News archive from 30 April 2016

Cespedes returns from bruised thigh, back in Mets' lineup

Cespedes returns from bruised thigh, back in Mets' lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes is back in the New York Mets' lineup after missing five starts with a bruised right thigh. The slugger was set to bat cleanup and play center field Friday night against San Francisco in the opener of a three-game...

Usa Today, 19:01 in Sport
 

Ratings: NFL draft lower, still a big draw for ESPN; comedy block powers CBS

Coverage of the NFL Draft was expected to win Thursday night overall for ESPN, but it seemed to have minimal effect on the broadcast networks. CBS prevailed in most categories behind the rising and dominant "The Big Bang Theory" and good...

 

NBC brings Olympics coverage to Snapchat, with a little help from Buzzfeed

Olympians, get your snaps ready: The NBC Sports Group's Olympics division has partnered with Snapchat to cover the 2016 Rio Olympics with live stories and a new Discover channel.NBC will produce the Olympics Discover channel in conjunction with...

 

Andrew McCarthy is downright creepy in ABC's 'The Family'

NEW YORK — Andrew McCarthy has been recognized in some pretty odd places. He was there when the Berlin Wall came down and was singled out by an East German guard as he tried to take a piece of the wall as a souvenir. "It was chaos and these East...

 
Pop classic 'Baby Baby' gets Tori Kelly reboot

Pop classic 'Baby Baby' gets Tori Kelly reboot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A pop classic from the early '90s, Amy Grant's hit "Baby Baby," is getting a reboot 25 years later thanks to Grammy-nominated singer Tori Kelly. A new version of the song featuring original vocals from Grant and new vocals...

 
NFL draft: Second and third round pick-by-pick analysis

NFL draft: Second and third round pick-by-pick analysis

Welcome to USA TODAY Sports' 2016 NFL draft tracker. Stay here Friday night for pick-by-pick analysis during Rounds 2 and 3: Round 2 32. Cleveland Browns – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State: The Browns kick off the second round by opting for pass...

Usa Today, 19:26 in Sport
 
A high-tech spring is in full bloom: column

A high-tech spring is in full bloom: column

SAN FRANCISCO – I love watching people experience virtual reality for the first time. The cumbersome headsets exaggerate their movements as they scan left to right, and then nod up and down.  And every time they look in another direction and spot...

 
9 reasons why Fiat-Google partnership makes sense

9 reasons why Fiat-Google partnership makes sense

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says repeatedly that automakers must consider partnerships with other automakers and tech giants like Apple and Google. For those paying close attention over past year, reports that Fiat Chrysler...

 

As Oxford limits bathroom access, experts find transgender people hard to count

Oxford City Council’s president has said an ordinance restricting bathroom access according to the sex on a person’s birth certificate isn’t aimed at the sliver of Americans who identify as transgender. Those Americans might make up 0.3 percent of the...

 
HGTV Dream Home up for sale, asking price: $1.5M

HGTV Dream Home up for sale, asking price: $1.5M

Skip AdxEmbed xShare The lucky winner of the HGTV Dream Home giveaway took the cash prize instead of the house. MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — After the winner of HGTV's 2016 Dream Home said no to the luxury property, the cable-TV network put the waterfront...

 
2 San Tan Valley boys attacked by dog

2 San Tan Valley boys attacked by dog

A dog attacked two young boys in San Tan Valley on Thursday morning, fire officials said. The two boys were waiting for their school bus around 8 a.m. near Ocotillo and Kenworthy roads when a Labrador escaped its home and attacked the boys, ages 5 and...

 
Peoria man gets 18 years in prison for 2013 stabbing death

Peoria man gets 18 years in prison for 2013 stabbing death

A Peoria man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for a 2013 stabbing death in Glendale. Officials said Andrew Patrick Aschenbrenner, 23, stabbed a man he believed had assaulted his brother. The fight broke out at Glendale's Sahuaro Ranch Park, and...

 

Driver accused of harassing reporter no longer with Uber

BOSTON — Uber says a driver accused of sexually harassing a reporter in Boston is no longer with the popular ride-hailing car service. The San Francisco-based company said Friday the unnamed driver is "no longer active on the platform." It...

 

For Dunkin’, it’s time to make the deliveries

Local Dunkin’ Donuts customers can have their favorite coffee, doughnuts and other menu items delivered to their homes or offices starting next week — for a fee. Canton-based Dunkin’ is expanding its delivery service test to about 200 metro-Boston...

 

Supporters blast KO of Brockton casino license bid

Supporters slammed state gaming officials’ decision to deny a license for Mass Gaming & Entertainment’s $677 million Brockton casino, calling it a “missed opportunity” for the City of Champions. “At the end of the day this is a missed opportunity...

 

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