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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...

‘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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...