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Unique payout Alaskans get from oil wealth could be at risk

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has no income or statewide sales taxes, and it cuts residents a check every year from its oil wealth. But the future of that unique payout is in question...

Governors seize spotlight amid states' coronavirus response

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Across America, as families stuck in their homes anxious and isolated by the new coronavirus, a new daily ritual is taking shape: tuning into the governor’s afternoon press brief...

Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic

PHOENIX (AP) — Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic, can't buy groceries online with her food stamps — even though each trip to t...

Chaos and scrambling in the US oil patch as prices plummet

NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay. A...

Survivor of boat disaster: 'Sleeping to swimming' in minutes

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A survivor of a Alaska crab boat sinking that left five fellow fishermen missing said the crew went from “sleeping to swimming" in minutes as rough seas and ice threatened to sin...

5 crew members feared dead after Alaska fishing boat sinks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five crew members missing after a crab fishing vessel sank in the frigid waters off Alaska were feared dead after authorities called off a search for those working in the one of ...

Pearl Harbor commemoration will go on after fresh tragedy

HONOLULU (AP) — Security will be beefed up for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a ...

Alaska governor marks 1st year in office amid turmoil

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he hopes to move past the rancor of his first year in office, amid an unsettled dispute with lawmakers over state spending and threat of a recall e...

Alaska AG: Same-sex spouse eligible for oil-wealth check

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s attorney general says a woman who alleged she was wrongly denied a check from the state’s oil-wealth fund because of her same-sex marriage is eligible. ...

Palin says she learned of divorce plans from attorney

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she learned her husband was seeking a divorce in an email from his attorney. The revelation came in an interview released Tu...

Alaska governor cites Trump as he faces recall campaign

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fight is brewing over whether Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy should be recalled from office. His critics say he's incompetent and has recklessly tried to slash spe...

Trump defends Alaska governor amid recall push

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing in on efforts in Alaska aimed at recalling Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, with a decision expected soon on whether the initiative will advance....

Distinctive accent on torture video leads police to suspect

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The suspect in a torture killing in Alaska's biggest city ended up leading police right to him, first by losing a digital memory card labeled "Homicide at midtown Marriott" th...

Torture video found in Alaska contains vital clue to killing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The suspect in a brutal torture killing in Alaska's biggest city ended up leading police right to him, first by losing a digital memory card labeled "Homicide at midtown Marri...

Man seen in strangling video charged in 2nd death in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman who was seen strangled in videos on a digital memory card was charged Thursday with the death of another woman, authorities in Alaska said. ...