News archive from 16 June 2015

Critic says TSA lapses predictable: Front & Center

Critic says TSA lapses predictable: Front & Center

Americans shouldn't be surprised by the recent Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report chronicling how undercover operatives smuggled mock bombs or banned weapons through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in major...

 
Police dogs, Sanders and abortion delay: Letters

Police dogs, Sanders and abortion delay: Letters

Defending police dogs The incident described in the article "Orlando police dog mangled arm of 12-year-old burglary suspect" in Saturday's Sentinel demonstrates a lack of parental control and guidance. What is a 12-year-old boy doing out at...

 
Album of the Week: James Taylor's 'World'

Album of the Week: James Taylor's 'World'

Purity of expression -- it's a rare and precious commodity in pop music, particularly in singing. After more than a decade of juiced-up vocal showdowns on TV, and more years of Top 40 crooners wallowing in melisma and melodrama, it is nothing short of...

 
Public defender: Stop jailing the homeless

Public defender: Stop jailing the homeless

Orange-Osceola Public Defender Robert Wesley called on top Orlando and Orange County leaders Monday to stop the "revolving-door arrests of the homeless" for loitering, panhandling, camping and other local ordinances that target those with no...

 
Want to fight campus crime? Stop cheering for criminals

Want to fight campus crime? Stop cheering for criminals

Chris Rainey will never be known as a great philosopher, but he spoke an eternal truth on Sunday. "We did feel like the S word," he said on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." The word was not appropriate for cable TV, so let's go with...

 
NASA spacecraft finds strange lights on dwarf planet

NASA spacecraft finds strange lights on dwarf planet

PASADENA, Calif. -- Millions of miles away, between Mars and Jupiter, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has given NASA scientists their first glimpse of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. One big surprise has been a series of very...

 
Wickham: Hey America, the Cold War is over

Wickham: Hey America, the Cold War is over

HAVANA — When Alexandra Skeeter finished college in May 2014, she didn't want to do much of anything for awhile. Like a lot of students who successfully juggle a lot of things in school — she went to the University of Minnesota on a volleyball...

 
Goldman Sachs to compete with LendingClub

Goldman Sachs to compete with LendingClub

Goldman Sachs, known for catering to large companies and other super wealthy clientele, plans to start offering loans to the Average Joe as soon as next year. But not through a bank branch. Instead, Goldman plans to compete with financial technology...

 

Anti-abortion activists sue Winter Park over ban on residential protests

Two anti-abortion protesters have filed a complaint in federal court against Winter Park, claiming that their civil rights were violated when they were arrested for protesting near a private home. In the complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court...

 
West Coast toxic algae bloom closes fisheries from Calif. to Washington

West Coast toxic algae bloom closes fisheries from Calif. to Washington

SEATTLE – The largest West Coast toxic algae bloom in more than decade is stretching from central California to Washington state, and possibly to Alaska. NOAA says it is mobilizing more scientists to study and chart the bloom, sometimes known as a red...

 
FIFA's Chuck Blazer agreed to act undercover for U.S. prosecutors

FIFA's Chuck Blazer agreed to act undercover for U.S. prosecutors

Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer agreed to act undercover for U.S. prosecutors and has been cooperating since at least 2011 in the government's investigation of soccer corruption. Blazer's 19-page plea agreement from Nov. 25, 2013,...

 
LeBron James is MVP of the NBA Finals, win or lose

LeBron James is MVP of the NBA Finals, win or lose

USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt break down Stephen Curry and the Warriors' win over LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. CLEVELAND – It's called Most Valuable Player, and if, at the end of this compelling...

Usa Today, 20:40 in Sport
 
'Wrecking Crew' clip reveals lost Beach Boy

'Wrecking Crew' clip reveals lost Beach Boy

Glen Campbell discusses the one time he was a Beach Boy in an exclusive clip from the bonus features of "The Wrecking Crew." The Beach Boys have always had a pretty great lineup, but at one point in the 1960s, it was downright legendary. The...

 
Paul Ryan: Up to Obama to turn around Democratic 'sabotage' on trade

Paul Ryan: Up to Obama to turn around Democratic 'sabotage' on trade

Rep. Paul Ryan talks about the trade deal and Obamacare on Capital Download with Susan Page. WASHINGTON — The House may vote again as early as this week on trade legislation that Democrats shot down last Friday in a spectacular defeat for the White...

 
Clippers agree to acquire Lance Stephenson from Hornets

Clippers agree to acquire Lance Stephenson from Hornets

If the Los Angeles Clippers learned anything in their latest failed attempt to reach the NBA's mountaintop, it's that their lineup is still a little light. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan make for a tremendous trio if ever there was one,...

Usa Today, 21:00 in Sport
 

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