News archive from 9 June 2015

Jerusalem timeline: a city rich with history, steeped in change

Jerusalem timeline: a city rich with history, steeped in change

The Supreme Court ruling Monday that refuses to allow Americans born in Jerusalem to have their passports changed to reflect Israel as their birthplace is another watershed moment for the heavily-disputed city. The city has a complex and diverse...

 
Smoking plane engine forces emergency landing

Smoking plane engine forces emergency landing

CLEARWATER, Fla. — An Allegiant Air plane that took off from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport Monday afternoon was forced to return to the airport after one its the engines reportedly started smoking. Flight 864 took off at 4:19 p.m. ET and...

 
Why is Snoop Dogg suing PBR?

Why is Snoop Dogg suing PBR?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Snoop Dogg sued Pabst Brewing Co. on Monday, claiming the beer-maker owes him a portion of its proceeds from the company's sale to Oasis Beverages. The breach-of-contract lawsuit seeks 10 percent of the net sales price paid to Pabst...

 
SAT printing glitch zeroes out a section of test

SAT printing glitch zeroes out a section of test

A tiny printing glitch that surprised SAT test-takers across the USA last weekend won't affect their scores, the College Board said on Monday. Officials said students taking the test on Saturday were surprised when proctors' scripts said they had just...

 
Diamondbacks take Dansby Swanson with No. 1 overall pick

Diamondbacks take Dansby Swanson with No. 1 overall pick

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson with the first pick in the Major League Baseball Draft on Monday night. Though there was no clear No. 1 choice, Swanson was the most popular pick heading into the draft. The junior...

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Alex Morgan not starting for U.S. vs. Australia

Alex Morgan not starting for U.S. vs. Australia

WINNIPEG — It should come as no surprise that Alex Morgan is not in the U.S. starting lineup tonight for the first game of the World Cup. Though the star forward said she's 100% and could play 90 minutes, Sydney Leroux will make her third consecutive...

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David Whitley: Hope Solo benefits from double standard in domestic dispute cases

David Whitley: Hope Solo benefits from double standard in domestic dispute cases

Ray Rice has made some bad decisions in his life. Among the worst was becoming a male football player. If he were a female soccer player, he could slug just about anyone he wants. The proof was in goal Monday night as the U.S. took on Australia in the...

 

FSU to retire linebacker Marvin Jones' jersey this fall

Former FSU standout linebacker Marvin Jones will have his jersey retired this fall. "The retirement of Marvin's jersey is an honor representative of his outstanding Florida State career," FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox said in a...

 

Rockies select Lake Mary shortstop with No. 3 overall pick in baseball draft

The Colorado Rockies selected Lake Mary shortstop Brendan Rodgers with the third overall choice in the first round of the amateur baseball draft Monday night. Former Oviedo outfielder Mark Merchant, the second overall choice by the Pittsburgh Pirates...

 

Rockies select Lake Mary shortstop with No. 3 overall pick in baseball draft

The Colorado Rockies selected Lake Mary shortstop Brendan Rodgers with the third overall choice in the first round of the amateur baseball draft Monday night. Former Oviedo outfielder Mark Merchant, the second overall choice by the Pittsburgh Pirates...

 
Dennis Hastert set to appear in court for arraignment

Dennis Hastert set to appear in court for arraignment

CHICAGO—Former Speaker Dennis Hastert is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday, breaking a nearly two-week silence since prosecutors unveiled charges alleging that he lied to the FBI about illegally structured bank withdrawals he made to pay...

 

Rasmuson Foundation pledges statewide campaign for fiscal plan

It will be  impossible to solve the state fiscal gap between expenses and revenues without “closing numerous schools, university campuses and eliminating life and safety services,” the Rasmuson Foundation warned, as it announced plans for a statewide...

 

To memorialize dead, one size doesn't fit all

Before he died, a longtime Central Floridian asked to be remembered simply: with a cocktail party and a jazz band. That's exactly what he got. To honor the dead, many now opt to have vibrant and distinct memorial services, whether it involves a film...

 

Mary Ellen Trainor, 'Lethal Weapon' and 'Goonies' Actress, Dies at 62

Actress and philanthropist Mary Ellen Trainor, who appeared in every "Lethal Weapon" film and played the mother in "Goonies," died at her home in Montecito, Calif., on May 20. She was 62. The San Francisco-born Trainor moved in...

 
NASA's 'flying saucer' Mars test partially succeeds

NASA's 'flying saucer' Mars test partially succeeds

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project completed its second flight test Monday when the saucer-shaped craft splashed down safely off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The decelerator, a flying-saucer shaped craft designed to slow...

 

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