2:15 PM: The parents of a Scots College (Australia) student who drowned during a 1999 school hike have been ordered to pay the school's $8.3 million legal fees. The parents had been seeking $300 million from the school, claiming their son's death had hurt their cleaning products business.
2:00 PM: A St. Charles, Michigan man died Wednesday after crashing his car into an abandoned home filled with bees. People nearby tried to help the man but were driven back by huge swarms of the bees.
1:45 PM: Derek Jeter said it was a "pretty special feeling" to have former President George W. Bush honor him before Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers: "I didn't know he was going to be on the field .... That's definitely a memory I'll have for a long time. It's a gift within itself."
1:30 PM: Six board members of the Hegewisch Babe Ruth youth baseball league in Chicago resigned Wednesday amid criticism of their decision to allow a convicted cop killer to coach in the league. Dean Chavez was convicted in the 1989 beating death of officer John Matthews.
1:15 PM: A 37-year-old woman is in critical condition and has been placed in a medically induced coma after she was struck by a speeding ATV while leaving a New Orleans nightclub Sunday night. The driver & passenger on the ATV fled the accident.
1:00 PM: Chicago Sky WNBA player Elena Delle Donne is expected to play Thursday against the New York Liberty after missing 17 of the Sky's last 18 games while dealing with Lyme disease: "I've been able to get rid of the tremors and some other things, but other stuff I'm going to have to play through."
11:45 AM: The Boston Red Sox have traded Jon Lester & Jonny Gomes to the Oakland A's for Yoenis Cespedes. And David Ortiz tweets his goodbye to Lester.
11:30 AM: The San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium will host its first sporting event Saturday with an MLS game between the San Jose Earthquakes & Seattle Sounders. And Mexico & Chile will meet in an international friendly at the stadium on September 6.
11:15 AM: Newsday reports a New York City corrections officer died in a skydiving accident on Long Island Wednesday afternoon. The officer's skydiving instructor was also seriously injured in the accident.
11:00 AM: The Providence Journal reports two Brown University football players accused of sexual assault are no longer on the team's roster. But a lawyer for one of the players says the school is "acting extremely prematurely".
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