News archive from 26 February 2015

Nick Markakis on Orioles: 'Don't believe a word they say'

Nick Markakis on Orioles: 'Don't believe a word they say'

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Outfielder Nick Markakis had some pointed words for the Baltimore Orioles, telling USA TODAY Sports, "Don't believe a word they say," regarding his offseason departure. Markakis, 31, signed a four-year, $44 million...

Usa Today, 19:03 in Sport
 
Smith, Sheeran win, Kanye stirs at Brit Awards

Smith, Sheeran win, Kanye stirs at Brit Awards

LONDON (AP) — Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each won a pair of prizes Wednesday at Britain's leading music awards, but it took Kanye West to introduce some edge, with a song that proved too strong for television. And Madonna gave the Brit Awards an...

 
At last, FCC to vote Thursday on net neutrality rules

At last, FCC to vote Thursday on net neutrality rules

After nearly a year-long process, the Federal Communications Commission casts its all-important vote Thursday on the divisive issue of net neutrality. The five-member board is expected to approve FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's new rules that aim to...

 
Angels' Josh Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

Angels' Josh Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue. Angels spokesman Tim Mead confirmed the Los Angeles Times' initial report Wednesday that Hamilton went to...

Usa Today, 19:25 in Sport
 

'Odd Couples' through the years

Fullscreen Actors Art Carney (L) and Walter Matthau performing in the original production of 'Couple' on Broadway, which opened in March 1965 and closed in summer 1967. (Photo: Mark Kauffman, The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Fullscreen Matthau...

 
U.N.: N. Korean ships renamed to evade sanctions

U.N.: N. Korean ships renamed to evade sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report says a North Korean shipping company tried to evade U.N. sanctions by renaming most of its vessels in an attempt to hide their origins. The effort by Pyongyang-headquartered Ocean Maritime Management Company, Ltd. is...

 
Piedmont prepared for its day in the snow

Piedmont prepared for its day in the snow

Snow started falling over Piedmont just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, about an hour after it had been predicted, and just about the time many residents were wondering if it would come at all.   Roads quickly became icy as a thick blanket of snow and sleet...

 
JSU students get head start on snow day

JSU students get head start on snow day

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville State University officials often wait until the day of a weather event to decide if classes will be called off because of it, but this week gave students a little more time than usual to plan for winter weather. The...

 
Kobe Bryant finds 'Muse' beyond basketball artistry

Kobe Bryant finds 'Muse' beyond basketball artistry

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Kobe Bryant was under the weather, a flu bug having hit at the most inopportune time. There were 11th-hour edits to make on his new film, a months-long media tour to complete and inspiration to be shared by way of his 90-minute...

Usa Today, 19:50 in Sport
 
Madonna falls hard while performing at Brit Awards

Madonna falls hard while performing at Brit Awards

Splat. That's the sound of Madonna eating stage as she fell — HARD — during her caped performance at the Brit Awards, happening now in London. But, because she's a boss, she got right back up and kept on performing. Luckily, she didn't impale herself...

 
What to know about marijuana becoming legal in D.C.

What to know about marijuana becoming legal in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Recreational use of marijuana becomes legal in the nation's capital Thursday. In November, District of Columbia voters approved Initiative 71, which legalized recreational pot use. The District joins Alaska, Colorado and Washington state...

 
Iowa bill would require body cameras for police

Iowa bill would require body cameras for police

DES MOINES, Iowa — The state's law enforcement officers would be required to wear body cameras whenever they interact with the public under an Iowa House bill that echoes a national push to improve relationships between officers and the communities...

 
Navy aviator Jesse Brown flew his dream into history

Navy aviator Jesse Brown flew his dream into history

Jesse Brown knew from a young age that he wanted to fly, and he knew that he would let nothing stop him. It was the 1930s, though, and Brown was from a black sharecropper family in Mississippi. Nobody around him thought that there would ever be black...

 

Good day for skiing, good day for Seawolves

The UAA ski team shined on a sunny Wednesday at Kincaid Park, landing one man and two women in the top five of the Seawolf Invitational’s classic-technique cross-country race. UAA junior Clement Molliet grabbed fourth place in the men’s 7.5-kilometer...

 
Hometown remembers ex-police officer's slain girls

Hometown remembers ex-police officer's slain girls

HARRISON, N.Y. — Community members took a step toward healing Wednesday during a night of thoughts and prayers for the Hochman family. People of all faiths gathered at the town's Veteran's Memorial Building for the interfaith service, which was...

 

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