News archive from 27 July 2015

Mich. same-sex marriage lawyers seek nearly $2M in fees

Mich. same-sex marriage lawyers seek nearly $2M in fees

DETROIT — Six lawyers who represented the Hazel Park, Mich., couple whose case was at the heart of the landmark Supreme Court gay marriage decision last month, are asking a federal judge to make the state of Michigan pay them nearly $2 million in...

 
Texas county where Sandra Bland died has history of racial tension

Texas county where Sandra Bland died has history of racial tension

In the searing 100-degree Texas heat, Sylvester Nunn uses three worn beach umbrellas to protect himself and the produce piled in the bed of his old Chevy pickup truck as he carries on a generations-old summer tradition. The 78-year-old is selling...

 

Man accused of decapitating wife, pets in Phoenix home

A woman was found decapitated along with two dogs in a blood-soaked Phoenix apartment, and police said Sunday they suspect her husband, who was found naked and severely wounded, in the grisly attack. Police responded Saturday morning after being...

 
2015 Brickyard 400 results: Kyle Busch wins

2015 Brickyard 400 results: Kyle Busch wins

INDIANAPOLIS – A look at all the Brickyard results and action from Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: WINNER: Kyle Busch is unstoppable these days. Busch beat Kevin Harvick on a late restart to score his fourth victory in the last five...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 
Pedro Martinez wows crowd as he, Smoltz, Biggio, Johnson enter Hall of Fame

Pedro Martinez wows crowd as he, Smoltz, Biggio, Johnson enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Pedro Martinez turned the Hall of Fame induction ceremony into his personal party Sunday, dancing on stage, with the throng of exuberant fans from the Dominican Republic screaming his name over and over in the thick, hot air....

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 
Kyle Busch wins the Brickyard 400 to complete weekend sweep at Indy

Kyle Busch wins the Brickyard 400 to complete weekend sweep at Indy

Kyle Busch's incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to sweep the weekend at the historic track. Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a broken right leg and broken left...

 
Don't expect Group of 5 teams to walk away from big paydays

Don't expect Group of 5 teams to walk away from big paydays

Karl Benson raised some eyebrows this week when he suggested the unthinkable. Benson, the commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference, said perhaps it's time for his league's schools to start weaning themselves off the "addiction" of big-money...

 

UCF researcher appointed to Army advisory board

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A University of Central Florida vice president has been appointed to serve on the Army Science Board. Macedonia will specifically focus on advising national security leaders on the future of research and development. Copyright ©...

 
James: Jeff Gordon's last ride at Brickyard 400 ends in disappointment

James: Jeff Gordon's last ride at Brickyard 400 ends in disappointment

INDIANAPOLIS – So much for the storybook ending. Now, after a 42nd place finish, Jeff Gordon has to keep the narrative of his final planned Brickyard 400 from becoming an allegory of his farewell Sprint Cup season. A five-time winner in NASCAR's...

Usa Today, 19:29 in Sport
 
Wolff: FT sale shows strength of some newspaper brands

Wolff: FT sale shows strength of some newspaper brands

There are two lessons from the sale of the Financial Times for $1.3 billion by its corporate parent Pearson to Nikkei, a Japanese newspaper company. The first is never believe a media company when it says it won’t sell something. The second is that...

 
Italian legend Andrea Pirlo debuts for New York City F.C. in win over Orlando City

Italian legend Andrea Pirlo debuts for New York City F.C. in win over Orlando City

NEW YORK - The crowd roared as Andrea Pirlo sauntered up to the midfield stripe in the 56th minute. Pirlo's every touch was cheered by the crowd of 32,041 at Yankee Stadium, and his passes twice sprung Kwadwo Poku on eventual assists as NYCFC scored...

 
Grateful Dead farewell concerts set pay-per-view record

Grateful Dead farewell concerts set pay-per-view record

The Grateful Dead's series of farewell concerts broke pay-per-view records with a monster 400,000 subscriptions, proving that Deadheads are never to be underestimated. The Dead's five-night presentation of "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of...

 
Martha Sugalski reflects on break from TV cameras

Martha Sugalski reflects on break from TV cameras

Orlando television anchor Martha Sugalski has been savoring an unusual gift the last year, even as she counts down the days to when that present ends. "I've had this gift of being able to solely focus on my family. Those gifts don't come around...

 
Boy Scouts expected to end ban on gay scout leaders

Boy Scouts expected to end ban on gay scout leaders

The Boy Scouts of America is expected on Monday to officially end its longstanding ban on gay scout leaders — but the new policy won't prevent church-led scout groups from choosing adult leaders "whose beliefs are consistent with their own,"...

 
Versatility could help FSU offset depth issues at linebacker

Versatility could help FSU offset depth issues at linebacker

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher does not seem overly concerned about the team's depth, or lack thereof, at linebacker entering fall camp, primarily because of the versatility he has at other defensive positions. Northrup and Smith - both seniors - are listed...

 

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