News archive from 1 April 2015

Fallout from Indiana's law spreads beyond its borders

Fallout from Indiana's law spreads beyond its borders

WASHINGTON — A "religious freedom" measure similar to Indiana's is close to becoming law in Arkansas, despite the national uproar and economic boycott Indiana faces as Gov. Mike Pence scrambles to change his state's law. Arkansas lawmakers...

 
Hangman nooses found at Chrysler plant in Ontario

Hangman nooses found at Chrysler plant in Ontario

DETROIT — Police are investigating racial harassment issues at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' minivan plant involving two hangman nooses that were found in the Windsor, Ontario, plant where black construction workers were working. Workers who are...

 
Jaguar XF gets sleeker looks, more tech

Jaguar XF gets sleeker looks, more tech

Jaguar has given coupe-like looks and more interior room to its XF luxury sedan, unveiled Tuesday as part of the New York Auto Show. The XF is what Jaguar describes as the "large" sedan sandwiched in the lineup between the smaller XE and the...

 
15 stocks that shower cash in April

15 stocks that shower cash in April

Staying dry is the key to surviving April rainstorms. The same could be said for investors — not getting soaked with bum stock picks is the way to survive in the market in April. If there's one theme that's been consistently working for investors in...

 
Yuengling ousts Boston Beer as top U.S. craft brewery

Yuengling ousts Boston Beer as top U.S. craft brewery

Samuel Adams has lost its spot atop the list of the top U.S. craft breweries. In its place: Yuengling. Boston Beer Co., which makes Samuel Adams beers, actually shipped 20% more barrels than in 2013. What made it slip a notch on the Brewers...

 
Delamaide: Bank threat to Democrats backfires

Delamaide: Bank threat to Democrats backfires

WASHINGTON — If Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and other big banks wanted to send a message to congressional Democrats with a "symbolic" withholding of donations, they can rest assured it was heard — but not in the way they intended. The gesture...

 
Despite uproar in Indiana, Arkansas presses on

Despite uproar in Indiana, Arkansas presses on

WASHINGTON — A "religious freedom" measure similar to Indiana's is close to becoming law in Arkansas, despite the national uproar and economic boycott Indiana faces as Gov. Mike Pence scrambles to change his state's law. Arkansas lawmakers...

 
Caucus: Who is the best of the Final Four coaches?

Caucus: Who is the best of the Final Four coaches?

USA TODAY Sports' Scott Gleeson discusses the game plan to beating undefeated (38-0) Kentucky. Once a week, USA TODAY Sports asks its network of college basketball experts to analyze the biggest topics. This week: Who is the best of the Final Four...

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Players, colleagues praise Mike Krzyzewski's ability to connect, adapt, win

Players, colleagues praise Mike Krzyzewski's ability to connect, adapt, win

USA TODAY Sports' Eric Prisbell and Nicole Auerbach break down what it will take for Duke and Michigan State to win their national semifinal. More than two decades later, the details remain crystallized in Christian Laettner's mind: Mike Krzyzewski...

Usa Today, 19:46 in Sport
 
Despite uproar in Indiana, Arkansas presses on

Despite uproar in Indiana, Arkansas presses on

WASHINGTON — A "religious freedom" measure similar to Indiana's is close to becoming law in Arkansas, despite the national uproar and economic boycott Indiana faces as Gov. Mike Pence scrambles to change his state's law. Arkansas lawmakers...

 
The upside to global warming? Dragons, of course

The upside to global warming? Dragons, of course

Global warming could bring about a resurgence in the Earth's dragon population, scientists in the April Fools' edition of the journal Nature report. Some skeptics continue to deride the notion of human-induced climate change, "so we will not at...

 
Ex-teacher accused of sex with student rejects plea

Ex-teacher accused of sex with student rejects plea

DETROIT — A former Michigan teacher rejected pleas to lesser charges Tuesday in Macomb County, where she is accused of having a sexual relationship with a male student. Kathryn Ronk, 30, of Birmingham declined to plead to two counts of third-degree...

 
Teen who bit head off hamster withdrawn from Ole Miss

Teen who bit head off hamster withdrawn from Ole Miss

JACKSON, Miss. — The family of a Madison teen who is seen in a spring break video biting the head off a hamster has withdrawn him from enrollment at the University of Mississippi. The teen in the grainy spring break video is Brady Eaves, 18, who was...

 

Alaska lawmakers divided on public spending for art

JUNEAU — A House committee took no action Tuesday on a bill that would end a program guaranteeing state spending on public art. House State Affairs heard public testimony opposing the bill from Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla. It would eliminate the...

 
Ringo skips no beats on road to Paradise'

Ringo skips no beats on road to "Paradise'

Ringo Starr talks to USA TODAY’s Bill Keveney about his upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney. WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Ringo Starr is more than getting by with a little help from his...

 
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