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Barrick, Novagold to take a closer look at optimising multimillion-ounce Donlin project, Alaska.

Joint venture partners Barrick Gold and Novagold announced on Thursday that their co-owned operating company Donlin Gold will undertake an $8-million drill programme to further optimise the Donlin gold project, located in the Yukon Kuskokwim region of Alaska. Donlin already has compliant measured and indicated resources ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Trump's claim about the 'catastrophe' of Obamacare premiums increasing 204 percent in Alaska.

We look into President Trump's claim about soaring health insurance premiums in Alaska.

- Washington Post - US

US Officials to Lift Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections.

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after US government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened, the AP reports. Grizzlies in all US states except Alaska have been...

- Newser - US

Employer: Bear hyper-aggressive against newlywed, co-worker.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A hyper-aggressive black bear moved back and forth between two women in a ferocious attack earlier this week that left a newlywed dead and her co-worker injured in a remote area of Alaska, their employer said…

- Billings Gazette - US

Barrick, Novagold to take a closer look at optimising multimillion-ounce Donlin project, Alaska.

Joint-venture partners Barrick Gold and Novagold announced on Thursday that their co-owned operating company Donlin Gold will undertake an $8-million drill programme designed to further optimise the Donlin gold project, located in the Yukon Kuskokwim region of Alaska. Donlin already has compliant measured and indicated ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

‘Predatory’ black bears kill two people in Alaska wilderness.

Two people were killed within two days by black bears in Alaska.         

- USA TODAY - US

Yellowstone grizzly bears to be removed from endangered species list.

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened. Grizzlies in all continental U.S. states except Alaska have been...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she hasn't seen her party's health-care bill because she's 'not a reporter' or 'lobbyist'.

The Senate's health-care bill was written in such secrecy that as of Thursday morning, even many Republicans had not yet laid their eyes on the actual text. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell briefed the White House staff on the bill's details Wednesday, the actual document is only set to be made public Thursday. ...

- The Week - US

The best summer vacation spot in every state.

Sorin Colac / Shutterstock You don't need to go far to have an epic summer vacation. Sure, Europe is nice, but travelers often forget how many wonderful places are located right here in the United States. From local gems to world-famous spots, we've found the best summer vacation destination in every state.ALABAMA: Gulf ...

- Business Insider - US

Sarah Palin reduced to running right-wing clickbait site where she writes about 'hot' alpha males.

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who was once the Republican Party's nominee to be vice president, has transformed her personal website into a shady right-wing clickbait site. New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi reports that SarahPalin.com is now a conservative content farm that feat...

- The Raw Story - US

Alaska critical to U.S. energy strategy, federal government says.

An estimated $3 million in high bids from an energy company looking to tap southern Alaskan waters is critical to U.S. interests, the federal government said.

- UPI - US

Killer whales are hunting fishing boats like prey

Killer whales are hunting Alaskan fishing boats and stealing their cargo.

- MNN - US

Alaskans try farming musk ox for luxury fiber

Musk ox wool is incredibly warm – and very pricey. Efforts to domesticate the Arctic beasts have proven a challenge, but researchers are having some success.

- UPI - US

How climate change could be making polar bears healthier and more dangerous

Climate change is pushing polar bears along the Yukon/Alaska border ashore, where they live on whale carcasses and frighten local residents as they search for food

- National Post - CA

Killer whales are tormenting Alaskan fishermen

They're like pirates of sorts, but very, very large ones.

- FOX News - US

Bear in fatal Alaska mauling killed

Alaska wildlife officials say a black bear believed to have mauled a 16-year-old to death during a weekend mountain race has been shot and killed along with three other black bears.

- FOX News - US

Police: Man was heavily armed, wore armor in Alaska incident

A man who stepped out of a pickup truck and started shooting at approaching police in Alaska was carrying two guns and about 400 rounds of ammunition on his body and in his truck, police said.

- FOX News - US

How climate change could be making polar bears healthier and more dangerous

Climate change is pushing polar bears along the Yukon/Alaska border ashore, where they live on whale carcasses and frighten local residents as they move in to the towns in search of food

- National Post - CA

Why green olives come in jars but black ones come in cans

Carol Shearer of Eagle River, Alaska, says this started as an economic question in the grocery store. She needed black olives, but not a whole can. She wondered: Why can’t you get black olives in a jar like you do the other kind? So, as we do, we went on the hunt... Part 1: The Quest Getting to the bottom of this ...

- Business Insider - US

Black Bear Fatally Mauls Teen Who Was Running Alaska Mountain Race

The teen runner was on Bird Ridge trail when he texted a family member to say he was being chased.

- Yahoo! News - US

Report: Killer whales 'harass' fishermen, steal fish

Pods of killer whales are "harassing" fishermen in Alaska, forcing them to leave the area and lose 20,000 to 30,000 pounds of fish per day.

- UPI - US

Fatal mauling of teen shows danger Alaska athletes face

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That's when the 16-year-old Anchorage boy encountered the black bear that would take his life in a rare predatory attack.

- Yahoo! News - US

Alaskan gold miner killed in rare black bear attack

The man is mauled to death in the second fatal attack by a black bear in the state in as many days.

- BBC - UK

Back-to-back fatal black bear maulings in Alaska seen as flukes

Back-to-back fatal maulings of people by black bears in Alaska appear to be flukes by rogue animals, experts said Tuesday. But they warn that people venturing into bear habitat should always carry repellent spray or guns. In the first attack, a black bear killed a 16-year-old runner Sunday who...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

White nationalist figure claims bodyguard attack a hate crime

The alt-right figure Baked Alaska's bodyguard was reportedly stabbed several times Saturday after a fight with two men in Santa Monica, California, police told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday. Two men have been arrested on charges of attempted murder. While police have said they don't consider the cri...

- The Raw Story - US

Republican Senate Energy Committee head: Congress may ignore most of Trump's Interior Department budget cuts

Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesPresident Trump should not expect much of his fiscal 2018 Interior Department budget to come to pass, the Republican head of the Senate energy committee said Tuesday. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairwoman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said at a hearing to review Trump's proposed ...

- Business Insider - US

Family named in Ohio massacre investigation moves to Alaska

The family was a focus in the ongoing investigation of eight members of the Rhoden family who were all shot to death in Ohio in April 2016.         

- USA TODAY - US

Bodyguard for white nationalist stabbed 9 times after pro-Trump rally – and he doesn't have health insurance

A man who serves as a bodyguard for a notorious white nationalist has been hospitalized after being stabbed nine times by two assailants following a pro-Trump rally. The Los Angeles Times reports that Antonio Foreman, the bodyguard for white nationalist internet personality Tim “@BakedAlaska&#...

- The Raw Story - US

Hungry killer whales are stalking Alaskan fishing boats

Move over, Jaws — there is a whole new reason to stay off the water. In Alaska, increasingly aggressive killer whales are stalking fishing boats in order to steal humans' hard-earned halibut catches, sometimes leading to high-speed pursuits across the Bering Strait, the National Post reports. "It's gotten completely out ...

- The Week - US

Teen runner lost after Alaska race found dead with huge black bear looming over him

The ominous text message came in to Brad Precosky's phone just before 3 p.m. on Sunday. 'Eyes on bear. Guarding body. Coordinates were correct. Need a weapon'

- National Post - CA

Alaska Field Hits 40 Years of Production

The BP-operated Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska reaches 40 years of production, generating more than 12.5 billion barrels of oil in the process.

- Rigzone.com - US

Fatal mauling of teen shows danger Alaska athletes face

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That's when the 16-year-old Anchorage boy encountered the…

- Billings Gazette - US

Teenager mauled to death after he became lost during popular Alaska mountain race

A teenage boy who was fatally mauled by a black bear during a weekend mountain race in Alaska reportedly called his brother while he was being chased by the animal, according to officials.Patrick Cooper, 16, of Anchorage was attacked...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Black bears kill 2 in Alaska, and one was a rare 'predatory' attack on a teen racer

It's sort of like someone being struck by lightning.'

- Global News - CA

Black bears kill 2 in Alaska, including teen in extreme race

Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That's when … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Fatal mauling of teen shows danger Alaska athletes face

Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That's when … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Cops seek info on 4 people, who may be in Alaska, in investigation into the killing of 8 in Ohio

Authorities on Monday asked for information about four former Ohio residents who may have moved to Alaska as part of their investigation into the unsolved slayings of eight family members last year.

- FOX News - US

Black bears kill 2 in Alaska, including teen in extreme race

Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That's when the 16-year-old Anchorage boy encountered the black bear that would take his life in a rare predatory attack.

- FOX News - US

Black bears kill 2 in Alaska, including teen in extreme race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost.

- BangkokPost - TH

Alaska Governor Raises Concerns About Republican Health Care Efforts

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Alaska Gov. Bill Walker about his concerns with the American Health Care Act. With its remote rural communities, Alaska has some of the highest insurance costs in the country.

- NPR - US

Black bears kill 2 in Alaska, including teen in extreme race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That's when the 16-year-old Anchorage boy encountered the…

- Billings Gazette - US

US teen killed by bear in Alaska running race

ANCHORAGE , June 20 — A 16-year-old boy was mauled and killed by a bear during a running race in Alaska at the weekend, managing to text his family as the attack was under way, authorities said yesterday. Patrick Cooper, of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Black bear kills teen during mountain race in Alaska

A 16-year-old boy who was fatally mauled by a black bear during a weekend mountain race in Alaska reportedly called his brother while he was being chased by the animal in a rare predatory attack, a race official said Monday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

The Latest: Black bears behind 2 fatal Alaska maulings

The Latest on bear maulings in Alaska : 4:10 p.m. Authorities in Alaska are investigating a second fatal bear mauling involving a black bear in as many days.

- FOX News - US

Black bear kills teen during mountain race in AK

Authorities in Alaska are looking for a black bear that killed a 16-year-old boy taking part in a mountain race about 20 miles south of Anchorage.         

- USA TODAY - US

Alaska teen mauled to death by black bear contacted family during chase

Patrick Cooper was participating in a mountain race just south of Anchorage.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Black bear kills teen during mountain race in Alaska

A 16-year-old boy who was fatally mauled by a black bear during a weekend mountain race in Alaska reportedly called his brother while he was being chased by the animal in a rare predatory attack, officials said Monday. Patrick Cooper of Anchorage was attacked Sunday afternoon after he got lost...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Gangs of aggressive killer whales are shaking down Alaska fishing boats for their fish: report

The animals have learned to target individual boats, and are leading fishers on high-speed chases to get away

- National Post - CA

BLACK bear kills 16-year-old boy during race in Alaska

Authorities say a black bear killed a 16-year-old runner while he was competing in an Alaska race on Sunday. Anchorage television station KTUU reports that the teenager, whose identify has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race between Anchorage and ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Teen killed in bear mauling during Alaska mountain race

A black bear mauled and killed a 16-year-old who was participating in an Alaska mountain race, Alaska State Troopers and a race official said.

- UPI - US

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