News archive from 22 March 2015

Islamic State releases troops' IDs, urges attacks

Islamic State releases troops' IDs, urges attacks

The Islamic State group has reportedly posted the names, photos and home addresses of 100 American troops, urging sympathizers inside the U.S. to carry out attacks against them. A group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division posted the...

 
Xavier ends Georgia State's feel-good NCAA run

Xavier ends Georgia State's feel-good NCAA run

JACKSONVILLE — Xavier used to be the team that would bust everyone's bracket. These days, though, it's no surprise to see the Musketeers in the Sweet 16. Using its massive advantage inside, No. 6 seed Xavier ended Georgia State's feel-good story at...

Usa Today, 20:49 in Sport
 

Bjornsen siblings crush the fields at nordic SuperTour Finals

Siblings Sadie and Erik Bjornsen, 2014 Olympians who train in a dynamic nordic skiing program in Anchorage, crushed their respective fields Saturday on the opening day of the SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho. Sadie Bjornsen, 25, seized the...

 
Sitka rides free throws to 3A girls championship

Sitka rides free throws to 3A girls championship

With a state championship at stake, Sitka's Sidney Riggs was right where she wanted to be Saturday afternoon -- and right where the Valdez Buccaneers feared she would be. Riggs, a senior playing in her second state championship game, sank nine free...

 
Diversity a challenge for some N.Y. police departments

Diversity a challenge for some N.Y. police departments

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — He looks at minority hiring from both sides now. When David Chong joined the New York City Police in 1980, "I was one of 20 Asians in the entire department," he recalled. "I felt enormous pressure to prove myself...

 
North Carolina State upsets No. 1 Villanova

North Carolina State upsets No. 1 Villanova

PITTSBURGH — And the first top seed falls. North Carolina State knocked Big East champ Villanova out of the men's NCAA basketball tournament Saturday night with an emotional 71-68 victory at the CONSOL Energy Center. And here's the good news for the...

Usa Today, 22:14 in Sport
 
Cold War legacy lingers in Colorado valley

Cold War legacy lingers in Colorado valley

High in the Colorado Rockies, a potentially explosive legacy lies below the surface of a former Army camp where soldiers became skiers to create the 10th Mountain Division. MINTURN, Colo. — High in the Colorado Rockies, a potentially explosive...

 
More gas stations want to sell beer on tap

More gas stations want to sell beer on tap

DES MOINES, Iowa — Move over slushy machines. Gas stations and convenience stores are making room for a more adult beverage dispenser. Draft beer taps where customers can have 64-ounce growlers filled with beer to go have been installed in dozens of...

 

Anchorage's Casey Bailey lands an NHL deal

Two years ago, when Casey Bailey was a freshman on Penn State’s inaugural Division I hockey team, the Nittany Lions played more than one-quarter of their games in exhibitions against college club teams. Saturday, Bailey agreed to a two-year...

 
Review: Out North reopens with new play from a new company

Review: Out North reopens with new play from a new company

The temptation to use the stage as a pulpit is as old as theater itself. Sometimes it works; racial tolerance is one of the strong themes of “South Pacific” (currently in production by Valley Performing Arts), but it doesn’t get in the way of the main...

 

Sen. Sullivan: Congress should have a say in any nuclear weapons deal between the US and Iran

Last year, as I traveled throughout our great state, I heard repeatedly how worried Alaskans were about national security. From the growth and brutality of the Islamic State group, to a resurgent Russia waging war in the heart of Europe, to a steady...

 
Alaska Rep. Reinbold defies caucus, and her constituents pay the price

Alaska Rep. Reinbold defies caucus, and her constituents pay the price

When I was a kid in Florida, my dad let me use his car for the evening. It was an MGA, a wire-wheeled wonder I dreamed of getting upon graduation. He warned me not to take it to Daytona Beach that night -- or else. "You understand?" he...

 
Justice denied after assault of Homer teen at party

Justice denied after assault of Homer teen at party

Recently, two young men from Southcentral Alaska were sentenced in a case that has drawn attention even beyond Alaska’s borders. The Resetarits brothers were originally charged with sexual assault after a 17-year-old boy was assaulted while passed out...

 
Utah continues turnaround with spot in NCAA South region semis

Utah continues turnaround with spot in NCAA South region semis

PORTLAND, Ore. – After a torturous five-season absence from college basketball's biggest stage, Utah made its return to the NCAA tournament this March as the fifth seed in the South Region. Now that they're back, the Utes plan on sticking around. Led...

Usa Today, 23:57 in Sport
 
Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr. fulfill vow to each other

Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr. fulfill vow to each other

SEATTLE — Gonzaga had only two losses this year, and both of them were tough ones. There was a three-point overtime loss at Arizona in a game matching two teams that are now No. 2 seeds in this NCAA tournament. Then, late in the season, the Bulldogs...

Usa Today, 23:57 in Sport
 
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