News archive from 21 July 2015

Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff

Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff

Jordan Spieth's spirited bid for a Grand Slam was stopped Monday by Zach Johnson, who is no longer just a normal guy from Iowa. Not with a claret jug to go with that green jacket. Johnson captured his second major - this one at the home of golf -...

 
ACC commissioner says schools are properly disciplining players for off-field issues

ACC commissioner says schools are properly disciplining players for off-field issues

PINEHURST, N.C. -- ACC commissioner John Swofford said he has no plans to step in to help address off-field issues at member schools. FSU, the conference's preeminent football program during the past two seasons, has been in the news cycle...

 
Family sues after man dies at UCF football game

Family sues after man dies at UCF football game

The family of a man who died after he suffered a heart attack during a UCF football game is suing university trustees. The wrongful-death lawsuit alleged Brintnall would have survived if somebody had performed CPR or gave him a defibrillator shock to...

 
A feminine Bond: Meet the women of 'Spectre'

A feminine Bond: Meet the women of 'Spectre'

They're girls no more. The women inhabiting the 24th James Bond movie are just as complex as the guy holding the license to kill in director Sam Mendes' Spectre (in theaters Nov. 6). USA TODAY gets a sneak peek at the dossiers for the international...

 
'Spectre' actresses add spice to superspy world

'Spectre' actresses add spice to superspy world

The actresses of the James Bond movie Spectre — Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, Stephanie Sigman and Naomie Harris — take pride in continuing the legacy of femme fatales and female agents played by everyone from Ursula Andress and Honor Blackman to...

 

'Dance Fantasia' brings mermaids, fairies and more to the stage

WHAT: Orlando Bellydance Performance Company presents "Dance Fantasia," a journey through fantasy and movement. In this Broadway-style dance production, mermaids, unicorns, fairies, vampires and other mythological creatures come to life. The...

 
'Storytellers' looks at 2 Central Florida communities through teen eyes

'Storytellers' looks at 2 Central Florida communities through teen eyes

WHAT: Crealdé's "Storytellers Revisited" exhibition features documentary photography of underserved communities by teens who live there. The "Storytellers" program was created in 1996, and through the years participants have been...

 
UCF professor on quest to mimic how nature makes color

UCF professor on quest to mimic how nature makes color

UCF assistant professor Debashis Chanda has always been intrigued by nature and its colors. Now, he's hoping to use that interest to create a material that can help soldiers camouflage themselves or make rubber mannequins at medical schools look more...

 
UCF professor on quest to mimic how nature makes color

UCF professor on quest to mimic how nature makes color

UCF assistant professor Debashis Chanda has always been intrigued by nature and its colors. Now, he's hoping to use that interest to create a material that can help soldiers camouflage themselves or make rubber mannequins at medical schools look more...

 
Memphis man, hogtied by police, dies in Mississippi

Memphis man, hogtied by police, dies in Mississippi

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- A Memphis man died in police custody in Southaven Saturday night after reportedly being hogtied and telling officers he was having trouble breathing due to asthma. Troy Goode, 30, of Memphis, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in...

 

Sharks are drowning in bad publicity after latest surfing encounter

Sharks live in the ocean. Who knew? They are scary. They are dangerous. They are predatory. Cue up the theme from "Jaws!" Unfortunately, sharks have a bad marketing plan. They have no buddies giving them great reviews on Google as well as...

 
Lack of transportation has serious consequences for older adults

Lack of transportation has serious consequences for older adults

Ruth Combs stood on the sidewalk in front of her Orlando home in a pastel belted dress, stud earrings and rimless glasses, awaiting her ride on a recent afternoon. When the cherry-red Toyota Camry pulled up, she got in with ease. "Since my...

 
Lack of transportation has serious consequences for older adults

Lack of transportation has serious consequences for older adults

Ruth Combs stood on the sidewalk in front of her Orlando home in a pastel belted dress, stud earrings and rimless glasses, awaiting her ride on a recent afternoon. When the cherry-red Toyota Camry pulled up, she got in with ease. "Since my...

 
Microsoft earnings will smack of turnaround

Microsoft earnings will smack of turnaround

SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft puts a bow on its fiscal year Tuesday, with the imminent rollout of Windows 10 about to offer investors a glimpse of the company's financial future. The Redmond, Wash-based company is expected to report adjusted...

 
Allegiant plane diverted to Sanford after 'maintenance issue'

Allegiant plane diverted to Sanford after 'maintenance issue'

Passengers on Allegiant Air Flight 783 had to make an emergency stop in Sanford on Monday after a maintenance issue forced the pilot to land, airline officials said. Airline officials said no injuries were reported. "Our maintenance team will...

 

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