News archive from 6 February 2016

Judge fines, signs restraining order against Browns QB Johnny Manziel

Judge fines, signs restraining order against Browns QB Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend shares details of her alleged assault by the Cleveland Browns' quarterback. A judge in Fort Worth  has granted a protective order against Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel that had been requested by his former...

Usa Today, 19:08 in Sport
 

Harold Varner III dons Panthers jersey, dabs way down 16th

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Harold Varner III drew the ire of the rowdy fans on the 16th hole Friday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open when he put on a Carolina Panthers jersey and dabbed his way to the green. After hitting his tee shot through the...

Usa Today, 19:08 in Sport
 
Community remembers Jill Conley, breast cancer warrior

Community remembers Jill Conley, breast cancer warrior

LOUISVILLE -- After embracing a steady stream of mourners, Bart Conley stood alone for a moment, tears welling in his eyes he looked toward his wife Jill's casket. Under his suit jacket, he wore a T-shirt with one of her favorite sayings during her...

 
7 things parents, teens need to know about Snapchat

7 things parents, teens need to know about Snapchat

Snapchat recently updated its terms of service and privacy policy. The social media service is beloved by teens and media outlets. The company, with its fairly lackluster legacy on privacy issues, had to reassure users they are secure. For the second...

 
Dad Rock: Hey, ho, Ramones' debut turns 40

Dad Rock: Hey, ho, Ramones' debut turns 40

Forty years ago this month, the album that created punk rock's template was recorded in New York. The budget was minimal (about $6,500), the session was brief (a week), the songs were flowing (14 were recorded; many more would have to wait), and the...

 

Props rule the day for Super Bowl at Vegas sports books

Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning's head for a Seattle safety. For some reason, a lot of bettors at the Westgate Las Vegas...

Usa Today, 19:29 in Sport
 
NHL Top Shelf podcast: Mark Spector stops by; weighing in on Wideman and trade deadline

NHL Top Shelf podcast: Mark Spector stops by; weighing in on Wideman and trade deadline

With the All-Star Game in the rearview mirror, Kevin Allen, Kristen Shilton and Jimmy Hascup welcome Sportsnet.ca columnist Mark Spector for a second-half breakdown, before discussing the recent suspension given to the Calgary Flames' Dennis Wideman...

Usa Today, 19:55 in Sport
 
Ex-‘Survivor’ contestant faces child-porn charges

Ex-‘Survivor’ contestant faces child-porn charges

DETROIT — A former Survivor contestant was charged Friday with six counts of child porn possession, five counts of larceny and one count of racketeering for running a Ponzi scheme. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the charges Friday...

 

Disputed new proposal from Anchorage LIO landlord claims millions in savings

A new proposal from the landlords of the Alaska Legislature’s Anchorage office building says a purchase by the state could save millions of dollars, but a separate analysis by lawmakers’ nonpartisan support agency accuses the landlords of using...

 

Mirage wins turf feature by a neck at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Mirage rallied to win the $58,000 feature for 3-year-old fillies by a neck Friday at Santa Anita, earning her first U.S. victory. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Mirage ran a mile on turf in 1:35.87 and paid $10.60, $6.20 and $3.40....

Usa Today, 20:45 in Sport
 
Uber, Lyft riders in for Super Bowl surprises

Uber, Lyft riders in for Super Bowl surprises

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber and Lyft riders in town for the Super Bowl might get a surprise ride by a celebrity driver, free Super Bowl tickets or severe gridlock. While major ride-hailing companies are ramping up their Super Bowl weekend promotions, some...

 
Armour: Glossing over issues, State of the League address does nothing

Armour: Glossing over issues, State of the League address does nothing

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero at Roger Goodell's State of the NFL address in San Francisco on the Commissioner's desired rule change to make two personal fouls ejection. SAN FRANCISCO — It’s an exercise in futility to expect substantive answers from...

Usa Today, 21:05 in Sport
 
Dozens of takers for free Bernie Sanders tattoos

Dozens of takers for free Bernie Sanders tattoos

One Bernie Sanders fan is so dedicated, he got a caricature of a the Vermont democratic candidate for president tattooed on his arm. MONTPELIER, Vt. — For Spencer Caldwell the decision was a no-brainer. A free tattoo of his favorite presidential...

 
FBI: Michigan man plotted attacks in support of ISIL

FBI: Michigan man plotted attacks in support of ISIL

DETROIT — A Michigan man threatened terror attacks in support of the Islamic State, with targets including police and a Detroit church with up to 6,000 members, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday. Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, of...

 
Boys’ discovery could be ancient human skull

Boys’ discovery could be ancient human skull

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A penchant for exploration and curiosity about nature led Tristan Williams to one of the most interesting — and startling — discoveries of his young life. This week, Tristan, 15, was walking along the Smith River in rural Cascade...

 
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