News archive from 23 April 2015

Facebook investors find out true cost of WhatsApp deal

Facebook investors find out true cost of WhatsApp deal

SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook executives told investors in January that the giant social network would spend a lot more, they weren't kidding. Quarterly results out late Wednesday showed stock-compensation shot through the roof. And payouts to...

 

Alaska House, Senate leaders ignore plea to use free time to study Medicaid

JUNEAU — As a small group of legislative leaders works on a final budget compromise here, Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Bill Walker are suggesting that legislators could be using their spare time for hearings on expansion of the public Medicaid health...

 

Hausinger brothers bag NAHL awards

Forward Kenny Hausinger and defenseman Christian Hausinger of Anchorage were honored Wednesday, when the NAHL released its All-Rookie Teams. Kenny Hausinger, who finished fourth in league scoring after bagging 25-43--68 totals in 57 games with the...

 
For Miguel Cabrera, the 'D' is for determined

For Miguel Cabrera, the 'D' is for determined

DETROIT - Their highest-paid player, the former MVP and Cy Young Award winner, hasn't thrown a single pitch. Their closer, who was expected to return Friday, instead left the mound Wednesday grabbing his elbow in pain during his rehab assignment in...

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Sen. Graham lists conditions for 'yes' vote on Iran nuclear deal

Sen. Graham lists conditions for 'yes' vote on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Congress should reject any nuclear deal with Iran that doesn't allow for inspections of the country's military facilities, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday. Graham, R-S.C., said the inspections are one of eight conditions required for...

 
Now's the time to plan for a long-distance Alaska footrace

Now's the time to plan for a long-distance Alaska footrace

Spring is the time of year many of us rise off the couch, squint into the distance, and muse out loud to a loved one or the dull roar of canned applause on TV: “I think I would like to sign up for a run this summer. Maybe something ambitious....

 
Mich. police chief resigns in wake of beating video

Mich. police chief resigns in wake of beating video

Charges have been issued against William Melendez, a former Detroit-area police officer, who was fired after dashcam video appeared to show him punching a man in the head during a traffic stop. Charges against beating victim Floyd Dent were dropped....

 

Thursday's forecast: Cool in Northeast, stormy in the South

Much of the U.S. will see a rather dreary, cool Thursday, as springlike warmth is pushed down to the southern tier. Great Lakes, Northeast: Cool and breezy weather is expected across these regions. High temperatures will hold in the 40s and 50s for...

 
Kardashian proposal video lawsuit moves forward

Kardashian proposal video lawsuit moves forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's lawsuit against the co-founder of YouTube over leaked footage of their marriage proposal should move forward, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday. Kardashian and West have shown a likelihood...

 
Fiery interstate crash kills 5 nursing students

Fiery interstate crash kills 5 nursing students

ELLABELLE, Ga. — Five women killed early Wednesday in a fiery interstate crash in southeast Georgia were all nursing students headed to a Savannah hospital. The five Georgia Southern University students were killed after a tractor-trailer failed to...

 
Judge seems skeptical of government's AIG bailout terms

Judge seems skeptical of government's AIG bailout terms

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday appeared openly skeptical toward the government's claim that it had the authority to take a majority stake in American International Group (AIG) in exchange for a bailout at the height of the 2008 financial...

 
Boxer Floyd Mayweather buys 100 cars from one dealer

Boxer Floyd Mayweather buys 100 cars from one dealer

Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. lives up to one of his nicknames, "Money," when it comes to his car collection. Just ask the auto dealership that sold him over 100 cars over 18 years, including 16 Rolls-Royces. "He'll buy a car before...

 
Model for Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies

Model for Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92. Keefe died...

 

Faced with budget pressures, UAF drops philosophy program, trims music and other programs

The University of Alaska Fairbanks plans to cut its philosophy degree program and reduce offerings in music and a variety of other areas, while suspending a dental hygiene program and merging journalism and theater, the university said Wednesday. “We...

 
13 to be enshrined Thursday in Alaska cross country ski hall of fame

13 to be enshrined Thursday in Alaska cross country ski hall of fame

Sixteen years after selecting the inaugural class for the Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame, inductees and organizers are ready to party like it’s 1999. The induction ceremony for the hall of fame’s first class will be Thursday at Kincaid Park....

 

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