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  • Libertarian Party rules out Murkowski swap

     
    by Mike Memoli The possibility of a real three-way race for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat disappeared this morning as the state's Libertarian party has ruled out replacing their current nominee with Sen. Lisa Murkowski. "Let's put this to rest: it's......
  • Alaska Airlines flight leaving LAX strikes bird, returns to runway

     
    An Alaska Airlines flight that departed Los Angeles International Airport on Monday night returned to the airport after striking a bird, officials said. Flight 707 had just taken off when the aircraft struck the bird about 1-1/2 miles west of......
  • Social media wrap: Al Gore, Patty Murray and how best to reach voters online

     
    Sen. Patty Murray asks her Facebook followers the best way to reach out to them in an online political campaign. Al Gore would be proud....
  • U.S. banks post stronger profits

     
    The nation's banks last quarter recorded their strongest overall profits since 2007 as projected loan losses shrank for the first time in more than four years, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said in a report Tuesday. But banks in the......
  • Danson, Vinessa Shaw join Drew and Krasinski in “Whales”

     
    “Everybody Loves Whales” sounds like a feel-good enviro-comedy about a small town reporter (John Krasinski) and an environmentalist (Drew Barrymore) who somehow finagle two superpowers into helping save some stranded whales in Cold War era...
  • Tea Party Express gambles on Delaware

     
    by Mike Memoli Kathleen Hennessey and I reported for today's papers on Tea Party Express, a group credited in part for Joe Miller's upset win in Alaska's Republican Senate primary, and active in a number of other 2010 contests. No......
  • Marine mammal enthusiasts getting a show from unusually large numbers of the gigantic creatures

     
    Unusually large numbers of blue whales dining off the Southern California coast are providing marine mammal enthusiasts a rare opportunity to see Earth's largest creatures lolling in the waves and spouting misty plumes. On Thursday, 77 amateur whale...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Chinatown' on Cinemax

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 29 - Sept. 4 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here NOSEY GUY: Jack Nicholson, above, plays a private eye in......
  • Billionaire Koch brothers back suspension of California climate law

     
    A company owned by oil billionaires Charles and David Koch has contributed $1 million to Proposition 23, a November ballot initiative to suspend California’s groundbreaking 2006 global-warming law. The contribution came from Flint Hills Resources LP,...
  • Doyle McManus: Tim Pawlenty's gambit

    Doyle McManus: Tim Pawlenty's gambit
    Last week's Republican mini-debate may not have been the most auspicious way for a presidential candidate to introduce himself to a national audience. The stage in South Carolina didn't include most of the party's top names; instead, it boasted former...
  • Joe Miller's victory celebration in Alaska is invitation-only

     
    Joe Miller pulled off his upset Alaska primary election victory against Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in a campaign calling for more transparency in government, but Miller's operation has been less than see-through in the days since Murkowski...