News archive from 5 November 2015

Environment, economy clash in upstate N.Y. election

Environment, economy clash in upstate N.Y. election

READING, N.Y. — A small-town election in the Finger Lakes region has potentially large consequences for the area's environment — and its economy. Supporters of a plan to build a gas storage and distribution hub on the southwest end of Seneca Lake...

 
Historic steamship moved to new home in Detroit

Historic steamship moved to new home in Detroit

FullscreenThe former Boblo boat SS Ste. Claire docked on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at its new home on the River Rouge near South Dix Street. The historic boat that used to ferry passengers from Detroit to Boblo Island was moved up the Detroit River to...

 
Why NASCAR is losing its southern champions

Why NASCAR is losing its southern champions

USA TODAY Sports' Brant James breaks down the AAA Texas 500. MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Denny Hamlin might have been the one. Or Dale Earnhardt Jr. But as the unforgiving nature of NASCAR’s new Chase for the Sprint Cup format pushed both out of title...

Usa Today, 19:18 in Sport
 
Andrew Luck startled by Colts' call to fire Pep Hamilton

Andrew Luck startled by Colts' call to fire Pep Hamilton

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero on the most recent turnover AFC South turnover. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck described his team’s decision to fire offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton “jarring” and “tough,” and said the...

Usa Today, 19:28 in Sport
 
Facebook now averages 8 billion daily video views

Facebook now averages 8 billion daily video views

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it now averages 8 billion daily video views from 500 million users. That's twice the number watched daily as of last April. Facebook's founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement during his company's...

 
The rumors are true: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani dating

The rumors are true: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani dating

It's a Voice romance: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are a couple, reps confirmed to Us and the Associated Press. Shelton, 39, and Stefani, 46, are both coaches on NBC's The Voice, and both publicly separated from their celebrity ex-spouses this...

 
Wanted: Astronauts. Got the right stuff?

Wanted: Astronauts. Got the right stuff?

CAPE CANAVERAL — If you stand between 62 and 75 inches tall, have a military, science or technical background and dream of going to Mars, you might have the right stuff to be a NASA astronaut. NASA on Wednesday announced it will begin recruiting a new...

 
Tribune offers Freedom $3M as it prepares bid for OC Register

Tribune offers Freedom $3M as it prepares bid for OC Register

Tribune Publishing Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times, began taking steps to buy the Orange County Register Wednesday, offering $3 million to fund operations and the bankruptcy case of the Register’s parent company. Earlier this week, Freedom...

 
Week 9 fantasy football tips

Week 9 fantasy football tips

A few additional fantasy nuggets to help owners set their Week 9 lineups, including injuries, sit/start matchup and the stat of the week. Injury report QB Josh McCown, Browns (out) Short week won’t give his shoulder and ribs enough time to heal....

Usa Today, 20:10 in Sport
 
Zack Greinke's opt-out creates Giants opportunity at Dodgers' expense

Zack Greinke's opt-out creates Giants opportunity at Dodgers' expense

When San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans was asked at a season-ending news conference about keeping up with the three-time division-champion Los Angeles Dodgers, he didn’t hesitate for a moment in saying, “We don’t want to keep up with...

Usa Today, 20:10 in Sport
 
Delaware town brings the noise, hopes buzzards buzz off

Delaware town brings the noise, hopes buzzards buzz off

FELTON, Del. -- After a years-long battle with about 200 ugly, vomiting and hissing vultures, residents of the Chimney Hill community in Felton said enough is enough. As the sun dropped low Tuesday night, residents armed themselves with pots, pans,...

 
As 'viral' as it gets: Trump photo goes global

As 'viral' as it gets: Trump photo goes global

It all happened in an instant. Mark Wallheiser arrived hours early for a Donald Trump campaign rally on August 21 in Mobile, Alabama. The venue, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, had a line of people waiting that wrapped around the property. "That was early...

 
NASA set to award space station cargo contracts

NASA set to award space station cargo contracts

CAPE CANAVERAL — Multibillion-dollar contracts NASA is expected to award as soon as Thursday will establish the fleet of U.S. vehicles servicing the International Space Station into the next decade, and could introduce a new spacecraft to Kennedy...

 
Police: Boy killed after marshals shoot at fleeing vehicle

Police: Boy killed after marshals shoot at fleeing vehicle

ALEXANDRIA, La. — A 6-year-old boy was killed and his father critically injured after city marshals fired at a fleeing vehicle, according to Louisiana State Police. The shooting occurred at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Marksville, southeast of...

 
Winners' list: Who took home CMA Awards?

Winners' list: Who took home CMA Awards?

Who won big at this year's Country Music Association Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood? Here's the complete list of nominees honored tonight in Nashville. Winners are noted in bold. SINGLE  WINNER: Girl Crush, Little Big Town...

 

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