Alaska

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

Boats collide with one another after a Tsunami surge of water swept through a boat basin in Crescent City, Calif. (AP Photo/Bryant Anderson)

Report: Tsunami would swamp California’s economy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, crippling the nation’s busiest port complex and flooding coastal communities, a report released Wednesday suggests. The potential […]

09/04/2013

Neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. (AP Photo/State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs)

Dozens of aftershocks expected on Alaskan island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of noticeable aftershocks above magnitude 4.0 are expected in the remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the days and weeks following a major 7.0 earthquake, the Alaska state seismologist […]

08/31/2013

Neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. (AP Photo/State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs)

Major quake recorded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands with a jet-like rumble Friday that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover. “I heard it coming,” said Kathleen Nevzoroff, who was […]

08/30/2013

A Russian Federation Air Force SU-27 during a simulation of  a hijacking of a passenger plane over the Bering Strait near Alaska on Aug. 27, 2013. 
(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Russian, NORAD forces unite for exercise

Photos from the mission OVER ALASKA (AP) — Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received the hand-off of a “hijacked” jetliner from […]

08/30/2013

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