News archive from 24 November 2015

Post-'Hunger,' Hollywood hankers for next YA phenom

Post-'Hunger,' Hollywood hankers for next YA phenom

The time has come for Katniss Everdeen to hang up her bow and arrow. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 soared into theaters over the weekend, capping a young adult franchise whose book trilogy has sold more than 65 million copies in the USA...

 
5 global drugmakers pay the lowest taxes

5 global drugmakers pay the lowest taxes

It's hard to blame Pfizer (PFE) for trying to cut its tax bill. That's what many of its foreign rivals are doing. Five global drugmakers, including Britain's AstraZeneca (AZN) and Mylan (MYL) and Switzerland's Novartis (NOVN) paid the lowest effective...

 
Adele already has 2015's top-selling album

Adele already has 2015's top-selling album

We always knew Adele's new album would be huge, but no one could've predicted just how high it'd go. Since its Friday release, the British singer's 25 has sold 2.3 million copies in the USA alone, according to Nielsen Music. That makes it the...

 
29 use-of-force complaints on file against Delaware cop, court records show

29 use-of-force complaints on file against Delaware cop, court records show

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Dover police officer charged with second-degree assault after a police dashboard camera recorded him knocking out a suspect with a kick to the jaw in 2013 has 29 use-of-force reports in his file, according to unsealed documents...

 
Video of Johnny Manziel causes stir as Browns end bye week

Video of Johnny Manziel causes stir as Browns end bye week

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel couldn't make it through the Browns' bye week without being a distraction. Manziel, who promised last week that he wouldn't embarrass Cleveland's organization while the team was off, spent time partying in Texas and...

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Review board: NYPD officers committed misconduct in Thabo Sefolosha arrest

Review board: NYPD officers committed misconduct in Thabo Sefolosha arrest

Two New York Police Department officers committed misconduct in the April arrest of Atlanta Hawks guard-forward Thabo Sefolosha, the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board determined. The officers — JohnPaul Giacona and Richard Caster — used abuse of...

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Despite law, restaurants still don't donate food

Despite law, restaurants still don't donate food

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — After the dinner rush is over at the Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. and the pint glasses are put away, there's usually not much food to go around. But should there be a surplus of slices or leftover salad from the lunch buffet,...

 
Goldman Sachs analyst: Apple stock has huge upside

Goldman Sachs analyst: Apple stock has huge upside

It's no secret that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock looks underpriced. But Goldman Sachs believes the company is drastically undervalued, awarding its shares a $163 12-month price target and adding the security to the bank's "conviction buy" list....

 
Review: Exciting 'Creed' pulls no punches

Review: Exciting 'Creed' pulls no punches

Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone star in 'Creed.' The Rocky film franchise is in better shape than it has been in years, thanks to a couple of new guys with the eye of the tiger and the elder statesman who’s still got punch. Directed and...

 
Seawolves will host West Region volleyball tournament

Seawolves will host West Region volleyball tournament

The UAA volleyball team, the top-ranked team in the West Region and the 9th-ranked team in the nation, will host the NCAA Division II West Region tournament next week at the Alaska Airlines Center. The eight-team, three-day tournament runs Dec. 4-6....

 
Tesla prices novel Model X SUV at $80,000

Tesla prices novel Model X SUV at $80,000

Tesla Motor's long-awaited Model X, an electric-powered, long-range crossover with upward-opening second-row doors, has been priced at $80,000 before delivery charges. That puts it $5,000 more than the lowest priced version of the breakthrough sedan...

 
Frustrated breast cancer-stricken mom: Pink is no cure

Frustrated breast cancer-stricken mom: Pink is no cure

FullscreenKatie Mayberry during a scan to see if her cancer is active. She has these scans every three months. Submitted photoFullscreenKatie Mayberry receives chemotherapy treatment at Cox Hospital on Oct. 26. Nathan...

 
Arts Scene: Masks, music and the biggest book fair of the year

Arts Scene: Masks, music and the biggest book fair of the year

ArtLooking at masks Four scholarly experts on the subject of Alaska Native masks will discuss the topic at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in room 307 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Anthropologists and authors MacArthur award-winner Sven Haakanson,...

 
Ford recalls 451,865 Fusions, Mercury Milans

Ford recalls 451,865 Fusions, Mercury Milans

Ford has ordered a massive recall of 2010 and 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans to fix faulty fuel-tank valves that can cause leaks and lead to increased fire risk. The recall involves 451,865 vehicles in North America, Ford says. Some of the...

 

Tuesday's forecast: Snow for Northwest, Rockies

The national weather forecast for Tuesday, November 23, 2015 calls for heavy rain from Seattle to San Francisco. Tuesday's weather will feature mostly calm conditions in the central and eastern U.S. and a developing storm in the Northwest. West:...

 
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