News archive from 26 April 2015

Jazz Fest delights locals and newbies alike in New Orleans

Jazz Fest delights locals and newbies alike in New Orleans

Fullscreen Chris Boone, right, of New Orleans, dances with Zydebooty, as she wanted to be identified, while Geno Delefose & French Rockin' Boogie perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 24, 2015. (Photo: Gerald Herbert, AP)...

 
Gunmen kill prominent female activist in Pakistan

Gunmen kill prominent female activist in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday. While...

 
Review: 'Moose: The Movie' is silly, but Alaskans will love it

Review: 'Moose: The Movie' is silly, but Alaskans will love it

“Moose: The Movie” is well worth the drive to Wasilla. The feature-length, locally made film created by Tundra cartoonist Chad Carpenter and about half the Mat-Su population is bright, fast-paced, well produced, utterly entertaining and very amusing....

 
Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast

Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast

AUGUSTA, Sicily (AP) — Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily. Italian Navy spokeswoman Giorgia Trecca said Saturday's...

 
Nets show flashes of what could have been in Game 3 victory

Nets show flashes of what could have been in Game 3 victory

BROOKLYN — It wasn't supposed to be like this. The Brooklyn Nets put together a trio of stars in the summer of 2012 ahead of their move from New Jersey. A backcourt featuring a pair of All Stars, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, combined with center...

Usa Today, 19:26 in Sport
 

Nearly 300 women turn out for Palmer 5K

Christa Hayes clocked a time of 23 minutes, 0.7 seconds to win the Who Let the Girls Out 5-k run, which attracted 273 runners to a course around downtown Palmer. Hayes, who won the 40-44 year old age group in the all-female race, beat 45-49 age group...

 
U.S. sending $1M, disaster response team to Nepal

U.S. sending $1M, disaster response team to Nepal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million in aid to Nepal following a devastating earthquake felt in neighboring countries. The White House and Secretary of State John Kerry are offering condolences along...

 
Former Expos executive, manager Jim Fanning dies

Former Expos executive, manager Jim Fanning dies

TORONTO (AP) — Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. He was 87. The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Fanning's death Saturday. Fanning was the Expos' general manager...

Usa Today, 20:12 in Sport
 
'New rebels' seek control of federal land

'New rebels' seek control of federal land

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A growing movement to transfer federal land to state control in Western states, where the federal government is a big landowner, is drawing comparisons to the Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s and running into strong resistance...

 
Iowa's social conservatives size up GOP hopefuls

Iowa's social conservatives size up GOP hopefuls

DES MOINES, Iowa — A crowd of Republicans with their eyes on Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses met a key constituency at an evangelical church in Waukee on Saturday night. Nine declared and prospective presidential candidates delivered speeches to...

 
Nevada lawmakers take Colorado marijuana tour

Nevada lawmakers take Colorado marijuana tour

Nevada lawmakers take Colorado marijuana tour DENVER — With smiles, selfies and a few nervous chuckles, a group of Nevada legislators and policymakers got a first-hand look at Colorado's fast-growing legal marijuana industry this weekend, coming...

 

What's going on in Wisconsin violates basic American rights

If the notion of wielding the IRS as a weapon against political enemies or wiretapping the Associated Press does not bother you; if the NSA's pervasive eavesdropping or Barack Obama’s lawless presidency does not make you nuts, what happened in...

 
Sheriff: Body of Michigan woman seen in fliers is found

Sheriff: Body of Michigan woman seen in fliers is found

DETROIT — A body found in a field in southeast Michigan on Friday is that of 22-year-old Chelsea Bruck, who was last seen at a Halloween party in six months ago, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Saturday night. Bruck's handmade Halloween...

 
Fans at Orioles-Red Sox asked to stay in Camden Yards after violent protest

Fans at Orioles-Red Sox asked to stay in Camden Yards after violent protest

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were asked to stay inside the stadium after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent. The protesters blocked an intersection near Oriole Park at Camden Yards...

Usa Today, 22:25 in Sport
 
Cost of ignorance: School cuts jeopardize Alaska's future and kids' future success

Cost of ignorance: School cuts jeopardize Alaska's future and kids' future success

Although older Alaskans may deserve the government we voted for, it looks like the younger ones won’t get the education they deserve. Gov. Bill Walker and Education Commissioner Mike Hanley first sounded the education retreat when they asked the...

 
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