Cueto tosses gem as Royals beat Astros in clincher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Johnny Cueto delivered a masterpiece on his biggest stage yet, pitching eight dominant innings Wednesday night and leading the never-say-die Kansas… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2015
  • By DAVE SKRETTA

New deadline in Cassel house: He’s starter for Cowboys

IRVING, Texas — Matt Cassel’s biggest concern when he was traded from Buffalo to Dallas was the timing of the birth of his fourth child.Now… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2015
  • By SCHUYLER DIXON

Coates, Yanagihara are among National Book Award finalists

NEW YORK — Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling “Between the World and Me” and Hanya Yanagihara’s sleeper hit “A Little Life” are among the works on the… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast instructor Forest Wagner, left, leads Casey Burkert, center, and Makaila Olson across Auke Lake in pack rafts during his Outdoor Leadership Class on Wednesday.

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University of Alaska Southeast instructor Forest Wagner, left, leads Casey Burkert, center, and Makaila Olson across Auke Lake in pack rafts during his Outdoor Leadership… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast instructor Forest Wagner, left, leads Casey Burkert, center, and Makaila Olson across Auke Lake in pack rafts during his Outdoor Leadership Class on Wednesday.

Oil prices continue to widen state’s fiscal problem

There’s no good news for Alaska from the oil markets.The state’s gap between revenue and expenses continues to deepen as the price of oil remains… Continue reading

State, feds won’t pursue $92M more in ’89 Exxon Valdez spill

JUNEAU — The state and federal governments have decided not to pursue $92 million in additional damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., citing the recovery of… Continue reading

Gulls follow a pod of three orcas north of the Douglas Bridge in Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.

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A bull orca surfaces near the Douglas Bridge as a pod of three toured Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Gulls follow a pod of three orcas north of the Douglas Bridge in Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.

Lynx capture 3rd title in 5 years with 69-52 win in Game 5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx captured their third championship in five years with a 69-52… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2015
  • By JON KRAWCZYNSKI

Odom’s spiral leaves ex-NBA star fighting for his life

LAS VEGAS — Lamar Odom didn’t last long at the glittering intersection of championship success and Hollywood celebrity.Cut loose by his beloved Los Angeles Lakers,… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Oct. 15

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9 a.m.-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

Auke Lake to host construction

The Auke Lake wayside parking launch and boat ramp will close Oct. 19 to accommodate construction equipment.The City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation… Continue reading

Frank Zmuda gives Floyd Dryden Middle School sixth-grade students a lesson in holding a rifle at the Hunter Education Indoor Training Center as part of their Outdoor Skills class on Wednesday. Volunteers assisting in teaching Juneau sixth-graders are from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, U.S. Coast Guard, Taku River Sportman's Associaton and the U.S. Forest Service.

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Frank Zmuda gives Floyd Dryden Middle School sixth-grade students a lesson in holding a rifle at the Hunter Education Indoor Training Center as part of… Continue reading

Frank Zmuda gives Floyd Dryden Middle School sixth-grade students a lesson in holding a rifle at the Hunter Education Indoor Training Center as part of their Outdoor Skills class on Wednesday. Volunteers assisting in teaching Juneau sixth-graders are from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, U.S. Coast Guard, Taku River Sportman's Associaton and the U.S. Forest Service.

Impaired, naked woman trashes Subway

ANCHORAGE — A woman suspected of being impaired by the synthetic drug known as spice removed her clothes in an Anchorage restaurant and damaged furniture… Continue reading

Tesla’s autopilot lets cars drive, change lanes themselves

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is leapfrogging competitors with a new autopilot system that lets cars change lanes by themselves.Like other semi-autonomous… Continue reading

Wal-Mart stock plunges after profit warning

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart stock had its biggest one-day drop in nearly three decades after the world’s largest retailer said it’s bracing for its… Continue reading

Study: Calcium, vitamin D pills don’t prevent colon growths

A major study finds that taking calcium or Vitamin D pills does not help prevent growths that can lead to colon cancer in people who… Continue reading

Attorneys: Law forced woman to sue nephew over medical bills

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who sued her 12-year-old nephew for $127,000 over injuries she received when he exuberantly greeted her at his birthday… Continue reading

Bruce Leornard, left, and Deborah Leonard, center, enter the courtroom of before their arraignment, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 in New Hartford, N.Y. The central New York couple have been charged with fatally beating their 19-year-old son inside a church, and four fellow church members have been charged with assault in an attack that also left the young man's brother severely injured, police said Tuesday.  (Mark DiOrio/Observer-Dispatch via AP)  ROME OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Police: Brothers were beaten in church to make them confess

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. — Two teenage brothers were brutally beaten in church — one fatally — in an effort by their parents, sister and other… Continue reading

Bruce Leornard, left, and Deborah Leonard, center, enter the courtroom of before their arraignment, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 in New Hartford, N.Y. The central New York couple have been charged with fatally beating their 19-year-old son inside a church, and four fellow church members have been charged with assault in an attack that also left the young man's brother severely injured, police said Tuesday.  (Mark DiOrio/Observer-Dispatch via AP)  ROME OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Astronomer resigns over sexual harassment

SAN FRANCISCO — A prominent astronomer resigned Wednesday from the University of California, Berkeley, after an investigation found he sexually harassed female students over many… Continue reading

Big 3 airlines flexing their political muscle in Washington

WASHINGTON — U.S. airlines have ramped up an aggressive lobbying campaign that seeks nothing less than converting the government from industry regulator to business ally.The… Continue reading