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  • U.S. Politics

    Trump says he’ll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

    by Associated Press on Apr 22, 16:22

    President Donald Trump says he’ll mark his 100th day in office with a “BIG” rally in Pennsylvania. Trump hits 100 days on April 29 – next Saturday. He tweeted about the rally this Saturday, saying that next week “I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” Next Saturday night I […]

  • Aviation

    VIDEO: American Airlines flight attendant grounded after altercation caught on camera

    by Associated Press on Apr 22, 16:01

    The Latest on the confrontation on an American Airlines flight (all times local): 6 p.m. A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child. Olivia Morgan, an executive with an education-related nonprofit, […]

  • Alaska News

    Ketchikan seafood processors to see water rate hikes

    by Associated Press on Apr 22, 13:14

    Officials in Ketchikan have approved an ordinance that more than doubles water rates for the southeast Alaska city’s seafood processors over the next three years. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the City Council approved the ordinance Thursday. Water rates will increase by 35 percent each year over the next three years for Ketchikan’s three fish processors […]

  • Fairbanks

    New fees instituted at Interior Alaska recreation sites

    by Associated Press on Apr 22, 13:00

    The state will start charging fees for the popular Chena River State Recreation Area and other recreational sites in Interior Alaska next month. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that visitors to the 12 sites within the Chena recreation area will have to pay a $5 entrance fee starting in May. The daily fees will also go […]

  • Alaska News

    Tug sinks in southeast Alaska; responders look for spill

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 17:15

    Emergency responders have placed containment and absorbent booms near a tugboat that sank in southeast Alaska. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says the Powhatan, owned by Samson Tug and Barge, sank Wednesday night while docked at Staffigavan Bay about 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Sitka. The tug after it sank shifted downslope 1,083 […]

  • Marijuana News

    Charges dropped for all but 2 arrested in DC pot giveaway

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 12:10

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against six of the eight people arrested during a marijuana giveaway near the U.S. Capitol. The U.S. attorney’s office said Friday that it would pursue misdemeanor charges only against two men who had more than 2 ounces of pot on them. Possession of up to 2 ounces […]

  • US/World

    Lawyer: Airport shooting suspect’s mental health stable

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 11:59

    MIAMI (AP) – A defense lawyer says the mental condition of an Alaska man accused of killing five people and wounding six at a Florida airport has stabilized. An attorney for 27-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, said at a hearing Friday he continues to take anti-psychotic medication for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder and is […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Prince fans join ‘purple family’ at Paisley Park

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 8:21

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Latest on the anniversary of Prince’s death (all times local): 9:15 a.m. A few fans are starting to gather outside Paisley Park on the anniversary of megastar Prince’s death. Rhonda Soso traveled from Compton, California, to shoot photos on a sunny Friday morning of the recording-complex-turned-museum in suburban Minneapolis where Prince […]

  • Alaska News

    Cause of 2015 whale die-off in Gulf of Alaska still unknown

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 8:13

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – The cause of a Gulf of Alaska whale die-off in 2015 is still unknown, but researchers believe changes in oceanographic conditions could have played a part. The Daily Kodiak reported (http://bit.ly/2plzTZG ) Thursday that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say warmer gulf waters could be the cause. From 2000 to […]

  • Alaska News

    New airline route to connect Alaska, British Columbia

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 8:06

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Flights between Ketchikan and Prince Rupert, British Columbia will soon be available for the first time since the 1990s. The Ketchikan Daily News reported Thursday that the flights will begin May 1. Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting Inc. will fly three scheduled round-trip flights per week. Flights will leave from the […]

  • Business/Economy

    Wells Fargo ups sales practices settlement to $142 million

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 7:56

    NEW YORK (AP) – Wells Fargo is agreeing to expand a recently settled class-action lawsuit by an additional $32 million as well as extend claims for fraudulent accounts that may have been opened going back to 2002. Wells Fargo will now pay $142 million to customers for damages caused by any accounts opened without their […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The truth is out there: ‘The X-Files’ is coming back

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 15:38

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – The truth is out there: “The X-Files” is coming back. Fox said Thursday it has ordered a second chapter of what it’s calling an “X-Files” ”event series.” The 10-episode series will air during the upcoming 2017-18 TV season. The 1993-2002 drama about paranormal events and UFOs returned in 2016 for a […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska to get $2M to help fight opioid abuse

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 14:59

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska is set to receive a $2 million federal grant to help fight addiction to heroin and other opioids. The funding is part of a larger disbursement of grants for prevention and treatment efforts across the country. Gov. Bill Walker says the funding will be critical to ongoing state efforts to […]

  • US/World

    Searches underway in attack on Paris police

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 13:44

    PARIS (AP) – The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in Paris (all times local): 1:35 a.m. Two police officials say the chief suspect in the fatal attack on police officers patrolling the Champs-Elysees in Paris was a 39-year-old man from a suburb east of the French capital. Searches were conducted in at […]

  • US/World

    Suspect in shooting of Seattle officers is dead

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 13:27

    SEATTLE (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Seattle (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Police say a suspect in the shooting of two Seattle officers after a downtown robbery is dead. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, a department spokesman, confirmed that the suspect had died but did not immediately have further details. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 12:12

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the stalled Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. But House GOP leaders are dubious. And there are few signs that an emerging plan to get the bill on track is gaining enough votes to succeed. The White […]

  • US/World

    Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 8:46

    MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group. The court ordered the closure of the group’s Russia headquarters and its 395 local chapters, as well as the seizure of its property. […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska fire season shaping up to have later start

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 7:59

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Alaska authorities are saying this year’s fire season won’t be as heavy as last year, but there’s still time for conditions to change. The Peninsula Clarion reported Wednesday that firefighters have responded to a few calls for service, but not as many as last year. A Division of Forestry fire management […]

  • US/World

    Police suspect man faked his own kidnapping to extort mother

    by Associated Press on Apr 19, 21:38

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – California police say they’ve arrested a man they suspect of faking his own kidnapping to extort his mother. The Orange County Register reports  police arrested 31-year-old Robert Nunez on Tuesday. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says his mother called 911 Sunday after she received a text message saying Nunez […]

  • Alaska News

    Emperor goose hunting open for first time in 30 years

    by Associated Press on Apr 19, 16:42

    BETHEL, Alaska (AP) – Shooting Emperor geese in Alaska is legal for the first time in 30 years, but officials are hoping hunters take it easy. KYUK-AM reported Monday that federal managers have opened a subsistence hunt for the birds. According to the report, about 80 percent of the world’s Emperor goose population breeds along […]