Wilson’s 5 TDs lead Seattle past Pittsburgh 39-30

SEATTLE — Russell Wilson’s career-best day proved better than a record-setting performance by Ben Roethlisberger.Wilson threw a career-high five touchdown passes, including two TDs to… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH

Bryant says he will retire at end of season

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season, ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.The 37-year-old Bryant made the… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2015
  • By GREG BEACHAM

Rutgers fires coach Flood and AD Hermann after 4-8 failure

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on Sunday, stripping the athletic department of its most prominent employees… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2015
A man wearing a President Obama mask takes part in a silent march calling for ambitious action to tackle climate change in Bogota, Colombia on Sunday.

Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home

PARIS — Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change… Continue reading

A man wearing a President Obama mask takes part in a silent march calling for ambitious action to tackle climate change in Bogota, Colombia on Sunday.
Demonstrators move through the streets of central London campaigning for ambitious action to tackle climate change on Sunday.

Worldwide climate rallies draw hundreds of thousands

PARIS — Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on… Continue reading

Demonstrators move through the streets of central London campaigning for ambitious action to tackle climate change on Sunday.
A young man carries a sign "There's no planet B" while taking part in a World Climate March in Lisbon on Sunday.

Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made

PARIS — This time, it’s a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save.The last time that the nations of the world… Continue reading

A young man carries a sign "There's no planet B" while taking part in a World Climate March in Lisbon on Sunday.
Shoppers rush through the entrance to the Academy Sports+Outdoors at 5 a.m. on Friday in Odessa, Texas.

Change in Thanksgiving weekend spending stumps major retailers

U.S. shoppers no longer blow the bulk of their holiday budgets on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday.It’s a major shift that has… Continue reading

Shoppers rush through the entrance to the Academy Sports+Outdoors at 5 a.m. on Friday in Odessa, Texas.
Hope Chapel members pray before the congregation's first service since the death of one of their elders, Garrett Swasey, in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Sunday. Swasey, a 44-year-old police officer at the University of Colorado, was killed during Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars

NEW YORK — As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America’s most contentious issues,… Continue reading

Hope Chapel members pray before the congregation's first service since the death of one of their elders, Garrett Swasey, in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Sunday. Swasey, a 44-year-old police officer at the University of Colorado, was killed during Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.
In this photo taken Nov. 3, Taylor Haines watches from the side of a studio as the Dance Contempo group rehearses a piece in Anchorage.

East High student dances past her differences

ANCHORAGE — When she was in eighth grade, Taylor Haines had the moxie to try out for the East Anchorage High School dance company. That… Continue reading

In this photo taken Nov. 3, Taylor Haines watches from the side of a studio as the Dance Contempo group rehearses a piece in Anchorage.

Locals weigh in on online shopping

The day after Thanksgiving people will fight food comas in winter weather to be some of the first to enter stores for Black Friday sales.… Continue reading

Digital atlas boosts Alaska Native place names

ANCHORAGE — During a recent walk along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Dena’ina historian Aaron Leggett pointed to an area that was devastated during the… Continue reading

Norwegian artifacts found in Petersburg

PETERSBURG — Artifacts left behind by Norwegian settlers are on display at one of Petersburg’s oldest buildings.Carpenters working on the 103-year-old Sons of Norway hall… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, watch as Kyle Avis, left, Sherrilyn Stein, Cheryl Griffiths and Ken Carrillo, right, make lemon crinkle cookies at the Breeze In kitchen in Lemon Creek on Wednesday. The bakery is making 22,000 cookies in 11 flavors plus fresh donut holes for the Governor's Open House to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Photo: Lemon crinkle holidays

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, watch as Kyle Avis, left, Sherrilyn Stein, Cheryl Griffiths and Ken Carrillo, right, make lemon crinkle cookies at… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, watch as Kyle Avis, left, Sherrilyn Stein, Cheryl Griffiths and Ken Carrillo, right, make lemon crinkle cookies at the Breeze In kitchen in Lemon Creek on Wednesday. The bakery is making 22,000 cookies in 11 flavors plus fresh donut holes for the Governor's Open House to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Anchorage’s only fire investigator to get long-needed help

ANCHORAGE — One of the most recent graduates from the Anchorage Police Department academy will soon bring long-needed help to Anchorage’s only fire investigator and… Continue reading

In this Nov. 13 photo, third grade students in Krista Etzwiler's class at West Homer Elementary School act out an interpretive dance to the sound of artist Eddie Wood's storytelling and percussion in Homer. The performances marked the end of Wood's two week long artist residency at the school.

Homer students explore dance, storytelling

HOMER — Long-time Homer artist Eddie Wood’s November residency at West Homer Elementary School culminated with a goofy, imaginative performance in the school gym.From Nov.… Continue reading

In this Nov. 13 photo, third grade students in Krista Etzwiler's class at West Homer Elementary School act out an interpretive dance to the sound of artist Eddie Wood's storytelling and percussion in Homer. The performances marked the end of Wood's two week long artist residency at the school.

Police blotter for Nov. 30, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Nov. 30

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 29

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Official: Gunman made ‘no more baby parts’ comment

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The man who police say staged a deadly shooting attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services said “no… Continue reading

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will be repaving Egan Drive next summer.

DOT prepares for major repairs to Egan Drive

Early next year, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will launch a $20 million to $30 million renovation of Egan Drive between 10th… Continue reading

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will be repaving Egan Drive next summer.