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President Trump is expected to deploy about 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan and try to tighten expectations on its government and that of neighboring Pakistan, senior U.S. officials tell NPR. Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech on Monday night outside Washington in which he announces his decision, which follows months of deliberation with top U.S. commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. Trump is not expected to include any end date to the…
08.21 / 19:40
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Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe returned home to Harare on Sunday after being granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, where she is accused of assaulting a young model with an extension cord. South Africa's foreign minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, signed the notice granting diplomatic immunity, saying she was "acting in the interest" of South Africa in recognizing "the immunities and privileges" of Mugabe. It's an apparent reversal for South African authorities. Last week, South…
08.21 / 19:40
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The United State Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the city of Unalaska and Resolve Marine Services continue in their response to the 166-foot fishing vessel Akutan near Dutch Harbor coordinating removal of anhydrous ammonia and several other petroleum products from the boat in danger of sinking. Earlier in the month, the Akutan…
08.21 / 19:30
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by Kelley Lane for Seward City News- Seward Middle School’s new principal Jenny Martin hails, most recently, from Texas, but she spent part of her childhood in Alaska. She grew up “everywhere,” as her father was a Baptist Pastor whose calling was small country churches, including one in Anderson, Alaska, […] The post Seward Middle School Nets New Principal appeared first on Seward City N…
08.21 / 18:50
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If you’re looking for a place to stay, you have two options, basically. You either rent, or your buy a place. Of course, there’s also the option of crashing in with your great aunt, but in terms of viable solutions, these are the two contenders. So what’s the difference between […] The post Rent or buy? Check out some persuasive reasons for why one is better than the other appeared first on Seward City News…
08.21 / 18:50
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After a slow start, numbers are picking up for the 2017 coho salmon run in the Susitna Valley. KTNA’s Phillip Manning spoke with Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Biologist Sam Ivey about why that is. According to the most recent fishing report from Fish and Game, Susitna Valley creeks that are likely to […
08.21 / 18:36
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvoi99X417o You probably know the feeling: Sometimes while you're riding through empty city streets at night, wind whipping past as the lamps thread your path forward, it can feel as if the very road is opening up before you. But luckily, here's a feeling you probably don't know: the road literally opening up before you . For one unfortunate scooter rider in the southwestern Chinese city of Beihai, that feeling is now all too real. Shortly before he arrived,…
08.21 / 18:36
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Updated at 12:40 p.m. ET Catalan police say they have "shot down" Younes Abouyaaqoub, the alleged driver of a van that plowed into pedestrians last week in Barcelona. Authorities say he appeared to have been wearing a belt with explosives. In a tweet in English, Mossos d'Esquadra, the Catalan police force, said they confirmed that Abouyaaqoub, who they described as the "author of the terrorist attack in #barcelona" had been "shot down" in Subirats, a town just west of Barcelona on Spain's…
08.21 / 17:43
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Updated at 11:27 am ET President Trump is set to deliver a prime-time address to the nation on Afghanistan Monday night. The speech marks a dramatic return for the president after his none-too-restful "working vacation." The getaway was marked by another staff shakeup and controversy over Trump's remarks on the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. "Heading back to Washington after working hard and watching some of the worst and most dishonest Fake News reporting I have…
08.21 / 16:38
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If a famine occurs, aid groups send food. If there's a war, they set up health clinics. But what to do in event of a massive cyberattack? A new disease epidemic? A July report has an alarming message for the aid community: adapt or be left in the dust. "The way in which the humanitarian sector has been operating leaves continued need," says Eilidh Kennedy , an author of the report published by Action Against Hunger . "We're proposing a new way for NGOs to see their role. What do we need to…
08.21 / 16:38
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The U.S. State Department says it will temporarily stop issuing nonimmigrant visas to Russians in response to Moscow's decision to force the U.S. to slash its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia. The American Embassy in Moscow and consulates elsewhere in Russia are cancelling interviews for visa requests and suspending all nonimmigrant visa operations until Sept. 1, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. After that date, the issuance of nonimmigrant visas will resume at the embassy in Moscow,…
08.21 / 15:31
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One person is dead and at least one other injured after a van rammed into two separate bus shelters in the French port city of Marseille. Authorities say they are not treating the incident as terrorism. The vehicle hit people waiting at the bus stops a few blocks apart along the city's scenic waterfront. A police source tells Reuters that the driver has been taken into custody. The 35-year-old suspect has psychological issues and is known to authorities for petty crimes, the source says.…
08.21 / 14:31
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An international air-sea rescue has been launched in waters off Singapore for 10 missing U.S. sailors after a collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker. As The Two-Way has reported , the collision with the Liberian-flagged oil and chemical tanker Alnic MC, occurred at 6:24 a.m. Japan time as the destroyer — named after Arizona Sen. John McCain's father and grandfather, who were both admirals — was on a routine visit to the port of Singapore. "Si…
08.21 / 13:25
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Seated at a kitchen table in a cramped apartment, Rosendo Gil asks the parents sitting across from him what they should do if their daughter catches a cold. Blas Lopez, 29, and his fiancée, Lluvia Padilla, 28, are quick with the answer: Check her temperature and call the doctor if she has a fever they can't control. "I'm very proud of both of you knowing what to do," Gil says, as 3-year-old Leilanie Lopez plays with a pretend kitchen nearby. Padilla says that's not a question they could …
08.21 / 10:19
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Women are more enthusiastic than men about the idea of a Trump impeachment, according to the Public Religion Research Institute. Nearly half of women — 47 percent — believe President Trump should be impeached, compared with 32 percent of men. Not only that, but women are a big reason why his approval rating is so low, Gallup data show. Women approve of Trump far less than they have approved of any other president at this point in his administration in at least the last 64 years, according t…
08.21 / 10:19
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Daniel Begay, who is Navajo, had always been told growing up that traditional American Indian foods were good for him. But because most American Indians are lactose intolerant , "they aren't getting that same source of calcium from dairy products," Begay says. Turns out that it's a traditional cooking method that is key to his bone health. The Navajo burn juniper branches, collect the ash and stir it into traditional dishes. The most popular: blue corn mush. Begay, a graduate student at…
08.21 / 09:16
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North Korea is issuing fresh threats against the United States as a 10-day computer-based military exercise gets under way on the Korean peninsula. It's an annual joint drill between American and South Korean forces, but this year, it comes following a bitter back-and-forth between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump. Joint exercises happen twice a year — once in March, again in August. The U.S. has always maintained these are purely defensive and to keep the two militaries p…
08.21 / 09:16
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President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate figures, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Reagan and James Stephen Hogg, from a main area of campus. Lee and Johnston were Confederate generals, Reagan was a Confederate postmaster and Hogg was the first native-born governor of Texas and the son of a Confederate general. The Texas Tribune reports: "Hogg was alive during the Civil War, but was too young to serve. UT-Austin spokesman J.B.…
08.21 / 08:23
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by Laine Welch- Instability in America Helps Fish Sales Overseas The US dollar has dropped in value all year against a basket of other global currencies. While that may sound like a bad thing, it’s great news for Alaska seafood and anyone doing business overseas. “It’s a good thing for […] The post Fish Factor: Low US Dollar Helps AK Fish Sales, Cameras Replace Observers, Dungy Season Clipped appeared first on Seward City News…
08.21 / 03:35
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Hello! I am Abigail Bobbette, a Student Conservation Association intern working for Kenai Fjords National Park as a member of the Exotic Plant Management Team. I am from Piseco, a small town in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. As a rising senior at the State University of New York […] The post Abigail Bobbette Reflects on Her SCA Internship in Kenai Fjords National Park appeared first on Seward City…
08.21 / 03:35
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