Alaska

State of the United States of America

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Alaska is a U.S. state in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. The Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon border the state to the east and southeast. Its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas—southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. It is the largest U.S. state by area and the seventh largest subnational division in the world. In addition, it is the 3rd least populous and the most sparsely populated of the 50 United States; nevertheless, it is by far the most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel in North America: its population—estimated at 738,432 by the United States Census Bureau in 2015— is more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. United States armed forces bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.

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An Alaska teenager is charged with murdering her best friend for a multimillion-dollar payday from a stranger she met online. Cynthia Hoffman was killed earlier..
Credit: CBS News - Published 10 hours ago

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A man who met Denali Brehmer online offered her the money to arrange the killing of Cynthia Hoffman, 19, and document the crime with photos and video, the..
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 22 hours ago

Denali Brehmer was allegedly offered $9 million to kill her friend, Cynthia Hoffman
Credit: CBS News - Published 23 hours ago

An 18-year-old is accused of killing her friend in an elaborate plot. The suspect was offered $9 million to carry out the crime. Carter Evans explains.
Credit: CBS News - Published 23 hours ago

The 18-year-old allegedly sent images of the murder to an online stranger posing as a tycoon.
1 day ago • BBC News
Accelerating erosion due to thawing permafrost is causing subsidence and threatening crucial infrastructure in some settlements in North America, forcing people..
1 day ago • WorldNews
An Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager allegedly promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 day ago

Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager had allegedly promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 day ago

A teenager masterminded the murder of her best friend after a stranger she met online promised her £7m to carry out the act, police say. Denali Brehmer, 18,..
1 day ago • WorldNews
Police said an Indiana man posed as a millionaire online, established a relationship with a teen in Alaska and convinced the girl to kill her friend.
 
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 2 days ago

Your online romancer might be a catfisher with a fake profile. These are the states where you are most likely to fall for a scammer.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

At least 60 dead seals have been discovered along beaches of the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea in northwestern Alaska, and scientists are trying to determine what..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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