News archive from 6 December 2015

Trump in Iowa: More guns could stop mass shootings

Trump in Iowa: More guns could stop mass shootings

SPENCER, Iowa — Donald Trump told a crowd in Iowa on Saturday that if more people had guns they could have stopped recent shootings in Paris and California. “Take Paris," he said. "If a few people had guns on their belt, on their shin, in...

 
Firearm discharges, person injured at Arizona gun show

Firearm discharges, person injured at Arizona gun show

PHOENIX — State detectives are investigating the discharge of a firearm at a gun show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds here Saturday, officials said. One person was injured during the incident, DPS spokesman Raul Garcia said. The Cross Roads of the...

 
Bell tolls: Seattle Seahawks should still be feared as a Super Bowl contender

Bell tolls: Seattle Seahawks should still be feared as a Super Bowl contender

USA Today Sports' Tom Pelissero gives Bold Predictions that you'd never expect for Week 13 of the NFL season. Well, that was some hangover. For the first time since Russell Wilson’s moment-of-glory-pass at the goal line in Super Bowl XLIX was...

Usa Today, 19:14 in Sport
 
President Obama to address the nation on San Bernadino shooting

President Obama to address the nation on San Bernadino shooting

The White House says President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday about the steps the government is taking to keeping people safe after the attack this past week in California. "The...

 
Cavaliers holding LeBron James out of Saturday's game at Miami

Cavaliers holding LeBron James out of Saturday's game at Miami

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James will not play in Cleveland's game at Miami. Cavaliers coach David Blatt says he made the decision in part because James logged 45 minutes in Cleveland's overtime loss at New Orleans on Friday night. The Cavaliers landed in...

Usa Today, 20:02 in Sport
 
Alabama set for Playoff after beating Florida for SEC title

Alabama set for Playoff after beating Florida for SEC title

ATLANTA — Breaking down No. 2 Alabama's 29-15 SEC Championship victory against No. 15 Florida on Saturday: THE BIG PICTURE: It’s a familiar story by now. Alabama loses to Ole Miss early. Alabama regains its focus. Alabama wins the SEC and gets into...

Usa Today, 20:24 in Sport
 
Locals won latest battle in U-Med road fight, but next generation will keep watch

Locals won latest battle in U-Med road fight, but next generation will keep watch

Helen Nienhueser learned to fight transportation projects in the 1970s, when she helped bury the idea of a freeway to ring Anchorage on the Cook Inlet shoreline. With Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s decision Friday to cancel the project to connect Bragaw...

 

Cheap oil is here to stay. So why does our budget pretend it isn't?

Eight months ago, the state Department of Revenue predicted that oil prices this fiscal year would be in the vicinity of $66. That same forecast said prices would rise in the years ahead, hit $109 by 2020 and remain in triple digits thereafter. It...

 
Pa. friends remember San Bernardino shooting victim

Pa. friends remember San Bernardino shooting victim

YORK, Pa. — Rich Coffeen remembers when his best friend, Harry "Hal" Bowman, gave a speech the day the Dallastown Area High School class of 1987 walked across the stage for graduation. Bowman knew there were going to be other speeches before...

 
Terrorism, gun rights dominate at GOP summit in Iowa

Terrorism, gun rights dominate at GOP summit in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Ted Cruz mixed witty stories with fiery rallying cries about gun rights, the power of prayer and obliterating terrorism — and brought down the house at a five-candidate forum Saturday. “If I am elected president, we will defeat...

 
Why the Oval Office? Looking at Obama's past addresses

Why the Oval Office? Looking at Obama's past addresses

Sunday night's Oval Office address will mark only the third time President Obama has addressed the nation from his inner sanctum. For other presidents, the Oval Office has been a go-to venue for important speeches. "The President will provide an...

 
Security workers get physical with fans after Houston's victory over Temple

Security workers get physical with fans after Houston's victory over Temple

Security workers at Houston’s TDECU Stadium got physical with some fans who attempted to rush the field to celebrate the Cougars’ American Athletic Conference championship win against Temple on Saturday. At the end of No. 18 Houston’s 24-13 victory...

Usa Today, 22:09 in Sport
 
Golden State Warriors stay perfect with win at Toronto

Golden State Warriors stay perfect with win at Toronto

TORONTO -- Despite allowing a season-high 40 points to Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, the Golden State Warriors won again to extend their winning streak to 21 games to start the season with a 112-109 win at the Air Canada Centre. Stephen...

Usa Today, 22:27 in Sport
 
SEC championship game — and league — just not what it used to be

SEC championship game — and league — just not what it used to be

ATLANTA — This used to be the only game that mattered on the first Saturday in December, a must-watch spectacle that rivaled the Super Bowl for fanfare and anticipation and atmosphere. That's not hyperbole, either. The Southeastern Conference...

Usa Today, 22:50 in Sport
 
Homelessness and winter both get real when you see an old classmate at Bean's

Homelessness and winter both get real when you see an old classmate at Bean's

I am standing outside the entrance of Bean's Cafe in my North Face puffy jacket and L.L. Bean boots trying to muster up the courage to interview a person for my final assignment for my journalism class at UAA. I am here to talk about Karluk Manor, a...

 
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