News archive from 17 March 2015

For NCAA's First Four, Dayton's gym a tourney gem

For NCAA's First Four, Dayton's gym a tourney gem

DAYTON, Ohio — Gary McCans has had a front row seat to NCAA tournament history for the past 45 years. Austin Carr's record 61 points for Notre Dame in 1970 came in the first tournament game played in the University of Dayton Arena, where McCans was...

Usa Today, 20:03 in Sport
 
Worries mount that Islamic State is in Afghanistan

Worries mount that Islamic State is in Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan said Monday that recent reports indicate the Islamic State extremist group has established a foothold in Afghanistan, a view echoed by Russia which urged the Security Council to stop its...

 
Official: Iran confronts U.S. over GOP letter

Official: Iran confronts U.S. over GOP letter

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iranian diplomats twice confronted their American counterparts about an open letter from Republican senators who warned that any nuclear deal could expire the day President Barack Obama leaves office, a senior U.S....

 
Amy Demboski: The 'little R' in the mayor's race

Amy Demboski: The 'little R' in the mayor's race

Amy Demboski spent all last summer scouring Eagle River for a plot of land where she and her family could build a new house. She found the land and she and her husband had saved up money for a deposit. Then the plans were put on hold. They decided to...

 

Tuesday's forecast: Winter hangs on across northern U.S.

One of winter's last hurrahs will bring chilly temperatures to the north-central U.S. and rain and snow to both the Northeast and Northwest. Central U.S.: A day after temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s, much of the north-central U.S. will see...

 
Military: Gitmo detainees not treated like in early days

Military: Gitmo detainees not treated like in early days

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A group of men in orange jumpsuits are kneeling. Their hands are shackled and their mouths are covered with light blue surgical masks. Military guards stand watch. It is one of the iconic images of Guantanamo Bay....

 

Walker likely to introduce Medicaid bill introduction Tuesday

JUNEAU -- Gov. Bill Walker is expected to announce at a news conference Tuesday that he’s introducing a standalone bill to expand the public Medicaid insurance program. Walker is a Republican turned independent who was elected last year with support...

 
Mat-Su mayor wants vote on banning marijuana businesses

Mat-Su mayor wants vote on banning marijuana businesses

WASILLA -- The mayor of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough wants to put bans on commercial marijuana operations to a local vote, potentially opening a door to undo parts of Alaska's legalization law in the state's pot growing capital. The proposed...

 

Walker likely to introduce Medicaid bill Tuesday

JUNEAU -- Gov. Bill Walker is expected to announce at a news conference Tuesday that he’s introducing a standalone bill to expand the public Medicaid insurance program. Walker is a Republican turned independent who was elected last year with support...

 

Bus ads edited after independent Coffey group erred on contributor

People Mover is editing about two dozen bus ads for Anchorage mayoral candidate Dan Coffey on Monday because the ads, produced by an independent expenditure group, listed as a “top contributor” a Coffey campaign officer who says he did...

 
'Dancing with the Stars' starts with surprise

'Dancing with the Stars' starts with surprise

The 10th anniversary season of Dancing With the Stars kicked off Monday night with a surprise: Some of the celebs can actually dance! Starting with Rumer Willis, who is at the top of the leader board after the first night of competition. Here are...

 
Prison ministry part of investigation into teen's killing

Prison ministry part of investigation into teen's killing

"You can't just throw a kid away," former Sheriff John York said. ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Seven weeks after the identification of a teenage girl found fatally shot in 1979 in a Livingston County cornfield, investigators are planning another return...

 
Chris Borland retiring out of concern for head injuries

Chris Borland retiring out of concern for head injuries

Chris Borland, a 24-year-old San Francisco 49ers linebacker who emerged as one of the league's promising young talents last season as a rookie, is retiring out of concern for the long-term effects of potential concussions and head injuries associated...

Usa Today, 23:02 in Sport
 
Police: Accident latest in series of wrong-way crashes

Police: Accident latest in series of wrong-way crashes

YONKERS, N.Y. — A 23-year-old White Plains man was drunk when he drove the wrong way into traffic on an entrance ramp to the Bronx River Parkway, slamming into another car, county police said Monday. Hatsuo Jefferson struck a 2001 Mercedes Benz with...

 
Report: Apple planning streaming TV service

Report: Apple planning streaming TV service

Fresh off its deal to exclusively launch subscription service HBO Now, Apple is reportedly planning a larger push toward streaming TV. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is in talks with broadcasters to offer a TV bundle this fall with 25...

 
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