US court lifts gay wedding bans in five more states

A US federal court swept away bans on same-sex marriage in five more US states, bringing the number where gay weddings are permissible, or soon will be, to 35.

Snoop Dogg promises concert if Alaska legalises marijuana
Snoop Dogg promises concert if Alaska legalises marijuana


Los Angeles: Rapper Snoop Dogg says he will do a concert in Alaska if voters in November approve an initiative legalising recreational use of marijuana.

6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska: USGS

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska on Thursday and was felt in the largest city Anchorage, the US Geological Survey and social media reported.

Russian fighters intercepted by US near Alaska

Two Russian fighters entered a US "air defense identification zone" two days ago and were intercepted by American F-22 jets near Alaska, military officers have said.

Alaskan frogs freeze themselves to survive extreme cold

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found that wood frogs in subarctic interior Alaska survive cold during winter season by freezing themselves below minus 18 degrees Celsius for up to 218 days and then come back to life in the spring season.

New duck-billed dinosaur footprints found in US

Duck-billed dinosaurs not only lived in multi-generational herds but thrived in the ancient high latitude, polar ecosystem as paleontologists have discovered a remarkable new track site filled with duck-billed dinosaur footprints in Denali National Park, Alaska.

Major earthquake hits off Alaska`s Aleutian Islands

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under the ocean floor near Alaska`s Aleutian Islands, triggering shaking felt over vast distances and setting off a small tsunami, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.

Major quake strikes off Alaska; local tsunami warning

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, the US Geological Survey has said, generating a local tsunami warning.

China plans to operate bullet trains to America

China plans to build an ambitious 13,000 km rail line to operate bullet trains to America through Russia passing through a tunnel underneath the Pacific Ocean to reach the continental US via Alaska and Canada.

US Navy breaks down ice camp north of Alaska

Cracks in polar sea ice north of Alaska will force the closing of an ice camp supporting a US Navy submarine exercise, the Navy announced Monday.

T. rex`s `pygmy` cousin discovered in Alaska

A 70 million year old fossil discovered in the Late Cretaceous sediments of Alaska reveals a new small tyrannosaur.

Super Bowl Canadian, Alaskan don`t fret cold game

Seattle punter Jon Ryan and Denver offensive guard Chris Kuper, the Super Bowl 48 players from the coldest climes, laugh at the idea it will be oppressively chilly on game day.

Plane crash in Alaska, 4 reported killed

A plane crash near the remote western Alaska village of Saint Marys in the US has killed four of the 10 people aboard, an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman said.

Thousands of dinosaur tracks found in Alaska

Real-life Jurassic Park! Thousands of fossilised dinosaur footprints have been discovered along the rocky banks of Alaska`s Yukon River.

Sarah Palin considering Senate run in 2014

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has said she is contemplating a bid for U.S. Senate against Democrat Mark Begich in 2014.

Ten die in plane crash in Alaska

All 10 people on board an air taxi died when it crashed at an Alaska airport, US aviation authorities said Monday.

Man catches 200-year-old fish off the coast of Alaska

A recreational fisherman from Seattle caught a fish that is believed to be more than 200 years old.

`America screwed up` with Rice, Power on top posts: Sarah Palin

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has issued a blistering attack on President Barack Obama`s appointments of Susan Rice and Samantha Power on top posts.

US-China plane forced to land over suicide bid

A Beijing-bound flight from Chicago was on Thursday forced to land at an airport in Alaska after a woman passenger in an apparent suicide bid had tried to hang herself in a toilet of the plane, according to a report.

Alaska-based soldier gets 16 years in spy case

An Alaska-based military policeman was sentenced to 16 years in prison and will receive a dishonourable discharge.

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