News archive from 10 March 2015

Senate bill would decriminalize medical marijuana

Senate bill would decriminalize medical marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three senators are introducing a bill to remove federal prohibitions on medical marijuana in states where it is already legal. The measure is being unveiled on Capitol Hill Tuesday by Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky and Democrats...

 
Aircraft makers seek lithium-ion battery shipment ban

Aircraft makers seek lithium-ion battery shipment ban

WASHINGTON — Aircraft makers are urging a ban on bulk lithium battery shipments on passenger planes, calling the threat of fires "an unacceptable risk," according to an industry position paper obtained by The Associated Press. The...

 
Louisville adds 2nd campus for immigrant students

Louisville adds 2nd campus for immigrant students

An influx of recent immigrants has caused JCPS ESL Newcomer Academy to expand to the former Myers Middle location. LOUISVILLE — Principal Gwen Snow always ends the school year with more students than she started with. That's just the nature of the ESL...

 

80 teams headed to Anchorage for state high school basketball tournaments

The Service Cougars get to defend their state championship after all. The Service boys are one of two Anchorage teams -- the Chugiak girls are the other -- to receive at-large bids to the Class 4A state basketball tournament, which begins Thursday at...

 

Tuesday's forecast: Rain from South to Mid-Atlantic

The national weather forecast for Thursday, March 10 calls for Heavy rain fueled by Gulf moisture will develop across parts of the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley. A wet -- but not white -- Tuesday is on tap for parts of the East while mostly...

 
Cardinals LB Alex Okafor arrested after foot chase

Cardinals LB Alex Okafor arrested after foot chase

Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor was arrested in Austin, Texas early Monday following a brief police chase, according to police. Alex Okafor, 24, was arrested at about 1:50 a.m. Monday on suspicion of evading police after Austin police...

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Judges: Elvis fan's heirs have no claim to collection

Judges: Elvis fan's heirs have no claim to collection

DES MOINES — The heirs of an Elvis Presley superfan received their latest legal defeat Monday in their effort to win proceeds from the 2009 auction of his collection, which included a hunk, a hunk of Presley's hair worth $15,000. The ruling from a...

 
New 'Ghostbusters' with guys is in the works

New 'Ghostbusters' with guys is in the works

Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman is teaming with Dan Aykroyd to form Ghost Corps, a new production company based on the Sony lot that is teaming with Channing Tatum, Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo and Iron Man 3...

 
Derrick Rose says he still plans to return this season

Derrick Rose says he still plans to return this season

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose said Monday he thinks he will be back this season after last month's knee surgery, but he isn't putting a firm timetable on his return. Meeting with the media for the first time since undergoing surgery...

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Tanker, bulk carrier collide in Houston Ship Channel

Tanker, bulk carrier collide in Houston Ship Channel

For the second time in a week, there was a collision in the Houston Ship Channel. LA PORTE, Texas — Two ships collided Monday in the Houston Ship Channel, causing a leak of flammable liquid. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, two large vessels — the...

 

Ideas good, bad and strange fill responses to governor's budget survey

JUNEAU -- Shorten state employees’ workweeks to cut costs. Let Alaskans invest their Permanent Fund dividends in the proposed natural gas pipeline from the North Slope. Or how about “Fire yourself”? >Those were some of the comments Alaska residents...

 
Does Iowa Constitution protect abortion rights?

Does Iowa Constitution protect abortion rights?

Fiona Tubmen-Scovack and Dr. Jill Meadows of Planned Parenthood demonstrate the process for Planned Parenthood's telemedicine system. The system is used for dispensing abortion pills to patients in outlying clinics. DES MOINES — When Planned...

 
Must-read inspy romance: 'Jaded,' 'Mist of Midnight'

Must-read inspy romance: 'Jaded,' 'Mist of Midnight'

Jaded by Varina Denman What it's about (from publisher David C. Cook): As a child, Ruthie was shunned by the local congregation. Thirteen years later, Ruthie's heart begins to stir when an attractive single preacher arrives. But their relationship is...

 
Judge clears surgery for gunshot to leg; no arrests

Judge clears surgery for gunshot to leg; no arrests

DETROIT — While police continue their hunt for the shooter, U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg cleared one hurdle Monday in coming through surgery to repair damage to his leg after he was shot on his front porch in Detroit Thursday night. "Judge...

 
There's no hiding from Alaska's fiscal reality, so let's face it head on

There's no hiding from Alaska's fiscal reality, so let's face it head on

Alaska is a great state and a wonderful place to live. We are truly blessed. But, as a state, we now face a very uncertain financial future as both the amount of oil we produce and the value per barrel falls. Really, there is no place to hide. There...

 
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