News archive from 29 March 2015

Alabama safety Geno Smith charged with second DUI

Alabama safety Geno Smith charged with second DUI

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama defensive back Geno Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence for the second time in his career with the Crimson Tide. Smith was arrested Saturday morning and placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on...

Usa Today, 20:05 in Sport
 

Arkansas follows Indiana into 'religious freedom' fight

Indiana was the focus of harsh news this week when Gov. Mike Pence signed a “religious freedom” act and much of the business and political world erupted in criticism. Those opposed to the law, which allows businesses to refuse service to potential...

 
How the Ellen Pao suit ended: courthouse report

How the Ellen Pao suit ended: courthouse report

SAN FRANCISCO—Ellen Pao's gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins ended Friday after a five- week trial that peeled the covers off one of technology's most influential firms. The jury decided against Pao on all four counts. Kleiner said the...

 
Man shoots wife, self at Kentucky nursing home

Man shoots wife, self at Kentucky nursing home

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man in a Kentucky nursing home shot his wife Saturday and then turned the gun on himself, police say. The couple, both believed to be in their 80s, were residents of the Elmcroft of Valley Farms assisted living facility, Louisville...

 
Gov. seeks to 'clarify' Indiana 'religious freedom' law

Gov. seeks to 'clarify' Indiana 'religious freedom' law

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, said Saturday that he will support the introduction of legislation to "clarify" that the state's controversial "religious freedom" law does...

 
Kaminsky and Dekker help Wisconsin top Arizona again to reach Final Four

Kaminsky and Dekker help Wisconsin top Arizona again to reach Final Four

LOS ANGELES — Breaking down No.1 seed Wisconsin's 85-78 victory over No.2 seed Arizona in the NCAA West Region final Saturday in Staples Center. THE BIG PICTURE: Coach Bo Ryan, Player of the Year candidate Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers...

Usa Today, 21:03 in Sport
 

8 of 9 Alaska teams advance at USA Hockey Youth Nationals

Eight of Alaska’s nine teams in the USA Hockey Youth Nationals advanced to quarterfinals in Sunday’s elimination round. The Alaska teams moved on after three days of pool play, which wrapped Saturday in the five-day tournaments across the country....

 

Lane smokes field to take U14 slalom state championship

Anchorage skier Connor Lane crushed the competition to win the U14 state championship slalom race Saturday at Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood. Lane took the boys title by more than four seconds over Juneau’s Cam Skaggs. His two-run time of 48.40...

 
Legislature looks at its Anchorage building as it search for more cuts

Legislature looks at its Anchorage building as it search for more cuts

JUNEAU -- State lawmakers are exploring ways to reduce their own budget more deeply than an earlier version of their spending plan by cutting costs for their offices around the state -- including their pricey, recently remodeled Anchorage space. A...

 
Legislature looks at its Anchorage building as it hunts for more cuts

Legislature looks at its Anchorage building as it hunts for more cuts

JUNEAU -- State lawmakers are exploring ways to reduce their own budget more deeply than an earlier version of their spending plan by cutting costs for their offices around the state -- including their pricey, recently remodeled Anchorage space. A...

 
Legislature reconsiders its Anchorage building as it hunts for more cuts

Legislature reconsiders its Anchorage building as it hunts for more cuts

JUNEAU -- State lawmakers are exploring ways to reduce their own budget more deeply than an earlier version of their spending plan by cutting costs for their offices around the state -- including their pricey, recently remodeled Anchorage space. A...

 

Senate proposal deepens education cuts

JUNEAU -- The state's Department of Education and Early Development will likely face the steepest cuts of any department, said Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, a key player in education policy in the Alaska Senate. Dunleavy chairs both the...

 
Kentucky survives massive scare vs. Notre Dame to reach Final Four

Kentucky survives massive scare vs. Notre Dame to reach Final Four

CLEVELAND – Breaking down No. 1 seed Kentucky's 68-66 victory against No. 3 seed Notre Dame in the Midwest Regional final at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night: WHAT WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT: Quite simply, given everything at stake, this was nothing...

Usa Today, 23:18 in Sport
 
Wisconsin heads to Final Four with different feeling

Wisconsin heads to Final Four with different feeling

LOS ANGELES – Last year, Wisconsin beat Arizona by one point in overtime in a thrilling West Regional final to get to its first Final four in 14 years. Saturday, Wisconsin beat Arizona by seven points in a somewhat dominant West Regional final to get...

Usa Today, 23:18 in Sport
 

Sen. Sullivan wants state option to prosecute sex trafficking cases

FAIRBANKS -- Among the lingering questions about the political corruption scandal that shook Alaska over the past decade is why the federal government backed off on a potential sex exploitation case against Bill Allen, the 77-year-old former political...

 
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