News archive from 27 August 2015

Judge: Tenn. lethal injection protocol constitutional

Judge: Tenn. lethal injection protocol constitutional

NASHVILLE — Davidson County Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman ruled Wednesday afternoon that the state's lethal injection protocol is constitutional, a major decision in the battle over capital punishment in Tennessee that has lasted for years. Bonnyman...

 
NBC's 'Spartan Race' seeks competitors for TV endurance contest

NBC's 'Spartan Race' seeks competitors for TV endurance contest

NBC is looking for endurance competitors. Casting has begun for Spartan Race, which the network describes as "the ultimate team competition that tests mental and physical limits, as well as determination, endurance and teamwork." Classical...

 
Police: Multiple people shot, including officer at convenience store

Police: Multiple people shot, including officer at convenience store

FullscreenPolice stand at a perimeter on Napoleon Avenue in Sunset, LA, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. As of 6PM on Wednesday, at least three were confirmed to be shot including one police officer. Paul Kieu, The AdvertiserFullscreenPolice line the street...

 

Football season brings new obstacles for family of slain Sanford football coach Ron Moore

Ron Moore was a neat freak. His wife and kids often gave him trouble about what they called his obsessive cleaning habits. That's why his messy death is marked by irony. The disarray the former Sanford Seminole High football coach left for his family...

 
Shooter Vester Flanagan filmed his gruesome act then posted shooting video to Facebook

Shooter Vester Flanagan filmed his gruesome act then posted shooting video to Facebook

A few hours after a gunman walked up to a young TV reporter and her cameraman and shot them dead on live TV, a message appeared on Twitter. Short and unpunctuated, it read: "I filmed the shooting see Facebook" The tweet came from the...

 
White teacher claims bias because she hung around with blacks

White teacher claims bias because she hung around with blacks

A former Edgewater High teacher sued Orange County Public Schools on Wednesday, contending administrators harassed and terminated her because she associated with black co-workers and dated a black man. Math teacher Audrey Dudek, who is white, said the...

 
Bianchi: How did Gators know about Baylor rapist, but Baylor didn't know?

Bianchi: How did Gators know about Baylor rapist, but Baylor didn't know?

One question for football coach Art Briles and the administration of Baylor University: How is it that the Florida Gators had enough common sense to steer clear of recently convicted rapist Sam Ukwuachu, but you didn't? Instead Baylor actually...

 
Conservatives target bust of Planned Parenthood founder

Conservatives target bust of Planned Parenthood founder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives are demanding that a Smithsonian Institution art and history museum remove its bust of the founder of Planned Parenthood in their latest offensive against the organization. But the National Portrait Gallery says it...

 
Disturbed ad pulled after shooting

Disturbed ad pulled after shooting

Warner Bros. has pulled a video ad for heavy-metal band Disturbed in the wake of Wednesday's fatal on-air shooting of a TV reporter and her cameraman. The ad for the band's new album Immortalized contained footage from a music video for latest single...

 
Suspicious package shuts down Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando

Suspicious package shuts down Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando

A suspicious package at Orange Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Orlando is being investigated by Orlando police. Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
Despite drought, California has high record crop revenue

Despite drought, California has high record crop revenue

Want to blame something for California's drought? According to research, one particular type of seed is partially to blame, accounting for up to one tenth of the state's total water consumption per year. Even with hundreds of thousands of acres of...

 
At Virginia Tech, fines aren't fine, despite what Bud Foster says

At Virginia Tech, fines aren't fine, despite what Bud Foster says

Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster said Wednesday that the football program would consider taking funds from new cost of attendance stipends for players in the form of disciplinary fines. Athletic director Whit Babcock, when informed of...

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Justin Bieber to perform at VMAs

Justin Bieber to perform at VMAs

Justin Bieber is returning to the VMA stage this weekend. The singer revealed, via Twitter and with the hashtag "#bieberisback," that he's joining a group of previously-announced performers at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night. Five...

 
Planned Parenthood supporters protest at Murkowski's Anchorage office

Planned Parenthood supporters protest at Murkowski's Anchorage office

About three dozen Planned Parenthood supporters marched several blocks Wednesday afternoon to protest a recent Senate vote by Lisa Murkowski. The group dropped off several hundred letters and signatures from people who said they were disappointed by...

 
49ers' Ahmad Brooks charged with sexual battery; Ray McDonald indicted on rape charge

49ers' Ahmad Brooks charged with sexual battery; Ray McDonald indicted on rape charge

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks and former Niners defensive end Ray McDonald will face charges stemming from an incident last December in which a woman claims she was raped by McDonald. A grand jury in Santa Clara County, Calif. on...

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