In the lobby of the Dimond Courthourse Monday morning, attorney Nick Polasky hands trapper John Forrest court documents before the trial. Polasky is Kathleen Turley's lawyer. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Trapper and hiker take the stand in first day of small claims trial

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- Monday's small claims case between a trapper and a trap springer was supposed to last an hour, but after about two and half hours in District Court, it's stretching into a second day.

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Science, sustainability and the dangers of naïve policy

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Science should inform our decisions on what constitutes new dietary guidelines, but invoking science as an arbiter for questions of values isn’t just misguided, it’s dangerous, says Tania Lombrozo.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, seen here in a teleconference last month, has been under a constant police guard outside Ecuador's London embassy since June of 2012. (Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

London police stop watching Ecuadorean embassy for sign of Assange

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After three years and more than $15 million, Scotland Yard says it’s removing the guards that have waited outside the Ecuadorean Embassy for a chance to arrest the WikiLeaks founder.

Mark Patterson, owner of PATCO Construction in Sanford, Maine, boosted his security and bought cybercrime insurance after his company lost more than $500,000 to cyberfraud. (Photo by John Ydstie/NPR)

As cybercrime proliferates, so does demand for insurance against it

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Companies are clamoring for coverage against losses due to hackers. But insurance firms are being selective: The risk involved isn’t well understood — and the crimes themselves are evolving rapidly.

Mustafa Abdul Saleh (at right front), a 20-year-old Kurd from Syria, confers with a Kurdish interpreter (left), during his trial in Szeged, Hungary. Saleh passed through a hole in the razor wire fence that Hungary has built on its border with Serbia. Breaching the fence is a criminal offense, and Saleh was expelled from Hungary and ordered back into Serbia. (Photo by Lauren Frayer for NPR)

Hungary steps up arrest and deportation of migrants

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While Hungarian authorities are transporting some migrants directly to Austria, they are also arresting others for illegal entry — and deporting them after brief court proceedings.

More Alaska News

After pause, Anchorage software boondoggle back on line

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The original estimate was that the SAP software would be up and running across municipal departments by 2011 at a cost $10.6 million. To date, the city has spent more than $36.2 million dollars with full implementation now optimistically forecast for early 2017.

Point Lena house destroyed by fire

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No one was reported injured after a Sunday evening fire at 17000 block of Point Lena Loop Road.

Diver dies in Sunday incident near Kodiak

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Coast Guard rescuers were unable to revive unidentified man after his air compressor failed.

(Creative Commons photo by Karl Schultz)

State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in Alaska in past year

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The state health department says nearly 285 same-sex couples have married in Alaska in the year since a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional.

Federal government recognizes Native Alaska river names

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The federal government will now recognize a major river system previously known as Chandalar by its two native names, Teedriinjik River and Ch’idriinjik River.

Strong wind, heavy rain collapse village home on stilts

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High wind and heavy rain are blamed for the collapse of a home on stilts in southeast Alaska.


Remains of child found in burned Tununak home

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Authorities say the remains of a small child have been recovered from a home that burned down in the western Alaska village of Tununak


Anchorage man shot after opening door to his home

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Authorities say a man was shot by a gunman after opening the door of his Anchorage home. It is unclear whether the suspect and the victim knew each other.