News archive from 14 April 2015

Bettering ourselves can take a toll, but we're not alone

Bettering ourselves can take a toll, but we're not alone

I awake from the refuge that is sleep and smirk with complacency. It is the last day at one of the nation’s toughest wrestling camps, the J Robinson 28-day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rising at this hour normally would have me...

 
Republicans introduce bill to quash net neutrality rules

Republicans introduce bill to quash net neutrality rules

A Republican congressman introduced a resolution Monday calling for a fast-track review of the newly proposed net neutrality rules, a likely futile legislative move that highlights the no-stone-unturned fight put up by the rules' opponents. The...

 
Exclusive: Disney to get into river cruising

Exclusive: Disney to get into river cruising

TagsDisney Cruise LineAmaWaterways(6:00 PM ET) -- In a move that could mark the beginning of a new era for river cruising, family vacation giant Disney is getting into the business. Disney tonight will announce it's partnering with river line...

Usa Today, 19:07 in Travel
 
Marco Rubio: 6 things to know

Marco Rubio: 6 things to know

USA TODAY's Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page lists four reasons Marco Rubio is worth watching in the 2016 presidential race. Compared with other Republicans eyeing the 2016 race for president, Marco Rubio has only been in the national spotlight for...

 
Worker stuck in cargo hold forces Alaska Air emergency landing

Worker stuck in cargo hold forces Alaska Air emergency landing

TagsBoeingAn Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing Monday afternoon after pilots heard a person banging in the cargo hold of the Boeing 737 aircraft. The person turned out to be a ramp worker. Alaska Airlines confirmed the incident, on...

 
Iowa writer wants you to share his weight-loss journey

Iowa writer wants you to share his weight-loss journey

Editor's note: Des Moines Register Metro Columnist Daniel P. Finney is sharing his battle to shed weight and regain his health. Follow his journey through periodic columns and his ongoing blog Making Weight, on Twitter at @newsmanone and on Facebook...

 
Russia lifts ban on advanced air defense to Iran

Russia lifts ban on advanced air defense to Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry, members of Congress and Israeli leaders are protesting a decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin to lift a ban on transferring one of the world's most advanced anti-aircraft systems to Iran. The decision reverses a...

 
Nashville convention is NRA's second biggest ever

Nashville convention is NRA's second biggest ever

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

 

Plan to stop pay hike for non-union employees advances in Alaska Legislature

A key committee of the Alaska House of Representatives advanced plans to scuttle a 2.5 percent cost of living increase for non-union state employees Monday, paralleling a bid to do the same for about 15,600 unionized state and University of Alaska...

 

Walker presses Medicaid expansion as legislators try to cut program cost

JUNEAU -- With one week left in this year’s 90-day legislative session, Gov. Bill Walker for the first time hinted at vetoing a bill that would cut the costs of the public Medicaid health care program without expanding it to cover more Alaskans....

 
Ex-NFL RB Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing cellmate

Ex-NFL RB Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing cellmate

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said Monday. Phillips' cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless early Saturday and later...

Usa Today, 20:07 in Sport
 
Coke bottles with first names return

Coke bottles with first names return

If you can't find your name on a Coke bottle this go round, it's probably because you've got an odd-ball name. Or, more specifically, you simply don't have one of the 1,000 most popular names in the nation. Beginning May 1, Coca-Cola will bring back...

 
Stranger donates kidney to save woman's life

Stranger donates kidney to save woman's life

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On a couch outside the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, two strangers talked for the first time. The women, pulled from their lunches, were chosen at random to be part of a living art demonstration produced by Transylvania...

 
Pentagon: Islamic State pushed out of 25% of its territory

Pentagon: Islamic State pushed out of 25% of its territory

WASHINGTON — Iraqi forces have pushed the Islamic State out of about 25% of the territory seized during the militants' lightning advance last year, according to a Pentagon assessment released Monday. The area represents 5,000 to 6,500 square miles in...

 
Biologists jump on lice as answer to pesky pepper tree

Biologists jump on lice as answer to pesky pepper tree

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against arguably...

 
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