News archive from 18 May 2015

Work and defiance kept victims near Mount St. Helens in 1980

Work and defiance kept victims near Mount St. Helens in 1980

May 18, 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. Here are some of the striking images. Fifty-seven people died when Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington on May 18, 1980 at 8:32 a.m. Autopsies showed that most of...

 
Marlins seek 'new voice,' but sing same old song in firing Mike Redmond

Marlins seek 'new voice,' but sing same old song in firing Mike Redmond

This time, there is no fire sale in Miami. Just a firing. Yep, once again. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, making late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner appear as if he had the patience of Job, fired manager Mike Redmond Sunday afternoon before...

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Rockets fight back from 3-1 to dispatch Clippers, reach Western Conference Finals

Rockets fight back from 3-1 to dispatch Clippers, reach Western Conference Finals

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 31 points, Dwight Howard had 16 points and 15 rebounds and the Houston Rockets never trailed in a 113-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, sending them to the Western Conference finals for the first...

Usa Today, 19:11 in Sport
 
Orlando City thrashes L.A. Galaxy 4-0, earns first MLS home win

Orlando City thrashes L.A. Galaxy 4-0, earns first MLS home win

Nearly two months after a sold-out Citrus Bowl welcomed Orlando City into Major League Soccer, the Lions delivered what they said the fans more than deserved: a home win. The confetti cannons blasted early for Eric Avila's goal and the celebrations...

 
Orlando City thrashes L.A. Galaxy 4-0, earns first MLS home win

Orlando City thrashes L.A. Galaxy 4-0, earns first MLS home win

Nearly two months after a sold-out Citrus Bowl welcomed Orlando City into Major League Soccer, the Lions delivered what they said the fans more than deserved: a home win. The confetti cannons blasted early for Eric Avila's goal and the celebrations...

 
Bianchi: Sigh! Dwight Howard is relevant again -- and Magic aren't

Bianchi: Sigh! Dwight Howard is relevant again -- and Magic aren't

At least before, Orlando Magic fans could find solace in the fact that Dwight Howard had also become irrelevant. Not anymore. Not after Dwight scored 16 points and yanked down 15 rebounds to lead his Houston Rockets to a 113-100 victory over the Los...

 
Amtrak to fully restore service between Philadelphia, NYC on Monday

Amtrak to fully restore service between Philadelphia, NYC on Monday

Amtrak says it will resume full service on the Northeast corridor on Monday, six days after a derailment in Philadelphia killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. "Our infrastructure repairs have been made with the utmost care and...

 
Under Armour pulls Iwo Jima-inspired 'Band of Ballers' t-shirt

Under Armour pulls Iwo Jima-inspired 'Band of Ballers' t-shirt

Under Armour says it has yanked its "Band of Ballers" T-shirt after the company faced criticism for the shirt's comparison to servicemen raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima during World War II. The shirt Under Armour designed showed men...

 
Bianchi: Sigh! Dwight Howard is relevant again -- and Magic aren't

Bianchi: Sigh! Dwight Howard is relevant again -- and Magic aren't

At least before, Orlando Magic fans could find solace in the fact that Dwight Howard had also become irrelevant. Not anymore. Not after Dwight scored 16 points and yanked down 15 rebounds to lead his Houston Rockets to a 113-100 victory over the Los...

 

12 Marines taken to hospital after aircraft makes hard landing in Hawaii: military officials

The Marine Corps says 12 Marines have been taken to a hospital after an Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit said in a statement Sunday the Osprey had a "hard-landing mishap" during training at...

 
Sneak peek: Efron plays DJ in 'Your Friends'

Sneak peek: Efron plays DJ in 'Your Friends'

Zac Efron has a case of Saturday Night Fever. Nearly 40 years after John Travolta famously hit dance floors in the disco-tinged 1977 classic, Efron is another young man finding his way in the world through nightclubs as an aspiring DJ in We Are Your...

 
UF third baseman Josh Tobias thriving at perfect time for Gators

UF third baseman Josh Tobias thriving at perfect time for Gators

GAINESVILLE - Josh Tobias is having a senior year to remember. After three up-and-down seasons to start his collegiate baseball career, the UF third baseman is thriving as his time at Florida nears its end. Tobias completed his final regular season...

 
Fairbanks triathlete Laine claims Gold Nugget victory

Fairbanks triathlete Laine claims Gold Nugget victory

Kinsey Laine of Fairbanks made her Gold Nugget Triathlon debut a memorable one Sunday, becoming the first racer from outside Anchorage to win Alaska’s biggest triathlon. Wearing a Lead Dog Triathlon uniform, Laine lived up to the moniker. She led the...

 

Teenager who escaped from detention center turns himself in

A 16-year-old who was one of four juveniles to escape from an Orange County detention center Saturday night has turned himself in, police said Sunday. Nieves said he did not know where the juvenile went or what he did during his time outside the...

 
City Center West Orange poised for Ocoee

City Center West Orange poised for Ocoee

A Central Florida developer has plans for a $150 million community of shops, hotels and condos on 60 acres of lakeside property facing West Colonial Drive in Ocoee. To be called City Center West Orange, developer David Townsend's plans call for a...

 

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