News archive from 31 March 2015, page 8

Genre TV revivals

Genre TV revivals

Imagine what it would be like if The X-Files and Twin Peaks had been around in an age of live-tweeting, Snapchats and memes. The creators of those social media-friendly series will soon find out, because they're bringing them back. Last week, Fox...

 
Groups lobby GOP senators to back Lynch nomination

Groups lobby GOP senators to back Lynch nomination

WASHINGTON — Black women's groups, civil rights organizations and religious leaders say they'll lobby Republican senators over the congressional recess to back swift action to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general. "Hopefully, with the right...

 
How Indiana's RFRA differs from federal version

How Indiana's RFRA differs from federal version

INDIANAPOLIS — Is Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act the same as the federal version that became law two decades ago? Not quite. Indiana's RFRA is similar, but not identical. And there's debate about how much those differences matter....

 
VW reveals Golf SportWagen Alltrack, colorful Beetles

VW reveals Golf SportWagen Alltrack, colorful Beetles

NEW YORK -- Volkswagen continues to milk its redesigned Golf small car with variations and concept cars as a way to plug holes in its new-model launch schedule. Concept cars and special edition versions both are techniques often used by the auto...

 
Ind. faces uproar that veto of Ariz. bill avoided

Ind. faces uproar that veto of Ariz. bill avoided

PHOENIX — Arizona in 2014 got singed by a national political inferno similar to the one that has engulfed Indiana after Gov. Mike Pence signed his state's new "religious freedom" law, which critics say permits businesses to discriminate on...

 
Lawsuit seeks to remove commanders from rape cases

Lawsuit seeks to remove commanders from rape cases

WASHINGTON — Four active-duty and former service women filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court to stop the Defense Department from putting commanders in charge of cases involving sexual assault in their units. Charging that commanders cannot be fair...

 

Alaska Senate passes gas line bill that Gov. Walker says he'll veto

JUNEAU -- The Republican-controlled Alaska Senate on Tuesday passed a bill aimed at sidelining Gov. Bill Walker’s effort to take control of a proposed backup gas pipeline from the North Slope. The move escalates the conflict between legislative...

 

Review calls for organizational overhaul of Anchorage school facilities

A newly released review of the Anchorage School District's facilities operations highlights numerous deficiencies in how the district secures funding for capital projects and estimates the costs of those projects. The review, made public Tuesday,...

 
Suit revives controversy on Air Force explicit songbook

Suit revives controversy on Air Force explicit songbook

WASHINGTON — A new lawsuit that seeks to stop the Defense Department from putting commanders in charge of sexual assault cases in their units has revived a 2012 controversy over a sexually explicit songbook that some fighter pilots allegedly used. The...

 
Cheap oil prices chop jobs by thousands

Cheap oil prices chop jobs by thousands

Planned oil industry layoffs in the U.S. are approaching 100,000 in the past four months with more likely to come. Oil-producing states like North Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana are catching the brunt of the cutbacks just as consumers are...

 
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