News archive from 15 December 2015

VMware shares fall as EMC deal ends

VMware shares fall as EMC deal ends

Shares of VMware, a cloud storage infrastructure company, slid 3% Monday it said it it will not be going forward with a joint venture involving a cloud service with EMC. VMware closed at $57.25, down $1.80, after it disclosed in a filing to Securities...

 
New EU privacy directive could cost U.S. firms billions

New EU privacy directive could cost U.S. firms billions

SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. tech firms that don't adequately warn users in Europe how their information is going to be used could face fines in the billions of dollars under a new European privacy protection directive expected to be agreed upon Tuesday. The...

 
Review: Prince's new 'Phase' is warm and vital

Review: Prince's new 'Phase' is warm and vital

The past two Decembers have brought surprise albums from pop and R&B superstars: Beyoncé in 2013, D'Angelo last year. Now it's Prince's turn to drop a little holiday cheer on his fans. HitNRun Phase Two (three and a half out of four stars) -- the...

 
Meet the strength coach who Alabama will pay like a head coach

Meet the strength coach who Alabama will pay like a head coach

Strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran is staying with Nick Saban rather than going to Georgia with Kirby Smart, Alabama announced on Monday. This is a big deal because Cochran was considered arguably the best at his job in all of college...

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ASU student challenges Ariz. medical pot law

ASU student challenges Ariz. medical pot law

PHOENIX — An Arizona State University student is asking an appeals court to overturn the law that makes it illegal for him to have physician-recommended medical marijuana in his dorm room. Andre Maestas, 20, an ASU junior and medical-marijuana...

 

Tuesday's forecast: Storms for central, western U.S.

The national weather forecast for Dec. 14, 2015 calls for heavy snow in Colorado and Wyoming, and showers and rain along the Gulf Coast. The U.S. will be divided between the cold, stormy western and central U.S. and the mild eastern U.S. on Tuesday....

 
N.J. town resident seeks to snuff menorah madness

N.J. town resident seeks to snuff menorah madness

LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Vivian Knight says all she wanted was to have a nativity scene in Town Square. What she got was something she never expected. Her request, which the township committee turned down, led to the abrupt removal of a menorah from the...

 
Rajon Rondo chose not to truly apologize for slur against ref

Rajon Rondo chose not to truly apologize for slur against ref

Rajon Rondo was the best thing going for the Sacramento Kings, the diamond in their rough. And now, this. From beautiful basketball to the sheer ugliness of Monday morning, when the flurry of homophobic slurs he aimed at official Bill Kennedy in a...

Usa Today, 21:45 in Sport
 

Native corporations contribute much to Alaska's prosperity, and there's potential for more

As Alaskans, there are many benefits this great land provides us through its beauty, open spaces and natural resources. Another unique feature our state can claim is the economic and social might of Alaska Native corporations for which there is no...

 
Former commissioner: If not exoneration, at least give Fairbanks 4 a new trial

Former commissioner: If not exoneration, at least give Fairbanks 4 a new trial

Process and justice -- are they always the same? In the conviction of the Fairbanks Four that may not be the case. After a 35-year career in Alaska law enforcement I have made a point of not commenting on criminal cases or the justice system itself....

 
Improved patient rights equals improved care and saves Alaska money

Improved patient rights equals improved care and saves Alaska money

Alaska has an $8.3 million top-down approach to preventing suicide; in total, tens of millions have been spent on suicide prevention. Since 2005, suicide rates have increased, even if slightly. A change in direction is needed. A bottom-up approach to...

 

Alaska state attorneys' advice to prisons: Don't document facts of deaths

State lawyers squelched information about deaths in Alaska prisons when light offered the best hope for preventing future deaths. The appalling report on the Alaska Department of Corrections released by Gov. Bill Walker last month contains just a few...

 
Arts Scene: 'A Christmas Carol' from Perseverance Theatre, christmas carol singalong at the Atwood

Arts Scene: 'A Christmas Carol' from Perseverance Theatre, christmas carol singalong at the Atwood

TheaterCurtain coming up Perseverance Theatre brings their version of “A Christmas Carol” to Sydney Laurence Theatre with Kevin T. Bennett reprising the role of Scrooge. If you missed this fine production of Dickens’ classic last year, try to catch it...

 
Ryan Seacrest to build studio in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

Ryan Seacrest to build studio in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

NASHVILLE -- American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt are partnering to build a new state of the art recording studio inside the hospital. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation builds Seacrest Studios in...

 
Kiefer Sutherland returning to TV as president

Kiefer Sutherland returning to TV as president

Kiefer Sutherland is coming back to television – and getting a big government promotion. Sutherland, who played the iconic U.S. counterterrorism operative Jack Bauer in 24, will play the president in Designated Survivor, which was ordered straight to...

 

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