News archive from 8 August 2015

Failed Haiti relief shows disclosure needed: Their Take

Failed Haiti relief shows disclosure needed: Their Take

Shortchanging Haiti The chief executive of the Red Cross said in 2011 that the agency would "provide tens of thousands of people with permanent homes." The actual number of permanent homes built through the Red Cross in Haiti is six,...

 
Marco Rubio takes tough stand against abortion, with no exceptions for rape or incest

Marco Rubio takes tough stand against abortion, with no exceptions for rape or incest

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio made a play for more conservative religious voters Friday by articulating a harder stance against abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. Rubio, the Florida senator, is not the only GOP presidential...

 
UAA volleyball improves to 4-0 on European tour

UAA volleyball improves to 4-0 on European tour

Senior Julia Mackey smashed 30 combined kills to help spearhead the UAA volleyball team to a pair of exhibition victories Thursday and Friday in Slovenia. Mackey's 17 kills Thursday sparked the Seawolves' win over Odbojkarski Klub, 25-23, 25-23,...

 
Bacala, Loan win Tour of Anchorage prologue

Bacala, Loan win Tour of Anchorage prologue

Joey Bacala and Sheryl loan won the men's and women's open divisions, respectively, in Thursday night's prologue of the four-day, five-stage Tour of Anchorage bicycle race. Bacala covered the Point Woronzof prologue time trial in 8 minutes, 52...

 
'Fargo' goes back in time for second season

'Fargo' goes back in time for second season

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Another true (but not really) crime will turn a quiet Minnesota town on its head in the second season of FX's Emmy-winning Fargo (Oct. 12, 10 p.m. ET/PT). The 10-episode second edition of the TV anthology series, which pays...

 

Florida to spend $700,000 to settle public records lawsuits

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the state of Florida this week agreed to pay $700,000 to settle several lawsuits that contended that the Republican governor and other state officials flouted the state's public records law. It is believed to be one of the...

 
UF coach Jim McElwains recalls getting better of Bobby Petrino in high school hoops

UF coach Jim McElwains recalls getting better of Bobby Petrino in high school hoops

At last month's ACC Media Days, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino mentioned he once dropped 33 points on UF coach Jim McElwain during a high school basketball game in Montana. On Thursday, McElwain cleared up a few things about Petrino's account....

 
Seawolf Hall of Fame won't induct anyone this year

Seawolf Hall of Fame won't induct anyone this year

UAA athletics will not induct anyone into its Seawolf Hall of Fame this year, the first time that has happened since the Hall of Fame debuted in 2001. Seawolves athletic director Keith Hackett said the Hall of Fame's selection committee did not...

 
UCF football needs Jamiyus Pittman to grow up fast on defensive line

UCF football needs Jamiyus Pittman to grow up fast on defensive line

It might seem too sudden to consider UCF sophomore defensive tackle Jamiyus Pittman a "veteran" player, but circumstances have forced him to accelerate his leadership status. The Knights lost seven starters from last season's defense ranked...

 
Gators indoor practice facility cannot come a moment too soon

Gators indoor practice facility cannot come a moment too soon

The completion of the Florida Gators' indoor practice facility is ahead of schedule - and not a moment too soon. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the school's new, $17 million indoor practice facility, located on the first of the team's...

 
Bell: Even on the eve of his induction, Charles Haley worries about Aldon Smith

Bell: Even on the eve of his induction, Charles Haley worries about Aldon Smith

CANTON, Ohio — During his heyday as a warrior on the edge, when he was maybe the most intense player in the NFL, you never quite knew what to expect from the combustible Charles Haley. That was part of the Haley package. Unpredictable passion. Which...

Usa Today, 20:51 in Sport
 
Mom unhappy with losing custody kills Vt. aid worker

Mom unhappy with losing custody kills Vt. aid worker

BARRE, Vt. — A mother unhappy with losing custody of her child shot and killed a state worker Friday, officials said. The suspect was apprehended following the 4:45 p.m. ET shooting, Barre City Police Chief Tim Bombardier said. The woman who died had...

 
EPA pollutes Colo. river during mine cleanup

EPA pollutes Colo. river during mine cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility Friday for inadvertently polluting a Colorado river with 1 million gallons of toxic orange wastewater while trying to clean up an abandoned gold mine. The spill occurred Wednesday morning at a...

 
NFL attorney says NFLPA's move to vacate Brady's Deflategate suspension is 'baseless'

NFL attorney says NFLPA's move to vacate Brady's Deflategate suspension is 'baseless'

An attorney for the NFL says the players association’s arguments for a federal judge to vacate Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision on upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension have no basis in the law or the collective...

Usa Today, 21:30 in Sport
 
Donald Trump: Megyn Kelly had 'blood coming out of her eyes'

Donald Trump: Megyn Kelly had 'blood coming out of her eyes'

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday he can't recall using words such as "dog," ''fat" and "disgusting" to insult women he believes have slighted him, but such language litters his Twitter feed and other public...

 
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