Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate

...nation's energy and environmental needs.Heavily dependent on energy revenue, plunging oil prices are hitting Alaska hard. The blow is compounded by the high cost of energy in the state. Alaska leaders of all political stripes have implored Obama to open up...
McKinley-named businesses mull switch accounts and everything that goes along with a name change."We've had this name for 50 years, so it's kind of a blow in the stomach to us," Richardson said. "It's hard on old businesses that have been here for a long time."However some...
Aging boxer, new promoter trade blows

On Saturday at Centennial Hall, a lot will look the same with AK Beatdown's 21st MMA and Boxing event.
Nelson hurt as Packers fall to Steelers 24-19

...leg while turning to face Pittsburgh cornerback Antwon Blake only to unexpectedly drop to his knees, a potentially devastating blow for the Packers and dynamic playmaker who set career highs in receptions (98) and yards receiving (1,519) in 2014."I'm...
Jets' Smith out 6-10 weeks after punch in jaw from teammate

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Geno Smith's hopes for a breakout season with the New York Jets took a major blow - to the jaw.The quarterback will be sidelined at least 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw after being punched by teammate Ikemefuna...
Labor board blocks effort to unionize college athletes

...a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first college athletes' union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports.In a unanimous decision, the board said the prospect of union...
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Croatia: Two groups involved in Egypt abduction broad daylight on the outskirts of Cairo, is the first of its kind involving a foreigner in Egypt. It is sure to deal a blow to the government's efforts to project stability and buttress an economic turnaround following years of unrest in the wake...
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Bangkok bombing at busy shrine kills 18

...Narinthorn emergency medical rescue center. The dead included Chinese and a Filipino, Somyot said.As a single, devastating blow to this Southeast Asian metropolis, Monday's bombing has no equal in recent history, though Thailand is no stranger to violent...
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Letter: Creating reservation in Alaska is 'insane'

...Appeals Judge Fernandez in the Venetie decision of 1997 sums it up very well.Judge Fernandez said: "We have been asked to blow up a blizzard of litigation throughout the State of Alaska as each and every tribe seeks to test the limits of its power over...
Jays rout Athletics for 10th straight win

...with a drive off the third deck in the first, estimated at 420 feet.Smoak's blast to center off Felix Doubront was the big blow in an 11-batter, seven-run second inning in which the first nine straight batters reached safely.It was the major league-leading...
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