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Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty...

Barr in Alaska to talk Native violence, not Mueller remarks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr is visiting Alaska to meet with tribal leaders and other officials about disproportionately high rates of violence and sexual assault in Nat...

Mother, newlyweds among 6 killed after Alaska planes crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family's savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vi...

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....

Seattle college says student was among those killed by crane

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state on Monday are expected to release the identities of the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a Seattle building. The Ki...

Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture

HONOLULU (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that th...

Tlingit Code Talkers feted in Alaska for World War II role

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Army veteran Richard Bean Sr. took his wartime secret to the grave, dying a hero without anyone knowing about it for decades. Now, Bean and four other long-d...

AP PHOTOS: Remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It was just after midnight on March 24, 1989, when an Exxon Shipping Co. tanker ran aground outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, spewing millions of gallons of thick, toxic cru...

Live feeds and GPS: Rugged Iditarod has high-tech support

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — People are using technology to track Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race far from the competitors tackling the off-the-grid route. Fifty-one mushers as of ...

Big crowds expected at kickoff of Alaska's famed Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Big crowds are expected to converge on Alaska's largest city Saturday as hundreds of dogs and their humans kickoff the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race with a short ceremonial run...

Alaska's 47th Iditarod sled dog race kicks off this weekend

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The world's foremost sled dog race kicks off its 47th running this weekend as participants strive to push past a punishing two years for the sport's image. S...

Study: No leaking radiation from Alaska island nuclear site

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest round of testing on Alaska's remote Amchitka Island found no radioactive material has leaked from locations where the federal government conducted underground nucle...

Wing part found in sea in search for missing Alaska plane

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska say an aircraft wing part has been found in the sea near the last known position of a medical transport plane that went missing with three people on boar...

Search on for overdue medical flight in Alaska, 3 aboard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard in Alaska searched Wednesday for a medical transportation airplane that went missing with three people aboard as it headed to a tiny coastal Alaska community t...