News archive from 27 April 2015

Chris Paul pushes Clippers past Spurs to even series

Chris Paul pushes Clippers past Spurs to even series

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday to even their first-round series at two games apiece. J.J. Redick...

Usa Today, 19:14 in Sport
 
Bell: For Jameis Winston, perception matters at NFL level

Bell: For Jameis Winston, perception matters at NFL level

Russ Lande breaks down the best (and worst) fits for Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota in the NFL. Jameis Winston isn't the first and won't be the last high-profile player to be hyper-scrutinized on the road to the NFL draft. This comes with the...

Usa Today, 19:24 in Sport
 
Wolff: For goodness sake, bring back Brian Williams

Wolff: For goodness sake, bring back Brian Williams

The controversy engulfing NBC anchor Brian Williams, which has resulted in his suspension, investigative articles in Vanity Fair and New Yorkmagazine, management upheaval at NBC News and the loss of first place status for its evening news show, is a...

 
Katmandu earthquake was 'nightmare' experts long saw coming

Katmandu earthquake was 'nightmare' experts long saw coming

The magnitude-7.8 earthquake — and aftershocks — that have devastated Katmandu and other parts of Nepal is something that experts have long seen coming. Katmandu sits on one of the most seismically active areas of the world. Compounding the problem...

 
Worried Iowa farmers brace for bird flu impact

Worried Iowa farmers brace for bird flu impact

HARRIS, Iowa — The brightly colored T-shirts workers wear as they leave Sunrise Farms in northwest Iowa belie the grim work going on at the security-guarded facility. The massive operation, where the nation's largest avian influenza outbreak was...

 
Chris Paul takes over for Clippers in crucial win vs. Spurs

Chris Paul takes over for Clippers in crucial win vs. Spurs

USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick breaks down Game 4 in San Antonio, where Chris Paul and the Clippers tied the series 2-2. SAN ANTONIO — As coaching problems go, the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers knows this is a good one to have. His point guard — or as...

Usa Today, 21:24 in Sport
 
Wizards demolish Raptors in Game 4 to finish sweep

Wizards demolish Raptors in Game 4 to finish sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Paul Pierce headed to the sideline with the Wizards leading the Raptors by 23 points in the third quarter, making Game 4 — and the series — all but over, he saw a standing ovation and waved, requesting more noise. With Pierce...

Usa Today, 21:46 in Sport
 
Who owns this land? The answer wasn't clear

Who owns this land? The answer wasn't clear

MILLSBORO, Del. — Nestled between half million-dollar homes and pristine ponds is 15 acres of woodland in Millsboro that has been the center of a four-year legal battle over who owns the land — the family who inherited it or the outdoorsman who hunted...

 
U.S. chairmanship of Arctic Council presents challenges

U.S. chairmanship of Arctic Council presents challenges

On April 24, the United States assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, arguably the most important intergovernmental forum among Arctic states. For the past two years, Canada has been the organization’s chair, and has focused on economic...

 
High heels, tuxes and corsages: It's a community affair at Bethel prom

High heels, tuxes and corsages: It's a community affair at Bethel prom

BETHEL -- The disc jockey was the outstanding senior boy in 1983 and his father helped build KYUK public radio station. Every couple promenaded down a lighted path lined with dozens of parents, siblings and other community members. Bethel Covenant...

 
Hathaway bravely flies solo in 'Grounded'

Hathaway bravely flies solo in 'Grounded'

NEW YORK — The sole character onstage in George Brant's Grounded is vehemently opposed to drone warfare —- but not for the reasons you might expect. The Pilot, as she is simply identified, works for the Air Force, and lives to fly. The sky, or...

 
Celebs: Gwyneth Paltrow's food fight, SJPs new show

Celebs: Gwyneth Paltrow's food fight, SJPs new show

USA TODAY's Donna Freydkin digs through the latest celebrity news, giving thumbs-up or eye rolls to those who earned them. Think high school yearbook superlatives — if Gwyneth Paltrow and Dennis Quaid were classmates. Most stunning makeover...

 
Guard injured in FedEx shooting heads home

Guard injured in FedEx shooting heads home

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Nearly one year after being shot while on duty as a security guard at a Kennesaw FedEx Ground facility, Christopher Sparkman is back home. On April 29, 2014, Sparkman, 29, was shot at point-blank range in the abdomen when Geddy...

 
In dealing Josh Hamilton, Angels will close an odd, expensive chapter

In dealing Josh Hamilton, Angels will close an odd, expensive chapter

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Before they head north to play two series against the San Francisco Bay Area teams this week, the Los Angeles Angels will have today off, providing them a chance to reflect on the events of the last few days – and perhaps even catch...

Usa Today, 23:16 in Sport
 
Ask the Captain: How flight simulators enhance safety

Ask the Captain: How flight simulators enhance safety

Question: Are flight simulators really a reliable indicator of how a pilot will perform under a real in-flight emergency? -- Submitted by reader Bob, Tampa A: Generally, yes. Simulators have proven to be very good training tools. They produce stress...

Usa Today, 23:29 in Travel
 
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