News archive from 16 November 2015

Murkowski lands key role in transportation funding fight

Murkowski lands key role in transportation funding fight

WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Lisa Murkowski heads back to Washington, D.C., this week, she’ll be tasked with defending the financial interests of the Last Frontier as Congress completes the first long-term transportation bill in a decade.  Murkowski, who...

 
Wolff: The media's campus narrative

Wolff: The media's campus narrative

Among the silliest people many of us have ever known are our younger selves, perhaps most of all our politically absolute college selves. Who in hindsight isn’t embarrassed and appalled by his or her undergraduate certainty? Yet here we are, hardly...

 
Sanders' campaign stands at the intersection of entertainment, politics

Sanders' campaign stands at the intersection of entertainment, politics

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- When ice-cream magnate Ben Cohen wanted to raise the profile of his campaign to take big-money contributions out of political campaign, he turned to the entertainment world. The man who founded Ben & Jerry’s in Burlington with...

 
Sanders' campaign stands at the intersection of entertainment, politics

Sanders' campaign stands at the intersection of entertainment, politics

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- When ice-cream magnate Ben Cohen wanted to raise the profile of his campaign to take big-money contributions out of political campaign, he turned to the entertainment world. The man who founded Ben & Jerry’s in Burlington with...

 
No. 1 North Carolina pulls away from Fairfield 92-65 in home opener

No. 1 North Carolina pulls away from Fairfield 92-65 in home opener

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Nate Britt matched his career high with 17 points and No. 1 North Carolina gradually pulled away in the second half to beat Fairfield 92-65 on Sunday. Joel Berry II added 15 points for the Tar Heels (2-0), who led all the way...

Usa Today, 19:24 in Sport
 
Aaron Rodgers denounces anti-Islamic fan who ruined moment of silence at Packers game

Aaron Rodgers denounces anti-Islamic fan who ruined moment of silence at Packers game

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Teams around the NFL paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in France last week with a moment of silence before Sunday’s games. At Lambeau Field, before the Green Bay Packers lost to the Detroit...

Usa Today, 19:33 in Sport
 
Donald Trump takes shot at Ronda Rousey after stunning loss

Donald Trump takes shot at Ronda Rousey after stunning loss

Donald Trump joined the chorus of detractors critical of Ronda Rousey after her stunning defeat at UFC 193 on Saturday. The Republican presidential candidate took to Twitter on Sunday to take a shot at Rousey following her knockout loss to Holly Holm...

Usa Today, 19:44 in Sport
 
Bell: Well-rounded Vikings round into first-place form against Raiders

Bell: Well-rounded Vikings round into first-place form against Raiders

OAKLAND — First place was on the line at, of all places, O.co Coliseum. And now look who suddenly leads the NFC North? The Minnesota Vikings passed a big test and made a major statement, too, in blasting the Oakland Raiders, 30-14 on Sunday. Minnesota...

Usa Today, 20:07 in Sport
 
Ask the Captain: Career advice for prospective pilots

Ask the Captain: Career advice for prospective pilots

Question: I am a 15-year-old boy, with big hopes to become a major airline pilot. What tips can you give to me to make sure I take all the right courses in college? Also, is it worth my time to go through the military? — Submitted by reader Immad,...

Usa Today, 20:11 in Travel
 
Patriots stay unbeaten as Tom Brady, Stephen Gostkowski cap last-ditch rally vs. Giants

Patriots stay unbeaten as Tom Brady, Stephen Gostkowski cap last-ditch rally vs. Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Breaking down the New England Patriots’ 27-26 victory against the New York Giants. What we'll be talking about: New England’s comeback. Down two points with 1:47 left to play, quarterback Tom Brady engineered yet another...

Usa Today, 20:36 in Sport
 
IOC President Thomas Bach: Russia can only return if compliant with rules

IOC President Thomas Bach: Russia can only return if compliant with rules

LONDON (AP) — Russia's track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday in an interview with The...

Usa Today, 20:36 in Sport
 
Cal State mourns student killed in Paris attacks

Cal State mourns student killed in Paris attacks

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- At the university where she was considered among the brightest, most enthusiastic and most promising students, mourners gathered Sunday to remember Nohemi Gonzalez, the American killed in the Paris terrorist attacks. Gonzalez,...

 

Defense Dept. transfers 5 Guantanamo detainees to United Arab Emirates

The U.S. Defense Department has transferred five lower-level Guantanamo Bay detainees from the prison in Cuba to the United Arab Emirates, the government said on Sunday. The USA had held each of the detainees for nearly 14 years as wartime prisoners...

 
Pelissero: Peyton Manning's name only reason QB has stayed in

Pelissero: Peyton Manning's name only reason QB has stayed in

If his name weren’t Peyton Manning, it wouldn’t have taken this long to bench him. That’s the reality of Sunday’s swap by the Denver Broncos, who have spent much of this season trying (and largely succeeding) to play above their veteran quarterback’s...

Usa Today, 21:30 in Sport
 
NASCAR race at Phoenix begins under lights after rain delay

NASCAR race at Phoenix begins under lights after rain delay

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — NASCAR's final race before the championship finale began after a rain delay Sunday that pushed the start at Phoenix International Raceway into the evening. The race was scheduled for early Sunday afternoon, but a rain shower...

Usa Today, 22:00 in Sport
 
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