News archive from 26 August 2015, page 8

Disney's Animal Kingdom: Baby giraffes now out in open

Disney's Animal Kingdom: Baby giraffes now out in open

A trio of young giraffes is now "on stage" at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Pictures: Baby animals at Central Florida theme parks Baby animals at SeaWorld Orlando, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Busch Gardens Tampa and other theme parks and attractions...

 
Punchlines: A look at Wall Street's recent plunge

Punchlines: A look at Wall Street's recent plunge

It looks like things may be bouncing back on Wall Street.  After a six-session plummet that alarmed many investors, Tuesday the Dow jumped more than 300 points at the open and stocks surged. But, according to the late-night comics, losses put the...

 
Virginia TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward shot dead: What we know

Virginia TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward shot dead: What we know

What happened: Two members of local TV news station WDBJ7 were fatally shot Wednesday at 6:45 a.m. during a live TV broadcast at a shopping mall in Moneta, Va., southeast of Roanoke, Va., WDBJ7-TV said. The live broadcast at the time of the...

 
Fact check: Trump on birthright citizenship

Fact check: Trump on birthright citizenship

Donald Trump was off base with his claim that Mexico does not have a birthright citizenship policy like the U.S. Although the two countries use different terminology, the two policies are actually very similar. Trump also overstated the rarity of such...

 
National Toilet Paper Day: 5 quirky tidbits about toilet paper

National Toilet Paper Day: 5 quirky tidbits about toilet paper

Happy National Toilet Paper Day! The only time you think about toilet paper may be when there's a two for one deal in the grocery store, but now, like all things, there's a day devoted to TP. In honor of National Toilet Paper Day, which falls on Aug....

 
Va. TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward shot dead on live TV: What we know

Va. TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward shot dead on live TV: What we know

What happened: Two members of local TV news station WDBJ7 were fatally shot Wednesday at 6:45 a.m. during a live TV broadcast at a shopping mall inMoneta, Va., southeast of Roanoke, Va., WDBJ7-TV said. The live broadcast at the time of the shooting...

 
Killing of journalists in U.S. rare

Killing of journalists in U.S. rare

Danger is an accepted part of the job for foreign correspondents. But the shooting of two broadcast journalists in Roanoke, Va., Wednesday is a fresh reminder of the unpredictability and hazards that confront domestic reporters. At least five...

 
Sandra Brown has first No. 1 debut

Sandra Brown has first No. 1 debut

Here's a look at what's new on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list… Hitting the jackpot: Romantic suspense writer Sandra Brown has had 62 USA TODAY best sellers, but she's never had a No. 1 debut until this week, as her new thriller Friction (Grand...

 
Va. journalist shooting suspect posts details on Twitter, Facebook

Va. journalist shooting suspect posts details on Twitter, Facebook

Vester Lee Flanagan II, identified as the suspect in the WDBJ7-TV shooting, took to Twitter and Facebook Wednesday morning several hours after shots killed Alison Parker and Adam Ward during a live TV broadcast near Roanake, Va. Flanagan, whose TV...

 
Mom, child safe after car plows into lake

Mom, child safe after car plows into lake

A Melbourne, Fla., mother and child were in good condition after narrowly escaping a sinking car that plowed into a small lake earlier Wednesday. The crash happened about 8:30 a.m. today on Apollo Boulevard. "There was a child in the car, about 5...

 
FDA: 5,000 patients may have had bad mammograms at Boston Imaging Center

FDA: 5,000 patients may have had bad mammograms at Boston Imaging Center

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert for patients who have had mammograms at the Boston Diagnostic Imaging facility on Orange Avenue on or after May 13, 2013, because there could be potential problems with the quality of their...

 

Behind the scenes at Anime Festival Orlando's cosplay contest

As a community, cosplay in Orlando is thriving. It's built upon the unique trials and triumphs of cosplay. However by the general public, cosplayers tend to be labeled as socially awkward and just overall "weird." We can't seem to fathom why...

 

Alaskans wonder if their state is exhibit or target for Obama

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama visits Alaska this month, he'll be greeted by politicians eager to show off their state's vast wilderness and stirring scenery -- and skeptical of White House plans to protect those resources. The state's...

 
Fed's Dudley: September rate hike less compelling

Fed's Dudley: September rate hike "less compelling"

New York Federal Reserve chief William Dudley said Wednesday the case for raising interest rates in September is now "less compelling," further lowering tDan's system already tumbling odds that the central bank will act next month....

 
Mariah Carey pens kiddie Christmas book

Mariah Carey pens kiddie Christmas book

Mariah Carey will publish a children's picture book for Christmas, based on her song, All I Want for Christmas is You. Random House Children's Books announced Wednesday it will publish the book, which tells the story of a little girl who wants a puppy...

 

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