News archive from 19 March 2015

Martha Stewart Living shifts focus after shedding print

Martha Stewart Living shifts focus after shedding print

Style maven Martha Stewart made a fortune pushing the pursuit of décor perfection and streamlining things around the house. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), the company she founded and whose board she still co-chairs, didn't always heed the...

 
Armour: Kentucky to be remembered for how season ends

Armour: Kentucky to be remembered for how season ends

The brackets have been revealed and March Madness is underway. USA TODAY Sports' Scott Gleeson breaks down the field of 68. LOUISVILLE -- There are no do-overs from here on out, no exalted status for coming close. Win it all, and Kentucky achieves the...

Usa Today, 20:06 in Sport
 
Review: 'Million Dollar Quartet' a satisfying trip down rock 'n' roll memory lane

Review: 'Million Dollar Quartet' a satisfying trip down rock 'n' roll memory lane

On Dec. 4, 1956, rock 'n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered for a one-time-only recording session in Memphis at Sun Records. Twenty-five years later, the tape of the session was discovered, leading to the...

 
Navy SEAL dies in Calif. parachute training accident

Navy SEAL dies in Calif. parachute training accident

A SEAL assigned to a West Coast-based unit has died from injuries after a parachute training accident Wednesday, the Navy has confirmed. The sailor died after a jump in Perris, Calif., according to a release from Naval Special Warfare Group 1. The...

 
Bloody arrest of black student leads to investigation

Bloody arrest of black student leads to investigation

The governor of Virginia asked state police Tuesday to investigate what happened when a black third-year student at the University of Virginia was bloodied while being arrested by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents. Martese Johnson, 20, a member of the...

 

Class 3A, 4A State basketball opening-round schedule

MARCH MADNESS ALASKAThursday’s opening-round games Sullivan Arena Class 3A Girls Barrow vs. Bethel, 11:20 a.m. Valdez vs. Nikiski, 1 p.m. Sitka vs. ACS, 6:50 p.m. Homer vs. Hutchison, 8:30 p.m. Boys Barrow vs. Sitka, 8 a.m. Grace Christian vs....

 

Wainwright Huskies run past Buckland for 1A girls crown

It's that time of the year when Alaska celebrates running huskies, so give it up for the Wainwright Huskies, the new Class 1A girls state basketball championships. Relying on fitness acquired over the winter at early-morning practices, the Huskies...

 
Stars toast stylists in Hollywood

Stars toast stylists in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — What's the secret to winning the red carpet? Basically, having one of these stylists by your side. The Hollywood Reporter & Jimmy Choo's 25 Most Powerful Stylists luncheon in Hollywood on Wednesday included Lady Gaga's stylist,...

 
Individuals, charities alike tap into crowdfunding

Individuals, charities alike tap into crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular method of fundraising, not only for charitable organizations, but also for individuals. Families that have come across hard times can turn to the kindness of strangers to help them overcome unexpected...

 
Target poised to settle breach for $10 million

Target poised to settle breach for $10 million

MINNEAPOLIS – Target Corp. is poised to settle a class-action lawsuit filed following the retailer's 2013 data breach, court documents filed Wednesday in Minnesota show. A $10-million dollar fund will be established for victims of the data breach, the...

 
USA TODAY offers buyouts to veteran staffers

USA TODAY offers buyouts to veteran staffers

USA TODAY announced Wednesday that it will offer buyout packages to veteran employees to trim staffing, its latest effort to cut costs and invest more in digital products amid a plan by parent company Gannett to spin off the publishing business as a...

 

1A girls: Wainwright, Buckland advance to final

While Edna Ahmaogak was busy earning a master's degree in education, a bunch of her former third-graders were busy mastering the game of basketball. Now that they've been reunited, the Wainwright Huskies are back in the Class 1A girls state...

 
Kia hopes new Optima shakes up New York Auto Show

Kia hopes new Optima shakes up New York Auto Show

Kia hopes to turn heads again when it introduces its latest version of the Optima sedan at the New York Auto Show. If the next version comes close to renderings that Kia unveiled Wednesday night, it may have another hit. Optima is Kia's best-selling...

 
Robert Morris edges North Florida, Duke up next in NCAAs

Robert Morris edges North Florida, Duke up next in NCAAs

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Lucky Jones scored 21 points, including a key free throw, Rodney Pryor had 20 and Marcquise Reed 19 to lead Robert Morris back from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat North Florida 81-77 on Wednesday night in the First Four....

Usa Today, 22:04 in Sport
 
At least 2 dead in Sweden pub shooting, reports say

At least 2 dead in Sweden pub shooting, reports say

At least two people were killed when gunmen stormed a pub in Gothenburg, Sweden late Wednesday, media reports say. A witness said two people armed with Kalashnikov rifles stormed the Var Krog Och pub while patrons were watching a football match on TV,...

 
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