The temperature Thursday in Anchorage hit 90 degrees (32.22 Celsius) at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, 5 degrees higher than the city's previous recorded high of 85 degrees (29.44 Celsius).
Ten people survived but were injured in the collision, which took place over open water during daylight, the Coast Guard said. The dead include one of the pilots. The victims were not immediately identified.
New Orleans thus became the latest U.S. city to be left with fewer reporters covering its affairs, as local newspapers across the country — through mergers, buyouts, layoffs, whatever it takes — try to survive.
Environmental samples tested in 2016 show no subsurface migration of radioactive material, said Jason Nguyen with the US Department of Energy. Samples tested in 2011 also showed no ``excessive risk'' was found, he said.
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled the state's largest city early Friday morning swaying buildings and fraying nerves. There were no reports of deaths, serious injuries or structural damage to buildings.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists increased the threat level of Mount Veniaminof from yellow to orange Tuesday. The colour designation indicates that sudden explosions could send ash above 20,000 feet (6,100 meters) and threaten international airplanes.