Several Trump cabinet picks' ethics reviews are incomplete

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 00:00

WASHINGTON — Several of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices have not completed a full review to avoid conflicts of interest, the government’s ethics office says, even as Republican senators move quickly to hold at least nine confirmation hearings next week.

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Alleged airport gunman had several run-ins with Anchorage police

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 16:56

The alleged Florida airport gunman had several run-ins with Alaska law enforcement over the last year.

Alleged airport gunman charged, US seeks death penalty

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 00:17

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida was charged Saturday and could face the death penalty if convicted.

US veteran arrested in airport shooting; 5 dead, 8 wounded

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 19:04
Gunman ID'd as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, who served in Iraq with the National Guard

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire in the baggage claim area Friday, killing five people and wounding eight, authorities said.

SeaWorld: Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, has died

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 08:36

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity at SeaWorld parks, has died.

FAA, airline investigating how worker got left in cargo hold

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:03
In 2015, an Alaska Airlines plane made an emergency landing after pilots, passengers heard someone banging on the cargo hold
Federal authorities and airline officials are investigating the odd flight of baggage handler who wound up in the cargo hold of a plane for more than 300 miles. The Federal Aviation Administration said it hoped to talk to the man on Tuesday.

US issuing new rules to curb illegal fishing, seafood fraud

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 08:43

PORTLAND, Maine - The Obama administration is issuing new rules it says will crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud by preventing unverifiable fish products from entering the U.S. market.

Fight against publishing notices in newspapers persists

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:01
TRENTON, N.J. - As classified advertising, once the lifeblood of newspapers, has dried up, one constant has remained: a thick daily listing of government public notices. But legislative fights have put that at risk.

Now's the time for whale watching on Oregon coast

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 00:01
SALEM, Ore. - The exodus of gray whales heading south along the Oregon Coast is beginning. Each year, from mid-December to mid-January, around 20,000 whales swim from the cold Alaskan seas to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico.

US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:03
Sanctions imposed, diplomats expelled
HONOLULU - The United States struck back Thursday at Russia for hacking the U.S. presidential campaign with a sweeping set of punishments targeting Russia's spy agencies and diplomats. The U.S.

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