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.
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
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
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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 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
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
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