News archive from 26 December 2015

Diver recovers man's lost wedding ring on ocean floor

Diver recovers man's lost wedding ring on ocean floor

A N.J. diver recovers a fisherman's wedding ring at the bottom of the ocean. iPhone by Dan Radel. BELMAR, N.J. — The task was akin to finding a needle in a haystack. Only Capt. Nick Barsa, owner of the charter boat Lock-N-Load, docked here, had to...

 
Warriors beat Cavaliers, great start to season continues

Warriors beat Cavaliers, great start to season continues

OAKLAND – Here’s the funny thing about the NBA Finals rematch between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers that interrupted Christmas Dinners across the globe on Friday afternoon: these were the same two teams that put on a good show...

Usa Today, 20:32 in Sport
 
OMG! meals of 2015: Best of Great American Bites

OMG! meals of 2015: Best of Great American Bites

The scene: Great American Bites travels the backroads, highways and city streets of this country in search of the best and most unique regional foods and standout local restaurants. But some of these stand out more than others, and an elite few obtain...

Usa Today, 20:37 in Travel
 
7 of Indiana's most interesting holy sites

7 of Indiana's most interesting holy sites

FullscreenPortions of the Shrine of St. Mother Theodore Guerin outside of Terre Haute, Ind., offer quiet contemplation. Courtesy of Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-WoodsFullscreenLodges erected at the edge of the Great Mound at Mounds State...

 

Chris Thompson: Six inspiring things from Anchorage faith organizations in 2015

During my forays into the local faith community in 2015 I experienced an intriguing mix of sights, sounds, venues and celebrations. This week I’ll briefly describe some that made lasting impressions. Next week I focus on my perennial quest regarding...

 
For Alaska's politicians, Christmas includes secret Santa, bowling, and lots of butter

For Alaska's politicians, Christmas includes secret Santa, bowling, and lots of butter

Here’s a Christmas riddle: Why would a can of Yukon River smoked king salmon made by GOP U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s in-laws end up in Virginia — in the possession of a Democrat, no less? The answer: The U.S. Senate’s secret Santa gift exchange....

 
Alaska-US power struggle over moose hunter heads to the Supreme Court

Alaska-US power struggle over moose hunter heads to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON -- On Jan. 20, the government's top lawyers are scheduled to square off against the team representing an Alaska moose hunter who has spent a small fortune fighting for what, to him, is the spirit of the Last Frontier. For others, it's about...

 
Texas mosque fire on Christmas called suspicious

Texas mosque fire on Christmas called suspicious

Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire Friday afternoon. Officials said they are currently checking surveillance footage and the cause of the fire is suspicious. HOUSTON — A two-alarm fire damaged a storefront mosque Friday in southwest Houston,...

 
Hey Santa, bring us one of these new cars in '16

Hey Santa, bring us one of these new cars in '16

Expect plenty of goodies under the tree if you're shopping for a new car in 2016. From luxury cars to compacts, minivans to SUVs, automakers from around the world have visions of sugar plums, market share and profits dancing in their heads. Look for...

 
Warriors vs. Cavs was no revenge game

Warriors vs. Cavs was no revenge game

OAKLAND – So this 89-83 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday at Oracle Arena was sweet revenge for the defending champion Golden State Warriors, right? Well, not exactly. First things first, it’s tough to exact revenge on a team that you beat in...

Usa Today, 22:10 in Sport
 
Experts debate MMA's 2015 Fighter of the Year

Experts debate MMA's 2015 Fighter of the Year

TOP VIDEOS NFL Week 16 Sunday Statement01:55Filming 'Concussion' was 'bittersweet' for star Will Smith01:00Warriors vs. Cavs a big test for both on Christmas Day01:31Six Americans Killed in Afghanistan Return to US01:32Six Americans Killed in...

Usa Today, 22:10 in Sport
 
Anchorage LIO building: A deal is a deal

Anchorage LIO building: A deal is a deal

We’ve spent the better part of our careers trying to do the right thing for Anchorage and Alaska in general. In doing so we enter into contracts all the time. As for the Anchorage Legislative Information Office, a proposal was requested by the Alaska...

 
James Harden scores 20 as Rockets snap Spurs streak

James Harden scores 20 as Rockets snap Spurs streak

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 20 points and the Houston Rockets slowed down the soaring San Antonio Spurs with an 88-84 victory Friday night. The improved Houston defense held the Spurs to a season low in points to snap their season-best seven-game...

Usa Today, 23:33 in Sport
 
Previewing Saturday's college football bowl games

Previewing Saturday's college football bowl games

St. Petersburg (Fla.) BowlMarshall (9-3) vs. Connecticut (6-6) Time/TV: 11 a.m. ET/ESPN. Surface: Artificial. Pregame.com line: Marshall by 5. Sagarin difference: Marshall by 4.95. A big day of bowls kicks off with this tilt in the Sunshine State. The...

Usa Today, 01:46 in Sport
 
Clippers hold off Lakers 94-84 in Bryant's last Xmas game

Clippers hold off Lakers 94-84 in Bryant's last Xmas game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 94-84 on Friday night to end a three-game skid and win their eighth straight against their Staples Center co-tenants. Kobe Bryant scored 12 points...

Usa Today, 01:46 in Sport
 
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