News archive from 2 January 2016

Notre Dame can't make up early deficit in 44-28 Fiesta loss

Notre Dame can't make up early deficit in 44-28 Fiesta loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Notre Dame fell behind early and never could catch up with powerful Ohio State. The result was yet another major bowl defeat for the Irish, 44-28 to the Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl on Friday. Ohio State (12-1) scored touchdowns...

Usa Today, 19:20 in Sport
 
Scientist: Barrier islands could be unlivable in 50 years

Scientist: Barrier islands could be unlivable in 50 years

Dr. Harold Wanless, nicknamed Dr. Doom, believes the government has underestimated sea level rise. TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Much of this country's barrier islands will be under water in 50 years because of climate change, according to a University of Miami...

 
Column: Moving semifinals to New Year's Eve a total flop

Column: Moving semifinals to New Year's Eve a total flop

MIAMI (AP) — The College Football Playoff is a marvelous thing. The timing of the national semifinal games? Boy, did they get that one wrong. The Orange Bowl, a matchup between top-ranked Clemson and No. 4 Oklahoma that kicked off in the late...

Usa Today, 20:03 in Sport
 

WR Marques Colston (chest) to miss Saints' season finale

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston has been ruled out of Sunday's season finale in Atlanta, ending his 10th season. Colston, the team's all-time leading receiver, has a chest injury that also sidelined him for New...

Usa Today, 20:17 in Sport
 
Natalie Cole made her own unforgettable mark

Natalie Cole made her own unforgettable mark

Natalie Cole, who died Thursday at 65, seemed destined to be an underrated singer. She was, after all, the daughter of Nat King Cole, whose velvety baritone was one of the most distinctive voices of the 20th century. But the younger Cole was an...

 
NFL Week 17 kickoff times, TV info and betting lines

NFL Week 17 kickoff times, TV info and betting lines

GAME TO WATCH NFC North crown on line at Lambeau MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-5) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-5) TV: Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya) Line: Packers by 3 Story lines: The winner takes the NFC North title...

Usa Today, 20:24 in Sport
 
Jeff Lowenfels: For a new year, a new yard

Jeff Lowenfels: For a new year, a new yard

I dislike New Year’s resolutions, and even though the Garden Writers Manual says I am supposed to use them as the theme for the last column of the year, I usually end a long year of advice columns with a bit of opinion. This year, I am going to start...

 
Make 2016 a year of outdoors exploration, adventuring for your family

Make 2016 a year of outdoors exploration, adventuring for your family

I’m not a huge fan of New Year resolutions, mostly because I seldom keep them. I gave up committing to things like losing 20 pounds or pledging to paint the living room a long time ago. There is one aspect of a shifting calendar, however, for which I...

 

What are Alaska politicians' New Year's resolutions?

Sen. Dan Sullivan resolves to increase military spending in the Arctic.  Rep. Don Young resolves to fight federal overreach in upcoming bills.  And state lawmakers will work with each other to tackle the state’s fiscal crisis. Those are some of...

 
Christian McCaffrey sets Rose Bowl record as Stanford routs Iowa

Christian McCaffrey sets Rose Bowl record as Stanford routs Iowa

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Stanford barely missed out on the College Football Playoff, and Christian McCaffrey almost won the Heisman Trophy. McCaffrey and the mighty Cardinal didn't miss a thing in their Rose Bowl romp over Iowa. McCaffrey caught a...

Usa Today, 21:48 in Sport
 
Iowa has no answer for Stanford star Christian McCaffrey

Iowa has no answer for Stanford star Christian McCaffrey

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInRose Bowl photos: Iowa vs. Stanford FullscreenPost to FacebookPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Iowa safety Desmond King upends Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at the Rose Bowl...

Usa Today, 22:15 in Sport
 
Eid, Cassee fastest Thursday at Alyeska giant slaloms

Eid, Cassee fastest Thursday at Alyeska giant slaloms

Thursday’s giant slalom winners pulled away from the rest of the competition at the Coca Cola Classic at Alyeska. In the men’s race, Hunter Eid finished more than four seconds ahead of the second-place finisher Austen Erksson. Eid’s speedy first run...

 
Strong-arming innocent people into guilty pleas proves justice system lacks justice

Strong-arming innocent people into guilty pleas proves justice system lacks justice

Whenever the press declares that a court defendant "admitted" to a crime because he or she agreed to a plea deal, in reality the individual is often not guilty. Most people recognize this, especially after the Fairbanks Four fiasco. At the...

 
To meet renewable energy goals, Alaska and US need long-term storage plan

To meet renewable energy goals, Alaska and US need long-term storage plan

To achieve the goal of 100 percent renewable energy, we need to develop long-term energy storage while we still have hydrocarbon fuels -- and we need to do this together, all of us. Subsequent to the climate change meetings in Paris, there have been a...

 
Ind. woman killed in New Year's skydiving accident

Ind. woman killed in New Year's skydiving accident

FRANKLIN, Ind. — An Indiana woman ringing in the New Year on a skydiving excursion with friends died from her injuries after she crashed into the ground in a field. Teresa "Terrie" Headrick Woods, 54, of Martinsville, Ind., died after the...

 
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