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  • WASHINGTON— One of the provisions in the latest version of the Senate Republicans' health care bill appears to benefit only the state of Alaska. Her state has unusually high medical costs because much of Alaska is remote, and it relies heavily on Medicaid, which the Republican bill would cut. Democrats resorted to a similar tactic when they were pushing President...

  • A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska during Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18 in Kodiak, Alaska, July 11, 2017.

    The vessel was believe to be there to observe a missile defense system test, CNN reported Friday.

  • *McConnell plans vote on Senate floor next week. But the immediate outcry illustrated the difficult political terrain that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must navigate. He is under pressure by President Donald Trump to pass a healthcare bill and make good on Republicans' seven-year mission to gut Democratic former President Barack Obama's...

  • *McConnell plans vote on Senate floor next week. But the immediate outcry illustrated the difficult political terrain that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must navigate. He is under pressure by President Donald Trump to pass a healthcare bill and make good on Republicans' seven-year mission to gut Democratic former President Barack Obama's...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- Eni US will become the first energy company allowed to explore for oil in federal waters off Alaska since 2015 after the Trump administration this week approved a drilling plan on leases the company has been sitting on for 10 years. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved the drilling plan of Eni US, a unit of Italy's Eni on Wednesday as...

  • Flags of the U.S. and China fly along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

    The Trump administration could impose new sanctions on Chinese firms soon.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Petroleum exploration has largely ceased in federal waters off Alaska but an Italian multinational oil and gas company has received permission to move ahead with modest drilling plans on leases sold in 2005.. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management late Wednesday announced conditional approval of an exploratory drilling plan...

  • Brian Sandoval says the measure hasn't changed that much and that he remains concerned it would phase out financing for the Medicaid expansion that's helped Nevada residents. Still, two senators, moderate Susan Collins of Maine and conservative Rand Paul of Kentucky, say they aren't supporting the bill. Brian Sandoval says the new Senate health care bill...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare." President Donald Trump declared a day earlier that failure would make him "very angry" and that he would blame Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky.. Susan Collins of Maine...

  • Facebook has shut down pages set up by several businesses licensed to legally sell marijuana in Alaska.

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken the first step toward reversing its proposed restrictions on large-scale mining near the headwaters of a major salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. As part of a legal settlement reached in May with the Pebble Limited Partnership, the EPA pledged to initiate a process for withdrawing the...

  • People sit with an insurance advisor as they sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in Miami.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday that it approved Alaska's 1332 state innovation waiver application.

  • People in need of medical attention wait outside Greensville County High School, in Emporia, Virginia, June 25, 2017, for free medical aid by Remote Area Medical. The nonprofit volunteer medical relief corps provides free health care to people in remote areas of the US.

    The number of insurers applying to sell health plans next year on HealthCare.gov, the federal Obamacare marketplace, is down 38 percent.

  • Top States On The Move.

    CNBC reveals the 10 states where you will pay a pretty penny to live and plunk down big bucks for some basic essentials.

  • These are America's worst states for businesses

    Here's why West Virginia tops the list as the worst state in America for business in 2017.

  • These are the five most expensive US states

    Living in these states is a blessing and a curse. Prices are sky-high, but the lifestyles can be grand. Here are 2017's five most expensive states to live in.

  • A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.

    From sluggish economies to the worst in education and innovation, these states score the lowest among all 50 for business.

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— Facebook has shut down pages set up by several businesses licensed to legally sell marijuana in Alaska, severing what some shop owners consider a critical link to their customers. Twitter has announced efforts to address abusive behavior, while Facebook has said it would do more to help keep violent material and hate speech off the platform.

  • A United States Army missile defense system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

    The U.S. successfully tested its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate-range ballistic missile.

  • July 10- Canadian cable company Cogeco Communications Inc said on Monday its Atlantic Broadband unit would buy MetroCast's assets for about $1.4 billion, expanding its presence in the United States. In April, U.S. cable mogul John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp said it would acquire Alaska- based cable provider General Communication Inc while...