News archive from 26 August 2015, page 15

'We Are Your Friends' review: A familiar tune

'We Are Your Friends' review: A familiar tune

"Are we ever gonna be better than this?" Cole Carter (Zac Efron) entreats his hyped, pulsating crowd. "We Are Your Friends," directed by Max Joseph, isn't quite sure of the answer to that question. But, as an audience, you wish...

 
U. of Mich. will tell parents of repeat alcohol offenses

U. of Mich. will tell parents of repeat alcohol offenses

DETROIT — Freshmen students caught drinking a second time at the University of Michigan could be in big trouble — from their parents. The university, in an email sent out this week, said it will notify parents of first-year students under the age of...

 
Federal appeals court denies relief to Kentucky county clerk who objects to gay marriage

Federal appeals court denies relief to Kentucky county clerk who objects to gay marriage

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati denied a request Wednesday from a Kentucky court clerk to stay a federal injunction that called on her to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Judges found that "it cannot be...

 
Chinese chamber opens in Orlando to lure investors

Chinese chamber opens in Orlando to lure investors

Global economic turmoil has prompted a group of Chinese Americans to launch a new Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Central Florida. They will hold their kickoff event Friday night at the Rosen Centre Hotel in the International Drive tourism district....

 
Tropical Storm Erika nears, so shake off 'hurricane amnesia,' officials say

Tropical Storm Erika nears, so shake off 'hurricane amnesia,' officials say

It's been awhile, Erika, and officials say Floridians might not be ready for you. But it isn't too late to start planning. Latest predictions from the National Hurricane Center in Miami show Tropical Storm Erika making landfall early next week in...

 
Brooks Koepka eyes Presidents Cup team for trip to Korea

Brooks Koepka eyes Presidents Cup team for trip to Korea

EDISON, N.J. -- Taking the road less traveled in pursuit of playing on golf's grandest stages, Brooks Koepka wore out his passport playing around the world in some of the remote outposts of the game. As a member of the European Challenge Tour in 2012...

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Frisch’s new owner: Big Boy favorites to stay on menu

Frisch’s new owner: Big Boy favorites to stay on menu

CINCINNATI — Frisch’s Restaurants will keep serving its signature Big Boy hamburgers with tartar sauce, and hot fudge cakes, and will review its Pepsi contract, the company’s new owner says. Aziz Hashim, founder of NRD Capital Partners, which bought...

 
'Mr. Robot' finale delayed after live-TV murders in Virginia

'Mr. Robot' finale delayed after live-TV murders in Virginia

USA Network is postponing Wednesday's first-season finale of Mr. Robot in the wake of the shooting murder of two Virginia journalists on live television earlier in the day. The network issued a statement regarding the move: "The previously filmed...

 
Influence of other killers on Va. gunman not unusual, experts say

Influence of other killers on Va. gunman not unusual, experts say

The gunman who killed two TV journalists on Wednesday said the slaying of nine black worshipers at a Charleston, S.C., church was his "tipping point" – and experts say the desire to emulate heinous crimes isn't uncommon. Vester Lee Flanagan,...

 
Chinese chamber opens in Orlando to lure investors

Chinese chamber opens in Orlando to lure investors

Global economic turmoil has prompted a group of Chinese-Americans to launch a new Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Central Florida. "They have money, and they can't let their money sit in China now. They know Disney and Universal Studios, but some...

 
Obama takes to local TV stations to promote Iran deal

Obama takes to local TV stations to promote Iran deal

WASHINGTON — President Obama has opened another front in his all-out lobbying blitz for an Iran nuclear deal: Local television stations. Obama was scheduled to give one-on-one interviews at the White House Wednesday afternoon with news anchors from...

 
Safer truck to replace Humvee

Safer truck to replace Humvee

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will replace its aging-and-deadly Humvees with a fleet of combat trucks that reflect lessons learned in lives and limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Oshkosh Truck has won a three-way race for the $6.7 billion contract to build...

 
Obama's Iran deal leaves American business on sidelines: Column

Obama's Iran deal leaves American business on sidelines: Column

President Obama's Iran agreement was designed to address nuclear weapons proliferation, but the sanctions relief it provides will disadvantage U.S. business in ways that few people have discussed.  Even though the U.S. led the negotiations, companies...

 
Two U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan attack

Two U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan attack

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. servicemen were killed Wednesday by a gunman dressed in an Afghan security forces uniform who  fired on them at a base in southern Afghanistan. It was the latest in a recent string of U.S. deaths in the war-torn country....

 
As construction heats up, so does worker shortage

As construction heats up, so does worker shortage

Construction of homes and commercial buildings is up significantly this year but the industry would be sizzling if not for a critical shortage of workers, industry officials say. The labor crunch is delaying projects, raising home prices and forcing...

 

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