News archive from 13 May 2015

Christie proposes federal tax cuts in N.H. speech

Christie proposes federal tax cuts in N.H. speech

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unveiled a sweeping federal tax cut plan in New Hampshire on Tuesday that some say is an attempt to resurrect his fading presidential campaign. Christie supporters say it's a bold, Reagan-esque move,...

 
House to take up revised anti-abortion bill

House to take up revised anti-abortion bill

WASHINGTON — A revised bill authored by Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona that would ban abortions after 20 weeks is expected to be debated and voted on Wednesday in the House. The legislation originally was to come to the House floor in...

 
Selfies under attack at Cannes 2015

Selfies under attack at Cannes 2015

USA Today's Carly Mallenbaum and Bryan Alexander discuss everything Cannes from the selfies ban to the lack of parties at this year's festival. CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival is aiming to go anti-Kardashian. Organizers for the international...

 

Orlando Fringe review: 'Around the World in Eighty Years'

D'yan Forest has been around the world - and around the block. Yes, I mean that sexual innuendo. And I'm pretty sure Forest would approve. "Around the World in Eighty Years: A Good Girl's Guide to Being Bad" is a trip through Forest's...

 

Orlando Fringe review: 'Corsets and Cuties'

At "Corsets and Cuties" I was happy to see true burlesque: fan-dancing, bawdy comedy and strip-teasing. The show is different every night, but I am hopeful that Double Trouble Productions maintains the variety exhibited at its preview...

 
Nielsens: 'Big Bang,' Letterman special

Nielsens: 'Big Bang,' Letterman special

Gone until next season. Gone until next season. Many long-running shows closed up shop for the season last week, including: CBS' The Big Bang Theory, 14.6 million viewers on Thursday; CBS' Criminal Minds, 9.6 million on Wednesday; CBS' The Good Wife,...

 
Dr. Oz comes to the aid of 2 hurt in N.J. car crash

Dr. Oz comes to the aid of 2 hurt in N.J. car crash

WESTAMPTON, N.J. (AP) — Emergency responders say Dr. Mehmet Oz helped them out by treating people injured in a weekend car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. The celebrity doctor saw the single-car crash happen Saturday night. Officials say he stopped...

 
Bithlo: Evolving from joke to beauty: Front & Center

Bithlo: Evolving from joke to beauty: Front & Center

For about a half-dozen years, United Global Outreach, driven by Timothy McKinney, has labored to transform the east Orange County of Bithlo from the butt of jokes into a healthy, thriving community where illiteracy is a memory, a healthy smile isn't...

 
Texas, thugs, and watchdog: Letters

Texas, thugs, and watchdog: Letters

Deep in the heart of Texas What's the matter with Texas? Not a single thing. Texans are perfectly pleased with a paranoid governor who believes Texas is being invaded by U.S. troops on maneuver there. They are thrilled to see a group of yahoos in a...

 

Let's talk energy freedom and climate-change solutions

Gov. Rick Scott is back in the headlines again for not talking about climate change. Last summer and fall, I spent considerable time trying to talk to the governor on climate change from an evangelical Christian perspective. Over 63,000 pro-life...

 
Time running short to save Bibi: My Word

Time running short to save Bibi: My Word

It was a scorching hot day in the summer of 2009, when Asia Bibi, a 45-year old Christian field worker, drank from a bucket of water to quench her thirst. But her female Muslim co-workers refused to drink from the bucket solely because, Bibi, a...

 
Navy to double maternity leave, make fitness changes

Navy to double maternity leave, make fitness changes

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is set to unveil a host of far-reaching initiatives and policy changes aimed at improving quality of life and careers for sailors and Marines, a senior Navy official confirmed to Navy Times. Mabus, in a speech to the U.S....

 

Florida man, niece dead after wild car chase through 2 states

A Florida man and his 14-year-old niece were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head after a wild car chase across the Southwest in which multiple shots were fired at officers, New Mexico authorities said Tuesday. The chase began Monday morning...

 
Testimony: Holmes used common chemicals for booby-traps

Testimony: Holmes used common chemicals for booby-traps

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The incendiaries and booby-traps left in James Holmes' apartment were assembled from commonly available chemicals and compounds, witnesses in the Aurora theater shooting trial testified Tuesday. Holmes faces the death penalty in...

 
California legislators nix tax on sugared drinks

California legislators nix tax on sugared drinks

Committee takes up soda tax that would place a two cent an ounce tax on surgary drinks. May 12, 2015 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers halted the possibility Tuesday of a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages sold in the state to...

 

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