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Alaska: State in the United States
Alaska is a U.S. state in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. The Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon border the state to the east and southeast. Its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas—southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. It is the largest U.S. state by area and the seventh largest subnational division in the world. In addition, it is the 3rd least populous and the most sparsely populated of the 50 United States; nevertheless, it is by far the most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel in North America: its population—estimated at 738,432 by the United States Census Bureau in 2015—is more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. United States armed forces bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.


Five fishermen presumed dead in sinking of Alaska crabbing vessel

Five commercial fishermen lost at sea when their crabbing vessel capsized and sank on New Year's Eve in the Gulf of Alaska were presumed dead on Thursday after search-and-rescue operations were called..
Reuters - Published

Five fishermen believed dead in Alaska shipwreck: Coast Guard

Five commercial fishermen were believed to have died after their crabbing vessel sank on New Year's Eve in the Gulf of Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said after ending a search and rescue operation amid..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Alaska

Man rescued in Alaska after 23 days in sub-zero temperatures [Video]Man rescued in Alaska after 23 days in sub-zero temperatures

A 30-year-old man has been rescued by Alaska State Troopers after his cabin burnt down in mid-December. Steele's family members had not heard from Steele for several weeks and requested that troopers..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

Christmas Day miracle for man in Alaska [Video]Christmas Day miracle for man in Alaska

Police in Alaska have warned motorists to slow down in winter after this narrow miss near the city of Anchorage. A tow truck operator stopped to hook up a vehicle, on a bend on an icy road.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski: McConnell 'Confused The Process' In Impeachment [Video]Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski: McConnell 'Confused The Process' In Impeachment

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she's uncomfortable with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell has said he will work closely with the White House on President Donald Trump’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Republican Senator 'Disturbed': McConnell's Work On Impeachment [Video]Republican Senator 'Disturbed': McConnell's Work On Impeachment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said she was “disturbed” by the Senate leader’s approach to working with White House counsel on the impeachment trial of President..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Record glacial melt in Alaska, climate activists demand action [Video]Record glacial melt in Alaska, climate activists demand action

As scientists say Alaska's glaciers are melting at record or near-record levels, climate activists demand action from world leaders. Jillian Kitchener has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:25Published


Russia's first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives to its base

Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on..
Reuters - Published

Half a century on, Soviet message in a bottle found in Alaska

Tyler Ivanoff, an American schoolteacher, was gathering firewood with his children on a beach in western Alaska when he came across a champagne bottle with a letter inside.
Reuters - Published

Russian nuclear-capable bombers leave airfield opposite Alaska: Ifax

Russia's Defence Ministry said on Friday that two of its nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers had left an airfield opposite Alaska after training exercises and returned to their base, Interfax news agency..
Reuters - Published

Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers to region facing Alaska

Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclear-capable Tu-160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise.
Reuters - Published

Israel says Arrow-3 missile shield passes U.S. trials, warns Iran

Israel's U.S.-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield has passed a series of live interception tests over Alaska, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the achievement as a warning..
Reuters - Published

Israel says Arrow-3 anti-missile system passed live test in U.S.

Israel's U.S.-backed Arrow-3 air defense system, billed as a bullwark against the ballistic missiles fielded by Iran and Syria, has passed a live interception test in Alaska, the Israeli Defence..
Reuters - Published

Woman dies while trying to reach ‘Into the Wild’ bus in Alaska

A Belarusian woman who was trying to hike to an abandoned bus at the edge of Denali National Park in Alaska made famous in the book and movie “Into the Wild” died after being swept away in a river,..
Reuters - Published

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