May 6, 2015 |
Dannielynn at the races She was 5 months old when her mother, Anna Nicole Smith , died. Now, 8, Dannielynn is a well-adjusted girl, says her father, Larry Birkhead . "She is . . . getting super-tall and just has become this funny, intelligent, beautiful girl," Birkhead tells USA Today. The duo were at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. "It is our one big dad-daughter date of the year," he says. USA: Conspiracy nation A 60 Minutes /Vanity Fair poll found that only 30 percent of Americans believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of John F. Kennedy ; 15 percent say the CIA was behind it; 13 percent say it was the Mafia; and 5 percent that it was JFK's veep, Lyndon B. Johnson . Whoa!
April 1, 2015 |
Bieber: I'm mature now It always goes back to Mom. Justin Bieber is rehabilitating his spoiled-brat image, starting with an effort to forge a better relationship with Pattie Mallette , 39, the woman who, as a single mother, raised him, cared for him, gave him so much. "We lost our relationship for a while," the Bieb tells USA Today. "She couldn't really tell me anything. She would try, but I wasn't listening to anybody, and that sort of sucked. " The Bieb, who was recently roasted by a cadre of comics eager to skewer him, has had several run-ins with the law, including a dangerous-driving charge.
February 20, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cole Hamels, the longest-tenured Phillies starting pitcher since Steve Carlton, told USA Today on Wednesday that he hopes to be traded. "I just want to win. That's all. That's all any competitor wants," Hamels told the newspaper a day before the team's first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers. "And I know it's not going to happen here. " Hamels, who debuted with the Phillies in 2006 and guided them to their first World Series triumph in 28 years in 2008, said he wants "to be in the playoffs every year.
February 20, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cole Hamels didn't come out and demand a trade - it's pretty difficult for him to do so only 2 1/2 years since signing a 6-year, $144 million extension with the Phillies. But in his first comments of the spring, in an interview with USA Today published Wednesday , Hamels made it clear he'd rather he pitching for a team other than the Phillies in 2015. "I just want to win," Hamels told USA Today . "That's all. That's all any competitor wants.
August 15, 2014 |
IVORY DEWITT had a special interest in the needs of urban young men. As a leader of Project Alpha, Ivory helped to educate young men on the responsibilities of fatherhood, relationships with others and their connection with the greater community. "It was an effort to motivate young men to make decisions about their goals and values," his family wrote in a tribute. Ivory felt a strong responsibility to help others. At Thanksgiving, he was distributing food baskets to the needy.
December 23, 2013 |
A little more than a month since the completion of her second tour of duty in Afghanistan, former Eagles cheerleader Rachel Washburn will be honored as a "Hometown Hero" at Sunday night's game against Chicago. The 25-year-old intelligence officer is a first lieutenant in the Army. She was an Eagles cheerleader from 2007 to 2009 while she was enrolled in Drexel's Army ROTC program. "Initially, it was kind of a novelty to people I met if they ever found out," Washburn told USA Today.
June 7, 2013 |
Michael Jackson 's daughter, Paris , 15, was rushed to a hospital Wednesday from the family house in Calabasas, Calif., after cutting her wrists in an apparent suicide attempt. It followed a series of bizarre tweets. In the latest, she wrote, "yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they're here to stay. " Paris' mom, Debbie Rowe , told Entertainment Tonight Paris has had "a lot going on. " That may include pressure to testify in her family's suit against Michael's concert promoter, AEG. A lawyer for matriarch Katherine Jackson told USA Today, "Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate . . . attention.
May 11, 2013
Sam Hinkie just completed his eighth full season with the Rockets. He has been the executive vice president of basketball operations since 2010. He was hired in Houston as the youngest vice president in the NBA in 2007. Before that, he spent two seasons as special assistant to the Rockets general manager. He is seen as an expert in analytics, the day-to-day management of basketball operations, the salary cap, and scouting college and other pro players. Before joining the Rockets, Hinkie advised two NFL teams on draft strategies and using statistical analysis to improve decision making.
April 27, 2013
USA Today reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg exercised stock options for a gain of nearly $2.3 billion in 2012, based on material in a late Friday proxy filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The proxy filing said COO Sheryl Sandberg received vested shares valued at more than $821 million, and a restricted stock grant valued at $25.6 million, USA Today reported. Citing the filing, Bloomberg News reported that Sandberg received $26.2 million in total compensation last year, making her the highest paid executive at Facebook.
April 22, 2013 |
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Critics dubbed USA Today "McPaper" when it debuted in 1982, and they accused its founder, Al Neuharth, of dumbing down American journalism with its easy-to-read articles and bright graphics. Mr. Neuharth had the last laugh when USA Today became the nation's most-circulated newspaper in the late 1990s. The hard-charging founder of USA Today, 89, died Friday in Cocoa Beach. The news was announced by USA Today and the Newseum in Washington, which he also founded.