News archive from 23 December 2015

Rogers: Leicester City, my English Premier League Christmas miracle

Rogers: Leicester City, my English Premier League Christmas miracle

If you’re looking for a festive fairytale this year, glance no further than the English Premier League. The ruthless world of top-level soccer has thrown up a miracle that defies belief. Leicester City, one of the EPL’s least glamorous clubs and until...

Usa Today, 19:02 in Sport
 
As CTE questions mount, Eric Winston pledges brain to research

As CTE questions mount, Eric Winston pledges brain to research

The former executive director of the NBPA, Charles Grantham, breaks down how the movie 'Concussion' will effect the NFL and the future of football. As research accelerates towards answering the many questions about a neurodegenerative disease found in...

Usa Today, 19:02 in Sport
 
LPGA golfers help bring clean water to Zambian villages

LPGA golfers help bring clean water to Zambian villages

This is where life somehow survives. There is no electricity in the remote areas of Zambia where hundreds of villages weather extreme poverty and harsh elements. There is no indoor plumbing. Food is scarce. But against the severe obstacles and odds,...

Usa Today, 19:02 in Sport
 
Judge dismisses Tenn. students' voting rights case

Judge dismisses Tenn. students' voting rights case

NASHVILLE — A federal judge in Nashville has dismissed a legal challenge to Tennessee's ban on the use of student ID cards as voter identification, according to court records. District Judge Aleta Trauger dismissed the case on Monday after a request...

 
Car tech took the wheel in 2015

Car tech took the wheel in 2015

SAN FRANCISCO - Although 2015 was packed with self-driving car updates from technology companies, the truly eye-popping industry strides were made by traditional auto manufacturers. As Google presses ahead with its development of a futuristic car...

 
SpaceX landing highlights promise, challenges of rocket reusability

SpaceX landing highlights promise, challenges of rocket reusability

SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. CAPE CANAVERAL — In more than 65 years of launches from these shores, a rocket landing anywhere near its launch pads meant...

 
Pandora strikes deals with songwriters' licensers

Pandora strikes deals with songwriters' licensers

Pandora on Tuesday announced landmark multi-year licensing deals with ASCAP and BMI, ending years of legal battles between the top Internet radio platform and songwriters and publishers. Because of the new agreement, Pandora (P) has agreed to drop its...

 
Report: Robert Durst to return to L.A. to face murder charge

Report: Robert Durst to return to L.A. to face murder charge

New York real estate heir Robert Durst will return to California to face a murder charge, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. Durst is charged in the killing this past summer of his writer friend, Susan Berman. The joint agreement...

 
Ford recalls 303,000 sedans for headlights that can go out

Ford recalls 303,000 sedans for headlights that can go out

Here's something you don't want to have happen to you while you drive on darkened road: The headlights suddenly go out. But that's the reason Ford is recalling 313,000 old Crown Victorias and Mercury Grand Marquis, it says in a filing to the National...

 
Armour: With 'Concussion,' football's inextricable risks more apparent than ever

Armour: With 'Concussion,' football's inextricable risks more apparent than ever

The former executive director of the NBPA, Charles Grantham, breaks down how the movie 'Concussion' will effect the NFL and the future of football. EVANSTON, Ill. - Football will never be completely safe. It can’t be. In its simplest description,...

Usa Today, 20:28 in Sport
 
Akron edges Utah State in Boise for first bowl victory

Akron edges Utah State in Boise for first bowl victory

BOISE (AP) — Robert Stein made three field goals and Jatavis Brown led a smothering defense as Akron earned its first victory in a bowl, a 23-21 over Utah State on Tuesday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. ​Stein, who became the school’s career scoring...

Usa Today, 20:28 in Sport
 
Woman bites off husband's ear over a beer

Woman bites off husband's ear over a beer

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A St. Cloud woman was arrested after biting her husband's ear off during an argument over beer, according to a criminal complaint. A criminal complaint filed in the Stearns County District Court said Jamie Elrod, 37, of St. Cloud is...

 
Storm pours 4.3 billion gallons into Lake Tahoe

Storm pours 4.3 billion gallons into Lake Tahoe

RENO, Nev. — Monday’s storm poured 4.3 billion gallons into Lake Tahoe. That raised the lake level almost two inches, according to Tim Bardsley, National Weather Service hydrologist in Reno. Almost 80% of the rise was due to direct precipitation of...

 
Fireball whiskey maker drops suit against Jack Daniel's

Fireball whiskey maker drops suit against Jack Daniel's

LOUISVILLE — A whiskey maker dropped its lawsuit against Jack Daniel's, ending the fight over the latter company's use of the term "Fireball" in Google advertisements, a lawyer said Tuesday. Lawyer Scott Zoppoth, who represents plaintiffs...

 
Panthers lead Pro Bowl selections with 10 players

Panthers lead Pro Bowl selections with 10 players

NEW YORK (AP) — The Carolina Panthers lead the NFL with 10 players selected for the Pro Bowl. The Panthers are two wins away from a perfect regular season. Quarterback Cam Newton was picked Tuesday for the third time. Five of his teammates were...

Usa Today, 21:06 in Sport
 
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