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Alaska: State of the United States of America
Alaska is a U.S. state in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, 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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U.S. fighter jets again intercept Russian bombers off Alaska

U.S. fighter jets intercepted several Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, in the fourth and fifth such incursions this year, U.S. military officials said on..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Third deadly plane crash in Alaska in just over a week

Alaska suffered its third deadly plane crash in just over a week. One person was killed and two others were hurt when the plane went down Tuesday in Prince William Sound. Don Dahler reports.
CBS News - Published

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Warm Waters Potentially Causing Mass Whale Deaths [Video]Warm Waters Potentially Causing Mass Whale Deaths

Huff Post reports scientists are investigating the increase in dead and dying gray whales washing up on the West Coast this year. At least 58 gray whales have been found stranded along the coast from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Mid-Air Crash In Alaska, Search For Victims Ends [Video]Mid-Air Crash In Alaska, Search For Victims Ends

Reuters reports Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a mid-air collision that killed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Death toll from Alaska tour planes crash rises to six [Video]Death toll from Alaska tour planes crash rises to six

Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a mid-air collision that left a total of six..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Two Missing In Alaskan Waters After Tour Planes Crash [Video]Two Missing In Alaskan Waters After Tour Planes Crash

According to Reuters, the U.S. Coast Guard said that rescue teams were searching the waters of southeast Alaska for two passengers missing after a pair of sightseeing planes crashed in midair, killing..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

NTSB to probe fatal Alaska mid-air crash [Video]NTSB to probe fatal Alaska mid-air crash

Federal investigators are due in Alaska on Tuesday to try to find out why two sightseeing planes collided in mid-air over open water during daylight hours, killing at least four tourists. The NTSB's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

U.S. Wildlife Regulator Slams Trump's Alaska Drilling Study [Video]U.S. Wildlife Regulator Slams Trump's Alaska Drilling Study

The Trump administration conducted an expedited study of proposed drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and this week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued harsh criticism of the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

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

 

Russian warplanes intercepted off Alaska for 2nd day in a row

NORAD sent F-22s to ward off Russian bombers and fighter jets that entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone twice
CBS News - Published

Good Samaritans rescue 3 in plane crash in Alaska

The Coast Guard said the three people on board were taken to local hospitals
CBS News - Published

Alaska's Taquan Air suspends operations after two deadly floatplane crashes in one week

All Taquan Air commuter and sightseeing flights have been cancelled indefinitely, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Taquan Air suspends flights after second deadly crash

For the second time in a week, a small airline in Alaska has suspended all flights after a deadly crash involving one of its planes. Two people were killed when a plane went down in Ketchikan. Jonathan..
CBS News - Published

Another Alaska floatplane crash kills 2 people

Two people are dead after a small Alaska-based airline's third crash in less than a year. The floatplane crash Monday is the second deadly incident for Taquan Air in a week. The plane went down in the..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Tornadoes in southern Plains

Millions in the central U.S. face a new threat today from storms that brought serious flooding and tornadoes to the southern Plains. Also, two people are dead after a small Alaska-based airline's third..
CBS News - Published

Same carrier involved in 2nd deadly Alaska small plane crash in week

Taquan Air operated a plane that crashed Monday in a harbor, killing both people on board, and one of the planes in a deadly mid-air collision last week
CBS News - Published

Huge human hair ball, zombie archives, Tav Falco: News from around our 50 states

Matthew McConaughey goes back to Texas high school and gets diploma, Santas renew vows in North Pole on Alaska cruise, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

Dozens of grey whales are dying on the West Coast as they make their epic Alaskan migration

At least 53 gray whales have washed up emaciated and dead in recent months along West Coast beaches.
USATODAY.com - Published

Alaska crews recover larger crashed plane

Responders in Ketchikan, Alaska recovered the wreckage of the larger of the two planes that collided this week, according to federal accident investigators. It was lifted onto a barge. Officials say..
USATODAY.com - Published

AP Top Stories May 16 A

Here's the latest for Thursday May 16th: Trump to introduce new immigration plan; Alabama's governor signs abortion bill; Police officer and firefighter shot in Appleton, Wisconsin; Alaska crews..
USATODAY.com - Published

Cruise goers recount word of Alaska plane crash

Passengers on the Royal Princess cruise ship say the mood was somber after hearing word of the collision of two float planes that killed six people, including five passengers from the ship. They spoke..
USATODAY.com - Published

Alaska sightseeing planes collided at 3,300 feet before crashing

Ten people survived and six were found dead
CBS News - Published

Alaska midair crash: Survivors play critical role in investigation

Searchers in southeastern Alaska recovered two more bodies after an accident involving two sightseeing planes. The midair collision on Monday killed six people: four Americans, a Canadian and an..
CBS News - Published

How did it happen? NTSB begins probe of midair collision of Alaska floatplanes that killed 6 people

On the same day the death toll from a floatplane collision in Alaska rose to 6, the NTSB launched what's expected to be a week-long investigation.
USATODAY.com - Published

Search for victims ends after mid-air crash of Alaska tour planes; probe begins

Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a mid-air collision that killed six people and..
Reuters - Published

Two missing in Alaskan waters after tour planes crash; probe begins

Rescue teams and divers searched the waters of southeast Alaska on Tuesday for two passengers missing after a pair of sightseeing planes collided in midair, killing at least four people, the U.S. Coast..
Reuters - Published

Crews searching for 2 missing after deadly crash in Alaska

At least four people were killed when two sightseeing planes collided near the town of Ketchikan. Crews are still searching for two others who went missing. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
CBS News - Published

At least 4 dead after two floatplanes collide midair over Alaska

Two floatplanes collided midair over Alaska, killing at least four people and hospitalizing ten others. Princess cruises says the planes were carrying passengers from a seven-day cruise.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Rescuers in Alaska searching for two people missing after deadly mid-air crash

Alaska rescuers on Tuesday were searching for two people missing after a mid-air crash between tourist sightseeing planes killed four, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Reuters - Published

NTSB to investigate collision of floatplanes near Ketchikan, Alaska; at least 4 dead, 2 missing

At least four people died and 10 were injured after two floatplanes crashed in the water near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.
USATODAY.com - Published

Eye Opener: Deadly plane crash in Alaska

Two planes full of sightseeing passengers collide over Alaska's panhandle, killing at least four people. Also, investors concerned about the escalating trade war with China are hoping for some calm on..
CBS News - Published

Federal probe launched into fatal collision of Alaska tourist planes

Federal investigators are due in Alaska on Tuesday to try to find out why two sightseeing planes collided in mid-air over open water during daylight hours, killing at least four tourists.
Reuters - Published

Plane Crash in Alaska: 2 Collide, Killing at Least 4 People

It was unclear why the two pontoon planes, which were carrying passengers from a Royal Princess cruise ship, had crashed into each other.
NYTimes.com - Published

At least four dead in mid-air seaplane crash in Alaska, but 10 survive

Two seaplanes collided in mid-air on Monday over southeastern Alaska, killing at least four of those aboard, injuring 10 others and leaving two people missing, U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Aviation..
Reuters - Published

Deadly collision between sightseeing planes in Alaska

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the fatal incident
CBS News - Published

Three confirmed killed in mid-air seaplane crash in southeastern Alaska

Two seaplanes collided in mid-air on Monday over southeastern Alaska, killing at least three of those aboard, injuring 10 others and leaving three people missing, U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Aviation..
Reuters - Published

Ten injured, 6 missing in crash of two seaplanes in southeastern Alaska

Two seaplanes crashed on Monday off the coast of southeastern Alaska, injuring at least 10 of the people on board and leaving six others missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Reuters - Published

Two floatplanes crash near Ketchikan, Alaska; 6 people missing, Coast Guard says

Rescue crews are searching for survivors after two floatplanes crashed in the water near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.
USATODAY.com - Published

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