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# Alaska

This year
Biden administration approves oil drilling project in Alaska despite environmental concerns
Biden had vowed not to approve any new leases for oil and gas projects on federal lands during the 2020 presidential race.
US fighter jets shoot down ‘unidentified object’ over Lake Huron, near Canadian border
US and Canadian authorities restricted some airspace over the lake earlier today.
Polar bear kills woman and child in remote Alaskan village
The bear was shot and killed as it attacked the pair, Alaska State Troopers have said.
Last year
Sarah Palin fails in comeback bid and loses to Democrat in Alaska
Mary Peltola is the first Alaska Democrat elected to the US Congress since 2008.
Donald Trump endorses Sarah Palin in bid for Alaska US House seat
Palin was selected by John McCain in 2008 to be his running mate against Barack Obama.
All time
Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
It follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by the US president on his first day in office.
Joe Biden wins Democrats' Alaska primary in postal vote
Sanders said he will remain on the ballot to “exert significant influence” over the direction of the party.
Snowy SOS signal saves Alaskan man after cabin burns down
The man lives in one of the remotest parts if Alaska.
Alaskan man discovers 50-year-old message in a bottle from Russian sailor
A Russian television network tracked a return address in Vladivostok to a retired soviet ship captain now living in Crimea.
Five dead and one missing after sightseeing planes collide in mid-air in Alaska
Helicopters and boats were deployed by the Coast Guard for the search-and-rescue operation.
'Many homes are damaged': Powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Alaska
Police in the city of around 300,000 said it had caused “major infrastructure damage”.
US hunter suffers life-threatening injuries after bear he shot lands on him
The bear is believed to have rolled down the slope dislodging rocks in the process.
Tsunami threat lifted for Canada and US after powerful earthquake off Alaska
The quake struck at 9.31am Irish time.
Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent
A team of researchers made the discovery using DNA from a six-month-old Native American infant.
Sarah Palin's son arrested on charges of assaulting his father
Police were called to the family home over the weekend.
Scientists baffled by appearance of pink sea creatures off Alaska
The tropical, filter-feeding spineless creatures are usually found along the equator.
Teenager who was killed by bear sent text to his family while being chased
“This young man didn’t do anything wrong. He was just in the wrong place.”
Someone recreated Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement with 45lbs of cheese... it's The Dredge
Some Brie-oncé and the rest of the day’s celeb dirt right here.
Shacks, bears and isolation - an Irishman's summer in a remote Alaskan town
McCarthy, population: 28.
Two-month-old girl among four dead in suspected murder-suicide in Alaska
The victims have been identified as Linda Hutton (54), Emily McDonald (22), McKay Hutton (22) and eight-week-old Teagan Hutton.
Shooting of Alaska policeman gives detectives unexpected break on string of unsolved deaths
There had been fears a serial killer was roaming the Anchorage trails, picking off one or two people at a time.
WATCH: Police officer saves man trapped beneath burning SUV
The man’s arm was trapped beneath the passenger side of the vehicle.
Outdoor Studies professor mauled by bear during mountaineering class
He was with a group of 12 students at the time.
Commercial pilot flies closer to erupting volcano to give passengers a better look
The Pavlof Volcano in Alaska spontaneously erupted without warning early this morning Irish time.
Sarah Palin's husband in hospital after snowmobile accident
The former Alaska governor has cancelled a campaign stop for Donald Trump.
WATCH: Skier somehow survives terrifying 1,000 foot fall down a mountain
“I got really lucky.”
"Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific
Six flight attendants wearing surgical masks can be seen
Sarah Palin wants immigrants to the US to 'speak American'
The former US vice-presidential candidate said English is a “unifying aspect” of America.
Has Obama been drinking his own urine in a bid to highlight climate change?
The US President is taking part in Bear Grylls’ show in a bid to bring the issue to a wider audience.
We're not taking the drinkable p**s: Barack Obama is doing a survival show with Bear Grylls
It’s all in the name of climate change.
Heading out tonight? Here are the chat up lines you should be using (according to science)
A study in the United States as looked at how 600 subjects responded to three different types of lines.
Alaskan bear family to be killed because they love the big city too much
They just can’t stay away from those rubbish bins.
Meet Nellie Cashman – Irishwoman, philanthropist and prospector in Alaska's gold rush
Nellie Cashman was an extraordinary woman from Cork who made her way to the US west coast in search of a lucky strike.
Weed is now legal in another US state
Alaska joins Colorado and Washington State in the cannabis club.
Parents discover son isn't dead when he answers door at girlfriend's house
The couple were wrongly informed that their son had died in a car crash.
Details of the Palin family brawl have emerged and they're not pretty...
Bristol Palin is accused of repeatedly punching a man in the face.
Reporter quits job live on air after revealing herself to be a marijuana activist
“F**k it, I quit.”
Have a spare €7 per month? Why not subscribe to Sarah Palin's new web TV channel...
Doesn’t sound like a great deal?.. Perhaps we should mention that it’s free to watch if you happen to be in the US military?
Swarm of earthquakes in Alaska leaves scientists puzzled
People there aren’t used to earthquakes, and the recent cluster have some residents worried.
Scientists strapped a camera to a polar bear... now see the footage
The US Geological Survey is studying the bears’ behaviour.