News archive from 8 October 2015

Shazam powers Florence + the Machine tour posters

Shazam powers Florence + the Machine tour posters

Want VIP access to a show on Florence + the Machine's current tour? There's an app for that. Music identification app Shazam has teamed with the band for some Shazam-able concert posters that give fans a chance to win a pair of tickets to their...

 
Retired seniors have it sweet in Switzerland

Retired seniors have it sweet in Switzerland

GENEVA — Despite Switzerland's notoriously high cost of living, retirees here have it sweet. That's because the practical and efficient Swiss have developed a pension program that allows retirees to build up a healthy nest egg to maintain a...

 
Brandon Weeden unshaken by Jerry Jones' tough evaluation

Brandon Weeden unshaken by Jerry Jones' tough evaluation

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero explains why Matt Cassel isn't the answer for the Cowboys despite two straight losses without Tony Romo. IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden says he feels more comfortable after two consecutive...

Usa Today, 19:12 in Sport
 

Doctors Without Borders Calls for Inquiry Into Kunduz Hospital Attack

GENEVA — The aid organization Doctors Without Borders called Wednesday for a little-known international agency to carry out an independent investigation of the attack by a U.S. aircraft on its hospital in northern Afghanistan. Joanne Liu,...

 
Column: Hillary Clinton's real Trans Pacific Partnership views shrouded by self-interest

Column: Hillary Clinton's real Trans Pacific Partnership views shrouded by self-interest

O Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke sharply with President Obama over the issue of the multilateral Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP). In an interview with PBS's News Hour...

 
Woman fires at fleeing shoplifter, may face charges

Woman fires at fleeing shoplifter, may face charges

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — A woman who has a concealed pistol license fired at a fleeing shoplifter earlier this week, but police said Wednesday that she was not being threatened when she decided to shoot at him multiple times in a parking lot. The...

 
Roger Goodell has no regrets about taking hard line on Tom Brady during Deflategate case

Roger Goodell has no regrets about taking hard line on Tom Brady during Deflategate case

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he has no regrets about aggressively pursuing discipline against Tom Brady in the so-called Deflategate scandal, even after a federal judge overturned the New England Patriots star quarterback’s four-game...

Usa Today, 19:31 in Sport
 
EMC shares up on report it's in talks with Dell

EMC shares up on report it's in talks with Dell

SAN FRANCISCO — EMC Corp. shares are up 6% in after-hours trading on a report that it's in talks with computer maker Dell. Dell is discussing a partial or full takeover of EMC, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter....

 
Gannett to buy Journal Media Group for $280 million

Gannett to buy Journal Media Group for $280 million

Gannett, the publishing company that owns USA TODAY and media businesses in 92 local markets, said late Wednesday that it has agreed to buy Journal Media Group for about $280 million, following through on its strategy of acquiring additional local...

 
NASA sounding rocket launched from Wallops Island

NASA sounding rocket launched from Wallops Island

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — NASA successfully launched a sounding rocket Wednesday evening from its Wallops Flight Facility, the first launch from the site since an Antares rocket exploded shortly after liftoff Oct. 29, 2014. The mission is designed to test...

 
'People' publishes Congress members' info in gun violence call-to-action

'People' publishes Congress members' info in gun violence call-to-action

People, a publication well known for its celebrity exclusives and pop-culture coverage, conveyed a serious and striking message in Wednesday's edition. Exactly one week after a gunman killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.,...

 
Navy to challenge Chinese claims in South China Sea

Navy to challenge Chinese claims in South China Sea

The Navy is preparing to send a ship inside the 12-mile territorial limit China claims for its man-made island chain in the South China Sea, according to military officials. The action could take place within days but awaits final approval from the...

 
Done deal: Anchorage's Gomez signs with NHL's St. Louis Blues

Done deal: Anchorage's Gomez signs with NHL's St. Louis Blues

Alaska’s most decorated and prolific hockey player is heading into his 16th season in the world’s best league after hooking up with the sixth team of his NHL career. Center Scott Gomez of Anchorage, two-time winner of the Stanley Cup, on Wednesday...

 
Rink retirement can wait: Crabb headed to Sweden

Rink retirement can wait: Crabb headed to Sweden

Joey Crabb’s release from his training-camp tryout with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes last month could have marked the end of his pro hockey career. “Honestly, I was ready to retire,’’ the right wing from Anchorage said by cellphone Wednesday. “(Arizona)...

 
Atlas V set to launch classified mission Thursday in California

Atlas V set to launch classified mission Thursday in California

United Launch Alliance aims to launch its second Atlas V rocket in less than a week with a blastoff planned Thursday morning from California's Central Coast. The rocket is targeting a liftoff at 5:49 a.m. PT from Vandenberg Air Force Base, carrying a...

 
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