News archive from 12 September 2015

Reds' Joey Votto suspended 2 games, files appeal

Reds' Joey Votto suspended 2 games, files appeal

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has appealed a two-game suspension for his home plate tantrum Wednesday night. Major League Baseball also fined Votto an undisclosed amount Friday. Votto got into an argument with umpire Bill...

Usa Today, 19:09 in Sport
 
Phoenix shootings bring random highway terror

Phoenix shootings bring random highway terror

It's one of the most difficult and frightening crimes to combat: random shots fired at unsuspecting motorists on a crowded highway. But the person responsible for the recent spate of Phoenix-area highway shootings that have shattered windows and...

 
Dozens stung by wasps at Great Reno Balloon Race

Dozens stung by wasps at Great Reno Balloon Race

RENO — Just as balloons were taking to the air for opening day of the Great Reno Balloon Race on Friday, a different sort of flying object temporarily wreaked havoc on several-dozen fans, including a class of kindergarten students. At least 48 people...

 
3 detainees on hunger strike must be force fed

3 detainees on hunger strike must be force fed

A federal judge ordered immigration authorities Friday to force-feed three Pakistani men who are waging a hunger strike to protest the handling of their immigration cases. The order affects three detainees at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

 
Justice Dept. drops charges against Temple physicist

Justice Dept. drops charges against Temple physicist

The Justice Department abruptly dropped criminal charges Friday against the former chairman of Temple University's physics department who was accused of sharing sensitive technology with China. In a brief court filing in a Philadelphia federal court,...

 

Heed Bondi's call: Don't leave rape kits untested

In a state whose leaders have been crowing about a historically low crime rate, a revelation this past week was as unlikely as it was unsettling: Thousands of DNA samples that might identify and help convict sexual predators are languishing, untested,...

 
Haitians' can-do spirit, faith fuel hopeful signs of recovery

Haitians' can-do spirit, faith fuel hopeful signs of recovery

With the 2015 hurricane season kicking into high gear, Floridians and Americans in general are being flooded with memories of the devastation caused by Katrina 10 years ago. Yet as tragic as the deadliest and costliest hurricane in U.S. history was,...

 
My Word: Florida must fight funding of terrorism

My Word: Florida must fight funding of terrorism

The sinister machinery of the Iranian regime is not news to Floridians. In fact, Florida was a leader - the first in the nation - to pass a law requiring divestment of public funds from companies that do business with Iran. In 2007, I co-sponsored...

 
Letters: Benefits of longer rigs

Letters: Benefits of longer rigs

The Sentinel editorial on twin 33 trucks ("Keep monster trucking rigs off state highways," Thursday) left readers with the impression that a 5-foot extension in the length of twin trailers would wreak havoc on roads. But facts demonstrate...

 

Fallacious 'Ferguson effect' doesn't explain murder spike

Cops in America have gone soft. Or so goes a dubious new theory. Where once they had been bold in facing criminals, urban police departments are now meek. The result, we're told, is the substantial increase in homicide rates in more than 30 American...

 
Pull up a seat at Ed Board's table

Pull up a seat at Ed Board's table

Applications are already coming in for the Orlando Sentinel's new Advisory Board. We'll pick three or four people to meet every few weeks at the Sentinel with Editorial Board members. It'll be an opportunity for Advisory Board members to give us...

 

Obama swindled Congress to ensure Iran deal would pass

Congress finally had a say on the Iran deal this past week. It was an elaborate charade, however, because, having first gone to the United Nations, President Obama largely drained congressional action of relevance. At the Security Council, he pushed...

 
Bianchi: No Bucs or Jags on local TV? Yay!!!

Bianchi: No Bucs or Jags on local TV? Yay!!!

Running off at the typewriter ... I can't believe there are those out there actually criticizing two local TV stations for not showing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars in their season-opening games on Sunday. Are you people...

 
Serena Williams lost her way mentally, tactically, her coach says

Serena Williams lost her way mentally, tactically, her coach says

NEW YORK — Time and time again Serena Williams escaped during this Grand Slam season on her quest to sweep all four majors. But finally, on Friday, she hit a roadblock that caused her not just to trip, but to fall. That hurdle came in the most...

Usa Today, 20:18 in Sport
 

Cycling deaths, injuries rise as pastime grows in popularity

Darrell Cunningham is among the riding wounded. Early one Sunday morning, Cunningham and two friends were pedaling their bicycles when a pickup ran a red light and slammed into him on State Road 436 near Casselberry. With his pelvis broken, Cunningham...

 
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