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Anchorage airport has record number of travelers in 2019

Feb. 14, 2020 9:30 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport had a record 5.7 million travelers in 2019, Alaska transportation officials said. The increase was 2 percent from the previous year, with additional 122,000 passengers traveling through the airport in 2019 compared to the previous year,...

Personnel in protective clothing unload luggages from the airplane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Jan. 29, 2020.  The passengers will undergo additional screenings in California and be placed in temporary housing. Officials have not said how long they will stay there.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Americans from China virus zone evaluated at military base

Jan. 29, 2020 6:42 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 195 Americans evacuated from the Chinese city at the center of the new virus outbreak are undergoing three days of testing and monitoring at a California military base to ensure they do not show signs of the illness, officials said Wednesday. The people flown out of China on a...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, fourth left, speaks with construction workers at the site of makeshit field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Li Tao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: US advises travelers to avoid all of China

Jan. 27, 2020 6:08 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens (all times local): 6:50 a.m. U.S. health officials have changed their travel advice to American travelers planning to go to China. Previously, the agency advised travelers to avoid any...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, Anchorage Republican state Sen. Cathy Giessel is shown after being elected Alaska Senate president in Juneau, Alaska. During her first year as Alaska Senate president, Giessel won over one-time political adversaries and angered some within her own party for her willingness to buck Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a fellow Republican, on key pieces of his agenda. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Alaska Senate president in spotlight with dividend fight

Jan. 1, 2020 10:30 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — During her first year as Alaska Senate president, Cathy Giessel won over one-time political adversaries and angered some within her own party for her willingness to buck Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a fellow Republican, on key pieces of his agenda. Giessel's ascension to the role just three...