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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Alaska

All time
# All of the Lights
Amazing photo of a NASA rocket being fired into an aurora
Good work, science.
# One careful owner
Not one person has bid on Sarah Palin's used car on eBay
Not one. Morto.
# Shaken Not Stirred
Bear told to get out of Alaskan pub, leaves without incident
If only all regulars were this well-behaved.
# purrfect crime
Heroic cat mayor survives dog attack
Yes, there is an actual cat mayor in an Alaska town.
Column: Is it time for the US to abandon the pipe dream of missile defence?
While protect itself with the threat of using nuclear weapons is far from ideal, it is infinitely preferable to the situation in which the US has now found itself: chasing its tail over costly and ineffective missile technology, writes Jason Douglas.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
The 17 things we learned today…
# Alaska
Ten killed in Alaska plane crash
Before firefighters could get to the aircraft, it was engulfed in flames and none of the passengers survived.
# Prime Numbers
Anglo, abortion and archaeology: The week in numbers
Plus – how many seconds does the new single from former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty last for?
# old trout
Meet the 200-year-old fish caught in the US
Henry Liebman was on holiday when he hooked the very, very old rockfish.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Rescue
VIDEO: Irish fisherman saved from waters off Alaska
The US Coast Guard hoists a 35-year-old Cork man to safety after he fell into icy waters without a survival suit.
# Mush
In pictures: 53-year-old musher becomes oldest ‘Last Great Race’ champ
“This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age,” said Mike Seavey after his Iditarod victory.
# Iditarod
Check out our 8 favourite pictures from 'The Last Great Race'
The sled dog race consists of a gruelling 1,000-mile trek through Alaska.
# Palin out
Unflippinbelievable! Sarah Palin dropped by Fox News
The former vice presidential candidate and Tea Party favourite has been dropped by the US broadcaster.
# Earthquake
7.7 magnitude quake hits off Alaska, triggers local tsunami
Homes nearby were shaken but there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
# Watch
VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska
Watch this beautiful timelapse video and immediately feel better about life.
# feat
Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits
Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.
# tail to the chief
VIDEO: Cat celebrates 15 years as town mayor
Ah, the sweet taste of power. Or is that catnip? It’s so hard to tell sometimes.
# Exxon Valdez
Gallery: India's top court bans Exxon Valdez from anchoring
The Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 saw millions of gallons of crude oil spill into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Indian authorities say the ship is toxic.
# Tsunami
Football washes up on Alaskan island a year after Japan's tsunami
Football travelled over 5,000km after a tsunami struck the north-eastern coast of Japan in March 2011.
# US 2012
Mitt Romney prevails - just about - in not-so-Super Tuesday
Romney tops the poll in six states, but Rick Santorum’s showing – particularly in the key battleground of Ohio – is a strong one.
Santorum runs Romney close on dramatic ‘Super Tuesday’
A dramatic night in the race for the Republican Party nomination, and we followed it all the way…
# Tragedy
Three-year-old girl 'died after being locked in freezing bedroom'
The toddler’s younger sister survived but suffered extreme hypothermia, authorities in Alaska said.
# Saddle sore
What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina
Stunning images from a very rough ride.
# Unflippinbelievable
"I can't afford this job": Sarah Palin's concern over rising legal bills
Latest release of the former governor’s emails show Palin was ready to resign before she officially stepped down in July 2009.
# Palin
Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012
The former governor of Alaska has been considered a possible contender since the last election in 2008.
# Palin
Palin threatens to sue over book which says she did drugs
The former governor of Alaska is the subject of a controversial new book which alleges she took drugs and had affairs.
# BP
BP accidentally shoots polar bear then watches it die in Alaska
It’s a setback for the oil company attempting to rebuild its reputation after the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
# US Courts
Woman convicted of child abuse in alleged ploy to appear on Dr Phil
US prosecutors claimed that Jessica Beagely, 36, who recorded footage of the abuse, was trying to get on TV.
# Bomb Threat
Plane evacuated over bomb threat
The incident took place at Philadelphia airport yesterday.
# Plane Crash
Planes collide over Alaska, killing 4
Two small planes crashed into each other in the air near an Alaskan lake yesterday.
# Homeless
Polar bear cub needs new home after rescue from Alaskan oil field
Four-month-old cub was found wandering alone in Alaskan oil field after being spotted weeks earlier with her mother and sibling.
Former Sarah Palin aide pens tell-all book
The long-anticipated memoir of aide’s time with Palin during her governorship of Alaska and race for the White House.
# Palin Noir
Palin Noir: New Palin biography gets slick design
Biography – or detective novel?
# Japan Earthquake
Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly
The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.
# Japan Earthquake
Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake
The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.
# Japan Earthquake
Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters
Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.
# Japan Earthquake
Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people
With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.