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Helicopter pilot helping Alaska firefighters dies in crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A helicopter contracted to support firefighting efforts on an Interior Alaska blaze crashed after takeoff, killing the pilot, officials said Monday. The fatality was the first...

Alaska kids served sealant instead of milk at school program

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A dozen children and two adults were served floor sealant instead of milk at a day care summer program at an Alaska elementary school after containers were apparently mixed up...

Tundra wildfire creeps closer toward Alaska Native community

A tundra wildfire continued to creep closer to an Alaska Native community in southwest Alaska, but mandatory evacuations have not been ordered, fire officials said Sunday. The East F...

Tundra fire slows, but still aiming at Alaska Native village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A large fire burning in the tundra of southwest Alaska continued to move toward an Alaska Native village on Saturday, but fire managers said its pace had slowed. ...

An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — In the cold, choppy waters of Alaska’s Resurrection Bay, all eyes were on the gray water, looking for one thing only. It wasn’t a spout from humpback whales th...

Longtime AP Alaska bureau chief Dean Fosdick dies at age 80

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dean Fosdick, the journalist with The Associated Press who filed the news alert informing the world of the Exxon Valdez grounding and who directed AP’s coverage of what was th...

Cleanup underway after trees topple into Alaska road, bay

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Efforts were underway Monday to clear a road where dozens of fully grown evergreen trees as well as rocks and dirt toppled into an Alaska bay, sending onlookers running and cu...

Carter asks court to defend Alaska's 'unrivaled wilderness'

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday took the unusual step of weighing in on a court case involving his landmark conservation act and a remote refuge in Alaska. ...

Rangers locate climber's body on Alaska's Denali

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — National park rangers in Alaska on Friday located the body of the year’s first registered climber on North America’s tallest peak. Because it’s so early in t...

Alaska Nazi prison gang members convicted in grisly death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five people affiliated with a Nazi prison gang, including one who legally changed his name to Filthy Fuhrer, have been convicted in the grisly death of a member whose gang tat...

Palin on serving in Congress: 'It would be all about Alaska'

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin isn’t used to sharing the spotlight. In the nearly 14 years since she burst onto the national political scene, the former Alaska governor has appea...

Palin on serving in Congress: 'It would be all about Alaska'

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin isn't used to sharing the spotlight. In the nearly 14 years since she burst onto the national political scene, the former Alaska governor has appe...

Murkowski maintains cash advantage over Trump-backed hopeful

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski continues to have a substantial cash advantage over her opponent backed by former President Donald Trump. Murkowski, in offic...

Earthquakes recorded near Alaska volcano dormant 800 years

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of small earthquakes have been reported near a volcano in southeast Alaska believed to have been dormant for at least 800 years. The cause of the qu...

Trump-backed Alaska hopeful officially files for Senate run

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Kelly Tshibaka, who has received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, on Monday officially filed to run as a candidate for U.S. Senate in the race against the inc...