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  • Coast Guard Hoists Three People Stranded on Beach near Cape Resurrection Jul 15, 2019
      JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted three people stranded on a beach near Cape Resurrection, Friday. The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova, transported all three people to waiting emergency medical service personnel at the Seward Airport. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a call at 11:47 a.m. over […]
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  • NASA Tracked Small Asteroid Before It Broke Up in Atmosphere Jul 14, 2019
      This GIF shows the flash of an asteroid impacting Earth’s atmosphere over the Caribbean Sea on June 22, 2019. It was captured by the Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument aboard GOES-16, an Earth-monitoring satellite operated by NOAA and NASA. CIRA/CSU, RAMMB/NOAA/NASA  › Larger view When a lightning detector on a NOAA weather satellite detected something […]
  • Lawsuit Filed to Protect Dwindling Numbers of Mountain Caribou Jul 14, 2019
      Recently Gone From Lower 48 States, Caribou Need Protection to Return SANDPOINT, Idaho— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s failure to finalize endangered species protection and designate critical habitat for Southern Mountain caribou. “The last wild caribou in the lower 48 states have disappeared, but the Trump administration is still […]
  • Net-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 14th Jul 14, 2019
    KUGYAQ – NET KUGYASIQ ATURTAAQA. – I USE THE NET. Alutiiq people captured salmon with a variety of traditional tools. Streams were dammed with logs or stone weirs and the fish trapped behind them speared with special fish harpoons. Larger quantities of salmon, and perhaps herring and Dolly Varden, were captured with nets woven from nettle […]
  • July 14th, 1804 Jul 14, 2019
  • High-Level Defector Suggests North Korea Employs State-Sponsored Schemes to Elude Sanctions Jul 14, 2019
      A high-level North Korean defector who delivered millions of dollars to Pyongyang’s elite as a trusted, overseas trader, suggests the Kim regime is employing state-sponsored strategies to elude international sanctions on oil needed to maintain its military and economy. Ri Jong Ho defected to South Korea with his family in 2014, soon after North Korean […]
  • CBP Seizes $1.7 Million in Methamphetamine Jul 14, 2019
      BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted methamphetamines valued at approximately $1,797,189.92, hidden within a white 2007 Volkswagen Touareg. “Our officers continue to maintain an elevated enforcement posture to keep our borders secure and prevent dangerous narcotics from entering into our country,” said Port […]
  • Local and Traditional Knowledge Included in Bering Sea Management Plan Jul 14, 2019
      With assistance from Alaska Sea Grant, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council recently adopted what some are calling a groundbreaking ecosystem management plan for the Bering Sea that incorporates local and traditional knowledge. It’s the first time that local and traditional knowledge (LTK) has been formally taken into account in the regional council’s management […]
  • Lack of Sea Ice Sends Seal Pups and Walrus Calves to Beach Jul 14, 2019
      This male walrus calf was one of two that washed up dead on the beaches of Nome. Photo by Nils Hahn It’s been a busy couple of months for members of the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network, including Alaska Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield, as they respond to multiple reports of dead ice seals along the […]

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High-Level Defector Suggests North Korea Employs State-Sponsored Schemes to Elude Sanctions

High-Level Defector Suggests North Korea Employs State-Sponsored Schemes to Elude Sanctions

  A high-level North Korean defector who delivered millions of dollars to Pyongyang’s elite as a trusted, overseas trader, suggests the Kim regime is employing state-sponsored strategies to elude international sanctions on oil needed to maintain its military and economy. Ri Jong Ho defected to South Korea with his…

Trump: British Ambassador ‘a Very Stupid Guy’

Trump: British Ambassador ‘a Very Stupid Guy’

  WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called British ambassador Kim Darroch “a very stupid guy,” a new taunt aimed at undercutting the envoy’s assessment that Trump is “inept” and “incompetent.” “The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. foisted upon the United States is not someone we…

UN Confirms Iran Enriching Uranium in Excess of Nuclear Deal Limit

UN Confirms Iran Enriching Uranium in Excess of Nuclear Deal Limit

  WASHINGTON — The United Nations’ atomic energy agency has confirmed Iran has surpassed the uranium enrichment limits spelled out in the 2015 nuclear deal. The International Atomic Energy Agency said its inspectors verified Monday that Iran has surpassed the 3.67% enrichment limit set in the accord, aimed…

Fire on Russian Submersible Kills 14

Fire on Russian Submersible Kills 14

  Fourteen sailors have died in a fire on a deep-sea submersible, the Russian military says. The fire…

Trump Meets Kim at DMZ, Crosses Into North Korea

Trump Meets Kim at DMZ, Crosses Into North Korea

 SEOUL – U.S. President Donald Trump called his latest meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un…

Trump Lightheartedly to Putin: Don’t Interfere in US Election

Trump Lightheartedly to Putin: Don’t Interfere in US Election

 OSAKA, JAPAN — U.S. President Donald Trump gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a light-hearted warning not to…

Trump: North Korea Talks are ‘Doing Great’; North Korea Disagrees

Trump: North Korea Talks are ‘Doing Great’; North Korea Disagrees

  SEOUL — U.S. President Donald Trump insists his North Korea policy is “doing great.” South Korean President Moon…

As Trump Says “You’ll Soon Find Out” About Attack on Iran, Congress Urged to Act Immediately to Avert War

As Trump Says “You’ll Soon Find Out” About Attack on Iran, Congress Urged to Act Immediately to Avert War

  After President Donald Trump on Thursday ominously warned that Iran made a “very big mistake” by downing a…

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