News archive from 29 September 2015

Orlando City must halt Montreal superstar Didier Drogba

When Didier Drogba stepped off a plane in Montreal, it was clear the off-field value the Ivorian striker brought to the Impact would be significant. While many midseason designated player signings have struggled - Thierry Henry and David Beckham are...

 
No Kim Zolciak tonight on 'DWTS'?

No Kim Zolciak tonight on 'DWTS'?

Kim Zolciak's Dancing career may be on hold. The reality star, who suffered from a "mini-stroke" last week after taking a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to her home in Atlanta, will not appear on Monday night's episode of Dancing with the...

 
Disgraced Navy whistleblower works to clear her name, win back retirement

Disgraced Navy whistleblower works to clear her name, win back retirement

Colleagues warned Sy'needa Penland not to take the job in 2006 that ended up costing her career. The recently formed Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) had a reputation among supply officers for playing fast and loose in the rush of wartime...

 
Iran's President Rouhani wants global role after nuclear deal

Iran's President Rouhani wants global role after nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday praised the recent Iran nuclear deal as a model for solving future international conflicts, including a global confrontation against extremism. The nuclear agreement between world powers and...

 
Obama, Putin open talks on deep differences over Syria

Obama, Putin open talks on deep differences over Syria

With a stony-faced handshake, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday began their first formal meeting in more than two years, a discussion expected to lay bare their deep differences over the chaos in Syria. The...

 
American Girls, coloring books make Toy Hall of Fame's final cut

American Girls, coloring books make Toy Hall of Fame's final cut

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- American Girl dolls, the Battleship game and old-fashioned coloring books were among 12 finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame. The new list, announced Monday afternoon, also includes Jenga, PLAYMOBIL, scooters, the Super...

 
Yahoo moves ahead with Alibaba spinoff

Yahoo moves ahead with Alibaba spinoff

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo will spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba without waiting to hear whether the Internal Revenue Service will allow the transaction to be tax-free. The Internet company's Monday filing noted that it would sell its...

 
MTV extreme sports star killed in Calif. skydiving accident

MTV extreme sports star killed in Calif. skydiving accident

Police say an extreme sports and MTV star who was skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Squaw Valley died when he struck a tree. Placer County Sheriff's Capt. Dennis Walsh says 39-year-old Erik Roner died early Monday during a...

 
Bartlett, Soldotna continue to reign in prep football polls

Bartlett, Soldotna continue to reign in prep football polls

Bartlett High became the first large-school football team to hold the No. 1 ranking three straight weeks and powerhouse Soldotna continued its season-long reign among medium and small schools in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network polls released...

 
MTV extreme sports star killed in Calif. skydiving accident

MTV extreme sports star killed in Calif. skydiving accident

Police say an extreme sports and MTV star who was skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Squaw Valley died when he struck a tree. Placer County Sheriff's Capt. Dennis Walsh says 39-year-old Erik Roner died early Monday during a...

 
Ready your queues: Netflix shares October titles

Ready your queues: Netflix shares October titles

With October around the corner, it's time for Netflix users to say goodbye to a number of titles, and hello to a collection of fresh shows and movies on the streaming service. From the raunchy American Pie and Boogie Nights, to musicals Take Me Out to...

 
Wash. panel suspends Ride the Ducks pending probe

Wash. panel suspends Ride the Ducks pending probe

FullscreenFour people died in a crash between a charter bus and an amphibious tour vehicle in Seattle. KINGFullscreenFour people died in a crash between a charter bus and an amphibious tour vehicle in Seattle. KINGFullscreenFour people died in a...

 
The Orlando Magic's new mantra: 'no more excuses'

The Orlando Magic's new mantra: 'no more excuses'

The Orlando Magic ranked as one of the youngest teams in the NBA over the previous three seasons, and the team's inexperience was so obvious that no one could've ignored it. "We're never saying that ever again," guard Victor Oladipo said....

 
The Orlando Magic's new mantra: 'no more excuses'

The Orlando Magic's new mantra: 'no more excuses'

The Orlando Magic ranked as one of the youngest teams in the NBA over the previous three seasons, and the team's inexperience was so obvious that no one could've ignored it. "We're never saying that ever again," guard Victor Oladipo said....

 
Evan Fournier is receptive to the possibility of a contract extension

Evan Fournier is receptive to the possibility of a contract extension

Evan Fournier's 23rd birthday is a month away, on Oct. 29. "It would be awesome," Fournier said when asked about the situation. "But, to be honest, I don't even think about it because that's not in my power. That's not in my hands....

 

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