News archive from 14 November 2015

Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm separated after weigh-in confrontation

Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm separated after weigh-in confrontation

Things got a bit heated between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm after the weigh-in for their UFC 193 bout. MELBOURNE, Australia — Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm were involved in a heated altercation at the weigh-in for their main event showdown at UFC 193....

Usa Today, 19:38 in Sport
 
ABC cancels 'Wicked City' after three episodes

ABC cancels 'Wicked City' after three episodes

Serial-killer drama Wicked City's latest casualty is itself. ABC Friday decided to pull the series from its Tuesday time slot, less then three weeks after its premiere. It is the first new show to be yanked from the primetime lineup this fall,...

 
U.S. band was headliner at Paris concert hall under siege

U.S. band was headliner at Paris concert hall under siege

A California rock band was the headliner at a Paris concert hall Friday where death and horror unfolded during coordinated terror attacks in the French capital. Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes, one half of the leading duo of the hard-rock...

 
Vermont’s WhistlePig whiskey fires up distillery

Vermont’s WhistlePig whiskey fires up distillery

SHOREHAM, Vt. — Mortimer the Pig has been immortalized on the imposing new copper still at WhistlePig whiskey, located on a 467-acre farm at the end of a narrow winding road here. The still is named after the company's porcine mascot, who...

 
No additional security measures planned at NFL stadiums

No additional security measures planned at NFL stadiums

No additional security measures are planned at NFL stadiums this weekend in light of the attacks in Paris. "Security at our games is always at a heightened state of alert," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told USA TODAY Sports Friday evening....

Usa Today, 20:30 in Sport
 
Red Sox acquire Craig Kimbrel in trade with Padres

Red Sox acquire Craig Kimbrel in trade with Padres

For the second time in less than eight months, four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel has been traded.. . The San Diego Padres traded Kimbrel to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for four minor league prospects --  outfielder Manuel Margot,...

Usa Today, 20:47 in Sport
 
Fans stay calm amid chilling atmosphere at Stade de France

Fans stay calm amid chilling atmosphere at Stade de France

PARIS (AP) — As news of bloodshed filtered through the crowd and police sirens wailed outside, thousands of soccer fans milled around the Stade de France, reluctant to leave the seemingly safe stadium. The spectators didn't panic, despite hearing the...

Usa Today, 21:06 in Sport
 
U.S. leagues discuss security measures after Paris attacks

U.S. leagues discuss security measures after Paris attacks

In the wake of a string of terror attacks in Paris, including one outside a soccer stadium, officials with U.S. sports leagues discussed security measures for their events this weekend. "We have increased security measures at our games," the...

Usa Today, 22:03 in Sport
 
Unsafe court conditions cancel Gonzaga-Pittsburgh game in Japan after first half

Unsafe court conditions cancel Gonzaga-Pittsburgh game in Japan after first half

The season opener for Gonzaga and Pittsburgh was canceled on Friday after the two teams played in hazardous floor conditions in the first half. The teams traveled to Okinawa, Japan to play in front of the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler....

Usa Today, 22:03 in Sport
 
Terrorism's deadly toll in Europe

Terrorism's deadly toll in Europe

Friday's attacks in Paris are the latest of many in Europe over the years, though no attack in the region has approached the nearly 3,000 deaths associated with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the U.S. These are among the deadliest: • Jan. 7: Eleven...

 
Jozy Altidore scores twice, U.S. routs St. Vincent 6-1 in World Cup qualifier

Jozy Altidore scores twice, U.S. routs St. Vincent 6-1 in World Cup qualifier

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored twice as the United States bounced back from an early deficit and routed tiny St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6-1 Friday night in the Americans' opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. Oalex Anderson, a member of...

Usa Today, 22:38 in Sport
 
U2 cancels Paris concert after terrorist attacks

U2 cancels Paris concert after terrorist attacks

U2 has canceled a concert scheduled for Saturday night in Paris in the wake of terrorist attacks in France that claimed at least 100 lives. The concert, part of the Irish band's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour, was to have aired live on HBO. “We...

 
The time is now: Alaskans should support legislators as they choose a fiscal solution

The time is now: Alaskans should support legislators as they choose a fiscal solution

‎"The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and...

 
Aces enjoy ample opportunity, but endure 6th straight loss

Aces enjoy ample opportunity, but endure 6th straight loss

The Alaska Aces have not lacked for opportunity in a losing streak that reached six games with Friday night’s 3-2 road loss to the Indy Ice at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Aces have averaged nearly 33 shots per game during a skid that matches the...

 
Be kind. Be brave. Be thankful.

Be kind. Be brave. Be thankful.

HAINES — Father Blaney used to say, “When God taps you on the shoulder, you pay attention.” Or something like that. Father has been dead a few years now, and the exact phrasing escapes me. I wish he were still at the Sacred Heart Rectory so I could...

 
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