News archive from 31 May 2016

Car hit by another vehicle strikes 2 pedestrians, killing 1

OXFORD, Mass. — Authorities say a car that was struck by another vehicle in Oxford hit two pedestrians on a sidewalk, killing one of them and leaving the other in critical condition. A preliminary police investigation shows the operator of a Lexus...

 
4 dead in Memorial Day weekend shootings in Chicago

4 dead in Memorial Day weekend shootings in Chicago

At least four people were left dead and dozens wounded following gun violence over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago. So far, thirteen people were hurt as of early Monday. One person was killed and 24 wounded Saturday night through Sunday morning and...

 
Graveman ends long skid in A's 3-2 win over Twins

Graveman ends long skid in A's 3-2 win over Twins

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp homered leading off the game, Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Monday. Jed Lowrie added two hits and scored the game-winning run...

Usa Today, 19:04 in Sport
 
Penguins' Letang says he is playing in Game 1 of Cup Final

Penguins' Letang says he is playing in Game 1 of Cup Final

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins defenseman Kris Letang says he is good to go for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against San Jose despite not skating the past two days. Letang brushed off any concern about the injury, while center Nick Bonino also gave the...

Usa Today, 19:16 in Sport
 

Nigeria: Military launch offensive in oil-producing south

WARRI, Nigeria — Witnesses and the military say Nigerian security forces have killed and injured an unknown number of people in the oil-producing south where militant attacks have halved petroleum production. The military said it attacked speedboats...

 

LA war memorial covered up after graffiti vandalism

LOS ANGELES –  A pair of Marines on leave from their base in California's high desert answered the Memorial Day call on Monday, bringing dozens of American flags to try to dress up a vandalized Vietnam War memorial until it can be repaired. The wall,...

Fox News, 19:19 in Crime
 

Physicist Stephen Hawking baffled by Donald Trump's rise

LONDON –  Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking may have a good grasp of the workings of the universe, but he says he can't understand Donald Trump's popularity. Hawking tells ITV's Good Morning Britain show Tuesday that he has no explanation for the...

 

Indians manager Francona gets 1st ejection of season

TOP VIDEOS Court Report: Players wait out rain at French Open2:26Dion Jordan: When football is secondary to discovering yourself3:32Joe Silva's shoes: What is next for Cody Garbrandt and other winners?1:25Military dad surprises kids by posing as an...

Usa Today, 19:35 in Sport
 
White Sox don't blow late lead _ but still lose

White Sox don't blow late lead _ but still lose

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago White Sox did not blow another late lead. They never were ahead of the New York Mets. Matt Harvey combined with two relievers on a two-hitter, Neil Walker homered off Jose Quintana in the seventh inning and the Mets beat...

Usa Today, 19:35 in Sport
 
Houston Astros crush Arizona Diamondbacks

Houston Astros crush Arizona Diamondbacks

Collin McHugh struck out eight in his first career complete game, Jason Castro had three RBIs and the Houston Astros continued their recent surge with an 8-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. The Astros jumped on Edwin Escobar (0-1) in his...

AZCentral, 19:36 in Sport
 
Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw resigns in wake of scandal

Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw resigns in wake of scandal

Ian McCaw, who arrived at Baylor in the wake of the biggest athletic scandal in school history, is leaving in the wake of another. Baylor announced Monday evening that McCaw has said he is resigning his position of Vice President and Director of...

Usa Today, 19:52 in Sport
 
Science offers 'future' out of Harambe's remains

Science offers 'future' out of Harambe's remains

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInRemembering Harambe the gorilla FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Flowers and other items were left Monday at the Gorilla World exhibit for Harambe, the gorilla shot and killed Saturday after...

 

Baylor AD McCaw resigns in wake of sexual assault scandal

TOP VIDEOS Court Report: Players wait out rain at French Open2:26Dion Jordan: When football is secondary to discovering yourself3:32Joe Silva's shoes: What is next for Cody Garbrandt and other winners?1:25Military dad surprises kids by posing as an...

Usa Today, 20:02 in Sport
 
Jesse Thielke goes from troubled kid to Olympic wrestler

Jesse Thielke goes from troubled kid to Olympic wrestler

Jesse Thielke was an out-of-control kid in grade school, angry at everything, focused on nothing, headed nowhere fast. "I was just a troubled kid, you know?" he says. "Parents had a nasty divorce. Got in a lot of trouble at school, a...

Usa Today, 20:02 in Sport
 
The Latest: Murray, Jones leads their teams onto ice

The Latest: Murray, Jones leads their teams onto ice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins (all times local): 7:50 p.m. EDT Goaltenders Matt Murray of Pittsburgh and Martin Jones of San Jose led their teams onto the ice at...

Usa Today, 20:11 in Sport
 

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