News archive from 8 May 2015

Preds look to improve poor defense

The Arena Football League season remains a work in progress for the Orlando Predators, primarily on the defensive side of the ball. "You can't beat them down. That's the last thing I want to do as a coach, but you have to make it known within the...

 
Partisan rancor marks Benghazi panel's first year of work

Partisan rancor marks Benghazi panel's first year of work

WASHINGTON — After a year of operations, the mostly secret work of the special House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks is fueling partisan rancor that threatens to bleed into the 2016 presidential election. Public hearings have been...

 
Phoenix mosque is long-standing FBI target

Phoenix mosque is long-standing FBI target

Usama Shami, President of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix talks about the Phoenix connection. PHOENIX — When Elton Simpson was convicted in federal court on charges he lied to the FBI, his case and its connection to one Phoenix mosque had a...

 
Pitt, Jolie will reunite 'By the Sea' this November

Pitt, Jolie will reunite 'By the Sea' this November

It's official: 10 years after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sizzled onscreen in 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith, they'll reunite in the love story, By the Sea. Except, of course, this time around they're married, share six children, and Jolie is behind the...

 
Quintana strong but loses again as ChiSox fall to Tigers 4-1

Quintana strong but loses again as ChiSox fall to Tigers 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana has allowed three earned runs in his last two starts. He lost them both. Quintana yielded two runs and four hits over five innings in Chicago's 4-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday....

Usa Today, 19:34 in Sport
 
Colo. shooting jury examines weapons, body armor

Colo. shooting jury examines weapons, body armor

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jurors deciding the fate of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday examined body armor and weapons taken from him after his arrest and questioned witnesses about whether he had to load his guns' magazines himself....

 
Florida Gators name Mike White new head basketball coach

Florida Gators name Mike White new head basketball coach

The Florida Gators moved quickly to replace ultra-successful coach Billy Donovan. UF has hired Louisiana Tech coach Michael White to replace Donovan, the school announced on its website. After winning two national titles, Donovan left Florida to take...

 
Taiwan's problem? Too many college graduates, too few machinists

Taiwan's problem? Too many college graduates, too few machinists

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—As the United States pushes to get more young people to go to college, this island nation faces the opposite problem: too many college graduates. Victor Taichung Machinery Works Co. is a "smart" manufacturing company. It...

 
Florida Gators name Michael White new head basketball coach

Florida Gators name Michael White new head basketball coach

The Florida Gators moved quickly to replace ultra-successful coach Billy Donovan. UF has hired Louisiana Tech coach Michael White to replace Donovan, the school announced on its website. After winning two national titles, Donovan left Florida to take...

 

The sound of opportunity: Anchorage's amateur orchestra showcases local performers, composers and audiences

Twenty-seven years ago, Anchorage school teacher Steve Posegate founded the Anchorage Civic Orchestra with the goal of providing “more opportunities for symphony quality musicians to practice and play with musicians of similar caliber.” “The orchestra...

 
Mich.'s Snyder says he won't seek GOP nomination

Mich.'s Snyder says he won't seek GOP nomination

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sought to end weeks of speculation Thursday when he issued a statement saying he will not be a Republican nominee for president in 2016. "I do not have plans to run for president in 2016," Snyder...

 
Fox adds Rob Lowe comedy next season

Fox adds Rob Lowe comedy next season

Fox is teaming up with Rob Lowe for a new comedy that's been the buzz of pilot season. The Grinder stars Lowe, most recently in Parks and Recreation, as a TV lawyer known as "The Grinder" who moves home to his small-town family of real...

 
Bell: Rookie QBs develop at different paces, but Mariota and Winston better hurry

Bell: Rookie QBs develop at different paces, but Mariota and Winston better hurry

USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour breaks down draft picks who will be able to make an impact right away. The scrutiny of the NFL draft process was the easy part for Jameis Winston and the fellow rookie he will always be compared to, Marcus Mariota. Now...

Usa Today, 20:24 in Sport
 
Armour: Tom Brady's agent is right, Deflategate is terrible disappointment

Armour: Tom Brady's agent is right, Deflategate is terrible disappointment

USA TODAY Sports NFL reporter Lindsay Jones discusses the latest into the so-called Deflategate scandal. Four-time Super Bowl champion. Three-time Super Bowl MVP. Two-time NFL MVP. Without question, one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the...

Usa Today, 20:24 in Sport
 
Brady Says Deflated Footballs Hasn't Detracted From Title

Brady Says Deflated Footballs Hasn't Detracted From Title

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn't detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title. Brady declined to discuss his thoughts...

 

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