News archive from 10 January 2015

At least 38 dissidents on U.S. list freed this week by Cuba

At least 38 dissidents on U.S. list freed this week by Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban dissidents, their relatives and supporters said Friday that the island's government this week has freed at least 38 people on a U.S. list of imprisoned opposition members. U.S. officials said after weeks of virtual silence that...

 
Al-Qaeda in Yemen says it's responsible for Paris attack

Al-Qaeda in Yemen says it's responsible for Paris attack

Video Keywords Charles de Gaulle Bali French authorities French media grocery store The suspects in the 'Charlie Hebdo' shooting have been killed by police after taking multiple people hostage. Video TranscriptAutomatically Generated Transcript (may...

 
Amnesty: Nigeria massacre deadliest in history of Boko Haram

Amnesty: Nigeria massacre deadliest in history of Boko Haram

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram. Mike...

 
Timeline: How three days of terror unfolded in Paris

Timeline: How three days of terror unfolded in Paris

Video Keywords Charles de Gaulle Bali French authorities French media grocery store The suspects in the 'Charlie Hebdo' shooting have been killed by police after taking multiple people hostage. Video TranscriptAutomatically Generated Transcript (may...

 
Who's who: The five Paris terror suspects

Who's who: The five Paris terror suspects

Twin hostage standoffs rocked France on Friday as police mounted simultaneous attacks, killing two terror suspects holed up in a warehouse north of Paris and a gunman who seized hostages at a kosher supermarket in the capital. Here's what's known...

 

JetBlue adds Anchorage-Portland nonstops starting June 18

JetBlue Airways announced new seasonal service between Anchorage and Portland, starting June 18. The Anchorage-Portland flight will operate daily through Sept. 8, 2015. The Anchorage-Portland nonstop marks the third city the New York-based carrier...

 

Testimony: Medical examiner's office lacked rules, teamwork

RALEIGH A hearing focused on a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former manager at the state medical examiner's office depicted the agency as a place where rules were flimsy and where key personnel didn't get along. The N.C. Office of the Chief Medical...

 

Governor's claims on oil-tax law causes ripples

The president of BP America responded to Gov. Bill Walker’s recent claim that the state’s new oil-production tax is costing Alaska hundreds of millions of dollars, telling a pro-industry group on Friday that the energy giant doesn’t fall under that...

 

Prosecutors said to seek felony charges against David Petraeus

WASHINGTON The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress, Paula Broadwell of Charlotte, while he was director of the...

 

Former Dallas Cowboys tackle Jethro Pugh remembered for the Ice Bowl

Jethro Pugh's hands were cracked and flaky. The former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle, who died at 70 last week in Dallas, bore scars from when his hands were frost-bitten during the 1967 NFL championship game against the Green Bay Packers....

 

Carolina Panthers have an indefinable quality, will beat the Seattle Seahawks

Carolina is the NFL's only double-digit underdog this weekend. Yet the people who set odds are not instruments of evil. They simply want to entice bettors to put as much money on Carolina as they do Seattle. To accomplish this, they had to take a high...

 
Celtics trade Brandan Wright to Suns for 2 draft picks

Celtics trade Brandan Wright to Suns for 2 draft picks

The Boston Celtics are moving past the Rajon Rondo trade already. Brandan Wright, the key player to come to Boston in last month's deal with the Dallas Mavericks, will be traded to the Phoenix Suns for two draft picks, a person with knowledge of the...

Usa Today, 19:44 in Sport
 

"Tire Man" rolls over another opponent in Thursday night bout

Justin Zellweger won his third consecutive Thursday Night at the Fights boxing main event with a three-round decision over Oliver Maea on Thursday at the Egan Center. The 24-year-old “Tire Man” from Anchorage won despite giving up 86 pounds to the...

 

Alaska Aerospace to return $22 million of unspent state grant

The Alaska Aerospace Corp. agreed to return $22 million of an unspent grant to the state, the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. said it would cut spending by $90 million over the next 16 months, and the state transportation department said canceling...

 
Double duty: Tom Herman preps Ohio State's offense and makes plans for Houston

Double duty: Tom Herman preps Ohio State's offense and makes plans for Houston

DALLAS — The morning after the Sugar Bowl, when Tom Herman met with his Ohio State quarterbacks, the Buckeyes' offensive coordinator began with an apology for his behavior the previous evening. In the moments after Ohio State's 42-35 victory against...

Usa Today, 19:51 in Sport
 

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