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Oops: Apple Maps Users Drive Across Airport Runway

Fairbanks staff forced to block off area

(Newser) - Twice in the past three weeks, drivers trying to get to the Fairbanks International Airport have driven right across the runway. It seems Apple Maps directs them to Taxiway Bravo, and though the app doesn't specifically say to cross the runway, the terminal is right on the other side,... More »

10 US Cities Most Dangerous for Women

Saginaw, Michigan, and Anchorage, Alaska top Forbes' list

(Newser) - Rape statistics are notoriously unreliable, so Forbes has analyzed a wider swath of FBI crime data to create a list of America's most dangerous cities for women. Add robbery and aggravated assault statistics to forcible rape, and you get:
  1. Saginaw, Michigan: 90 miles from Detroit, Saginaw has 76 rapes
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Cremated Ice-Age Remains Found in Alaska

Oldest such find ever in northern North America

(Newser) - Researchers have discovered the oldest cremated human remains ever unearthed in northern North America, they tell the Anchorage Daily News . The Fairbanks team found the remains of a 3-year-old in an ancient fire pit in central Alaska; they believe the child—only the second ice-age child discovered on the continent—... More »

Miller Admitted Lying About Ethics Breach

Documents released from 2008 incident include mea culpa

(Newser) - Joe Miller used local government computers for political purposes and lied about it while employed as a Fairbanks North Star Borough attorney in 2008, according to documents just released by court order . “I lied about accessing all of the computers. I then admitted about accessing the computers, but lied... More »

Todd Palin & Partner Drop Out of Iron Dog Race

Partner's Injury, brutal conditions force out former 'First Dude'

(Newser) - Todd Palin won't be picking up his fifth Iron Dog victory in this year's 2,000-mile snowmobile race: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's husband has dropped out of the competition because of an injury to his partner. A crash broke the handlebars and springs on Scott Davis's snowmobile and exacerbated... More »

Alaska's 'Frozen Gore' Baits Climate Guru

Businessmen want Nobel winner to come for debate on issue

(Newser) - Two Alaska businessmen have brought back an ice sculpture mocking Al Gore and his climate beliefs for a second winter—with this year’s version using a pickup truck to pump exhaust through the mouth of “Frozen Gore” as hot air. Craig Compeau and Rudy Gavora plan to trot... More »

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