Pot states take fresh look at out-of-state investment

DENVER — States that have legalized pot are taking a fresh look at making it easier for out-of-state investors to get in the weed business,… Continue reading

Around Town for Jan. 21

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

Anchorage’s Loussac Library temporarily closes for remodel

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage’s main library is closing for renovations.Anchorage television station KTUU reported the 30-year-old Z.J. Loussac Library will reopen Tuesday after a book circulation… Continue reading

Gastineau demo to impact traffic

The structural demolition of the shuttered Gastineau Apartments is slated to start Monday, and once it does, all northbound traffic on North Franklin Street will… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2016

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

31 vying to fill city manager position

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly reviewed about 30 city manager applications during a special meeting, held entirely in executive session, Tuesday night. The… Continue reading

Snyder appeals Obama’s denial of disaster aid for Flint

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday released his emails related to Flint’s drinking water and asked President Barack Obama to reconsider… Continue reading

Senate Democrats block Syrian refugee bill from advancing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a bill that would crack down on Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S. as the… Continue reading

Deadly Pakistani school attack raises security issues

CHARSADDA, Pakistan — Once again, Islamic militants stormed a school in northeastern Pakistan in a deadly attack that lasted for hours. And once again, the… Continue reading

Stocks slide as oil tumbles, S&P lowest in almost 2 years

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks slumped Wednesday as the price of oil suffered its worst one-day drop since September, and the Standard & Poor’s 500… Continue reading

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ release delayed to Dec. 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — There is a disturbance in the force.The release of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” has been delayed from May 2017 to Dec.… Continue reading

Audit: Vegas cabs overcharging public $47M a year

LAS VEGAS — If the cash you doled out for a Las Vegas cab ride hurt your wallet, it’s not all in your head —… Continue reading

Patriots’ Fleming rescues woman after car accident

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming didn’t hesitate when he saw a woman trapped in a smoking car: He kicked out the… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2016

Tennis stars want names of match-fixers

MELBOURNE, Australia — Around the world, players, commentators and fans echoed the call of Roger Federer, who wants to know names of those suspected of… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2016

Djokovic wins again, faces match-fixing questions

MELBOURNE, Australia — For the second time in three days, Novak Djokovic won a match at the Australian Open and was confronted by questions about… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2016

Kelly won’t change ways in new gig

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Chip Kelly can handle the chatter and criticism, from his own players and otherwise.Moving way out West might be among the… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2016

Denver’s Miller, Harris back for AFC title game

DENVER — Backslaps for the backups.That’s all pass-rusher Von Miller and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. could provide the last time the New England Patriots played… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2016

Panthers struggling with keeping leads, closing out games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers problem hasn’t been building big leads this season, it has been keeping them.Four times the Panthers have led by… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2016

Scientists: Good evidence for 9th planet in solar system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scientists reported Wednesday they finally have “good evidence” for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar… Continue reading

NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth’s hottest by a wide margin

WASHINGTON — Last year wasn’t just the Earth’s hottest year on record — it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.The National… Continue reading