Police: Soldier dies trying to show firearm wasn’t loaded

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks police say an Army sergeant died when he unknowingly fired a loaded gun to his head when trying to show a friend… Continue reading

‘American Idol’ license plate contest proposed

JUNEAU — A bill attempting to mimic the success of a popular reality television show by establishing a statewide contest for license plate design has… Continue reading

More deer washing up on Sitka runway during hunting season

SITKA — Officials have seen a spike in the number of dead deer washing up on the runway of Sitka’s airport during this year’s hunting… Continue reading

Bill would restrict AG appointments to boards

JUNEAU — A bill introduced in the Alaska House on Monday seeks to restrict the attorney general from serving on the governing body of a… Continue reading

Walker tries again with Board of Fisheries nominations

JUNEAU — As a former Board of Fisheries appointee heads to court on Tuesday, Gov. Bill Walker is again wading into fisheries politics with the… Continue reading

Trump boosts Iowa turnout, but loses votes

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump’s presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful consideration, many new Iowa voters… Continue reading

In this image released Tuesday, a trained eagle puts its claws into a flying drone.

Eagles vs. Drones: Dutch police eye birds of prey for mechanical pests

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and… Continue reading

In this image released Tuesday, a trained eagle puts its claws into a flying drone.

Deal protects huge swath of B.C. coast from logging

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest has been largely protected from logging in a landmark agreement between aboriginals, forest companies, environmental groups… Continue reading

In this Jan. 23 photo, an oil pump stands as the Saudi Hawks Aerobatic Team of the Royal Saudi Air Force performs during the Bahrain International Airshow in Sakhir, Bahrain.

Cheap oil shakes up global governments

Cheap oil will be sticking around for a while.That reality is wreaking havoc and causing uncertainty for some governments and businesses, while creating financial windfalls… Continue reading

In this Jan. 23 photo, an oil pump stands as the Saudi Hawks Aerobatic Team of the Royal Saudi Air Force performs during the Bahrain International Airshow in Sakhir, Bahrain.

Exxon’s 4Q, annual profit plunge

DALLAS — The big plunge in crude prices is taking a toll on Big Oil.Exxon Mobil Corp. said Tuesday that fourth-quarter profit fell 58 percent… Continue reading

BP reports 91 percent plunge in 4Q earnings

LONDON — BP’s fourth-quarter earnings plunged 91 percent amid sharp declines in oil prices as the British energy company continued to make provision for the… Continue reading

Facts and figures show the impact of low oil prices

The impact of sharply lower oil prices is being felt around the globe. Oil-dependent countries are trying to mend busted budgets. Oil companies are cutting… Continue reading

After Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H. — Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted… Continue reading

Former DA says he believes Cosby can’t be prosecuted

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he believes… Continue reading

Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

DALLAS — Health officials in Texas on Tuesday reported the first case of the Zika virus being transmitted within the United States amid the current… Continue reading

Generals say women should have to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women… Continue reading

High hopes, wide gulf as Obama, GOP look for common ground

WASHINGTON — Can President Barack Obama and Republicans put aside years of ill will to secure a few big breakthroughs in Obama’s final year? Don’t… Continue reading

NASCAR’s Stewart hospitalized with back injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2016
  • By JENNA FRYER

Recruiting stunts help coaches stand out in social media age

In the wacky world of recruiting, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh sleeping over at a prospect’s house somehow makes perfect sense.Just ask Gerry DiNardo, who used… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2016
  • By NOAH TRISTER

Browns tired of Manziel’s antics, point to release

CLEVELAND — The Browns are about to throw Johnny Football away.The team issued a strong statement Tuesday, condemning quarterback Johnny Manziel’s actions and pointing to… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2016
  • By TOM WITHERS