News archive from 9 March 2015

Dentists also work Tooth Fairy hours at 24/7 clinic

Dentists also work Tooth Fairy hours at 24/7 clinic

INDIANAPOLIS — You can pick up toiletries at a drugstore at all hours of the day and night. You can satisfy a 3 a.m. craving for chili cheese fries at a Steak 'n Shake. If your car crashes on the way, you can head to the emergency room. But if you...

 
Village basketball players, fans take over Bethel High in annual ritual

Village basketball players, fans take over Bethel High in annual ritual

BETHEL -- The first fan claimed a spot in the ticket line Saturday before 10 a.m., eight hours before game time. More than 200 players -- plus family members and fans -- flew in from small villages. And Bethel Regional High School morphed into a...

 
Key piece of Gonzaga's success, Kyle Wiltjer exceeds expectations

Key piece of Gonzaga's success, Kyle Wiltjer exceeds expectations

SPOKANE, Wash. — It's nothing more than sheer coincidence that the coaches were sitting together at a summer basketball tournament, each wondering if the other had heard anything, when first one phone and then the other buzzed. John Calipari got the...

Usa Today, 20:25 in Sport
 
Poll: Ukrainians support neutrality, disagree on war

Poll: Ukrainians support neutrality, disagree on war

MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Several residents in this city in far eastern Ukraine said they want a united country, but they're split on the use of force to solve Ukraine's war with Russian-backed separatists. "We're all here for a united Ukraine,"...

 
First solar-powered flight around the world departs Monday

First solar-powered flight around the world departs Monday

Just after dawn on Monday, Swiss pioneers will embark on the first round-the-world trip ever attempted with a solar-powered plane. Solar Impulse founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg said in a statement Sunday that they hope to...

 
Man sentenced in exhaust death of his dog, Mocha

Man sentenced in exhaust death of his dog, Mocha

Clifford Robbins relinquished his right to ever again own pets when a judge sentenced him Friday to probation for asphyxiating his elderly mixed-breed Labrador retriever 'Mocha' last year. VIDEO COURTESY OF NEWS12 TOMS RIVER, N.J. — With his dog dead...

 
Watch trio of adorable lion cubs play keep-away

Watch trio of adorable lion cubs play keep-away

These adorable lion cubs really enjoy their playtime at the Cincinnati Zoo. This trio had a blast playing keep-away with a ball. These adorable lion cubs really enjoy their playtime at Cincinnati Zoo. This trio had a blasé playing keep-away with a ball.

 

Palin criticism of Clinton private email brings back memories

Upon hearing about Sarah Palin’s recent Facebook post where she paints Hillary Clinton’s use of private email accounts as shady and corrupt, I had to call my friend Zane Henning to get his take. As usual, we were both on the same page: Sarah Palin’s...

 
It's time to repeal daylight saving time; the question is how

It's time to repeal daylight saving time; the question is how

Alaskans from around the state are passionate about the elimination of daylight saving time. Recently I released a survey asking for your thoughts and opinions on DST, and more than 3,700 Alaskans responded. The results show overwhelming support, with...

 
Warriors showing swagger of championship team

Warriors showing swagger of championship team

OAKLAND – When it comes to the NBA and what it takes to be a champion, there is no indisputable evidence that having edge or swagger leads to titles. Some teams have won it all without possessing either tough-to-quantify quality, or at least without...

Usa Today, 23:22 in Sport
 
Not easy being queen, but Mirren glows onstage

Not easy being queen, but Mirren glows onstage

NEW YORK — It's frustrating enough to ponder the foibles of elected officials as an everyday citizen. Imagine if you were a constitutional monarch like the Queen of England, privy to dubious decisions made by your government but expected to endorse...

 

Changing tastes contribute to weaker market in Japan for Alaska seafood

Satomi Inaba grew up eating her mother’s boiled fish and mackerel sushi, but like many younger Japanese consumers today favors turf over surf in her own kitchen. Seafood she considers more troublesome to prepare and, frankly, rather smelly. “Although...

 
Patriots re-sign safety Devin McCourty

Patriots re-sign safety Devin McCourty

Teams in need of a safety will need to scratch the market's top player off their wish lists. Devin McCourty is set to return to the New England Patriots without testing free agency. His agents, Andy Simms and Wesley Spencer, both confirmed the news as...

Usa Today, 01:01 in Sport
 
Ndamukong Suh deal bodes well for other free agents

Ndamukong Suh deal bodes well for other free agents

Ndamukong Suh was a lock to be the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. That's how the system is set up. On the relatively rare occasion an "A"-level free agent gets to the open market, rather than re-signing or getting saddled with...

Usa Today, 01:01 in Sport
 
'The Bollywood Bride': The story behind the cover

'The Bollywood Bride': The story behind the cover

Sonali Dev joins HEA to share her love of the cover of The Bollywood Bride and explain the meanings of some of the details. The Bollywood Bride, follow-up to A Bollywood Affair, comes out at the end of September. (To see a larger version of the cover...

 
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