News archive from 25 November 2015

Turkey shot down Russian jet after escalating warnings

Turkey shot down Russian jet after escalating warnings

Turkey's shoot-down Tuesday of a Russian military ground attack plane came after the NATO ally told Russia multiple times to stop violating its airspace, in a series of escalating warnings. The United States, which flies aircraft out of Turkey's...

 
Nielsens: AMAs, Latin Grammys, 'Chicago Med'

Nielsens: AMAs, Latin Grammys, 'Chicago Med'

Awards time.  ABC's American Music Awards collected 11 million viewers Sunday, down slightly from last year  to its lowest total since 2006. Univision's Latin Grammy Awards drew 4 million Thursday for its weakest turnout since 2004, when it last aired...

 
Clemson, Alabama joined by Oklahoma and Iowa in Playoff top four

Clemson, Alabama joined by Oklahoma and Iowa in Playoff top four

Clemson and Alabama remain the top two teams in the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25, and this week they are joined in the top four by Oklahoma and Iowa, two teams that made significant moves. The Tigers and Crimson Tide have been...

Usa Today, 19:32 in Sport
 
The best Black Friday tech deals, from TVs to laptops to hoverboards

The best Black Friday tech deals, from TVs to laptops to hoverboards

NEW YORK— As the unofficial  start to the holiday shopping season, Black Friday has been well known for its deals on electronics. This year is no exception, with plenty of deals to be found for those looking for new TVs, video games, tablets,...

 
Rogers: Walking Brussels' paralyzed streets

Rogers: Walking Brussels' paralyzed streets

BRUSSELS – The chocolate museum in the heart of Brussels was open for business Tuesday, a few steps from an armored military vehicle and a lone soldier, stamping his feet to stave off the chill, his automatic weapon gripped and ready. As the gray...

Usa Today, 19:47 in Sport
 
Packers' full embrace awaits Favre at overdue ceremony

Packers' full embrace awaits Favre at overdue ceremony

The original plan was to do this seven years ago. The Green Bay Packers would retire Brett Favre’s number during their 2008 regular-season opener against the Minnesota Vikings, ushering in the Aaron Rodgers era on the same night the team and its fans...

Usa Today, 19:47 in Sport
 
'Kissing bug' an insect lover's parasite

'Kissing bug' an insect lover's parasite

Kissing Bug Reported In NC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting sightings of the “kissing bug” in several states, including the Carolinas, Georgia and Texas. But don’t pucker up – this insect’s love bite is deadly. Typically...

 
New car awaited teen killed by drunken driver

New car awaited teen killed by drunken driver

DETROIT — A new car that Diana Pozderca’s parents had scrimped and saved to buy the Sterling Heights teen was awaiting as a surprise for her on Sept. 11 as she drove home from a friend’s house. The 17-year-old, June graduate of Stevenson High School...

 
3 arrested in shootings at Minneapolis protest

3 arrested in shootings at Minneapolis protest

MINNEAPOLIS — Three people were arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest rally here. Five people suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shooting that occurred just before 10:45 p.m. on Monday, police say....

 
Reports: Prosecutors probe Walmart payments in Brazil

Reports: Prosecutors probe Walmart payments in Brazil

The Justice Department is taking a hard look at Walmart's operations in Brazil as part of a bribery investigation, according to media reports that surfaced Tuesday. In particular, the investigation is focusing on $500,000 in payments to a person who...

 
Thanksgiving NFL kickoff times, TV info and betting lines

Thanksgiving NFL kickoff times, TV info and betting lines

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-6) AT DETROIT LIONS (3-7) TV: Thursday, 12:30 p.m. ET, Fox (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews) Line: Even Story lines: The Lions have allowed a combined 29 points while winning consecutive games for the first time this season....

Usa Today, 20:25 in Sport
 
On these smartwatches, feel free to ignore the step count

On these smartwatches, feel free to ignore the step count

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Raise your hand if you don’t give two shoes about how many steps you took today. That’s what I thought. You are the smartwatch silent majority. You kept your mouths – and your wallets – on lockdown as wave after wave of wristworn...

 
Brett Favre, Terrell Owens among Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists

Brett Favre, Terrell Owens among Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists

Brett Favre, Terrell Owens and Alan Faneca are semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. The group of 25 semifinalists was announced Tuesday by the Canton, Ohio, shrine. Other semifinalists, all of them...

Usa Today, 20:51 in Sport
 
Peyton Manning out at least more two weeks for recovery

Peyton Manning out at least more two weeks for recovery

Peyton Manning will be sidelined until at least mid-December, the Denver Broncos announced Tuesday evening. The 39-year-old quarterback had already been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, but after visiting a foot specialist...

Usa Today, 21:00 in Sport
 
Suspect held for beating, burning man, 91

Suspect held for beating, burning man, 91

DETROIT — A Detroit man who lives next to the home where a 91-year-old was found beaten and burned, said he, along with other family members, took his grandson to police. “We turned him in,” said George Stewart Jr., adding he hopes and prays his...

 

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