Alaska

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

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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

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