News archive from 12 January 2015, page 3

Idealism still prevails among police recruits

Idealism still prevails among police recruits

Fullscreen Robert Chamberlain, center, raises his hand to answer a question during class at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department training academy Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Chamberlain served in the Army's 101st Airborne Division — even doing a...

 
Sky-high light bulb change passes 1 million views

Sky-high light bulb change passes 1 million views

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — For Rapid City native Kevin Schmidt, there's nothing odd about climbing 1,500 feet in the air to change a light bulb. He's climbed hundreds of towers during the past eight years, in dozens of states, through every season, sometimes...

 
Pope's trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines: 5 things to know

Pope's trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines: 5 things to know

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis embarks on his second Asian pilgrimage this week, visiting Sri Lanka and the Philippines exactly 20 years after St. John Paul II's record-making visit to two countries with wildly disparate Catholic populations. Francis will...

 

Divers find both black boxes in AirAsia crash

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia Divers have found the second black box from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, but they have not yet been able to free it from debris on the floor of the Java Sea. Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, the operation...

 
10 tipsy, topsy-turvy moments from the Globes

10 tipsy, topsy-turvy moments from the Globes

Andrea Mandell and Bryan Alexander interview celebrities on the Golden Globes red carpet. The giggles, the tears, the jokes — all were flowing Sunday night, along with the booze, at the 72nd Golden Globes, Hollywood's annual awards show/party. These...

 
Reporter's Notebook: The top nuggets from the Globes

Reporter's Notebook: The top nuggets from the Globes

Amid all of the glitz and glamour of the Golden Globes, reporters were diligently taking notes and making observations. Here's the best of what USA TODAY reporters had in their notebooks. Annie star Quvenzhané Wallis is still just 11. But "I...

 
TV tonight: 'Major Crimes,' 'Castle'

TV tonight: 'Major Crimes,' 'Castle'

Video Keywords TV stars college football serial killers USA TODAY's Robert Bianco previews the television lineup for Monday, January 12th with 'Major Crimes,' 'Castle' and 'State of Affairs.' Video TranscriptAutomatically Generated Transcript (may...

 
Fey and Poehler: Funny and funnier

Fey and Poehler: Funny and funnier

In their third year as hosts of the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler still weren't as biting as controversial predecessor Ricky Gervais. But they did push the envelope a bit with quips that referenced Bill Cosby's rape allegations and North...

 
Review: Nothing golden about these Globes

Review: Nothing golden about these Globes

Apparently, you can love a party even if you loathe the hosts. Oh, not Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the mildly amusing, seldom-seen front-women for Sunday's Golden Globes broadcast on NBC. No, we're talking about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,...

 

Fourth ship to join search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

CANBERRA, Australia A fourth ship with specialized underwater equipment will join the search for a Malaysia Airlines jet 10 months after it vanished off Australia's west coast. Acting Australian Prime Minister Warren Truss says the ship Fugro...

 

Almanac: Monday, January 12, 2015

History On January 12 in 1915 The House of Representatives rejected, 204-174, a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. 1948 The U.S. Supreme Court, in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma, ruled that state law schools...

 
Iran eclipses US as Iraq's ally in fight against militants

Iran eclipses US as Iraq's ally in fight against militants

BAGHDAD In the eyes of most Iraqis, their country's best ally in the war against the Islamic State group is not the United States and the coalition air campaign against the militants. It's Iran, which is credited with stopping the extremists' march on...

 

Kerry will go to Paris for talks on extremist violence

AHMEDABAD, India Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to Paris this week for talks on countering extremist violence, following sharp criticism of the Obama administration for not sending a senior official to Sunday's rally for unity in...

 

Kanady's runnerup finish leads Seawolves in Utah

UAA skier Mackenzie Kanady continued a red-hot college season Sunday by placing second in the women's 5-kilometer cross-country race at the Utah Invitational in Midway, Utah. Kanady, a junior from Anchorage, enjoyed what was perhaps her best result in...

 

China says 6 attackers killed in latest Xinjiang violence

BEIJING Chinese police shot and killed six would-be bombers Monday in the latest violence to strike the restive far northwestern region of Xinjiang, a local government spokesman and official website said. Police were called to a business district in...

 

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