News archive from 12 November 2015, page 2

Pastor's wife on a ventilator after shooting

Pastor's wife on a ventilator after shooting

FullscreenAmanda and Davey Blackburn with their son, Weston. Used with the permission of the Resonate ChurchFullscreenAmanda and Davey Blackburn with their son, Weston. Used with the permission of the Resonate ChurchFullscreenAmanda and Davey...

 
'Wimpy Kid' tops books list; Leah Remini lands at No. 4

'Wimpy Kid' tops books list; Leah Remini lands at No. 4

Here’s a look at what’s new on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list… Remini on a roll: Leah Remini may be making trouble for Scientology, but her new memoir is making lots of booksellers happy. Remini’s Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology...

 
Colbert gets coveted post-Super Bowl slot

Colbert gets coveted post-Super Bowl slot

Stephen Colbert is going live, in prime time. CBS has handed his Late Show its high-profile slot immediately following its Super Bowl 50 telecast on Feb. 7 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, time approximate). It marks the first time a late-night talk show has...

 
Yik Yak unveiled: The truth behind the app

Yik Yak unveiled: The truth behind the app

"Some of you are alright. Don't go to campus tomorrow." Those words propelled Yik Yak, the anonymous messaging app, into the national spotlight after racist threats were posted about the recent protests at the University of Missouri....

 

Kurds launch offensive to retake IS-held Iraqi town Sinjar

SINJAR, Iraq — Kurdish Iraqi fighters, backed by the U.S.-led air campaign, launched an assault Thursday aiming to retake the strategic town of Sinjar, which the Islamic State overran last year in an onslaught that caused the flight of tens of...

 

Wayne and Wanda: My friends shame me because of my younger lover

Dear Wayne and Wanda, I am a woman in my late 30s. I have had a few long-term relationships and also been single for long periods of time. Honestly, I am happy either way, and I enjoy the times when I am single as it allows me to focus on work,...

 

Mom vs. Xbox -- how to win the battle

On an average weekend day, with the wind blowing and a house full of family clatter and chatter, she raised her black, sturdy Ariat boot high into the air and dealt what should have been a crushing blow. The death of the Xbox controller was meant to...

 
Elon WR Demitri Allison dies in fall from 10-story dorm at UNC

Elon WR Demitri Allison dies in fall from 10-story dorm at UNC

An Elon University football player has died after falling from a 10-story dormitory on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Smith Jackson is vice president for student life and dean of students at Elon University. He...

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Brennan: Problem with Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy is not NFL or Jerry Jones

Brennan: Problem with Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy is not NFL or Jerry Jones

The problem with Greg Hardy isn’t really the NFL, or the NFL Players Association, or Jerry Jones, or the Dallas Cowboys, although they all could have performed better and made wiser decisions in one of the great ongoing public relations fiascos in...

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Safeway retreating from Theranos deal, report says

Safeway retreating from Theranos deal, report says

SAN FRANCISCO — A reported $350 million deal that would have put Theranos finger-prick blood-testing facilities in Safeway grocery stores has unraveled, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Theranos, the $9 billion Silicon Valley biotech...

 
Tablet vs. PC? Tim Cook aside, consumers really don't care

Tablet vs. PC? Tim Cook aside, consumers really don't care

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — Everyone likes a good fight. Over the years, the tech world has seen more than its share of platform battles, search engine skirmishes, company clashes, and other confrontations that typically pit one technological perspective...

 
Lurching 'Lockerbie': Acclaimed play by former Alaskan weakened by misdirection

Lurching 'Lockerbie': Acclaimed play by former Alaskan weakened by misdirection

"The Women of Lockerbie" recounts historical events in dramatic form, but in a format that stretches beyond documentary recitals of facts. One sees elements of classic Greek and Japanese theater in the way that details are described rather...

 
Veterans start breweries to honor the fallen

Veterans start breweries to honor the fallen

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Seth Jordan returned from his third overseas combat tour in five years on a mission. It was to honor his fellow servicemen that didn’t make it home alive. So the self-proclaimed beer geek who had dabbled in homebrewing founded the...

 
New standardized test scores show long-standing gap between Anchorage’s rich, poor schools

New standardized test scores show long-standing gap between Anchorage’s rich, poor schools

New standardized test scores released this week highlight the persistent achievement gap between schools in rich and poor neighborhoods that has long plagued Anchorage, as well as the rest of the country. The greatest range in the percentage of...

 

Juneau elementary school teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year

Juneau teacher Amy Jo Meiners was named the Alaska Teacher of the Year for 2016, the state Department of Education and Early Development announced this week.  Meiners teaches gifted students as the extended learning teacher at Auke Bay Elementary...

 

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