Police could finish Johnny Manziel case by this week

DALLAS — Dallas police say they could conclude their domestic violence investigation of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel by later this week.Police spokesman Maj. Midge… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2016

Durant recovers from injury, returns to MVP level

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had finally reached the pinnacle.After years of chasing LeBron James, the Thunder forward finally was named league MVP two seasons… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2016
  • By CLIFF BRUNT

As novel ‘Mockingbird’ soared, author Lee grew more elusive

Harper Lee was an ordinary woman as stunned as anybody by the extraordinary success of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”“It was like being hit over the… Continue reading

In a resilient N. Korea, can sanctions be successful?

PYONGYANG, North Korea — As the U.S. Congress passed a new set of sanctions on North Korea this week, South Korea shut down the last… Continue reading

Can scientists prove Zika is causing birth defects?

NEW YORK — Scientists suspect an outbreak of the Zika virus is behind a surge in a rare birth defect in Brazil. But how are… Continue reading

In this Feb. 2, 2016 photo, Naila Amin, 26, holds a book from one of the classes she is taking at Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y. Amin, who was forced into marriage at the age of 15 to a 28-year-old cousin in Pakistan who beat and mistreated her, aspires to become a social worker and open a group home for girls trying to avoid or recover from forced marriages. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Efforts intensify to curtail child marriage in the US

NEW YORK — Child marriage wasn’t an issue of note for Virginia state Sen. Jill Vogel until she heard the stories circulating in her district… Continue reading

In this Feb. 2, 2016 photo, Naila Amin, 26, holds a book from one of the classes she is taking at Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y. Amin, who was forced into marriage at the age of 15 to a 28-year-old cousin in Pakistan who beat and mistreated her, aspires to become a social worker and open a group home for girls trying to avoid or recover from forced marriages. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Stevens asks for independent review of Anchorage LIO options

Legislative Council chair Sen. Gary Stevens directed the Legislative Affairs Agency last week to hire a third-party for an independent analysis of dueling financial conclusions… Continue reading

Body found on trail in N. Douglas

On Friday afternoon the Juneau Police Department received word that a man had been found face down and not breathing on a North Douglas trail.… Continue reading

House Resources Committee members Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, left, Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, and Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, listen to testimony on HB 253 at the Capitol on Friday. The Mining License Tax Bill would increase taxes from 7 percent to 9 percent on mines making over $100,000 per year.

Head of UAS mine-training program opposes tax hike

Miners opposed to a proposal by Gov. Bill Walker to raise taxes on the state’s top-producing mines got help from an unexpected source Friday afternoon.Alongside… Continue reading

House Resources Committee members Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, left, Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, and Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, listen to testimony on HB 253 at the Capitol on Friday. The Mining License Tax Bill would increase taxes from 7 percent to 9 percent on mines making over $100,000 per year.

Anchorage men charged with pointing gun at federal marshal

ANCHORAGE - Two 26-year-old Anchorage men were indicted Thursday on charges of assaulting a deputy federal marshal.Leigaga Amituanai and Sulu Faamolemole were indicted on felony… Continue reading

Grounded Eagle

The carriage of one of the Mount Roberts Tramway cars lies, surrounded by caution tape, on the sidewalk in front of the tram hangar. Inside… Continue reading

Photo: Key Coalition rally

Members of the Key Coalition of Alaska arrive for a rally in front of the Capitol on Friday. Key Coalition educates legislators about maintaining community-based… Continue reading

Cameron: Britain’s referendum on EU membership to be June 23

LONDON (AP) — It’s been three years in the making, but a June 23 date has finally been set for the momentous “in or out”… Continue reading

Serbia: 2 hostages killed in US airstrikes in Libya

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Two Serbian embassy staffers held hostage since November died in Friday’s U.S. airstrikes on an Islamic State camp in western Libya… Continue reading

Clinton edges out Sanders to win Nevada caucuses

LAS VEGAS — Hillary Clinton seized the momentum in the fierce fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, turning back a challenge from Bernie Sanders in… Continue reading

Trump wins S. Carolina, posts second primary win

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Donald Trump rolled to a win in South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday as voters seething about Washington and politicians lifted the… Continue reading

Junior hoping to drive ‘Amelia’ back to victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Her name is Amelia, and boy, can she fly.She’ll be forever treasured by Dale Earnhardt Jr., even though he wants nothing… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2016
  • By JENNA FRYER

UN: Zika virus will be ‘way down’ before Games

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization’s Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a “fantastic Olympics” and that the mosquito-borne… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2016
  • By JAMEY KEATEN

Longtime Steelers tight end Heath Miller retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller retired on Friday after an 11-year career with the franchise that included a pair of Super… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2016
  • By WILL GRAVES

US rig count drops 27 this week to 514; Texas down 12

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 27… Continue reading