News archive from 2 October 2015

Poll: Kentucky voters say Kim Davis should do her job

Poll: Kentucky voters say Kim Davis should do her job

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis may have gleaned encouragement from the pope, but a majority of Kentucky voters still say the clerk must set aside her religious objections and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Results from...

 

U.S. cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan

An American C-130 cargo plane with 11 people on board crashed near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, U.S. military officials confirmed Thursday. The number of fatalities is still being determined. NBC News, citing a U.S. military official, reported that...

 
Florida man to bike 80 miles for 80th birthday

Florida man to bike 80 miles for 80th birthday

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Tell a typical visitor to the Brevard Zoo in Viera to hop on a bicycle and start pedaling north up Interstate 95 — all the way to Daytona International Speedway. Few could finish this grueling trek. And for those who did? Likely...

 
A year later, Ebola victim's fiancee cherishes memories

A year later, Ebola victim's fiancee cherishes memories

DALLAS – Louise Troh has few things left from a year ago; mostly documents and photos. She opened a drawer in her apartment living room to show us the pictures that survived her family's quarantine during Dallas' Ebola virus scare in 2014. Almost...

 
Pelissero: NFL's catch rule could be clarified with one tweak

Pelissero: NFL's catch rule could be clarified with one tweak

USA TODAY Sports' Lindsay H. Jones offers up the four games you can't miss in Week 4 of the NFL season. The NFL’s rules on completing a catch aren’t as ambiguous as the likes of Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert make it seem when a receiver...

Usa Today, 20:29 in Sport
 
Bill Ford sees city of future tethered to smartphone

Bill Ford sees city of future tethered to smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO – Silicon Valley’s delight in challenging convention and calculated risk-taking has inspired the leaders of both the Ford Motor Co. and the state of Michigan, Bill Ford and Gov. Rick Snyder told USA TODAY Thursday. “I just spent 10 years...

 
Student recounts teacher's brave actions

Student recounts teacher's brave actions

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Hannah Miles, 19, was in Writing 121 when she heard a loud noise in the connecting room. “It sounded like a ruler smacking a chalkboard,” she said. “I didn’t think it was a gunshot until the second one.” At that point her teacher, Amy...

 
Derek Carr, Amari Cooper fast track Raiders' rebuild

Derek Carr, Amari Cooper fast track Raiders' rebuild

USA TODAY Sports' Lindsay H. Jones offers up the four games you can't miss in Week 4 of the NFL season. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders players were supposed to be off on the last day of August, but quarterback Derek Carr kept checking his phone,...

Usa Today, 21:16 in Sport
 
Tenn. court considers Fourth Amendment exception

Tenn. court considers Fourth Amendment exception

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee's Supreme Court justices are mulling whether police officers' good intentions outweigh a citizen's protections from unlawful search and seizure, a complex Fourth Amendment issue presented to them in an hour of arguments...

 
Who are the NFL's top 10 quarterback-receiver combinations?

Who are the NFL's top 10 quarterback-receiver combinations?

Is this the golden era of the wide receiver in the NFL? Perhaps. But quarterback play is always a key factor to their success. After consulting with several people involved at different levels of the league, each hailing from a scouting background,...

Usa Today, 21:59 in Sport
 
Body donations offer med students the gift of knowledge

Body donations offer med students the gift of knowledge

CINCINNATI — Alone among the legacies of Amanda Guinan's family, the donations to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine carry a special power. They light a fire through the generations that one thing will survive death: the gift of...

 
K-9 who survived officer shooting euthanized

K-9 who survived officer shooting euthanized

A retirement party for Fond du Lac K-9 officer Grendel at the FDL Police department. Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Patrick Flood/Action Reporter Media. FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Retired Fond du Lac Police Department K-9 “Grendel” was euthanized...

 
Column: Shooting coverage is routine, and that's the story

Column: Shooting coverage is routine, and that's the story

Another day, another mass shooting. That’s become literally true; according to the Washington Post, the tragedy today in Roseburg, Ore., brings the total of mass shootings, in which four or more people are killed or injured, to 294. Thursday was the...

 
Prep football: Most playoff berths seized, but most seedings undecided

Prep football: Most playoff berths seized, but most seedings undecided

The final weekend of the prep football season doesn’t particularly set a stage for high drama – 14 of the 16 berths to the state playoffs have already been clinched. Still, there’s intrigue ahead in games that still matter mightily, because just four...

 

Prep football: Standings, schedule, last week's scores

Standings through Week 7 Large schoolsCook Inlet Conference Team         Overall    Conference * Bartlett    6-1         5-1 * Chugiak   4-3         4-2 * East        5-2         3-2 * West       5-2         3-2 * Dimond   5-2         3-2 South      ...

 
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