News archive from 18 November 2015

The Weeknd brings 'Madness' to Madison Square Garden

The Weeknd brings 'Madness' to Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK — "I think it's safe to say we're here to stay, right?" A third of the way through his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, The Weeknd took a moment to reminisce on his "long-term relationship with New York," having...

 
Cubs' Joe Maddon wins NL Manager of the Year award

Cubs' Joe Maddon wins NL Manager of the Year award

Joe Maddon, who steered the Chicago Cubs to their first playoff appearance since 2008, was named Tuesday the National League Manager of the Year. It's the This is the third award overall for Maddon, who won it twice in the American League with the...

Usa Today, 19:03 in Sport
 
Airbnb CEO saw love and resiliance in wake of Paris attacks

Airbnb CEO saw love and resiliance in wake of Paris attacks

SAN FRANCISCO - What was supposed to be a cheerleading gathering for European Airbnb hosts turned into a harrowing night in a tiny loft for some 50 plus Airbnb employees, the company's CEO posted. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky wrote a piece for the site...

 
Nielsens: Debates, 'Badlands,' 'Broke Girls'

Nielsens: Debates, 'Badlands,' 'Broke Girls'

It's debatable. Two more debates among presidential candidates provided mixed results: Fox Business Network's GOP matchup drew 13.5 million viewers Tuesday and was tops on cable for the week. CBS, which had the election cycle's first broadcast debate,...

 
Sheen ex: He 'never' disclosed HIV status

Sheen ex: He 'never' disclosed HIV status

Bree Olson, one of the women Charlie Sheen called his "goddesses," who lived with him during the tumultuous period after the actor was fired from Two and a Half Men, says Sheen "never" disclosed his HIV-positive status. That...

 
32 dead, 80 hurt in Nigeria blast blamed on Boko Haram

32 dead, 80 hurt in Nigeria blast blamed on Boko Haram

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A night-time explosion blamed on Boko Haram extremists killed 32 people and wounded 80 Tuesday at a truck stop in northeastern Nigeria, an emergency official said. Tuesday night's blast breaks a three-week hiatus in bombings after...

 
Recent grad is living her dream as Weinermobile driver

Recent grad is living her dream as Weinermobile driver

Molly Ward was selected as one of 12 Oscar Mayer Hotdoggers and will spend a year driving a Wienermobile across the country. IOWA CITY, Iowa — Molly Ward flashed a thousand-watt smile as she bounded up to the Wienermobile and raised the large side...

 

Alaska Gov. Walker's administration wants fiscal consultant to test fiscal plan

The administration of Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is looking for a financial consultant to fact-check a fiscal proposal that Walker wants to use to bail out the state from its fiscal crisis. Alaska’s $5 billion budget for this year relies on about $3...

 
Google relaunches Google+ around interests

Google relaunches Google+ around interests

SAN FRANCISCO — Google has relaunched Google+ around users' interests. The Internet giant said it has redesigned Google+ to focus on its Communities and Collections features which the company introduced earlier this year. Communities is a groups...

 
White House pushes community solar power as rooftop alternative

White House pushes community solar power as rooftop alternative

WASHINGTON — About half of electric customers can't install solar panels because they don't own their building, don't get enough sun or don't have a large, south-facing roof to install solar panels, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Those...

 
Phoenix Wright house recommended as historic landmark

Phoenix Wright house recommended as historic landmark

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission has voted to recommend an Arcadia home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright be listed as a historic landmark, in the first city vote on a controversial plan to open the house to the public. The...

 
Girls prep hockey opens Thursday with celebration, and surprise

Girls prep hockey opens Thursday with celebration, and surprise

Anchorage’s girls high school hockey season opens Thursday with a celebration of the sport at Ben Boeke Arena, where two games will be sandwiched around a special announcement related to funding. The Scotty Gomez Foundation, headed into its third...

 
Braves remain steadfast as critics grow: 'We are not tanking'

Braves remain steadfast as critics grow: 'We are not tanking'

DALLAS - Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella is on the other end of the telephone, seething, offended by all of the accusations. “I know it’s hard for our fans, but I’m not running for office. We are doing what I believe is what’s best in...

Usa Today, 20:32 in Sport
 

Wednesday's forecast: Stormy, rainy Southeast

Heavy rain and severe storms will soak the Southeast while a chilly, raw day is on tap for much of the Upper Midwest. The national weather forecast for Wednesday, November 18 calls for snow in the Northern Plains and Rockies as well as rain and...

 
Willie Nelson to be honored with Gershwin Prize

Willie Nelson to be honored with Gershwin Prize

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In 1984, Willie Nelson embarked on his first tour of Japan. In every city, throngs of fans greeted the country star and his band. Harmonica player Mickey Raphael, who’s been in Nelson’s band since 1973 and is as much a part of his...

 

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