Post Tagged with: "Alaska"

US military to conduct THAAD missile test in Alaska

July 24, 2017 7:48 pm
US military to conduct THAAD missile test in Alaska

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile is launched from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean, November 1, 2015. (Photo by AFP) The US military is preparing for an upcoming test of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system, which is often […]

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US Missile Defense Agency will test THAAD system in Alaska: Official

July 7, 2017 10:30 pm
US Missile Defense Agency will test THAAD system in Alaska: Official

This handout photo taken on November 1, 2015 shows a THAAD interceptor being launched from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo by AFP) The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) says it will soon test an anti-ballistic missile system amid rising tensions over North Korea’s […]

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Father, son battle for lead in Iditarod race across Alaska

March 13, 2017 12:11 pm
Father, son battle for lead in Iditarod race across Alaska

Dallas Seavey, four-time Iditarod winner and reigning champion, is aiming for his fifth Iditarod crown in six years. Photo / AP A father and son are battling for the lead in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Mitch Seavey, a two-time Iditarod champion, was the first musher out of the […]

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Sarah Palin denounces Donald Trump’s Carrier deal as ‘crony capitalism’

December 3, 2016 3:00 pm
Sarah Palin denounces Donald Trump’s Carrier deal as ‘crony capitalism’

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (right) endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University, January 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by AP) Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has blasted US President-elect Donald Trump for “crony capitalism,” after he announced an agreement with air […]

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Woman’s road trip with dead husband

July 24, 2016 11:59 am
Woman’s road trip with dead husband

Alaska officers responded to a call last week to find the body of a 78-year-old man inside an aluminum transport casket. Photo / iStock A woman who drove her husband’s body on a days-long traveling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused […]

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Skiers survive days in a shrinking cave under the Alaskan snow

April 23, 2016 8:00 am
Skiers survive days in a shrinking cave under the Alaskan snow

Chris Hanna skis on the Harding Icefield. Within hours he and Jenny Neyman were trapped more than a metre under the snow. By their third day in a tiny snow cave under more than a metre of snow, Chris Hanna and Jenny Neyman thought the shelter in an Alaska ice […]

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‘I saw my life flash before my eyes’ – Woman’s iPhone catches fire mid-flight

March 21, 2016 6:17 am
‘I saw my life flash before my eyes’ – Woman’s iPhone catches fire mid-flight

Anna Crail thought her flight was going down after her phone burst into flames mid-flight. Photo / Facebook A young woman’s iPhone burst into flames while she was on an Alaska Airlines flight from Washington to Hawaii. Anna Crail, who was flying to Honolulu for her spring break vacation, was […]

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Unauthorised pilot dies after crashing plane into city building in Alaska

December 30, 2015 9:00 pm
Unauthorised pilot dies after crashing plane into city building in Alaska

  Firefighters stand near a piece of wreckage after a small plane slammed into a commercial building in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Photo / AP The pilot of a small plane that smashed into a office building in Alaska today was not authorized to fly the aircraft used in volunteer search-and-rescue […]

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Fierce wild bear lets himself into Alaska Zoo

July 24, 2015 12:26 am
Fierce wild bear lets himself into Alaska Zoo

  The young black bear let itself into the zoo. Photo / Thinkstock The Alaska Zoo temporarily gained a new animal yesterday after a wild bear strayed into the grounds and made himself at home. The Alaska Dispatch News reported zoogoers were turned away while the bear was up a […]

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