News archive from 8 July 2015, page 4

Hong Kong stocks down 8% amid China sell-off

Hong Kong stocks down 8% amid China sell-off

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's main stock index plummeted as much as 8 percent on Wednesday as a sell-off in mainland Chinese shares accelerated despite new measures to support the market. Other markets in Asia were also sharply down as investor...

 
Taco Bell begins testing delivery service at 200 stores

Taco Bell begins testing delivery service at 200 stores

Taco Bell doesn't want you to have to leave your couch next time you crave a chalupa. The fast-food company says it will begin testing delivery service on Wednesday at 200 outlets in their Dallas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Calif., and San Francisco...

 
Israeli tensions still high 1 year after Gaza war

Israeli tensions still high 1 year after Gaza war

KIBBUTZ NIRIM, Israel — Determined to give their children a real summer vacation after last year's war with Hamas, the administrators of this communal village a mile from the Gaza border organized a July 1 beach day for the kids. Just before boarding...

 
Barclays bank fires chief executive Antony Jenkins

Barclays bank fires chief executive Antony Jenkins

Barclays has fired its chief executive Antony Jenkins. Mr Jenkins will leave the bank — the second largest in Britain — next week. He will be replaced by its chairman, John McFarlane, until a new head is appointed. Barclay's deputy chairman Sir...

 
Obama's day: Waiting on the Iran talks

Obama's day: Waiting on the Iran talks

TagsJack LewJoe BidenPresident Obama spends Wednesday huddling with aides as they all await the outcome of talks over an Iran nuclear deal. Obama's meetings include a lunch with Vice President Biden. A mid-afternoon meeting with Treasury Secretary...

 
Mount Dora leaders swap parking spots for shade trees

Mount Dora leaders swap parking spots for shade trees

MOUNT DORA - City leaders Tuesday night agreed to sacrifice four downtown parking spaces to make room for four more of the shady oaks that residents have said is a chief ingredient in Mount Dora's charm. Though council members said their decision to...

 
At Nemours in Orlando, Ronald McDonald House shows new look

At Nemours in Orlando, Ronald McDonald House shows new look

Work has started on Orlando's third Ronald McDonald House - a $6 million contemporary-style building on the Nemours Hospital campus in Lake Nona's Medical City. When Orlando's first House opened at Florida Hospital almost 20 years ago, it had nine...

 
Condos prove last residential product to recover

Condos prove last residential product to recover

With a view of the paddle boarders, scull boats and sailboats on Orlando's Lake Fairview, the Fairview Grande condominiums have attracted 120 buyers who signed purchase contracts during the past two years. Most of them, though, had to walk away from...

 
Orlando homeless woman accused of check fraud 'needed the money to eat,' report says

Orlando homeless woman accused of check fraud 'needed the money to eat,' report says

At first, the bank customer denied having a bad check. Pictures: Crimes that shocked Florida From mass slayings to strange attacks, these are pictures of the most bizarre and shocking crimes to happen in Florida. Pictures: Crimes that shocked Florida...

 
Survey: Kia's K900 luxury car tops in happy buyers

Survey: Kia's K900 luxury car tops in happy buyers

When it comes to being happy with your new car, owners of Kia's new luxury car are the happiest of all, a new survey finds. Kia scored highest when it came to a single model, but didn't win the most categories, finds the 19th annual Vehicle...

 
Toyota exec released, won't be charged in drug case

Toyota exec released, won't be charged in drug case

Japanese authorities released former Toyota executive Julie Hamp on Wednesday after deciding not to press charges about three weeks following her arrest on suspicion of illegally importing prescription narcotics into the country. Hamp, an American and...

 
As Christie campaigns, calls mount for him to step down

As Christie campaigns, calls mount for him to step down

TRENTON, N.J. — The letters and phone calls Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno gets from Gov. Chris Christie's chief counsel — which is how Guadagno is notified when she's temporarily in charge of New Jersey as Christie travels — aren't slowing down now that...

 
Michelle Obama touches up State Dining Room

Michelle Obama touches up State Dining Room

TagsMichelle ObamaThe State Dining Room at the White House has gotten a refurbishment. Under the direction of first lady Michelle Obama, the room that hosts many state dinners now has new arm chairs, side chairs, and draperies, its first major upgrade...

 
Tour Culebra's hottest -- and most hidden -- beaches

Tour Culebra's hottest -- and most hidden -- beaches

Fullscreen Culebrita is a nature reserve and completely undeveloped. (Photo: Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY) Fullscreen There are no restaurants, no bathrooms, and no dock. (Photo: Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY) Fullscreen A 128-year-old lighthouse watches over...

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Hypermilers get 81 mpg in cross-country trek

Hypermilers get 81 mpg in cross-country trek

With little more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel, two guys in a 2015 Volkswagen Golf just finished driving a circuitous route that took them through the 48 contiguous states. That was a journey of 8,233.5 miles in which they averaged 81.17 miles a...

 

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