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Alaska: State of the United States of America
Alaska is a U.S. state in the northwest extremity of North America, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. The Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon border the state to the east and southeast. Its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas—southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. It is the largest U.S. state by area and the seventh largest subnational division in the world. In addition, it is the 3rd least populous and the most sparsely populated of the 50 United States; nevertheless, it is by far the most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel in North America: its population—estimated at 738,432 by the United States Census Bureau in 2015— is more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. Military bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.

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Extreme weather continues to batter U.S. this year: Is global warming to blame?

Tornadoes in the South, floods in the Midwest, crazy heat in Alaska. What's going on with the extreme weather this year?
USATODAY.com - Published

Record-early Alaska river thaw follows high winter temperatures

Key Alaska rivers that are usually frozen at this time of year are now free-flowing, with record-early thaws following record-high winter and spring temperatures.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Alaska

Dog sledders trek across the Arctic tundra [Video]Dog sledders trek across the Arctic tundra

A group of amateurs crossed the finish line on Saturday of a 300-kilometer Arctic dog sled race. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Judge Threatens To Keep Carnival Cruise Ships From US Ports [Video]Judge Threatens To Keep Carnival Cruise Ships From US Ports

The judge's proclamation comes in response to possible violations of probationary terms the company agreed to in 2017.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

How Bloodstain-Pattern Analysis Became 'Subjective Science' [Video]How Bloodstain-Pattern Analysis Became 'Subjective Science'

Despite its widespread use, the National Academy of Sciences says bloodstain-pattern analysis "has serious problems" and "is not based on science."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:27Published

Alaska And Australia Saw Record-Breaking Highs Last Month [Video]Alaska And Australia Saw Record-Breaking Highs Last Month

Temperatures in Alaska and Australia rose to record-breaking levels last month. Amid rising temperatures, meteorologists are forecasting what they believe will be the fourth earliest snowmelt on record..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Judge: Trump's Wish To See 125 Million Acres Of Arctic Ocean Drilled 'Unlawful And Invalid' [Video]Judge: Trump's Wish To See 125 Million Acres Of Arctic Ocean Drilled 'Unlawful And Invalid'

CNN reports an executive order by President Donald Trump allowing offshore oil drilling of tens of millions of acres in the Arctic Ocean is "unlawful and invalid." The ruling on Friday from US District..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

U.S. Judge Scraps Trump Order Opening Arctic, Atlantic Areas to Oil Leasing [Video]U.S. Judge Scraps Trump Order Opening Arctic, Atlantic Areas to Oil Leasing

According to Reuters, a federal judge in Alaska has overturned U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to open vast areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas leasing. The decision leaves..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Neo-Nazi's Charged With Murder, Racketeering In Alaska [Video]Neo-Nazi's Charged With Murder, Racketeering In Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Six members of a neo-Nazi gang operating in and out of the Alaska prison system were charged with murder, kidnapping and racketeering crimes including drug trafficking,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

U.S. Senate Republicans Hold A Rare Climate Hearing [Video]U.S. Senate Republicans Hold A Rare Climate Hearing

According to Science Magazine, U.S. Senate Republicans are holding a rare climate hearing, and more might be coming. In what appeared to be a milestone moment for the senate panel, Alaskan senate..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Senate has votes to block border emergency [Video]Senate has votes to block border emergency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a resolution to end President Trump's U.S.-Mexico border emergency declaration looks set to pass in the chamber. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Trump says U.S.-backed force has retaken all territory once held by Islamic State [Video]Trump says U.S.-backed force has retaken all territory once held by Islamic State

President Donald Trump has told American troops that U.S.-backed forces in Syria have retaken 100 percent of the territory once held by Islamic State militants, contradicting the commander of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Trump Oddly Congratulates Governor Mike Dunleavy On His Size In Alaska [Video]Trump Oddly Congratulates Governor Mike Dunleavy On His Size In Alaska

"Look at that man. He's all man, look at him," Trump marveled at the Alaska governor on his way home from Vietnam on Feb. 28, 2019.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:21Published

Conflicting accounts emerge after US-NK summit [Video]Conflicting accounts emerge after US-NK summit

A second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed on Thursday over sanctions, and the two sides gave conflicting accounts of exactly what happened,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Trump Claims US-Backed Forces Have Taken 100% Of ISIS Syrian Territory [Video]Trump Claims US-Backed Forces Have Taken 100% Of ISIS Syrian Territory

According to CNN, US President Donald Trump said Thursday that US backed forces have retaken 100% of all territory that was formerly claimed by ISIS in Syria. While addressing US troops at Joint Base..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Alaskan troops a 'warning to the world': Trump [Video]Alaskan troops a 'warning to the world': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump, on a refueling stop in Alaska en route from inconclusive talks with Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, praised U.S. troops stationed there saying they were a "powerful warning to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

'100%' of caliphate taken back from IS in Syria: Trump [Video]'100%' of caliphate taken back from IS in Syria: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump during a refueling stop on his way back from Hanoi on Thursday declared that "100%" of the territory controlled by Islamic State militants in Syria had been taken back by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

'100%' caliphate taken back from IS in Syria: Trump [Video]'100%' caliphate taken back from IS in Syria: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump during a refueling stop on his way back from Hanoi on Thursday declared that "100%" of the territory controlled by Islamic State militants in Syria had been taken back by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

 

Cain's Nomination To Fed In Peril As GOP Opposition Mounts

cain's nomination to fed in peril as gop opposition mounts
President Donald Trump’s expected nomination of former pizza chain executive Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve appeared in jeopardy Thursday after a fourth Republican senator voiced opposition,..
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