News archive from 23 November 2015

When I said 'Mr. Xi': Ma Ying Jeou

When I said 'Mr. Xi': Ma Ying Jeou

In my role as the “leader of Taiwan” I met my counterpart, the “leader of mainland China," Mr. Xi Jinping, in Singapore on Nov. 7. Leaders from the two sides had not met for 70 years, since Chiang Kai Shek met Mao Zedong in 1945, right before the...

 
This Duke team a work in progress, but Coach K sees positive signs

This Duke team a work in progress, but Coach K sees positive signs

NEW YORK — Inherent challenges currently exist at places such as Duke, in college basketball programs that rely heavily on their influx of young talent year in and year out. Sometimes, the product that starts the year is far from polished. That...

Usa Today, 19:37 in Sport
 
'Good Dinosaur' goes wild, wild West

'Good Dinosaur' goes wild, wild West

The T. rex Butch (voiced by Sam Elliott) gives Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) an important assignment in an exclusive clip from Pixar's animated film "The Good Dinosaur." Disney/Pixar’s latest animated film finds a home on the range, though instead of...

 
Wolff: Gawker is still Gawker

Wolff: Gawker is still Gawker

Gawker, the multimillion dollar gossip and bile website, reined in the worst of its antisocial behavior this summer after a widespread backlash over the particularly sadistic pummeling it gave a publishing executive without public position or profile...

 
Caveboy Spot steals 'Good Dino' spotlight

Caveboy Spot steals 'Good Dino' spotlight

A caveboy and an Apatosaurus are friends struggling to save each other in the Pixar animated movie "The Good Dinosaur." Among the vast array of creatures that inhabit the frontier world of The Good Dinosaur, it was the little boy with the...

 
Tattoo artist draws delight from toddler with rare health condition

Tattoo artist draws delight from toddler with rare health condition

DES MOINES — Two-year-old Henri "Kai" Grabill is the grinning center of his own universe now that he has his own walker, hand-painted with a galaxy of stars. A tattoo artist took up the project for free after he spotted a request on...

 
Reports: Argentines poised to elect opposition candidate Macri as president

Reports: Argentines poised to elect opposition candidate Macri as president

Argentines on Sunday appeared ready to hand left-leaning President Cristina Fernandez a symbolic defeat by electing opposition leader Mauricio Macri in a runoff election, early results suggested. With nearly half of votes counted, Macri had 54%,...

 
Belgium fights terrorism with cat meme on #BrusselsLockdown

Belgium fights terrorism with cat meme on #BrusselsLockdown

It isn't all dark. In the face of terror, an anxious Belgium found laughter. And cats. Naturally. Police detained 16 suspects on Sunday in a series of raids in Brussels following the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13. The city has been on the highest...

 
Kyle Busch comes back from injury to win first Sprint Cup championship

Kyle Busch comes back from injury to win first Sprint Cup championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Here's what you need to know from the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday night: CHAMPION AND RACE WINNER: Charlie Brown finally got to kick the football. Kyle Busch, in his 11th full season, won his first career...

AZCentral, 20:12 in Sport
 
James: Jeff Gordon comes up short in final drive

James: Jeff Gordon comes up short in final drive

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – There were smiles and there were tears, but there was no storybook ending for Jeff Gordon. The 44-year-old will retire after 797 races, 93 wins and four championships. An incredible first-ballot Hall of Fame career. But there will be...

Usa Today, 20:24 in Sport
 
Gluck: Kyle Busch's NASCAR championship a comeback story for the ages

Gluck: Kyle Busch's NASCAR championship a comeback story for the ages

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — There were a few moments of fear after Kyle Busch’s leg snapped in half in a February crash that he might never race again. His right leg and left foot badly broken on the day prior to the Daytona 500, Busch’s more immediate concern...

Usa Today, 20:24 in Sport
 
Jameis Winston makes Buccaneers relevant once again

Jameis Winston makes Buccaneers relevant once again

PHILADELPHIA – So what exactly is different about Jameis Winston? The Buccaneers rookie quarterback is quickly developing into an effective and productive player at the NFL’s most important position, and his rapidly-improving play has his team in the...

Usa Today, 20:24 in Sport
 
Armour: Broncos in good hands for now with Brock Osweiler

Armour: Broncos in good hands for now with Brock Osweiler

CHICAGO — Peyton Manning is, without question, one of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game. But he’s not the best quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Not now, anyway. Maybe not ever again. Brock Osweiler’s solid play in Denver’s 17-15 victory...

Usa Today, 20:24 in Sport
 
Misery Index Week 12: Blue in Boise

Misery Index Week 12: Blue in Boise

There was a stretch in 2012 and 2013, after Boise State lost a slew of players to the NFL and then coach Chris Petersen to Washington, when it looked like the program might  be losing its national relevance and dominant grip on the mid-majors....

Usa Today, 20:24 in Sport
 
Labor deal for more Silicon Valley tech shuttle drivers

Labor deal for more Silicon Valley tech shuttle drivers

Shuttle drivers for Apple, Yahoo, eBay and several other Silicon Valley companies overwhelmingly voted Sunday to accept a contract that will increase wages and benefits and give them their first paid Thanksgiving holiday. The drivers for those...

 
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