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  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained three rigs, Louisiana and Pennsylvania each increased by two and Oklahoma added one. New Mexico lost three rigs and Alaska, Ohio, West Virginia and Wyoming each decreased by one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, North Dakota and Utah were unchanged.

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Aug 16- Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters. Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future said the group used computers at China's Tsinghua...

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Aug 16- Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters. Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future said the group used computers at China's Tsinghua...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Trump administration is aiming to open millions of acres of Alaska Arctic land for drilling that was protected under the Obama administration. The U.S. Department of the Interior began talks with state officials and the North Slope Borough, looking to update the 2013 management plan that kept drilling off about half of the National...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. "They were so slippery, you couldn't get ahold of them," the 94- year-old Weathers said this week from his home in Los Angeles.

  • KENAI, Alaska— The Kenai Peninsula Borough wants to boost its role in a project to build a massive pipeline to carry natural gas from Alaska's North Slope to a liquefaction plant and export terminal planned for Nikiski. The planned 800- mile natural gas pipeline aims to connect Prudhoe Bay to Nikiski for export to Asia. "Right now we have Valdez and Mat-Su hemming...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— An earthquake and an aftershock that followed Sunday were the two largest recorded temblors to rock Alaska's North Slope, according to quake experts. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the ground at 6:58 a.m. Sunday on the northern side the Brook Range, the mountains that run west to east from northern Alaska to Yukon Territory.

  • SEATTLE— He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss. "I think I'm going to try to do a barrel roll, and if that goes good I'll go nose down and call it a night," Richard Russell said from the cockpit, according to a recording of his conversation with the controller. The FBI also said it found human...

  • KAKTOVIK, Alaska— The Latest on eathquakes hitting Alaska's North Slope:. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit at 1:15 p.m. Sunday near the city of Kaktovik on Alaska's North Slope. Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said.

  • KAVIK RIVER CAMP, Alaska— Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. At 6:58 a.m. Sunday, the magnitude 6,.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city. State seismologist Mike West told the...

  • SEWARD, Alaska, Aug 12- Alaska fishermen are used to coping with fickle weather and wild ocean waves. If the tariff war continues, she said, Whats going to happen is China is just going to stop buying Alaska fish. Fishermen are worried, said Alan Noreide, a fisherman in the Alaska port town of Seward, where he delivers some of his catch to the local Icicle Seafoods plant, an...

  • SEATTLE— He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss. "I think I'm going to try to do a barrel roll, and if that goes good I'll go nose down and call it a night," Richard Russell said from the cockpit, according to a recording of his conversation with the controller. "Last night's event is going to...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained six rigs and New Mexico increased by five. Texas, meanwhile, lost two rigs, while Arkansas, Kansas and Pennsylvania each decreased by one. Colorado, North Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged from last week.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Conservationists claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that a Trump administration committee reviewing royalties paid by companies on fossil fuels extracted from public lands is stacked with industry supporters who conduct some meetings in secret. The Western Organization of Resource Councils asked a federal judge in Montana to disband the...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska _ Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $3.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Anchorage, Alaska- based company said it had net income of 6 cents. Alaska Communications expects full-year revenue in the range of $225 million to $230...

  • China included LNG for the first time in its list of proposed tariffs on Friday, the same day that its biggest U.S. crude oil buyer, Sinopec, suspended U.S. crude oil imports due to the dispute, according to three sources familiar with the situation. On Friday, China announced retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, and warned of further measures,...

  • MELBOURNE/ TOKYO, July 27- Australia's tropical city of Darwin wants to establish itself as a world-scale energy export hub, building on its closeness to demand centres in Asia and abundant nearby natural gas resources. The city will vie with projects from Alaska to Qatar that will beef up global LNG supply from 2022 onwards to meet growing demand in Asia, the...

  • President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of targeting American farmers in a "vicious" way and using them as leverage to get concessions on trade a day after the administration announced a $12- billion farm aid package. China and other top U.S. trade partners zeroed in on American farmers with retaliatory tariffs after the administration imposed...

  • President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of targeting American farmers in a "vicious" way and using them as leverage to get concessions on trade a day after the administration announced a $12 billion farm aid package. China and other top U.S. trade partners zeroed in on American farmers with retaliatory tariffs after the administration imposed...

  • President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of targeting American farmers in a "vicious" way and using them as leverage to get concessions on trade a day after the administration announced a $12 billion farm aid package. China and other top U.S. trade partners zeroed in on American farmers with retaliatory tariffs after the administration imposed...