News archive from 11 July 2014

Spirit Airlines offering free miles to “haters”

Spirit Airlines is encouraging passengers to vent about air travel — and offering free miles as an olive branch. The ultra low-cost carrier said this week that it will give away 8,000 miles to anyone who submits up to 140 characters of...

 

FIFA appoints temporary committee in banned Gambia

RIO DE JANEIRO -- FIFA will appoint a temporary "normalization" committee to run the troubled Gambia Football Federation's affairs until new elections are held. The world body on Thursday said the decision comes after the current GFF board...

 

Kansas GOP race heats up with election complaint

WICHITA, Kan. -- The Republican primary fight for the U.S. House seat from south-central Kansas is heating up a notch with the filing of a citizen complaint to the Federal Election Commission. The complaint alleges unlawful coordination between former...

 
Obama books summer getaway on Martha's Vineyard

Obama books summer getaway on Martha's Vineyard

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has booked a two-week summer getaway for his family on the picturesque Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. The White House says Obama will head north on Aug. 9 and stay until Aug. 24, when he returns to...

 

Florida executes man for 1994 rape, murder of girl

STARKE, Fla. -- Florida has executed a man for the 1994 rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl. Eddie Wayne Davis was executed by lethal injection Thursday at 6:43 p.m. It was the state's sixth execution this year, and 13th in the past two. The...

 

Florida executes man for 1994 rape, murder of girl

STARKE, Fla. -- Florida prison officials on Thursday executed a man convicted of the 1994 rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl. It was the state's sixth execution this year. Eddie Wayne Davis was executed at Florida State Prison by injection at...

 
Tampa Bay Rowdies, UConn soccer champ Pedro DeBrito dies after car crash in Miami at 55

Tampa Bay Rowdies, UConn soccer champ Pedro DeBrito dies after car crash in Miami at 55

Although Pedro DeBrito retired from professional soccer in 1994, the game seldom left him. At age 43, DeBrito started for Soccer Locker as a sweeper at a Copa Latina soccer tournament in Hialeah. He helped the team win 3-0 over Estudiantes del...

 
Athletics beat Giants 6-1 to win Bay Bridge series

Athletics beat Giants 6-1 to win Bay Bridge series

SAN FRANCISCO -- All-Star Scott Kazmir struck out nine in seven scoreless innings to help the Oakland Athletics win the annual Bay Bridge series by beating the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Thursday. Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and Stephen Vogt...

 
Judge orders IRS to explain missing emails

Judge orders IRS to explain missing emails

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge Thursday gave the Internal Revenue Service a month to explain under sworn oath what happened to the missing emails of the woman at the heart of the scandal involving inappropriate targeting of conservative organizations....

 
Snitch witness nixed from Miami-Dade murder trial after defense shows he lied

Snitch witness nixed from Miami-Dade murder trial after defense shows he lied

The tale that Clifford Friend – after watching a crime telenovela inside a Miami-Dade jail – admitted to hurling his ex-wife's body into the sea turned out to be just another work of fiction. A judge on Thursday agreed to strike...

 
Report: Most of Santa Fe workers live elsewhere

Report: Most of Santa Fe workers live elsewhere

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A new report says more than half of the people who work in Santa Fe live outside the northern New Mexico city. The report by economist Ashley Leach of the state Department of Workforce Solutions says the number of commuters grew to...

 
Dad, stepmother of boy found in basement to be back in court next week

Dad, stepmother of boy found in basement to be back in court next week

The father and stepmother of 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V — who was missing for 11 days before being found in his basement — are scheduled to be back in court next week for a hearing on petitions filed in Wayne County juvenile court. Referee...

 
Argentina's Lionel Messi can seal legacy with World Cup win

Argentina's Lionel Messi can seal legacy with World Cup win

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The comparisons with flamboyant and outspoken legend Diego Maradona have surely become tiresome to World Cup star Lionel Messi of Argentina, but they will be intensified to a whole new decibel over the next 48 hours. Nearly three...

 

Rangers' Fielder focuses on healing, not playing

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is focused on healing after neck surgery and not worried about when he will play again. Fielder said Thursday that he is doing a little rehab, but nothing too serious or baseball-wise yet. He...

 

Obama names new US ambassador to Russia

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is filling a critical diplomatic post by tapping a career diplomat experienced in eastern Europe to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. Obama's announcement Thursday follows a period of heightened tensions...

 

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