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  • 3rd Iditarod champion, nicknamed ‘Yukon Fox,’ dies at 79

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Emmitt Peters Sr., an Alaska Native who won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as a rookie in 1975, has died at age 79 in his home village of Ruby. Peters died Thursday of natural causes, Alaska State Troopers said. Peters, an Athabascan, was nicknamed the “Yukon Fox” after his victory […]
  • Another member of fire panel resigns, criticizes PG&E plan

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The former chief financial officer for a Northern California city destroyed in a 2018 wildfire caused by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment is trying to upend the utility’s plan for getting out of bankruptcy because she believes the company is shortchanging the people devastated by its misconduct. Karin Gowins, the former […]
  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Defense Secretary Mark Esper; Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden; Dr. Homer Venters, president, Community Oriented Correctional Health Services; Topeka K. Sam, co-founder, New Yorkers United for Justice. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte; Surgeon General Jerome Adams; […]
  • Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis to Miley Cyrus

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez opened up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder during a social media chat with Miley Cyrus. Gomez spoke about her diagnosis during a 20-minute conversation Friday on Cyrus’ “Bright Minded” series on Instagram. The singer says she “realized that I was bipolar” after she recently visited a mental hospital. […]
  • Pinched by shutdown orders, Hobby Lobby closes stores

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The threat of the coronavirus pandemic has forced Hobby Lobby to close its stores until further notice, the arts and craft retail chain announced Friday. The Oklahoma City-based company said in a statement that it was furloughing all of its store employees and many of its corporate and distribution workers. Many […]
  • Kentucky governor vetoes voter ID bill

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote. In his veto message, the governor said the measure would create an obstacle to voting, resulting in fewer people casting ballots and “undermining our […]
  • Mega Millions change means jackpots will be big, not massive

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Winning a Mega Millions lottery prize worth hundreds of millions of dollars was always a long, long shot, but soon it will be nearly impossible. The group that oversees the lottery game announced Friday it was following the lead of Powerball, the other national lottery game, and reducing its future […]
  • OSHA cites companies in deadly New Orleans hotel collapse

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall’s deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans. They include an engineering firm charged with a “willful” violation involving the design and approval of steel bolt connections that affected the structural integrity of […]
  • New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of “60 Minutes”? There’s an app for that, and more. Quibi — a snappy amalgam of “quick” and “bite” — is a mobile phone-only platform that […]
  • Dog food delivered to western Alaska amid virus concerns

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of dogs living in largely Alaska Native villages in southwest Alaska won’t go hungry this spring after more than 8,000 pounds (3,629 kg) of dog food were delivered, a humanitarian effort coordinated by two of the nation’s largest animal welfare groups in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The 242, 30-pound […]