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In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, Alaska Airlines employee Jeff Ferguson loads cargo into the middle of a passenger plane at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska. The airline is retiring its combi planes, Boeing 737-400s designed to be half cargo immediately behind the cockpit and then seating for 72 passengers in the rear. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
No more flying with reindeer: Unique Alaska planes to retirePlanes made for Alaska's unique needs of delivering groceries, people and even worn-out sled dogs to far-flung parts of the nation's largest state are being retired
The Associated Press6 hours ago
New Alaska highway stripes are crooked, paint staining carsNew yellow painted highway lines in Alaska's city of Ketchikan are crooked and city officials say the paint used by state transportation officials has stained cars
The Associated Press9 hours ago
German police arrest wanted man after he tries to vote drunkA drunk German man who insisted on voting in Sunday's election despite lacking the necessary documents has landed in jail _ after police discovered he was wanted for arrest
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Rangers: Woman armed with frying pan helped stop forest fireMaine Forest Rangers say the quick actions of a woman armed with a frying pan helped stop a forest fire
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 photo released by Tokyo Zoological Park Society, a female giant panda cub gets a dental checkup on the 100th day since her birth, at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. The baby giant panda now has a name: Xiang Xiang in Chinese, or Shan Shan in Japanese, announced on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The name, whose Chinese characters mean fragrance, is chosen from more than 320,000 candidates from the public and was also approved by the Chinese authorities. (Tokyo Zoological Park Society via AP)
Japan's baby panda now has a name: Xiang Xiang, or fragranceJapan's baby panda has a name: Xiang Xiang, or fragrance
The Associated Press18 hours ago
This undated photo released by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles shows a sculpture prepared by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to display what scientists believe the dinosaur Augustynolophus morrisi looked like. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, the signing of a bill making Augustynolophus morrisi the official dinosaur of the Golden State. (Stephanie Abromowicz/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles via AP)
After 66 million years, creature wins state dinosaur honorIt took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California's state dinosaur.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Corn maze marks 100 anniversary of women voting in New YorkAn upstate New York farm is marking the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the state in distinctly fall fashion, with a corn maze in the shape of Susan B. Anthony
The Associated Press2 days ago
Graveyard plaque of Wild West figure was buried, not stolenIt turns out the graveyard plaque of the common-law wife of legendary gunfighter John Henry "Doc" Holiday was just six inches under, not stolen from a cemetery
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this grab taken from video, people gather mushrooms at the foraging festival, some 60 kilometers (nearly 40 miles) south of the capital of Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Thousands of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a pine forest in southeastern Lithuania for the national championship of wild mushroom picking. (Mindaugas Kulbis via AP)
On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushroomsHundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a pine forest in southeastern Lithuania for the national championship of wild mushroom picking
The Associated Press2 days ago
Police: Stolen RV recovered with about 10 dogs still insidePolice in Washington state say they've recovered a stolen motor home and reunited its owner with about 10 dogs that were inside
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE  - In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, a new monument of Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov is unveiled during an official ceremony in Moscow, Russia. Just days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed a part of it that showed a German weapon that many believe inspired the renowned assault rifle. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
Etching of German rifle ground off AK-47 monument in MoscowJust days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed a part of it that showed a German weapon that many believe inspired the renowned assault rifle
The Associated Press2 days ago
New Mexico college bake sale charged prices based on raceA bake sale at the University of New Mexico set up by a nonprofit group to charge students based on race and ethnicity ended after opponents disrupted it
The Associated Press3 days ago
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