News archive from 21 April 2015

Iranian support for Yemen's Houthis goes back years

Iranian support for Yemen's Houthis goes back years

Iran has long supported Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms, training and financing. Now, as a convoy of Iranian ships heads toward Yemen's Gulf of Aden, a U.S. carrier group is headed there as well to intercept any potential weapons transfers to the...

 
Alaska Legislature's first day of overtime starts with a whimper

Alaska Legislature's first day of overtime starts with a whimper

JUNEAU -- Rank-and-file legislators trickled into the Capitol late Monday morning as Republican and Democratic leaders met to try to resolve a budget impasse that extended the Alaska Legislature’s 90-day session past its scheduled adjournment Sunday...

 
AC/DC's Phil Rudd pleads guilty

AC/DC's Phil Rudd pleads guilty

TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court to charges of threatening to kill, as well as possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Rudd faces up to seven years in prison on the threatening to kill...

 
Rieder: Props to Fox Sports for hiring Pete Rose

Rieder: Props to Fox Sports for hiring Pete Rose

Props to Fox Sports. It did a good thing when it hired Pete Rose as a baseball commentator. He'll appear on pregame shows on Fox and Fox Sports 1 and on a variety of other programs. Welcome back to the game, Charlie Hustle. Pete Rose, as you may have...

 
'We're not in Mayberry': Priest tells parishioners to pack heat

'We're not in Mayberry': Priest tells parishioners to pack heat

DETROIT — An Ann Arbor Catholic priest has urged his parishioners to arm themselves and attend classes at Christ the King parish to earn a concealed pistol license (CPL). In a letter sent to Christ the King parishioners recently, the Rev. Edward Fride...

 
It's boom times for hackers as cyber sleuths gather

It's boom times for hackers as cyber sleuths gather

SAN FRANCISCO—Don't be surprised to get news of more cyber breaches and hacks this week. More than 28,000 computer security professionals are converging on San Francisco for the annual RSA Conference, the world's largest security conference. With all...

 
Family's 'hero': Father of 8 dies taking wife to hospital

Family's 'hero': Father of 8 dies taking wife to hospital

WAUSAU, Wis. — The father of eight who was killed in a crash with a deer early Friday as he drove his wife to the hospital to deliver a baby boy focused his life on his children, his church and service to the greater good, friends said Monday....

 
McDonald's all-day-breakfast test in gear

McDonald's all-day-breakfast test in gear

This time, McDonald's may not lay an egg. The fast-food giant began testing all-day-breakfast on Monday in the San Diego market and the chain has high hopes that it will be a huge hit with the key customer that the flailing chain craves most --...

 
Armour: Another Tim Tebow try that is certain to fail

Armour: Another Tim Tebow try that is certain to fail

Tim Tebow is not, nor will he ever be, NFL starting quarterback material. Now that the former Heisman Trophy winner and cult hero is getting another crack at the NFL, there's a fresh wave of Tebowmania. Never mind that the Philadelphia Eagles already...

Usa Today, 20:03 in Sport
 
Data deluge: MLB rolls out Statcast analytics on Tuesday

Data deluge: MLB rolls out Statcast analytics on Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — Which outfielder sprints the fastest and runs the longest to snag line drives into the gap? Which shortstop is best at throwing from the grass to nip the runner at first? Which catcher gets the ball to second base the quickest? A new...

Usa Today, 20:03 in Sport
 
Roseanne Barr: I'm losing my eyesight

Roseanne Barr: I'm losing my eyesight

Roseanne Barr is losing her eyesight to a nasty combination of glaucoma and macular degeneration, the actress revealed on Monday. Barr made the admission in an interview with the Daily Beast, as an aside to expressing her affinity for marijuana....

 
Surprise! Randy Travis is married

Surprise! Randy Travis is married

These are happy days for Randy Travis. The country superstar married Mary Davis on March 21, confirms Travis' rep, Kirt Webster. The two have been engaged since before his devastating stroke in July 2013. Travis, 55, made a rare, surprise appearance...

 
Alex Rodriguez 'having the time of (his) life'

Alex Rodriguez 'having the time of (his) life'

Alex Rodriguez walked into the New York Yankees visiting clubhouse Monday afternoon at Comerica Park, and suddenly, he was seeing his ghosts of haunted past. Rodriguez, for the first time in 914 days, returned to the scene of his horrifying 2012...

Usa Today, 21:18 in Sport
 

Revenue chief disputes lawmakers' claim that he cost Alaska millions

While the Legislature confirmed Randy Hoffbeck Sunday as revenue commissioner on a 47-12 vote, the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee voted to reject him, with one claiming that an investment decision he made last month cost the state tens of...

 
Man beaten by police cries after fired officer charged

Man beaten by police cries after fired officer charged

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announces charges against Inkster Police Officer William Melendez in the beating of motorist Floyd Dent. Worthy also announced no charges against cops in Andrew Jackson case. Mandi Wright/DFP DETROIT — A motorist...

 
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