Alaska

Polar Bear peers over the edge of an ice floe, Svalbard archipelago, Norway. (AP Photo)

Mounted 8-foot polar bear looking for a Pa. home

JONESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania restaurant owner is trying to find a good home for an 8-foot stuffed polar bear. For years, patrons of the Woods Creek Grill outside of Harrisburg have enjoyed posing […]

08/16/2013

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FAA certifies first 2 drones for domestic flight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say they have certified two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use, a milestone expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operations later this summer. The Federal Aviation […]

07/26/2013

Bode Layo,9, of Portage, Pa., floats in the pool at Crichton-McCormick Park in Portage, Pa., Tues., July 16, 2013.  Hot weather is expected through the weekend.  (AP Photo/Tribune-Democrat, John Rucosky)

PHOTO GALLERY: 5 things to know about the US heat wave

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first big heat wave of the summer is here, bearing down on all parts of the U.S., following temperatures that blistered the West Coast in June. Typically heat waves occur twice […]

07/16/2013

Bears await salmon in this bear cam screenshot courtesy of Explore.org.

Famed Katmai brown bears ready for season 2

KATMAI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) – The famed brown bears of Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve are ready for their close-ups. Explore.org has again set up live-streaming high-definition webcams from the remote […]

07/15/2013

Ten killed in Alaska plane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An air taxi crashed Sunday at an Alaska airport, killing all 10 people aboard, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator said. The accident happened around 11:20 a.m. and sent the fixed-wing […]

07/07/2013

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Baked Alaska: Unusual heat wave hits 49th state

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A heat wave hitting Alaska doesn’t rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the weather feels like a stifling oven — or […]

06/19/2013

An Alaska Airlines jet

FBI: Man tried to open exit door on Oregon flight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A passenger on a commercial flight from Alaska to Oregon was arrested Monday after witnesses say he tried to open an emergency exit during the plane’s descent and other passengers had […]

05/27/2013

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States to get initial money from Japanese gift

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup. The National […]

05/17/2013

Kali, polar bear cub in AP Video.

Polar bear cub orphaned in Alaska lands at NY zoo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — It may have been the most anticipated package ever delivered to the Buffalo Zoo: an orphaned polar bear cub that arrived Wednesday from Alaska and will spend the summer with another cub […]

05/15/2013

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Dangerous wildfire season predicted for California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians can expect a dangerous summer wildfire season due to a dry winter that has left the normally green hills of spring parched and tinder-dry, authorities warned.

04/25/2013

Facebook page of Laura Wellington. (Photo credit: Laura Wellington/Facebook)

Tale of kind act after Boston blasts goes viral

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Massachusetts woman’s Facebook post about the kindness of an Alaska stranger in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions has gone viral.

04/18/2013

(Photo credit: Iditarod.com)

PETA apologizes to Iditarod musher over dog’s death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has apologized to an Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher whose dog died at a checkpoint.

04/08/2013

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