News archive from 26 October 2015

Big profits could cost GM, Ford in UAW talks

Big profits could cost GM, Ford in UAW talks

General Motors and Ford Motors may be enjoying boom times for the auto industry, but it's likely to cost them in driving a new contract with the United Auto Workers union. Ford is expected to report that earnings per share have nearly doubled when it...

 
Kerry Washington: 'Scandal' deals in truth, nuance

Kerry Washington: 'Scandal' deals in truth, nuance

HOLLYWOOD — Kerry Washington rolls up in jeans and flats. They're designer flats, but this is off-duty mom mode, at least until the Scandal star emerges from her trailer a bit later in a chic patterned crop top, high-waisted skirt, glittery heels and...

 
4 steps for getting the best financial aid

4 steps for getting the best financial aid

We have all heard it in the news. Most of us have even heard it from our friends and family: Student loan debt is taking a serious toll on those who choose to pursue higher education. In order to curb some of these intimidating costs, it's a good idea...

 
How risky loans sank, wounded shopping malls

How risky loans sank, wounded shopping malls

DETROIT — Once major shopping meccas for metro Michigan residents, Northland Center and Eastland Center malls — one dead, the other struggling — fell victim to the same kind of financing that triggered the Great Recession. The malls had...

 
Joey Logano sizzles with sweep of Chase's second round

Joey Logano sizzles with sweep of Chase's second round

TALLADEGA, Ala. — After an unusual and controversial victory Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, Joey Logano drove through a shower of cans and bottles to get to victory lane. None of which bothered NASCAR’s latest villain, perceived or otherwise. “I...

Usa Today, 21:17 in Sport
 
Talladega's controversial finish leaves drivers eliminated and outraged

Talladega's controversial finish leaves drivers eliminated and outraged

TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Chase for the Sprint Cup is over for Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Junior is the only member of the group who left Talladega Superspeedway in a pleasant mood. Kenseth and Hamlin both said...

Usa Today, 21:17 in Sport
 
As Microsoft opens new New York flagship, focus is on its products

As Microsoft opens new New York flagship, focus is on its products

NEW YORK—When you first walk through the large glass doors and into Microsoft's Fifth Avenue flagship store, which officially opens on Monday, you are immediately inundated with Microsoft products. Directly in front is Surface, the company's line of...

 
The Harrisons: Ryan Mallett misses his flight and misses out on a trophy

The Harrisons: Ryan Mallett misses his flight and misses out on a trophy

In honor of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison's bold stance, our weekly award for NFL players and coaches who didn't even deserve a participation trophy in Week 7. ANTHONY CASTONZO The Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman signed a...

Usa Today, 21:35 in Sport
 
Reports:Canadian whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks

Reports:Canadian whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Canadian authorities say there have been multiple fatalities after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre confirmed that the vessel made a mayday call...

 
50 things we learned in Week 7 of the NFL season

50 things we learned in Week 7 of the NFL season

In honor of Super Bowl 50, here are 50 things we learned in Week 7: 1. All things considered, we were pleased with experience watching Bills-Jaguars livestream on Yahoo! Added bonus: Didn’t have to watch the boring network pre-game shows. 2. But we...

Usa Today, 22:03 in Sport
 
Phone apps for a safer Halloween

Phone apps for a safer Halloween

Imagine not knowing where your child is or who they are with. On any day, this is unsettling. But what about on Halloween? A day when children approach strangers’ homes to get free candy can be scarier than all the costumes and haunted houses put...

 
Gluck: Talladega's controversial finish sullies Chase

Gluck: Talladega's controversial finish sullies Chase

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- In NASCAR, there are great races and bad races and every kind of race in between. And then there was Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, which was simply a colossal embarrassment. What was billed as possibly the most exciting...

Usa Today, 22:53 in Sport
 
New Orleans police officer shot

New Orleans police officer shot

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Police were searching for a suspect who shot an off-duty officer Sunday night. The officer, who was not identified, was in stable condition after being shot in the neck in the Desire neighborhood, police said.​ The NOPD...

 
Alaska Marijuana Board should regulate businesses that permit adult use

Alaska Marijuana Board should regulate businesses that permit adult use

The Marijuana Control Board is in the final stages of crafting regulations that will guide Alaska’s forthcoming legal marijuana industry. Proponents of Ballot Measure 2 believe the vast majority of rules proposed so far realize both its spirit and...

 
One solution to Alaska's fiscal challenges: Volunteer for free tax preparation

One solution to Alaska's fiscal challenges: Volunteer for free tax preparation

The future of Alaska’s economy is a hot news topic each week with ongoing updates about the fiscal challenges our state faces. Want the good news? Each one of us can have an impact on Alaska’s future, in our communities and in the lives of fellow...

 
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