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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    No sign that grounded Arctic drill ship hull is breached

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 03:13pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Anchorage Crews aboard two aircraft flew over an oil drilling ship on Tuesday that went aground in a severe Alaska storm and saw no sign that the vessel was leaking ... ran aground on Monday on a sand and gravel shore off an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Alaska. Mehler said the Kulluk is carrying about 541,000 litres of diesel and about 45,000 litres ...

  2. News - World

    State Troopers: 4 dead in plane crash in remote western Alaska

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 06:04pm by AP

    ... ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State Troopers: 4 dead in plane crash in remote western Alaska. ...

  3. News - World

    US says 10 killed in Alaska plane crash, sends team to investigate

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 10:58am by AP

    ... ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — US says 10 killed in Alaska plane crash, sends team to investigate. ...

  4. Detours: high jinks

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... to celebrate. In the remote Arctic outpost of Barrow, Alaska, the Nalukataq (or blanket toss) Festival is held around June each year. Feasting, blanket tossing and dancing take place as the community ... session for local jumpers gunning for the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics in Fairbanks, Alaska. At that competitive event, the blanket toss has evolved into an extreme snowboarding-like sport ...

  5. News - World

    US moves to protect world’s biggest salmon fishery in Alaska

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 01:18pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian The EPA move is hailed as victory for salmon fishermen and native tribes The US federal government made a rare intervention to block a gold and copper mine in Alaska ... decisions awaiting Barack Obama in his second term. Lisa Murkowski, the Republican Senator from Alaska, and state government officials had warned they would see EPA efforts to block the mine ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Alaskan killer Robert Hansen dies

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Anchorage Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen dies in hospital Serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women so that he could hunt them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s, has died. He was 75. Hansen died on Thursday at Alaska Regional Hospital after being in declining health for a year, Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said. He ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Alaska's crab fishermen wait for licences amid US federal shutdown

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... With the National Marine Fisheries Service offices closed, they have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which begins tomorrow. Keith Colburn, the captain of an Alaskan crab boat ... for example- but they never figured on a government shutdown. Mark Gleason, the head of the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, a Seattle-based trade association, was in Washington on Friday attempting to put ...

  8. News - World - ADVENTURE

    British woman Sarah Outen the first to row from Japan to Alaska

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Anchorage, United States Woman the first to row from Japan to Alaska A British woman has completed a 150-day journey rowing solo from Japan to Alaska, local officials and an expedition spokeswoman said as the adventurer rested at one of the US state's remote Aleutian Islands. Sarah Outen, 28, became the first person in recorded history to row from Japan to Alaska ...

  9. News - World

    Ten killed in Alaska seaplane crash

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Anchorage Ten people were killed on Sunday when a seaplane crashed and burst into flames at an airport in the Alaska Kenai Peninsula town of Soldotna, officials said. No survivors were found, according to the Soldotna Police Department. The plane, a de Havilland DHC3 Otter, was operated by a local air-taxi company, Rediske Air, the U.S. Federal Aviation ...

  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Walrus calf saved in Alaska headed for Brooklyn

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times Walrus calf rescued in Alaska is putting on weight, showing pluck and headed to Big Apple Fat, moustachioed orphan welcome in New York How do you transport a 106kg baby to New York? If he's a 15-week-old walrus rescued from the open ocean off Alaska, the answer is a jumbo-size crate aboard a FedEx cargo jet, accompanied by a veterinarian and a handler. ...




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