News archive from 17 December 2015

Millionaire who said he 'tripped,' fell on teen cleared of rape charge

Millionaire who said he 'tripped,' fell on teen cleared of rape charge

LONDON — A millionaire property developer has been cleared of raping a teenager after claiming he accidentally tripped and fell on her. Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, was accused of forcing himself on an 18 year-old-girl who slept on his sofa in his Maida Vale...

 
Gailey has Jets' offense humming after 2 seasons out of NFL

Gailey has Jets' offense humming after 2 seasons out of NFL

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Chan Gailey spent the past two years at home in the hills of Georgia, about as far from an NFL sideline as he could be. He spent nearly 40 years coaching at different levels — but was ready to move on. After being fired as...

Usa Today, 19:38 in Sport
 
Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain cheer on Abby Wambach in final game

Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain cheer on Abby Wambach in final game

NEW ORLEANS — As Abby Wambach, the all-time leading goal scorer on the U.S. national team, takes her final bow Wednesday night she will be watched by the player who scored one of the most famous goals in women’s soccer. Brandi Chastain, who hammered...

Usa Today, 19:38 in Sport
 
Frazier goes from Reds to White Sox in 3-team, 7-player deal

Frazier goes from Reds to White Sox in 3-team, 7-player deal

CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox were looking to add some pop while solidifying third base, and they are counting on Todd Frazier to provide it. The All-Star third baseman was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday as part of a three-team,...

Usa Today, 19:54 in Sport
 

Probation violation lands Dennard in Nebraska jail

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is jailed in Nebraska for violating terms of the probation he was sentenced to for punching a Lincoln police officer a week before the 2012 NFL draft. According to court...

Usa Today, 19:54 in Sport
 

Thursday's forecast: Soggy for East Coast, Northwest

The national weather forecast for Thursday, December 10 calls for wet weather for the West. WUSA Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt reports. FullscreenOne of our beautiful Florida storms. No rain, but sizzling lightning, on Dec. 8, 2015.The photo was...

 

Gov. Walker's administration misses financial reporting deadline

The administration of Gov. Bill Walker missed a legal deadline Tuesday to file the state’s annual financial report, and it blames a new accounting rule for the problem. The new rule from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board requires improved...

 
Abby Wambach: The moments that make up a stellar career

Abby Wambach: The moments that make up a stellar career

Abby Wambach made her debut with the U.S. national team in 2001 at the age of 21. One-hundred and eighty-five goals later, Wambach plays her final match with the national team in New Orleans on Wednesday night. Now 35, she has scored more goals than...

Usa Today, 20:07 in Sport
 

Safety Kam Chancellor sits out practice for Seattle

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor sat out practice Wednesday with a tailbone injury suffered in last Sunday's win over Baltimore. Chancellor was one of three starters on defense that did not participate due to...

Usa Today, 20:07 in Sport
 
Packers' Rodgers, Raiders' Woodson to get reacquainted

Packers' Rodgers, Raiders' Woodson to get reacquainted

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Charles Woodson helped the Green Bay Packers win the Super Bowl in the 2010 season. On Sunday, the Packers will have to contend with the playmaking safety when they visit his current team, the Oakland Raiders. "It's hard...

Usa Today, 20:17 in Sport
 
Auto dealer who scammed customers works for IRS

Auto dealer who scammed customers works for IRS

Phoenix auto dealer who scammed customers works for IRS PHOENIX — The owner of a used-car dealership who admitted defrauding dozens of desperate customers is a longtime employee of the Internal Revenue Service. At the same time Gina Colombo told...

 
Cavaliers hope returning players help them win big

Cavaliers hope returning players help them win big

Former No. 1 overall pick and three-time All-Star had surgery in June to repair a fractured left knee cap. There is joy in Golden State where the Warriors have had fun on their way to a 24-0 start and just one loss before Wednesday’s game. There is no...

Usa Today, 20:29 in Sport
 

Rockies and Reynolds finalize 1-year, $2.6 million deal

DENVER (AP) — Given the chance, Mark Reynolds believes he can be a 30-homer player again. Hitting at Coors Field should help. So, too, will the pledge of steady at bats if he's producing for the Colorado Rockies. "My power hasn't gone...

Usa Today, 20:48 in Sport
 
Armour: Will Cuban players ever freely move to MLB?

Armour: Will Cuban players ever freely move to MLB?

HAVANA — From his jaw-dropping .537 slugging percentage last season to the massive watch on his wrist, Lourdes Gourriel Jr. has all the makings of baseball’s next big thing. Except he might never see the major leagues. In one of the most noticeable...

Usa Today, 20:48 in Sport
 
QB Rank, Week 14: What's wrong with Matt Ryan and the Falcons?

QB Rank, Week 14: What's wrong with Matt Ryan and the Falcons?

After starting the season 5-0, the Atlanta Falcons might be the worst team in football. Atlanta has lost seven of its last eight games, with the lone win coming against a Tennessee Titans team quarterbacked by Zach Mettenberger. It’s a flawed team...

Usa Today, 20:58 in Sport
 
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