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Flight lets passengers see eclipse in the air.

An astronaut, eclipse experts, reporters and some lucky contest winners had unique seats for the total solar eclipse on Monday, on board an Alaska Airlines flight.         

- USA TODAY - US

Flight gives passengers a closer look at eclipse.

Scientists, journalists and contest winners were among about 100 people who enjoyed a closer look at the eclipse, thanks to a special eclipse-chasing charter flight by Alaska Airlines.

- Stuff - NZ

Eclipse-viewing party in the air; special airline flight had a sky-high look.

While millions of people get ready to watch today’s total solar eclipse from the ground, Alaska Airlines hosted an eclipse-viewing party at 40,000 feet.        

- USA TODAY - US

Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean Make a Show of the Solar Eclipse for Their Passengers.

It's all about experiential travel, isn't it? And it certainly was on total solar eclipse day on the U.S. coasts and across its mid-section in towns and cities big and small. Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean seized the moment, creating something their passengers will talk about for years to come. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

Flight Lets Passengers See Eclipse in the Air.

An astronaut, eclipse experts, reporters and some lucky contest winners had unique seats for the total solar eclipse on Monday, on board an Alaska Airlines flight.         

- USA TODAY - US

Lucky travelers got to view the total eclipse from an airplane.

While millions of Americans were busy staking out prime eclipse-watching spots on the ground, a few lucky travelers were getting ready to view it from the air. Whether the routes were planned out in advance or simply happened to cross the path of totality, those who were able to witness the rare phenomenon through the ...

- Mashable! - US

The Alaskan tsunami that created waves as high as Seattle's Space Needle.

Six-hundred-foot waves crashed down on the coasts of Taan Fiord, Alaska after a massive landslide sent more than 100 million tons of rocks into the water on Oct. 17, 2015.

- PhysOrg - NL

Everything you need to know about the 2017 solar eclipse.

NASA/GSFC/CI LabOn August 21, 2017, parts of the United States will be treated to a total solar eclipse — when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, and blocks out the sun's light. Solar eclipses look different depending on location. On August 21, the total solar eclipse will only cut through a 70-mile-wide ...

- Business Insider - US

Walruses show up early in Alaska as ice recedes.

Sign of the times?

- FOX News - US

Residents feel earthquake near Alaska's largest city.

A small earthquake hit the Cook Inlet region of Alaska near Anchorage, the state's biggest city. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude 2.8 earthquake struck at 9 a.m. Sunday … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Residents feel earthquake near Alaska's largest city.

A small earthquake hit the Cook Inlet region of Alaska near Anchorage, the state's biggest city.

- FOX News - US

Residents feel earthquake near Alaska's largest city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A small earthquake hit the Cook Inlet region of Alaska near Anchorage, the state's biggest city.

- Billings Gazette - US

Residents feel earthquake near Alaska's largest city

- Townhall.com - US

Investors look for a deal on New Look's public debt

US hedge funds are considering buying bonds in struggling UK retailer New Look following the company’s recent loss during its first quarter. American investors Anchorage Capital and HPS Investment Partners are among the firms eyeing New Look’s public debt, according to the Sunday Times. The retailer issued ...

- City AM - UK

Alaska has a choice to make regarding its oil future

US Coast Guard/ReutersAlaska, the final frontier, may be the next oil industry goldmine thanks to aggressive drilling, changing environmental policies, and a bullish administration. Not all Alaskans, however, are on board with the transition, and the issue is now more divisive than ever. Take for example, the polemic ...

- Business Insider - US

We learned how to make hollandaise sauce from the restaurant that created eggs Benedict

Just a few short blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, another Wall Street institution sits at its centuries-long perch at the triangular intersection of William and Beaver streets. Delmonico's is widely considered to be one of the very first sit down restaurants in America, born at a time when New York offered little ...

- Business Insider - US

Utah man indicted in death of wife on Alaska cruise

JUNEAU, Alaska " A Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska has been indicted on a murder count.Kenneth Manzanares was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in the death of Kristy Manzanares. The indictment...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The New York Times has recognized that it did not discover bubble tea

That boba in your tea? It's, uh, been there for a while. The New York Times issued a revision Thursday after publishing a bizarre article Wednesday about bubble tea called "Those Blobs In Your Tea? They're Supposed To Be There." The article itself wasn't much better, implying that boba , a popular beverage stateside for ...

- Mashable! - US

Operation Choke Point Ending, Women's Suffrage Turns 97, Four Arrested in Barcelona Attack: A.M. Links

The White House has announced it will end Operation Choke Point, an Obama-administration program that discouraged banks from doing business with "risky" customers. Following yesterday's terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spanish police "say they have killed several people south of Barcelona in response," AP is reporting. Four ...

- Reason.com - US

BOEM publishes draft EIS for Hilcorp’s project in Beaufort Sea

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management published a draft environmental impact statement for Hilcorp Alaska LLC’s proposed Liberty oil and gas project in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s North Slope. The Aug. 17 publication of the draft EIS opened a 90-day public comment period, which will run through Nov. 19, it ...

- OGJ - US

The Alaskan Who Could Lead Progressives Out of the Wilderness

This 28-year-old lawmaker has accomplished what would take many lifetimes for most of us.

- OZY - US

This is the best video of Alaska

Alaska is water, mist, mountains, glaciers, icebergs, whales, fjords, forests and bears.

- Matador Network - US

Utah man indicted in death of wife on Alaska cruise

A Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska has been indicted on a murder count. Kenneth Manzanares was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Scientists are recruiting Alaskans to help them track berry patches

Scientists in Alaska are using this year's berry season to engage with the public and inspire a new generation of citizen scientists.

- UPI - US

Alaska's Conflicted Oil Future

Alaska, the final frontier, may be the next oil industry goldmine thanks to aggressive drilling, changing environmental policies, and a bullish administration. Not all Alaskans, however, are on board with the transition, and the issue is now more divisive than ever. Take for example, the polemic Hilcorp, the fast-growing ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Utah man indicted in death of wife on Alaska cruise

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska has been indicted on a murder count.

- Billings Gazette - US

Utah man indicted in death of wife on Alaska cruise

A Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska has been indicted on a murder count.

- Deseret News - US

Utah man indicted in death of wife on Alaska cruise

- Townhall.com - US

Utah man indicted in death of wife on Alaska cruise

A Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska has been indicted on a murder count.

- FOX News - US

Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration

JUNEAU, Alaska " Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

WATCH: Alaska man celebrating his birthday pulls kayaker to safety

A man who was celebrating his 33rd birthday ended up rescuing a kayaker who became trapped in powerful whitewater rapids in Alaska.

- ABC News - US

WATCH: Good Samaritan rescues stranger in rushing rapids

Obadiah Jenkins, 33, jumped into the whitewater rapids in Six-Mile Creek near Hope, Alaska, and pulled kayaker Daniel Hartung, 64, to safety.

- ABC News - US

We tried the ultra-decadent secret 'billionaire menu' at Wall Street's oldest steakhouse that features a $100 grilled cheese

Just a few short blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, another Wall Street institution sits at its centuries-long perch at the triangular intersection of William and Beaver streets. Delmonico's is widely considered to be one of the very first sit down restaurants in America, born at a time when New York offered little ...

- Business Insider - US

Could Banco Popular's fire sale to Santander be reversed?

Banco Popular bondholders today launched legal action to overturn decisions made by European authorities that paved the way for the collapsed Spanish banking giant to be bought by Santander for €1. Lawyers from Quinn Emanuel have filed a claim on behalf of a number of “material” bondholders including ...

- City AM - UK

Berry research project seeks Alaskan volunteer citizen scientists

Across Alaska, berry harvests have begun in earnest—and, this year, so has a project in which Alaskans will help track their berry patches scientifically.

- PhysOrg - NL

It's Time for Colleges Where Students Are in Charge

An unorthodox Alaskan college hopes to empower students in a whole new way. Will it work?

- OZY - US

Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

Hundreds of Pacific walruses came ashore to a barrier island on Alaska's northwest coast, the earliest appearance of the animals in a phenomenon tied to climate warming and diminished Arctic … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Sarah Palin Compares Down Syndrome Abortion to Nazi Germany

Aborting unborn babies with Down syndrome “hearkens back to neo-Nazi Germany,” according to Sarah Palin. On Tuesday, Fox anchor Martha MacCallum invited former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on her show, The Story, to discuss a CBS report claiming that Down syndrome is ...

- NewsBusters - US

WATCH: World News 08/16/17: Charlottesville Holds Memorial Service for Woman Killed in Car Ramming

Donald Trump's news conferences continues to echo across America; Life or death situation in Alaskan waters

- ABC News - US

Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Hundreds of Pacific walruses came ashore to a barrier island on Alaska's northwest coast, the earliest appearance of the animals in a phenomenon tied to climate warming and diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice.

- Yahoo! News - US

New York Times opinion editor testifies in Palin defamation lawsuit

James Bennet, the editor of the New York Times' editorial page, testified Wednesday that he did not consult the paper's previously published columns and news reports when he rewrote an editorial in June that said a political action committee associated with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin had circulated a map that showed ...

- POLITICO - US

New York Times editor testifies in Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit

James Bennet testified at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in a Manhattan federal court that he meant to link Palin to an "overall climate" of incitement to political violence, but not to say she caused the shooting. Palin, the former Alaska governor who was Republican presidential candidate John McCain's ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Pacific walruses have begun coming ashore along Alaska's northwest coast, and it's likely because sea ice in the Arctic Ocean already has receded beyond the outer continental shelf.

- FOX News - US

How An Alaskan Cruise Business Ventured Into The Snack Industry

The Huna Totem corporation is staying true to its Alaskan heritage with Dear North salmon snacks. if=="function"){{$.fn.fitVids=function{}})}; jwplayer.setup( {"playlist":"https:\/\/content.jwplatform.com\/feeds\/8qI3Mre0.json","ph":2} ); The Huna Totem corporation is staying true to its Alaskan heritage with Dear North ...

- Fast Company - US

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Wit of Will This week marks the 82nd anniversary of Will Rogers' death in a plane crash in Alaska. In 1935 Roosevelt had only been in office for two years and my parents were still in diapers. Huge Hollywood star, razor-sharp pundit, and one of the best things to come from Oklahoma. Here ...

- Daily Kos - US

Will Americans Ever Become Ethical Buyers? This State Is Betting on It

Alaska is taking significant bets on do-gooder buyers - and the results could be telling for the nation.

- OZY - US

Bear hunt on Alaska base that ended in June to continue annually

A black bear hunt took place on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson this summer for the first time in several decades – if not longer, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Scary video shows a bear charging a dog in Alaska

A mama black bear was caught on camera charging a Siberian husky at a campground in Alaska. The recently released clip, from a campground in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, shows a bear and her three cubs approaching a trailer from the woods on July 5. When the bear spots the dog it delivers a bluff charge, and ...

- Mashable! - US

The Caribbean Photographer Who Chased His Dreams to Frigid Alaska

"I walked back to my car, grabbed the camera and chased the bear back into the woods."

- OZY - US

Newspaper files for bankruptcy protection, gets new owners

ANCHORAGE, Alaska " The Alaska Dispatch News has announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in the process of transitioning to new ownership.KTVA reports the newspaper's potential buyers...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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