News archive from 27 September 2015

Rieder: Did Philly go overboard on pope security?

Rieder: Did Philly go overboard on pope security?

PHILADELPHIA — It was an eerie way to start the day. At 3 a.m., I started the trek from my Center City Philadelphia hotel to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where I would catch the bus to the airport to watch Pope Francis' arrival in the City of...

 
Osceola vote sets course for major transformation of Central Florida

Osceola vote sets course for major transformation of Central Florida

The growth of Central Florida for the rest of the 21st century was set in motion by Osceola County commissioners last week when they adopted a blueprint for the future that would transform 133,000 acres of idyllic ranchland into a major new urban area...

 

Getting drunk is no excuse for shooting at police, Kansas Supreme Court says

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned an appeals court decision and ruled that getting drunk and taking prescription medications is no excuse for firing a shot at deputies. David Allen Kershaw was convicted in Shawnee County District Court of...

 
Grier leads Gators to comeback victory over Tennesssee

Grier leads Gators to comeback victory over Tennesssee

Will Grier, welcome to Florida Gators lore. The quarterback helped lead a stunning comeback in Gainesville as Florida rallied to defeat Tennessee 28-27 in The Swamp. Grier led two touchdown drives in the final minutes of the fourth quarter as UF...

 
Northwest Arctic Borough mayor drops re-election bid

Northwest Arctic Borough mayor drops re-election bid

Northwest Arctic Borough Mayor Reggie Joule pulled out of a re-election bid for his seat Friday morning, saying he's worn out from years of public service. Joule, who recently hosted a visit from President Barack Obama in Kotzebue and spoke at the...

 
Grier leads Gators to comeback victory over Tennesssee

Grier leads Gators to comeback victory over Tennesssee

Will Grier, welcome to Florida Gators lore. The quarterback helped lead a stunning comeback in Gainesville as Florida rallied to defeat Tennessee 28-27 in The Swamp. Grier led two touchdown drives in the final minutes of the fourth quarter as UF...

 
Ann Coulter signs copies of her new book in Lake County amid protesters

Ann Coulter signs copies of her new book in Lake County amid protesters

Outspoken conservative author Ann Coulter stopped in The Villages Saturday to sign copies of her latest book, drawing both fans and protesters who objected to comments she made about Israel during a recent Republican presidential debate. Coulter's...

 
UCF tinkers with offensive line but run game still stalls

UCF tinkers with offensive line but run game still stalls

UCF made another switch to its offensive line, this time with sophomore Chavis Dickey returning to the starting lineup at right tackle. The Knights, however, continued to struggle moving the ball on the ground, with the team collecting just 26 rushing...

 
College football's Week 4 winners and losers

College football's Week 4 winners and losers

Michigan’s rate of growth under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh is seen most plainly in the Wolverines’ active winning streak, which reached three games with a dominating 31-0 win against Brigham Young. After dropping the opener at Utah, the Wolverines...

Usa Today, 20:20 in Sport
 
Amazin' Mets clinch 1st playoff spot since 2006

Amazin' Mets clinch 1st playoff spot since 2006

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Mets are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2006. New York clinched its sixth NL East title Saturday by beating the Cincinnati Reds 10-2, getting a late three-run homer from captain David Wright and another dominant...

Usa Today, 20:20 in Sport
 
Magic rookie Mario Hezonja knows the NBA will be an adjustment

Magic rookie Mario Hezonja knows the NBA will be an adjustment

The path Mario Hezonja took to the first training-camp practice of his NBA career differs from the path traditionally taken by rookies. While most rookies play at least one year of college basketball before they jump to the pros, the 20-year-old Magic...

 
Magic reality: Change losing mentality

Magic reality: Change losing mentality

"If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out." - Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett With apologies to grandmothers everywhere, the Orlando Magic have had to pucker up far too much the...

 
Man sets fire to spider at gas pump, sparking blaze

Man sets fire to spider at gas pump, sparking blaze

Couldn't he just have flicked it away? A man with an apparent case of arachnophobia caused a fire at a suburban Detroit gas station by putting a lighter to what he says was a spider near his fuel door. After he pulled up, "That's when he pulled...

 
Last-minute TD propels No. 2 TCU past Texas Tech 55-52

Last-minute TD propels No. 2 TCU past Texas Tech 55-52

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Aaron Green caught a tipped pass in the back of the end zone with 23 seconds left and No. 2 TCU outlasted Texas Tech 55-52 on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams. On fourth-and-goal from the 4, Trevone Boykin’s pass was...

Usa Today, 21:32 in Sport
 

East clinches playoff berth with 32-7 win over No. 2 Chugiak

East High christened its new football stadium Saturday afternoon with a Cook Inlet Conference victory on homecoming that doubled as the clincher that secured the T-birds a berth in the state playoffs. That’ll work. East took advantage of four...

 
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