FILE - In this April 19, 2006 file photo, President George W. Bush, accompanied by his brother, then-Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush, speaks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington. Jeb Bush is tossing aside any hesitations about embracing former President George W. Bush's legacy and is searching for new ways to incorporate him into his White House campaign.  (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Jeb Bush finding place for brother’s tenure in campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa — After initially struggling with questions about the Iraq War and his brother’s tenure as the nation’s leader, Jeb Bush has tossed… Continue reading

FILE - In this April 19, 2006 file photo, President George W. Bush, accompanied by his brother, then-Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush, speaks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington. Jeb Bush is tossing aside any hesitations about embracing former President George W. Bush's legacy and is searching for new ways to incorporate him into his White House campaign.  (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Ryan to seek speakership if embraced

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers late Tuesday that he will run for speaker, but only if they embrace him by week’s… Continue reading

Canada to return to its honest broker role

TORONTO — The stunning victory of Justin Trudeau will reverberate beyond Canada’s borders after the Liberal Party leader emphatically ended a decade of rule by… Continue reading

China's President Xi Jinping, right, and his wife Peng Liyuan,left, accompany Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip as they arrive for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday.

UK rolls out red carpet for China’s Xi on contentious visit

LONDON — China’s leader quoted Chinese proverbs and William Shakespeare while Britain’s prime minister hailed a “golden age” between the two nations as a state… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2015
  • By JILL LAWLESS
China's President Xi Jinping, right, and his wife Peng Liyuan,left, accompany Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip as they arrive for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday.

Mobster offers inside look at Lufthansa ‘Goodfellas’ heist

NEW YORK — The robbery crew that pulled off one of the biggest heists in U.S. history — the $6 million Lufthansa theft immortalized in… Continue reading

Beer money: $20M settlement in lawsuit over Beck’s packaging

MIAMI — U.S. drinkers of Beck’s beer who thought the American-made brew they were buying was still a fancy, century-old German import can get cash… Continue reading

Man ordered to stand trial in three Pennsylvania deaths

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A man accused of killing seven people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a seven-week period told police he heard the devil’s… Continue reading

Mom, 3 kids, neighbor killed in row house fire in Kentucky

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fire that appeared to start on the back porch of a row house spread quickly Tuesday, killing a woman, three… Continue reading

Attendees at Cancer Connection's health forum listen to Dr. Astrid Pujari as she discusses the health relationship between mind and body.

Mindfulness and cancer prevention

More than 100 people seated at tables in Centennial Hall sat up straight in their chairs, and in unison, breathed out as one. With their… Continue reading

Attendees at Cancer Connection's health forum listen to Dr. Astrid Pujari as she discusses the health relationship between mind and body.

Cancer group’s mammogram advice: Start later, get fewer

CHICAGO — The American Cancer Society now says women should start mammograms later in life and get fewer of them, a stance that puts the… Continue reading

Corporation to hear pitches addressing climate change

JUNEAU — The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has committed to hearing investment pitches from companies and projects working on ways to address climate change.Valerie Mertz,… Continue reading

Frozen well causes headaches for Bethel schools

BETHEL — A frozen well is causing headaches for school officials in Bethel.KYUK reported an ice chunk is blocking the well that every school in… Continue reading

Feds back Native group in artifacts probe

ANCHORAGE — A Massachusetts college was found in violation of a federal law regulating the possession and sale of potentially sacred artifacts following a complaint… Continue reading

More than half of U.S. states report job losses in September

WASHINGTON — Most U.S. states reported jobs losses in September as slowing growth has weighed on hiring nationwide in the past two months.The Labor Department… Continue reading

Alaska church tips pizza delivery driver $1,900

ANCHORAGE — A week after a church congregation in Ohio tipped a pizza delivery driver $1,000, a church in Anchorage has upped the stakes.Anchorage television… Continue reading

Weekly tsunami tests in Ketchikan to go silent

KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan residents will no longer be able to hear the weekly warning sirens as fire officials have implemented a new testing system.The Ketchikan… Continue reading

Eaglecrest PFD sale fails to win back many season pass holders

Eaglecrest Ski Area is fighting an uphill battle to win back season-pass holders after last year’s record-shattering short season. So far, it’s losing.Despite cutting prices… Continue reading

Contenders, big games become clear

Halfway through the college football season the contenders have become fairly clear and the most meaningful games are pretty easy to spot.Of the top 11… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2015
  • By RALPH D. RUSSO

Seahawks left searching for answers

RENTON, Wash. — Earl Thomas could not wait to get to his team meeting on Monday.Players had to air out what has gone wrong with… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH

Cubs focused on Game 3 against deGrom, Mets

CHICAGO — Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Jason Hammel played hacky sack with a baseball, and manager Joe Maddon chatted amiably with his players and… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2015
  • By JAY COHEN