• Alaska Dec 7, 2019

    5-Year-Old in Alaska Carried Toddler Half a Mile in Temperature 31 Degrees Below Zero

    A 5-year-old child left alone with a toddler sibling in Alaska became afraid when the power went out and carried the 18-month-old half a mile to a neighbor’s house in temperature 31 degrees below zero, state troopers said Friday. Alaska state troopers received a request for a welfare check on the two children in the village of Venetie on Tuesday…

  • Europe Mar 18, 2019

    Inside the World's Last Blockbuster: ‘We Didn't Want to Give in'

    There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out membership cards by hand. And the store’s business transactions are backed up...

  • Netflix Mar 7, 2019

    Oregon City Will Have the Last Blockbuster Store in the World

    The Blockbuster store in a city near central Oregon became the last one in the U.S. last year. And soon it’ll be the only one in the world. The Bulletin reports that a Blockbuster store in Perth, Australia, is closing later this month, leaving the Bend franchise alone on the planet. Blockbuster stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, closed last...

  • Facebook Jul 13, 2018

    Blockbusters in Alaska Set to Close; 1 Store Left in US

    Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska.

  • New Jersey Jun 1, 2018

    Texas Teen Wins 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee With ‘Koinonia'

    Karthik Nemmani didn’t win his regional spelling bee. He didn’t even win his county spelling bee. But he was still good enough to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Throwing everything he had into his one shot at glory, 14-year-old Karthik outlasted better-known spellers on Thursday night and became the champion after a dramatically abrupt end to the competition, when...

  • MAYOR Dec 15, 2017

    Even Santa Needs Help Getting to Some Places: Remote Alaska

    It’s not easy to get to Saint Michael, Alaska. Not even if you’re Santa Claus. Luckily, jolly old St. Nick could hitch a ride on a military transport plane to the tiny island community that’s closer to Russia than Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Santa and Mrs. Claus brought goodies that most Americans take for granted but come at a high...

  • director Dec 14, 2016

    Record Highs, Sea Ice Lows: Arctic Has Year of Crazy Extremes as Warming Hits Overdrive

    Warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and extending unnatural heating into fall and winter, according to a new federal report. In its annual Arctic Report Card, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday tallied record after record of high temperatures, low sea ice, shrinking...

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