News archive from 24 June 2015

Yahoo's Mayer to address investors after bumpy ride

Yahoo's Mayer to address investors after bumpy ride

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer plans to address investors Wednesday morning, opting for the company's shareholder meeting instead of the Cannes advertising conference she's attended in the past. "Marissa will be at the shareholder meeting," said...

 
Animal shelters report spike in surrendered pets

Animal shelters report spike in surrendered pets

He has ears a couple of sizes too big for his head, wisps of gray in his fur and will do just about anything for a biscuit. For the 12 years since he was a puppy, Nekko - a 13-pound Chihuahua mix - has lived with one family. But last month, his owners...

 
Ask the Captain: Rolling takeoffs vs. stop-and-start

Ask the Captain: Rolling takeoffs vs. stop-and-start

Question: Why is it that sometimes planes entering the runway for takeoff never stop rolling, and at other times, the planes comes to a complete stop before starting again? -- Submitted by reader Rick E., Wake County, N.C. Answer: A rolling takeoff is...

Usa Today, 19:15 in Travel
 
More different than normal, Willie Cauley-Stein plans to be 'elite' right away

More different than normal, Willie Cauley-Stein plans to be 'elite' right away

USA TODAY Sports' Scott Gleeson offers five draft prospects that will make an immediate impact as rookies. Willie Cauley-Stein knows the reputation that is out there. He believes it's a misperception. Just because he's into fashion, music and other...

Usa Today, 19:21 in Sport
 
Exxon halts drilling after spill crippled pipeline

Exxon halts drilling after spill crippled pipeline

LOS ANGELES — A spokesman says ExxonMobil has temporarily ceased oil production on three platforms off the coast of Santa Barbara because an oil spill last month crippled the pipeline it used to transport crude to refineries. Richard Keil said Tuesday...

 
Girl power wins big at Cannes Ad Festival

Girl power wins big at Cannes Ad Festival

At this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, gender is high on the agenda. The annual event — often billed as the Academy Awards for advertising — honors the most creative and successful ad campaigns from around the world, with...

 
All Orange elementary students to get recess, school board decides

All Orange elementary students to get recess, school board decides

All Orange County elementary students should get 20 minutes of recess a day, if possible, the Orange County School Board decided Tuesday. "The lack of daily recess in our schools certainly aggravated me," said Angela Browning, who last fall...

 

Are Lakers after yet another Magic center?

Days before Thursday's NBA draft, the Magic's all-star-caliber center has been thrown smack dab into a proposed blockbuster trade scenario. Nik Vucevic is being packaged in a three-team deal, according to ESPN.com. Or maybe according to Brian...

 
'Supercharged' gets off to 'Furious' start

'Supercharged' gets off to 'Furious' start

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Vin Diesel gave Fast and Furious — Supercharged the highest compliment after the thrill ride's opening at Universal Studios Hollywood on Tuesday. "Every around me was like, 'Can we do that again. Right now?' " Diesel...

 
Mother of teen crash victim Beth Yasko no stranger to grief

Mother of teen crash victim Beth Yasko no stranger to grief

The loneliness is coming, and Kathie Yasko knows it. That insidious thief of peace probably will show up on Sunday, after her daughter Beth is buried and all those who came to lay the 16-year-old to rest go back to their jobs and lives. Beth died last...

 

Lou Holtz: Items lost in Lake Nona house fire can be replaced

Always an optimist, hall of fame college football coach Lou Holtz wasn't going to feel bad for himself for long after his $1.6-million Lake Nona home was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. Holtz, 78, was first and foremost thankful that he and...

 
Iran's leader issues ultimatums as deadline for nuclear deal nears

Iran's leader issues ultimatums as deadline for nuclear deal nears

One week before a deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear program, the country's supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out inspections of nuclear sites and a long-term freeze of nuclear activities, while demanding that sanctions be lifted immediately. Ali...

 
Armour: As long U.S. underwhelms, '99 team will continue to be the standard

Armour: As long U.S. underwhelms, '99 team will continue to be the standard

USA Today Sports' Nancy Armour previews the quarterfinal match between the U.S. vs. China. OTTAWA — Never has the 1999 U.S. women's soccer team cast a bigger shadow than it is this week. That was likely going to be the case, anyway, what with Friday's...

Usa Today, 20:28 in Sport
 
Bell: Deflategate may wind up mere footnote to Tom Brady's legacy

Bell: Deflategate may wind up mere footnote to Tom Brady's legacy

Tom Brady has pretty much lived the full NFL experience. He's been to the Super Bowl mountain top (and fallen just short of it). Made it big as a sixth-round draft pick. Earned tens of millions of dollars. Rebounded from a torn ACL. Been named league...

Usa Today, 20:28 in Sport
 
Confederate flag case argued in Redskins name case

Confederate flag case argued in Redskins name case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The Confederate flag, which is much in the news in other contexts this week, took center stage at a federal court hearing Tuesday morning in a long-running dispute over the Washington NFL club's team name. Attorneys for the team and...

Usa Today, 20:28 in Sport
 

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