News archive from 6 October 2015

Florence + the Machine embarks on U.S. tour

Florence + the Machine embarks on U.S. tour

Yes, even rock stars need to eat their veggies. Two weeks after Dave Grohl broke his leg falling offstage this summer, Florence + the Machine filled in for him at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival. E-mailing beforehand, "I just said, 'If you've got...

 
5 things to know about Florence Welch on tour

5 things to know about Florence Welch on tour

After a summer spent playing festivals stateside and abroad, Florence + the Machine is hitting the road again for a three-week North American tour,  which kicks off Friday in Nashville. Before she sets out, ethereal singer Florence Welch talks about...

 
Trade deal to lift the economy, consumers

Trade deal to lift the economy, consumers

The sweeping trade deal between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations announced Monday, should boost the U.S. economy and lower consumer prices on some imports, experts say. The Trans-Pacific partnership, which still faces a long, tough battle in...

 
Cop expert defends shooting of man in wheelchair

Cop expert defends shooting of man in wheelchair

WILMINGTON -- Mike Lewis, sheriff of Wicomico County, Md., who teaches police tactics, said based on news accounts and a cell phone video posted to YouTube, Wilmington police officers acted correctly when four officers shot Jeremy McDole to death as...

 
Tracy Morgan joins lineup for salute to Eddie Murphy

Tracy Morgan joins lineup for salute to Eddie Murphy

Tracy Morgan is headed back to the stage. The actor/comedian will be part of the star-studded lineup of performers to salute Eddie Murphy when he receives the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Oct. 18. Morgan, Brittany Howard and...

 
YouTube teen star dies suddenly, but the cause is still unknown

YouTube teen star dies suddenly, but the cause is still unknown

What happened to YouTube personality Caleb Logan Bratayley? Police in Maryland say the 13-year-old boy, real name Caleb LeBlanc, who appeared in his family's YouTube video blog and his own YouTube posts about playing the game Minecraft, died after a...

 
Obama to visit Roseburg Friday

Obama to visit Roseburg Friday

WASHINGTON — President Obama will travel to Roseburg, Ore. on Friday to meet with the families of victims of the mass shooting at a community college there last week, White House officials said. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity...

 
Nightengale: CC Sabathia confronts a problem rooted deep in his past

Nightengale: CC Sabathia confronts a problem rooted deep in his past

Pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into rehab before the American League wild-card game, which if the Yankees win, would lead to a five-game ALDS. Video provided by Newsy The pain must have been unbearable, or perhaps it was an ugly incident that...

Usa Today, 19:53 in Sport
 
Final Alaska prep football poll: West, Soldotna are each No. 1

Final Alaska prep football poll: West, Soldotna are each No. 1

The Alaska prep football polls conducted by the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network are conversation starters -- some teams revel in a ranking and others employ perceived lack of sufficient ranking status as that tired old crutch, a sign of...

 
Amid civil war, Syria pushes to qualify for World Cup for first time

Amid civil war, Syria pushes to qualify for World Cup for first time

LONDON — Somewhere amid the strife engulfing Syria and the human rights crisis created by its brutal civil war sits a remarkable and complex sporting tale. Syria’s national soccer team, a squad that was never able to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in...

 
Bell: Joe Philbin was always in over his head with Dolphins

Bell: Joe Philbin was always in over his head with Dolphins

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero breaks down the Dolphins' decision to fire Joe Philbin and what's next for the team. Maybe Stephen Ross finally had some sort of epiphany in London after witnessing yet another embarrassing performance by his Miami...

Usa Today, 20:28 in Sport
 
Second victim discovered after NYC gas blast

Second victim discovered after NYC gas blast

A second body has been recovered in the rubble of Saturday's gas explosion and fire in Brooklyn, N.Y., that ripped off the front of a building and left 13 others injured, the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. The injuries of one of the...

 
Hunter shoved arm down grizzly bear's throat to get free

Hunter shoved arm down grizzly bear's throat to get free

GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- The ability to suppress panic and an article clipped from a magazine and passed along by his grandmother helped Chase Dellwo, 26, survive a grizzly bear mauling Saturday morning northwest of Choteau. He has a couple hundred...

 
The black arts: Burger King unveils Halloween Whopper

The black arts: Burger King unveils Halloween Whopper

The black bun of the Burger King A.1. Halloween Whopper got me to bite, even though I should be above being sucked in by such gimmicks. The last fast-food chain offering to entice me was Hardee's Most American Burger, but I tried that more on a dare...

 
Animal store owner crushed by python

Animal store owner crushed by python

The owner of a reptile store in Newport, Ohio, appears to be recovering after officers pried off a 20-foot python that was wrapped around his head, neck and torso, crushing him on Monday. Two officers pulled the the 125-pound snake off Terry Wilkens,...

 
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