News archive from 23 May 2015

Official: Military aircraft goes off runway, into San Diego Bay

Official: Military aircraft goes off runway, into San Diego Bay

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An official says a military aircraft has gone off a runway at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay. Lee Swanson, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, says the incident occurred Friday. KGTV-TV San...

 
Jeff Gordon will make seamless transition from fire to business suit

Jeff Gordon will make seamless transition from fire to business suit

CONCORD, N.C. - Jeff Gordon really isn't leaving NASCAR. We've all been snookered. Maybe he should give back all those cool presents he is getting on his "final lap" victory tour. We kid because we care, of course. NASCAR fans will see...

 
Sinkholes open up at Branson, Mo., golf course

Sinkholes open up at Branson, Mo., golf course

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Mother Nature has added four new holes at a golf course in Branson. Gary Pendergrass, a geological engineer with GeoEngineers, said Friday that four sinkholes had opened at the Top of the Rock Golf Course, the largest of which was...

 
Hyde: Don Shula shouldn't be singled out in lawsuit on painkillers in the NFL

Hyde: Don Shula shouldn't be singled out in lawsuit on painkillers in the NFL

Before going any further, has anyone else sued the NFL for the 1970s today? Are we sure? Because it's a free-for-all of concussion lawsuits, medical lawsuits and now a lawsuit involving how several coaches, including Don Shula, "warned players...

 
Olsen twins: No-shows for 'Fuller House' reboot

Olsen twins: No-shows for 'Fuller House' reboot

What's Full House without Michelle? We're going to find out. The Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, will not reprise the role they shared as Michelle in the upcoming Netflix revival of the ABC sitcom, Fuller House, according to the Hollywood Reporter...

 
Final resolution for West Coast port troubles

Final resolution for West Coast port troubles

SAN FRANCISCO – With the ratification of a new agreement with the Longshoremen on Friday, the 11-month disagreement that slowed West Coast ports has finally ended. A labor contract in the works for four months was signed by the International Longshore...

 
Officials: Whistle blower in Simon Property Group theft case found dead

Officials: Whistle blower in Simon Property Group theft case found dead

Days after authorities announced arrests in a theft ring that allegedly bilked $20 million from America's largest commercial real estate company, officials discovered only $4 million is allegedly missing and the lead witness in the case is now dead....

 
Star sighting: Patriots star Rob Gronkowski at Universal Studios

Star sighting: Patriots star Rob Gronkowski at Universal Studios

Rob Gronkowski, tight end for Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, stands outside the Revenge of the Mummy ride at Universal Studios theme park on Friday. Gronkowski rode the indoor roller coaster during his Orlando visit. Copyright © 2015,...

 
Bird flu backlog should ease soon, Vilsack says

Bird flu backlog should ease soon, Vilsack says

DES MOINES, Iowa — Millions of Iowa birds killed or destroyed by bird flu and piling up at poultry facilities should be disposed of or incinerated within the next week, barring another large outbreak, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said...

 
Silk Road darknet mastermind seeks leniency

Silk Road darknet mastermind seeks leniency

NEW YORK — Convicted Silk Road darknet mastermind Ross Ulbricht on Friday broke his public silence about the sprawling electronic drug-trafficking site he founded and ran, writing that it "turned out to be a very naive and costly idea that I...

 
Bianchi: Sporting News ranking is insult to Jimbo Fisher

Bianchi: Sporting News ranking is insult to Jimbo Fisher

Running off at the typewriter ... I nearly spewed coffee out of my nose Friday morning when I was reading the Sporting News rankings of college football coaches and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher was listed at - I swear I'm not kidding - No. 19. Surely,...

 
10 historical facts about Memorial Day

10 historical facts about Memorial Day

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Here are 10 fast facts about Memorial Day, a holiday honoring American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country: • Even though numerous communities had been independently celebrating Memorial Day for years, the...

 
Michael Sam's CFL detour could lead back to NFL

Michael Sam's CFL detour could lead back to NFL

Michael Sam needed to get on a football field again. He'll do it starting next week in training camp with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, who confirmed Friday they've signed Sam and commenced what he likely hopes is a six-month...

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It's time to use Permanent Fund earnings for government services

It's time to use Permanent Fund earnings for government services

Former Gov. Jay Hammond said this when describing the reasons he and others created the Permanent Fund: “I wanted to transform oil wells pumping oil for a finite period into money wells pumping money for infinity.” Once the money wells were pumping,...

 
Medicaid expansion is bad for Alaska; Medicaid reform is essential

Medicaid expansion is bad for Alaska; Medicaid reform is essential

The governor made Medicaid expansion and balancing the budget cornerstones of his election. Expansion is a red herring and discussing expansion deflects attention from the real issue: Medicaid in its current, nonexpansion form, is unsustainable and...

 
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