23-year-old Shawn Buck of Fairbanks first fled from and then rammed into police before opening fire.
Drug smuggling in prison is more common than many people might think and involves a range of drugs.
The switch from state to federal is in response to poor king salmon return in the area.
The first holiday weekend of summer is usually the start of the wildfire season.
Manuel Noriega, the Panamanian dictator who was ousted by a U.S. invasion, had been on the CIA payroll for many years. He spent 17 years in a U.S. prison after being convicted on drug smuggling and racketeering charges. Last year, Noriega was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and allowed to return to his home to prep for surgery. He died Monday night Hospital Santo Tomás in Panama City, an official with the hospital confirmed to NBC News.
Angela Merkel's weekend speech stating that Europe could no longer "fully count on others" were a sign of the widening cracks in the U.S.-German relationship.
Remington Peters, 27, was a member of an elite Navy parachute team called the Leap Frogs. Authorities are investigating why his parachute failed to open.
The blast occurred on Monday night, just days after the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Americans turned out by the thousands Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100.