For years, VW software thwarted pollution regulations

DETROIT — Volkswagen became the world’s top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America’s tough Clean… Continue reading

Prosecutor: Short life of Baby Doe marked by neglect, abuse

BOSTON — In her short, tumultuous life, Bella Bond loved cats, dancing to country music and the color green.Those were but brief flashes of happiness… Continue reading

Study: Twice as much trash put in landfills than estimated

WASHINGTON — Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study.It turns… Continue reading

State obesity rates hold steady; 30 pct or more in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) — New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.Results from a telephone survey show… Continue reading

Pope Francis looks out from the Hill of the Cross in Holguin, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Francis traveled to Cuba's fourth-largest city, Holguin, to celebrate a Mass at the Plaza of the Revolution, and visit the pilgrimage site, before heading to Santiago de Cuba. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)

Pope’s message to Cuba: Be willing to change

SANTIAGO, Cuba — Pope Francis marked the anniversary Monday of the day he decided as a teenager to become a priest by pressing a subtle… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2015
  • By NICOLE WINFIELD and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
  • Nation-World
Pope Francis looks out from the Hill of the Cross in Holguin, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Francis traveled to Cuba's fourth-largest city, Holguin, to celebrate a Mass at the Plaza of the Revolution, and visit the pilgrimage site, before heading to Santiago de Cuba. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
Captured migrants rest near the M5 motorway on the outskirts of the border village of Roszke, 180 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (Zoltan Gergely Kelemen/MTI via AP)

Bickering in the Balkans: Officials clash over migrants

BELGRADE, Serbia — The war of words over Europe’s migrant crisis is turning vicious, with officials in the bickering Balkans trading blame and accusations of… Continue reading

Captured migrants rest near the M5 motorway on the outskirts of the border village of Roszke, 180 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (Zoltan Gergely Kelemen/MTI via AP)

UN agency: Iran’s role in nuclear probe meets standards

VIENNA (AP) — The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Monday that samples used to determine whether Iran tried to develop a nuclear weapon… Continue reading

Apple withdraws some China apps after malware found

BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. has removed some applications from its App Store after developers in China were tricked into using software tools that added… Continue reading

Senior sales tax vote on Monday

The tsunami generated by Wednesday’s earthquake in Chile missed Juneau, but there is another tsunami headed straight for the City and Borough’s Assembly Chambers. It’s… Continue reading

Alaska tribal entities getting mold-elimination grants

ANCHORAGE — Three Alaska Native organizations are receiving grants totaling $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for efforts to eliminate… Continue reading

Investigation opens in deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska beach

ANCHORAGE — Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found last week on an isolated northwest Alaska beach.The… Continue reading

Most Alaskans to get nearly $2,072 each in oil money

ANCHORAGE — Oil prices are so low that they are hovering at benchmarks not seen in years, plunging oil-dependent Alaska into a crippling budget deficit.… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Sept. 21

Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. Details:… Continue reading

Juneau panoramic photographer Ron Klein stands on a ladder to take a picture of 24 Juneau electric cars assembled at the Mendenhall Wetlands to celebrate national Drive Electric Week.  The assembly was one of 196 events held across the country to encourage more Americans to consider electric cars.

Photo: Drive electric

Juneau panoramic photographer Ron Klein stands on a ladder to take a picture of 24 Juneau electric cars assembled at the Mendenhall Wetlands to celebrate… Continue reading

Juneau panoramic photographer Ron Klein stands on a ladder to take a picture of 24 Juneau electric cars assembled at the Mendenhall Wetlands to celebrate national Drive Electric Week.  The assembly was one of 196 events held across the country to encourage more Americans to consider electric cars.
Myrna Gardner of Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska talks about transforming the Thane Ore House into a cultural immersion park during an interview on site at the property Saturday. The City and Borough of Juneau awarded CCTHITA a 35-year lease for the property this week.

New life for the Thane Ore House

Plywood boards cover the windows and doors of the building that used to house the Thane Ore House Salmon Bake. Run-down and weathered by the… Continue reading

Myrna Gardner of Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska talks about transforming the Thane Ore House into a cultural immersion park during an interview on site at the property Saturday. The City and Borough of Juneau awarded CCTHITA a 35-year lease for the property this week.

US stages comeback to win Solheim Cup after disputed call

ST. LEON-ROT, Germany — After being infuriated by a call they found unsportsmanlike, the Americans staged the biggest comeback in Solheim Cup history Sunday to… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2015

Cowboys top Eagles, but lose Romo

PHILADELPHIA — Tony Romo joined Dez Bryant on the injured list with a broken left collarbone, but the Dallas Cowboys shut down DeMarco Murray and… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2015
This undated photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows James Hammes.

Man facing $8.7M embezzlement case hid on Appalachian Trail

CINCINNATI — He was known as “Bismarck,” a genial, thick-bearded hiker who had become a familiar character along the Appalachian Trail over the past six… Continue reading

This undated photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows James Hammes.

No votes cast in small-town Iowa school board race

MCINTIRE, Iowa — An Iowa farmer who was running unopposed for his local school board failed to earn any votes — not even his own… Continue reading

GOP wants to broaden appeal; will candidates get in the way?

WASHINGTON — Anyone in America can grow up to be president, as the saying goes — unless you happen to be a Muslim, a leading… Continue reading