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Leah Francis (with bullhorn) leads a protest at Stanford University, June 12, 2014. (CBS)

Alaska District Attorney Will Not Bring Charges In Sexual Assault Case Involving Stanford Student

District Attorney James Scott said there is insufficient evidence to prove that 21-year-old senior Leah Francis was raped by her ex-boyfriend in his home in Alaska over winter break.

08/13/2014

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Top 5 American Whale-Watching Tours

You don’t have to travel the world to enjoy fabulous whale watching. Here are five of the best U.S. whale watching tours.

08/01/2014

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USGS Scientist Says Alaska, New Zealand Quakes Might Be Linked

With massive quakes striking off the Alaskan and New Zealand coast Monday, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey said he is weighing the possibilities that the two might be connected.

06/23/2014

An extremely large 8.0 quake followed by two aftershocks, 6.0 and 5.9 struck the Aleutian Islands, triggering a localized tsunami warning on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 (USGS)

Powerful Aftershocks Strike Following 7.9 Magnitude Alaska Earthquake

A massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake Monday in the Aleutian Islands was quickly followed by smaller 5.9 and 6.0 quakes closer to land.

06/23/2014

A propogation map shows the likely path of a tsunami from the June 23, 2014 Alaska earthquake. (NOAA)

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.9 Magnitude Quake, Dozens Of Aftershocks Off Alaska’s Coast

A massive 7.9 revised magnitude earthquake off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands has triggered a regional tsunami, with reports of water already leaving some harbors including Adak Harbor, as the waves begin to come in.

06/23/2014

Jessica Gamboa of Sacramento survived a bear attack at a remote military base in Alaska on May 18, 2014. (Department of Defense)

Woman From Sacramento Survives Bear Attack In Alaska By Playing Dead

Jessica Gamboa grew up hearing you should play dead during a bear attack, and she did just that when she was pummeled by a brown bear that left her bloodied on a remote road at a military base in Alaska. That action likely saved her life.

05/29/2014

Delta Airlines flight 208 is towed after making an emergency landing at an airport in Cold Bay, Alaska, October 30, 2013. (Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities)

Tokyo-To-SFO Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Alaska

A San Francisco-bound Delta Air Lines plane departed from a remote Alaska community near the Aleutian Islands Wednesday afternoon, 10 hours after its passengers’ original jet made an emergency landing there.

10/30/2013

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Top Natural Wonders In The USA

America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.

10/15/2013

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Santa Clara Man Found Dead In Aleutian Islands

Alaska state troopers say Simon Gatpan of Santa Clara was found “unresponsive” Saturday morning near the Trident Seafoods fish cannery on Akutan.

05/05/2013

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Anchorage Barista Killing Suspect Linked To 7 Other Slayings Around Country

Investigators say a man found dead of an apparent suicide in an Alaska jail was not only suspected of killing an Anchorage barista but may be linked to seven other possible slayings around the country.

12/03/2012

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