News archive from 23 October 2015

Road crews will be on the job this winter, but budget crunch will force delays

Road crews will be on the job this winter, but budget crunch will force delays

It’s 3 a.m. on a Tuesday in the middle of January, and you’re asleep in a warm bed. Outside, blinding snowfall is blanketing the landscape, laced with freezing rain and blustering winds. Public Employee Local 71 crews, working for the Alaska...

 
Report: Freddie Gray's mother attempts suicide

Report: Freddie Gray's mother attempts suicide

The mother of a black Baltimore man whose death in police custody prompted charges against police officers has attempted suicide, WJC television is reporting. Gloria Darden, the mother of Freddie Gray, was undergoing psychiatric evaluation Thursday...

 
Disabled student's death sparks outcry over memorial

Disabled student's death sparks outcry over memorial

DETROIT — When Margaret Ormsbee, a mentally challenged student in Cheboygan, died more than a week ago at age 17, some thought that a moment of silence was in order. But when that request was denied, students formed a small-scale protest. More than 30...

 
Police: Woman raped in Vermont courthouse

Police: Woman raped in Vermont courthouse

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A woman was raped in a bathroom of Burlington's criminal courthouse, a building secured by metal detectors and armed guards, according to charges laid out in court papers. Police are seeking the suspect, who remains at large. A...

 
Google hides math joke in stock buyback

Google hides math joke in stock buyback

SAN FRANCISCO — It may be called Alphabet. But the geeky humor is vintage Google. Alphabet, Google's new parent company, announced the tech giant's first stock buyback on Thursday: nearly $5.1 billion. The exact dollar value that Alphabet is buying...

 

Legislators return to a Capitol still under construction, with some offices blocked

JUNEAU — The Capitol will be ready for legislators' Saturday special session, even with construction on a massive, three-year renovation and seismic retrofit project winding down, said Pam Varni, director of the Legislative Affairs Agency. "Every...

 
Seahawks and 49ers will remind us of the 'beauty' of bitter NFL rivalries

Seahawks and 49ers will remind us of the 'beauty' of bitter NFL rivalries

We asked the USA TODAY NFL staff the following question: "The Seattle Seahawks-San Francisco 49ers have been one of the NFL best rivalries the past few seasons. What is your favorite NFL rivalry?" Their responses: JARRETT BELL There are so...

Usa Today, 20:07 in Sport
 
Amazon's Bezos now third-richest American

Amazon's Bezos now third-richest American

SAN FRANCISCO - A 10% bump in Amazon's stock price in after-hours trading following an extremely positive earnings report Thursday made a lot of people a little richer — and CEO Jeff Bezos a whole lot richer. According to the Bloomberg Billionaire...

 
Montana cops can't shake off specter of paranormal

Montana cops can't shake off specter of paranormal

Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards says he has a little empathy when talking to people about some of the unexplained things that go “boo” or bump in the night. He remembers his days as a detention officer working the late shift at the old county jail...

 
Michigan family still in disbelief months after teen shot

Michigan family still in disbelief months after teen shot

MULLIKEN, Mich. - Brian Guilford's fondest memory of his son Deven is the very last one he has. On the morning of Feb. 28, the 17-year-old was in bed, still asleep. Brian's grandson had a basketball game that day, and Deven, who often went to watch,...

 
Pitino: 'I will not resign and let you down'

Pitino: 'I will not resign and let you down'

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said Thursday he "will not resign and let you down" in a lengthy blog post on his personal website. The post comes in the wake of U of L president James Ramsey saying he has not discussed resigning...

Usa Today, 21:10 in Sport
 
No tips? No way, Fla. restaurant staffers say

No tips? No way, Fla. restaurant staffers say

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After every shift James Hajek heads into the back office to count his tips. He lays out crisp fives and crumpled ones and piles of change that jingle coming out of his pockets. He sets aside 1 percent for the busboy and a...

 
Jack Dorsey giving one-third of Twitter stock back to employees

Jack Dorsey giving one-third of Twitter stock back to employees

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter's new chief executive Jack Dorsey says he's giving about a third of his Twitter stock — or 1% of the company — back to the company for an equity pool for employees. Dorsey said in a tweet that he wanted to "reinvest...

 
Police: Kidnapped woman leaps from car onto interstate

Police: Kidnapped woman leaps from car onto interstate

DETROIT — A 22-year-old woman managed to escape from her kidnappers by jumping out of the trunk of a car as it was driving on the freeway, Dearborn Police said. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Her two captors were...

 
Investment in Alaska’s public schools is investment in our workforce

Investment in Alaska’s public schools is investment in our workforce

During the decades we’ve both spent working closely with students, we have witnessed countless success stories within the Anchorage School District. We have watched kindergartners grow into bright, young adults, excited about the plethora of future...

 
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