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Seoul: North Korea fires rocket seen as covert missile test

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Report: DOJ should track its monitoring of pot legalization

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World Health Organization declares Zika virus a global health emergency

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Coroner: 5 dead in avalanche in British Columbia

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​Transparency International: These are the most - and least - corrupt countries

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    Seoul: North Korea fires rocket seen as covert missile test

    by Associated Press on Feb 06, 17:58

    North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland. The rocket was fired from North Korea’s west coast and tracked separately by the governments Japan and South Korea, which immediately convened […]

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    Report: DOJ should track its monitoring of pot legalization

    by Associated Press on Feb 01, 14:39

    The Government Accountability Office says the Justice Department needs to better document how it’s tracking the effect of marijuana legalization in the states. In a report Monday, investigators noted that the DOJ said in 2013 it would allow states to regulate marijuana for medical or recreational use, as long as they meet federal law enforcement […]

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    World Health Organization declares Zika virus a global health emergency

    by CBS/AP on Feb 01, 10:56

      Last Updated Feb 1, 2016 2:26 PM EST The World Health Organization has announced that the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas qualifies as a global health emergency, a declaration that is expected to trigger increased funding and coordinated efforts to help stop the outbreak. The agency convened an emergency meeting of independent […]

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    Coroner: 5 dead in avalanche in British Columbia

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 12:32

    British Columbia’s coroner’s service says five people have died in an avalanche in the western Canadian province near the community of McBride. Barb McLintock says there was a large avalanche Friday afternoon in an area where a group of people were snowmobiling. She says two coroners have been dispatched from Prince George, B.C., and the […]

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    ​Transparency International: These are the most – and least – corrupt countries

    by Associated Press on Jan 27, 18:25

    Public-sector corruption is still a major problem around the world but more countries are improving than worsening and the United States and United Kingdom have reached their best rankings ever, an anti-corruption watchdog said Wednesday. Denmark remained at the top of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, a closely watched global barometer, for the second consecutive year […]

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    U.S. Supreme Court justice says Alaska case before him ‘so complicated’

    by Emily Carlson on Jan 20, 21:00

    It was a historic day for Alaska. Nine Supreme Court Justices had some tough questions for both sides of a case that could determine how much power the National Park Service has in Alaska. Outside the Supreme Courthouse, dozens of Alaskans huddled in the cold hours before the case, hoping to get in to see […]

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    U.S. Supreme Court takes up Alaska case with historic implications

    by Emily Carlson on Jan 19, 21:31

    How much power should the federal government have in Alaska? Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear a case that could give the National Park Service power over millions of acres of state land. For Alaskans, the stakes are high. If the judges rule against John Sturgeon, the moose hunter suing the feds, not […]

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    Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997

    by Associated Press on Jan 18, 12:25

    A study shows the amount of man-made heat energy the oceans have absorbed since 1997 is equivalent to a Hiroshima-style bomb being exploded every second for 75 straight years. That’s double the heat energy the waters were absorbing before 1997. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made […]

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    Search for 12 missing Marines off Hawaii hurt by high surf

    by CBS/AP on Jan 17, 11:54

    The high surf warning that has complicated the search for 12 Marines who are missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii was expected to persist Sunday. The waves dispersed the debris and complicated the search, which was expanded to include waters off Oahu’s west coast. “It makes finding things incredibly difficult,” Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr […]

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    Security forces raid hotel seized by Islamic militants

    by CBS/AP on Jan 16, 10:15

    Burkina Faso and French forces killed a fourth extremist Saturday after freeing 126 people and killing three other attackers to end the seizure of a luxury hotel by al Qaeda-linked militants, Burkina Faso officials said. In addition to the extremists, at least 23 people were killed in the attack at the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the […]

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    Several killed in blasts, gun battle in Jakarta, Indonesia

    by CBS News on Jan 14, 5:22

        Attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area of downtown Jakarta and waged gun battles with police Thursday, leaving bodies in the streets as office workers watched in terror from high-rise windows. There were unconfirmed media reports of explosions in other parts of the Indonesian capital. Police said […]

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    BP to layoff 4,000 workers due to lower oil prices

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jan 12, 21:50

    British Petroleum (BP) announced Tuesday that it’s cutting 20 percent of its workforce — or 4,000 jobs nationwide — thanks to lower oil prices that hit a new low. About 300 of those jobs are in Alaska, according to a former employee. The company said it’s reducing its staff because of tough market conditions. On […]

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    Powerball jackpot hits estimated $1.4B — a world record

    by CBS News on Jan 11, 12:09

    Twenty-five lucky people walked away with a nice consolation prize of $1 million Saturday, but the big Powerball payout is still up for grabs. At an estimated $1.4 billion for Wednesday’s drawing, the jackpot would be the largest ever anywhere on Earth — and hard to resist, even for those who rarely play, reports CBS […]

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    White House, Amazon to stream State of the Union address live

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 10, 16:25

    Don’t have cable? You can still catch the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. Alaska time. The White House has announced new ways to watch President Barack Obama’s speech online. The White House website will livestream the speech, as will the official White House Youtube channel. Amazon has […]

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    Alaskan to join First Lady Michelle Obama during State of the Union address

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 10, 14:22

    Alaska roots run deep with one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s invited guests for her husband’s 2016 State of the Union address on Jan. 12. Lydia Doza hails from Anchorage, but is currently working on a software engineering degree at the Oregon Institute of Technology, according to the White House. “Doza’s upbringing in three Alaskan […]

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    ​Powerful U.S. bomber flies over South Korea as standoff deepens

    by Associated Press on Jan 10, 11:05

    A powerful U.S. B-52 bomber flew low over South Korea on Sunday, a clear show of force from the United States as a Cold War-style standoff deepened between its ally Seoul and North Korea followingPyongyang’s fourth nuclear test. North Korea will read the fly-over of a bomber capable of delivering nuclear weapons — seen by an Associated Press photographer […]

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    UPDATE: Suspect from diverted flight ID’d, charged with issuing threats

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 09, 11:40

    Updated at 2:20 p.m. on Jan. 11 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have identified the suspect accused of making threats aboard a United Airlines flight out of Anchorage that was diverted to Vancouver Saturday. Nicholas Aliksyuk, 54 of Duluth, Minn., faces charges of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and mischief to property […]

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    Marine general predicts lower standards for women in combat

    by Associated Press on Jan 08, 12:13

    A top Marine general says he believes the military will eventually be pressured to lower standards for women if any significant number of them could advance in combat jobs like the Marine infantry. Gen. John Kelly, head of U.S. Southern Command, tells reporters that there will be “great pressure” to reduce standards because he says […]

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    Mazda expanding Takata air bag recall to 374,519 cars

    by Associated Press on Jan 08, 8:02

    Mazda is expanding a recall of passenger air bags because they can inflate with too much force and spew metal fragments into the vehicle. The new recall covers 374,519 vehicles, including the 2003-2008 Mazda6, the 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 and a limited number of RX-8 sports cars from the 2004 model year. Mazda is one of a […]

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    U.S. intelligence skeptical North Korea detonated H-bomb

    by CBS News on Jan 06, 16:08

    Last Updated Jan 6, 2016 3:40 PM EST U.S. intelligence is “highly skeptical” that North Korea actually detonated a thermonuclear device in spite of claims that it conducted a hydrogen bomb test, CBS News Pentagon Correspondent David Martin reported. The rogue nation said Wednesday that it tested a “miniaturized” hydrogen bomb, which, if confirmed, would represent […]