Alaska

Supporters of Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan hold signs and an American flag during a rally at a PenAir airplane hangar on November 3, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. (credit: David Ryder/Getty Images)

Begich Concedes Senate Race To Sullivan

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan.

11/17/2014

The US Senate side of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, November 5, 2014. Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate on Tuesday. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Alaska To Begin Counting More Than 53,000 Ballots

Alaska will begin counting more than 53,000 absentee and questioned ballots on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the state’s unsettled contests for the Senate and for governor.

11/10/2014

J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States, gives a speech during a testimony before the Senate Internal Security Committee, on Nov. 17, 1953, in Washington. (credit: BOB MULLIGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Trained Alaskans As Secret ‘Stay-Behind Agents’ As They Feared Russian Invasion During Early Cold War Years

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

09/01/2014

Report: US Trained Alaskans As Secret 'Stay-Behind Agents' Against Russian Invasion File photo of the Iditarod race. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: US Trained Alaskans As Secret ‘Stay-Behind Agents’ Against Russian Invasion

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a […]

08/31/2014

An anti-immigration group is running more than $1 million in ads criticizing lawmakers for not stopping the flow of new workers into the United States.  (John Moore/Getty Images)

Spokesman: 5 Immigrant Children Sent To Alaska

A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says five unaccompanied immigrant children have been sent to Alaska.

08/04/2014

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Top 5 American Whale-Watching Tours

You don’t have to travel the world to enjoy fabulous whale watching. Here are five of the best U.S. whale watching tours.

08/01/2014

For nearly five years, government and industry officials have been exploring a variety ways to make it easier to find airliners and their critical "black boxes" when they end up in the ocean. (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Alaska Arlines to Begin Service at BWI

Alaska Airlines will start nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Seattle on Sept. 2, the company announced Friday.

03/28/2014

Denali National Park is located in central Alaska and home to the highest mountain (Mount McKinley) in North America. With large populations of grizzly bears, black bears, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves and foxes, the park is ideal for viewing wildlife.  (Photo Credit: Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Tens Of Thousands Sign White House Petition For Alaska To Secede And Rejoin Russia

A new White House petition has been launched calling for the state of Alaska to secede from the U.S. and rejoin Russia.

03/27/2014

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell.  (credit:  Jeff Schultz/State of Alaska/Getty Images)

Parnell Appoints Kito To Fill House Seat

Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday appointed Sam Kito III to the House seat left vacant by the resignation last month of Juneau Democrat Beth Kerttula.

02/21/2014

While Washingtonians shivered, Alaskans enjoyed a relatively balmy 22 degrees. (Getty Images)

Temperatures In Alaska Are Warmer Than The Lower 48

The average temperature statewide for Alaska was 22 degrees Wednesday.

01/23/2014

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