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Alaska: State in the United States
Alaska is a state located in the northwest extremity of the North American West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. An exclave of the U.S., it borders the Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon to the east and southeast has a maritime border with Russia's Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas of the Arctic Ocean, while the Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest.

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It’s Not You: 2019 Was a Bad Year for U.S. Air Travelers

Flight delays and cancellations rose again last year. Hawaiian, Delta and Alaska were the most punctual, while Frontier and JetBlue were laggards.
NYTimes.com - Published

Alaska high court OKs recall petition drive for campaign to oust governor

The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for a campaign seeking to oust the state's embattled governor to proceed with plans to collect enough signatures to place a recall initiative on the..
Reuters - Published

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U.S. Senate appears poised to acquit Trump after trial [Video]U.S. Senate appears poised to acquit Trump after trial

The long days of lawyers arguing for and against the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump are over. Now it is up to U.S. senators from both major parties to present their rationale for acquitting..

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Robert Sorlie wins Femund Sled Dog Race in his native Norway [Video]Robert Sorlie wins Femund Sled Dog Race in his native Norway

Musher takes top spot in stunning winter scenery

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Collins And Murkowski Get Cover In Impeachment Vote [Video]Collins And Murkowski Get Cover In Impeachment Vote

Republican senators are poised to block any witnesses from testifying in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. The vote to block witnesses is scheduled for Friday. On Thursday night Sen. Lamar..

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Two Alaskan sea otters preparing for the journey of a lifetime [Video]Two Alaskan sea otters preparing for the journey of a lifetime

In a UK first, two Alaskan sea otters will become residents in Birmingham. The National SEA LIFE Centre will give the rescued pups their forever home in a new multi-million pound marine mammal rescue..

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Man rescued in Alaska after 23 days in sub-zero temperatures [Video]Man rescued in Alaska after 23 days in sub-zero temperatures

A 30-year-old man has been rescued by Alaska State Troopers after his cabin burnt down in mid-December. Steele's family members had not heard from Steele for several weeks and requested that troopers..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

Christmas Day miracle for man in Alaska [Video]Christmas Day miracle for man in Alaska

Police in Alaska have warned motorists to slow down in winter after this narrow miss near the city of Anchorage. A tow truck operator stopped to hook up a vehicle, on a bend on an icy road.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski: McConnell 'Confused The Process' In Impeachment [Video]Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski: McConnell 'Confused The Process' In Impeachment

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she's uncomfortable with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell has said he will work closely with the White House on President Donald Trump’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Republican Senator 'Disturbed': McConnell's Work On Impeachment [Video]Republican Senator 'Disturbed': McConnell's Work On Impeachment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said she was “disturbed” by the Senate leader’s approach to working with White House counsel on the impeachment trial of President..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Volunteers prep for annual Alaska sled dog race

Preparations are underway for Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which begins March 7th. Volunteers are preparing bales of straw, so the dogs have a warm place to stay every time they stop..
USATODAY.com - Published

Five killed in Alaska commuter air crash

Five people were killed on Thursday when a commuter aircraft crashed in rural southwestern Alaska, killing all aboard, officials said.
Reuters - Published

'Weird,' sharp-nosed thalattosaur species identified from Alaska fossil

An iguana-like creature with a needle-sharp snout has been confirmed from a fossilized skeleton as a species of the marine reptile thalattosaur previously unknown to science that roamed the coast of..
Reuters - Published

Why Trump Is Winning on Impeachment

why trump is winning on impeachment
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has reached its bedraggled end with Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) decision not to vote for new witnesses or documents. In her plaintive statement on..
WorldNews - Published

A consequential vote is captured in pencil.

Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, said on Friday that she would not support the motion.
NYTimes.com - Published

Murkowski says she's a 'no' vote on calling witnesses, virtually assuring Bolton, Mulvaney won't appear at Trump trial

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced Friday she will not vote to call witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
USATODAY.com - Published

Murkowski asks about summoning Bolton as a witness.

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is a critical swing vote on the question of whether to compel more witnesses or documents.
NYTimes.com - Published

Americans evacuating virus zone pass health test

A plane evacuating 201 Americans from the Chinese city at the center of the virus outbreak continued Wednesday on to Southern California after everyone aboard passed a health screening test in..
USATODAY.com - Published

Flight full of Americans fleeing Wuhan coronavirus 'erupts in cheers' after arriving in Alaska

As the coronavirus death toll in China hits 132, Americans fleeing the deadly outbreak were headed to March Air Force Base in California.
USATODAY.com - Published

AP source: Americans return from China virus zone

An airplane that a federal official said was evacuating as many as 240 Americans from a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak landed in Anchorage, Alaska late Tuesday. The passengers are going..
USATODAY.com - Published

Murkowski’s comments on Bolton kindle speculation.

“I’ve said that I think that Mr. Bolton probably has some things that would be helpful for us,” Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said.
NYTimes.com - Published

A courtroom artist illustrates 2 senators at work.

Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska appeared to be closely following the arguments.
NYTimes.com - Published

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes off Alaska island, no tsunami threat

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 81 km (50 miles) west of the city of Adak in Alaska at a depth of 10 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. census head count launched in rural Alaska after weather delay

The U.S. Census Bureau, after being delayed for several hours by inclement weather, launched its latest once-in-a-decade head count of Americans on Tuesday in one of the most remote corners of the..
Reuters - Published

Foul weather delays launch of U.S. census head count in rural Alaska

The launch of the U.S. Census Bureau's once-in-a decade head count of Americans was delayed on Tuesday by bad weather in one of the most remote corners of the country - a tiny Alaska Native settlement..
Reuters - Published

Census 2020: Counting Heads Along the Frozen Bering Sea

The census began its 2020 count in a remote Alaskan village amid questions about whether officials can avoid yet another undercount of minority communities.
NYTimes.com - Published

US census kicks off by counting first person in rural Alaska

The census, which takes place every 10 years, begins in the remote fishing village of Tooksok Bay.
BBC News - Published

Why you should brave the winter in Alaska: Running reindeer, the Iditarod, outhouses races

Alaska offers visitors a legendary dog sledding race, raucous festivals, awe-inspiring northern lights, and the continent's most northern ski resort.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. Census Bureau launches once-a-decade head count in rural Alaska

The U.S. Census Bureau was due to launch its latest once-in-a decade head count of Americans on Tuesday in one of the most remote corners of the country: a tiny, rural Alaska Native settlement on the..
Reuters - Published

Alaska volcano spews thick ash cloud, triggering aviation warning

An Alaska volcano that has been rumbling since midsummer shot ash about 5 miles (8 km) into the sky on Sunday, triggering a warning to aviators and dusting one small fishing village, officials..
Reuters - Published

Alaska man ducks into shed to avoid bull moose

A home security camera captured an Alaska man taking a sack of garbage to his shed and finding himself briefly trapped by a bull moose.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. census to kick off in remote Alaska Native village

This year's once-a-decade official U.S. national population count will start in a small Alaska Native village perched on the tundra overlooking the Bering Sea. Daytime temperatures will be well below..
Reuters - Published

Alaskan wilderness fire survivor tells story

After his cabin caught fire in the Alaskan woods, Tyson Steele survived without shelter for 23 days.
BBC News - Published

Alaska man survives three weeks with little food and shelter

Fire destroyed Tyson Steele's remote cabin, killing his dog and leaving him alone for weeks.
BBC News - Published

AP Top Stories January 13 A

Here's the latest for Monday January 13th: Protests in Iran over downed plane; Volcano erupts in Philippines; Tornado and severe weather damage in much of United States; Man rescued from Alaska..
USATODAY.com - Published

Man rescued after weeks in sub-zero temperatures

An Alaska man whose remote cabin burned down in mid-December was rescued Friday by State Troopers. Tyson Steele, 30, was picked up in good health at his homestead 20 miles outside of Skwentna, troopers..
USATODAY.com - Published

Man Survives 3 Weeks in Subzero Weather After Alaska Cabin Burns Down

Tyson Steele, 30, said the fire killed his chocolate Labrador, Phil.
NYTimes.com - Published

Man rescued in Alaskan wilderness more than 20 days after fire destroys home, kills dog

Tyson Steele, 30, survived more than 20 days in the Alaskan wilderness after a devastating fire burned down his cabin and killed his beloved dog.
USATODAY.com - Published

Alaska man rescued after carving giant SOS message in the snow

Authorities were following up on a "welfare check"request on a man who lived in a remote area about 20 miles from Skwentna, north of Anchorage.
USATODAY.com - Published

Judge clears path for voter petition to recall embattled Alaska governor

The campaign to oust Alaska's governor received court approval to proceed on Friday when a judge ruled that the allegations against the first-term Republican meet the legal requirements for including a..
Reuters - Published

Overtaken by Frigid Seas, Hours From Help, There Was Little Chance of Survival

For an Alaskan fishing industry with an improving safety record, the sinking of the Scandies Rose was a devastating loss. It also began an astonishing tale of endurance.
NYTimes.com - Published

Alaska had warmest year ever in 2019: U.S. report

Last year was Alaska's warmest year on record and the second wettest in the contiguous United States, according to a government report on the U.S. climate released on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Alaska volcano’s sustained eruption grounds flights, prompts safety alert

An Alaska volcano shot an ash cloud about 5 miles (8 km) into the sky on Tuesday, prompting flight delays and cancellations and raining volcanic particles onto at least one nearby community, officials..
Reuters - Published

Rumbling Alaska volcano sends ash plume 5 miles into the air

One of Alaska’s most active volcanoes, a towering ice-covered cone in the Aleutian Islands, shot a cloud of ash more than 5 miles high on Friday, triggering a warning to aviators and putting on a..
Reuters - Published

Five fishermen presumed dead in sinking of Alaska crabbing vessel

Five commercial fishermen lost at sea when their crabbing vessel capsized and sank on New Year's Eve in the Gulf of Alaska were presumed dead on Thursday after search-and-rescue operations were called..
Reuters - Published

Five fishermen believed dead in Alaska shipwreck: Coast Guard

Five commercial fishermen were believed to have died after their crabbing vessel sank on New Year's Eve in the Gulf of Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said after ending a search and rescue operation amid..
Reuters - Published

Jane Fonda: Save Alaska's Tongass National Forest from loggers in climate change fight

The Trump administration has proposed removing logging protections from the Alaskan rainforest. But now is the time to plant trees, not cut them down.
USATODAY.com - Published

Navajo 'Baby Shark,' Stanley Hotel, final 'Plunge for Pete': News from around our 50 states

Researchers eye Alaska forest's role as 'lungs of North America,' barricades down at Hawaii's Mauna Kea for first time since July, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

G.O.P. Senator ‘Disturbed’ by McConnell’s ‘Total Coordination’ with White House

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska revealed the first public qualms with Mitch McConnell’s vow to coordinate with the White House on a quick impeachment trial for President Trump.
NYTimes.com - Published

Pro-impeachment rallies held across United States

Tens of thousands of people across the country marched in support of impeachment Tuesday evening. Liberal groups organized more than 600 events from Alaska to Florida. Turnout was lower than many other..
USATODAY.com - Published

Santa gets chopper ride to remote Alaska village

Members of the Alaska Air National Guard flew to a rural village recently with a special mission, delivering some early Christmas cheer and a visit from Santa Claus to schoolchildren and their..
USATODAY.com - Published

5-Year-Old Carries Baby in Subzero Cold After They Are Abandoned, Police Say

A power outage scared the older child, who, wearing socks and light clothing, carried the baby about half a mile to another house in Alaska.
NYTimes.com - Published

Disappearing frontier: Alaska's glaciers retreating at record pace

Alaska will soon close a year that is shaping up as its hottest on record, with glaciers in the "Frontier State" melting at record or near-record levels, pouring waters into rising global seas,..
Reuters - Published

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