News archive from 21 May 2015

UCF's Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak says U.S. women expected to bring home World Cup

UCF's Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak says U.S. women expected to bring home World Cup

UCF women's soccer coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak was out in Thornton Park on the night of an Orlando City game recently and marveled at all of the purple around her. Sahaydak traveled to countless countries during her career with the U.S. women's...

 
More charges brought in Holly Bobo murder case

More charges brought in Holly Bobo murder case

JACKSON, Tenn. — WSMV-TV in Nashville reported Wednesday that Dylan Adams has been indicted on additional charges in the Holly Bobo murder case. Bobo, 20, was kidnapped from outside her Decatur County, Tenn., home in April 2011. Her partial remains...

 

Confederate flag in Orlando to be burned in symbolic burial

In Orlando and across the former Confederacy on Monday - Memorial Day - the Confederate flag will receive a symbolic and "belated burial" or cremation as part of an art project by Sarasota artist John Sims. "We are in America, and...

 
Protesters descend on McDonald's HQ ahead of shareholders meeting

Protesters descend on McDonald's HQ ahead of shareholders meeting

CHICAGO — Thousands of protesters calling for a $15 minimum wage and a union have descended near the McDonald's headquarters as newly-installed CEO Steve Easterbrook gets ready to address annual shareholders meeting on Thursday for the first time as...

 
Oregon preps program to swap mileage tax for gas tax

Oregon preps program to swap mileage tax for gas tax

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. The program is meant to help the state raise more revenue to pay for road and...

 
Rick Scott, Hillary Clinton and deflategate: Rant

Rick Scott, Hillary Clinton and deflategate: Rant

Gov. Rick Scott purging the water management districts of everyone who believed in science and the environment is like a church removing anyone from leadership who believed in God and the Bible. Baltimore's mayor, police chief and school...

 

Shift to clean energy helps Florida's low-income citizens

If business as usual continues, climate change will destroy the lives of millions of Floridians as sea levels rise and put coastal cities like Miami under water. And while some of our leaders prefer to stick their heads in the sand, a growing number...

 
Janice Dickinson sues Cosby for defamation

Janice Dickinson sues Cosby for defamation

Bill Cosby can add another lawsuit to the growing pile filed against him by women who claim he drugged and raped them in decades past. Model Janice Dickinson, who went public with her accusation against Cosby in November 2014, more than three decades...

 
Flying fish: Prized king salmon arrive to market by Boeing 737

Flying fish: Prized king salmon arrive to market by Boeing 737

Fullscreen Gillnet boats return to Cordova's harbor after the first day of the salmon season comes to a close. (Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren for USA TODAY) Fullscreen Gillnet boat captain Ian Lindsay deftly maneuvers his boat through the town harbor...

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Orlando Fringe review: 'World's Greatest Dad*'

Veteran Canadian performer Morgan Cranny goes a long way to convince you that he's new at this comedy thing. He opens his show by confessing that he keeps a picture of his mom onstage for moral support. Shortly after that, his series of dramatic...

 

Orlando Fringe review: 'Massage a Trois'

Comic timing doesn't just apply when the punchline lands. There's an art to making sure a comedy sketch doesn't overstay its welcome, and writer-director John Connon finds the sweet spot in this trio of clever vignettes. But it's the stories that...

 

Orlando Fringe review: 'The Torture Chamber of Dr. Bear'

In this taboo-laden romp from the comic mavericks of Orlando Furioso!, the hulking, fuzzy Dr. Bear constantly reminds the audience about the limitations - sexual and otherwise - of his status as a larger-than-life-size puppet. And as with its star,...

 

Rockets' Howard unsure if he can play in Game 2 vs Warriors

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has a sprained left knee and is unsure whether he'll be able to play against Golden State in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night. Howard sat out practice Wednesday at Oracle Arena after an MRI...

 
fun.'s Nate Ruess flies solo on new album

fun.'s Nate Ruess flies solo on new album

Nate Ruess, lead singer for the indie pop band fun., answers five questions for USA TODAY. NEW YORK — For a Grammy-winning songwriter, Nate Ruess sure hates putting pen to paper. "It really takes the life out of me," says the fun. frontman,...

 
End chokehold on relief schools with reforms: Editorial

End chokehold on relief schools with reforms: Editorial

Yet another tussle between Orange County commissioners and the school district over plans to build a needed relief school brings to mind pro wrestling. Commissioners Tuesday rejected the district's request to reclassify for middle-school use the...

 

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