Alaska

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

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

7.0 quake recorded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake happened about 8:25 a.m. Alaska time, and it was centered about 55 […]

08/30/2013

Director Scott Walker (left) with Film Freak Talk Show host Leo Quinones at the KFWB studios.

‘The Frozen Ground’ interviews with Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens

The Frozen Ground is a gruesome true story about a serial killer in Anchorage, Alaska. Scott Walker wrote and directed the film. You’ll see excellent performances from Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and Vanessa Hudgens. Nic […]

08/29/2013

The Celebrity cruises ship Millennium is tied up at the Berth 3 dock, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 in Ketchikan, Alaska. (AP Photo/Ketchikan Daily News, Hall Anderson)

Alaska cruise cancellations disrupt vacations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Like so many visitors to Alaska, Phyllis McNamara was eager for a seven-day cruise along a majestic stretch of coast that is teeming with whales, bears and glaciers. But the Indianapolis […]

08/22/2013

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

Drone

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

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