News archive from 23 July 2015

Brennan: Lance Armstrong still casts shadow over Tour de France

Brennan: Lance Armstrong still casts shadow over Tour de France

As a force for bad, Lance Armstrong remains unstoppable. Long since banished from cycling, he can no longer ruin the Tour de France with his diabolical cheating, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t discovered other ways to taint the event and the poor...

Usa Today, 19:04 in Sport
 
Magic's D-League affiliate sets tryout dates

Magic's D-League affiliate sets tryout dates

The Erie BayHawks, the Orlando Magic's D-League affiliate, have scheduled their tryouts for the 2015-16 season. The first tryout will be held Sept. 13 in Orlando at Barnett Park. The second tryout will be held Sept. 20 in Erie, Pa., at the Junker...

 
Winter Garden mulls 'total redevelopment' along East Plant Street

Winter Garden mulls 'total redevelopment' along East Plant Street

WINTER GARDEN - West Plant Street is the heart of Winter Garden, a brick road bubbling with fun and energy. It boasts a splash pad, the Garden Theatre, an artesian market and a new microbrewery. Compared to West Plant Street, East Plant Street has...

 
Is your car vulnerable to hackers?

Is your car vulnerable to hackers?

How vulnerable is your car to hackers? That question has gained urgency after Wired magazine documented a staged incident in which hackers remotely disabled a Jeep SUV, leaving its hapless journalist driver stranded in a ditch. The short answer is...

 
Magic's D-League affiliate sets tryout dates

Magic's D-League affiliate sets tryout dates

The Erie BayHawks, the Orlando Magic's D-League affiliate, have scheduled their tryouts for the 2015-16 season. The first tryout will be held Sept. 13 in Orlando at Barnett Park. The second tryout will be held Sept. 20 in Erie, Pa., at the Junker...

 
Iconic Alaska bar Chilkoot Charlie's to be sold

Iconic Alaska bar Chilkoot Charlie's to be sold

The longtime owner of Chilkoot Charlie’s, a Spenard watering hole that is perhaps Alaska’s best-known bar, is selling the business to a group of employees. At the same time, a real estate group headed by the owners of the popular Bear Tooth and...

 
Mudsummer Classic: Follow the NASCAR Trucks at Eldora Speedway

Mudsummer Classic: Follow the NASCAR Trucks at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio — The Camping World Truck Series returns to Eldora Speedway for the third consecutive year to contest the only race in NASCAR's three national series held on a dirt track. Follow along with USA TODAY Sports for all the updates...

Usa Today, 19:38 in Sport
 
Eli Lilly: Alzheimer’s drug may slow disease’s progress

Eli Lilly: Alzheimer’s drug may slow disease’s progress

The U.S. drug firm, Eli Lilly & Co., reported Wednesday that an experimental medication might slow mild Alzheimer's if people take it early enough, one of a handful of drugs in late-stage testing in the frustrating hunt for a better treatment....

 
Jurors considers execution for James Holmes after his conviction

Jurors considers execution for James Holmes after his conviction

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jurors who last week convicted James Holmes in connection with the 12 deaths and 70 injuries at a suburban Denver theater, are now beginning the state’s process for deciding whether he should be executed. “Whatever sentence is...

 
Bart Starr improving after stem cell treatment

Bart Starr improving after stem cell treatment

Bart Starr had quite a meal Tuesday morning in Alabama — three pancakes and an omelet with three eggs and cheese. It was made by his wife Cherry, his bride of 61 years. And it didn’t take him long to eat it. “He fed himself the entire breakfast,”...

Usa Today, 19:51 in Sport
 
Trump steals spotlight from Christie’s campaign

Trump steals spotlight from Christie’s campaign

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his “telling it like it is” campaign might be floundering in the national polls, but he has perhaps the most to gain should firebrand Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign fall off the...

 
Orlando City at Chicago Fire - U.S. Open Cup preview

Orlando City at Chicago Fire - U.S. Open Cup preview

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Greetings from Toyota Park, where it's a beautiful 78 degrees outside. It's a welcome relief from the brutal Florida summer. Cyle Larin's red card was rescinded. Adrian Heath is officially suspended. And details about Orlando...

 
Bank of America loses CFO

Bank of America loses CFO

Bank of America, which was dinged for "deficiencies" in its government stress test in March, is reshuffling its executive team, including replacing its chief financial officer. Bank of America — the nation's largest bank behind JPMorgan...

 
D.C. residents pledge to 'walk' with Pope Francis

D.C. residents pledge to 'walk' with Pope Francis

Pope Francis will not set foot on U.S. soil for two more months, but for Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C., it is time to walk in his way. That is the aim of a program launched Wednesday by Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of Washington....

 
'The Sports Guy' Bill Simmons from ESPN signs on with HBO

'The Sports Guy' Bill Simmons from ESPN signs on with HBO

Former ESPN columnist and provocateur Bill Simmons has landed at HBO. Dubbed "The Sports Guy," Simmons became a major multimedia star during his run at ESPN, which began in 2001 after he established himself as a passionate, highly...

 

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