News archive from 26 November 2015

Tips to make Thanksgiving dinner cell-phone free

Tips to make Thanksgiving dinner cell-phone free

I was pretty sure it isn’t just my family that has a problem with cell phones at the dinner table, especially on Thanksgiving, but now I have proof. Jumio’s 2013 Mobile Consumer Habits survey reported that one-third of us use our smart phones at the...

 
Shootout notebook: Warm weather, Magic Bus anniversary and a funny guy from Chicago

Shootout notebook: Warm weather, Magic Bus anniversary and a funny guy from Chicago

Springtime in Alaska is not what teams from California, North Carolina and Tennessee had in mind when they headed north to play in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout. Just a week ago it was below zero in Anchorage. On Wednesday temperatures were in the...

 
Will Google's parent test Project Loon in the U.S.?

Will Google's parent test Project Loon in the U.S.?

SAN FRANCISCO — Is Google parent company Alphabet planning to test high-altitude balloons to deliver Internet coverage across the United States? The Internet giant has asked the Federal Communications Commission for a license to test experimental...

 
Brock Osweiler must prepare for Bill Belichick's grab bag of tricks

Brock Osweiler must prepare for Bill Belichick's grab bag of tricks

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero explains how sitting Peyton Manning is the logical decision for Denver. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – During his season and a half with the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib picked up enough about how Bill...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving service has added poignancy

Interfaith Thanksgiving service has added poignancy

Members of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic faith gather at the Lincroft Presbyterian Church to celebrate Thanksgiving together. MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — It was a powerful message, delivered to a church packed with Christians, Jews and Muslims who want to...

 
California orders Volkswagen diesel car recall

California orders Volkswagen diesel car recall

LOS ANGELES -- Volkswagen Group is going to have recall all of its cars with 3-liter diesel engines in California under an order issued Wednesday by the state's air-quality authority. Volkswagen was told in a letter from the California Air Resources...

 

Tiny Mississippi town offers to take in refugees

JACKSON, Miss. — A small town in the Mississippi Delta says it is willing to open its doors to refugees. The Board of Aldermen in Louise, Miss., population 199 in the 2010 census, approved a resolution Nov. 17 in support of the U.S. policy to accept...

 
Apple steps up its VR game in buying 'Star Wars' tech firm Faceshift

Apple steps up its VR game in buying 'Star Wars' tech firm Faceshift

SAN FRANCISCO - As the virtual- and augmented- reality wars heat up, Apple is making sure it stays competitive with occasional acquisitions such as AR pioneer Metaio and 3D sensor outfit PrimeSense. Now it's adding another company to its quiver,...

 
Protesters rally after police shoot deaf dog

Protesters rally after police shoot deaf dog

LEWISTON, Idaho — Protesters gathered at a rally in Lewiston Wednesday after a dog was shot by police Monday. "For them to describe my dog as aggressive really hurts my feelings," said the dog's owner, Corazon HuiHui. HuiHui said his dog...

 
George Mason beats in Pepperdine to finish third in Shootout

George Mason beats in Pepperdine to finish third in Shootout

The third game of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout proved to be the closest yet. The George Mason women’s basketball team beat Pepperdine 71-63 Wednesday at the Alaska Airlines Center in a game that was close until the Patriots extended their lead with a...

 

Supreme Court rules against plane company of anti-Pebble mine activist Gillam

Cheap flights offered in 2010 to two political candidates through Alaska money manager and anti-Pebble mine activist Bob Gillam violated state election law, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in upholding a fine against Gillam’s RBG Bush Planes....

 
Anchorage campaign to help refugees shares message of hope

Anchorage campaign to help refugees shares message of hope

The refugee children from Syria aren’t asking all that much, the speaker told the Anchorage audience. “They ran away from violence and don’t want to see any more of it,” he said. “They ran away from their homes and when some of them come here to make...

 

Wayne and Wanda: Should I invite the girl I'm dating to Thanksgiving?

Dear Wayne and Wanda, There's a girl I've been dating for a couple months. So far it's been fun, but we're just getting to know each other. >I have a big family here, but she moved up here just before we started dating and she doesn't know a lot of...

 
Burke's Law: Twin blessings for Drs. Mala and Mau

Burke's Law: Twin blessings for Drs. Mala and Mau

They may be too young to realize it, but a cooing, squealing, 6-month-old duo with Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian roots has two pairs of big shoes to fill. Newly retired Dr. Ted Mala of Alaska and Dr. Marjory Mau, of Hawaii, welcomed the twins in...

 

Supreme Court rules against anti-Pebble mine activist Gillam

Cheap flights offered in 2010 to two political candidates through Alaska money manager and anti-Pebble mine activist Bob Gillam violated state election law, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in upholding a fine against Gillam’s RBG Bush Planes....

 
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