News archive from 11 April 2015

Ted Cruz to NRA: I've fought the conservative battles

Ted Cruz to NRA: I've fought the conservative battles

Sen. Ted Cruz, one of two declared Republican candidates for president, told National Rifle Association members in Nashville that he's fought the conservative battles, unlike his opponents. "In a Republican primary, every candidate's going to...

 
Rehab expert: Browns' Johnny Manziel will return 'a different person'

Rehab expert: Browns' Johnny Manziel will return 'a different person'

Once Johnny Manziel makes his expected return to the Cleveland Browns later this month after an extended stay at a rehabilitation facility, it might seem like life is back to normal. But what Johnny Football has likely learned during his treatment —...

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U.S. to investigate Gulf airlines for alleged subsidies

U.S. to investigate Gulf airlines for alleged subsidies

TagsPersian GulfWASHINGTON – Three federal departments agreed Friday to investigate allegations by the three biggest U.S. airlines that three state-owned Persian Gulf carriers get unfair subsidies from their governments. The Transportation, Commerce...

 
Cuban rappers cricize government in rhyme at Summit

Cuban rappers cricize government in rhyme at Summit

PANAMA CITY – Cuban rapper Skuadron Patriota paced the stage and dedicated his next song to his mom – and moms everywhere who have lost sons to street fights or perilous raft trips from his island country – then launched into his signature spitfire...

 
Grateful Dead add two additional farewell shows

Grateful Dead add two additional farewell shows

CHICAGO – The Windy City will still be the final stop on a long strange trip but the surviving members of the Grateful Dead said Friday they would add two additional shows in California prior to their last dance here. The additional dates are set for...

 
Lightning may have triggered massive sewage spill

Lightning may have triggered massive sewage spill

LOUISVILLE — Hundreds of millions of gallons of sewage could get into the Ohio River before the Metropolitan Sewer District is able to fully repair its damaged Morris Forman plant within a couple of weeks, agency officials acknowledged Thursday....

 
NYC courts: Bronx woman married 10 times

NYC courts: Bronx woman married 10 times

A Bronx, N.Y., woman may have been burning a lot of calories with all her alleged trips to the altar if charges filed against her are true. New York City authorities say Liana Kristina Barrientos, 39, was married 10 times from 1999 to 2010, and she is...

 
Mike Huckabee preaches Holocaust lesson at NRA forum

Mike Huckabee preaches Holocaust lesson at NRA forum

NASHVILLE — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, addressing the National Rifle Association in Nashville on Friday, told NRA members that the disarming of Jews in Nazi Germany was one reason that led to their mass execution. America must not disarm,...

 
GOP heavyweights fire up the base at NRA event

GOP heavyweights fire up the base at NRA event

Fullscreen Wayne LaPierre speaks at the NRA Convention at Music City Center. (Photo: Shelley Mays, The Tennessean) Fullscreen Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivers a speech at the Leadership Forum during the NRA Convention at Music City Center. (Photo:...

 
Legislature hires law firm to defend lawsuit over its Anchorage offices

Legislature hires law firm to defend lawsuit over its Anchorage offices

The committee that oversees the Legislature’s internal business has approved spending up to $100,000 to defend against a lawsuit challenging the state’s lease for remodeled legislative office space in Anchorage. The $4 million annual lease was...

 

Walker issues another veto threat over gas line bill

JUNEAU -- Gov. Bill Walker warned legislators Friday that he plans to go through with a veto of a bill that would stymie his plans for a state-controlled natural gas pipeline from the North Slope, saying it would undermine Alaska’s leverage on a...

 
VA supervisor resigns after email controversy

VA supervisor resigns after email controversy

INDIANAPOLIS — The supervisor at Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center who sent an email that appears to mock veteran suicides has resigned. Robin Paul, who managed the Indianapolis hospital's transitional clinic for returning veterans, submitted...

 
Don Young: Stosh Anderson misrepresents Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization

Don Young: Stosh Anderson misrepresents Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization

The April 8 opinion piece by Stosh Anderson, "Don Young seeks to unwind 'Alaska Model' for fisheries in Magnuson-Stevens Act," fails to represent the facts of the legislation I introduced to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery...

 
Alaska needs its public school trust land. Restore the federal grant program

Alaska needs its public school trust land. Restore the federal grant program

The Children’s Lands Alliance Protecting Schools Lands applauds University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Roger’s March 4 commentary in the Alaska Dispatch News. He reminded Alaskans about the 100th anniversary of the land reservation made by...

 
Raul Castro, Arizona's only Latino governor, dies at 98

Raul Castro, Arizona's only Latino governor, dies at 98

Remebering former Arizona Governor Raul H. Castro PHOENIX — Raul Hector Castro, who became Arizona's only Latino governor and a well-traveled U.S. diplomat after lifting himself out of a hardscrabble, impoverished childhood, has died at the age of...

 
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