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Torture video found in Alaska contains vital clue to killing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—The suspect in a brutal torture killing in Alaska's biggest city ended up leading police right to him, first by losing a digital memory card labeled “Homicide at midtown Marriott” that contained video of the dying woman.

Then came an even more innocuous blunder: He spoke on the tape in his distinctive, very un-Alaska accent.

Authorities want to talk to man who donned bear costume and harassed bears in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers want to talk to a man believed to have donned a fairly realistic bear costume to harass a sow and two cubs.

The incident happened on the Chilkoot River near Haines, Alaska, on Monday. The bears are frequent visitors to a fish weir, where pink salmon are running.