News archive from 11 November 2015

New York AG classifies FanDuel, DraftKings as 'illegal gambling'

New York AG classifies FanDuel, DraftKings as 'illegal gambling'

The attorney general of New York has classified daily fantasy sports as “illegal gambling” and has ordered both FanDuel and DraftKings to stop accepting wagers in that state in the latest crushing blow to both companies. The decision comes after the...

Usa Today, 19:02 in Sport
 
High achiever: How Grayson Allen became a key cog at Duke

High achiever: How Grayson Allen became a key cog at Duke

DURHAM, N.C. — The boy loved the feeling of flying. He'd put on one of his favorite NBA jerseys, flip the recycling bin upside down on the driveway and launch himself up at an eight-foot tall basket. Ten-year-old Grayson Allen would soar then dunk the...

Usa Today, 19:02 in Sport
 
Westchester socialite found dead in mansion

Westchester socialite found dead in mansion

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Lois Colley, 83, wife of millionaire McDonald's franchise owner Eugene Colley, died from blunt force trauma to the head Monday afternoon at the couple's home, state police said. Police said Colley's body was found by a caretaker...

 
Amazon's Bezos now world's fourth richest man

Amazon's Bezos now world's fourth richest man

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon stock closed up $4.19 Tuesday, making CEO Jeff Bezos the fourth richest person in the world. Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index put Bezos’ fortune at $58.2 billion Tuesday. Bezos overtook Carlos Slim, Mexico’s telecommunications...

 
Fed's Williams: Strong case for rate hike if growth continues

Fed's Williams: "Strong case" for rate hike if growth continues

San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams said Tuesday there's a "very strong case" for the Fed to raise interest rates next month if the economy continues to improve and policymakers are confident that inflation will pick up....

 
How to watch the Milwaukee Republican debate

How to watch the Milwaukee Republican debate

Republican presidential candidates gather again for their fourth debate Tuesday night in Milwaukee. Here's a viewer's guide for following all the action: When does it start? As with the previous three, the Milwaukee event will feature two GOP debates....

 
Carson mocks media 'discoveries' on Facebook

Carson mocks media 'discoveries' on Facebook

Ben Carson took to Facebook Tuesday to mock the media for digging up inaccuracies in his biography, posting "breaking news" items like he once failed to replace a divot on a golf course and once entered a store through the "exit...

 
Plane crashes into Ohio apartment building, killing at least 2

Plane crashes into Ohio apartment building, killing at least 2

AKRON, Ohio — At least two people were killed in the fiery crash of a small business jet here Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine how many people were on the 10-seater Hawker H25 jet, but they confirmed two...

 
Rep confirms Aldean wore blackface for Halloween

Rep confirms Aldean wore blackface for Halloween

Almost annually, a celebrity dresses in blackface for Halloween. Each ends up apologizing. And then the next year, it happens again. Well, country star Jason Aldean isn't apologizing yet, but his publicist, Tyne Parrish, confirms to USA TODAY that was...

 
Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame lead Playoff ranking

Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame lead Playoff ranking

Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame are the top four teams in the latest College Football Playoff selection committee ranking released Tuesday. This week's four-team field, in the unlikely event it holds, would create a set of rematches of...

Usa Today, 19:36 in Sport
 
New fund created to help students, schools rebuild after fire in Bethel

New fund created to help students, schools rebuild after fire in Bethel

BETHEL -- A new emergency fund has been created in the aftermath of the Nov. 3 fire at the Kilbuck school building in Bethel. Bethel Community Services Foundation established the centralized fund Monday in collaboration with the Lower Kuskokwim School...

 
Tommy Hanson, remembered as 'kind and loyal,' possibly died from overdose

Tommy Hanson, remembered as 'kind and loyal,' possibly died from overdose

Tommy Hanson suffered "catastrophic organ failure" and slipped into a coma. The former Atlanta Braves pitcher died with his old teammates by his side. ATLANTA -  Tommy Hanson never wanted to be called “Tom.” It was too grown up. He was...

Usa Today, 20:00 in Sport
 
Victoria's Secret is a fashion event unlike any other

Victoria's Secret is a fashion event unlike any other

There’s a clear reason why the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show has a week – even a month - all to itself. As an announcer’s voice bellowed to the crowd gathered inside an armory on Manhattan’s East Side Tuesday, the annual fashion spectacle “is...

 
World War II veterans reunite after 71 years

World War II veterans reunite after 71 years

CINCINNATI — The idea was to be warriors together, emphasis on the together. The two Cincinnati Catholic boys, Roy Romes and Paul Ruberg had been thick as thieves during their grade school days. Upon graduating from high school, the pair decided to...

 
Apple Music finally comes to Android

Apple Music finally comes to Android

NEW YORK—It took nearly five months but Apple Music has finally made its way to Android. On Tuesday Apple released its new music service for Android, allowing Android users to be able to listen to Beats 1, The Beatles, Taylor Swift and other artists...

 
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