O’Malley’s two-run single lifts Mariners in 6-4 win over Astros

SEATTLE — Shawn O’Malley damaged Houston’s playoff hopes with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the eighth inning that gave the Seattle Mariners a 6-4 comeback… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2015

Bulls’ Rose to have eye surgery after being elbowed

CHICAGO — Bulls star Derrick Rose will have surgery on his left eye after being elbowed in the face.The 2011 NBA MVP sustained a left… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2015

Brown suspended, SMU gets postseason ban

DALLAS — Every stop in college for Larry Brown has meant more wins. A national title at Kansas. A runner-up finish at UCLA.There has also… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2015
  • By STEPHEN HAWKINS

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Assault• At 1:03 a.m. Tuesday, 35-year-old Diana Austin was arrested in the 100 block of Franklin Street for assault after she punched a man in… Continue reading

Voting for discounted coffee

A trio of Juneau businesses will be discounting coffee drinks for all customers the day after the municipal elections. These discounts, however, come with a… Continue reading

McGuire says she’ll leave Senate after 2016

Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, won’t seek another term in the Alaska Senate, reported the Alaska Public Radio Network. She made the announcement during the Arctic… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Sept. 30

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Treadwell Ditch. No dogs or firearms. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran… Continue reading

Ketchikan residents sentenced for trafficking narcotics

Two Ketchikan residents were sentenced Tuesday for trafficking methamphetamine and heroin into Alaska’s first city, according to federal prosecutors.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess sentenced… Continue reading

Yogi Berra remembered at funeral by family, sports royalty

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — A gold catcher’s mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2015
  • By JIM HAGUE

Soul-searching in House as McCarthy tries to lock up job

WASHINGTON — Stunned and divided, House Republicans sought a way forward Tuesday as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged to bring them together after Speaker John… Continue reading

‘Can you hear me now?’ Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

NEW YORK (AP) — Edward Snowden, who has confounded U.S. officials since his abrupt departure from the country two years ago, has just found a… Continue reading

US intel official not optimistic about cyber deal with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top intelligence official said Tuesday that he’s not optimistic that an agreement the U.S. recently struck with China will effectively… Continue reading

Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A day after a strategic northern city fell to the Taliban, the insurgents fanned out in full force Tuesday, closing roads,… Continue reading

Obama says fight against Islamic State will take time

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged all possible tools — military, intelligence and economic — to defeat the Islamic State group, but… Continue reading

In year of diplomatic wins, Obama still dogged by Syria

NEW YORK — In a year of diplomatic breakthroughs, President Barack Obama can’t escape the shadow of Syria’s intractable crisis.Obama arrived for his annual trip… Continue reading

VW the latest in long history of cheating car companies

WASHINGTON — In stock car racing, there’s an old adage: If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’. You could say the same sometimes for auto… Continue reading

Google’s driverless car drivers ride a career less traveled

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — After a friend recommended that he join a secret Google project six years ago, Brian Torcellini suddenly found himself on the… Continue reading

Iowans who sought to draft Christie in 2011, back him again

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential Chris Christie got a big boost in Iowa Tuesday when six major Republican donors and activists wooed by… Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Funding."  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos

WASHINGTON — The head of Planned Parenthood defended the women’s health organization Tuesday before a Republican-run Congress bent on slashing its federal funding, telling lawmakers… Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Funding."  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
An Afghan boy blows bubbles outside his family's tent at Victoria Square, where hundreds of migrants stay temporarily before trying to continue their trip to more prosperous northern European countries, in Athens on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, now topping a half a million. Some 388,000 have entered via Greece. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Amid Europe’s migrant tensions, kindness arises too

PARIS — A 24-year-old Danish woman sails refugees across windy straits to safety in Sweden. A Romanian whose ancestors were driven from their homeland opens… Continue reading

An Afghan boy blows bubbles outside his family's tent at Victoria Square, where hundreds of migrants stay temporarily before trying to continue their trip to more prosperous northern European countries, in Athens on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, now topping a half a million. Some 388,000 have entered via Greece. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)