Cooling fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing

...plane and watched movies during the time they spent on Shemya Island, which is located in a sparsely populated area at the western tip of the Aleutians chain.About 120 civilian contractors staff an early warning radar system at Shemya for the military...
Wing part could help solve MH370 mystery precedence for large objects traveling vast distances across the Indian Ocean. Last year, a man lost his boat off the Western Australia coast after it overturned in rough seas. Eight months later, the boat turned up off the French island of Mayotte...
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My Turn: UAS offers good education close to home, books: the whole package. This compares with an annual cost of about $33,000 for an out-of-state student at Western Washington University, or $57,000 at a private university like Willamette.It is widely recognized that postsecondary...
Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

...backing.Instead, he brought a frank message on democracy, corruption and security that could perhaps be delivered only by a Western leader viewed in Africa as a local son."The future of Africa is up to Africans," Obama said during a trip to Kenya and...
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Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

...face the firing squad anytime soon. The sentence was handed down in absentia because he remains in the hands of a militia in western Libya that has refused to hand him over for the past four years - yet another sign of the country's bitter fragmentation...
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Cathay Pacific plane departs Aleutians after emergency landing

...Frank Flores. Food and refreshments were served to the passengers while they waited, Pearson said.Shemya Island is at the western tip of the Aleutians chain and is marked by small hills and regularly buffeted by strong winds. In November, the remnants...
Man accused in lion death thought hunt was legal

...pleaded guilty in 2008 to making false statements to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about a black bear he fatally shot in western Wisconsin. Palmer had a permit to hunt but shot the animal outside the authorized zone in 2006, then tried to pass it off...
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CIRI Alaska Tourism wins business honor

...Business of the Year Torch Award winner.Each year, one business in each of BBB's service areas ? Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington ? is selected to receive BBB's prestigious award. Entries are evaluated by independent panels of influential...
Wildfires could spread in western Canada

...and firefighters battle blazes raging across western Canada, officials said Thursday.Steve Roberts...the fires have prompted air advisories across western and central Canada, as well as the western United States.The B.C. Wildfire Service...
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3 Spanish reporters missing in war-torn Aleppo in Syria

...government forces controlling much of western Aleppo and rebel groups in control of...Islamic State group, which has kidnapped Western journalists in Syria and later killed...criminal gangs and rebels affiliated with the Western-backed Free Syrian Army also have been...
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