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Military Life: Alaska vs. Afghanistan

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A Military Life: Bagram Bazaars

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Hawaii beach temporarily closed after Homer man attacked by shark

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Postal Service says it is victim of hacking attack

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2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

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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 […]

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    Hawaii beach temporarily closed after Homer man attacked by shark

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 14, 11:07

    Part of a beach in Hawaii has been reopened after a Homer man reported being bitten by a shark, officials say. The 50-year-old man, who was not identified by officials, was snorkeling in the ocean off Airplane Beach in the Ka’anapali area of West Maui Thursday afternoon when he reported being bitten, according to a statement […]

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    Postal Service says it is victim of hacking attack

    by Associated Press on Nov 10, 12:59

    The U.S. Postal Service says it’s the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised. The FBI and other federal agencies are investigating. Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer says personal information that may have been obtained in the attack includes employees’ names, dates of birth, […]

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    2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

    by CNN / AP on Nov 08, 17:59

      Two Americans released after being held by North Korea are scheduled to arrive at a Washington state military base Saturday night. A family spokesman for one of the two men said their plane would arrive after 9 p.m. Pacific time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle. U.S. officials say Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, […]

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    Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes in Calif.; 1 reported dead

    by CBS/AP on Oct 31, 12:28

    Last Updated Oct 31, 2014 4:18 PM EDT MOJAVE, Calif. – A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, the SpaceShipTwo, exploded and crashed Friday during a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another, witnesses and officials said. Wreckage was spotted in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. The spacecraft was carrying a crew of two. The Kern […]

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    ConocoPhillips unveils shrinking capital budget plans

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 30, 18:10

    While oil giant ConocoPhillips announced a reduced capital budget during a Thursday earnings call, a spokeswoman for the company said there are no plans to decrease spending in Alaska. “Capital reductions reflect the tapering off of major project spending as well as reductions in some of our less mature unconventional areas,” said Amy Burnett, a […]

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    Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing at least 4

    by CBS/AP on Oct 30, 11:35

    Last Updated Oct 30, 2014 4:15 PM EDT WICHITA, Kan. – A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing at least four people, injuring at least five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that […]

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    FBI says it faked AP story to catch bomb suspect

    by Associated Press on Oct 28, 15:13

    The FBI is confirming it faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007. But it says it did not spoof a Seattle Times web page as part of the investigation. Both news organizations have objected to the FBI’s actions. Police in suburban Lacey, near Olympia, sought the FBI’s help as […]

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    Hawaii lava enters residential property

    by CBS/AP on Oct 28, 13:07

    Last Updated Oct 28, 2014 4:25 PM EDT HONOLULU – After slowly snaking through unoccupied land for weeks, a river of asphalt-black lava has entered a residential property on Hawaii’s Big Island. The lava was within yards of a home in the rural community of Pahoa Village on Tuesday. Meanwhile, officials say an elementary school in […]

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    Third student dies from Washington state school shooting

    by CBS/AP on Oct 27, 9:18

    One of the teenagers wounded in Friday’s Washington state high school shooting has died, raising the number of fatalities to three, including the gunman. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said 14-year-old Gia Soriano died Sunday night. Another girl was killed during the shooting Friday by a popular freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north […]

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    US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 new states

    by Associated Press on Oct 25, 16:38

    The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states, extending federal benefits to those couples. Attorney General Eric Holder says the states are: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. Saturday’s announcement brings the total number of states with federal recognition of same-sex marriage to 32, plus the District of Columbia. […]

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    2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

    by CNN / AP on Oct 22, 12:08

    A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital was shot to death Wednesday, and heavy gunfire then erupted inside Parliament. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for as many as two others. The bloodshed immediately raised the specter of a coordinated terrorist attack, with Canada already […]

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    Ebola-stricken nurse being transferred to Atlanta

    by CNN / AP on Oct 15, 14:54

    A Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola is being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. An ambulance with a crew clad in hazardous-material suits arrived at the hospital Wednesday afternoon and left for Dallas Love Field. There, aerial video showed the crew leading a person in a yellow hazmat suit and booties onto a jet. […]

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    First lady hosts White House garden harvest

    by Associated Press on Oct 14, 15:55

    Michelle Obama isn’t afraid of a little dirt. The first lady, clad in dirt-stained black pants and sneakers, was joined by school children Tuesday to harvest squash, lettuce, sweet potatoes and tomatoes in the White House Kitchen Garden. The children from Arizona, California, Ohio and the District of Columbia attend schools that have school gardens, […]

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    Seattle turns to Indigenous People’s Day

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 11:39

    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray invited city council members and tribal leaders to the Monday afternoon signing ceremony for the Indigenous People’s Day resolution. The council approved the resolution a week ago, designating the second Monday in October as the day to celebrate the culture and contributions of Native Americans. The second Monday in October is […]

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    Conservative group drops Nevada gay marriage fight

    by Associated Press on Oct 09, 10:47

    A group that fought to keep Nevada’s state ban on same-sex marriage is dropping its appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court and a lower court, clearing the way for gay weddings. The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage on Thursday filed documents with the high court and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. There […]

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    U.S. airports, border crossings to check travelers for Ebola

    by CBS/AP on Oct 08, 13:13

    Last Updated Oct 8, 2014 3:25 PM EDT WASHINGTON – The government is taking new steps aimed at preventing more Ebola cases from showing up in the U.S. undetected. Beginning Saturday, officials will take the temperatures of travelers from West Africa as they arrive at five American airports: John F. Kennedy in New York, Dulles outside Washington, O’Hare […]

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    Supreme Court turns away same-sex marriage cases

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Oct 06, 7:51

    The Supreme Court on Monday turned away seven same-sex marriage cases in five states, refusing for now to take up the basic question of whether same-sex couples have a right to marriage. While the decision is a setback for the gay rights movement’s goal of achieving marriage equality nationwide, it does allow the lower court […]

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    Hong Kong leader: I will not step down in face of protests

    by CBS/AP on Oct 02, 9:19

    Last Updated Oct 2, 2014 12:36 PM EDT HONG KONG  – Hong Kong’s embattled leader has offered to hold talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters, but says he will not accept their demand that he resign. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told reporters late Thursday that he has asked the territory’s top civil servant to arrange […]