News archive from 12 January 2016

Exclusive: Kids get creepy in their 'Sinister 2' auditions

Exclusive: Kids get creepy in their 'Sinister 2' auditions

The youngsters who play ghost kids weigh in on their roles in this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from "Sinister 2." Sinister 2 has a bunch of kids in it that aren't old enough to watch scary movies, though that hasn't affected their...

 
Reports: Disney child star Michael Galeota of 'The Jersey' dies

Reports: Disney child star Michael Galeota of 'The Jersey' dies

Michael Galeota, star of Disney Channel's series The Jersey and movie Clubhouse Detectives, has died at age 31, according to Variety,E! News and TMZ. Galeota, whose last IMDB credits cite his work on Jersey from 1999-2004, went to the hospital last...

 
Autistic man's plunge spawns new N.J. law

Autistic man's plunge spawns new N.J. law

Parker Drake,19, was bribed by 2 men into jumping into the frigid ocean off the inlet jetty in Manasquan. Parker almost drowned. The men considered it a big joke and videotaped it. STAFF VIDEO BY BOB BIELK TRENTON, N.J. — An autistic Howell man’s...

 
Big venture funding rounds drop in half

Big venture funding rounds drop in half

SAN FRANCISCO — The heady days of boffo tech valuations and funding rounds may be a thing of the past. A  report from KPMG International and CB Insights paints a rather gloomy picture of $100 million-and-up mega-financial rounds for venture...

 
Astounding graphic novel on Parkinson's disease

Astounding graphic novel on Parkinson's disease

My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s By Peter Dunlap-Shohl; The Pennsylvania State University Press; 2015; $29.95 >When Peter Dunlap-Shohl, the former editorial cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News, received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s...

 
Armour: A wish list for the 2016 college football season

Armour: A wish list for the 2016 college football season

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Once the confetti is cleared and the trophy is safely packed for its trip back East, the harsh reality will set in. It’s going to be eight months until there’s another college football game. To be exact, 229 days until Cal and Hawaii...

Usa Today, 19:20 in Sport
 
Chargers say they have 'zero interest' in Rams' L.A. stadium plan

Chargers say they have 'zero interest' in Rams' L.A. stadium plan

HOUSTON — The San Diego Chargers say they have “zero interest” in switching alliances at the 11th hour of the Los Angeles stadium derby and remain committed to join the Oakland Raiders with a new stadium in Carson, Calif. NFL owners are scheduled to...

Usa Today, 19:20 in Sport
 
'Creed' director Ryan Coogler to direct 'Black Panther'

'Creed' director Ryan Coogler to direct 'Black Panther'

It's official. Creed director Ryan Coogler will direct the superhero film Black Panther, Marvel.com announced on Monday, ending months of speculative reports. Chadwick Boseman will star in Black Panther (due out February 16, 2018) after debuting the...

 
Fed hike, China torpedo tech toward bear market

Fed hike, China torpedo tech toward bear market

SAN FRANCISCO—Data points are accumulating that Janet Yellen’s Federal Reserve mistimed its shift in monetary policy. Combined with a slowdown in China, December’s quarter-point rate-hike is helping torpedo tech shares. And last week’s historic...

 
Bengals' Vontaze Burfict suspended three games by NFL

Bengals' Vontaze Burfict suspended three games by NFL

The NFL apparently has had enough of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s dirty play. The league announced Monday night that Burfict has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2016 regular season “for repeated...

AZCentral, 20:13 in Sport
 
Seattle police chief 'shocked' by State of the Union invitation

Seattle police chief 'shocked' by State of the Union invitation

SEATTLE — Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said she was “shocked” when the White House called last week with an invitation: Would she like to join first lady Michelle Obama in her guest box for President Obama's final State of the Union Address?...

 

'Alaskan Bush People' father and son get 30 days in jail for lying about residency

The patriarch of the Brown family and one of his sons, who star in the wildly popular reality TV show "Alaskan Bush People," were each sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for lying on Permanent Fund dividend applications. Billy Brown, the...

 

Girardi says Chapman will be Yankees closer

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Joe Girardi says newly acquired left-hander Aroldis Chapman will go into spring training as New York's closer. During an interview on the YES Network, Girardi revealed Monday he is choosing the hard-throwing Chapman...

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 
THE LATEST: 50th matchup of AP No. 1 vs. No. 2 set to start

THE LATEST: 50th matchup of AP No. 1 vs. No. 2 set to start

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The latest developments from the College Football Playoff national championship game between Clemson and Alabama (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The College Football Playoff national championship game between No. 1 Clemson and No....

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 
Bengals' Vontaze Burfict suspended three games by NFL

Bengals' Vontaze Burfict suspended three games by NFL

The NFL apparently has had enough of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s dirty play. The league announced Monday night that Burfict has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2016 regular season “for repeated...

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 

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