News archive from 26 August 2015, page 17

Trump vs. Univision

Journalist Jorge Ramos of Univision made quite a spectacle of himself during the Donald Trump press conference on Tuesday in Iowa. After his attempt to hijack the press conference by acting in a disruptive manner, he was rightly escorted out by...

 
UF AD Jeremy Foley amenable to more neutral-site games for Gators

UF AD Jeremy Foley amenable to more neutral-site games for Gators

Neutral-site games like Florida's high-profile 2017 season-opener against Michigan in Dallas might not be a one-time thing for the Gators. An annual season-ending matchup with FSU and the need to generate revenue from home football game has led to...

 
Facebook's answer to Siri in Messenger app

Facebook's answer to Siri in Messenger app

LOS ANGELES — There's a new voice in tech: Facebook is taking on Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana with a new digital assistant inside the Facebook Messenger app. The new service, called "M", is being tested in the San Francisco area....

 
Ashley Madison case's police hotline is always ringing

Ashley Madison case's police hotline is always ringing

SAN FRANCISCO — The hotline for leads into who hacked the Ashley Madison dating website is "continuously ringing," say police in Toronto. The website for married people, whose motto is "life is short, have an affair," was run by...

 
NTSB urges fire-resistant tanks for helicopters

NTSB urges fire-resistant tanks for helicopters

Half a century after aviation officials first grew concerned about people burning to death in helicopter crashes, a federal safety agency is urging the installation of equipment that would prevent fuel leaks that have caused hundreds of fires, leading...

 
Let qualified women serve in combat: Their Take

Let qualified women serve in combat: Their Take

A fighting chance Their graduation comes as the military completes a round of research and experimentation ahead of a fundamental change in perspective about the role of women in the armed forces. The Pentagon plans to open all ground combat positions...

 
Vote on Los Angeles 2024 Olympics delayed amid questions over cost

Vote on Los Angeles 2024 Olympics delayed amid questions over cost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing an early test of support at home, Los Angeles' 2024 Olympics plan stalled Wednesday before the City Council amid questions about potential runaway costs and the impact on neighborhoods already strangled by traffic. The...

Usa Today, 18:19 in Sport
 
Obama: Virginia shooting 'breaks my heart'

Obama: Virginia shooting 'breaks my heart'

WASHINGTON — President Obama said he's heartbroken over the deaths of two television journalists in an act of gun violence Wednesday. "It breaks my heart every time you read or hear about these kids of incidents," President Obama said. The...

 
Iran hostages may finally get compensation for '70s ordeal

Iran hostages may finally get compensation for '70s ordeal

WASHINGTON – Americans held hostage in Iran some 35 years ago are hoping Congress will take up legislation to compensate them at the same time it considers the nuclear deal with Iran next month. They have been seeking redress for years -- in court,...

 
Fuss over 'Caitlyn' costume spurs early sales

Fuss over 'Caitlyn' costume spurs early sales

So much for the outrage power of social media. To all those tweeters furious about retailers' plans to sell a mocking "Caitlyn Jenner" corset costume for Halloween, Spirit Halloween has a message for you: Tough beans. But keep those free...

 
Ronda Rousey says she makes more per second than Floyd Mayweather

Ronda Rousey says she makes more per second than Floyd Mayweather

This Ronda Rousey-Floyd Mayweather rivalry might be getting a bit out of hand. At various times in the last several months, the back-and-forth between the two pertained to such topics as domestic violence, who would win a hypothetical bout between the...

 
U.S. Senate candidates: No support [yet] for Iran deal

U.S. Senate candidates: No support [yet] for Iran deal

The proposed Iran nuclear deal has divided Florida's U.S. Senate candidates between those - the Republican candidates - who strongly oppose the agreement brokered by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, and those - the Democrats -...

 
Brennan: Athlete of the year a three-way race to finish

Brennan: Athlete of the year a three-way race to finish

The end of August usually is one of those in-between times in sports. College and pro football are almost here, but not quite. Summer sports like tennis and golf are wrapping up. Big things are on the horizon, for sure, but because September is full...

Usa Today, 18:34 in Sport
 
OPD: Women robbed near Orlando apartment complex

OPD: Women robbed near Orlando apartment complex

Orlando police are looking for two armed robbery suspects who accosted two women in their early 20s at the Fisherman's Village Apartments complex off South Semoran Boulevard on Aug. 10. One of the women told police the suspects may have spotted her...

 
Summer's best (and worst) movie posters

Summer's best (and worst) movie posters

FullscreenBEST: 'Jurassic World' (released June 12). Universal Pictures FullscreenBEST: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' (released May 15). Warner Bros. PicturesFullscreenBEST: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' (released July 31). Paramount...

 

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