Bomb kills five, injures 16 close to Baghdad cafe

BAGHDAD – A bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded Sunday near a popular cafe in a largely Sunni district of Baghdad killing five people, Iraqi police said. The blast in Baghdad’s Azamiyah district also injured 16 civilians, an officer at the al-Risafa police station said. Officials at two hospitals that […]

Thursday’s loss places odds against USF

USF had a chance to get out in front in the Big East title race, playing in front of a packed Raymond James Stadium and a national audience. It was then-No. 8 Cincinnati that rose to the occasion, though, leaving the Bulls in familiar territory with another Thursday night defeat. […]

Brazil vows safe Olympics after 14 killed in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO – At least 2,000 police officers patrolled this coastal city Sunday and Brazilian officials pledged to host a violence-free 2016 Olympics despite bloody drug gang shootouts that left 14 people dead. An hourslong firefight between rival gangs Saturday in one of the city’s slums killed at least […]

USF draws third largest crowd in loss

Raymond James Stadium didn’t sell out like some of the USF players and coaches hoped it would, but the USF-Cincinnati game Thursday was still one of the largest home crowds in the program’s 13-year history. The announced crowd of 63,976 was the third-largest and largest since 2007. USF’s Friday ESPN […]

No. 12 USF showcases offense with win over ‘Cuse

For the USF men’s soccer team, there are only so many touches to go around. That’s why coach George Kiefer’s main message in practice this year has been to get as many people involved in the offense as possible. It worked Saturday night, as the No. 12 Bulls (9-2-2, 4-2-2) […]

USF police arrest male who entered student’s residence

A male was arrested for “unlawfully entering” a residence hall wearing only boxer shorts and touching a victim while she slept in her room Friday, said University Police (UP) spokeswoman Lt. Meg Ross. Daniel C. Boliek, who is not a USF student, entered Beta Hall in his boxer shorts before […]

The evolution of the vampire

They come in all forms and shapes. Whether as a bat, a rat or a wolf, vampires have often taken the form of creatures to convey their contemptible nature. Vampire characters in books, movies and television have enjoyed numerous transformations over time, spanning societies and generations, but they eventually took […]

Navy should allow women on submarines

Depending on the Navy’s decision, women may be allowed to serve on submarines. The integration, which officials say could happen by 2011, is backed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen. This change would be a welcomed move toward […]

Over 80 gameday arrests, ejections

There were a of total of 86 incidents – 44 arrests and 42 ejections – at the USF vs. Cincinnati football game Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium. That number is higher than usual, said Barbara Casey, a representative of Tampa Sports Authority, the company responsible for stadium security. At […]