News archive from 22 January 2016

Anchorage School District plans to cut teacher jobs to close budget gap

Anchorage School District plans to cut teacher jobs to close budget gap

Anchorage School District Superintendent Ed Graff presented a proposed budget Thursday that cut a total of 53 teaching jobs next school year to partially close a projected $10.9 million budget gap. Graff said the school district has proposed cutting...

 
Tony Stewart calls out NASCAR chairman Brian France

Tony Stewart calls out NASCAR chairman Brian France

CHARLOTTE — Tony Stewart called on NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France to take a more active role at the racetrack during a blunt interview with Sirius/XM Radio on Thursday. Stewart told host Dave Moody that drivers “never see Brian France” and don’t...

Usa Today, 19:04 in Sport
 
Daily fantasy sports industry takes fight to states

Daily fantasy sports industry takes fight to states

DALLAS — Fighting for its life from coast to coast, the daily fantasy sports industry has dramatically changed its survival strategy since last year. The industry now has about 75 lobbyists in more than 30 states, up from two lobbyists in two states...

Usa Today, 19:04 in Sport
 
Brennan: Here's why U.S. figure skating has fallen so far

Brennan: Here's why U.S. figure skating has fallen so far

ST. PAUL — If the sport of figure skating should feel at home anywhere, it would be here in the great frozen north, where children skate before they walk and ice sculptures last until spring. But these are troubled times for an American Olympic sport...

Usa Today, 19:13 in Sport
 
EPA official resigns amid Flint water crisis

EPA official resigns amid Flint water crisis

WASHINGTON — As President Obama was announcing Thursday that funding could soon be on the way to help Flint manage its water crisis, the Environmental Protection Agency said that its Region 5 administrator, Susan Hedman, will resign effective Feb. 1....

 
Apatow, Holmes get HBO comedy, 'Crashing'

Apatow, Holmes get HBO comedy, 'Crashing'

Girls executive producer Judd Apatow has a new comedy coming to HBO. The pay-cable network Thursday gave a series order to Crashing, a half-hour comedy starring comedian Pete Holmes (TBS's The Pete Holmes Show). Both Apatow and Holmes serve as...

 
Bankruptcy judge to reconsider order requiring Bloomberg sources' disclosure

Bankruptcy judge to reconsider order requiring Bloomberg sources' disclosure

Backed by some of its competitors, Bloomberg News is pushing back on an order by a federal judge to compel 123 people to reveal their conversations with the news agency. In a case that has triggered concern among free press advocates, U.S. Bankruptcy...

 
Scott McMurren: Here today, gone to Seattle for fun, food and frolic

Scott McMurren: Here today, gone to Seattle for fun, food and frolic

Isn’t it time for a weekend in Seattle? Whether you like to shop, eat or be entertained, there are plenty of opportunities to keep you busy this spring.  The Seattle Boat Show is coming up (Jan. 29-Feb. 6). This is a popular event with Alaska...

 
Chris Harris pledges to play for Broncos vs. Patriots

Chris Harris pledges to play for Broncos vs. Patriots

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero, Lindsay H. Jones and Lorenzo Reyes break down everything you need to know leading up to the game between New England and Denver. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris plans to play in Sunday’s AFC...

Usa Today, 20:01 in Sport
 
Crashed F-16 found in Arizona; pilot status unknown

Crashed F-16 found in Arizona; pilot status unknown

F-16 from Luke Air Force Base crashes in Arizona. PHOENIX — Authorities in Arizona found the wreckage of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet from Luke Air Force Base early Thursday afternoon, roughly four hours after it was believed to have crashed....

 
'Zombie-like,' rabid raccoon attacks child

'Zombie-like,' rabid raccoon attacks child

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — William Mercer was in his back yard Monday evening, supervising his young daughter and her friends’ playtime when a most unwanted visitor carrying a deadly virus hopped a small fence onto his property. Mercer said a raccoon moving...

 
Report: Exiled USC, LSU players accused of Los Angeles-area crime spree

Report: Exiled USC, LSU players accused of Los Angeles-area crime spree

Police have named two former college football players from USC and LSU as suspects in a series of robberies this week, according to the Los Angeles Times. Bryce Dixon and Trey Lealaimatafao are suspects in at least seven robberies and a carjacking in...

Usa Today, 20:15 in Sport
 
Meet Kathryn Smith, the NFL's first female full-time assistant coach

Meet Kathryn Smith, the NFL's first female full-time assistant coach

Bufalo hired Kathryn Smith to be a special teams quality control coach. Kathryn Smith began roaming the sidelines in high school. It was there, as she kept stats alongside her father during Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) football games...

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 
Are the Montreal Canadiens actually this bad?

Are the Montreal Canadiens actually this bad?

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin took blame Thursday for the team's struggles. "I'm the guy that provides the players," Bergevin told reporters. "I'm the guy that put this team together. It's on me and me only." He...

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 
Officer indicted in death of naked unarmed man

Officer indicted in death of naked unarmed man

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A grand jury handed down a six-count indictment of a DeKalb County Police officer in the shooting death of Anthony Hill, who was unarmed and naked. Charges against Robert Olsen include felony murder, aggravated assault and...

 

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