News archive from 15 October 2015

Showtime orders Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies'

Showtime orders Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies'

Oscar winner Cameron Crowe is going to take viewers behind the scenes of a rock-and-roll tour in Showtime's Roadies. The pay-cable network Wednesday announced it will order 10 episodes of "the music-infused ensemble comedy," which stars Luke...

 
FAQ on Social Security COLAs: AARP shares what, when, how, why

FAQ on Social Security COLAs: AARP shares what, when, how, why

Ida May Fuller, Social Security's first monthly beneficiary, got a check for $22.54 in January 1940. For Fuller, and millions of other beneficiaries, their first check would be what they could expect to get for life. It wasn't until 1950 that Congress...

 
Two new Marvel shows set for TV

Two new Marvel shows set for TV

Prepare for more comic-book heroes to invade the small screen: Marvel is co-producing two new series. Hellfire (working title), which is in development for Fox, follows a young agent who "learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary...

 

Step aside, Councilman Claus; Buddy the Elf wades into presidential politics

Step aside, Santa Claus: There’s (maybe) another Christmas-themed politician in North Pole. According to Federal Election Commission filings, a candidate named “Buddy The Elf” has filed to run as a 2016 write-in candidate for president. In the August...

 
Rieder: Big changes at a distinguished Washington bureau

Rieder: Big changes at a distinguished Washington bureau

It was one of the few bright spots in a wretched episode for American journalism. While much of the news media uncritically accepted the Bush administration's insistence that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, thus necessitating an...

 

Thursday's forecast: Wet Southwest, Great Lakes

The national weather forecast for Wednesday, October 14 calls for lingering showers in New England, the Great Lakes and California with pretty quiet weather across the lower 48 states. Chilly air will spread into the north-central U.S. Thursday while...

 
Here's the Alaska Aces' season-opening roster

Here's the Alaska Aces' season-opening roster

Wednesday brought the ECHL deadline for submitting season-opening rosters, and Alaska Aces bench boss Rob Murray made three cuts to finalize his 23-man crew to start the 72-game grind that is the regular season. Murray made three cuts -- local goalie...

 
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays win wild Game 5 vs. Rangers, advance to ALCS

Jose Bautista, Blue Jays win wild Game 5 vs. Rangers, advance to ALCS

TORONTO — The Blue Jays waited 22 years to return to a playoff series ultimately decided in a way this sport has never seen in its 110 previous postseasons. Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista delivered the game-winning blow in the midst of a...

Usa Today, 20:12 in Sport
 
'Quantico' jumps in survey of top TV talkers

'Quantico' jumps in survey of top TV talkers

It’s getting crowded at the top. In the third week of an ongoing study measuring the chatter surrounding 22 new fall TV shows, ABC’s Quantico and Fox’s Scream Queens have joined ABC’s The Muppets in a three-way tie for most-talked-about show. That...

 
Lamar Odom used cocaine, up to 10 sexual performance supplements before hospitalization

Lamar Odom used cocaine, up to 10 sexual performance supplements before hospitalization

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Lamar Odom took cocaine and as many as 10 sexual-performance supplements leading up to his hospitalization in Las Vegas, according to a dramatic 911 call released Wednesday by the Pahrump Sheriff’s Department. Odom, the former NBA...

Usa Today, 20:27 in Sport
 
Police: Teen dead, brother hurt after church beating by parents, members

Police: Teen dead, brother hurt after church beating by parents, members

A Central New York couple and four other members of a church police described as mysterious are in custody after the couple's teen son turned up dead Monday with a possible gunshot wound and beating injuries. An autopsy on the body of Lucas Leonard,...

 
Electrocuted HGTV Dream Home worker identified

Electrocuted HGTV Dream Home worker identified

Video: Updated shocked worker on Merritt Island By Tim Shortt, FLORIDA TODAY Posted Oct. 12, 2015 MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — A man who was electrocuted while working on renovations at a Merritt Island house selected as HGTV's Dream Home Giveaway 2016 has...

 
FBI chief concerned about surge in inner-city violence

FBI chief concerned about surge in inner-city violence

KENWOOD, Ohio — The nation's top federal law enforcement official said Wednesday that violent crime is escalating in inner cities across the country and that local and federal agencies need to band together to figure out the causes and how to stop...

 
Viral hepatitis in Pacific a chief WHO concern

Viral hepatitis in Pacific a chief WHO concern

HAGATNA, Guam -- Viral hepatitis, a disease that kills many in the Western Pacific region, was the first issue the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Committee discussed Tuesday. Guam is hosting the WHO Regional Committee for the...

 
Former USC coach Steve Sarkisian breaks silence during 'difficult time'

Former USC coach Steve Sarkisian breaks silence during 'difficult time'

Two days after his dismissal from Southern California, former head coach Steve Sarkisian spoke publicly on Twitter, expressing gratitude for the support he's received during a "difficult time" and showing enthusiasm for the Trojans in their...

Usa Today, 20:56 in Sport
 
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