News archive from 24 July 2015

Report: Mitsubishi may stop making cars in U.S.

Report: Mitsubishi may stop making cars in U.S.

Mitsubishi Motors, once one of the top Japanese auto brands, is going to stop producing cars in the U.S., Reuters is reporting based on a Nikkei report out of Japan. Nikkei says as part of the pull back, Mitsubishi would close its only plant in the...

 
Tom Moses, architect of Disney building codes, dies at 81

Tom Moses, architect of Disney building codes, dies at 81

Tom Moses, who developed building codes for Walt Disney World's rides and buildings, died unexpectedly this week. He was 81. Moses was a longtime administrator of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, the Disney-controlled agency that oversees many...

 
Zack Greinke's shutout streak on hold for birth of 1st child

Zack Greinke's shutout streak on hold for birth of 1st child

NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Greinke's shutout streak is hold while the Los Angeles Dodgers ace and his wife await the birth of their first child. Greinke has pitched 43 2-3 scoreless innings, and was set to start Friday night against the New York Mets at...

Usa Today, 19:06 in Sport
 
Man gets three life sentences for triple slaying of homeless people

Man gets three life sentences for triple slaying of homeless people

A judge on Thursday sentenced an Orange County man to three life terms for the execution-style killings of three transients in a barn last year. On Thursday, the 12-person jury deliberated for more than four hours after hearing two days of testimony...

 
Converse announces first updated Chuck Taylors since 1917

Converse announces first updated Chuck Taylors since 1917

Old-school Chucks are getting a high-tech makeover. Converse debuted the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II shoes on Thursday, the first redesign of the iconic brand in 98 years. (Shoe collectors, you may now collectively gasp in horror and...

 
Jeff Gordon overwhelmed by parade, support in adopted hometown

Jeff Gordon overwhelmed by parade, support in adopted hometown

USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Gluck looks at Jeff Gordon's history at the Brickyard, his ties to Indiana and his chances Sunday in the Brickyard 400. PITTSBORO, Ind. — The Jeff Gordon Day Parade rolled down Main Street in tiny Pittsboro, with seemingly most...

Usa Today, 19:21 in Sport
 
Man to stand trial for shooting dog with arrow

Man to stand trial for shooting dog with arrow

DETROIT — A Michigan man will stand trial on animal cruelty charges for shooting his dog in the head with a crossbow arrow in an unsuccessful attempt to euthanize the animal, a judge ruled Thursday. Christopher Scott, 28, of Goodland Township was...

 
Turkey expands anti-ISIS role

Turkey expands anti-ISIS role

The United States and Turkey have reached an informal agreement that is expected to allow the U.S. military to launch air strikes against the Islamic State from a key base inside Turkey, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. The official, who...

 

Tymber Skan to residents: Time to leave

Tymber Skan resident Nancy Vargas, 40 and pregnant, endures a ceiling that leaks, rats, piles of rotting garbage and nightly gun fire. But it's home, she said. "A roof over our heads," said Vargas, who learned this week that she will be...

 
Honda unveils Accord with CarPlay and Android Auto at new R&D lab

Honda unveils Accord with CarPlay and Android Auto at new R&D lab

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Honda is joining other big automakers such as Ford and BMW in shoring up its research and development beachhead in Silicon Valley. Beyond providing new digs for some 100 engineers, Honda announced Thursday a new program aimed...

 
Watch: Elementary school chorus sings to teacher with cancer

Watch: Elementary school chorus sings to teacher with cancer

Grab your tissues, because famous Staten Island, N.Y., PS22 chorus has done it again. This time, the talented troupe of fifth graders, which has been enchanting crowds since 2000 (and eliciting fanfare from celebrities since a 2007 performance with...

 
Wyatt Cenac: Jon Stewart cursed me out

Wyatt Cenac: Jon Stewart cursed me out

As Jon Stewart nears the end of his term as The Daily Show's host, tributes are raining in. But one voice wasn't so positive. While visiting Marc Maron's WTF podcast, former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac said he had a tough relationship with...

 
Handcyclist Herriott continues to rule The Alaska Challenge

Handcyclist Herriott continues to rule The Alaska Challenge

Following the lone day off in The Alaska Challenge, an eight-stage handcycle race, Kenny Herriott of Scotland picked up where he left off. Herriott dominated Stage 3, a 46.2-miler from Ester to Nenana on Thursday that marked the race’s first long road...

 

Former UAA skier Berecz tabbed for NCAA honor

Former UAA alpine skier Anna Berecz on Thursday was named the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association’s nominee for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The Hungarian, a 2014 Winter Olympian and three-time NCAA Championships qualifier, this...

 
Online video biz is in a celebratory mood

Online video biz is in a celebratory mood

ANAHEIM, Calif. — It’s a good time to be in the online video business. That message came loud and clear from the first day of Vidcon, when 21,000 video creators, fans and folks who look to profit from online video invaded the convention center here....

 

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