Alaska

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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

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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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As casinos struggle, tribes seek more federal aid

LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — Once the envy of Indian Country for its billion-dollar casino empire, the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino has been struggling through a financial crisis and pursuing more revenue from an unlikely source: U.S. government grants.

03/24/2013

Kali, orphaned polar bear cub in its temporary home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, AK.

Orphaned polar bear cub getting new home in NY

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An orphaned Alaska polar bear is getting a new temporary home in Buffalo. Officials say the 2- to 3-month-old cub is expected to be transported to the Buffalo Zoo sometime this spring to join the zoo’s own cub, Luna.

03/23/2013

Kali, orphaned polar bear cub in its temporary home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, AK.

Orphaned polar bear cub getting care in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An orphaned polar cub is making its temporary home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. Watch the video here.

03/20/2013

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo)

Missile plan changes may provide opening for talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — In adding 14 interceptors to a missile defense system based in Alaska, the U.S. is abandoning a key part of a European missile defense plan that’s been strongly opposed by Russia.

03/16/2013

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Iditarod won but Alaska town honors every finisher

NOME, Alaska (AP) — The winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has come under the burled arch in this western Alaska outpost, but that’s just the beginning for this community, where every musher to finish the race gets a hero’s welcome.

03/14/2013

2013 Iditarod Champion Mitch Seavey (Photo credit: Iditarod.com)

53-year-old musher becomes oldest Iditarod champ

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A 53-year-old former champion won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to become the oldest winner of Alaska’s grueling test of endurance. Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed the Nome finish line to cheering crowds at 10:39 p.m. Alaska time Tuesday.

03/13/2013

Anchorage skyline along the Cook Inlet with Mt. Susitna -- namesake of the ferry -- on horizon. (AP Photo)

LA County considers Alaska’s ‘ferry to nowhere’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $78 million Alaskan ship that critics dubbed the “ferry to nowhere” could wind up in Southern California.

03/11/2013

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2004 Iditarod champ takes lead in Alaska trek

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — With less than 250 miles to go in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Mitch Seavey took the lead Sunday. The ’04 champ was greeted by dozens of townspeople in Unalakleet and awarded $2,500 in gold nuggets and a trophy.

03/10/2013

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Woman who finished 2nd in 2012 takes Iditarod lead

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman who finished second in last year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race grabbed the lead in the 1,000-mile race Saturday evening.

03/10/2013

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