News archive from 10 July 2015

The right path to counter Daesh: Column

The right path to counter Daesh: Column

For a year now, the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh, as it is known throughout the Middle East, has seized attention through its rapid growth and expansion. To fuel this growth, Daesh has maliciously twisted and corrupted the peaceful teachings of...

 
Army to consider hollow-point bullets for new pistol

Army to consider hollow-point bullets for new pistol

The Army is considering the use of expanding and fragmenting ammunition such as hollow-point bullets to increase its next-generation handgun's ability to stop an enemy. This news was revealed Tuesday, during the service's fourth industry day for its...

 
Big business in politics protects more than corrupts: Column

Big business in politics protects more than corrupts: Column

Ever since the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision in 2010, it's been fashionable to deplore (with full-on How dare they? indignation) the power of big business in our political process. But judging from recent events, maybe we would all benefit...

 

Starwood Hotels battles transgender woman's discrimination lawsuit

Starwood Hotels is battling a transgender woman's lawsuit that alleges her managers and some fellow employees refused to recognize her new legal status as a woman after she disclosed it in 2005. The suit was filed last summer and is still pending in...

 

Starwood Hotels battles transgender woman's discrimination lawsuit

Starwood Hotels is battling a transgender woman's lawsuit that alleges her managers and some fellow employees refused to recognize her new legal status as a woman after she disclosed it in 2005. The suit was filed last summer and is still pending in...

 
Will Cosby be erased from pop culture?

Will Cosby be erased from pop culture?

Slowly but surely, Bill Cosby's foes are trying to erase him from public culture. His statue at a Disney theme park? Gone. Reruns of his TV shows? Yanked. His name on educational scholarships? Scrubbed. His face on a wall mural in Philadelphia? Gone...

 
Leesburg High teacher dies after falling overboard during fishing trip

Leesburg High teacher dies after falling overboard during fishing trip

Charles "Chuck" Armitage never left the house without his rod and reel in the backseat of his car. The Leesburg High School social studies teacher of about 10 years couldn't help pulling over on his way home when he'd see a body of water...

 
Video series highlights shocking lack of diversity in Hollywood movies

Video series highlights shocking lack of diversity in Hollywood movies

Hollywood has a diversity problem. If you disagree, watch Into the Woods — all 8 seconds of it. Dylan Marron, a 27-year-old actor in New York, asks movie lovers and budget-controlling film execs to take a hard look at white-washed blockbusters in a...

 
Defense, prosecutors rest in home-explosion trial

Defense, prosecutors rest in home-explosion trial

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After 19 days of listening to testimony from nearly 175 witnesses, a jury of six men and six women will soon decide whether a man is guilty of crimes that could lead to a sentence of life in prison. Prosecutors and defense attorneys...

 
Former ISS employee pleads guilty

Former ISS employee pleads guilty

NEW YORK -- A former employee of shareholder advisory firm ISS pleaded guilty Thursday for passing on confidential shareholder information to a Wall Street firm in exchange for tickets to see the New England Patriots, among other gifts. Brian Bennett,...

 
Ketchikan grieves for crash victims, and isn't the town portrayed in ADN story

Ketchikan grieves for crash victims, and isn't the town portrayed in ADN story

In a town where everyone greets each other with a smile, it’s unusual to walk down the street and be met with expressions of grief. No Ketchikan resident was left untouched by the tragic Otter accident of June 2. As I was browsing my Facebook on July...

 
Roger Federer's serve could prove to be difference vs. Andy Murray

Roger Federer's serve could prove to be difference vs. Andy Murray

Breaking down the latest action at Wimbledon. WIMBLEDON, England -- It was the summer of 2012, the last time Roger Federer and Andy Murray met on Centre Court. They both walked away winners. Federer and Murray, seeded Nos. 2 and 3 here, respectively,...

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Deputies investigating assault after dispute in complex near UCF

One person is in custody after a fight broke out at an apartment complex near the University of Central Florida Thursday evening. Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
Lawsuit: $12,500 pink sapphire a $30 fake

Lawsuit: $12,500 pink sapphire a $30 fake

Mary Ellen Frabizzio of Greenville, N.C., told her husband a pink sapphire ring was at the top of her wish list. But nothing could have prepared Frabizzio for her birthday in October 1999. Her present: A $12,000 ring with a 4-carat pink sapphire and...

 
Legendary Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler dies of colon cancer at age 69

Legendary Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler dies of colon cancer at age 69

NFL.com and Raiders.com reported Oakland Raiders great Ken Stabler died on Thursday. A statement from the family, posted on the Raiders website, said Stabler, 69, died of colon cancer. Stabler, nicknamed The Snake, led the Raiders to a 32-14 victory...

 

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