News archive from 14 March 2015

Feds: Stripper, family extorted $2.6M from tech exec

Feds: Stripper, family extorted $2.6M from tech exec

DETROIT — A titillating tale of sex, blackmail and lies is unfolding in federal court, where a father, mother and their alleged stripper-daughter are accused of extorting $2.6 million from a software executive to cover up a kinky sexual relationship...

 
Dolphins trade Mike Wallace to Vikings

Dolphins trade Mike Wallace to Vikings

The second time proved the charm for the Minnesota Vikings in landing wide receiver receiver Mike Wallace. After Wallace declined Minnesota's six-year, $76 million offer two years ago to ink a five-year, $60 million deal with the Miami Dolphins,...

Usa Today, 20:31 in Sport
 
Marines in copter crash identified as salvage starts

Marines in copter crash identified as salvage starts

Salvage crews remove the first piece of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter recovered from Santa Rosa Sound in Navarre, Fla. NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. — Salvage crews lifted the first piece of a military helicopter that crashed during a nighttime training...

 
Woman gives birth to 'Miracle' baby in shower

Woman gives birth to 'Miracle' baby in shower

DES MOINES, Iowa — Brittany Young thought nothing of her stomach pains Wednesday morning; she was only 12 weeks pregnant, or so she believed. She took some Tylenol, lied down for a while at her apartment, and the pain went away. Around 9:45 p.m., the...

 

Two Team Alaska skiers claim classic medals at junior nationals

Two Alaskans claimed medals on Friday at the U.S. Junior National cross-country ski championships in Soda Springs, California.   Thomas O’Harra of the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Club claimed Alaska’s second gold medal of the competition when...

 

SPU, Pomona knock off higher seeds at West Region tournament

Seattle Pacific 77, Humboldt State 62Senior guard Aubree Callen had 16 points and nine assists Friday to lead sixth-seeded Seattle Pacific past third-seeded Humboldt State  77-62 in Friday’s first game. The Falcons (22-6) used superior shooting and a...

 
Florida State denies appeal of Jameis Winston's accuser

Florida State denies appeal of Jameis Winston's accuser

A Florida State administrator on Friday affirmed a decision that former quarterback Jameis Winston did not violate the student conduct code related to an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. After reviewing a five-page appeal filed on Jan. 12 by...

Usa Today, 21:20 in Sport
 

Mancari 22nd in World Cup snowcross debut

Anchorage snowboarder Rosie Mancari placed 22nd in her World Cup snowcross debut Friday in Veysonnaz, Switzerland. Mancari, a South High graduate, was the fourth American finisher in the race. The first American, Lindsey Jacobellis, captured the gold...

 
Clothing line designed to ease life for autistic kids

Clothing line designed to ease life for autistic kids

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Lauren Thierry had to set her alarm an hour early to help her son get dressed for school. Still, there were many mornings when the teenager missed the bus. Buttons, zippers, collars, tags, rights and lefts and fronts and backs...

 
Saturn's moon Enceladus may have a warm ocean

Saturn's moon Enceladus may have a warm ocean

Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, may have a warm subsurface ocean, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder and NASA's Cassini mission scientists. This means that the moon may be habitable, Sean Hsu, the lead researcher from...

 
Quit playing politics with Medicaid expansion and listen to Alaskans

Quit playing politics with Medicaid expansion and listen to Alaskans

Alaskans can forgive Gov. Bill Walker if he takes Speaker Mike Chenault's and Senate President Kevin Meyer's legislative manifesto over Medicaid expansion with a grain of salt. Speaker Chenault called on Walker to, essentially, present a bill for...

 
Iowa could soon allow beer growlers to go

Iowa could soon allow beer growlers to go

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa residents may soon be able to fill up growlers of craft beer at the same time they're filling their cars with gas. But while advocates say they appreciate anything that can help craft breweries grow into new markets, many say...

 
Never mind Kochs' interest in mayoral race; Anchorage Democrats just need to vote

Never mind Kochs' interest in mayoral race; Anchorage Democrats just need to vote

Democrats would like us to believe that we lose elections because multibillionaires like the Koch Brothers send millions of dollars to Republican candidates. I do not believe this is true. Sen. Mark Begich sent out missive after missive asking for...

 
UAA's Mullings, Thompson garner all-region hoops honors

UAA's Mullings, Thompson garner all-region hoops honors

UAA basketball players Megan Mullings and Travis Thompson have earned all-region honors. Mullings, a junior for the top-ranked UAA women, was named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-West Region First Team. Thompson, a senior for the UAA men, was...

 

UAA's fast Frenchman earns All-American honors at NCAA ski meet

UAA skier Clement Molliet, a freshman from France, earned All-American recognition by finishing sixth Friday in the men’s 20-kilometer classic race at the NCAA cross-country skiing championships in Lake Placid, New York Molliet completed the race in...

 
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