News archive from 29 May 2015

Grazing, logging proposed for state parks 'to be self-sustaining'

To cover more of the cost of running 171 state parks, Florida officials are pushing to open their gates to extensive cattle grazing and timber cutting. "It's totally different from the way parks have been managed for 80 years," said Jim...

 
EU seeks a digital single market

EU seeks a digital single market

WASHINGTON – The European Union's plan to create one set of rules for the online digital world that all of its member countries can follow should not cause concern in the U.S., a top EU official said here Thursday. Earlier this month, the European...

 
Grazing, logging proposed for state parks 'to be self-sustaining'

Grazing, logging proposed for state parks 'to be self-sustaining'

To cover more of the cost of running 171 state parks, Florida officials are pushing to open their gates to extensive cattle grazing and timber cutting. "It's totally different from the way parks have been managed for 80 years," said Jim...

 
Orange schools start monitoring students' social media

Orange schools start monitoring students' social media

Student messages on social-media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are now being monitored by the Orange County school district as part of a new program to curb cyberbullying, crime on campus and suicide. Central Florida's largest school district...

 

Unpermitted Florida gun owners get exemption for hurricanes

Florida gun owners who don't have a concealed weapons permit can now take their firearms with them while fleeing a hurricane. New Orleans Police confiscated hundreds of guns from people's homes and from some evacuees. Three years later they agreed to...

 
Wounded Warrior softball team inspires

Wounded Warrior softball team inspires

In 2002, Mike Dreyer lost his right leg below the knee due to a construction accident. What he gained, eventually, was the chance to be part of something special. The former Manalapan High School baseball player is part of the Wounded Warrior Amputee...

 
Cool things about the National Spelling Bee finalists

Cool things about the National Spelling Bee finalists

They came, they spelled, they conquered. But who are the kids with the strongest spelling game in the nation? Sure, you know where they're from, how old they are and what words they've formed correctly under lights, cameras and excruciating parental...

 
Police: Small plane pilot had cognac, wine on board with 10-year-old son

Police: Small plane pilot had cognac, wine on board with 10-year-old son

After Christopher Hall hit an antenna with his small plane Wednesday afternoon, his 10-year-old son told investigating officers they might find out what caused the crash if they looked inside his father's computer bag. Hall, 57, was arrested and...

 
$45M later, Delaware bridge closure's impact still felt

$45M later, Delaware bridge closure's impact still felt

A year ago, DelDOT shut down the I-495 bridge going over the Christina River for emergency repairs. The construction project cost the state millions, caused traffic headaches for motorists and impacted nearby businesses. 5/28/15 WILMINGTON, Del. —...

 

Friday's forecast: Stormy Plains, steam heat for Southeast

Another soggy, stormy day is forecast for the Plains while heat and humidity envelops the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Central U.S.: Rain and thunderstorms are likely throughout the central U.S. on Friday. The heaviest rain will fall in Texas, where...

 
Orlando City's Carlos Rivas looks to step up in Brek Shea's absence

Orlando City's Carlos Rivas looks to step up in Brek Shea's absence

One of Orlando City's top young prospects entered 2015 with a heap of expectations on his shoulders. Carlos Rivas, a young designated player signed out of Colombia's Deportivo Cali, led the traditional power in scoring in 2014. His speed drew...

 
Jurors dissecting accused theater shooter's state of mind

Jurors dissecting accused theater shooter's state of mind

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes wrote that his decision to storm the crowded auditorium came after a "lifelong hatred of mankind." CENTENNIAL, Colo. — James Holmes' heart and mind are being laid bare before the world....

 
Ducks-Blackhawks, Lightning-Rangers both reach thrilling Game 7 climax

Ducks-Blackhawks, Lightning-Rangers both reach thrilling Game 7 climax

Former NHL player Tom Laidlaw predicts there will be "no Knute Rockne speeches" made by anyone before either of the Game 7s that will be played this weekend. "Going into a Game 7, it's always about preparing exactly the same way you...

Usa Today, 20:16 in Sport
 
NFL needs to stop protecting rogues like Ray McDonald

NFL needs to stop protecting rogues like Ray McDonald

Free advice to all the coddlers and enablers from the NFL: you know who you are. Jim Harbaugh, come on down. Ryan Pace, we got you! Roger Goodell? Take a seat in the front row, my man! Did you guys hear that Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday in...

 
Bulls finally end simmering dysfunction by firing Tom Thibodeau

Bulls finally end simmering dysfunction by firing Tom Thibodeau

USA TODAY Sports' Michael Singer on what's next for Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls In the battle between the Chicago Bulls and now former coach Tom Thibodeau, the leader of the free world has sided with the coach. In a Twitter Q&A on...

Usa Today, 20:21 in Sport
 

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