News archive from 18 October 2015

Illinois State pitches near shutout, tops Missouri St 38-2

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Tre Roberson passed for 304 yards and three touchdowns, leading Illinois State to a 38-2 victory over Missouri State on Saturday. Anthony Warrum caught all three of Roberson's touchdown passes for Illinois State (5-1, 3-0...

Usa Today, 19:07 in Sport
 

Dayton stays undefeated, breaks away from Valparaiso 44-14

VALPARISO, Ind. (AP) — Jack Adams scored two short touchdown runs and William Will added a pair of field goals as undefeated Dayton broke out of an early tie to defeat Valparaiso 44-14 on Saturday. Dayton (6-0, 3-0 Pioneer) was one of eight FCS teams...

Usa Today, 19:07 in Sport
 
Marine to launch first Afghan women’s water polo team

Marine to launch first Afghan women’s water polo team

A Marine who helped launch Afghanistan’s first men’s water polo team is making good on his promise to bring the sport to the other half of the country’s population. Marine Corps Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Jeremy Piasecki is on track to travel to...

 
No. 9 Alabama throttles No. 10 Texas A&M, has look of a Playoff team

No. 9 Alabama throttles No. 10 Texas A&M, has look of a Playoff team

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Breaking down No. 9 Alabama’s 41-23 win against No. 10 Texas A&M on Saturday:  THE BIG PICTURE: Remember when Alabama was dead, buried and gone? Those were Nick Saban’s descriptive terms, anyway, for the narrative that...

Usa Today, 19:46 in Sport
 
Royals rally in 7th, lead ALCS 2-0 over Blue Jays

Royals rally in 7th, lead ALCS 2-0 over Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Breaking down the American League Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 from Kauffman Stadium: Royals 6, Blue Jays 3, Royals lead series, 2-0. *** The final: After doing absolutely...

Usa Today, 19:46 in Sport
 
No. 4 Michigan State beats No. 14 Michigan in shocking fashion

No. 4 Michigan State beats No. 14 Michigan in shocking fashion

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Breaking down No. 4 Michigan State's 27-23 last-second comback at No. 14 Michigan on Saturday: THE BIG PICTURE: It would be almost impossible for the fortunes of two seasons to swing more dramatically on one fluke play. But in the...

Usa Today, 19:50 in Sport
 
Ala. to reopen driver’s license offices on limited basis

Ala. to reopen driver’s license offices on limited basis

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a change of course, Gov. Robert Bentley announced that Alabama would return driver’s license examiners to 31 rural counties. A statement from the governor’s office Friday night said an examiner would spend at least one day each...

 

Tyonek harvests an unlikely bumper crop: 60 pounds of watermelon

This summer, in the little village of Tyonek, something big happened in the community garden: About 60 pounds of watermelons were raised from seed in two high-tunnel greenhouses. What’s even more impressive is that the village has gone from very...

 
What’s at stake as U.S. weighs South China Sea patrol

What’s at stake as U.S. weighs South China Sea patrol

It may be the rainy season, but things are heating up in the South China Sea. The U.S. and China have been locked in a battle of words since reports surfaced this month that the Navy was ready to challenge China's territorial claims in the South China...

 
Pick the perfect spot to view the 2017 solar eclipse

Pick the perfect spot to view the 2017 solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse that moves diagonally across the country on Aug. 21, 2017, will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States since 1979. For stellar viewing, meaning where the eclipse will be total and where it...

Usa Today, 20:53 in Travel
 
College football's Week 7 winners and losers

College football's Week 7 winners and losers

Quietly undefeated through the first five games of 2015, Memphis made a statement Saturday. Quite a loud one, actually. The No. 22 Tigers fell behind quickly 14-0 but stormed back to beat No. 12 Mississippi 37-24. The Rebels remain alive in the SEC...

Usa Today, 21:29 in Sport
 

What Alaska Democrats did to Hollis French they'll do to Alaska

Imagine my surprise at the headline in Oct. 12's Alaska Dispatch News: “Alaska Democrats rally to Clinton -- how can that be good for Alaska?” Rally? To Hillary? Surely, Alaska’s Democrats are smarter than that. Rallying to the flippest of floppers?...

 
For brighter future, Alaska must pursue diverse sources of energy and economy

For brighter future, Alaska must pursue diverse sources of energy and economy

It’s been tough being an Alaskan the past few months. With Shell backing out of their planned exploration of the Chukchi Sea following lackluster exploration results, and with the most recent LNG pipeline proposal, Alaska’s co-dependent relationship...

 
School shootings painful reminders that hope is a gamble as well as a choice

School shootings painful reminders that hope is a gamble as well as a choice

Tonight, I’m making their lunches: Sandwich. Juice box. Little carrots. A dessert to eat, or to trade, or just to make the other kids jealous. Also, a cartoon drawing with a note that says, "I love you, and the world can be a place of wonder and...

 
This truth is inherent in Alaska: We are our brothers' keepers

This truth is inherent in Alaska: We are our brothers' keepers

Am I my brother’s keeper? The question keeps rising in my mind while reading the news this week. The original question was posed to God by Cain after killing his brother. I think the short answer was “yes.” We are to be the keepers of our brothers and...

 
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