Obama pushes Saudis, Gulf allies to step up Iraq aid

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — With fresh friction wearing on an old alliance, President Barack Obama pressed Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf nations on Wednesday to… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, LOLITA C. BALDOR and ADAM SCHRECK
  • Nation-World

Up to 500 feared dead in shipwreck

GENEVA — As many as 500 people are feared dead after a shipwreck last week in the Mediterranean Sea, two international groups said Wednesday, describing… Continue reading

Source: VW to pay $1B to diesel owners, buy back some cars

DETROIT — Volkswagen, the U.S. government and private lawyers have reached a deal for the automaker to buy back some of the 600,000 diesel cars… Continue reading

Trump rails against delegate system after big New York win

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton, the nearly unstoppable Democrat, and Republican front-runner Donald Trump accelerated Wednesday toward Northeast primaries on an increasingly direct path to presidential… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By KEN THOMAS and JULIE PACE

3 officials charged in Flint water crisis By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER and ED WHITE

FLINT, Mich. — The Flint water crisis became a criminal case Wednesday when two state regulators and a city employee were charged with official misconduct,… Continue reading

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A Treasury official said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)

Hamilton stays on $10 bill; Tubman to go on $20 bill

WASHINGTON — Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic… Continue reading

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A Treasury official said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)
Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) gets knocked down by St. Louis Blues right wing Troy Brouwer (36) as Shaw tries to skate off to celebrate with his teammates after Duncan Keith (2) scored a goal during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

NHL investigating player’s alleged slur in Blackhawks game

CHICAGO — The NHL said Wednesday it was investigating after Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw appeared to use a gay slur when he was sent to… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By ANDREW SELIGMAN
Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) gets knocked down by St. Louis Blues right wing Troy Brouwer (36) as Shaw tries to skate off to celebrate with his teammates after Duncan Keith (2) scored a goal during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

APR scores show money remains big factor

INDIANAPOLIS — The wealthiest schools in college sports are still cashing in with high academic performance.Poorer schools, meanwhile, continue to pay a stiff price for… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By MICHAEL MAROT
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2016, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz throws a pass during the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, in Mobile, Ala. The Philadelphia Eagles acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week's draft from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for five picks on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The trade allows Philadelphia to select one of the top quarterback prospects, Carson Wentz of North Dakota State or Jared Goff of California at No. 2. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Eagles acquire No. 2 overall draft pick from Browns

PHILADELPHIA — Desperate for a franchise quarterback, the Philadelphia Eagles can get their man. Soon.The Cleveland Browns will wait for their guy.The Eagles acquired the… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By ROB MAADDI
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2016, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz throws a pass during the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, in Mobile, Ala. The Philadelphia Eagles acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week's draft from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for five picks on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The trade allows Philadelphia to select one of the top quarterback prospects, Carson Wentz of North Dakota State or Jared Goff of California at No. 2. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) runs for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Auburn, Ala. Henry figures to be either a late first-round or a second-round pick in next week's NFL draft. He'd be the fifth running back from Alabama picked in the first two rounds since 2011.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Derrick Henry hoping to follow recent Alabama backs in draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Derrick Henry is set to become the latest Alabama running back to parlay collegiate success into a sizable NFL paycheck.The Heisman Trophy… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By JOHN ZENOR
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Alabama running back Derrick Henry (2) runs for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Auburn, Ala. Henry figures to be either a late first-round or a second-round pick in next week's NFL draft. He'd be the fifth running back from Alabama picked in the first two rounds since 2011.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

AP Source: Timberwolves close to deal with Tom Thibodeau

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves were close to a deal with former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau to be the team’s new coach and president… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016

Professor mauled by bear sends message from hospital

The University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor who was mauled by a bear Monday may be getting out of the hospital within two weeks.As of… Continue reading

Task force plans to fight opioid abuse

State agencies have announced their intention to form a group to draft a plan to fight an epidemic of heroin abuse and prescription drug addiction… Continue reading

Feds charge Juneau man in child porn case

A federal grand jury indicted a Juneau man Tuesday on a single count of receiving child pornography, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska… Continue reading

Murkowski’s big energy bill passes Senate

The U.S. Senate has approved a sweeping energy reform bill that was the biggest effort of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, in the current Congress. The… Continue reading

Thomas McRae, his 8-year-old daughter Aidan and his service dog Vera enter their new "smart home" in Maple Hill, North Carolina. Second-grade students at Jacksonville Montessori School, where Aidan goes to school, sing during the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation dedication ceremony on April 7.

Wounded warrior discovers new kind of independence

After living in hospitals and other people’s homes for four years, Thomas McRae said the feeling of sleeping in your own bed in your own… Continue reading

Thomas McRae, his 8-year-old daughter Aidan and his service dog Vera enter their new "smart home" in Maple Hill, North Carolina. Second-grade students at Jacksonville Montessori School, where Aidan goes to school, sing during the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation dedication ceremony on April 7.

Students feared bear that attacked teacher had returned

JUNEAU — University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned.Students… Continue reading

Four dead in fiery airplane crash

ANCHORAGE — The bodies of four people killed when a small airplane crashed Wednesday and burst into flames have been recovered from a heavily wooded… Continue reading

Reckless driver evades police, drives through ballpark

A reckless driver evaded police Tuesday morning during a traffic violation stop near Savikko Park that included a spin through the ballpark.Juneau Police Department spokeswoman… Continue reading

City manager, volunteers ‘locked up’ for fundraiser

Business owners and community leaders in Juneau are being “locked up” on April 21 at The Hangar on the Wharf while they raise money for… Continue reading