At 90, Native Alaska woman will be 1st counted in US Census

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska (AP) — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fis...

On the edge of America, census begins a tiny Alaska town

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska (AP) — There are no restaurants in Toksook Bay, Alaska. No motels or movie theater, either. There also aren't any factories. Or roads. But the first Americans to ...

Santa, soldiers bring joy to beleaguered Alaska village

NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely Alaska scenes, zigzag...

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. ...

Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman who poured gasoline on the couch where her sleeping boyfriend laid and then shut the door after seeing him jump up and yell "hot, hot" will spend 60 years in prison fo...

Email indicates former Alaska official invited woman to room

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An email from Alaska's former first lady sheds new light on the actions that drove Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott from office, suggesting he may have invited a woman into his room, ne...

Alaska teens charged in 'murder for millions' slaying

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska teens hoping to cash in on a $9 million offer from a Midwest millionaire brutally killed a developmentally disabled woman on a popular trail outside Anchorage, shoo...

Alaska floatplanes collided at 3,300 feet before crashing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two sightseeing planes carrying cruise ship passengers in Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot (1,006-meter) level before they crashed, the National Transportation Safety B...

NTSB to investigate in Alaska after deadly plane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes....

Iditarod musher discounts critics after dogs refused to run

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to...

Defending Iditarod champ remains self-proclaimed 'goofball'

WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — Joar Leifseth Ulsom may not be flashy or brash, but he has sled cred. The quiet, unassuming 32-year-old defending champion of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race l...

Seavey to skip Iditarod for second straight year

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dallas Seavey, the four-time Iditarod champion who skipped last year's race after being accused in a dog-doping scandal, will race again this year in Norway even though he has...

Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage t...