An Alaskan skier was airlifted from the side of a mountain after being attacked by a bear

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An Alaskan skier was airlifted from the side of a mountain after being attacked by a bear

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A skier in Alaska, who was part of a group ascending a mountain, was airlifted from the mountainside after a brown bear mauled him. The group was on a backcountry ski outing near Haines, Alaska. The victim suffered injuries to his head and hands when he was attacked.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said the victim inadvertently woke the brown bear in a den. It is believed the bear was a mother, likely protecting her cub. “The skier who was attacked at some point realized he should play dead, which was probably a good idea in this type of circumstance,” state wildlife biologist Carl Koch said in a statement.

A Coast Guard helicopter located the man and two other skiers about ten miles northeast of Haines. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer was lowered to evaluate the man’s condition and then used a litter to hoist the man to the helicopter. The man was flown to Juneau for treatment.

The man was alert at the time of his rescue. No further information has been released about his condition.


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Stock futures pointed to opening gains for each of the three major indexes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was slated to open 100 points ahead, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were each looking at a 0.4% gain this morning.

Investors digested earnings reports from Twitter, Lyft, Cisco Systems, Mattel, and Yelp that beat expectations. They were also anticipating a speech from the chairman of the Federal Reserve later this afternoon, and remaining hopeful about the possibility of more stimulus.

“The virus is continuing to mutate, vaccines are taking longer than expected to distribute and achieving herd immunity seems as if it will take a lot longer as a result,” said Chris Zaccarelli of Independent Advisor Alliance. “On the bright side, massive fiscal stimulus and an extremely accommodative Federal Reserve should keep equities moving higher while we wait for those setbacks to be resolved.”


These are the 4 best exercises for losing weight

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If you’re looking to up your fitness game so you can shed some pounds, look no further. We have four of the best exercises for weight loss that you’re going to want to try.

Yoga, Pilates, and simply stretching are great ways to shed the pounds without having to do a rigorous, high-intensity workout routine. Sure, you won’t burn as many calories as you would during cardio or some other high-intensity workout, but the key is you’re still exercising and moving, which will help with weight loss in the long run. These exercises are especially great for beginners who are looking to ease into a new weight loss exercise routine.

If you’re looking to kick it up a notch, then you could try weight lifting. This exercise is not for the faint of heart but provides many benefits, including weight loss. Research also shows that the more muscle mass you have, the easier it is for you to control your weight. So go ahead and pump some iron, build some muscle, and watch the fat melt away. What other exercises should you add to your weight loss routine?


Gas pump card skimmers have become a major problem over the last few years, with cases spiking to new highs just last year. But what are card skimmers, and how can you protect yourself from them?

A card skimmer is a device that’s attached to legitimate card readers at a gas pump. The skimmer reads and steals your debit or credit card information when you swipe it to pay for gas.

Skimmers are a big problem on older gas pumps that still read the magnetic strip on your card and not the chip. As gas stations begin to upgrade their equipment, newer pumps will have chip readers by default.

The best way to avoid a card skimmer is by paying inside instead of at the pump. Of course, that’s pretty inconvenient. But there is one other trick you can try in order to protect yourself!


In 1916, this oil tycoon found the biggest gusher ever

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When we think about bubbling oil, we probably think about The Beverly Hillbillies.

But we should probably be thinking about Edward L. Doheny. Because on this day back in 1916, he uncovered the biggest oil well gusher ever. It all happened at his Cerro Azul No. 4, and when they found that oil, the first gush exploded 600 feet in the air near Tampico, Mexico.

Sadly, though, this wasn’t his only claim to fame.

Doheny became embroiled in the notorious Teapot Dome scandal and was later charged with bribing the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

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Rex Jackson

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