News archive from 17 August 2015

Morgan Freeman mourns granddaughter

Morgan Freeman mourns granddaughter

Morgan Freeman is mourning the death of his granddaughter after she was fatally stabbed early Sunday in New York. Police responded to a 911 call at about 3 a.m., when they found Edena Hines lying in the street in front of her apartment on West 162nd...

 
Antares launches to resume at Wallops in 2016

Antares launches to resume at Wallops in 2016

SALISBURY, Md. — Orbital ATK Inc. is on track to make the next Antares launch from Wallops in early 2016, President Dave Thompson said. The company is preparing for multiple cargo supply missions to the International Space Station in 2016 under its...

 
Rape case points to sordid tradition at elite prep school

Rape case points to sordid tradition at elite prep school

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — St. Paul's School boasts a glittering roster of alumni that includes senators, congressmen, a Nobel laureate and the current secretary of state. The elite prep school also allegedly has a sordid tradition of sexual...

 
Voices: Bond's quiet dignity commanded respect

Voices: Bond's quiet dignity commanded respect

Civil rights icon Julian Bond was a man of faint smile and few words, but he used those words so wisely that you somehow knew exactly what he meant. I grew up hearing about and reading about Julian Bond. Some of the women in my mother's generation had...

 
Will tourism spoil Cuba's environment?

Will tourism spoil Cuba's environment?

HAVANA - At a recent international conference on environmental protection, a Cuban official stressed that her nation's treasures would not be polluted, bulldozed or otherwise sacrificed by invading American tourists. "No, no, no," she said...

 
Struggling Orlando City falls 4-0 at Seattle

Struggling Orlando City falls 4-0 at Seattle

SEATTLE - With time running out during its inaugural season, Orlando City flew across the country hoping to break out of a slump and make a push for the playoffs. Instead, the Lions turned in another lackluster performance and were thoroughly...

 
Wolff: Now TV also knows who you are

Wolff: Now TV also knows who you are

In the late 1980s, Time Inc., among the nation’s greatest senders of junk mail, figured out, in an epochal target marketing advance, how to replace “occupant” on each letter with the actual name of the recipient. A decade later, digital media figured...

 
Struggling Orlando City falls 4-0 at Seattle

Struggling Orlando City falls 4-0 at Seattle

SEATTLE - With time running out during its inaugural season, Orlando City flew across the country hoping to break out of a slump and make a push for the playoffs. Instead, the Lions turned in another lackluster performance and were thoroughly...

 
Will tourism spoil Cuba's environment?

Will tourism spoil Cuba's environment?

HAVANA - At a recent international conference on environmental protection, a Cuban official stressed that her nation's treasures would not be polluted, bulldozed or otherwise sacrificed by invading American tourists. "No, no, no," she said...

 
Jason Day cruises to PGA Championship victory and his first major win

Jason Day cruises to PGA Championship victory and his first major win

Jason Day led wire-to-wire Sunday at Whistling Straits to close out a record-setting PGA Championship and capture his first major title. The 27-year-old Australian finished at 20-under-par 268 to beat Jordan Spieth by three shots. Day is the first...

 

Police: Mobile home shooting left one man in hospital

An early morning shooting at a Leesburg mobile home community on Sunday left one man in critical but stable condition at a local hospital, while police continue their search for the suspect. The two have interacted before, police say in an email....

 
Army parachutist hurt in Air & Water Show has died

Army parachutist hurt in Air & Water Show has died

The U.S. Army parachutist injured while performing in the Chicago Air & Water Show Saturday died Sunday afternoon, officials said. Corey Hood, 31, a member of the Army Golden Knights parachute team, had collided with another parachutist Saturday...

 
Jason Day wins PGA Championship in record fashion

Jason Day wins PGA Championship in record fashion

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Finally, Jason Day finished off a major undertaking. The 27-year-old Aussie rid himself of major scar tissue on Sunday at Whistling Straits by emphatically winning the 97th edition of the PGA Championship. Displaying the thunder he...

Usa Today, 19:46 in Sport
 

Forget the small details, love makes Haines marriage perfect

HAINES -- My daughter wanted to get married on a boat. It was a sure way to guarantee that in this small town only family and close friends would attend. It was either that or, as her four siblings were lobbying for, a destination wedding someplace...

 
Ask the Captain: Can pilots nap in the cockpit?

Ask the Captain: Can pilots nap in the cockpit?

Question: I was surprised to learn that Emirates Airlines allows pilots to sleep at the controls. I was told that this is to avoid the expense of having to provide a third relief pilot. Is this safe? — Submitted by reader Mark, Denver A: Controlled...

Usa Today, 20:08 in Travel
 

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