News archive from 25 July 2015

As far back as 1999, Richie Adubato recognized Becky Hammon's potential

As far back as 1999, Richie Adubato recognized Becky Hammon's potential

LAS VEGAS - Richie Adubato had never coached women or even paid much attention to women's basketball before he accepted the New York Liberty's head-coaching job in late 1998. Adubato soon discovered that he didn't need an encyclopedic knowledge of the...

 
Satan Temple's goat-headed statue debuts Saturday

Satan Temple's goat-headed statue debuts Saturday

DETROIT — A controversial monument to be unveiled Saturday downtown is an event that Michigan Christians have tried to shut down, according to a news release Friday. The Satanic Temple will reveal the 1-ton, bronze, goat-headed idol called Baphomet...

 
Efforts intensify to save the monarch butterfly

Efforts intensify to save the monarch butterfly

Efforts to save monarch butterflies during RAGBRAI DES MOINES, Iowa — Overwhelmed by global warming? See no solution to dirty water? Save the monarch butterfly. The iconic black-and-orange butterfly has become nature's celebrity and a rallying symbol...

 

Gunman opens fire in Studio City, prompts huge LAPD response

Reports of a man with a gun opening fire in Studio City on Friday afternoon prompted a massive Los Angeles Police Department response and closed both Ventura and Laurel Canyon boulevards. Police received reports of gunshots at 3:20 p.m. after the man...

 
Gov. Walker can help protect rural Alaskans by dropping land-into-trust suit

Gov. Walker can help protect rural Alaskans by dropping land-into-trust suit

Alaska Native villages endure some of the highest reported violent crime rates in the country, including domestic violence rates up to 12 times the U.S. average. This can be attributed to several factors, largely stemming from the nature of historic...

 
Facebook-YouTube rivalry gets legs at VidCon

Facebook-YouTube rivalry gets legs at VidCon

ANAHEIM, Calif. —It was the elephant in the room. This week some 21,000 folks gathered near Los Angeles to celebrate online video and the world’s largest video network, YouTube, at the VidCon convention here. But it was Facebook that was dominating...

 

Winter Garden awards $8-million contract for parking garage

Winter Garden's proposed parking garage will blend in with the city's brick-street downtown, according to a design shown to city commissioners. The multi-level, Winter Garden garage, funded partly by $6 million from a special taxing district that...

 
New images show Bush administration on 9/11

New images show Bush administration on 9/11

FullscreenVice President Cheney watches news coverage on Sept. 11, 2001. The U.S. National ArchivesFullscreenVice President Cheney, Lynne Cheney and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby aboard Marine Two. The U.S. National ArchivesFullscreenVice...

 

Valencia students allege excessive force used during arrests caused injury

Deidra Reid and Reginald Lane Jr. went to The Retreat at Orlando apartment complex on Monday to see a friend and hang out by the pool. "This is someone who used his badge to bully Deidra," said Natalie Jackson, an Orlando lawyer who is...

 
I-10 reopens but replacement bridge will cost $5M

I-10 reopens but replacement bridge will cost $5M

The Tex Wash Bridge on I-10, just west of Blythe, Calif., partially reopened Friday, July, 24, 2015, after the eastbound lanes washed away Sunday in a flash flood. DESERT CENTER, Calif. — Shortly before reopening Interstate 10 on Friday, officials...

 
Spelman College ends Cosby professorship

Spelman College ends Cosby professorship

Bill Cosby's influence has ended at Spelman College in Atlanta. The historically black college, which has had strong ties to Cosby Show actor for decades, is discontinuing its endowed professorship with the comedian after recent details emerged from...

 
Trump bars Des Moines Register from campaign event

Trump bars Des Moines Register from campaign event

DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has denied The Des Moines Register press credentials to gain access to a candidate event scheduled for Saturday in Oskaloosa. The reason: an editorial published by the newspaper Tuesday calling...

 
TV maker VIZIO files for IPO

TV maker VIZIO files for IPO

SAN FRANCISCO — Consumer electronics company VIZIO has filed paperwork for an IPO. A prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday said the Irvine, Calif.-based company hopes to raise as much as $172.5 million in an initial...

 

Alaska governor to return seal-skin vest paid for with North Slope Borough money

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott will return bearded seal-skin vests they were given by an organization affiliated with the North Slope Borough, following the disclosure that the borough bought them from a daughter of the mayor. The...

 

Mount Dora offensive lineman Brett Heggie commits to Florida

Mount Dora offensive lineman Brett Heggie committed to Florida during the Gators' Friday Night Lights Camp. Heggie is the third commitment of the day for the Gators, joining wide receiver Daquon Green of Tampa Bay Tech and Meridian, Miss., defensive...

 
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