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Sony cancels Christmas release of 'The Interview'

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Wasilla pilot killed in Montana plane crash

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Obama to start normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba

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Sydney hostage crisis ends; gunman dead after raid

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S. Korean vessel heads to Bering Sea where 27 died

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  • US/World

    Sony cancels Christmas release of ‘The Interview’

    by CNN / AP on Dec 17, 15:59

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should “go to the movies.” Sony said Wednesday it was canceling the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” after many theaters said they would hold off on screening the film. Threats have been made against theaters […]

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    Wasilla pilot killed in Montana plane crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 13:01

    A 33-year-old Wasilla man was killed in a small plane crash in northwest Montana, authorities say. Brett Thoft, the pilot of the Piper aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. His passenger, Lake County resident Tim Schauss, was flown to a hospital where he was listed in critical […]

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    Obama to start normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Dec 17, 8:30

    The Obama administration announced Wednesday that the United States is taking steps to restore full diplomacy with Cuba, a historic move that will end 50 years of frozen relations the communist nation. Since entering the White House, President Obama had expressed interest in normalizing relations with Cuba. The breakthrough announced Wednesday came after Cuba agreed […]

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    Sydney hostage crisis ends; gunman dead after raid

    by CBS/AP on Dec 15, 8:20

    The siege of a downtown Sydney cafe where a a suspected Iranian-born Islamic extremist had been holding 17 hostages for 16 hours ended early Tuesday morning with three people dead, including the gunman, after police raided the building. The suspect, who first took the cafe during Monday morning rush hour, was identified by police as local Muslim cleric Man […]

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    S. Korean vessel heads to Bering Sea where 27 died

    by Associated Press on Dec 11, 13:50

    A South Korean vessel is on pace to arrive Friday in the west Bering Sea, where a fishing ship sank, killing at least 27 people. The commander of the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska, Rear Adm. Dan Abel, said the Sambong was moving toward the area faster than expected. The Coast Guard has been on […]

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    SKorea to take over search after fishing disaster

    by Associated Press on Dec 10, 14:14

    South Korean officials are expected to take over on-scene control of search efforts following the deadly sinking of a fishing vessel in the western Bering Sea last month. The U.S. Coast Guard has been overseeing the effort. Rear Adm. Dan Abel said with the scheduled arrival of the South Korean vessel Sambong this weekend, the […]

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    Senate report: CIA misled lawmakers, public on enhanced interrogation

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Dec 09, 7:53

    The Senate Intelligence Committee released the findings from their three and a half year investigation into the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques Tuesday, saying that the agency’s methods were not only ineffective at gathering necessary information, but that the CIA consistently misled Congress and the public about the program to keep it going. “This document examines the CIA’s […]

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    Coast Guard proposes Bering Straits shipping route

    by Associated Press on Dec 05, 11:25

    The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing an 8-mile wide shipping route through the Bering Strait region to try to protect Arctic waters, as global warming has increased traffic in the vulnerable area. Retired Coast Guard Vice Admiral Roger Rufe, former operations chief for the Department of Homeland Security, said the two-way voluntary route is the […]

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    Justice Dept. to investigate NYC chokehold death

    by CNN / AP on Dec 03, 14:34

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Justice Department official says the department will investigate the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move. The official said federal authorities will investigate the July death of Eric Garner, who was confronted by […]

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    USS Anchorage to retrieve Orion capsule at sea

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 11:35

    When NASA’s new state-of-the-art space capsule lands in the Pacific Ocean after orbiting the earth, a Navy ship named for the Alaska’s largest city will retrieve it. The Navy says in a release the USS Anchorage departed San Diego Monday. The launch for Orion’s unmanned orbital test flight is planned Thursday. This inaugural Orion will […]

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    Bodies recovered near sunken South Korean ship

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 02, 18:26

    Update: Wednesday, Dec. 3 Eleven more bodies have been recovered from the Bering Sea near where the ship sank, the Associated Press reports. Original story No further signs of survivors were discovered, as of Tuesday afternoon, after a South Korean fishing boat sank in the Bering Sea Sunday night. Searchers say they have spotted some […]

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    Alaskan kayaker drowns in northwest Washington river

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 13:01

    The Snohomish County sheriff’s office says a search and rescue team with a helicopter recovered the body Monday of a kayaker who apparently drowned Sunday afternoon in the South Fork Stillaguamish River near Granite Falls. Two friends pulled him ashore after his kayak capsized but he could not be revived. The sheriff’s office had to […]

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    At least 1 dead after S. Korea ship sinks in Bering Sea

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 01, 8:59

    Last updated Monday, Dec. 1 at 3:20 p.m. At least one person has been confirmed dead and dozens are missing after a South Korean fishing boat sank in the Bering Sea. Authorities rescued seven crew members and recovered one body, the Associated Press reported. Rescuers are searching for more than 50 people after the vessel […]

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    Former Alaskan pilot not injured in ocean crash

    by Associated Press on Nov 30, 17:28

    A preliminary report by federal aviation investigators says a small plane crashed off Oahu because of an empty fuel tank. According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://is.gd/dr6pAp ), pilot Greg Harding intended to put fuel into the tank after the flight. Harding, a former Alaska bush pilot, was flying the Piper PA-25-260 to tow an engineless […]

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    From coast to coast, Ferguson touches a nerve

    by CBS/AP on Nov 25, 7:41

    Last Updated Nov 25, 2014 8:40 AM EST Thousands of people rallied late Monday and early Tuesday in cities across the country, from Los Angeles to New York and dozens of places in between, to passionately but mostly peacefully protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown in […]

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    Grand jury will not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson

    by CNN / AP on Nov 24, 18:10

    Missouri police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The grand jury reached its decision Tuesday in the Ferguson trial. About 150 people crowded outside the County Justice Center to hear the announcement, which was broadcast on Tuesday night from Clayton, Missouri. The Associated Press reports the 12-person […]

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    Hawaii and Alaska pay more for Thanksgiving feasts

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 8:57

    Residents of Hawaii pay the highest prices in the nation for their tasty birds and fixings on Thanksgiving, and Alaska feasts are almost as expensive. That’s according to an analysis by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Most food has to be flown or shipped into both states. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://goo.gl/6HhPO2) that Hilo and […]

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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigning

    by CBS News on Nov 24, 7:06

    Last Updated Nov. 24, 2014 12:00 PM EST After less than two years at the helm of the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning. Hagel approached President Obama last month about stepping down, Mr. Obama announced Monday from the State Dining Room of the White House, with Hagel and Vice President Joe Biden by […]

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    Military Life: Alaska vs. Afghanistan

    by Bonney Bowman on Nov 17, 20:39

    It’s safe to say life in Afghanistan is very different from life in Alaska. Two local soldiers, deployed to Bagram Airfield, talked about life away from home. Capt. Kathryn Hermon and Capt. Britney Sevy both serve with Alaska’s 2nd Engineer Brigade. They’re a long way from home and say the biggest adjustment to life in Afghanistan is […]

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    A Military Life: Bagram Bazaars

    by Bonney Bowman on Nov 17, 18:19

    As deployment winds down for Alaska soldiers, many are heading to the local bazaars on base to buy last-minute souvenirs. Bagram Air Field has a number of markets where local Afghans sell all kinds of goods. Many are handmade; like silk scarves, embroidered tops and carved wooden boxes. For the soldiers heading home, it’s a […]