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Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China's east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision ..
The government shutdown will remain in effect going into Monday, after senators failed to come to an agreement to end it late Sunday night. Majority L..
Rocket Lab blasted off into space on Saturday, taking a major step toward opening low-cost access for a new generation of satellites. The rocket build..
He told an emergency room physician he had a liking for raw fish – specifically, salmon sashimi. It's what the 30-year-old man from Fresno, California..
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by three this week to 936. That exceeds the 694 rigs that were active this ..
(Newser) – For a sushi-loving California man, there was good news and bad news. The good news: That pale string dangling out of his-----wasn't his int..
President Donald Trump speaks about his administration's National Security Strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Wa..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he plans to devote much of his time this year to helping Republicans maintain con..
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that some of the hard-line immigration policies President Trump advocated..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he plans to devote much of his time this year to helping Republicans maintain con..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he plans to devote much of his time this year to helping Republicans maintain con..
Talk about a U.S. government shutdown is intensifying. Without agreement on the 12 appropriations bills that guide annual spending, the U.S. has been ..
Under federal law, there are two classes of workers: those who make tips and those who do not, with different rules for each. Since 2009, the federal ..
Orange County surfers grabbed their boards and braved the foggy-----early Tuesday with the hope of catching some sizable waves expected to hit the coa..
Dear Heloise: I love your Angel Biscuits! Please, please reprint the recipe for me and everyone who loves good biscuits. Anne M., Fairbanks, Alaska An..
More than three-quarters of the members of a federally chartered board advising the National Park Service have quit out of frustration that Interior S..
Ami Brown refused to give up hope. The Alaskan Bush People matriarch, 54, had been quoted survival rates as low as 3 percent after being diagnosed wit..
(Newser) – "I wish the National Park System and Service well." It's a goodbye, but not just any goodbye: They're parting words from the chair of the N..
(Newser) – "I wish the National Park System and Service well." It's a goodbye, but not just any goodbye: They're parting words from the chair of the N..
Anomali, a threat detection and mitigation company, announced a hefty $40 million Series D investment today led by Lumia Capital. The company was prev..
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Most members of a U.S. National Park Service advisory board, appointed while Barack Obama was president, have resigned a..
As winter bears down, thoughts of summer and flowers might seem far off, but now is the time to turn our attention to the plight of pollinators and ma..
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Penn State University defenseman Cole Hults (2) checks University of Wisconsin's Will Johnson (17) in front o..
The big idea: Southwest Airlines pioneered a new model for the low-cost airline carrier space. But now, as an established player and one of the four l..
Last week, Walmart announced that it would be closing 63 of its under-performing Sam’s Club stores at various locations throughout the country. While ..
American’s Flight 1776 to Philadelphia? Hilarious. Southwest’s Flight 1492 to Columbus, Ohio? Clever. Alaska’s Flight 2738 to Portland? Not a side-spl..
Let’s say your family wants to take a cruise, but dear old Dad — or Aunt Meghan or sister Sara — won't take the time or spend the money to get a passp..
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — Sam's Club announced that it will close its three Alaska stores by Jan. 26. In response, hundreds of people visited the Fairbanks ..
Native American veterans will have a memorial at the National Mall, on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The memorial will ac..
The political news cycle reached a fever pitch in 2017, largely due to the roller coaster ride that was the first year of the Trump administration. Af..
The Mall is studded with monuments to iconic people and events, from presidents to wars to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Later this month..
The second recent blunder in Hawaii's planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack left islanders shaken after an emergency alert warning of an..
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, during Flight Test THAAD-18..
Nat Geo Wild unveiled a quartet of new series at TCA today and set premiere dates for them and three returning series. Expect plenty of veterinarians ..
National Geographic has set the premiere dates for their 2018 series and specials, the cable network announced Saturday at the Television Critics Asso..
Hawaiians were sent into a panic on Saturday after a false alert claimed that a ballistic missile was heading for the islands. The alert was sent out ..
For some Walmart employees, the day brought news of a pay raise. Others learned they were out of a job. Walmart said Thursday that it is boosting its ..
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 939. That exceeds the 659 rigs that were active this tim..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. airlines in November had their highest on-time arrival rates in eight years, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on F..
Nothing here wrecking going down fighting if it can be avoided. Nothing even remotely patriotic and debt sold globally if the olds have firmly on the ..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. airlines in November had their highest on-time arrival rates in eight years, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on F..
Alabama: Alabama. The Tide lost to Auburn, but a national championship — regardless of level — makes you the team of the year in a given state. Alaska..
Regina Simons, the part Navajo, part Sioux teen, was a hired as an extra on On Deadly Ground after going to the open call for the 1994 action film tak..
(Newser) – Walmart got a dose of positive headlines Thursday when it announced a bump in the wages it pays workers. Then came the surprise news that s..
Walmart (WMT) on Thursday abruptly closed 63 Sam's Club locations at the same time it gave other workers a raise to $11 an hour. Some locations are cl..
By "Sunday Morning" contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg. Wait! Stop! Do you hear that? It's a red-bellied woodpecker! Oh, I hear cedar waxwings, t..
A federal judge who's overseeing lawsuits from around the country against the pharmaceutical industry has invited state attorneys general to join disc..
The wholesale club locations closing span from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Some of the shuttered stores will be converted into e-commerce fulfillment facil..
Jan 12 (Reuters) - Alaska Air Group Inc: * ALASKA AIR GROUP SAYS DECEMBER 2017 LOAD FACTOR DECREASED 0.8 POINTS TO 82.3 PERCENT - SEC FILING * ALASKA ..
Climate change in Alaska has the potential to create serious physical and mental health problems for Alaskans, according to a new report from state he..