News archive from 27 October 2015

Twitter earnings put spotlight on Jack Dorsey

Twitter earnings put spotlight on Jack Dorsey

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings after the close of trading Tuesday. Here's what to watch: EARNINGS FORECAST: Analysts expect Twitter TWTR to report adjusted earnings a share of 5 cents. Twitter reported adjusted...

 
Over the hill? Eight NHL veterans proving age is just a number

Over the hill? Eight NHL veterans proving age is just a number

Don’t trust anyone over 30 unless you are trying to win in the NHL this season. Old guys are in vogue for a handful of teams playing better than expected in the first month of the season. This is an era when general managers are looking for younger,...

Usa Today, 20:08 in Sport
 
Blog notes: Mantha, UAA, Currier and Richard, plus Euro updates

Blog notes: Mantha, UAA, Currier and Richard, plus Euro updates

First up, note that UAA sophomore goaltender Olivier Mantha on Monday was named the WCHA's Defensive Player of the Week for his strong work in a tie and win at Alabama-Huntsville over the weekend. Mantha stopped 72 of 77 shots -- 35 saves in Friday's...

 
Sen. Bernie Sanders rejects sexism allegation

Sen. Bernie Sanders rejects sexism allegation

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders says he wasn’t being sexist toward rival Hillary Clinton when he said during the Oct. 13 Democratic presidential debate that “all the shouting in the world” won’t end gun violence. The Vermont independent said on...

 
Advice for working retiree on Social Security, Medicare Part B

Advice for working retiree on Social Security, Medicare Part B

Q: I am in a bit of a pickle and need your opinion. Here’s my situation. My wife is 20 years younger than me and doesn’t work, and we have no children. I am currently working and earning a decent living, enough for me to worry — I think — about having...

 
Mets manager Terry Collins, a baseball lifer, gets shot at World Series

Mets manager Terry Collins, a baseball lifer, gets shot at World Series

USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale breaks down the 2015 World Series. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Terry Collins’ cell phone buzzes with hundreds of text messages and telephone calls. It’s Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax calling one day, pitching great Don Newcombe...

Usa Today, 20:32 in Sport
 
Cosby accuser sues ex-DA alleging he defamed her

Cosby accuser sues ex-DA alleging he defamed her

A Bill Cosby accuser who failed to persuade a Pennsylvania prosecutor to charge Cosby with rape 10 years ago now is suing the ex-DA for defamation — a week before his closely contested election to get his old job back. Cosby himself is battling a...

 
Torii Hunter retires after 19-year MLB career

Torii Hunter retires after 19-year MLB career

Torii Hunter, a five-time All-Star, announced his retirement after 19 major league seasons. Hunter broke in the majors as a center fielder in 1997 with the Minnesota, Twins, where he spent 12 of his 19 seasons. He ended his career where it began. “I’m...

Usa Today, 20:59 in Sport
 

Tuesday's forecast: Soggy in the South

The South will stay soggy Tuesday while snow and rain chill the northern Rockies and Plains. Most of the rest of the country will be clear and dry. South: Muggy, rainy conditions are likely for the southeastern portion of the country on Tuesday. The...

 
NBA coaches get help maintaining sartorial style

NBA coaches get help maintaining sartorial style

When NBA coaches congregated in Chicago in September for their annual meetings, league topics were not the only items on the agenda. Coaches also met with a master tailor from Joseph Abboud and picked fabric from a range of styles to create 10 custom...

Usa Today, 22:03 in Sport
 
Marines: Faulty filter cover, pilot error caused crash

Marines: Faulty filter cover, pilot error caused crash

Two Marine pilots killed in a January helicopter crash in California were just a few hundred yards from their destination when the transmission of their aircraft seized, stopping its main rotor and causing it to plummet, according to a lengthy...

 
Report: More Alaska teens using e-cigs than cigarettes

Report: More Alaska teens using e-cigs than cigarettes

More of Alaska's high schoolers reported using electronic cigarettes in 2015 than traditional cigarettes, according to results from the Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Valerie Davidson, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social...

 
Deputy on leave after video from classroom surfaces

Deputy on leave after video from classroom surfaces

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Richland County school resource officer has been placed on administrative duty following an incident at Spring Valley High School that was captured on video and circulated on social media sites. The video purports to show the...

 
Marijuana board proposal unfair to businesses in Alaska's unorganized borough

Marijuana board proposal unfair to businesses in Alaska's unorganized borough

On Oct. 16, I took the opportunity to give testimony before the Marijuana Control Board concerning the proposed marijuana regulations. I wanted to make clear my opposition to 3AAC306.030 -- Petition for License in Area With No Local Government. That...

 
Alaska, feds wrong to let Exxon skate on $100 million oil spill reopener

Alaska, feds wrong to let Exxon skate on $100 million oil spill reopener

I am very disappointed with the governments' decision to drop the Exxon Valdez re-opener case. The amount of lingering oil contaminating the intertidal shorelines of the areas hardest hit in Prince William Sound and the southern Kenai Peninsula in...

 
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