Craig Richards, Ak. Attorney General, at a governor’s press conference, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North.)

Alaska AG tries to force feds’ hand in stalled human trafficking case against Bill Allen

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- A new law may clear an impasse in a stalled human trafficking case against Bill Allen, the former star witness in the federal corruption probe of Alaska politicians.

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A hole is seen in a plane operated by Daallo Airlines as it sits on a runway at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday. (AP)

Video Seems To Show Somali Airport Workers Had Role In Plane Bombing

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CCTV footage seems to show airport workers handing off a suitcase to the bomber, who was the only casualty in the attack. He was sucked out of a hole in the side of the plane.

Rescue workers look for survivors in the remains of a building which collapsed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

In Earthquake-Rattled Taiwan, A Somber Start To Lunar New Year

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Taiwanese officials canceled traditional New Year celebrations and instead went to temples to pray for earthquake victims.

Rescuers are seen entering an office building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Saturday. The quake's magnitude was 6.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP)

At Least Three Dead After Earthquake Hits Southern Taiwan

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Rescue efforts continue in the city of Tainan, where a magnitude 6.4 quake struck early Saturday. News services report two of the dead are a baby and an adult man. Some 120,000 are without power.

A worker is shown last month at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Warren Stamping Plant in Warren, Mich. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Obama Celebrates ‘Durable Economy’ As Unemployment Drops Below 5 Percent

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The January jobs report indicated unemployment was at 4.9 percent, the lowest rate since the recession. But the U.S. only added 151,000 jobs, missing economists’ expectations of 190,000 new jobs.

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Health official: Alaskans at low risk for Zika virus

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An official with the state Division of Public Health says Alaskans are not likely to contract the Zika virus unless they have contact with people who have been travelling in affected areas.

Alaska House majority sets up hotline for budget ideas

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The Alaska House majority wants to hear your ideas on ways to address the state’s budget deficit and save the state money.

Alaska moves to prosecute witness in Ted Stevens trial

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Alaska’s attorney general is again asking the federal government for permission to prosecute the main witness in the corruption trial of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

Alaska troopers: No plans to intervene in village dispute

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Alaska State Troopers say they don’t know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village, so they’ve taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency could use force to evict former leaders involved in a prolonged power struggle there.

Alaska judge to hear arguments in Medicaid expansion case

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A state court judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s authority to expand Medicaid without legislative approval. The case centers on whether the expansion population is a mandatory group for coverage under Medicaid…

Settlement up for approval in campaign violations case

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The Alaska Public Offices Commission will consider a settlement in a campaign disclosure violations case involving two independent political groups once linked to Gov. Bill Walker’s deputy chief of staff. The Alaska Dispatch News reports the agreement recommends a fine…

Walker administration submits supplemental request

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Gov. Bill Walker’s administration is requesting an additional $65.5 million in spending for the current fiscal year.

Senate resolution calls for a US constitutional convention

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An Alaska Senate committee is set to consider a resolution calling for a convention of the states to propose a countermand, or veto, amendment to the U.S. Constitution.