Indiana hires Dayton's Archie Miller to replace Tom Crean

Have fun in Bloomington. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Indiana announced Saturday that it is hiring Dayton’s Archie Miller as its next men’s basketball coach. A new era of Indiana Basketball begins now. Welcome @Archie_Miller!!! #iubb ⚪️ “While there was great interest in this position, Archie Miller was on my short list from the very beginning,” Indiana Athletic Director Fred Glass said in a statement. “The more I learned about him, the more convinced I became that he is the coach we need to meet our high expectations for many years to come.” The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who was first to report


Imam 'recites anti-Semitic verse' at Montreal mosque

A Jordanian imam has prompted outrage by quoting an anti-Semitic verse that calls for Jewish people to be killed during a sermon at a Montreal mosque, a report said Thursday. The cleric, Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr, is believed to have been invited as a guest to the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque in the Canadian city’s Saint-Michel neighborhood in December, CBC reported. A Jewish advocacy group lodged a police complaint Monday against the imam, who quoted a verse stating: ‘O Muslim, O servant of Allah, O Muslim, O servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him,’ according


Public memorial service to honor Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds

LOS ANGELES — Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher nearly three months after their deaths. The ceremony honoring the lives of the mother-daughter duo will be held at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, the storied cemetery that is their final resting place. People will be granted attendance at the event on a first-come, first-served basis, and it will be live-streamed on www.debbiereynolds.com beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific. The ceremony is slated to feature music by James Blunt and “Star Wars” composer John Williams, and display Hollywood memorabilia that Reynolds


How Bernie Wrightson uncovered the soul of the monster in his work

Ghouls, headless horsemen, werewolves and monsters in all stages of reanimation recently lost a key patron. On March 19, Liz Wrightson confirmed that her husband, Bernie, beloved artist and creator of many things that go bump in the night, had died at 68 after a long battle with brain cancer. “Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson.” (Bernie Wrightson / Publisher: Dark Horse Books / Co) As a statement on the artist’s website thanked fans and friends “for all the years of love and support,” comics and horror aficionados around the globe mourned the loss of their maestro. “R.I.P. to the great Bernie


Walleye action comes alive in Potholes Reservoir as water temperature warms up

By Seattle Times staff reporter Here is the latest fishing report from Annie Meseberg at Mar Don Resort on Potholes Reservoir: The Sand Hill Crane Festival is this weekend (March 24-26).  Many exciting activities are scheduled, please visit their website for event information. Details:  www.sandhillcranefestival.org. Just by taking a drive around the Royal Slope Area you can see Sand Hill Cranes and many other species of wildlife.  Spring is alive and well in Central Washington. Walleye fishing has begun in the Lind Coulee arm of Potholes Reservoir.  Surface water temperature is in the upper Lind Coulee are 48 degrees. Most


Lady Gaga says her rise to fame was a 'painful' experience

After becoming an overnight star in 2009 from her hit Just Dance, Lady Gaga said adjusting to her new fame was so lonely it was ‘painful’. The 30-year-old talent opened up about her bumpy rise to stardom in a new interview with The Mirror out Friday.  In the interview, the six-time Grammy winner called that time of her life one of the most ‘painful’ emotional experiences while also admitting she doesn’t think she’ll ‘ever be comfortable with fame.’ ‘Your whole life changes’: Although Lady Gaga is an international superstar, her early days of fame were plagued with anxiety and loneliness, which she


London attacker made multiple trips to Saudi Arabia

The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia, teaching English there twice on a work visa and returning on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage. More details about attacker Khalid Masood‘s travels, confirmed by the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Britain, emerged Saturday amid a massive British police effort to discover how a homegrown ex-con with a violent streak became radicalized and why he launched a deadly attack Wednesday on Westminster Bridge. The embassy said he taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November


Indiana hires Archie Miller as new coach

Indiana has hired Archie Miller as its new coach. The move comes less than 24 hours after UCLA coach Steve Alford said he wouldn’t take the job and nine days after Tom Crean was fired after nine seasons. Miller has spent the last six seasons as the coach at Dayton. He led the Flyers to a 139-63 record, the last two Atlantic 10 regular-season titles and NCAA Tournament appearances each of the past four seasons. Before going to Dayton, he was an assistant at Arizona, Ohio State, North Carolina State and Western Kentucky. The school says it plans to introduce