samuel Beckett's quote...

Usa Today, 20:12 in Sport
 
Winners: Who took home a Tony Award

Winners: Who took home a Tony Award

Who won big at this year's Tony Awards Sunday night, honoring the best on Broadway? Check out the list of winners (in bold) and nominees: Best play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Disgraced Hand to God Wolf Hall Parts One & Two...

 
Apple TV? Don't hold your breath

Apple TV? Don't hold your breath

NEW YORK — Will they or won't they? Folks have seemingly been asking questions about Apple's TV strategy since the days of Kojak. OK, that's a stretch, but if you play TV detective, Apple either will unveil next generation Apple TV hardware when it...

 

Groveland motorcyclist crashes into fence, dies

A 68-year-old Groveland motorcyclist died after he lost control of his vehicle and it crashed into a fence Sunday afternoon, said the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash occurred 3:20 p.m. near Cherry Lake Road and Wilson Lake Parkway, according to...

 
That sinking feeling: Barge overturns, crushes Rapa Nui Reef

That sinking feeling: Barge overturns, crushes Rapa Nui Reef

The dream of planting 15 Easter Island-style concrete figures in the ocean floor as an underwater art installation and one-of-a-kind dive site was crushed Sunday when the barge on which it sat overturned and smashed the faux Polynesian gods to...

 
Hard work and a dream: Anchorage teen brings home national poetry prize

Hard work and a dream: Anchorage teen brings home national poetry prize

Maeva Ordaz brought one dress with her when she flew to Washington, D.C., in April to compete in the national Poetry Out Loud Competition. “I didn’t think I’d need a second one,” she said. “I never thought I’d make it to the finals.” >The West High...

 
Red Sox, A's renew calls for Fenway screen; fan still in serious condition

Red Sox, A's renew calls for Fenway screen; fan still in serious condition

BOSTON - As a fan injured by a broken bat continues her recovery, Brett Lawrie - whose shattered lumber flew into the Fenway Park stands Friday night - and others continued the routine of playing games while pondering changes that may be necessary to...

Usa Today, 20:41 in Sport
 
Police blotter in print extends long arm of the law

Police blotter in print extends long arm of the law

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- In the inaugural issue of Green Mountain Mugshots, Chris Gardner saw three people he knew: two from high school in Essex Junction and South Burlington, and a customer from his old job at Dunkin' Donuts. "Greatest newspaper...

 

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