Alaska

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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Troopers: 4 Dead In W. Alaska Plane Crash

A plane crash near the remote western Alaska village of Saint Marys killed four of the 10 people aboard, including an infant boy, an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman said Saturday.

11/30/2013

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Top Natural Wonders In The USA

America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.

10/15/2013

File photo of NORAD operators  (Photo credit should read MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian, NORAD Forces Unite For Exercise

The exercises on Tuesday and Wednesday were the first since U.S.-Russian relations became strained because of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, Syria, human rights and other issues.

08/30/2013

File photo of a satellite (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Virginia Teaming Up with Alaska for Space Launch Alliance

Virginia and Alaska are teaming up to make the most of their commercial space operations.

08/29/2013

(File photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

US Soldier Sentenced For Selling Secrets To FBI Agent Posing As Russian Spy

An Alaska-based military policeman will serve 16 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged for selling secrets to an FBI undercover agent who he believed was a Russian spy, a panel of eight military members decided Monday.

04/16/2013

File photo of Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

GOP Rep Apologizes For Using Term ‘Wetbacks’ During Interview

Alaskan Rep. Don Young, one of the most senior Republicans in the House, has apologized for using the racial slur “wetbacks” in referring to Hispanic migrant workers.

03/29/2013

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

PETA Wants Prosecutors To File Criminal Charges In Dog’s Iditarod Death

The asphyxiation death of a dog removed from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has outraged animal rights activists who have long criticized the 1,000-mile race as cruel.

03/20/2013

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