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Alaska Dentist Pulls Tooth While Riding a Hoverboard, Faces Felony Charges.

Dentists, like any other medical professional, are held to at least minimum standards of care for their patients. And it is comforting to know that performing a dental extraction on a patient while riding a hoverboard, filming the procedure, and then distributing the film with the quip "new standard of......

- FindLaw - US

Scientists have solved the 100-year-old mystery of Antarctica's Blood Falls.

Wikimedia Commons / National Science Foundation / Peter RejcekA study has finally found the source of Antarctica's gruesome "Blood Falls". It's been 106 years since Australian geologist Griffith Taylor discovered the vivid red falls flowing from the glacier named after him, onto the ice lake West Lake Bonney. It was ...

- Business Insider - US

Alaska Air Focuses on Customer Experience and Loyalty as it Integrates Virgin America.

Alaska Airlines has always taken customer experience more seriously than other carriers, but historically, that's been easier, since Alaska has been smaller than its competitors. It's good to see Alaska still placing a major emphasis on customer satisfaction after its Virgin American acquisition. -Brian Sumers

- Skift - US

Alaska Still Has Blockbuster Stores And They're Apparently Quite Busy'.

Although there were once about 9,000 Blockbuster Video stores scattered around the country, there are now only 10 or so remaining. Of those, seven are located in Alaska. And apparently, the video rental business up there in the cold, wintry north isn't so bad. The licensee-owner of those stores — who also owns one in ...

- The Consumerist - US

Blockbuster is still going strong in Alaska.

In virtually every state across the U.S., Blockbuster Video has become a relic of the past, from a time way back when it was necessary to physically go to a store to rent a movie rather than cueing one up with the click of the button. Alaska is the exception. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that while most ...

- The Week - US

Breitbart News Daily: Sarah Palin on Trump's First 100 Days.

On the Thursday edition of Breitbart News Daily, broadcast live on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 from 6AM to 9AM Eastern, Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow will continue our discussion of the first 100 days of the Trump administration. He'll be joined by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who gave President Trump his first ...

- Breitbart - US

There are a handful of remaining Blockbusters in the US — here's a look inside.

North Pole BlockbusterBlockbuster isn't extinct quite yet. At least 10 Blockbusters are open across the US — a minuscule percentage of the 9,000 stores that existed in the early 1990s, The Washington Post reported. The biggest cluster of Blockbuster locations that remain open is in Alaska. "We just keep plodding along," ...

- Business Insider - US

Get Ready, Russia: America's Stealth F-35 Is Heading to the Baltics.

Saagar Enjeti Security, Europe Putin won't be happy.  The U.S. Air Force is dispatching the F-35A to Estonia Tuesday to reassure its European allies just days after Russian bombers flew near the coast of Alaska, CNN reports. The fighter jets will likely not be permanently stationed in the country but are part of the ...

- The National Interest - US

The Latest: Company emphasizes safety after 2015 fatal crash.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska " The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board determination about the causes of a fatal 2015 sightseeing flight in Alaska :1:20 p.m.A company that bought the assets of an Alaska...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Alaska dentist charged with Medicaid fraud pulled patient's tooth while riding hoverboard — and filmed it.

Prosecutors say Seth Lookhart texted the video to his office manager and joked that it was a 'new standard of care.' The patient said she was unaware he was riding a hoverboard

- National Post - CA

Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 fatal Alaska crash.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska " The National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot's decision to fly using visual flight rules when conditions called for instrument rules was a cause of a fatal crash of a sightseeing flight in Alaska.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The best cake from every state

Elaine Y / Yelp There are few occasions in life where cake isn't a good idea. Whether you're eating a slice in celebration or in despair, it's still going to taste delicious. We asked our friends at Foursquare to help us find the best slices around the country. From pineapple cake in Hawaii to red velvet in Tennessee, here ...

- Business Insider - US

Researchers solve the century-old mystery of Blood Falls

A research team led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado College has solved a century-old mystery involving a famous red waterfall in Antarctica. New evidence links Blood Falls to a large source of salty water that may have been trapped under Taylor Glacier for more than 1 million years.

- PhysOrg - NL

Arctic Ocean could be ice-free in 20 years

The Arctic Ocean could be largely ice-free in the summer as early as 2030, according to a report. Some 90 scientists contributed to the study commissioned by the Arctic Council, which groups the US, Russia, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The warmer climate is melting permafrost under buildings from ...

- EU Observer - EU

Navy clears environmental hurdle for exercise in Alaskan gulf this year

The Navy announced Monday that it will move ahead with plans for an annual large-scale exercise in the Gulf of Alaska involving a carrier strike group.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Russian Bombers Flew Near Alaska, Canada, Prompting NORAD Response

Russian warplanes last week flew near Alaska and Canada several times, prompting North American air-defense forces to scramble jets for the first time in more than two years, the Pentagon said on April 24.

- Radio Free Europe - US

US Senator Calls for 'True Reciprocity' in US-China Trade and Diplomacy

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan on Monday called on both the American and Chinese governments to exercise “true reciprocity” in relations, including trade and diplomacy.    The Republican senator from Alaska, in a speech concerning Chinese outbound investment, and in an interview with VOA afterward, said China has ...

- Voice of America - US

Arctic thaw quickening threatens trillion-dollar costs - report

OSLO, April 25 - The Arctic's quickening thaw is melting the permafrost under buildings and roads from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels and disrupting temperature patterns further south, an international study said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Russian Bombers Flew Near Alaska, Canada, Prompting NORAD Response

Russian warplanes last week flew near Alaska and Canada several times, prompting North American air defense forces to scramble jets for the first time in more than two years, the Pentagon said on April 24.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russia conducts multiple bomber missions near Alaska, Canada: Pentagon

Russian warplanes last week flew a series of missions near Alaska, prompting the North American air defense agency to scramble U.S. and Canadian jets, officials said Monday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Pentagon said Tu-95 Bear bombers were spotted in international air space on three occasions — ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Seafood processor, EPA settle on Alaska clean air violations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska " A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Russia flies multiple bomber missions near Alaska: Pentagon

Russian warplanes last week flew a series of missions near Alaska, prompting the North American air defense agency to scramble US and Canadian jets, officials said Monday. The North American Aerospace...

- Expatica - NL

Russia flies multiple bomber missions near Alaska , Pentagon

Russian warplanes last week flew a series of missions near Alaska, prompting the North American air defense agency to scramble US and Canadian jets, officials said Monday. The post Russia flies multiple bomber missions near Alaska , Pentagon appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Seafood processor, EPA settle on Alaska clean air violations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska " A Seattle-based seafood processor that operates in Alaska would pay a $1.3 million civil penalty under a proposed settlement of clean air violations.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Westward...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Russia seems to be intensifying its new Cold War on the west

AP President Donald Trump often said on the campaign trail that he'd likely "get along" with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but a recent cruise missile strike in Syria seems to have put a wrench in those plans. Soon after Trump ordered the strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air field on April 7, Assad's ally ...

- Business Insider - US

Sarah Palin uses Marine vet who suffered PTSD in Iraq to bash college students

Sarah Palin posted a meme Monday morning on her Facebook page suggesting that only combat veterans deserved free college tuition. The former half-term governor of Alaska and failed vice-presidential candidate posted the meme, which contrasts a group of protesters calling for free tuition and a young...

- The Raw Story - US

Alaska: the Land Where Blockbuster Survived

The manager of a successful Blockbuster Video outlet has given an interview to CBS News —and they didn't have to take a time machine back to 1997 to speak to him. Kevin Daymude runs a Blockbuster outlet in Anchorage, which is one of several locations in Alaska that survived after...

- Newser - US

Alaska: the Land Where Blockbuster Survived

The manager of a successful Blockbuster Video outlet has given an interview to CBS —and they didn't have to take a time machine back to 1997 to speak to him. Kevin Daymude runs a Blockbuster outlet in Anchorage, which is one of several locations in Alaska that survived after the...

- Newser - US

Prosecutors accuse dentist of pulling tooth while riding hoverboard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Prosecutors say an Alaska dentist charged with Medicaid fraud pulled a sedated patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Alaskan village fights for survival as island disappears

Joe McCarthy of Global Citizen talks about his recent journey to the remote village of Kivalina where climate change is threatening the community's very existence.

- Yahoo! News - US

Joy Behar & 'The View' liberals have meltdown over Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent & Kid Rock visiting WH

Former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin visited the White House with fellow conservatives Ted Nugent and Kid Rock earlier this week. But for the liberal…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Alaska fights to keep its environmental funding as temperatures rise

Amid soaring temperatures and rapidly shrinking ice, Alaska is emerging as ground zero for funding cuts despite environmental changes that have scientists deeply concerned. Barry Petersen reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

20 images that show how much we've reshaped planet Earth in the past 70 years

DVIDSHUB/flickrApril 22 is Earth Day, a world holiday celebrating our planet — the only home we've got . Humans have had an unmistakable impact on Earth — one that pops out in sharp relief when you look at this collection of images comparing what specific areas look like now to how they appeared in the past. In some ...

- Business Insider - US

Russian aircraft fly close to Alaska for 4th time in 4 days

U.S. and Canadian aircraft intercepted two Russian bombers on Thursday.

- ABC News - US

Portugal. The Man Joins HRC's Equality Rocks Campaign

American alternative-rock band Portugal. The Man has joined HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign. The group originally formed in Alaska in 2004 and released their first studio album “Waiter: You Vultures!” in 2006. They have since released six more studio albums, and their eighth album “Woodstock” ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Dentist accused of pulling out patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard

The Alaska dentist allegedly joked that the procedure represented a 'new standard of care'.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Russian bombers detected off Alaska coast four times in recent days

The U.S. military says Russian military aircraft have approached the coast of Alaska four times this week, and U.S. fighter jets intercepted them twice. The military says the latest incident happened late Thursday, and that F-22 Raptor aircraft and Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighters safely intercepted two Russian TU-95 Bear ...

- The Japan Times - JP

ABC's Snapshot of Bias: Double-standard for Palin and Reagan-Bashers

There could not be a better example of liberal media double standards than the kerfuffle over former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin posing in front of Hillary Clinton’s White House portrait with rock stars Kid Rock and Ted Nugent. The ladies of The View had their knickers in a knot.

- NewsBusters - US

Painting of Decapitated Trump Allowed to Hang in Art Gallery at U of Alaska

A painting depicting the severed head of President Trump hangs in a University of Alaska-Anchorage art gallery with not much fuss at all. 

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Alaska dentist pulled tooth while riding hoverboard, prosecutors say

The dentist had a video of the procedure on his phone, prosecutors said.

- ABC News - US

Dentist Accused Of Medicaid Fraud, Pulling Teeth While On Hoverboard

Going to the dentist is often unpleasant enough without worrying that your doctor will perform a procedure while riding a hoverboard, but prosecutors in Alaska say one dentist not only defrauded the state out of millions, but he apparently did so while moving around on motorized wheels. The state of Alaska Department of ...

- The Consumerist - US

Russian Planes Buzz Alaska Four Nights in a Row

U.S. and Canadian jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers and surveillance planes that keep inching closer to Alaska.

- Yahoo! News - US

Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska in Fourth Incident in Four Days

U.S. stealth fighters intercepted two Russian bombers Thursday night in international airspace near the Alaska coast, in the fourth encounter in as many days.

- Newsmax - US

Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week

The U.S. military says Russian military aircraft have approached the coast of Alaska four times this week, and U.S. fighter jets intercepted them twice.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Alaska dentist 'pulled out patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard'

When this thing gets up to 88 miles per hour, you're going to see some serious sh*t A dentist in Alaska has been accused of performing a tooth extraction while riding a hoverboard.…

- TheRegister - UK

Obama's photographer takes down Sarah Palin with one very classy Instagram photo

Pete Souza is back at it again with the Instagram shade, and this time he's coming for Sarah Palin and her famous band of sidekicks. Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock hung out with President Trump on Thursday. And afterward, the former Alaskan governor shared photos of her visit on Facebook, thanking Trump for the ...

- Mashable! - US

Lawyer: Airport shooting suspect's mental health stable

The mental condition of an Alaska man suspected of killing five people and wounding six in a Florida airport mass shooting has stabilized as he continues to take anti-psychotic medication in jail, a defense attorney said Friday.

- FOX News - US

Russian military aircraft prowls US coast

US defense officials are calling recent sightings of Russian bombers off the Alaskan coast "nothing out of the ordinary" -- itself an indication that both nations are toeing the line between routine military posturing and escalating provocation.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Lawyer: Airport shooting suspect's mental health stable

MIAMI " The mental condition of an Alaska man suspected of killing five people and wounding six in a Florida airport mass shooting has stabilized as he continues to take anti-psychotic medication in jail, a defense attorney said...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ted Nugent tells tale of his night with Trump and Kid Rock

The Detroit rockers were guests of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.         

- USA TODAY - US

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