News archive from 3 October 2015

Obama says he won't be drawn into 'proxy war' with Russia over Syria

Obama says he won't be drawn into 'proxy war' with Russia over Syria

WASHINGTON — President Obama vowed Friday that Russian air strikes in Syria would not draw the United States into a "proxy war," even as he acknowledged that the strikes would strengthen the position of the Islamic State. Russian President...

 
Brad Bird weathers 'Tomorrowland' turmoil

Brad Bird weathers 'Tomorrowland' turmoil

Keegan-Michael Key, Britt Robertson and Kathryn Hahn star in an exclusive extended scene from the bonus features of "Tomorrowland." Some people really liked Tomorrowland. Some people really didn’t. And even now, director Brad Bird is...

 
Brennan: Time for Hope Solo, U.S. Soccer to do things right this time around

Brennan: Time for Hope Solo, U.S. Soccer to do things right this time around

Hope Solo is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. Three months after helping to lead the U.S. soccer team to victory in the Women’s World Cup, Solo will again face domestic violence charges after a Washington state appeals court on Friday...

Usa Today, 20:25 in Sport
 
Tech Deep Dive podcast: Google's self-driving car, Amazon boots Apple TV

Tech Deep Dive podcast: Google's self-driving car, Amazon boots Apple TV

SAN FRANCISCO - A frenzied week of tech news ended with a spirited podcast in our bureau here on Friday. Reporter Marco della Cava gave us the inside scoop on what it's like to be chauffeured by one of Google's self-driving cars. Columnist Bob...

 
10 things to know about the ‘Grand Ole Opry’

10 things to know about the ‘Grand Ole Opry’

NASHVILLE — If live country music has a home, it lives on the Grand Ole Opry. And this weekend, the renowned radio show will celebrate its 90th birthday from the Grand Ole Opry House. Little Big Town and Carrie Underwood will perform on the Opry's...

 
Robin Williams' family settles estate fight

Robin Williams' family settles estate fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' widow and his three children from previous marriages reached a settlement in their legal fight over the late actor's estate, attorneys for the two sides said Friday. Jim Wagstaffe, who is representing Susan...

 
Here is the Alaska Aces' training-camp roster

Here is the Alaska Aces' training-camp roster

Without further ado (well, a little ado, but still), here's the Alaska Aces' training-camp roster -- they opened with a practice this morning at Ben Boeke Arena at 10 a.m., an hour which just thrills me. Or possibly not. Note that three players listed...

 
The Mothership: A very nerdy fall TV preview!

The Mothership: A very nerdy fall TV preview!

Stuff's getting real on the small screen. This week's episode of USA TODAY's The Mothership podcast looks at this fall's hottest new and returning TV shows, and the crew — Kelly Lawler (@klawls), Carly Mallenbaum (@ThatGirlCarly) and Brian Truitt...

 
Book claims Louisville arranged for prostitutes for basketball recruits

Book claims Louisville arranged for prostitutes for basketball recruits

LOUISVILLE — The University of Louisville is looking into salacious allegations in a new book that say a former Cardinals men's basketball staffer paid escorts thousands of dollars to have sexual relations with both players and recruits during his...

Usa Today, 22:17 in Sport
 
Prisoner was allowed sex at DA’s office, court filings claim

Prisoner was allowed sex at DA’s office, court filings claim

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A prisoner was permitted to have sex in the Putnam County District Attorney's Office conference room in exchange for cooperating in a criminal case against one of District Attorney Adam Levy's the prosecutor’s enemies, lawyers...

 
Early education makes a world of difference for Alaska's children

Early education makes a world of difference for Alaska's children

Many exceptional teachers begin class with an anecdote, an illustration to real life, a good story or mind puzzle to draw their students’ interest into the lesson. With setting that hook in mind, I’ll draw on a short story as a segue into the topic of...

 
Now that equal rights ordinance has passed, let's move on

Now that equal rights ordinance has passed, let's move on

There are some issues we Alaskans have been arguing about for a long time. Is Anchorage better than Fairbanks or vice versa? Was the fish this big, or that big? What does ADN actually stand for now anyway? And … less humorous, but no less steeped in...

 
Steve Bartman declines Cubs fans' offer to attend playoff game

Steve Bartman declines Cubs fans' offer to attend playoff game

Steve Bartman, the infamous Chicago Cubs fan, has no plans to attend his first game since 2003 because he fears for his safety and worries his presence would create a circus-like atmosphere, his adviser told USA TODAY Sports. "It only takes one...

Usa Today, 23:33 in Sport
 

Chris Thompson: Fr. George Shaloub on end times, monasticism and marriage

In August, I was privileged to attend the annual Eagle River Institute at St. John Orthodox Cathedral in Eagle. I was fascinated to hear a series of lectures on “Christianity in the Arab World” by the Rev. George H. Shaloub, pastor of The Basilica of...

 
What's Online Today: Highlights for October 3-5

What's Online Today: Highlights for October 3-5

USA TODAY publishes hundreds of stories online every day. Here are some highlights of our coverage for October 3-5, 2015: Saturday, October 3 Stories, photos as Germany mark 25 years since reunification Go to our News section Storm preparation: How to...

 
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