News archive from 26 August 2015

Carter's 'fall guy' advice another NFL pratfall

Carter's 'fall guy' advice another NFL pratfall

The NFL is now a full-on guilty pleasure. It's making the Kardashians and pro wrestling look dignified. You can't keep your eyes off the shoulder of the road for a second. You might miss the next version of a Donald Trump stump speech. Take Cris...

 
In Detroit, labor secretary hears pleas to boost minimum wage

In Detroit, labor secretary hears pleas to boost minimum wage

DETROIT — One-by-one, sometimes in tears, Detroit workers on Tuesday opened up to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, telling him how little they earn and why they joined a labor movement — Fight for 15 — that is seeking $15 an hour wages, as well...

 
NFL Junkies podcast: Welcome to the Junkyard

NFL Junkies podcast: Welcome to the Junkyard

In the first episode of the NFL Junkies podcast, USA TODAY Sports' NFL editor Chris D'Amico and football writer Lindsay Jones look at quarterback battles during preseason and who might be getting the starting jobs that were up for grabs. They also...

Usa Today, 19:04 in Sport
 
Armour: USC should sit Steve Sarkisian to sort out personal problems

Armour: USC should sit Steve Sarkisian to sort out personal problems

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian doesn't need to run gassers, do up-downs or withstand any other kind of punishment his players might conjure up. He doesn't need scoldings or some version of double-secret probation. He needs help. More...

Usa Today, 19:04 in Sport
 
Notre Dame Stadium to receive 'significant' upgrades including new video board

Notre Dame Stadium to receive 'significant' upgrades including new video board

Chalk up Notre Dame as the latest institution to announce upgrades to its football stadium. School officials revealed Tuesday that the 85-year-old facility would get a 'significant upgrade' as part of a larger $400 million Construction on Campus...

 
Ashley Madison company sued

Ashley Madison company sued

SAN FRANCISCO — Police in Canada are working closely with representatives of the F.B.I., the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement around the world to crack the Ashley Madison hacking case, which released information about as many...

 
UCF brothers find joy in playing college football together

UCF brothers find joy in playing college football together

During the past two seasons Shaquill Griffin has competed for UCF, he's been part of many exhilarating moments on the football field. But the junior cornerback said he witnessed something last week during preseason camp that, for him, even surpassed a...

 
Worried about gross bacteria in your house? Get rid of pets - and men

Worried about gross bacteria in your house? Get rid of pets - and men

More pets - and men - in your home means you are more likely to have some very yucky bacteria in your house, scientists say in a new study. Bringing a pet into the house means importing the bacteria found in the animals' mouths and excrement,...

 

State police union joins call for review of State Attorney Jeff Ashton's use of cheating website

In a letter sent to the governor on Tuesday, the president of the statewide police union joined the call for an investigation into the Orange-Osceola State Attorney days after he admitted to frequenting the cheating website Ashley Madison. The request...

 
Blue Bell names Dutch Chocolate second flavor to be released

Blue Bell names Dutch Chocolate second flavor to be released

Blue Bell has released the name of the second flavor to be released when the ice cream is back on store shelves: Dutch Chocolate. On Monday, the company said that Homemade Vanilla was also going to be released. Blue Bell ice cream goes back on sale...

 
What would Susan B. Anthony tweet today?

What would Susan B. Anthony tweet today?

Imagine Susan B. Anthony with smartphone in hand as she went to cast her ballot on Nov. 5, 1872. "Voted in #ROC. I'm a citizen but they say I'm a criminal. Will I live to see #universalsuffrage? #failureisimpossible" Even without Twitter,...

 
Fish living in hole in pavement reel in new home

Fish living in hole in pavement reel in new home

DETROIT — A bucketload of fish living, literally, on a street in Detroit got scooped up Tuesday and trucked across the city to a backyard bathtub. A hole in the pavement had made for a little ecosystem on Hull Street on the city's east side, where the...

 
Football, family help Tony McCoy beat cancer

Football, family help Tony McCoy beat cancer

As Tony McCoy recounts the day, tears well up in his eyes. Youngest son, Isaiah, basically told his father, "You can't die on me, dad. I deserve more than this." From that moment, it was simple. The former Florida Gator and NFL defensive...

 

Trump has Univision anchor removed from news conference

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had an extended argument with the news anchor from a Hispanic television network, after he initially had the anchor escorted from a news conference. Trump had a member of his security detail remove Jorge...

 
Upstate groups want to secede from New York

Upstate groups want to secede from New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — More than a dozen groups in support of gun rights and hydraulic fracturing are organizing a rally Sunday to build support for turning upstate New York into a separate state. At the crux of their current frustrations is Democratic Gov....

 

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