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For first time, Cook Inlet oil and gas lease sale has no bidders

State officials announced this week that, for the first time ever, they received no bids for the annual oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet. The state Division of Oil and Gas blamed low oil prices. But industry representatives said lawmakers aren't helping.

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U.S. Economy Gains 160,000 Jobs In April; Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Analysts had expected the economy to gain significantly more jobs. The economy has gained an average of about 250,000 jobs monthly for the past six months.

Geologists Find Clues In Crater Left By Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

Scientists drilling beneath the Gulf of Mexico have hit the layer deposited when an asteroid the size of Staten Island, N.Y., hit Earth. Samples might contain details from that fateful day.

This Weekend, Kim Jong Un Will Be Heard, Unlike His More Elusive Father

As North Korea holds its first Workers' Party Congress in 36 years, Kim Jong Un will be looking to consolidate his power in a way his father Kim Jong Il never did: by speaking publicly.

'The Beast Is Still Up': Alberta Wildfires Rage; Evacuees Told To Wait It Out

"We're still here, we're still battling," regional fire chief Darby Allen told residents last night. He added, "The beast is still up, it's surrounding the city.

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