News archive from 25 September 2015

New Pluto images show stunning color, 'dragon scales' surface features

New Pluto images show stunning color, 'dragon scales' surface features

NASA's New Horizons mission is the gift that keeps giving. The latest image release from the July 14 Pluto flyby includes the largest high-resolution image of the dwarf planet available. The enhanced color view of Pluto was taken by New Horizons...

 

FSU's Mario Pender recovering from collapsed lung

FSU running back Mario Pender is in the hospital recovering from a collapsed lung. "He's doing good, should be out of the hospital today," Fisher said Thursday evening. "There's a possibility, they said he can play in 10-12 days so I...

 
On the Verge: Nathaniel Rateliff

On the Verge: Nathaniel Rateliff

This week in On the Verge, USA TODAY's spotlight on breakthrough artists, Brian Mansfield talks to Nathaniel Rateliff, frontman of the retro-soul outfit Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. Son of a ... "I've been playing music for years...

 
Books: New and noteworthy

Books: New and noteworthy

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. After You by Jojo Moyes (Pamela Dorman Books, fiction, on sale Sept. 29) What it’s about: A sequel to Moyes’ sentimental hit Me Before You finds caretaker Louisa Clark...

 
Young kids in Indianapolis robbing pharmacies for adults

Young kids in Indianapolis robbing pharmacies for adults

INDIANAPOLIS — A familiar pattern played out on Tuesday when a 12-year-old boy was arrested in connection with an attempted robbery of a Walgreens here. A child or teen enters a store, proceeds to the pharmacy counter and passes a note. The note makes...

 
Facebook changes name of Internet.org app and mobile website to Free Basics by Facebook

Facebook changes name of Internet.org app and mobile website to Free Basics by Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it's changing the name of its controversial Internet.org app and mobile website to Free Basics by Facebook. The rebranding will help consumers better distinguish between the broader Internet.org initiative and the app and...

 
Hamels sharp as Rangers complete sweep of A's 8-1

Hamels sharp as Rangers complete sweep of A's 8-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cole Hamels pitched six innings to earn his fifth consecutive win, Prince Fielder hit his 22nd homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-1 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. The Rangers moved a...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 
Moonlight Players go with tradition by staging classic 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Moonlight Players go with tradition by staging classic 'Fiddler on the Roof'

CLERMONT - When people talk about "Fiddler on the Roof," they will often talk about the importance of tradition. After all, it's the title of the opening number. "The young people in the play are the ones without bias or...

 
Weekend picks for book lovers

Weekend picks for book lovers

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers  include Ann Tenna, a graphic novel about a gossip columnist, and X, the new mystery by Sue Grafton. Ann Tenna by Marisa Acocella Marchetto; Knopf, 240 pp.; fiction Any good online...

 
Winless Ravens feel 'urgency' in matchup with Bengals

Winless Ravens feel 'urgency' in matchup with Bengals

BALTIMORE (AP) — Under normal circumstances, the Baltimore Ravens would place a high priority on winning their home opener against the rival Cincinnati Bengals. Following its first 0-2 start under coach John Harbaugh, Baltimore realizes Sunday's AFC...

Usa Today, 19:29 in Sport
 
Review: 'Intern' offers fluffy office space

Review: 'Intern' offers fluffy office space

A retired widower becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site. We're a long way from the days of Taxi Driver. Writer/director Nancy Meyers’ latest dramedy The Intern (** out of four; rated PG-13; opens Friday nationwide) posits a left-field...

 
Feds: Man swallowed nearly three pounds of cocaine in 148 pellets

Feds: Man swallowed nearly three pounds of cocaine in 148 pellets

A man who investigators say swallowed 148 pellets of cocaine - weighing about three pounds - before boarding a plane from Jamaica to Fort Lauderdale is facing a drug smuggling charge. Errol Simpson, who is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 195 pounds,...

 

49ers defense looks to rebound against Cardinals

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers gave up 453 yards to Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers on Sunday. The last time they allowed that many was in December 2013, against their next opponent, the Cardinals and quarterback Carson...

Usa Today, 19:58 in Sport
 

Alaska Gov. Walker calls special legislative session on gas line megaproject

Gov. Bill Walker ordered the Alaska Legislature to meet in Juneau next month to consider a tax on natural gas reserves, and to make decisions about the state's spending on a natural gas pipeline megaproject from the North Slope to the Kenai...

 
Entertainment flashback: Sept. 27

Entertainment flashback: Sept. 27

Sometime in the fall of 1991, I was a couple of weeks into my freshman year at Ohio University and was walking through my dorm's common room on my way to an evening class. MTV was on and what I heard stopped me in my tracks. "What is that?"...

 

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