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    Rule change over feathers allows Alaska Native artists to sprout wings

    by Dave Leval on Jul 21, 19:52

    Perry Eaton works on his latest art work. “The Spirit of the Halibut” is the latest mask made by the Kodiak native in his Mountain View studio. Eaton is Alutiiq. The feathers are one of the key parts to this project. “The majority of them are turkey feathers,” Eaton said, as he explained the feathers […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Linkin Park singer died by hanging, coroner confirms

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 21, 17:26

    LOS ANGELES — The L.A. County coroner confirmed Friday that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died by hanging. Coroner’s office spokesman Ed Winter said the 41-year-old rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles. Bennington was found dead Thursday. Winter said a half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the […]

  • Health

    Rise in drug-addicted babies prompts judge’s controversial solution

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 17:23

    America’s opioid crisis is expanding to a new class of victims—unborn children. Infants are being born with symptoms of withdrawal, also known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS. In the last decade, states like Tennessee have seen a ten-fold rise in the number of babies born with NAS. One judge in White County, Tennessee is […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    China bans Justin Bieber from performing

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 21, 15:56

    Pop star Justin Bieber is not welcome to perform in China, the capital said. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said that Bieber’s past “bad behavior” precludes him from singing in China, though it did also say that Bieber has talent. In response to a question from a purported fan on its web page, the […]

  • Health

    Major parts of healthcare bill violate Senate rule

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 15:33

    The Senate parliamentarian has determined that certain provisions of the Senate Republicans’ original plan to repeal and replace Obamacare violate the “Byrd Rule,” meaning that they don’t qualify for passage under reconciliation’s 51-vote majority. Instead, they would be subject to a 60-vote point of order during a floor vote. The list of violations was released […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chester Bennington, Linkin Park singer, dead at 41

    by CBS News on Jul 20, 16:42

    Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed to CBS News Thursday. He was 41. Early reports from TMZ claimed that Bennington’s death was the result of suicide and that he had hanged himself. His body was found at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. Band-member Mike Shinoda […]

  • Health

    STDs on the rise in Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 19, 20:46

    New numbers from the state show sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Alaska. Alaska already has some of the highest rates in the country. Chlamydia rose half a percent from 2015 to 2016, with about 5,700 new cases reported. Of those cases, 79 percent are from people under the age of 29. Chlamydia […]

  • Health

    Newborn baby contracts illness and dies, likely from a visitor’s kiss

    by CBS News on Jul 19, 15:07

    Most parents know that babies are not born with fully developed immune systems, and as such, newborns are more susceptible to illnesses and infections than the adults around them. What many parents may not know, however, is that something as simple as a kiss can be the start of a devastating infection that can even […]

  • Health

    Murkowski: Can’t repeal ACA without acceptable replacement

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 18, 18:49

    A pivotal decision by Alaska’s senior U.S. senator against voting to repeal Obamacare has her facing questions from officials with her own party in Alaska. The Senate’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fell apart overnight Monday after three GOP senators — Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins of Maine and Shelley Moore Capito […]

  • Lifestyle

    Amazon rolls out its own line of ready-to-cook meals

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 18:24

    NEW YORK – Amazon (AMZN) has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They can help households save time; a kit for salmon with soba noodles can […]

  • Health

    Artificial sweeteners linked with weight gain, little health benefit

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 18:09

    Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and those who diet sometimes turn to alternative sweeteners — including aspartame, sucralose and stevioside — to cut calories. Now, a new review of many studies suggests that doing so might not be the best idea. The scientists took a comprehensive look at more than 11,000 studies and found that, for overweight individuals or those with high […]

  • Health

    Mediterranean-style diet linked to lower risk of dementia

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 18:01

    Eating right may help protect your brain health in old age, according to four new studies. In particular, the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet lowered people’s risk of dementia, two studies concluded. The MIND diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets, both of […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    R. Kelly and alleged victim deny sex cult accusations

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 17:37

    R. Kelly is slamming a BuzzFeed report that he is holding women against their will in a sex “cult.” The singer denied the accusations through his lawyer, Linda Mensch, in a statement to ET: “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations […]

  • Sci/Tech

    New breed of collaborative robots “work hand in hand” with humans

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 17:31

    On Tuesday’s episode of “Robotics Revolution,” CBS News explores how robots can transform the way we live and work. An estimated 38 percent of American jobs are at “high risk” of automation by the early 2030s. Some cities, like Las Vegas, will be hit hard. Research shows that nearly two-thirds of all Las Vegas jobs […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Moon dust-stained bag expected to fetch millions at auction

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 17:24

    Neil Armstrong‘s giant leap for mankind onto the moon allowed him to make several small scoops there as well. Collecting lunar dust and rocks in a specially designed decontamination bag to bring home, the rocks became national treasures. The bag — not so much. It was forgotten about until resurfacing three years ago on a […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    ‘Game of Thrones’ debut draws record 10.1 million viewers

    by Associated Press on Jul 18, 17:14

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Women dominate Westeros as never before, and it’s the same with the ratings for “Game of Thrones.” Nielsen figures out Tuesday showed the HBO drama’s seventh-season premiere last weekend drew a record-setting 10.1 million viewers. That eclipsed previous top-rated “Game of Thrones” episodes, including the 8.11 million who watched the season […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Watch: NASA videos take you on a personal tour of Pluto

    by CBS News on Jul 17, 22:19

    New video from NASA provides an up close and personal tour of Pluto’s majestic mountains, icy plains, and more. The video comes thanks to NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which made a historic flyby of Pluto back on July 14, 2015, providing scientists with a wealth of data they are still steadily evaluating and learning from. The […]

  • Outdoors

    Bear spray basics: Practice makes perfect

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 17, 18:44

    If you live in Alaska, you live in bear country. That’s the message from the Anchorage Bear Committee. About 75 people attended a free bear aware seminar the group held on Monday. BLM Campbell Science Center instructor Eric Stuart said many people carry bear spray with them while hiking, but few have practiced how to […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Oprah and Gayle King set sail to Alaska for O-inspired journey

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 17, 17:12

    One of America’s favorite talk show hosts has made it to Alaska and by the looks of it, it could very well make the list of her favorite things. CBS This Morning’s Gayle King took to Instagram Monday to say Oprah is here! SHE is HEEEERE ! @oprah arrives to begin her #OMAGonHAL ALASKA adventure […]

  • Health

    Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman’s eye

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 17, 12:54

    LONDON — Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something rather unexpected: 17 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye. In a case report published Monday in the journal BMJ, the doctors said that the woman had worn monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years; she had “deep […]