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Devastating earthquake hits Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal -A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, collapsing historic buildings in the capital, Kathmandu, fracturing highways and triggering avalanches on Mount Everest. By evening, authorities said at least 1,457 people had died.
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SC paper wins Pulitzer for domestic violence coverage

NEW YORK - The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two.
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Pure Sole: Running And Talking

I am not a runner-talker. I lose my breath in conversations with my trail-breaking buddies. It's not that I can't do it with normal runners. I can. It's just that I never seem to be with what most consider "normal" runners.
Confirmed: Jupiter's moon Ganymede has a salty, underground ocean

Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
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Walt Disney Co. announces it will develop 'Frozen 2'

Walt Disney Co. used its annual shareholder meeting Thursday to announce a sequel to "Frozen," the 2013 animated smash hit.
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My Turn: SB21 myths are 'baloney marinated in oil'

Nearly 50,000 of your fellow Alaskans signed a petition to give you the opportunity to say "yes" to a referendum that would repeal Senate Bill 21. A crucial vote will occur Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Harassment amid the fantasy

SAN DIEGO - Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.
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Outside Editorial: Revive the Free Flow of Information Act

The following editorial first appeared in the Los Angeles Times:Is Congress ready to recognize that protecting reporters' sources protects the public's right to know?
Supreme Court must stop attacks on abortion rights

The following editorial first appeared in the Los Angeles Times:In 1973, the Supreme Court held in Roe vs. Wade that women have a fundamental, constitutional right to an abortion, as long...
Empire reporter wins national award

When you're the underdog, victory tastes that much sweeter. Just ask Empire reporter Melissa Griffiths, who will return to Juneau next week carrying some extra hardware in her carry-on bag.Griffiths took home the award for Outstanding Newspaper Article during the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards held in Los Angeles Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Griffiths was nominated for her 2013 series "LGBTQ in the Capital," along with nominees from the Associated Press, New York Times, San Antonio Express-News and the Los Angeles Times.


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