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Skydiver breaks sound barrier in record jump

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, a daredevil skydiver shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever - a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon...
Movie review: 'The Martian'

...that would eventually implode. Still, Goddard, a comic-book fan who was the executive producer on the Netflix series "Daredevil," opted for the opportunity to get into the Marvel Comics business and sent his script for "The Martian" into the Hollywood...
Mikulak grabs third straight US gymnastics national title

...lot to do with it. High bar is the gymnastics' version of a slam-dunk contest, a chance to show off with a series of daredevil moves that can make the X Games seem tame. This time, they fought the bar and the bar won.Whittenburg went splat in the...
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Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

...the very least on an Instagram account with a photo reel to make the rest of us feel like boring, lazy schmucks.Thanks to daredevils like Travis Rice or local adventure photographers like Chris Miller, I had wild impressions of what big mountain skiing should...
Young Juneau readers rewarded for reviews

...Klein, age 11, for a review of "Gregor the Overlander" by Suzanne Colleins.? Lua Mangaccat, age 7, for a review of "Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Shelton" by Meghan McCarthy.? Kaia Mangaccat, age 5, for a review of "Wild About Bears...
Early favorite American Pharoah withdrawn from Breeders' Cup

...for the 1 1/16-mile race. He won in 2008 with Midshipman and 2002 with Vindication.The morning line was redone and Daredevil, trained by Todd Pletcher, was installed as the new 5-2 favorite.In May, Baffert was forced to withdraw Hoppertunity...
Air Safety

...takers of risk, thrill seekers. Bungee jumping, for instance, was never a high on my list of priorities. But to some daredevils, traveling to the ends of the earth for the ultimate thrill of the highest most dangerous jump, is where it's at. As...
Smokejumpers prepare for Alaska fire season one of the 70 Alaska Smokejumpers who began training this month in preparation for summer fires. The federally funded daredevils drop hundreds of feet to suppress wildland fires with minimal tools. On Monday morning, three planeloads of smokejumpers...
Great American Circus comes to Juneau Oct. 10

...trainers. The modern circus is all about people performing for people. The Great American Circus showcases a variety of daredevils and aerial, dance and acrobatic artists, featuring more than a dozen different acts including the Rolla Bolla, Flying Silks...
We made our way into the muskeg, whispering, walking in circles around the pools of standing water, quicksand.

...of the south arm of Peril Strait. That was fine with me. Our anchorage was still, and the VHF reports were full of weary daredevils, tossed about in twisting seas. Ushk, like Poison Cove and Deep Bay, its neighbors on North Chicagof Island, has been...


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