News archive from 9 September 2015

Dead boy's mom, her boyfriend, plead no contest in separate child neglect case

A previous version of this story mischaracterized the details of the plea in this case. Those charges are not related to the death of Anderson's 2-year-old son Justin Polk who was found unconscious - blood oozing from his nose - at the Countryside Inn...

 

Superstar Kaká's loyalty not to Lions

Orlando City hosts Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, desperate to keep its Major League Soccer playoff hopes alive and even more desperate to keep its players from wandering off. Kaká apparently will grace the Lions with his presence. If the Brazilian...

 
Leading campaign-finance activist enters Democratic presidential race

Leading campaign-finance activist enters Democratic presidential race

WASHINGTON — Another Democrat plans to jump into the 2016 presidential contest Wednesday, but this one hopes to serve very little time in office. Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor and a leading campaign-finance activist, plans to run as a...

 
What to expect at Apple's iPhone event

What to expect at Apple's iPhone event

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has invited up to 7,000 people to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco Wednesday for what's expected to be the unveil of its latest iPhone 6. Apple TV is also expected to get a relaunch. But what else? Here's what we...

 
Renter takes photo of pre-existing car damage, still gets charged

Renter takes photo of pre-existing car damage, still gets charged

Q: I need your help with a rental-car damage claim. Enterprise Rent-A-Car says that I scratched the bottom of the front fender of a car I recently rented. At the time of rental, I mentioned a small scratch on the front bumper to the representative; he...

 
Djokovic, others say no to ESPN mid-match interviews, but idea could catch on

Djokovic, others say no to ESPN mid-match interviews, but idea could catch on

NEW YORK — In 2001, when massive video board screens were first installed inside Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open, Andre Agassi wouldn’t play with them turned on. “When we first put the video screens in the stadium, Andre told us, ‘Turn them off,’...

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Judy Carne, the 'sock-it-to-me' girl of the 1970s, has died

Judy Carne, the 'sock-it-to-me' girl of the 1970s, has died

LONDON — Judy Carne, the British-born star of American TV's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, has died in a British hospital. She was 76. She was famous for popularizing the "Sock it to Me" catchphrase on the hit TV show that ran from 1967 to...

 
Queen Elizabeth II's historic reign marked by photographer Mary McCartney

Queen Elizabeth II's historic reign marked by photographer Mary McCartney

FullscreenThis was probably her first picture, at her christening, in May 1926, as Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York. With her in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace are, left to right: (aunt) Lady Elphinstone, (uncle) Duke of Connaught,...

 

Super 16 shakeup: DeLand, Spruce Creek, Leesburg crack rankings

Updated rankings of the area's best football teams (last week ranking if different and win-loss record in parenthesis): 3. Dr. Phillips (2-0): Forced fumble at goal line and got 99-yard TD run from D.J. Charles in fourth quarter for 27-17 win at Lake...

 
Schmitz: Superstar Kaká's loyalty not to Lions

Schmitz: Superstar Kaká's loyalty not to Lions

Orlando City hosts Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, desperate to keep its Major League Soccer playoff hopes alive and even more desperate to keep its players from wandering off. Kaká apparently will grace the Lions with his presence. If the Brazilian...

 
Superintendents fear 2015 school grades will be unfair

Superintendents fear 2015 school grades will be unfair

Florida school administrators fear the state's 2015 school report card will leave too many campuses slapped with undeserved, lousy marks. The state's new standardized test was declared valid last week, and scores from its series of language-arts and...

 
Accidents, infighting send Groveland's charity box-car races down a bumpy road

Accidents, infighting send Groveland's charity box-car races down a bumpy road

GROVELAND - The box-car derby slated for March 28 was billed as a day when children with special needs could leave the sidelines and experience the thrill of surrendering to gravity's pull. Organizers invited youngsters to wear slippers and pajamas as...

 
Port Canaveral rail plan draws controversy

Port Canaveral rail plan draws controversy

Known as Central Florida's home for cruise ships, Port Canaveral wants to increase cargo by extending rail across the Indian River Lagoon and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The pending proposal by the Port Canaveral Authority has triggered...

 
Mich. House staff: Punish adulterous lawmakers

Mich. House staff: Punish adulterous lawmakers

LANSING, Mich. — A special House committee could decide the fate of state Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat as early as Wednesday, after hearing legal counsel for the House of Representatives recommended Tuesday that Courser should be expelled...

 

Can't book a Disney dining reservation? Websites offer help, for price

Trying to book a table at Be Our Guest and other popular Walt Disney World restaurants can be a beastly experience. Reservations go fast, so snagging one requires heavy doses of persistence and planning. Some frustrated visitors have begun turning to...

 

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