Alaska is renewing an effort to secure a massive stockpile of emergency food supplies to be ready in case a major disaster cuts the state off from supply lines.
An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency he says tried to silence him to protect its political goals.
A grizzly bear runs along a bank of the Toklat River on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The bear was with two cubs and the trio startled several caribou before heading off, stopping to root for berries or, in the case of the cubs, to play around. (AP Phot…
A caribou peers through the trees and brush at Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Creek Street, once a red-light district, now features shops, galleries and restaurants.
Totems along the history walk at the Sitka National Historical Park.
A marmot scans the Mount Roberts trail landscape.
JUNEAU, Alaska - It's cruise season in Alaska, with more than 1 million passengers expected between April and September in port towns from Ketchikan to Seward.
A black bear peers out from behind a tangle of branches along a trail to the Nugget Falls on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
JUNEAU, Alaska - A ball. A boat. A little girl's sandal. Filmmakers are working to find - and tell - the stories behind some of the items that have washed up on North American shores after the deadly 2011 tsunami in Japan.
A visitor takes a photo of Santa and the Mrs out in front of Honolulu Hale, the city hall, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Honolulu. A number of other festive decorations also dot the building campus. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
A bald eagle sits perched overlooking a dock on Tuesday, Oct.
18, 2011, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
JUNEAU, Alaska — An attorney for Sarah Palin is threatening to
sue over a new book that he says defamed the Palins and contains "a
series of lies and rumors."
JUNEAU, Alaska - Sarah Palin is disputing online reports that
she has canceled her bus tour of historic American sites, saying in
a Facebook posting that her schedule will be tight the next few
weeks because she's been called for jury duty.
JUNEAU, Alaska - There are no bombshells, no "gotcha"
JUNEAU, Alaska - The state of Alaska on Friday will release
thousands of Sarah Palin's emails from her first two years as
governor, a disclosure that has taken on national prominence as she
flirts with a run for the presidency.
NEW ORLEANS — Chinese authorities have quarantined New Orleans
Mayor Ray Nagin, his wife and a security guard in Shanghai after
another traveler on their flight from New Jersey exhibited
suspected swine flu symptoms.
NEW ORLEANS — Millions fled the Gulf Coast in fear of Hurricane
Gustav, billed as the apocalyptic "mother of all storms." It didn't
NEW ORLEANS — With Hurricane Gustav just a day away from a
possible monster hit on New Orleans, the mayor Sunday pleaded with
the last of its residents to get out, imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew
on those who stay and warned looters they will be sent directly to
NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Gustav strengthened into a dangerous
storm Saturday, and as city officials started evacuation plans,
some residents weren’t waiting to be told to leave.
NEW ORLEANS — Police with bullhorns plan to go street-to-street
this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of
Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of last
resort. The doors to the Superdome will be locked. Those who stay
will be on their own.
CHALMETTE, La. — Nearly three years after Hurricane Katrina,
shifting demographics and the loss of community touchstones have
rendered tight-knit St. Bernard Parish almost unrecognizable to
those who cherished life here before the storm.
NEW ORLEANS — Eric Minshew struggled with mental illness for
many years and seemed to get much worse after Hurricane Katrina,
according to his brother.
NEW ORLEANS — Editor Eleanor Griffin worried about "Katrina
fatigue" among her nearly 4 million readers when she devoted much
of her magazine's October edition to New Orleans' comeback, more
than two years after the devastating hurricane.
NEW ORLEANS — Music spills from a bar one evening in New
Orleans' Lakeview neighborhood. In many other places, that would be
unremarkable. But in Lakeview, it's enough to stop traffic.
NEW ORLEANS — It's Monday morning — usually the graveyard shift
for retailing — but the suburban Lakeside Mall is bustling.
CODY, Wyo. — Gail Nace can't help but smile, talking about Hells
Angels and the business they'll bring her downtown bar when they
ride into town next week for a major gathering.
DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wyo. — James and Belinda
Livingston had never heard of Devils Tower until someone they met
on their travels suggested they take the drive to remote, northeast
Wyoming to check it out.
BILLINGS, Mont. — A federal grizzly-bear expert contends
wildlife managers desperately need more resources to monitor the
threatened bears in northwestern Montana, where he says the 11
known illegal grizzly killings last year were the highest in recent
GREYBULL, Wyo. — In the three years since two of its large
fire-retardant bombers broke up in midflight, Hawkins & Powers
Aviation Inc. has gone from being one of the country's largest
aerial firefighting firms to the brink of bankruptcy.