Astronaut Steve Swanson's visit excites Ketchikan students

...was the first American300 guest to visit local schools, said Jeremy DeMello, Coast Guard Base Ketchikan's command senior chief. Swanson and Powers also visited Schoenbar Middle School."The first time (Powers and an American300 guest) came up, it...
Protester leaves Shell ship; one remains

...includes the encouragement of safe navigation in our ports and waterways by all waterway users," Lt. Cmdr. Justin Noggle, chief of enforcement at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, said in a news release Sunday. "The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment...
Obama: Climate change a security threat, he told cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Failure to act would be "dereliction of duty," their commander in chief said.He said climate change and rising sea levels jeopardize the readiness of U.S. forces and threaten to aggravate social...
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Board director resigns over appointment

...She said that after a lull in appointment discussions, Walker Chief of Staff Jim Whitaker confirmed to her that the appointment...position. Formerly, Quintavell served as vice president and chief operating officer of Alaska Native regional corporation Doyon...
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Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

...immediately end hostilities around the archaeological site."I am extremely worried about what happens in Palmyra," UNESCO chief Irina Bokova said. "Palmyra is an extraordinary world heritage site in the desert and any destruction to Palmyra is not just...
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Settlement of $211M reached in Gulf oil spill

...industry, continue to remember the eleven men who lost their lives in this tragedy, and keep them and their families in our thoughts and prayers," Jeremy Thigpen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transocean, said in his statement.
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Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

...many regulations you have and it doesn't matter what advancements are made in technology," said Linda Krop, the group's chief counsel. "Oil development is risky business and will result in oil spills."___Associated Press writers John Antczak...
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S. Korea agency: N. Korea executed defense chief

...leader Kim Jong Un ordered his defense chief executed with an anti-aircraft gun for...Korean parliament's intelligence committee chief, said Hyon was the North Korean military' 2013 when Kim executed his uncle and chief deputy, Jang Song Thaek, for alleged...
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Chief: Memo wouldn't have changed cartoon contest response

...attempted to attack the event, but the information would not have changed their response, Garland's police chief said Monday.Police Chief Mitch Bates told reporters no one at the law enforcement command post set up to monitor the event was aware...
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Alleged double murderer confesses

...police say.On Sunday, Montgomery County, Maryland Police Chief Tom Manger announced that county detectives traveled to Juneau...Mr. Tomaszewski confessed to the killings," the police chief said.Detectives described Tomaszewski's reaction as being...


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