News archive from 4 November 2015

Study: Snakes helped big rhino beetle invade Guam

Study: Snakes helped big rhino beetle invade Guam

MANGILAO, Guam — One of this island’s most notorious invasive species apparently is helping another, researchers say. A recent study shows that a lack of birds and rats — because of the brown tree snake inadvertently brought to Guam in the late 1940s...

 
Colts fire offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton

Colts fire offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton

Eight games into a disappointing season, the Indianapolis Colts have made the first significant personnel move: The team fired offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton on Tuesday night. Assistant head coach Rob Chudzinski will take over as the team's...

Usa Today, 19:18 in Sport
 
Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama top initial Playoff rankings

Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama top initial Playoff rankings

Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and one-loss Alabama are the top four teams in the initial rankings set by the College Football Playoff selection committee on Tuesday night. Clemson is unbeaten and handed Notre Dame — the selection committee's No. 5 team —...

Usa Today, 19:27 in Sport
 
Boom or bust? Tech stars weigh in at conference

Boom or bust? Tech stars weigh in at conference

SAN FRANCISCO — Endless chatter over unicorns, and their stratospheric valuations, has added a layer of uncertainty to the usual mix of anxiety and excitement over disruptive technology. Alongside the preening and pontificating by the tech stars...

 
Alaska Aces: Time to harvest points on home ice

Alaska Aces: Time to harvest points on home ice

Beneficiaries of hockey’s home-ice advantage own leverage on several fronts, which is presumably why nearly three-quarters of ECHL teams in the previous five seasons have earned more home points than road points. The home team enjoys the emotional...

 
Detroit's other blight crisis: Commercial decay

Detroit's other blight crisis: Commercial decay

Buy Photo They’re easy to find and hard to ignore. In Detroit, many residents live and shop near hulking vacant buildings that have been abandoned for years, places that attract crime, vagrants, graffiti and scrappers. Many of these blighted buildings...

 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Cars all go self-driving in 20 years

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Cars all go self-driving in 20 years

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk has seen the future and it's about self-driving cars -- for everybody. "All cars will go fully autonomous in the long-term," Musk said in response to a question on a call to comment on the electric automaker's...

 
UAW vote on GM deal could be nail-biter

UAW vote on GM deal could be nail-biter

DETROIT — The fate of the UAW's deal with General Motors could come down to the last few votes. In results reported Tuesday, a modest majority chose to ratify the proposed four-year labor contract, but three union locals rejected it. Early in the day,...

 
Leaving an injured Mariota in the game might be reason Whisenhunt is now out

Leaving an injured Mariota in the game might be reason Whisenhunt is now out

USA TODAY Sports breaks down the dismissal of Tennesse's head coach. Go back and watch the hit that injured Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota’s knee last month and what happened – or didn’t happen – in the immediate aftermath. It may...

Usa Today, 20:14 in Sport
 
Escaped inmate was shackled and cuffed

Escaped inmate was shackled and cuffed

MACON, Ga. — More than 100 Georgia law enforcement officers were looking for an escaped prisoner charged with killing a rural county’s sheriff over the summer. Agent Lindsey Giddens of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Jim Edward Lowery escaped...

 
Launching nationwide, myRA offers free way to save for retirement

Launching nationwide, myRA offers free way to save for retirement

It's official: Now you have no excuse not to start saving for retirement, because the government on Wednesday is launching a free, no-risk saving plan called myRA. The program is aimed at workers without access to 401(k)s or similar savings plans...

 
GOP's Bevin defeats Conway in Ky. gov.'s race

GOP's Bevin defeats Conway in Ky. gov.'s race

FullscreenRepublican party Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin enters the Presbyterian Seminary Winn Center on Tuesday with his family to vote. Nov. 3, 2015 Alton Strupp/The Courier-JournalFullscreenRepublican party Kentucky gubernatorial...

 

Alaska Senate approves $160 million for gas pipeline project; House vote and adjournment up next

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature appears set to adjourn its special session later this week following the Senate’s approval of Gov. Bill Walker’s $160 million budget request for the state’s natural gas pipeline project. The state House was planning to...

 
Michael Keaton puts 'Spotlight' on 'Globe' investigation

Michael Keaton puts 'Spotlight' on 'Globe' investigation

'Spotlight' tells the true story of how 'The Boston Globe' worked to uncover the scandal of child molestation within the local Catholic Archdiocese. NEW YORK — Not many people can say that Michael Keaton is their doppelgänger. But Walter...

 
Family of man killed at ZombiCon sue for $5M

Family of man killed at ZombiCon sue for $5M

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The family of the 20-year-old man killed at ZombiCon filed a $5 million wrongful death lawsuit Monday against the event's organizer and security firm. The grandmother of Expavious Tyrell Taylor called attorney Charles...

 
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