News archive from 26 March 2015

Calif. AG seeks court order to stop anti-gay initative

Calif. AG seeks court order to stop anti-gay initative

LOS ANGELES -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court Wednesday for an order allowing her to avoid processing a citizen-proposed anti-gay ballot measure that she calls "utterly reprehensible'' and unconstitutional. Harris...

 
The 16 most important players in the NCAA tournament Sweet 16

The 16 most important players in the NCAA tournament Sweet 16

Every NCAA tournament, a hero arises. There's no Butler without Gordon Hayward, and there's no Davidson without Steph Curry. The most memorable stars often are the ones we never saw coming. Unlike last year's NCAA tournament, the opening weekend has...

Usa Today, 20:44 in Sport
 
Baby hippo splashes around with mom

Baby hippo splashes around with mom

This week the San Diego Zoo welcomed a new addition with the birth of an adorable baby hippopotamus. In a YouTube video published on March 24 the baby and mother hippo splashed around in the water, with mom helping the calf get accustomed to its new...

 
Rite of spring: Arizona sees spike in snake bites

Rite of spring: Arizona sees spike in snake bites

PHOENIX — For 63-year-old Ken Crendall and his wife, this was anything other than their annual camping trip to Arizona after the typically serene escape instead left Crendall among a small-but-growing number of state residents and visitors who've...

 
Rams owner Stan Kroenke is force that won't be stopped

Rams owner Stan Kroenke is force that won't be stopped

PHOENIX – They are the dirty words of the L.A. movement. Going rogue. When the term was mentioned to a handful of NFL owners this week, it prompted a groan here and a grumble there. Missing was the 10-foot pole, but it didn't matter. None of the...

Usa Today, 21:02 in Sport
 
Students take on Delaware to save gray fox

Students take on Delaware to save gray fox

NEWARK, Del. -- Delaware lawmakers who want to allow the hunting of the gray fox have found a vocal opposition group: Students at the school that helped make it the state wildlife animal. The Senate is considering legislation that would let the state...

 
Cissy Houston talks Bobbi Kristina on N.Y. radio

Cissy Houston talks Bobbi Kristina on N.Y. radio

Gospel great Cissy Houston, mother to the late Whitney Houston, grandmother to the imperiled Bobbi Kristina Brown, stopped by a New York radio station Wednesday and spoke for the first time since her granddaughter has been in a coma. She confirmed...

 
Md. Senate clears path for chicken manure compromise

Md. Senate clears path for chicken manure compromise

BALTIMORE -- Legislation restricting phosphorus use on Eastern Shore farms may be on its dying breath after a Senate bill was referred back to committee Wednesday — clearing the way for the larger compromise. After Gov. Larry Hogan and Assembly...

 
Frank Kaminsky's unheralded rise typifies Wisconsin

Frank Kaminsky's unheralded rise typifies Wisconsin

USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken and Scott Gleeson break down the West Region Sweet 16 matchups. LOS ANGELES -- The story of the University of Wisconsin men's basketball program's unlikely and sustained success is best illustrated by a skinny high school...

Usa Today, 21:21 in Sport
 
Wis. trooper was on his first day solo when fatally shot

Wis. trooper was on his first day solo when fatally shot

Wisconsin State Patrol holds press conference for Trevor Casper shooting FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Tuesday was Trevor Casper's first day going solo as a Wisconsin State Trooper. The young man who told his parents he was born to do the job graduated in...

 
Astronaut set to make history for longest stay in space

Astronaut set to make history for longest stay in space

For the next year, astronaut Scott Kelly won't get stuck in traffic. He won't have to do the laundry, and he certainly won't have to worry about the weather. At 3:42 pm ET Friday, Kelly and a Russian crewmate will blast off for new digs in outer...

 
Police: Family in Walmart melee were street performers

Police: Family in Walmart melee were street performers

1 dead, officer shot in Walmart brawl PHOENIX — Before the Gaver family was arrested for its reported involvement in a fatal melee and officer-involved shooting at a Walmart in Arizona, the family performed on the streets of Boise, Idaho, as a...

 
Sen. Sullivan blundered when he signed Cotton's Iran letter

Sen. Sullivan blundered when he signed Cotton's Iran letter

Sen. Dan Sullivan has taken a lot of flak for his signing of Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton’s letter to Iran, and deservedly so. His signature not only contributed to a huge policy blunder, it has hurt the capacity of the U.S. government to...

 
Video shows police beating during traffic stop

Video shows police beating during traffic stop

Floyd Dent was reportedly protecting himself from being beaten and choked when he was arrested in January by Inkster Police. Video of Dent's bloody arrest was aired by WDIV-TV (Channel 4.) DETROIT — Fighting back tears, a Detroit man and longtime auto...

 
Food argument leaves 2 brothers dead, 1 wounded

Food argument leaves 2 brothers dead, 1 wounded

HUDSON, Fla. — An argument over food led a 13-year-old to shoot two of his brothers, leaving a 6-year-old dead and a 16-year-old wounded on Wednesday night. The 13-year-old then killed himself, authorities said. The shooting was reported about 6:19...

 
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