News archive from 17 October 2015

Mother of boy shot by Cleveland police wants special prosecutor

Mother of boy shot by Cleveland police wants special prosecutor

CLEVELAND — The mother of a Cleveland boy who was holding a pellet gun when he was shot and killed by police last year is calling for a special prosecutor to take over the investigation of the case. Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, spoke at a news...

 
Interior: No more new Arctic oil leases for remainder of Obama's presidency

Interior: No more new Arctic oil leases for remainder of Obama's presidency

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is canceling its plans to sell oil drilling rights in the Arctic Sea through 2017, a remarkable turnaround since expanding drilling by approving new drilling permits for Shell Oil earlier this year. But Royal...

 
Shark researchers puzzle over Mary Lee’s mysterious ways

Shark researchers puzzle over Mary Lee’s mysterious ways

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Mary Lee, the 16-foot, 3,456-pound great white shark, is back in the waters off the New Jersey coast, but how long she will be here, what she's here for or where she's going is a hypothetical guess. All researchers know for sure is...

 
Brad Keselowski speeds to pole at Kansas Speedway

Brad Keselowski speeds to pole at Kansas Speedway

USA Today Sports' Jeff Gluck breaks down the Hollywood Casino 400. KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Brad Keselowski won the pole, but not everything that comes with it. He said he can make due. The Team Penske driver posted the fastest lap on Friday to claim the...

Usa Today, 20:32 in Sport
 
Myles Jack begins life as pro, signs with Octagon, preps for NFL draft

Myles Jack begins life as pro, signs with Octagon, preps for NFL draft

McLEAN, Va. — His surgically repaired knee intact, Myles Jack took his first official step on the road to the NFL on Friday. “Very excited to see the hard work finally pay off,” Jack, who signed with Octagon and will be represented by Cincinnati...

Usa Today, 20:32 in Sport
 
Browns' Johnny Manziel admits to drinking after being pulled over

Browns' Johnny Manziel admits to drinking after being pulled over

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was pulled over on Interstate 90 in Avon, Ohio, Monday after an argument with his girlfriend. He admitted to drinking earlier that day, according to a report obtained from the Avon Police department....

Usa Today, 20:32 in Sport
 
The Mets' success leaves Matt Harvey with no choice: The future is now

The Mets' success leaves Matt Harvey with no choice: The future is now

USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg previews the National League Championship Series. NEW YORK -  Matt Harvey’s personal surgeon tells him he’s putting himself in danger with every pitch he throws for the New York Mets, but Harvey is told not to listen....

Usa Today, 21:13 in Sport
 
Jones: Can the Browns really afford to trust Johnny Manziel any longer?

Jones: Can the Browns really afford to trust Johnny Manziel any longer?

For months, Johnny Manziel has asked his teammates and coaches with the Cleveland Browns — and, by extension, the rest of us — to judge him by his actions. He would show us all he had changed, he said, that he was more responsible and more mature. Ten...

Usa Today, 22:31 in Sport
 

East's Rosenzweig, South's Sweetsir collect top honors in Anchorage flag football

Sierra Rosenzweig of East and Kelsey Sweetsir of South garnered player-of-the-year honors Friday when the all-Cook Inlet Conference flag football team was named. Rosenzweig, a senior wide receiver for East, was selected offensive player of the year,...

 
Man convicted in wife’s death breaks down during testimony

Man convicted in wife’s death breaks down during testimony

Bob Bashara breaks down on the stand during hearing for a new trial. Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Bob Bashara had been answering prosecutors questions for more than hour when he started to break down, asking for “a minute please.” Wayne...

 
Teen's family files lawsuit in fatal shooting by deputy

Teen's family files lawsuit in fatal shooting by deputy

Video footage of a fatal police shooting in Michigan emerges after the dead teenager's family files a lawsuit against the officer. (Oct. 16) LANSING, Mich. — The family of a 17-year-old Michigan teen shot who was shot and killed by an Eaton County...

 
Careful strategy, not wild cuts, can help Alaska Marine Highway weather budget storm

Careful strategy, not wild cuts, can help Alaska Marine Highway weather budget storm

In lean budget times, it’s always good to ask departments and services to lose weight. However, when the state Department of Transportation released the Alaska Marine Highway System 2016 summer schedule at the beginning of October, it looked more like...

 
In the North, Halloween's scariest spirit is loneliness

In the North, Halloween's scariest spirit is loneliness

Halloween has become the holiday of twenty-somethings. Little kid’s Halloween, of course, has not gone away, but it has changed in the 21st century. It’s now the sacrament of sugar with accumulation and consumption of candy modeling adult accumulation...

 
Edinson Volquez stifles Blue Jays hitters, Royals win Game 1 of ALCS

Edinson Volquez stifles Blue Jays hitters, Royals win Game 1 of ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Breaking down the AL Championship Series Game 1 between the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays from Kauffman Stadium: Royals 5, Blue Jays 0, Royals lead series, 1-0. *** The final: The Kansas City Royals rode six scoreless...

Usa Today, 00:03 in Sport
 

Freshman helps UAA skate past Rensselaer, 4-3

Wyatt Ege giveth, and he taketh away -- all in the same night. Actually, all within a span of about four minutes. UAA's freshman defenseman took a tumble on a power play early in the third period Friday night and that bobble led to a go-ahead,...

 
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