News archive from 22 May 2015

Rebellion: Six in House majority say 'no' to spending Permanent Fund

A plan to use the Alaska Permanent Fund to balance the state’s budget has started a rebellion in the ranks of the Republican-led House majority caucus. Six caucus members, four Republicans and two Democrats, on Thursday sent House Speaker Mike...

 
Toyota's Ky. boss bullish on hydrogen technology

Toyota's Ky. boss bullish on hydrogen technology

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The head of Toyota Motor's Kentucky plant predicted Thursday that hydrogen fuel cell technology will revolutionize the automotive industry. Speaking to the Louisville Rotary Club, Wilbert "Wil" James, president of Toyota's...

 
Alleged cancer-charities fraud likely targeted Florida elderly

Alleged cancer-charities fraud likely targeted Florida elderly

When George Makrauer heard this week that the government was suing a group of cancer charities for defrauding donors, the retired businessman did a mental happy dance. "I was thrilled," says Makrauer, a resident of The Villages who wrote a...

 

Scott McMurren: Fly first-class at a discount to Seattle

Are you a first class traveler? You know -- only flying in the front of the plane regardless of the cost? Are you hooked on the better service, more legroom and free drinks afforded to those lucky few seated in rows one through four? If so, you’re...

 

Orlando City aims to give Kak

The first goal during Orlando City's 4-0 dismantling of the L.A. Galaxy Sunday offered the perfect glimpse of how the Lions hoped to solve their attacking woes. The play began with Kaká on the ball about 50 yards away from the goal. Right winger Eric...

 
Madame Tussauds introduces Ross Lynch wax figure

Madame Tussauds introduces Ross Lynch wax figure

Ross Lynch met Ross Lynch in Orlando on Thursday. OK, one is a human, and one is a wax clone of that human, but still, it was a moment for the 19-year-old actor/singer. It was the first celebrity unveiling at the new attraction, which opened three...

 

6 in Alaska House majority say no to tapping Permanent Fund

A plan to use the Alaska Permanent Fund to balance the state’s budget has started a rebellion in the ranks of the Republican-led House majority caucus. Six caucus members, four Republicans and two Democrats, on Thursday sent House Speaker Mike...

 
As NFL's Los Angeles momentum builds, questions are now who and 'how many?'

As NFL's Los Angeles momentum builds, questions are now who and 'how many?'

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, the idea of the NFL returning to Los Angeles was not much more than that — an idea. But as league owners departed the Ritz Carlton after two days of meetings here, it finally felt like all those hypotheticals about a team —...

Usa Today, 19:30 in Sport
 
Metro-North engineers to take sleep apnea test

Metro-North engineers to take sleep apnea test

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Metro-North has referred more than a quarter of its locomotive engineers — but less than what officials had anticipated — for sleep apnea testing as part of a pilot program in response to a fatal train derailment. Earlier this...

 

Orlando City will play Ft. Lauderdale or Charleston in U.S. Open Cup

Orlando City will have to wait a little bit longer to find out who and where it is playing its first U.S. Open Cup game as an MLS team. The Battery and Strikers will face off on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. to determine who will square off against Orlando...

 

Delays, noise during senior exams at Lake Minneola High stir student ire

Surrounded by several hundred chatty teenagers, senior Matt Kostuch sat at a Lake Minneola High School lunch table this week struggling to keep his mind trained on his forensics final. He said he's received conditional acceptance to the University of...

 
Unorthodox yet effective, J.R. Smith the latest difference maker for Cavs

Unorthodox yet effective, J.R. Smith the latest difference maker for Cavs

ATLANTA — Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James chuckled the moment he heard teammate J.R. Smith say, "It's kind of hard hitting the shots I was hitting, to try and pass the ball, but you've got to figure out a way." When Smith makes shots...

Usa Today, 19:51 in Sport
 

Orlando City will play Ft. Lauderdale or Charleston in U.S. Open Cup

Orlando City will have to wait a little bit longer to find out who and where it is playing its first U.S. Open Cup game as an MLS team. The Battery and Strikers will face off on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. to determine who will square off against Orlando...

 
Officer shoots 2 men accused of stealing beer

Officer shoots 2 men accused of stealing beer

Drew Mikkelsen and Michael Konopasek report from Olympia. OLYMPIA, Wash. — A police officer shot two black men Thursday who tried to steal beer from a grocery store, prompting protests in front of City Hall. The stepbrothers — Bryson Chaplin, 21, who...

 
Letterman's college roommate remembers funny, nice guy

Letterman's college roommate remembers funny, nice guy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As David Letterman steps down after 33 years as the snarky, quick-witted host of The Late Show, many viewers feel like they are saying so long to a personal friend. For Phil Kiracofe, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement...

 

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