News archive from 11 June 2015

Affidavit: Bloody bat found at scene of mansion slayings

Affidavit: Bloody bat found at scene of mansion slayings

WASHINGTON — A baseball bat covered in what appeared to be blood was found in an upstairs bedroom inside a Washington, D.C., mansion where four people were killed last month, according to a police affidavit. An adult male with apparent trauma to the...

 

Nike to become NBA's uniform provider in 2017-18

The NBA says Nike will become the league's official uniform provider beginning with the 2017-18 season. The league said Wednesday it had agreed on an eight-year deal with Nike, which will become the first apparel partner to have its logo appear on NBA...

 
House subcommittee approves cuts to EPA funding

House subcommittee approves cuts to EPA funding

The House panel approved a proposed measure Wednesday that will make cuts and enact changes to the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed fiscal year 2016 budget for environment and interior funding, released by the House Subcommittee on...

 
Difference-maker Matthew Dellavedova leads with his heart

Difference-maker Matthew Dellavedova leads with his heart

Jeff Zillgitt introduce us to Matthew Dellavedova and explains how this virtual unknown has Cleveland two games from an NBA Championship. CLEVELAND — The Cult of Matthew Dellavedova grows by the day. By each game. By each dive for a loose ball. By...

Usa Today, 19:23 in Sport
 
'Jurassic World' composer uses original score sparingly

'Jurassic World' composer uses original score sparingly

Walking the red carpet at the premiere of Jurassic World in Hollywood Tuesday night, composer Michael Giacchino couldn't help but smile and enjoy John Williams' iconic Welcome to Jurassic Park theme. The song was playing on repeat, but Giacchino did...

 
Ukraine leaders in U.S. speak of threat and opportunity

Ukraine leaders in U.S. speak of threat and opportunity

WASHINGTON — Ukraine's prime minister said Wednesday that his country needs military and financial help against Russia, which he described as "an armed-to-the-teeth nuclear power." Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Russian President...

 
Man nearly dies searching for D.B. Cooper's parachute

Man nearly dies searching for D.B. Cooper's parachute

Vancouver couple rescues former Navy SEAL VANCOUVER, Wash. — A trip into a remote area in the Columbia River Gorge took a dramatic turn for the worse for Matt L'Hommedieu last Thursday. "It was a dire situation," L'Hommedieu said, as he...

 
Mother of boy found in septic tank charged with murder

Mother of boy found in septic tank charged with murder

DUBLIN, Va. — The mother of a 5-year-old Virginia boy who was found dead in a septic tank in March has been charged with felony murder, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. The charge against Ashley Jennifer White, 31, is defined as an...

 
PETA pressures Tesla to drop leather seats

PETA pressures Tesla to drop leather seats

Even as it presses for more environmental responsibility, electric-car maker Tesla Motors is now under pressure from People for Ethical Treatment of Animals to drop leather seats. A proposal from a shareholder asked the company to eliminate use of...

 
BMI song lawsuits make rounds in Jersey bars

BMI song lawsuits make rounds in Jersey bars

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Billie Jean is not Michael Jackson's lover and the Green Knoll Grill didn't have permission to play his 1982 hit. That mistake could cost this restaurant to the tune of several thousands of dollars for each of the four songs that...

 
How an LPGA player emerged from China's anti-golf tactics

How an LPGA player emerged from China's anti-golf tactics

Before she became the best pro golfer China has produced, Shanshan Feng was already the exception. In a country in where golf was banned until the early 1980s and the communist government announced in March the closure of 66 golf courses it deemed...

 
Cincinnati Reds pick two UCF baseball players in MLB Draft

Cincinnati Reds pick two UCF baseball players in MLB Draft

The Cincinnati Reds drafted UCF baseball players James Vasquez and Mitchell Tripp on the final day of the 2015 MLB Draft Wednesday. Currently, the Reds have picked five UCF baseball players to date in the draft including Ben Lively (4th round, 2013),...

 
Warriors trying to rediscover 'hunger' and play with sense of 'urgency'

Warriors trying to rediscover 'hunger' and play with sense of 'urgency'

USA TODAY Sports NBA Insiders Jeff Zillgitt and Sam Amick break down the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 3 victory against the Golden State Warriors. CLEVELAND — 'We're better than this.' From late Tuesday night at a downtown Cleveland steakhouse to their...

Usa Today, 20:09 in Sport
 
Traffic crash on highway leaves shark dead

Traffic crash on highway leaves shark dead

A traffic crash on Interstate 95 in Volusia County, Fla. has left a shark dead. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a truck carrying five sharks from Marathon to an aquarium at Coney Island, N.Y., was involved in a crash on Interstate 95 after...

 
'Jurassic World': Colin Trevorrow's 'personal' blockbuster

'Jurassic World': Colin Trevorrow's 'personal' blockbuster

Colin Trevorrow made his first film, Safety Not Guaranteed, for a small budget, and even did some of the work in his new adopted home state of Vermont. The movie earned Trevorrow a screenwriting award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. His second...

 

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