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  • Rare Fossil Bird Deepens Mystery of Avian Extinctions Nov 13, 2018
    During the late Cretaceous period, more than 65 million years ago, hundreds of different species of birds flitted around the dinosaurs and through the forests as abundantly as they flit about our woods and fields today. But after the cataclysm that wiped out most of the dinosaurs, only one group of birds remained: the ancestors […]
  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays Nov 13, 2018
    It has been almost a decade since the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Described as the worst environmental disaster in the United States, nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil oozed into the Gulf of Mexico, severely degrading the marine ecosystem immediately surrounding the spill site and directly impacting coastal habitats along 1,773 kilometers of shoreline. […]
  • Alaska Chickadees are Brainy Birds Nov 13, 2018
    Alaska chickadees have proven themselves brainier than Colorado chickadees. A researcher at the University of California Davis once compared black-capped chickadees from Anchorage to chickadees from Windsor, Colorado, and found that the Alaska birds cached more sunflower seeds and found the seeds quicker when they later searched for them. The Alaska chickadees also had brains […]
  • FBI Reports Largest Spike in Hate Crimes Since 9/11 Nov 13, 2018
    WASHINGTON — The number of hate crime incidents reported in the United States jumped by 17 percent last year to more than 7,000 – the largest increase since 2001 when the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, led to a surge in bias-motivated crimes. The increase, reported Tuesday by the FBI, marks the third annual jump […]
  • Suicidal Woman Taken into Custody on Title 47 Hold after Allegedly Setting Fire to Home in Palmer Nov 13, 2018
    Alaska State Troopers report that they have taken a suicidal female, whose name they did not reveal, into custody after a structure fire in Palmer on Monday morning. The report of the suicidal woman went in to the AST Palmer post at 11:50 am on Monday. The caller informed troopers that the woman was also […]
  • Thieves Steal Two Trucks, Pillage Two Connexes in Houston Nov 13, 2018
    A Houston victim reported that thieves made off with a multitude of items from a property on Wilhelm Street this past weekend. Alaska State Troopers were contacted at 7:35 pm on Sunday that two connexes were pillaged and two vehicles were stolen from the Houston property. A green 1970 Ford F-250 two wheel drive truck with a missing […]
  • APD Says Spenard Holiday Inn Express Parking Lot Shooting is Drug-Related Nov 13, 2018
    Although the Anchorage Police Department have stated that they believe the incident at the Holiday Inn Express parking lot is drug related, they have not revealed any details on the shooter or the victim. Patrol officers responded to the Spenard area hotel parking lot at 4:27 pm on Monday afternoon to find a male victim in that lot […]
  • Representative Gara to be Honored Tuesday for Work to Help Alaska’s Foster Youth Nov 13, 2018
    Anchorage – Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) will be honored Tuesday in Washington D.C. by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a legislative career working on behalf of Alaska’s foster youth. Rep. Gara was nominated for a 2018 Adoption Excellence Award by long-time Alaska foster youth advocate Amanda Metivier, who founded the foster […]
  • Forecasters Warn Dry, Windy Conditions Could Fuel California Fires Nov 12, 2018
    As deadly wildfires burned at multiple sites in the western U.S. state of California, forecasters warned the dry, windy conditions fueling the fires will be in place through at least Tuesday. Thousands of fire personnel are trying to contain the Camp Fire burning north of the state capital, Sacramento, which began last week and has […]
  • Chief-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 11th Nov 12, 2018
    Tuyuq—Chief Tuyuq ap’sgu.—Ask the chief. Classical Alutiiq society had three social classes: wealthy people, commoners, and slaves. Social positions were inherited and permanent. One’s status did not usually change during life. Alutiiq chiefs were members of the elite. They were individuals born to rich families who demonstrated their leadership abilities through generosity, bravery, and the […]

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Meeting Between Top US Diplomat, North Korean Official Postponed

Meeting Between Top US Diplomat, North Korean Official Postponed

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s planned meeting with a senior North Korean official Thursday in New York City has been postponed. The State Department issued a statement early Wednesday morning saying the meeting “will now take place at a later date. We will reconvene when our respective…

Report: Khashoggi’s Remains Dissolved in Acid for Easier Disposal

Report: Khashoggi’s Remains Dissolved in Acid for Easier Disposal

A Turkish presidential adviser and friend of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi says his body was cut up and dissolved in acid for easier disposal, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported Friday. “According to the latest information we have, the reason they dismembered his body is to dissolve it easier” before…

Indonesian Divers Recover ‘Black Box’ From Lion Air Jet

Indonesian Divers Recover ‘Black Box’ From Lion Air Jet

Indonesian navy divers say they have recovered one of the “black boxes” from the wreckage of Lion Air Flight JT-610, which crashed into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta early Monday morning. The divers told local television reporters Thursday they found one of the…

NATO Begins Largest Exercise Since Cold War

NATO Begins Largest Exercise Since Cold War

PENTAGON — About 50,000 NATO personnel from 31 NATO and partner countries are springing to action Thursday at the…

Trump: US Will Now Begin Cutting Aid to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

Trump: US Will Now Begin Cutting Aid to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

President Donald Trump says the U.S. “will now begin cutting off or substantially reducing” the amount of foreign…

Turkish Video Allegedly Shows Saudi Agent Posing as Khashoggi

Turkish Video Allegedly Shows Saudi Agent Posing as Khashoggi

New surveillance video from Istanbul appears to show a Saudi agent wearing journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s clothing and leaving…

On Capitol Hill, More Scorn on Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi

On Capitol Hill, More Scorn on Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi

CAPITOL HILL — U.S. lawmakers heaped more criticism on Saudi Arabia Wednesday amid fresh news reports suggesting that missing…

Pompeo: Saudis Declined to Discuss Facts Surrounding Missing Journalist

Pompeo: Saudis Declined to Discuss Facts Surrounding Missing Journalist

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that when he met with Saudi leaders they did not…

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