News archive from 29 October 2015

Armour: U.S. gymnast Simone Biles does things no other athlete can

Armour: U.S. gymnast Simone Biles does things no other athlete can

GLASGOW, Scotland — Serena Williams, LeBron James and Jordan Spieth have nothing on Simone Biles. As otherworldly as those three have been in dominating their sports, the pint-sized gymnastics powerhouse has been there and done them all one better....

Usa Today, 20:05 in Sport
 

Thursday's forecast: Stormy Northeast, West

The national weather forecast for Thursday, October 29, 2015 calls for rain and snow in the Rockies, and showers in the Southwest as well as the Great Lakes and New England areas A pair of storms will cause weather problems across the Northeast and...

 
Police ask drug dealers to snitch on each other

Police ask drug dealers to snitch on each other

Elsmere police is trying a new approach to making drug arrests — asking dealers to dime out their competition. 10/28/15 WILMINGTON, Del. — Police in Elsmere are asking drug dealers to rat out competitors who are cutting into their sales. That may...

 
One year later, cause of Antares rocket blast unclear

One year later, cause of Antares rocket blast unclear

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- One year after an unmanned commercial rocket and its payload exploded at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility with a force equivalent to 200 tons of TNT, much has changed. Workers completed $15 million in repairs to the launchpad by...

 
Review: Fine cast does justice to 'Other Desert Cities' at Cyrano's

Review: Fine cast does justice to 'Other Desert Cities' at Cyrano's

"I honestly could not have asked for a better band of actors," writes Shelly Wozniak in her director's notes for Cyrano's production of "Other Desert Cities." True enough, the performers are as polished an ensemble as any I've seen...

 

Rapper Action Bronson has emergency surgery in days following Alaska gig

New York rapper Action Bronson said on Instagram Tuesday night that he found himself in an Alaska hospital just days after playing a show at Anchorage's Egan Center. "Well this Alaska trip turned into me having emergency surgery," Bronson...

 
Siri adds voice to Apple TV but where's the 4K?

Siri adds voice to Apple TV but where's the 4K?

NEW YORK—“Find 2001 A Space Odyssey.” “Find the worst movies of 1993.” “Find the episode of Seinfeld with Anna Gunn.” I’m testing Siri on the new Apple TV that arrives this week at a starting price of $149, the first major revamp since March 2012 of...

 
Walker aims to convert Alaska Permanent Fund to endowment to help fix deficit

Walker aims to convert Alaska Permanent Fund to endowment to help fix deficit

JUNEAU -- A new plan from Gov. Bill Walker’s administration to broadly restructure Alaska’s finances would convert the Permanent Fund into an endowment that absorbs oil income and generates billions of dollars in annual revenue for the state’s...

 
Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio clash over missed votes

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio clash over missed votes

Florida's Sun Sentinel primed the Wednesday's debate by calling on Sen. Marco Rubio to resign for missing so many votes in Washington. Rubio came out swinging against the paper in the debate, calling it evidence of bias in the media. But he didn't...

 
Cruz offers to be nation's designated driver in opening answer

Cruz offers to be nation's designated driver in opening answer

Need an Uber driver? Wingman? Designated driver? Call Ted Cruz, apparently. In the debate's opening question, candidates were asked their biggest weakness. Cruz, a Texas senator, said you may not want to have a beer with him, but he'll be the man to...

 
Ted Cruz blasts media during the debate

Ted Cruz blasts media during the debate

Ted Cruz, when asked about raising the debt ceiling, took a hard stand against the CNBC moderators. He said the tone of the debate had been too ugly, as opposed to the "fawning questions" to Democrats. The Texas senator recounted some of the...

 
Report: Drug giants Pfizer, Allergan weighing merger

Report: Drug giants Pfizer, Allergan weighing merger

In what could become another huge consolidation that could rock the health-care industry, drugmakers Pfizer and Allergan are considering a merger, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. Pfizer approached Allergan about a deal, but the talks are...

 
Jeb Bush willing to sell kisses for tax cuts

Jeb Bush willing to sell kisses for tax cuts

Jeb Bush responded to questions about tax increases with a pledge to any Democrat in Congress. "Find me a Democrat that will cut $10 and I'll give them a warm kiss," the former Florida governor said during Wednesday's GOP presidential debate...

 
Lawsuit: Aretha Franklin owes M-O-N-E-Y to condo group

Lawsuit: Aretha Franklin owes M-O-N-E-Y to condo group

DETROIT — The Queen of Soul  known for wanting R-E-S-P-E-C-T  is being sued for M-O-N-E-Y — again. Aretha Franklin, who has landed in court numerous times over unpaid bills, is being sued over homeowner fees at a condominium in Bloomfield Township....

 
Report: Nationals to name Bud Black manager

Report: Nationals to name Bud Black manager

Bud Black will be named the manager of the Washington Nationals, the Washington Post reported. Dusty Baker had two interviews with the Nationals for the chance to succeed Matt Williams, who was fired the day after the regular season ended after a...

Usa Today, 22:08 in Sport
 
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