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PenAir Ordered To Sell Assets Over 'Quickly Deteriorating Cash Position'

After filing for bankruptcy protection last summer, PenAir has been ordered to sell off its assets to avoid a shutdown. A federal judge has scheduled the auction for early October, following an emergency motion by the trustee appointed to oversee the airline's bankruptcy proceedings. In the motion filed Wednesday, Trustee Gerald McHale argued for the "expedited sale schedule" in light of PenAir's "quickly deteriorating cash position." Court documents indicate the company owes at least $10...

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CREDIT COURTESY OF SHARI COLEMAN, VINCENT TUTIAKOFF SR., AND ALEJANDRO "BONGUL" TUNGUL AND BY BERETT WILBER/KUCB

Unalaska's Ballot Is Set: Tutiakoff Challenges Coleman, While Tungul And Tayag Run Unopposed

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The 2018 Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic

The Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic took place Saturday, August 4th at 1:30pm. This annual half marathon is a memorial to the late Bobby Johnson. This year twenty athletes participated. The weather was partly cloudy and remarkably warm for the racers as they made their way over Overland Drive and around Summer Bay Lake. Zach Brown won the race on bike with a time of 1:11:58 with teen Liam Robinson coming in shortly after at 1:12:08. The first runner to cross the finish line Joanna...

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Imran Khan was sworn in Saturday as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, ushering in a new era in the country. The legendary cricket star and international playboy turned politician was voted in with a slim majority – just 51 percent of the vote — and allegations of election meddling and voter irregularities.

In an emotional speech after the vote, Khan repeated a campaign theme of vowing to stamp out corruption. On Saturday Khan approved his cabinet, and appointed one of his top aides, Shireen Mazari, to minister designate of human rights.

Sunday marks the first day of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca. The journey to the holiest site in the Muslim world is one of the five pillars of Islam, and is expected to draw around 2 million people — making it among the largest yearly gatherings in the world . It lasts through Friday, Aug. 24.

Updated 1:20 p.m. ET

Families of 19 victims in the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy gathered on Saturday at a state-run funeral.

At least 38 people died when a section of Morandi Bridge collapsed in the Italian port city just before noon on Tuesday, sending cars and trucks tumbling to highway A10 below.

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