News archive from 28 February 2015

New gas line measure planned by House Republicans in response to Walker proposal

JUNEAU -- The speaker of the Alaska House, Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, plans to introduce legislation next week affecting the state’s natural gas pipeline projects, a major point of contention between Republican House leaders and independent Gov. Bill...

 
NYPD cop killed in crash with wrong-way driver

NYPD cop killed in crash with wrong-way driver

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — A New York Police Department detective was killed early Friday when a wrong-way driver crashed into his car on a highway here. Paul Duncan, 46, lived with his wife, Rechelle, and their daughter in Hartsdale. He was a 17-year member...

 
What's in his wallet? Capital One discloses CEO Fairbank's compensation

What's in his wallet? Capital One discloses CEO Fairbank's compensation

Capital One Financial CEO Richard Fairbank hasn't received a salary from the banking and credit card giant since 1998. He'll continue keeping it that way in 2015. Still, Fairbank received compensation valued at more than $19.6 million in 2014, up 7%...

 

New gas line measure planned by House Republicans following Walker proposal

JUNEAU -- The speaker of the Alaska House, Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, plans to introduce legislation next week affecting the state’s natural gas pipeline projects, a major point of contention between Republican House leaders and independent Gov. Bill...

 
Madonna's new album is full of 'Heart'

Madonna's new album is full of 'Heart'

When Madonna sings on the title track of her latest album, Rebel Heart (***1/2 out of four; out March 10), that she has "outgrown my past and I've shed my skin," she is both protesting too much and engaging in understatement. Our most...

 
Kelly Osbourne exiting 'Fashion Police'

Kelly Osbourne exiting 'Fashion Police'

It appears the Fashion Police have issued another citation. Kelly Osbourne is exiting the show days after complaining about co-host Giuliana Rancic's comments on Zendaya's dreadlocks. E! Entertainment said Friday that Osbourne is leaving to pursue...

 
Bruce Lee biopic is in the works

Bruce Lee biopic is in the works

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee is getting the official biopic treatment, daughter Shannon Lee announced Friday. Despite his untimely death in 1973 at age 32, Bruce Lee helped to create and popularize a genre that still...

 
What we learned at Ellen Pao trial this week

What we learned at Ellen Pao trial this week

SAN FRANCISCO—The chummy but hard-nosed culture at Silicon Valley venture capital firms was on display this week as a court heard testimony in a gender discrimination suit brought by Ellen Pao, a former junior partner at Kleiner Perkins, against her...

 
'Sound of Music' still comes alive at 50

'Sound of Music' still comes alive at 50

Fifty years ago Monday, one of our greatest and most enduring film love affairs began with the delivery of raindrops on roses. And seven adorable kids. And breathtaking views of the Austrian Alps. And a sumptuous score by the greatest songwriting team...

 
Analysis: Brian Hoyer likely done in Cleveland after Josh McCown signing

Analysis: Brian Hoyer likely done in Cleveland after Josh McCown signing

In the midst of a turbulent offseason, the Cleveland Browns potentially scored an important win when they landed Josh McCown as their 2015 starting quarterback Friday. McCown had visited several other teams, including the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears...

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Technology could eliminate snow days for schools

Technology could eliminate snow days for schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Snow days don't have to stop instruction with today's technology, which a Tennessee school director says is one reason to equip all students and teachers with laptop computers year-round. The concept of holding class online when bad...

 
Julie Andrews, 79, finds new favorite things

Julie Andrews, 79, finds new favorite things

"I'm just getting over some road rage," says Julie Andrews, while stuck in Los Angeles traffic. She's kidding, of course. Rage is something you wouldn't likely associate with Andrews, any more than you'd expect discretion from Kim...

 
Young von Trapps continue musical tradition

Young von Trapps continue musical tradition

Like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, the von Trapps' musical legacy is beloved by many. But not every descendant can carry a tune. "Our parents can't sing at all," says Sofia von Trapp, great-granddaughter of Captain Georg and...

 
Chief: Detective who sought DNA funds still on cold case

Chief: Detective who sought DNA funds still on cold case

INDIANAPOLIS — Police officials on Friday walked back on reports that they had pulled a detective off a cold case murder investigation after he sought public funding for a DNA test. The news conference came a day after officials and family members...

 
Seneca boasts first battery-operated bus fleet

Seneca boasts first battery-operated bus fleet

SENECA, S.C. – There are cities with more electric buses, but Seneca, according to the founder of Greenville-based bus manufacturer Proterra, now has the world's first all-electric municipal bus fleet. City, state and federal officials gathered Friday...

 
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