News archive from 20 December 2015

Lawmakers again postpone decision on Anchorage office lease

Lawmakers again postpone decision on Anchorage office lease

A legislative committee Saturday voted to end its lease for its newly renovated Anchorage offices, but left the door open to buying the space if a better deal can be negotiated with the building’s landlord. The vote by the Legislative Council — a...

 

Texas Tech crushes Arkansas-Pine Bluff 94-54

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Aaron Ross scored a career-high 15 points in Texas Tech's 94-54 drubbing of the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday afternoon. Zach Smith and Norense Odiase scored 12 points apiece for Texas Tech (8-1), which won its...

Usa Today, 19:01 in Sport
 
FBI said to probe breach of Juniper Networks VPN software

FBI said to probe breach of Juniper Networks VPN software

SAN FRANCISCO—U.S. officials are investigating a recent breach of Juniper Networks software over concerns the "backdoor entry" allowed a foreign government to tap into communications of the U.S. government, news reports said. On Thursday,...

 

Mississippi State closes on 24-5 run, beats Tulane 69-59

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Malik Newman scored 15 points and Mississippi State closed on a 24-5 run and beat Tulane 69-59 on Saturday. Newman was 3 of 9 from the field and made six free throws. Craig Sword had 14 points, and Gavin Ware added 12 points...

Usa Today, 19:14 in Sport
 

South Dakota St hangs on to beat Florida Gulf Coast, 56-52

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Deondre Parks scored 15 points, including 7 of 10 from the free throw line, to help lead South Dakota State to a 56-52 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday. Mike Daum added 14 points, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, for...

Usa Today, 19:23 in Sport
 
Journalist who broke Fairbanks Four case unsatisfied after their release

Journalist who broke Fairbanks Four case unsatisfied after their release

The letters seemed outlandish. But Brian O’Donoghue went to the courthouse to check them out, part of his job in 2000 as the opinion page editor at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. What he found wouldn’t let him go: the story four young men convicted...

 
The coach rides Brice Johnson. Can North Carolina, too?

The coach rides Brice Johnson. Can North Carolina, too?

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — At first, Brice Johnson tried to not talk about the thing he wasn't supposed to have said. But his coach interrupted him as he tried to deflect a question about the comment that got him benched in the first half of Saturday's game...

Usa Today, 19:39 in Sport
 
Supplies low for refugees stuck on tiny Pacific island

Supplies low for refugees stuck on tiny Pacific island

HAGATNA, Guam — More than 30 asylum seekers from India and Nepal have taken refuge on a tiny Pacific island since late last year and are still detained there amid dwindling supplies, a resident says. The 34 men arrived on Colonia in the Yap Islands,...

 
Lawmakers take initial step to leave Anchorage offices

Lawmakers take initial step to leave Anchorage offices

A legislative committee Saturday voted to end the Legislature's lease for its newly renovated Anchorage offices, but left the door open to buying the space if lawmakers can negotiate a better deal. The vote by the Legislative Council — a non-binding...

 

29-point game marks McGill's return to UAA men's basketball team

Brian McGill is back, and he made an immediate impact Saturday for the UAA men’s basketball team. McGill, a senior guard who missed the first portion of the season because he was academically ineligible, pumped in 29 points to help the Seawolves roll...

 

Women's Top 25 Capsules

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Victoria Vivians scored 15 points, Morgan William added 14 and No. 9 Mississippi State beat Florida Gulf Coast 65-60 in the Puerto Rico Classic on Saturday. Ketara Chapel had 13 points, Breanna Richardson added 11 for...

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 

Virginia Tech defeats Grambling State 87-52 on big finish

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justin Bibbs scored a career-high 31 points to lift Virginia Tech to an 87-52 victory over Grambling State on Saturday. Bibbs hit 10 of 14 from the floor, including 7 of 10 from beyond the 3-point arc, tying the school record...

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 
Blue Jackets president John Davidson on Ryan Johansen: 'Everybody's tradable'

Blue Jackets president John Davidson on Ryan Johansen: 'Everybody's tradable'

Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen returned to the lineup Saturday after being a healthy scratch in the last game, but for how long will he remain in Columbus? The question has become a logical one to ask since John Tortorella was hired as head coach...

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 
Steven Stamkos has 'absolutely not' decided if he's leaving Lightning

Steven Stamkos has 'absolutely not' decided if he's leaving Lightning

Amid swirling speculation about his future, Steven Stamkos says his priority is to remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning long term. "Like I've always said, I envision myself winning a championship here and want to do that," Stamkos told the...

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 

Stephen F. Austin defeats Our Lady of the Lake 95-56

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Ty Charles tied his career high with 22 points and Stephen F. Austin defeated Our Lady of the Lake 95-56 Saturday night for the Lumberjacks' fifth consecutive victory. Demetrious Floyd added 13 points and T.J. Holyfield and...

Usa Today, 20:46 in Sport
 
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