News archive from 10 November 2015

Wes Welker signs with Rams to make NFL return

Wes Welker signs with Rams to make NFL return

Wes Welker is back in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams signed the 34-year-old receiver on Monday to help fill the void left by Stedman Bailey's four-game suspension, coach Jeff Fisher announced. Welker opted out of his contract with the Broncos at the end...

Usa Today, 19:09 in Sport
 
Gary Pinkel, Mack Rhoades explain Missouri football players' protest

Gary Pinkel, Mack Rhoades explain Missouri football players' protest

Tim Wolfe resigned as president of the University of Missouri System amid criticism of his handling of racial incidents on campus. COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Monday he supported his players' decision to deliver an ultimatum – they...

Usa Today, 19:09 in Sport
 
3 things we learned from Burma's election

3 things we learned from Burma's election

Burma's first attempt to conduct a democratic elections in 25 years wasn't perfect, but observers said Monday that the vote was an encouraging step that could have a wide-ranging impact across the globe. From opening up economic possibilities for...

 
Heisman Survey: Alabama's Derrick Henry powers to the front

Heisman Survey: Alabama's Derrick Henry powers to the front

For the first time this season, Leonard Fournette is not leading the weekly USA TODAY Sports Heisman Trophy survey. The LSU running back dropped to second after rushing for just 31 yards on 19 carries in a 30-16 loss to Alabama on Saturday. The new...

Usa Today, 19:15 in Sport
 
Facebook brings face recognition to Messenger to speed up sharing

Facebook brings face recognition to Messenger to speed up sharing

NEW YORK— Facebook on Monday said it was rolling out an easier, faster way to share photos within its Messenger app using a facial recognition feature that has raised privacy concerns in the past. The social network's new  "Photo...

 
Exemptions for child abuse reporting weighed

Exemptions for child abuse reporting weighed

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware judge is considering the constitutionality of a state law that exempts priests from being required to report suspected child abuse disclosed during confessions — and, if the law is constitutional, whether it should...

 
UAE energy minister predicts oil price rebound

UAE energy minister predicts oil price rebound

The top oil minister in one of the world's leading energy-producing nations predicted Monday that oil prices will rise next year -- and his nation is going to pump more. Energy Minister Suhail Mohamed al-Mazrouei of the United Arab Emirates told an...

 
As sausage, turducken's not a bird-brained idea

As sausage, turducken's not a bird-brained idea

WILMINGTON -- Billy Rawstrom tried making a turducken once, and once was more than enough. Jamming a boneless chicken inside a boneless duck into a boneless turkey, and layering a variety of bread stuffings between each bird, is extreme stunt cooking...

 

Anchorage students score better than statewide average on new standardized test

Anchorage students did better than the statewide average on the new standardized tests that they took for the first time last spring, according to scores released Monday by the state education commissioner.  However, the percentage of students scoring...

 

Ketchikan marijuana committee to consider pot tax proposal

KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan's Marijuana Advisory Committee will consider a resident's proposal to support funding for school travel with a marijuana tax. The committee will meet Monday to discuss the $10-per-ounce excise tax on marijuana brought forward by...

 
Gun in hand, woman saves boyfriend in attack over blowing leaves

Gun in hand, woman saves boyfriend in attack over blowing leaves

DETROIT — Bonnie La Rose stood by her man in the most life-saving way she knew how — with her gun in hand. When she realized Steve Miller — her boyfriend of nearly 13 years — was being beaten in the head by their intoxicated neighbor over leaves on...

 
OHL's Flint Firebirds reinstates coaching staff after player revolt

OHL's Flint Firebirds reinstates coaching staff after player revolt

The coaching staff of the Ontario Hockey League's Flint (Mich.) Firebirds was reinstated Monday a day after being fired, a move that prompted all 24 players on the team quit in protest. Firebirds owner Rolf Nilsen released a statement in which he took...

Usa Today, 20:20 in Sport
 
Bell: Panthers DE Kony Ealy proudly watches ex-Mizzou teammates spring into action

Bell: Panthers DE Kony Ealy proudly watches ex-Mizzou teammates spring into action

University of Missouri System president Tim Wolfe stepped down as faculty threatened to walk out and the school's football team went on strike in a show of support for students who say he's done too little to combat racism on Mizzou's campus....

Usa Today, 20:25 in Sport
 
Jets: Bills' decision to make IK Enemkpali captain Thursday is 'Typical Rex' Ryan

Jets: Bills' decision to make IK Enemkpali captain Thursday is 'Typical Rex' Ryan

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Rex Ryan reunion this week in New York is already off to an interesting, if predictable start. Ryan, formerly coach of the New York Jets but now the head man of the Buffalo Bills, made headlines Monday when he confirmed that...

Usa Today, 21:00 in Sport
 
Cashman: No pitcher, not even CC Sabathia, is guaranteed spot in Yankees' rotation

Cashman: No pitcher, not even CC Sabathia, is guaranteed spot in Yankees' rotation

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — CC Sabathia is not guaranteed a spot in the New York Yankees' starting rotation. Right now, no pitcher is. After a third straight subpar season, the 35-year-old left-hander left the team on the final day of the regular season...

Usa Today, 21:00 in Sport
 
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