News archive from 16 August 2015

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson honored by Mercedes-Benz

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson honored by Mercedes-Benz

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- One of the auto industry's most impressive and outspoken CEOs has won an award. Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation, was presented with 2015 Mercedes-Benz Star Driver Award on Saturday night, which is given every year at as part of...

 

Whines, threats, tantrums: Florida's redistricting ruckus

What's the difference between a nursery full of cranky babies and the Florida Legislature? There's less whining in the nursery. Truly, Tallahassee became Tantrumhassee last week as Democrats and Republicans united to throw bipartisan hissy fits. The...

 
Cleanup plan for bombing site follows years of delays, scares, surprises

Cleanup plan for bombing site follows years of delays, scares, surprises

Tank-busting rockets, fragmentation bombs and rifle-fired grenades - these and other explosives are believed to lurk beneath 1,500 acres of a former bombing range nestled between State Road 417 and the BeachLine Expressway. Though the military left in...

 
Cleanup plan for bombing site follows years of delays, scares, surprises

Cleanup plan for bombing site follows years of delays, scares, surprises

Tank-busting rockets, fragmentation bombs and rifle-fired grenades - these and other explosives are believed to lurk beneath 1,500 acres of a former bombing range nestled between State Road 417 and the BeachLine Expressway. Though the military left in...

 

Obscure but beloved 1933 film 'Eskimo' now available on DVD

A cinematic classic that helped launch the career of the state’s first movie star -- complete with wife-sharing, whale-hunting and an Inupiat cast -- is getting a shot of publicity. Organizers hope the extra attention will lead to a star on the...

 
First look of 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

First look of 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

Star Wars fans got a first look of Star Wars: Rogue One, the first standalone in the growing franchise. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn showed off the image at the Disney D23 fan event on Saturday, while announcing that filming is underway. The...

 
Young Turks' Kim Horcher joins #TalkingTechLive panel

Young Turks' Kim Horcher joins #TalkingTechLive panel

LOS ANGELES - Kim Horcher from the Young Turks Network is joining the panel of Thursday's #TalkingTechLive podcast this week. For the first time, we'll be recording the #TalkingTech podcast in front of a studio audience at TuneIn Studios. The event is...

 

Flirting the High Seas: Entire Windjammer ship booked for singles cruise

FullscreenSinglesCruise.com, the nation’s largest organizer of hosted singles cruises has booked an entire ship for the first time. SinglesCruise.comFullscreenThe sailing, organized by SinglesCruise.com, has reserved the S/V Mandalay....

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Sanders pledges to expand Social Security, lift wages

Sanders pledges to expand Social Security, lift wages

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promised attendees of the Iowa State Fair that he would work to bring an end to institutional racism in America while speaking from the Des Moines Register's Political Soapbox. DES MOINES, Iowa —...

 

Jerry Greene: Beware of these annoying fantasy football team owners

Remember the first time? Yeah, you remember. The first time you rode a bike. The first time you flew (hopefully in a plane). The first time you held a newly born kitten. The first time you skied (water or snow). The first time you caught a fish. The...

 

UCF receivers coach Sean Beckton facing tough test during 2015 football season

After two years of heroic plays from UCF receivers, virtually everyone is counting "Wide Receiver U" out in 2015. Arguably the greatest collection of receivers in school history has moved on from the program. J.J. Worton, who won an ESPN...

 

Orlando City, Seattle Sounders hope new faces lead to new fortunes

Orlando City won't be the only team on the field Sunday evening in desperate need of results. The Seattle Sounders entered this season considered to be a top MLS Cup contender. After a strong start to the season, however, injuries and other issues...

 
Clinton downplays email controversy as all political

Clinton downplays email controversy as all political

Reporters grilled Hillary Clinton about her on-going email server controversy at the Iowa State Fair. She again said she never sent or received any classified material on her email, and that she didn't think it would prevent her from being elected....

 

Whines, threats, tantrums: Florida's redistricting ruckus

What's the difference between a nursery full of cranky babies and the Florida Legislature? There's less whining in the nursery. Truly, Tallahassee became Tantrumhassee last week as Democrats and Republicans united to throw bipartisan hissy fits. The...

 

North Slope Borough mayor's office dispensed over $800K in gifts, violated donation policy

North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower’s office has dispensed more than $800,000 in gifts of public funds to local organizations, sports teams and individuals since she took office in 2011, according to borough documents. The documents cover only...

 
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