Af­ter­shocks rock Alaskans af­ter big earth­quake

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Mat­tis: Putin’s ac­tions on mis­sile pact ‘du­plic­i­tous’

De­fense Sec­re­tary Jim Mat­tis on Sat­ur­day took aim at Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin, ac­cus­ing him of try­ing to “muck around” in the U.S. midterm elec­tions, of du­plic­ity in arms con­trol and of act­ing ir­re­spon­si­bly in last week­end’s naval con­fronta­tion with Ukraine.

In re­marks at the Rea­gan Na­tional De­fense Fo­rum in Simi Val­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, Mat­tis said the U.s.-rus­sian re­la­tion­ship has de­te­ri­o­rated over the last two years.

“We are deal­ing with some­one that we sim­ply can­not trust,” he said. “There is no doubt the re­la­tion­ship has wors­ened.”

Back-to-back earth­quakes mea­sur­ing 7.0 and 5.7 cracked high­ways and rocked build­ings Fri­day in An­chor­age and the sur­round­ing area, send­ing peo­ple run­ning into the streets and briefly trig­ger­ing a tsunami warn­ing for is­lands and coastal ar­eas south of the city.

No tsunami ar­rived, and there were no re­ports of deaths or se­ri­ous in­juries.

Af­ter­shocks Sat­ur­day con­tin­ued to fray nerves. U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey Geo­physi­cist Paul Caruso said there have been 545 af­ter­shocks, in­clud­ing the 5.7 mag­ni­tude shaker that came al­most im­me­di­ately af­ter Fri­day’s big quake.

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