News archive from 19 December 2015

House Speaker Paul Ryan pledges aggressive agenda for conservatives in 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan pledges aggressive agenda for conservatives in 2016

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Ryan, just seven weeks into his new job as House speaker, brought the legislative year to a drama-free close on Friday with a major bipartisan agreement on taxes and spending. The votes on that agreement, the last ones in...

 
Heads up! Amazon holiday shipping deadlines near

Heads up! Amazon holiday shipping deadlines near

SAN FRANCISCO — If Amazon is one of Santa's helpers for you , keep a close eye on the calendar. Several drop-dead deadlines are looming. For Amazon customers who haven't signed up for the e-commerce giant's $99 Prime membership, which gets them free,...

 
New Mexico looks to continue successful year facing Arizona

New Mexico looks to continue successful year facing Arizona

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Playing in the postseason has become something of a habit for Arizona. The same isn't true of New Mexico, but the Lobos are hoping to start a similar trend. For Arizona (6-6), Saturday's New Mexico Bowl marks the Wildcats'...

Usa Today, 19:27 in Sport
 

Alaska lawmakers split on massive federal spending bill

WASHINGTON -- Alaska’s congressional delegation finished the legislative session on Friday split on whether a somewhat secretive and top-down approach to reaching a $1.8 trillion spending deal was worth what the state and the nation gets in return. ...

 

Raiders will be without right tackle Howard against Packers

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will be without starting right tackle Austin Howard for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers because of a left knee injury. Howard was hurt on Oakland's opening possession of the third quarter during...

Usa Today, 19:51 in Sport
 
Trooper charged after man drowns in custody

Trooper charged after man drowns in custody

Craig Ellingson, whose son drowned in police custody on May 31, 2014, says he's had many sleepless nights since. A Missouri state trooper was charged with manslaughter in Brandon Ellingson's death on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A...

 
Police: High school player killed while shielding others from gunfire

Police: High school player killed while shielding others from gunfire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A 15-year-old high school football player was killed while trying to protect other people from gunfire during a "senseless act of violence," authorities said. Zaevion Dobson was with a group of people Thursday night in...

 

Hoiberg still optimistic Dunleavy Jr will play for Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg says he still thinks forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. will play this season. Dunleavy is away from the team working with a specialist as he recovers from a back injury. Hoiberg said Friday he is "optimistic"...

Usa Today, 20:02 in Sport
 
Cosby lawyers fight deposition of wife Camille

Cosby lawyers fight deposition of wife Camille

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Bill Cosby said Friday they will fight an attempt to require his wife to give a sworn deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who accuse the comedian of sexually assaulting them decades ago. A lawyer for the...

 
Bartolo Colon and Mets finalize $7.25M deal

Bartolo Colon and Mets finalize $7.25M deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Fan favorite Bartolo Colon and the Mets finalized a $7.25 million, one-year contract that will keep the pitcher in New York for a third year. "I've had a great experience in New York," Colon said through a translator....

Usa Today, 20:20 in Sport
 
Top Alaska lawmakers say they're leaning toward breaking Anchorage office lease

Top Alaska lawmakers say they're leaning toward breaking Anchorage office lease

Two top Republican lawmakers said Friday that they're likely to vote to break the Legislature’s lease on its downtown Anchorage offices and move into a cheaper space in the state-owned Atwood Building. “People in the state of Alaska know two acronyms....

 

Old Dominion rolls to 77-47 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Trey Freeman had 21 points and seven assists, Aaron Bacote had 18 points and five assists and Old Dominion rolled to a 77-47 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Friday night. Zoran Talley and Brandan Stith combined to go 11 of 14...

Usa Today, 20:31 in Sport
 
Soldotna wrestler Hutchison hopes to add to family trophy case

Soldotna wrestler Hutchison hopes to add to family trophy case

Soldotna senior Seth Hutchison is on the hunt for history this week at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament, where he is trying to become Alaska's ninth high school wrestler to win four state titles. If he succeeds, he’ll become the second...

 

Power outage delays start of Mississippi-Memphis game

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The start of the Mississippi-Memphis game will be delayed about an hour after a power outage in downtown Memphis affected the FedExForum. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. CST. The Rebels enter the game at 8-2, while Memphis is...

Usa Today, 20:51 in Sport
 
No. 10 Ohio State women beat Princeton 90-70

No. 10 Ohio State women beat Princeton 90-70

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ameryst Alston scored 27 points and Kelsey Mitchell added 25 to help No. 10 Ohio State beat Princeton 90-70 on Friday night. Alston made 10 of 16 field goals and had six assists. Mitchell was 4 of 6 from 3-point range and 10 of...

Usa Today, 21:03 in Sport
 
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