News archive from 12 May 2015

UCF student found dead at Sarasota college residence hall

Authorities are investigating possible drug involvement in two weekend deaths at New College, Florida's elite public liberal arts school. Sarasota police report that officers found 21-year-old Dylan Besserl, a University of Central Florida student...

 
Oil spill, odors worry residents near nuclear plant

Oil spill, odors worry residents near nuclear plant

BUCHANAN, N.Y. – Walter Garschagen got strong whiffs of oil Monday morning as he stood on the Stony Point and Haverstraw shoreline, two days after an Indian Point transformer exploded and spilled oil into the Hudson River. "I see oil...

 

Alaska House, Senate minorities plan their own hearings

JUNEAU -- Members of the House and Senate minorities are planning hearings of their own, citing frustration with the lack of progress during the special session. The 30-day special session called by the governor began April 28, after lawmakers passed...

 
Airbnb's Chesky, Theranos' Holmes among presidential entrepreneurs

Airbnb's Chesky, Theranos' Holmes among presidential entrepreneurs

SAN FRANCISCO – Some of the tech world's best and brightest answered the call to public service Monday as new Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. Among the Silicon Valley stars joining the year-old initiative aimed at exporting the...

 
Armour: Tom Brady, Patriots get what they deserve from NFL

Armour: Tom Brady, Patriots get what they deserve from NFL

USA TODAY Sports' Larry Berger breaks down the disciplinary action handed down by the NFL in the Deflategate investigation. The NFL came down hard on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and rightfully so. Cheating, no matter how silly or minor it...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 

OUC solar would rise from coal ashes

Orlando's electric utility is launching efforts to build major solar plants east of the city on sites that are practical and symbolic: the burial grounds of coal-burning generators. Orlando Utilities Commission's board will be asked today to authorize...

 
Lions say they can reach playoffs after rocky start

Lions say they can reach playoffs after rocky start

Orlando City assured fans it would make the playoffs as an expansion team before the season kicked off. The Lions' declaration from the Joe Namath School of Guarantees really wasn't so outlandish, considering a whopping 12 of the 20 teams in Major...

 
Success in NFL Draft only a small part of FSU's recruiting pitch

Success in NFL Draft only a small part of FSU's recruiting pitch

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is proud that he's sending players to the NFL at a record-setting pace, but he doesn't want his program to be known as just a pro factory. "I think everyone wants to make it the sole thing kids look at. It's not,"...

 
Sale of Solid Waste Services is bad for customers, Anchorage taxpayers

Sale of Solid Waste Services is bad for customers, Anchorage taxpayers

There is a potential sale brewing and many taxpayers may not realize it. The Mayor proposes to sell Solid Waste Services collection. At first thought the sale of the of SWS Collection seems like a small issue. The service is provided in the historic...

 
Tom Brady's agent rips NFL's integrity, accuses Colts of collusion following suspension

Tom Brady's agent rips NFL's integrity, accuses Colts of collusion following suspension

USA TODAY Sports' Larry Berger breaks down the disciplinary action handed down by the NFL in the Deflategate investigation. Tom Brady's agent wasted little time vigorously defending his client, who was suspended four games Monday for his apparent...

Usa Today, 19:50 in Sport
 
Ex-CIA officer gets 3½ years in Iran leaks case

Ex-CIA officer gets 3½ years in Iran leaks case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. Jeffrey Sterling of O'Fallon, Missouri, was facing a recommended sentence of...

 
Bianchi: Gators need to cease and desist comparing Michael White to Billy Donovan

Bianchi: Gators need to cease and desist comparing Michael White to Billy Donovan

GAINESVILLE - An introductory news conference was held for the University of Florida's new basketball coach on Monday and it went something like this: Billy. Billy. Billy. Billy. Billy. Billy. Billy. Billy. Billy. Billy. University of Florida athletic...

 
Miss. community celebrates 'bold, righteous' officers

Miss. community celebrates 'bold, righteous' officers

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Liquori Tate desperately wanted to become a police officer. And when he did, he loved sirens and the way they made him feel. Benjamin J. Deen once saved a family from a burning house. In recognition of his efforts, he was named...

 
Orlando Fringe review: 'Nick Paul: Impossible Feats of Fake Magic'

Orlando Fringe review: 'Nick Paul: Impossible Feats of Fake Magic'

Magician Nick Paul had won me over before his delightful magic show even began with his onstage display of the old saw "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." Without uttering a word, he commands the...

 
Orlando Fringe review: 'Streisand: the Greatest Star - Like Buttah!'

Orlando Fringe review: 'Streisand: the Greatest Star - Like Buttah!'

I suspect the real Barbra Streisand wouldn't be too understanding about technical glitches and muddy sound during a dress rehearsal. Somebody in Hollywood would never work again. Of course, the songs have a built-in fan base: "People,"...

 

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