News archive from 1 May 2015

'War and Peace' miniseries coming in 2016

'War and Peace' miniseries coming in 2016

Lily James is trading in 20th-century England for 1800s Russia. The Downton Abbey actress will lead the cast of the six-part War and Peace miniseries, premiering in 2016 on Lifetime, A&E and History. James, whose character Lady Rose MacClare moved...

 

Anchorage School District announces plan to cut 70 teacher positions

The Anchorage School District on Thursday announced a nearly $16.7 million proposed cut to the budget for next school year, including the elimination of 70 teacher positions, four pre-kindergarten classrooms and team planning time for middle school...

 
Man gets max sentence in Miss. hate crime

Man gets max sentence in Miss. hate crime

JACKSON, Miss. — A judge has sentenced a white man to 20 years in prison for repeated assaults on African Americans in Mississippi's capital city, and a second sentencing has been delayed. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate sentenced 21-year-old...

 

Sen. Sullivan endorses Demboski, state Sen. McGuire is for Berkowitz

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan endorsed Anchorage mayoral candidate Amy Demboski in a statement released by her campaign Thursday, and a Republican state senator from Anchorage, Lesil McGuire, came out in favor of Ethan Berkowitz in a radio ad that began...

 
Tampa Bay Buccanneers select Jameis Winston with top pick of NFL draft

Tampa Bay Buccanneers select Jameis Winston with top pick of NFL draft

With the first pick of the 2015 NFL Draft the Buccaneers select Jameis Winston. CHICAGO — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stuck to the script and selected quarterback Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL draft on Thursday night. Instead of...

Usa Today, 20:24 in Sport
 
Rare two-headed calf named Annabel born

Rare two-headed calf named Annabel born

The newborn cow isn't strong enough to stand up or even lift her head to feed. GLEN SAINT MARY, Fla. -- A Baker County family of farmers is shocked after their cow gave birth to a two-headed calf. The calf's name is Annabel and she was born Monday in...

 
Tennessee Titans select Marcus Mariota second overall pick in NFL draft

Tennessee Titans select Marcus Mariota second overall pick in NFL draft

With the second pick of the 2015 NFL draft the Titans select Marcus Mariota. CHICAGO -- The Tennessee Titans invested their second overall pick in former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota during Thursday night's NFL draft. Mariota followed Jameis...

Usa Today, 20:48 in Sport
 
Pump up the jams as you head into the Alaska outdoors

Pump up the jams as you head into the Alaska outdoors

When I was young, impressionable and first visiting Alaska, my cousin told me about her life in Juneau. She said that in the summer she would often throw on a backpack after work, walk Juneau roads until she hit the trail head, and start hiking. Often...

 
Cops break car window to save baby

Cops break car window to save baby

Camden County Police officers rescue baby from hot car CAMDEN, N.J. — Two Camden County police officers smashed a car window Thursday to reach a screaming, sweating baby left in a locked car outside a CVS, authorities said. A woman approached Officer...

 

Friday's forecast: Mostly nice for first day of May

Spring warmth will spread over much of the country Friday while some showers hit the Mid-Atlantic and north-central U.S. Central U.S.: Some showers and thunderstorms are likely Friday from the central Rockies to the Upper Midwest. The southern Plains...

 

Alaska's senators join Republicans in tussle over Iran bill

Alaska's U.S. senators joined in Republican infighting this week over a bill to allow congressional approval of a presidential deal on Iran sanctions this week, introducing amendments that, among others, threatened to tank the carefully negotiated...

 
Armour: Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota will be measured against each other

Armour: Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota will be measured against each other

With the first pick of the 2015 NFL Draft the Buccaneers select Jameis Winston. CHICAGO -- Jameis Winston won't have the chance to make the same mistake as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Winston will hear Marcus Mariota's name so often for as long as...

Usa Today, 21:55 in Sport
 
Dante Fowler ready to flash on big stage for Jaguars

Dante Fowler ready to flash on big stage for Jaguars

CHICAGO – There was no more fitting choice to emerge as the face of the first Chicago NFL draft in 51 years than Dante Fowler, Jr., the ebullient free spirit who relishes standing out in a crowd. With quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota...

Usa Today, 21:59 in Sport
 
Elvis honeymoon weekend: It's now or never?

Elvis honeymoon weekend: It's now or never?

Former Elvis Presley head of security talks to a group of British Tourists at Elvis' Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — It could be now or never for celebrating the annual Weekend with the King. The owners of the Elvis Honeymoon...

 
May Day became Law Day, but that didn't change history

May Day became Law Day, but that didn't change history

May 1 is “Law Day.”  “So what?” you say. "Sounds boring.” >But a very lively history lies behind it. The forerunner of Law Day was “May Day.”  Sounds harmless enough but in the 1950s May Day was considered to be dangerously Left. May Day,...

 
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