News archive from 14 August 2015

Reports: ISIL used mustard gas against Kurds

Reports: ISIL used mustard gas against Kurds

WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants allegedly used deadly mustard gas against Kurdish forces in Iraq this week, according to media reports Thursday that cited unnamed U.S. officials. “We’re looking into the reports,” Air Force Col. Pat Ryder, a...

 
Guest struck, killed by roller coaster in restricted area

Guest struck, killed by roller coaster in restricted area

SANDUSKY, Ohio — A Cedar Point guest died after being struck by the Raptor roller coaster around 5 p.m. ET Thursday. According to a statement from the amusement park, the guest was in a restricted area of the park surrounded by a fence when the...

 
Brennan: Time for Dustin Johnson to finish what he has started

Brennan: Time for Dustin Johnson to finish what he has started

USA TODAY Sports' Steve DiMeglio talk about Dustin Johnson's rough history at Whistling Straits and his chances of finally winning a Major at the PGA Championship. SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Here he is again, so here we go again. For the third time this year,...

Usa Today, 19:25 in Sport
 
Dustin Johnson takes the lead in another major

Dustin Johnson takes the lead in another major

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Mr. Thursday was at it again, taking the first-round lead of a major. By Thursday afternoon, wind gusts of 25 mph were pushing putts and making life difficult for TV camera operators on the shores of Lake Michigan. Adam Scott...

 
NBC officially fires Trump from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NBC officially fires Trump from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NBC entertainment chairman, Bob Greenblatt, had two words Thursday on whether Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump would ever return as host of "The Celebrity Apprentice:" Absolutely not. Greenblatt said that the show will not be...

 

Jeff Lowenfels: End of season round-up

Questions and more questions. They keep on coming. I will leave out the ones about weather, and there are lots, because my guess is as good as yours. Still, it is clear that we are enjoying it and we deserve to. Alaska: It is our turn now. First, the...

 
Floyd Mayweather Jr. 'greatest ever' tag is egomaniacal nonsense

Floyd Mayweather Jr. 'greatest ever' tag is egomaniacal nonsense

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the greatest boxer in the history of mankind. Just ask him. Sweet, kind, and humble (#sarcasm), Money Mayweather started a rumble on the Internet - unlike his snoozers in the ring - when he ranked himself as the greatest...

 
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn suffers ankle fracture in New Zealand

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn suffers ankle fracture in New Zealand

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn suffered a small fracture in her left ankle during training and has returned home from New Zealand. Vonn was injured during a crash at Coronet Peak, New Zealand, and a U.S. Ski Team doctor said she will receive...

Usa Today, 19:57 in Sport
 
Police dog dies in hot car at PGA tournament

Police dog dies in hot car at PGA tournament

KOHLER, Wis. — A 3-year-old Brown County Sheriff’s Office police dog died in a squad car Wednesday after the air-conditioning unit failed. The dog, a Belgian Malinois named Wix, was on assignment with his handler, Deputy Austin Lemberger, at the PGA...

 
NASA tests RS-25 engine designed for Mars trip

NASA tests RS-25 engine designed for Mars trip

Imagine the feeling of a rocket launch, but the rocket never leaves the ground. That's what it felt like for more than 8 minutes while NASA tested the powerful RS-25 engine in Mississippi Thursday evening. RS-25 is one of four engines that will power...

 
Iraq vet who got free wedding admits lying about combat wounds

Iraq vet who got free wedding admits lying about combat wounds

DALLAS — Last weekend, William Colvard's wedding was news. Today, it still is — for a different reason. It turns out he's not the "wounded warrior" he's been saying he was. Colvard's wedding was the subject of two television stories on...

 
NASA test-fires shuttle engine for SLS rocket

NASA test-fires shuttle engine for SLS rocket

A former space shuttle engine roared to life Thursday in Mississippi, billowing steam from a Mississippi stand during a nearly nine-minute test firing. The test shown live on NASA TV was the third of four preparing upgraded shuttle engines to lift...

 
Harvard student lost Facebook internship after highlighting privacy flaw

Harvard student lost Facebook internship after highlighting privacy flaw

Rising senior Aran Khanna lost an internship with Facebook — a site that was created out of a Harvard dorm room — for, ironically, an app that he created out of his Harvard dorm room. Shortly after the 21-year-old accepted an internship offer from...

 
Miles from home, Ball State students turn to 'Grandma Hope'

Miles from home, Ball State students turn to 'Grandma Hope'

MUNCIE, Ind. – From behind the screen door, Chenyuan Ju waits. A few bulky belongings are piled by the door in an otherwise empty apartment. He’s waiting for Hope Robinson. The recent Ball State graduate and 80-year-old woman have never met, but Ju...

 

Man in bear costume harasses bears in Alaska

Alaska State Troopers want to talk to a man believed to have donned a fairly realistic bear costume to harass a sow and two cubs. The incident happened on the Chilkoot River near Haines, Alaska, on Monday. The bears are frequent visitors to a fish...

 

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