News archive from 25 October 2014

Knik Bridge circus shows need for better Alaska decision making

For five years as a volunteer I have followed the bizarre and changing plans for financing the Knik Arm Bridge. Through this process, I’ve become less concerned about the project’s huge price tag than a larger question: how can the state make better...

 
After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

OTTAWA, Ontario Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower. That sensibility has been tested by two...

 

Carolina Panthers to trot out unheralded offensive line vs. Seattle

With injuries to two of their guards, the Carolina Panthers will trot out an offensive line Sunday against Seattle featuring four undrafted free agents flanking Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil. But veteran guard Fernando Velasco looks at it a little...

 

Slow starts, fouls were factors in a 3-5 Hornets preseason

The first half of Thursday's exhibition against the Indiana Pacers was an extreme version of something Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford has noticed all preseason: slow starts. The Hornets fell behind by 10 in the first quarter, a deficit that...

 

UNC brings revitalized offense into key game against Virginia

CHAPEL HILL The low point, at least for the North Carolina offense, came earlier this month during a 34-17 defeat against Virginia Tech. There were penalties and incorrect receiving routes and not much of a running game and no flow, or rhythm. And,...

 
Police: Mesa manager gave herself raises, stole $200K

Police: Mesa manager gave herself raises, stole $200K

An east Mesa office manager readily accepted a series of small pay increases after she started working at a doctor's office in 2007, but it was her decision to turn down several bumps in pay in recent years that caught the attention of the physician...

 
West Valley cities are building parks in low-income areas

West Valley cities are building parks in low-income areas

Dozens of school-age kids laughed and chattered as they designed what they want to see at the coming playground at Bonsall Park North in Glendale. Their ideas ranged from imaginative to downright ingenious: an entire trampoline floor, a roller...

 

Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money...

 
Reuters: Ford to spend a ton saving Lincoln

Reuters: Ford to spend a ton saving Lincoln

Ford Motor is reversing course, planning to dump at least $5 billion into saving its foundering Lincoln luxury brand. It will replace or renew every Lincoln model in the next five years. That's the heart of an exclusive report by the Reuters news...

 
Obama probes NHTSA for recalls, Takata for airbags

Obama probes NHTSA for recalls, Takata for airbags

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration official says the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls is being reviewed. The agency has been criticized for not acting aggressively enough regarding recalls of...

 
Ebola in New York fires up the media

Ebola in New York fires up the media

A single case in New York City, the nation's largest metropolis and media capital, brought heightened attention to both Ebola and Ebola coverage, renewing chatter about the way journalists were reporting on a story in their own backyard. New York...

 
FCC: Phone companies posted private info online

FCC: Phone companies posted private info online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two phone companies — TerraCom and YourTel America — unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators...

 
Test Drive BMW i8: It's a stunner

Test Drive BMW i8: It's a stunner

Fullscreen The BMW i8A is a sleek hybrid coupe that uses lightweight materials, has a small-displacement gasoline engine in back and an electric motor in front for all-wheel drive ability. Gull-wing doors and carbon-fiber construction are the marquee...

 
Nyaradi: ETFs to help your retirement

Nyaradi: ETFs to help your retirement

Retirement looms large for the baby boomer generation and ETFs can help us reach our retirement goals. Baby-boomers tend to focus their individual retirement accounts on mutual funds, rather than ETFs. Perhaps it is due to the fact that many...

 
Shakira to release baby toys with Fisher-Price

Shakira to release baby toys with Fisher-Price

NEW YORK (AP) — Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms. The Mattel-owned company announced Friday that the First Steps collection of toys and baby gear would be available in November....

 

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