News archive from 19 June 2015

Actor-comedian Rick Ducommun dies at 62

Actor-comedian Rick Ducommun dies at 62

TORONTO (AP) — Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for his role in the 1989 film The 'Burbs, has died at age 62, his family said Thursday. Peter Ducommun said his brother died on June 12 at a Vancouver, British Columbia, hospital after suffering...

 
S.C. shooting victims include pastors, coach, librarian

S.C. shooting victims include pastors, coach, librarian

CHARLESTON, S.C. CHURCH SHOOTINGCharleston shooting victims include pastors, recent grad | 04:52The community of Charleston, SC is coming together to remember the lives of those killed inside the Emanuel AME Church. 1 of 13CHARLESTON, S.C. CHURCH...

 
Cancer survivor to run from Michigan to New York

Cancer survivor to run from Michigan to New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Davina McNaney on Friday will begin a journey that will bring her home to New York. A breast cancer survivor, McNaney, 42, will run 466.5 miles from Michigan to New York in the next few weeks in an effort to raise funds and awareness...

 

Desi Arnaz inspires actor playing him in 'I Love Lucy' at Dr. Phillips Center

The actor who stars in the play "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" has a lot in common with Desi Arnaz, a legendary figure of 1950s television. Audiences in the venue's Walt Disney Theater will see the adventures of Lucy; her husband, Ricky; and...

 
Kurds savor victory over ISIL in Syria

Kurds savor victory over ISIL in Syria

AKCAKALE, Turkey — In the war against the Islamic State, few Syrian fighting factions have proven themselves as effective as Syrian Kurds known as the YPG. But Kurdish military officials expressed reluctance Thursday to use their newfound momentum to...

 
Dylann Roof: Minor crimes, 'creepy' behavior, talk of 'Southern pride'

Dylann Roof: Minor crimes, 'creepy' behavior, talk of 'Southern pride'

In his Facebook profile photo, Dylann Storm Roof's look is glum and menacing; his jacket bears emblems popular with white supremacists. The 21-year-old suspect in a deadly mass shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina wears a dark jacket...

 
Armour: World Cup doesn't really begin until knockout rounds

Armour: World Cup doesn't really begin until knockout rounds

1999 Women's World Cup champion Briana Scurry talks about Alex Morgan's impact for Team USA. EDMONTON, Alberta — All is forgiven, all is forgotten. That first-place finish in the Group of Death? Irrelevant now. All those goals Germany scored,...

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Review: Fresh 'Dope' blends '90s and now

Review: Fresh 'Dope' blends '90s and now

'Dope' tells the story of Malcolm, a geek who's trying to survive in a tough neighborhood. The fresh haircut and retro outfit of its main character are just a couple of the many dope aspects about Dope (*** out of four; rated R; opens Friday...

 
Voices: Video games making strides in technology and diversity

Voices: Video games making strides in technology and diversity

LOS ANGELES — I've played Tetris in many ways over the years, including on Game Boys, computers and TVs. Now I've played using my head — literally. With Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headset, I leaned left and right to look around 3D...

 
Widow raises $25K after neighbor calls yard 'relentlessly gay'

Widow raises $25K after neighbor calls yard 'relentlessly gay'

One Baltimore neighborhood is about to get a lot more colorful. A resident has raised more than $25,000 from about 2000 people to deck her yard in rainbows as a response to a neighbor's warning that her yard is offensive by being "relentlessly...

 
David Blatt says he will 'absolutely' return as Cavaliers coach

David Blatt says he will 'absolutely' return as Cavaliers coach

The biggest topics in NBA of the day. Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt said he "absolutely" will be back with the team next season and can't wait for the 2015-16 season to begin. "To be able to hit the ground running next year with...

Usa Today, 19:50 in Sport
 
Friends, coaches remember Lake teens killed in head-on crash

Friends, coaches remember Lake teens killed in head-on crash

Kindergartners at First Academy-Leesburg got so excited when "Miss Beth" came for a visit for a daily class period that the teacher had to institute a rule: Students had to keep their seats and greet the 16-year-old student by waving - no...

 
UF to face Virginia in must-win CWS game

UF to face Virginia in must-win CWS game

OMAHA, Neb. - Runs may once again be rare in Friday's rematch between Florida and Virginia at the College World Series. Four days after the Cavaliers (41-22) beat Florida 1-0 at TD Ameritrade Park, the teams will put their best starting pitchers on...

 

NBA veteran Shawn Marion confirms he is retiring

NBA veteran Shawn Marion confirmed Thursday that he is retiring after 16 seasons. Marion, 37, told AZCentral.com in January that he planned to retire after the season to spend more time with his first child, a son named Shawn who was born last year....

 
Ex-N.Y. pastor to lead S.C. church after shooting

Ex-N.Y. pastor to lead S.C. church after shooting

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- When Rev. Dr. Norvel Goff, Sr., was pastor of Baber African Methodist Episcopal Church in Rochester, among his many accomplishments was establishing the Faith Community Alliance, organizing pastors and Christian leaders in their...

 

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