News archive from 17 November 2015

Astros' Carlos Correa wins AL Rookie of the Year

Astros' Carlos Correa wins AL Rookie of the Year

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, the cornerstone of the club’s transformation from laughingstock to playoff participant, was named the American League rookie of the year Monday in a tight race. The vote: Correa received 17 first-place votes for...

Usa Today, 19:16 in Sport
 
Common questions about HIV answered

Common questions about HIV answered

More than three decades ago, when doctors first identified AIDS and the HIV virus that caused it, the disease was regarded as a death sentence. Now, people diagnosed with the HIV virus can choose from an array of drugs and treatments that can keep...

 
Steve Jobs' biological father was Syrian migrant, some note

Steve Jobs' biological father was Syrian migrant, some note

NEW YORK—Steve Jobs biological father was from Syria, a fact that has not been lost on the Twittersphere, especially in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis, and now the horrific massacre in Paris. Even before the latest violence, Syrian...

 
Armour: Ronda Rousey paying for her arrogance after loss

Armour: Ronda Rousey paying for her arrogance after loss

Ronda Rousey is trying to keep her head held high after losing to Holly Holm this weekend. Holm knocked out Rousey with a vicious punch during the second round in their highly anticipated fight, which was the MMA fighter's first loss. She was quick...

Usa Today, 20:40 in Sport
 

Havelock: Taking stock of Alaska's fiscal picture, Part 2

In Part 1 of this commentary (in the Nov. 16 Alaska Dispatch News), a variety of additional taxes was described -- taxing drinks and gasoline, a summer sales tax and so on -- as partial remedies amounting to 40 percent of a looming state deficit of...

 
Twitter may introduce more emoji

Twitter may introduce more emoji

SAN FRANCISCO — If Twitter broke your heart by replacing its ubiquitous "favorite" button with a heart-shaped "like" button, more emotive buttons may be coming to your rescue. A Twitter user _Ninji noticed he could select a range...

 
Denzel Washington tapped for Cecil B. DeMille award

Denzel Washington tapped for Cecil B. DeMille award

Denzel Washington is about to take home another Golden Globe. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday that The Equalizer star will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2016 Golden Globes. Washington already has a pair...

 
Why you still need bonds in retirement

Why you still need bonds in retirement

By most objective measures, now is a terrible time to own bonds. Short-term interest rates are near 0%, and even 30-year Treasuries pay around 3% interest. Because of the way bonds react to interest rate changes, a 30-year Treasury bond could fall...

 
Paris Attacks Plotted by Belgian Who Fought for ISIS, French Officials Say

Paris Attacks Plotted by Belgian Who Fought for ISIS, French Officials Say

BRUSSELS — The hunt for those responsible for the Paris terrorist attacks escalated on Monday as French officials identified a 27-year-old Belgian who fought for the Islamic State in Syria as the chief architect of the assaults and the police in...

 

Tuesday's forecast: Snow for Plains, stormy South

The national weather forecast for Tuesday, November 17, 2015 calls for snow in the Rockies and big thunderstorms in Arkansas, Lousiana and Mississippi. A blizzard will wallop portions of the Rockies and Plains Tuesday while parts of the South...

 
Alaskan military advocate to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Alaskan military advocate to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON -- The White House announced plans Monday to grant a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bonnie Carroll, founder of an organization that provides support to grieving military families -- and the star of a true Alaska love story. Carroll was...

 
O'Malley sticks to his call for 65,000 Syrian refugees

O'Malley sticks to his call for 65,000 Syrian refugees

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — Martin O'Malley stuck to his call for the United States to accept 65,000 Syrian refugees, even as several Republican governors on Monday announced they'll refuse to allow them in their states after deadly attacks in Paris last...

 

Philanthropy allows communities to invest in themselves

In Dillingham, a single nonprofit provides help for domestic violence and sexual assault victims from 33 villages and tribes across the Bristol Bay region. By September, Safe and Fear-Free Environment (SAFE), had already served 607 women, men and...

 

Fisheries management can help Alaska solve fiscal crunch

No more business as usual; we can’t afford it Alaskans are starting to understand the new economic reality that this state is facing. We are all more or less aware of the problem and opinions vary wildly as to the solutions. The bottom line is that...

 
Woman starts petition of 'Murder Town' show

Woman starts petition of 'Murder Town' show

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Wilmington native looking to defend her city’s reputation has started an online petition asking that the producers of a TV pilot called Murder Town  change the show's name. Sarah Green, who lives in Wilmington’s Triangle...

 
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