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Storybooks, radio connect kids isolated in far-flung Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — All it takes is a few words from a storybook to connect kids over the crackle of an AM radio station. It's not 1950s entertainment, but a nostalgic way children in even the mo...

Rural America watches pandemic erupt in cities as fear grows

DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America's urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where neighbors...

‘Into the Wild’ lures the unprepared to Alaska wilderness

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For nearly a quarter-century, the old bus abandoned in Alaska’s punishing wilderness has drawn adventurers seeking to retrace the steps of a young idealist who met a tragic de...

Italian hikers rescued in Alaska after visiting infamous bus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Italian man suffering from frostbite and four other tourists were rescued in the Alaska wilderness after visiting an abandoned bus that has become a lure for adventurers si...

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 ...

3 dead after Pearl Harbor sailor shoots civilians, himself

HONOLULU (AP) — A sailor shot three civilians, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor just days before thousands were scheduled to gather at the storied military base to mark ...

Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For generations, people in Alaska’s far-north whaling villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their subsistence food to perfection a...

Alaska's Iditarod joins a new global sled-dog-racing series

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The world's most famous sled dog race has joined a new global circuit of long-distance sled dog racing. Alaska's 1,000-mile (1,610-kilometer) Iditarod Trail ...

New Iditarod CEO seeks dialogue with animal rights critics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The new head of Alaska's Iditarod plans to meet with an animal rights group long devoted to putting an end to the world's most famous sled dog race. Iditarod...

Shelter says it beat back rule it take transgender women

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A faith-based Anchorage women's shelter claimed victory Monday in a lawsuit against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women. The city ha...

Australian police hold remembrance ceremony in Alaska visit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Far from home, Australians at an international police convention didn't want to miss an official day to honor their fallen officers, so they held a quickly planned ceremony Fr...

Documents appear to show Sarah Palin's husband wants divorce

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Court documents appear to show that the husband of former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is seeking a divorce. The...

Judges to hear appeal in lawsuit over John Steinbeck works

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Another chapter is set to play out this week in a decades-old family dispute over control of the classic works by author John Steinbeck. A three-judge panel ...

Alaska Native girl leads animated kids TV show in US first

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture and traditions. ...

Hawaii skydiving crash victims included young couple, sailor

HONOLULU (AP) — All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since ...