News archive from 13 March 2015

WCHA honors: UAA's Tatchell, 3 Nanooks and goalie from Fairbanks

UAA leading scorer Blake Tatchell earned Western Collegiate Hockey Association third-team recognition Thursday, when the 10-team circuit announced all-star teams that also honored three UAF skaters and a goaltender from Fairbanks. Nanooks towering...

 

Fierce cold, punchy trail stress some Iditarod mushers and their dogs

RUBY -- Kotzebue musher Chuck Schaeffer keeps it short when it comes to words. He focuses on tending to his dogs, seldom striking up conversations with nearby mushers. But on Thursday morning, as he watched his dogs rest on a hill above the Yukon...

 
Oversight committee calls for Secret Service review

Oversight committee calls for Secret Service review

WASHINGTON —The leadership of a House panel called on the agency's new director Thursday to supply surveillance video of a recent incident in which two senior agents drove into a barricaded area of the White House complex where they allegedly...

 
Police: 49ers' Bruce Miller pushed girlfriend, broke her phone

Police: 49ers' Bruce Miller pushed girlfriend, broke her phone

San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, arrested March 5 on suspicion of spousal violence, is accused of pushing his girlfriend to the ground and breaking her cell phone, according to an incident report released Thursday. A preliminary...

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GM recalls Chevrolet Volt over carbon monoxide

GM recalls Chevrolet Volt over carbon monoxide

General Motors is recalling 50,249 of its Chevrolet Volt plug-in cars to make a software fix that will ensure that drivers and passengers don't accidently subject themselves to carbon monoxide poisoning through a mixup about whether the car's engine...

 
Test Drive: VW Golf R a thrill

Test Drive: VW Golf R a thrill

Never point the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R down an empty road and turn the stereo volume to max on the William Tell Overture. Even if you don't get slapped by the radar revenuers, you'll be so addicted you'll keep doing it until, eventually, off to jail....

 
Cars.com lists the Top 10 ugliest cars ever

Cars.com lists the Top 10 ugliest cars ever

We know styling is subjective, but after driving and reviewing hundreds of cars each year, the Cars.com editors earned the right to call some out as just plain ugly. Watch the video above and see if you've ever driven (or owned!) some of the top...

 
Witness describes beating to coerce Orthodox divorce

Witness describes beating to coerce Orthodox divorce

TRENTON, N.J. — After tying up Yisrael Bryskman and beating him in 2010, David Wax felt anger, he testified in court Thursday. The feeling was no residual from the beating he delivered to Bryskman, whom he was trying to coerce into granting his wife a...

 
Kathy Griffin is leaving 'Fashion Police,' too

Kathy Griffin is leaving 'Fashion Police,' too

Without Joan Rivers, it appears the show may not go on after all. Kathy Griffin announced her departure from Fashion Police on Thursday, just a day after giving an interview to the Chicago Sun-Times distancing herself from the controversial Zendaya...

 

Scott McMurren: Costco, Ravn, Northern Air plan one-day air freight deal to rural Alaska

Anchorage travelers, as a group, have an entirely different travel experience from residents of Bush Alaska. This doesn't just apply to the type of aircraft, availability of discounted airfares or to the number of people on the plane with you....

 
Alaska from Scratch: Hearty balsamic-braised beef short ribs

Alaska from Scratch: Hearty balsamic-braised beef short ribs

When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, I always crave a hearty meat and potatoes dish, like rustic beef stew, honey mustard-glazed corned beef or a deep-dish shepherd’s pie with cheddar cheese melted on top. I was recently at the market, scanning the...

 
Islamic State accepts Boko Haram allegiance pledge

Islamic State accepts Boko Haram allegiance pledge

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday. Boko Haram has been weakened by a multinational force that has dislodged...

 
Professor 'shocked' to be target of Dem's climate probe

Professor 'shocked' to be target of Dem's climate probe

PHOENIX — An Arizona State University scientist said he is "shocked" to be among seven researchers at the center of a probe by an Arizona congressman over funding for their climate-change research. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., wrote letters...

 
Dabs the cat, found frozen to Anchorage sidewalk, reunited with owner

Dabs the cat, found frozen to Anchorage sidewalk, reunited with owner

Dabs, a 1-year-old cat found frozen to a Midtown Anchorage sidewalk early Tuesday morning, has been reunited with her owner. Dillon Henrie, 20, picked up his wayward pet from Anchorage Animal Care and Control Thursday afternoon, where she had been...

 
D.C. police: Officer-involved shooting in metro station

D.C. police: Officer-involved shooting in metro station

A shooting involving a police officer has taken place inside one of the stations of the Washington, D.C., Metro subway system, a spokesman with the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Thursday night. The case was being handled by Metro transit...

 
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