News archive from 2 February 2016

Singing sheep croon in Honda's Super Bowl ad

Singing sheep croon in Honda's Super Bowl ad

Just when you thought just about every talking barnyard animal had been corralled for a Super Bowl commercial, along come a choir of sheep. Honda will feature singing sheep -- and a chatty dog -- for its Super Bowl commercial aimed at giving a solid...

 
Transfer deadline day: Mid-ranking Everton, Stoke spend $45M

Transfer deadline day: Mid-ranking Everton, Stoke spend $45M

LONDON (AP) — The heaviest spending as European football's transfer window closed on Monday was not by traditional powers but mid-ranking English clubs Stoke and Everton collectively paying around $45 million on two players. Stoke made the biggest...

Usa Today, 19:04 in Sport
 
Clinton looks to avoid 2008 repeat as Iowa caucus night arrives

Clinton looks to avoid 2008 repeat as Iowa caucus night arrives

DES MOINES — Hillary Clinton's bid to keep Bernie Sanders from becoming the Barack Obama of 2016 gets its first big test Monday night as she looks to pick up a win in Iowa, which eluded her eight years earlier. Iowa’s caucuses will test whether the...

 
Obama administration aims to cut USA water use

Obama administration aims to cut USA water use

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The Obama administration has begun an initiative aimed at making the United States more water-efficient, saying the country has the potential to reduce its total water use by a third. Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor said...

 
Chicago records 51 homicides in January, highest toll since 2000

Chicago records 51 homicides in January, highest toll since 2000

Chicago police say the number of homicides in the city climbed dramatically in January to 51, in the bloodiest start to a year in at least 16 years. CHICAGO — The nation's third largest city recorded 51 homicides in January, the highest toll for the...

 
Super Bowl 50 turf receives top treatment before game

Super Bowl 50 turf receives top treatment before game

There's a lot more beneath the surface of the big game's stage. SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Super Bowl 50’s most pampered VIP might not be one of its half-time performers or millionaire visitors, but the hallowed turf where the showdown between the Carolina...

Usa Today, 19:29 in Sport
 

Cardinals re-sign tight end Darren Fells

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed Darren Fells to a one-year contract. The 6-foot-7, 281-pound tight end appeared in 14 games last season, 12 as a starter. He had career highs of 21 receptions for 311 yards and three...

Usa Today, 19:39 in Sport
 
NCAA women's basketball reveals top 10 seeds for tournament

NCAA women's basketball reveals top 10 seeds for tournament

UConn, South Carolina, Notre Dame and Baylor are the four No. 1 seeds right now according to the NCAA women's basketball selection committee. Taking a page from the college football playoffs, the NCAA decided this year to release the top 10 women's...

Usa Today, 19:39 in Sport
 
Trump and Cruz battle for victory in Iowa's leadoff caucuses

Trump and Cruz battle for victory in Iowa's leadoff caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa — A new phase in the fight for the Republican Party's soul begins Monday night as Iowa voters decide whether they prefer Donald Trump's aggressive populist politics or Ted Cruz's fiery conservativism in the GOP's opening presidential...

 

Panthers, Broncos meet reporters at Super Bowl media circus

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Super Bowl circus known as Media Day is hitting prime time. Now known as "Super Bowl Opening Night," the free-for-all with the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will last one hour with each team on Monday...

Usa Today, 19:55 in Sport
 
Election chairman calls TV reporter 'b----,' quits

Election chairman calls TV reporter 'b----,' quits

NASHVILLE — Davidson County Election Commission Chairman Ron Buchanan has resigned from his post in advance of an investigative television report expected to air Monday night that shows him getting combative with a female reporter and calling her a “b...

 
Hawaii’s outdoor scene is a perfect getaway for Alaska kids (and not too shabby for adults)

Hawaii’s outdoor scene is a perfect getaway for Alaska kids (and not too shabby for adults)

Alaska visitors know the value of escapes to Hawaii’s tropical oasis. Excitement radiates from airport boarding areas as cold-weather clothing is shed in favor of airy, flowery fabrics and, in the case of my son, flip-flops. Ukelele music filters...

 
Alphabet vaults Apple to become most valuable company

Alphabet vaults Apple to become most valuable company

Ark Investment CEO and CIO Cathie Wood and Bloomberg's Cory Johnson discuss Google parent Alphabet's fourth quarterly earnings with Bloomberg's Alix Steel and Scarlet Fu on "What'd You Miss?" SAN FRANCISCO — Alphabet vaulted Apple to become...

 
Live updates: Super Bowl 50 Opening Night

Live updates: Super Bowl 50 Opening Night

Super Bowl 50 week officially kicks off as the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers meet with the media for the first time. The NFL turned it's normal media day into a prime time event: "Super Bowl 50 Opening Night." The event at the SAP...

Usa Today, 20:08 in Sport
 
Seawolves athletes break record for grade-point average

Seawolves athletes break record for grade-point average

UAA athletes in the spring and fall semesters of 2015 set a school record with a combined grade-point average of 3.24. The previous record for highest combined grade-point average by Seawolves athletes was 3.20 in 2012. UAA reported eight of its 13...

 

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