Alaska

This undated file photo shows a humpback whale jumps out of the waters off Hawaii. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, file)

Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A 48-foot female humpback whale that has been seen in the waters of southeast Alaska for nearly 40 years has been found dead. Officials determined it had been killed in a […]

07/11/2014

Kent Carmichael of Ulysses, Kan. poses with a giant halibut he caught on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in the Gulf of Alaska, about 90 minutes offshore from Pelican in Southeast Alaska. The weight of the 94-inch fish was an estimated 466 pounds. (AP Photo/Provided by Highliner Lodge & Charters Inc.)

Santa Ana man catches 482-pound halibut in Alaska

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska. The Orange County Register reports Friday 76-year-old Jack McGuire of Santa Ana caught a 482-pound Pacific […]

07/11/2014

FILE - This Thursday, July 12, 2012, file photograph shows the Joint Task Force-Alaska Team from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Wainwright recovering debris on Colony Glacier near Anchorage, Alaska. The remains of about a third of the 52 U.S. service members who died in the crash outside Anchorage in 1952 have been identified. The Department of Defense on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 said the remains of 17 people killed in the crash of the C-124A Globemaster will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. The plane crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, from McChord Air Force Base, Washington. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)

Military identifies 17 killed in ’52 Alaska crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The remains of about a third of the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain and then was buried for decades in glacier ice […]

06/18/2014

The Alaska State Division of Elections via Facebook.

Pot petition has enough signatures to make ballot in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Enough petition signatures have been verified to place an initiative seeking to legalize marijuana on the ballot this summer in Alaska, election officials said Tuesday. The petition has met all the […]

02/04/2014

A fan holds up a sign during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

GO FIGURE: Alaska is warmer than Lower 48

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s weather seems more than a bit upside down. The average temperature for the Lower 48 states at midmorning Wednesday was a chilly 22 degrees. At the same time, the average temperature […]

01/22/2014

In this Dec. 6, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, soldiers assigned to 6th Engineer Battalion utilize snow shoes during Arctic Light Individual Training on the Bulldog Trail in sub-zero conditions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  ALIT is the United States Army Alaska's Cold Weather Indoctrination program. It gives all soldiers, regardless of their job, the foundation to successfully work, train, and go to war in some of the harshest environments in the world. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Justin Connaher)

Alaskans offer 5 tips on surviving below-zero temps

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans know a thing or two about handling day-to-day activities in freezing temperatures, where below-zero rarely means staying inside. While people in the Lower 48 are shivering in Alaska-like temperatures this […]

01/07/2014

This photo taken Dec. 11, 2013, in Kwethluk, Alaska, shows Santa and Mrs. Claus getting off a small airplane to visit the children at the school. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Guard brings Christmas to remote Alaska village

KWETHLUK, Alaska (AP) — The mere presence of Santa and Mrs. Claus put broad smiles on the faces of many children in this Alaskan Yup’ik Eskimo community this week, and it wasn’t just because they […]

12/13/2013

Martin Bashir (Photo by Nick Wass/Invision/AP, File)

Bashir leaves MSNBC over inflammatory remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making graphic remarks on his show about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “I deeply regret” the comments, Bashir […]

12/04/2013

This image provided Saturday Nov. 30, 2013, courtesy of Alaska State Troopers shows the wreckage of a plane that crashed Friday near St. Marys, Alaska. Authorities said the pilot and three passengers died in this crash of the single-engine turboprop Cessna 208. Few other details, including the possible cause of the crash, are known. (AP Photo/Alaska State Troopers)

Mother on crashed plane led searchers to wreckage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A mother on board a plane that crashed in remote southwest Alaska made a frantic phone call for help resuscitating her 5-month-old baby, then left the fatally injured boy to lead […]

11/30/2013

In this August 9, 2013 photo provided by Island Conservation, a Tufted Puffin flies over Hawadax Island, Alaska. (AP Photo/Island Conservation)

Former ‘Rat Island’ in Alaska has whole new look

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Conservationists and federal wildlife officials are reporting success, five years after undertaking an effort to eradicate rats from a remote Alaska island. Officials with Island Conservation, The Nature Conservancy and U.S. […]

10/23/2013

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