News archive from 14 June 2015

CDC pushes prevention as melanoma rates double

CDC pushes prevention as melanoma rates double

PHOENIX — Rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have doubled in the United States in the past 30 years and will continue to climb unless people minimize exposure to ultraviolet light, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

 
Armour: Hope Solo saga obscures Women's World Cup

Armour: Hope Solo saga obscures Women's World Cup

USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers has the latest on the Hope Solo saga. WINNIPEG — Quick! Name the four starters on the U.S. backline, which has proven to be the team's biggest strength so far in the World Cup. No? OK, how about just one, perhaps the...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 

Louisville City GM Amanda Duffy thrives in role rarely held by women

Louisville City FC general manager Amanda Duffy crouched in the middle of Slugger Field with her hands in the dirt. Duffy had not planned on staying at the stadium all day long ahead of the second home game in Louisville City franchise history, but...

 
Orlando City looks to show growth in third game against D.C. United

Orlando City looks to show growth in third game against D.C. United

As Orlando City approaches the midpoint of its inaugural season in Major League Soccer, there may be no better measuring stick for the expansion team than Sunday's matchup with D.C. United. It will be the third time the Lions play United this season,...

 
Clinton kicks off 2016 bid, embracing chance to make history

Clinton kicks off 2016 bid, embracing chance to make history

Hillary Rodham Clinton formally kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with an enthusiastic embrace of her potential to become the first woman to win the White House, asking supporters gathered at an outdoor rally to join her in building an...

 
Cops: Lakeland woman gets attacked, bit by fox with rabies

Cops: Lakeland woman gets attacked, bit by fox with rabies

A Lakeland woman was attacked and bitten by a fox with rabies, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The woman was walking on her family's property on Beverly Hills Road Thursday when the fox attacked her from behind and bit her twice. She...

 
Steve Kerr hire a stroke of fortune that has Warriors two wins from title

Steve Kerr hire a stroke of fortune that has Warriors two wins from title

USA TODAY Sports NBA Insiders Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt provide analysis on the Warriors' bounce-back Game 4 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers to even the series at 2-2. OAKLAND — Fate often works in mysterious ways. The Golden State Warriors...

Usa Today, 20:11 in Sport
 

How Congress has turned its back on earmarks -- and what it means for Alaska

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to spending, Congress is a long way from the its pork-barrel past -- procedurally, at least. Years after earmarks were booted out of Washington, D.C., Congress is finally getting down to the business of the budget, working...

 
'Jurassic World' chows down at the weekend box office

'Jurassic World' chows down at the weekend box office

"Jurassic World" drove the rest of the weekend's box office contenders into extinction. The revived-dinosaurs action flick, the fourth in the popular franchise that began in the 1990s under Steven Spielberg, pulled in an estimated $82.8...

 
Suspect in brazen attack on Dallas police building killed

Suspect in brazen attack on Dallas police building killed

A man planted pipe bombs outside Dallas police headquarters and sprayed the building with bullets during a wild street battle early on Saturday that authorities said miraculously left no one dead or injured except the suspect, who was later shot and...

 
Petition filing signals start of battle royal over Alaska setnetting, anglers

Petition filing signals start of battle royal over Alaska setnetting, anglers

A one-handed clap best describes my reaction to the 43,000 signatures dropped off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week. It means enough signatures were gathered to include the question on the 2016 primary election...

 

JBER squadron bids farewell to longest-serving member -- Fado the bulldog

The longest-serving member of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's 525th Fighter Squadron retired on Friday. Lt. Col. Clayton Percle -- one of the few people to ever fly more than 1,000 hours in the F-22 Raptor -- handed over command of his unit as he...

 

How Congress turned its back on earmarks -- and what it means for Alaska

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to spending, Congress is a long way from the its pork-barrel past -- procedurally, at least. Years after earmarks were booted out of Washington, D.C., Congress is finally getting down to the business of the budget, working...

 

Dalton blazes to victory in Alaska Run for Women

Anna Dalton smoked a strong field Saturday to claim her first victory in Alaska’s pinkest and most popular footrace. She broke the 29-minute mark in the five-mile Alaska Run for Women by 1.02 seconds and looked great at the finish line, where she...

 
Weekend listening - WWDC, Twitter, Facebook ads

Weekend listening - WWDC, Twitter, Facebook ads

LOS ANGELES - We have one of the busiest weeks ever for your weekend podcast listening pleasure. Get ready to spend hours going over the big events of the week (Apple's WWDC developer conference, Twitter changing of the guard) and the big shindig for...

 
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