Alaska

Franklin (l) and Billy Graham (AP Photo)

Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95 next month

  NEW YORK (AP) — A major celebration is planned next month for the 95th birthday of the Rev. Billy Graham. Graham’s son Franklin said Tuesday that between 600 and 700 people have been invited […]

10/15/2013

This undated handout photo provided by Marinelifephotography.com shows a reef slope densely covered by soft corals in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Keoki Stender, Marinelifephotography.com)

Study claims temperatures will go off the charts around 2047

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu […]

10/09/2013

This Sept. 27, 2013 image provided by NOAA Fisheries shows thousands of walruses hauling out on a remote barrier island in the Chukchi Sea near Point Lay, Alaska. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, Stan Churches)

10,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An estimated 10,000 walrus unable to find sea ice over shallow Arctic Ocean water have come ashore on Alaska’s northwest coast. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday […]

10/01/2013

Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks, Alaska located on map app.

Apple app directs drivers to Alaska airport runway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A glitch in the Apple Maps app on newer iPhones and iPads guides people up to a runway at a major Alaska airport instead of sending them on the proper route […]

09/25/2013

Adak, Alaska shown on Google Maps.

Woman attempting solo row reaches Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean Monday, arriving in Adak in Alaska’s Aleutians after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea. […]

09/24/2013

AP chart shows federal food stamp participation since 1969.

House to vote on cutting back on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders scrambled Thursday to line up support in advance of a late-afternoon vote on legislation that would cut nearly $4 billion a year from the food stamp program, now used […]

09/19/2013

The Alaska state flag with a state map over it. (AP Photo)

Most Alaskans get $900 in oil wealth checks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly every Alaska resident will receive $900 for their share of the state’s oil wealth, a nice sum to be sure, but nowhere near the amount of the checks before the […]

09/18/2013

This undated photo released by Worthington Ford Inc. shows a photo of Cal Worthington car dealer famed for TV ads. Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast car dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to commercials urging customers to "go see Cal," has died. He was 92. (AP Photo/Worthington Ford Inc.)

Cal Worthington, car dealer famed for TV ads, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He said he would eat a bug to get you to buy a car. He promised that he would even stand upon his head until his ears were turning red if […]

09/10/2013

Cal Worthington, car dealer famed for TV ads, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cal Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast car dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to commercials urging customers to “go see Cal,” has died. He […]

09/09/2013

(AP File Photo)

Alaska town roots for feline mayor attacked by dog

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The honorary mayor of a tiny Alaska town is noticeably absent this week, when he should be hanging out at the general store or sipping his water-catnip concoctions from a wine […]

09/05/2013

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