News archive from 8 April 2015

Beepi brings Uber-like ease to used-car shopping

Beepi brings Uber-like ease to used-car shopping

DANVILLE, Calif. – Eve Vojvoda has just purchased a used car, shelling out $30,200 for a black 2011 Lexus RX350 with 53,000 miles. But she's never kicked the proverbial tires. Never test-driven it. Never even seen it. As Vojvoda waits impatiently on...

 

Wednesday's forecast: Severe storms for central Plains

The national weather forecast for Wednesday, April 8 calls for rain and snow in the Rockies, rain and showers in the Plains, and rain from the Great Lakes to the Northeast. Severe storms could rattle the central Plains Wednesday while winter hangs on...

 
Jill Duggar's baby is here

Jill Duggar's baby is here

Meet Baby Israel! That's right — Jill Dillard (neé Duggar) and her husband, Derick, opted not to continue with the Duggar family tradition of choosing names for their children that begin with the letter "J." The 19 Kids and Counting star...

 
Making your own high-energy food to fuel Alaska runs, hikes, ski trips

Making your own high-energy food to fuel Alaska runs, hikes, ski trips

Comedian Mitch Hedberg once joked: “They say that the recipe for Sprite is lemon and lime, but I tried to make it at home, and there’s more to it than that.” I thought of Sprite and other things that should probably not be attempted at home last...

 
Trekkies: 'Live long and prosper' with new Spock emoji

Trekkies: 'Live long and prosper' with new Spock emoji

Attention, Trekkies: telling your friends to "live long and prosper" just got easier. An emoji inspired by Spock's signature hand gesture is on its way to Apple's next OS X and iOS operating systems, Apple confirmed to Quartz, giving emoji...

 
Mischa Barton sues mother for exploitation

Mischa Barton sues mother for exploitation

Did Mischa Barton's mom-ager do her wrong? The actress filed suit against her mother, Nuala Barton, on Tuesday claiming her mother systematically withheld earnings and exploited her fame. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the complaint, filed in...

 
Celebrated Alaska artist Rie Munoz dies in Juneau at 93

Celebrated Alaska artist Rie Munoz dies in Juneau at 93

Rie Munoz, whose popular paintings expressed the joy and wonder of life and Alaska, died of a stroke Monday in Juneau. She was 93. Munoz’s bright watercolors centered on everyday life -- berry picking, hanging laundry, fishing -- with a sense of...

 
Blue Bell extends recall to banana pudding pints

Blue Bell extends recall to banana pudding pints

BRENHAM, Texas — Blue Bell Creameries has expanded its recall of products to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream pints, which have tested positive for the deadly listeria bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified Blue Bell that...

 
Arizona's Rondae Hollis-Jefferson declares for NBA draft

Arizona's Rondae Hollis-Jefferson declares for NBA draft

Arizona sophomore forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will leave this spring for the NBA draft as expected. Hollis-Jefferson and Arizona coach Sean Miller held a news conference at McKale Center on Tuesday afternoon to confirm the sophomore's decision....

Usa Today, 21:20 in Sport
 
Thousands of goldfish take over lake

Thousands of goldfish take over lake

Colorado Parks and Wildlife say goldfish have taken over a lake in Boulder. Wildlife officials think someone dumped a handful of the pet fish into Teller Lake a few years ago. That handful has now multiplied to thousands. "These are domestic fish...

 
2 Tenn. panels say 'amen' to Bible as official state book

2 Tenn. panels say 'amen' to Bible as official state book

NASHVILLE — State Senate and House committees overwhelmingly approved measures Tuesday that would designate the Bible as the official book of Tennessee despite reservations from religious leaders and some lawmakers. The Senate State and Local...

 
Adrian Peterson awaits fate after meeting Roger Goodell

Adrian Peterson awaits fate after meeting Roger Goodell

Adrian Peterson finally got his chance to speak directly to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday afternoon about what he has learned from his legal ordeal. Now, the Minnesota Vikings' star running back waits to see if Goodell will reinstate him...

Usa Today, 21:31 in Sport
 
U. of Iowa to implement campuswide ban on all tobacco

U. of Iowa to implement campuswide ban on all tobacco

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Starting in the fall semester, the University of Iowa will become the first of the state's three public universities to ban all forms of tobacco on its campus. Smoking cigarettes was outlawed at UI in conjunction with the state's...

 
Scott Eastwood takes reins for 'Longest Ride'

Scott Eastwood takes reins for 'Longest Ride'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Scott Eastwood doesn't remember which movie he was promoting with a smoldering Town & Country photo shoot in fall 2013. But something clicked worldwide. Was it the rippled abs, the rugged good looks or the familiar squint...

 
7 kids who died recalled as loving reflection of father

7 kids who died recalled as loving reflection of father

Sarah Hardy said he was an "awesome dad." PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Sarah Hardy recalled the children she adored by name. Six-year-old Tybreyia, who they called Bree-Bree, was a bashful type, always with her thumb in her mouth. ZhiHeem, 7, a wild...

 
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