News archive from 29 July 2015

NYC Schools: Principal who committed suicide was subject of cheating probe

NYC Schools: Principal who committed suicide was subject of cheating probe

A Manhattan elementary school principal who died last April after jumping into the path of an oncoming subway train was under investigation for tampering with standardized test booklets, the New York City school district said this week. In a brief...

 
Violence, profanity, 'Longmire?'

Violence, profanity, 'Longmire?'

BEVERLY HILLS — To judge from the new Netflix promos, this is not your grandfather's Longmire. Which may seem odd, because it was mostly older audiences who championed the show. Had younger audiences been watching, producer Greer Shephard said Tuesday...

 
Kyle Busch simply the best, and there's more to come

Kyle Busch simply the best, and there's more to come

Some people are just getting the memo that Kyle Busch is the best speed-racer on the NASCAR planet. Welcome to the party, even though all that's left is some stale Cheetos and a warm Miller Lite. Think back to the start of last season when Busch went...

 

Central Florida natives Dax McCarty, Graham Zusi enjoy MLS All-Star experience

DENVER - Two Central Florida products will line up for the MLS All-Star team on Wednesday night against English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur. Winter Park native Dax McCarty and Longwood native Graham Zusi were named to the team. Zusi was...

 
Study: Hamsters have moods, too

Study: Hamsters have moods, too

If your pet hamster nearly bites off your finger as you try to stroke its fur, don't assume it hates you. Maybe it's just in a bad mood. Even hamsters have good moods and bad moods, scientists have found – and a hamster's emotional state can influence...

 
Cops: 13-year-old boy charged with attempted murder after Leesburg shooting

Cops: 13-year-old boy charged with attempted murder after Leesburg shooting

A teenager was shot at a Leesburg apartment complex during a fight Tuesday, and authorities have charged a 13-year-old with attempted murder in the case, a Leesburg police official said. Two boys, ages 13 and 17, were arrested after police searched a...

 
Nielsens: 'Cait,' 'Sharknado' underwhelm

Nielsens: 'Cait,' 'Sharknado' underwhelm

Cait can wait? Despite an enormous publicity campaign that included a Diane Sawyer interview, a Vanity Fair cover and a lengthy appearance at the ESPY Awards, Caitlyn Jenner's new E! reality series I Am Cait opened Sunday with an underwhelming 2.7...

 
Coroner: 'Parks' producer died of overdose

Coroner: 'Parks' producer died of overdose

A new coroner's reports states that Parks and Recreation's Harris Wittels died from an accidental heroin overdose. Wittels, who was the co-executive producer of the NBC comedy, died at the age of 30. Police found him unresponsive at his Los Angeles...

 
A's trade Ben Zobrist to Royals

A's trade Ben Zobrist to Royals

The Oakland Athletics have traded utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash to the Kansas City Royals for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea. Zobrist missed a month following arthroscopic left knee surgery in late April for a...

 

Senate admits fault, will redraw own districts in special session

TALLAHASSEE - The Senate conceded Tuesday that it violated the Florida Constitution in drawing new election maps for itself in 2012 and agreed Tuesday to fix them this fall in the Legislature's third special session of the year. The Fair Districts...

 
Nationals to acquire All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon from Phillies

Nationals to acquire All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon from Phillies

All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon made it loud and clear that he wanted the Philadelphia Phillies to trade him. His wish was granted Tuesday when the Phillies and Washington Nationals agreed to a trade. A baseball official with direct knowledge of the...

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Latifah, Blige join NBC's 'The Wiz'

Latifah, Blige join NBC's 'The Wiz'

NBC's musical The Wiz Live! has named its title star. Queen Latifah has been cast as the mysterious wizard. Joining her is Mary J. Blige, who's been named Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West. Producer Neil Meron shared the news of his...

 

Bianchi: If Tom Brady destroyed cell phone, it's time to apologize to Roger Goodell

OK, all of you naysayers and nattering nabobs of negativity. It's time to go up to the blackboard and write it 100 times: "I'm sorry, Roger Goodell. ... I'm sorry, Roger Goodell. ... I'm sorry, Roger Goodell. ..." Goodell, the oft-criticized...

 
Puerto Ricans becoming key in Central Florida campaigns

Puerto Ricans becoming key in Central Florida campaigns

Puerto Ricans living in Central Florida are emerging as potential "difference makers" in next year's elections for president and Congress. On Monday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became the first presidential candidate to come to Central...

 
Hundreds mourn motorist killed by university cop

Hundreds mourn motorist killed by university cop

FullscreenCincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell (left) looks at protesters across the street from funeral services for Samuel DuBose at the Church of the Living God in Avondale. AP/John MinchilloFullscreenThe casket of Samuel DuBose is...

 

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