Presidential candidate Ben Carson, autographs his book during his book signing event in Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, Fla., Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (George Horsford/Daily Sun via AP)

Experts dismiss Carson’s belief pyramids used to store grain

MIAMI — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday stood by his belief that Egypt’s great pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to… Continue reading

Presidential candidate Ben Carson, autographs his book during his book signing event in Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, Fla., Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (George Horsford/Daily Sun via AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., speaks at the Iowa GOP's Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa state fair grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Christie and Mike Huckabee have been relegated out of prime-time and onto the undercard at the Nov. 10,  GOP presidential debate. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Christie, Huckabee relegated to undercard at next GOP debate

NEWARK, N.J. — Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been bumped from the main stage at next week’s GOP presidential debate, while George Pataki and… Continue reading

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., speaks at the Iowa GOP's Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa state fair grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Christie and Mike Huckabee have been relegated out of prime-time and onto the undercard at the Nov. 10,  GOP presidential debate. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

State, King Cove, others appeal decision in road case

JUNEAU — The state is appealing the dismissal of a case challenging the U.S. Interior Department’s refusal to allow for a road through a wildlife… Continue reading

Photo: Sweeney Todd at Perseverance

Sweeney Todd, played by Enrique Bravo, cries over the body of the beggar woman, played by Christina Apathy, during a rehearsal of the Perseverance Theatre's… Continue reading

Browns’ Manziel to start for injured McCown against unbeaten Bengals

CLEVELAND — Welcome to The Jungle, Johnny.With starting quarterback Josh McCown unable to play because of a painful rib injury, Johnny Manziel will start Thursday… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2015
  • By TOM WITHERS

LeBron drops 23, rips jersey in Cavs win

CLEVELAND — The jersey was too tight and so was the score.LeBron James took care of both.James scored 23 points and did some quick tailoring… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2015
  • By TOM WITHERS

Greinke gives up $71M, becomes free agent

NEW YORK — Pitcher Zack Greinke opted out of the final three years of his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, giving up… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2015

Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s new prime minister

TORONTO — Justin Trudeau was sworn in Wednesday as Canada’s new Liberal prime minister, and his new cabinet ministers vowed to honor campaign pledges to… Continue reading

From left, Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt, Planning and Community Development Director Maegan Bosak and City Administrator Mark Gorman listen to reporters' questions today at City Hall.

Sitka officials talk about leaked jail video

Reacting to the online release of a video that shows a young man being Tased in the city jail, Sitka city officials on Wednesday expressed… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2015
  • By TOM HESSE and SHANNON HAUGLAND
  • Local News
From left, Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt, Planning and Community Development Director Maegan Bosak and City Administrator Mark Gorman listen to reporters' questions today at City Hall.

Arctic drilling complaint clears Legislature

After passing a landmark gas pipeline deal, the Alaska House approved a formal complaint against the Obama administration’s decision to cancel oil and gas lease… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Nov. 5

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

State approves Point Thomson pipeline

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has approved the operation of a 22-mile pipeline connecting the Point Thomson development to the trans-Alaska Pipeline System.In a decision… Continue reading

This undated photo provided by Animal Planet shows veterinarian Dr. Dee Thornell with a horse named Thor in Fairbanks, Alaska. She's the star of Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee, Alaska Vet," filmed at her Fairbanks practice, which she calls Animal House, as well as in the wild. The first episode of the show airs on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.(Animal Planet via AP)

Animal Planet introduces world to ‘Dr. Dee, Alaska Vet’

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Dee Thornell bought the first heated surgery table in the state of Alaska — for animals. But as a veterinarian with… Continue reading

This undated photo provided by Animal Planet shows veterinarian Dr. Dee Thornell with a horse named Thor in Fairbanks, Alaska. She's the star of Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee, Alaska Vet," filmed at her Fairbanks practice, which she calls Animal House, as well as in the wild. The first episode of the show airs on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.(Animal Planet via AP)

Nominations open for 2016 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

The Alaska SeaLife Center will accept nominations until Dec. 7 for the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards, which recognize those who have made significant contributions to… Continue reading

City museum to host ‘Coffee and Collections’

Andrew Bogar, Disaster Program Specialist at the American Red Cross of Alaska, will speak Saturday at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum as part of the museum’s… Continue reading

Carson now eligible for Republican primary

Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate, is now eligible for the Republican presidential primary, the Republican Party of Alaska announced Wednesday.Carson is the third candidate… Continue reading

BC researchers study hitchhiking

Scholars from the University of Northern British Columbia are expanding a study conducted since 2012 with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. At question: Why do… Continue reading

Bomb may have downed Russian jet

LONDON — British and U.S. officials said Wednesday they have information suggesting the Russian jetliner that crashed in the Egyptian desert may have been brought… Continue reading

Mexico opens door to legal pot

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that growing, possessing and smoking marijuana for recreation is legal under the right to freedom.The measure was… Continue reading

In this Sept. 23 photo, Afghan refugee Rasoul Nazari, 15, holds his 10-month-old nephew Imran after crossing the border between Hungary and Austria in Nickelsdorf, Austria.

Afghans swell migrant tide as they flee war, unemployment

KABUL, Afghanistan — As a recent high school graduate from a middle-class Kabul family, Mohammed Fahim Aazar has the means to go to college and… Continue reading

In this Sept. 23 photo, Afghan refugee Rasoul Nazari, 15, holds his 10-month-old nephew Imran after crossing the border between Hungary and Austria in Nickelsdorf, Austria.