News archive from 8 July 2015, page 2

Photos: Golden retriever befriends 8 birds and hamster

Photos: Golden retriever befriends 8 birds and hamster

The latest star of social media is a golden retriever, whose posse includes four parakeets, two finches, two cockatiels and a hamster. Luiz Higa Jr., who lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil, posts photos of Bob and his group of friends enjoying breakfast...

 
Sizzling secrets to backyard grilling success

Sizzling secrets to backyard grilling success

To celebrate summer and America's addiction to outdoor cooking, let's look at the basics when learning to grill in your backyard. There's a method to this grilling madness, though the process is basic: heat meat until it's done. Inexperienced grillers...

 
Canadian trio swim all 5 Great Lakes in day

Canadian trio swim all 5 Great Lakes in day

Jump in all five Great Lakes in one day? The first reaction of many would be, "Why?" But for Derek, Josh and Darren Atchison, it was: "Let me get my swimming trunks." "We do a lot of hiking, climbing and diving — we're really...

 
NBA ref's son trying to get call from league

NBA ref's son trying to get call from league

Drew Crawford looked at the ref quizzically. He didn't argue or even scowl. There was one minute, 23 seconds left in regulation, and his Magic Blue team was facing the Memphis Grizzlies in a close summer-league game on Tuesday. Crawford had been...

 
More students getting college degrees in high school

More students getting college degrees in high school

More than one-third of Americans have earned a postsecondary degree. Few obtain one as a teenager. But this spring, hundreds — if not thousands — of U.S. students received associate degrees before high school commencements. Brayan Guevara said he made...

 
Greg Jennings expects to teach and learn in first year with Dolphins

Greg Jennings expects to teach and learn in first year with Dolphins

As Greg Jennings prepares for his first season with the Dolphins, he isn't yet sure what his precise role will be in the offense. But the veteran wide receiver has no doubt he'll make an impact. "I know I'm going to be productive," Jennings,...

 
Woman who got 153 robocalls awarded nearly $230,000

Woman who got 153 robocalls awarded nearly $230,000

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has awarded a Texas woman nearly $230,000, saying a cable company harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about them. Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan federal court ordered Time Warner Cable Inc....

 
Clint Dempsey leads U.S. to 2-1 win over Honduras in Gold Cup opener

Clint Dempsey leads U.S. to 2-1 win over Honduras in Gold Cup opener

Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory against Honduras on Tuesday night. Dempsey's big night came in the same area where the East...

 
New MLS team to be named Atlanta United FC

New MLS team to be named Atlanta United FC

People were pretty excited. ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Blank stood before approximately 4,000 fans to celebrate the evolving identity of their new team. Yes, Atlanta, your expansion Major League Soccer franchise, which debuts in March 2017, has been named...

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Ala. town to go back in time for Harper Lee novel

Ala. town to go back in time for Harper Lee novel

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — As Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman arrives July 14, so will a grownup "Scout" Finch. Monroeville will celebrate the launch of Lee's new novel by becoming the fictional Alabama town of Maycomb as it would have been 60 years...

 
PGA of America pulls event from Donald Trump's Southern California course

PGA of America pulls event from Donald Trump's Southern California course

The PGA of America is pulling its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's course in Rancho Palos Verdes, joining NASCAR, ESPN and several major corporations that have distanced themselves from the Republican presidential candidate. "The parties...

 
Bogaerts, Red Sox rally to 4-3 win over Marlins

Bogaerts, Red Sox rally to 4-3 win over Marlins

Xander Bogaerts drove in three runs with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning, bolstering his chances for a spot in the All-Star Game and leading the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Bogaerts, one of five...

 

Escobar comes through as Royals beat Rays, 7-1, sweep doubleheader

KANSAS CITY, Mo. After slumbering through most of the nightcap in Tuesday's doubleheader, the Royals came alive with a four-run rally in the decisive sixth inning of a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Kansas City captured both legs of the two-game...

 
Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Serena Williams won't talk about her current run toward the ultimate in tennis success, but her game continues to speak volumes. When she out-battled the feisty and never-to-be-intimidated Victoria Azarenka in a women's quarterfinal match Tuesday on...

 
Sarah Palin's subscription web channel going offline

Sarah Palin's subscription web channel going offline

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin's foray into a subscriber-based online channel, where she could connect directly to viewers without a media filter, is shutting down. The Sarah Palin Channel launched last July, with membership rates of $9.95 a month...

 

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