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  • Sci/Tech

    Hacker releases stolen copies of Netflix series

    by Associated Press on Apr 29, 10:52

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Latest on a hacker releasing stolen copies of a Netflix series(all times local): 11:35 a.m. A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series “Orange Is The New Black.” The hacker, which goes by the name The […]

  • Health

    Deaths from opioid epidemic may be underestimated

    by CBS News on Apr 29, 10:21

    America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. Some opioid-related deaths may be missed when people die from pneumonia and other infectious diseases spurred on by drug abuse. Their death certificates may only list the infection as the […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 18:57

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series “Orange Is The New Black,” and is asking for an unspecified ransom to not release the entire fifth season online. The hacker, who goes by the name The Dark Overlord, has already purportedly uploaded the first episode to […]

  • Health

    DHSS: Alaskan, who recently traveled abroad, has confirmed case of Zika virus

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 28, 9:33

    An Alaskan who recently traveled to Central America tested positive for the Zika virus after returning to their home state, according to a Friday morning release from the Department of Health and Social Services. “Dr. Jay Butler, Director of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer for Alaska, says Alaskans can rest assured they are in […]

  • Outdoors

    Salmon fishing predictions look bleak for Alaska inlet

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 7:44

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s commercial sockeye salmon outlook this year is predicting Upper Cook Inlet fishermen will have their lowest harvest in the past 15 years. The Peninsula Clarion reported earlier this week that the outlook predicts a total run of 4 million fish to all stream systems […]

  • Sci/Tech

    California says oceans expected to rise higher than thought

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 12:53

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California says new climate change findings mean the ocean off the state’s coast is expected to rise higher than previously thought. The state’s Ocean Protection Council on Wednesday revised projections it provides to agencies to help them plan for climate change from fossil-fuel emissions. The rise threatens to flood low-lying airports, […]

  • Lifestyle

    Anchorage man finds peace through singing opera

    by KTVA 11 News on Apr 26, 21:11

    Hubert Joseph is a classical singer who has been singing for six months. He wasn’t interested in classical music until he listened to symphonic metal. “It’s where you get a trained opera singer with metal guitar instrumentals,” Joseph said. When he worked a the Rustic Goat, a co-worker enjoyed his singing so much she bought […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Musk ox calf birth caught on camera

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 26, 18:09

    Musk ox momma, Avalanche, welcomed a calf Wednesday afternoon at The Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. Around 3:45, workers at the Farm captured the new calf coming into the world. The staff gives the new calf and its mom a few hours to bond before they make contact. So, it’s not yet clear if the […]

  • Lifestyle

    Couple married 69 years die minutes apart, holding hands

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 16:45

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) – The children of a suburban Chicago couple married for 69 years say their parents died just 40 minutes apart while holding hands at a hospital. Teresa Vatkin died Saturday at 12:10 a.m. at Highland Park Hospital at age 89. Her husband, 91-year-old Isaac Vatkin, died around 12:50 a.m. Relatives say […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 26, 16:05

    NEW YORK – A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought – more than 100,000 years ago. And maybe they were Neanderthals. If true, the finding would far surpass the widely accepted date of about 15,000 years ago. Researchers say a site in Southern California shows […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 7:19

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings. But flight controllers won’t know how everything went until Thursday when they are back in touch with the craft. Cassini was out of radio contact with Earth early Wednesday as it became the first spacecraft to […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 6:49

    VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis has warned the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, in a TED talk urging the world to show more solidarity with the poor and weak. Francis delivered a videotaped talk to a TED conference in Vancouver on “The Future You,” the first by a pope. The Vatican released […]

  • Health

    ‘Superbug’ fungus new menace in US hospitals

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 15:59

    NEW YORK (AP) – A ‘superbug’ fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. The oldest of the 66 cases reported in the United States dates back […]

  • Health

    Man initially denied lung transplant for pot use dies

    by CBS News on Apr 24, 17:30

    A young man from Utah who was initially denied a life-saving transplant after he tested positive for marijuana last year has died, according to his family. Riley Hancey did eventually get a lung transplant in an operation just four weeks ago at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. But that was months after the […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Erin Moran’s likely cause of death revealed

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 15:14

    CORYDON, Ind. (AP) – Authorities say former “Happy Days” star Erin Moran likely died from cancer at her southern Indiana home. A statement released Monday by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department says an autopsy revealed the 56-year-old actress had stage-four cancer but doesn’t specify what type. The department says Moran died Saturday in the rural […]

  • Health

    At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 7:09

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A new study says global warming’s milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change. With less chilly winters, the study forecasts that Americans will be more likely to get outdoors, increasing their physical activity by as much as 2.5 percent […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 6:04

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt. Early Monday, the International Space Station commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in orbit by an American. That record was set last year by Jeffrey Williams. Whitson already was the […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bill O’Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

    by Associated Press on Apr 23, 10:34

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bill O’Reilly is back and ready to talk. His personal website says the former Fox News host will air a new episode of his “No Spin News” podcast Monday evening. Fox News Channel’s parent company fired O’Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations by women. O’Reilly has called […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in ‘Happy Days,’ dies at 56

    by Associated Press on Apr 23, 10:12

    NEW YORK (AP) – Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” has died. Police in Harrison County, Indiana said that she had been found unresponsive Saturday after authorities received a 911 call. She was 56 and the cause of death has not been […]

  • Photo Gallery

    Photos: Alaskans march for science on Earth Day

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 22, 15:45

    Over 1,000 participants cheered and waved signs under clear, blue skies Saturday at the March for Science in Downtown Anchorage. The march was part of the larger worldwide event organized on Earth Day to recognize and bring awareness to scientific, fact-based decision making, which many feel has been under threat since the election of President Donald Trump. […]