News archive from 5 October 2015

Philly universities: FBI warning of 'unspecified' threat on Monday

Philly universities: FBI warning of 'unspecified' threat on Monday

Universities in Philadelphia on Sunday were warning students and faculty about an "unspecified" threat of violence being monitored by local and federal law enforcement agencies. The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...

 
Wolff: The long death of N.Y.'s Daily News

Wolff: The long death of N.Y.'s Daily News

Last week, I wrote about the fight for the Los Angeles Times between its parent company, Tribune Publishing, and a group of L.A. investors and power brokers, led by billionaire Eli Broad — a pitched battle, despite the bleak circumstance of the...

 
Feminist icon leads renewed drive to pass ERA by 2020

Feminist icon leads renewed drive to pass ERA by 2020

In Rochester, Feminist Majority president Eleanor Smeal and NOW president Terry O'Neill call for equal treatment for women's health care. The officials and Rep. Louise Slaughter were honoring Smeal at a Susan B. Anthony House event. (Oct. 4, 2015)...

 
Broncos prevail against Vikings, cementing defense's standing

Broncos prevail against Vikings, cementing defense's standing

DENVER – The days of blowouts in Denver. In just a quarter of a season, the entire identity of the Denver Broncos have changed. This isn’t a team that will be lighting up the scoreboard or smashing passing records. But this is a Broncos team that has...

Usa Today, 20:13 in Sport
 
Spielberg clarifies remarks on Hollywood 'implosion'

Spielberg clarifies remarks on Hollywood 'implosion'

NEW YORK — Two years ago, Steven Spielberg said Hollywood was on the verge of a "big meltdown," due to the film industry's increasing focus on big-budget, mass-appeal movies. Speaking to students at the University of Southern California with...

 
Community rallies to support tiny baby

Community rallies to support tiny baby

NASHVILLE — Elliott Grace Castro is tiny. At about 4 months old, she only recently hit 7 pounds, and each fraction of an ounce she gains is a victory. She has a baby-sized pair of plus-19 Coke bottle glasses, but they still fit her like a pair of...

 
Top VW exec warns emissions crisis could kill company

Top VW exec warns emissions crisis could kill company

Volkswagen Groups's incoming chairman warned managers that the automaker's diesel-emission scandal poses "an existence-threatening crisis for the company" as new details emerged about how the debacle unfolded. VW finance chief Hans Dieter...

 
Extensions can make OS X's Photos app more useful

Extensions can make OS X's Photos app more useful

Q. The updated Photos app in OS X El Capitan still falls short of iPhoto in a few ways. Will that change anytime soon? A. The photo organizer and editor that’s supposed to replace Apple’s long-neglected, now-abandoned iPhoto received surprisingly few...

 
Couple takes the plunge in middle of storm

Couple takes the plunge in middle of storm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rain or shine, a Charlotte couple was determined to "take the plunge" this weekend. So on Saturday, John and Judy Joye tied the knot just off the Savannah, Ga., coast on Tybee Island. Yes, with Hurricane Joaquin swirling by...

 
Gluck: Kevin Harvick pulls out must-win and regains favorite status

Gluck: Kevin Harvick pulls out must-win and regains favorite status

DOVER, Del. — Kevin Harvick is NASCAR’s James Bond, a man with an uncanny ability to escape certain elimination and emerge unscathed. Just when you think Harvick is done for, finally meeting a scenario in the Chase for the Sprint Cup that even the...

Usa Today, 22:02 in Sport
 
Bet on it: If King Cove road goes through, commercial use will follow

Bet on it: If King Cove road goes through, commercial use will follow

The King Cove-Cold Bay road keeps bobbing to the surface like the proverbial sore thumb. I spent 16 years in rural northwestern Alaska as a physician (radiologist). I am very familiar with the weather and transportation challenges impacting urgent and...

 
Bell: Under Chip Kelly, Eagles look inept in every way

Bell: Under Chip Kelly, Eagles look inept in every way

LANDOVER, Md. – They have become the Murphy’s Law of the NFL. Whatever bad can happen for the Philadelphia Eagles, will happen. At least that was the rule during the latest implosion by the team that Chip Kelly built, as the Eagles stumbled through a...

Usa Today, 22:32 in Sport
 
MLB postseason schedule, matchups, TV times

MLB postseason schedule, matchups, TV times

A look at the the 2015 major league postseason schedule, with TV times and channel. All times Eastern Standard and subject to change. Not all game times announced. (* if necessary) Postseason schedule AL wild card Tuesday: Astros at Yankees, 8 p.m....

Usa Today, 22:32 in Sport
 
Drew Brees ignites Saints to OT win over Cowboys in return

Drew Brees ignites Saints to OT win over Cowboys in return

NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees is back and looking like his old self, and the New Orleans Saints are winless no more. Hold off on the parade, however. No question the Saints’ 26-20 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in overtime Sunday night was big. With the...

Usa Today, 00:24 in Sport
 
Pepsi goes 'Back to the Future' with Pepsi Perfect collectible

Pepsi goes 'Back to the Future' with Pepsi Perfect collectible

NEW YORK — Pepsi is going 'Back to the Future' with a new promotion. Fans of the iconic film trilogy will no doubt remember Marty McFly walking into a diner to purchase a Pepsi in 'Back to the Future II' and walking out with a Pepsi Perfect. While...

 
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