City sees heat and snow records in single day

ANCHORAGE — Alaskans have experienced both a record high temperature and a record amount of snowfall in the same day.

The Anchorage Daily News reported the Municipality of Anchorage saw snowfall of more than a foot Saturday after tying a temperature record set in 1967.

The National Weather Service said the city tied the high-temperature record by reaching 45 degrees Fahrenheit about 3 a.m.

The weather service said southeast winds blew warm air into the city before the winds subsided, temperatures dropped and snow fell.

Snow levels at the weather service’s office broke the 1958 record of 8.3 inches by 1/10th of an inch.


West talks about God during visit with Osteen

HOUSTON — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch that because of his recent spiritual awakening, he’s no longer in the service of fame and money but “in service to God.”

West spoke to a packed crowd of about 16,000 people during Lakewood Church’s 11 a.m. service on Sunday.

During a 20-minute interview on the church’s stage with Osteen, West talked about his recent conversion to Christianity and how God has been inspiring him.

Last month, West released a Gospel-themed album, “Jesus is King.”


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