News archive from 15 July 2015

Life after 'Downton': Dockery lines up next show

Life after 'Downton': Dockery lines up next show

Lady Mary may have done a couple scandalous things on Downton Abbey (well, by Victorian standards, anyway) but she's a choir girl compared to Michelle Dockery's next TV character. With Downton closing up shop this year following its sixth season, the...

 

Goodwill turns to solar to help planet, people

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, which already has vowed to use only American-made materials in its construction projects, is now going green. The charity unveiled its Solar for Good initiative Tuesday by showing off a 12,000-square-foot solar...

 
Value of Nik Patel's former hotels to be tested at auction

Value of Nik Patel's former hotels to be tested at auction

Five hotels formerly owned by embattled businessman Nik Patel's company are set to be sold through an online auction starting Monday, including three prominent hotels in the Orlando area. The hotels include one operating as a Doubletree by Hilton near...

 

Goodwill turns to solar to help planet, people

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, which already has vowed to use only American-made materials in its construction projects, is now going green. The charity unveiled its Solar for Good initiative Tuesday by showing off a 12,000-square-foot solar...

 
Orlando City youngsters have chance to prove themselves against West Bromwich Albion

Orlando City youngsters have chance to prove themselves against West Bromwich Albion

When Orlando City takes the field against English Premier League team West Bromwich Albion Wednesday night, many of the Lions will go into the night with one goal: to emerge without injury. Several players who have received limited or no playing time...

 
Man impales self while fleeing gated apartment complex

Man impales self while fleeing gated apartment complex

SACRAMENTO -- A man who witnesses said was trying to hop the gate of a Sacramento apartment complex ended up impaling himself on the wrought iron fence. According to the Public Safety News Network, it's unknown why the suspect was fleeing the area –...

 
Offense-focused Texas A&M and Auburn look to defenses for answers

Offense-focused Texas A&M and Auburn look to defenses for answers

USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken discusses the impact new defensive coordinators Will Muschamp and John Chavis will have at Auburn and Texas A&M. HOOVER, Ala. — College football's offensive revolution has changed quite a bit about what constitutes...

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All-Star Game marks Royals' transformation from underdogs to powerhouse

All-Star Game marks Royals' transformation from underdogs to powerhouse

USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg looks ahead to baseball's second half. CINCINNATI -- Back in 2009, then-Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu was part of the American League's All-Star coaching staff, so he flew with his two All-Star players, outfielder Ichiro...

Usa Today, 20:14 in Sport
 
Bills offseason report: Rex Ryan brings swagger in latest Buffalo makeover

Bills offseason report: Rex Ryan brings swagger in latest Buffalo makeover

The Buffalo Bills got a big shake-up. Considering the franchise's track record over the last two decades, overhauls in western New York have become rather routine. But consider that this one happened after a 9-7 season that fell just short of the...

Usa Today, 20:14 in Sport
 
Iran deal boosts fears of global oil glut

Iran deal boosts fears of global oil glut

A historic deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions has fanned fresh fears on Wall Street of an oil glut. The agreement announced Tuesday will lift crippling economic sanctions on Iran, paving the way for Tehran to boost its oil exports at a time when...

 
Couple sentenced to prison in fatal dog attack

Couple sentenced to prison in fatal dog attack

DETROIT — An anguished mother told a packed courtroom how she still has nightmares about her son being attacked and mauled to death by two large dogs as he jogged along a rural road in Michigan a year ago. "I am trying to help him and I can't get...

 
Supreme Court refuses to block Missouri execution

Supreme Court refuses to block Missouri execution

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after the Supreme Court narrowly approved a controversial form of lethal injection, the justices gave the green light for executions to resume Tuesday night in Missouri. The state planned to execute convicted murderer David...

 

North Face Trail hike: Treats at the top

Fun facts – news you can actually use – about the hike up the North Face Trail at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood: -- Hike the full trail and there’s no need to hike down because you can catch a free return ride on the aerial tram. >-- Adults should...

 
Tony Stewart looks for competitive mojo as frustration festers

Tony Stewart looks for competitive mojo as frustration festers

Tony Stewart is in a funk. A blurry haze of frustration. Inexplicable ineptitude. He looks at the pit stall of his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet and sees a brick wall. "We're desperately trying to figure out what it's going to take to move...

 
Pete Rose gets standing ovation at All-Star game

Pete Rose gets standing ovation at All-Star game

Pete Rose was met with a standing ovation Tuesday night when he took the field at the Great American Ball Park before the 86th All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his banned status with Major League Baseball. Rose stood in front of Reds fans with the...

 

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