ALASKA

  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states October 26, 2014

    Washington: The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. The government's announcement follows the US Supreme Court's decision earlier this...
  • Alaska sleddog race organisers tell NY's Idiotarod 'cease and desist' January 27, 2014

    The Iditarod, a grueling multiday sled dog race across Alaska, is not not! to be confused with the Idiotarod, a pointedly sillier affair due to take place this weekend with costumed participants racing modified shopping carts through New York City. The organisers of the Alaska race, however, are taking...
  • Alaska: 3 feared dead as rescue helicopter crashes April 1, 2013

    Anchorage: Authorities say three people are feared dead after an Alaska State Trooper helicopter crashed. Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters says the aircraft was carrying a state trooper, a pilot for the troopers and a rescued snowmobiler when it went down Saturday night. She says the crash site was spotted on Saturday,...
  • Alaska ex-Governor Sarah Palin hits out at Obama, says he is 'conning' US March 17, 2013

    US former vice presidential candidate and ex-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin launched a scathing attack on President Barack Obama at a Conservative party meet. ...
  • Sarah Palin calls Obama a 'liar' in speech to conservative activists March 17, 2013

    Washington: Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, called President Barack Obama a liar and urged her party to stand by conservative values, rousing the crowd at a conservative conference on Saturday. "Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lie," the former Alaska governor said in...
  • Strong quake hits Alaska, sparks tsunami warning January 5, 2013

    Juneau (Alaska): Officials say a tsunami warning is in effect for parts of southern Alaska and coastal Canada after a strong earthquake shook the region. The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the warning area includes coastal areas from about 75 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska, to the north tip of...
  • Bomb threat prompts Alaska airport evacuation October 14, 2012

    Anchorage: Officials say a terminal at Alaska's main airport has been evacuated over a bomb scare. The manager of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport says the main terminal was cleared after a male passenger early on Sunday referred to a bomb in a bag. John Parrott says travelers were evacuated to...
  • Soccer ball lost in tsunami, found after a year April 23, 2012

    Tokyo: The good thing is that Misaki Murakami's name was on his soccer ball. It was lost in last year's tsunami in Japan but has been found across the Pacific on a remote Alaskan island. Kyodo News agency says the 16yearold from the devastated town of Rikuzentakata is surprised and thankful...
  • Palin threatens to sue author of 'Rogue' book September 29, 2011

    Anchorage, Alaska: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin threatened to sue the author and publisher of an unflattering biography she said was filled with "lies and rumors presented as fact." The book by veteran political writer Joe McGinniss, "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," was published last week as speculation...
  • Salon famous for Palin's updo gets reality show August 3, 2011

    Wasilla, Alaska: The Alaska hair salon made famous for Sarah Palin's updo is getting the reality show treatment in a twopart series to be aired in September on TLC. That's the same cable network that aired "Sarah Palin's Alaska," an eightpart docuseries on the former Alaska governor, 2008 Republican vice presidential...
  • Planes collide over Alaska, 4 dead: Police July 31, 2011

    Trapper creek: Two singleengine float planes collided as they flew near an Alaskan lake and one of them crashed and burned, killing the four people aboard, authorities said. The second plane landed safely despite significant damage. The Cessna 180 was destroyed by the impact and fire, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian...
  • Major earthquakes strike Pacific off Alaska June 24, 2011

    Washington: A major earthquake of 7.4 magnitude hit the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, 107 miles (172 km) east of Atka, Alaska, at a depth of about 25 miles (40 km),and a tsunami warning was in effect for parts of coastal Alaska, warning agencies said. A second quake of magnitude 7.2 hit...
  • Alaska shine light on Sarah Palin emails June 11, 2011

    Alaska: The state of Alaska on Friday released more than 24,000 pages of former Governor Sarah Palin's emails, shedding some light on how the possible Republican US presidential contender conducted business. The printed emails to and from Palin, who abruptly quit as governor of the oilrich state nearly two years ago,...
  • Palin can beat Obama, says McCain May 30, 2011

    Washington: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has the potential to beat Barack Obama in 2012 presidential elections, top Republican leader Senator John Mccain has said. "Of course, she can. She can. Now, whether she will or not, whether she'll even run or not, I don't know," McCain told the Fox news...
  • Men in heels march for antirape message April 9, 2011

    Anchorage: A few dozen men seeking to raise awareness for sexual assault violence against women tried to walk a mile in their shoes Friday literally. Among the participants some burly and others bearded in the fourth annual "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" event at the University of...
  • A rare copy of Batman No. 1 on sale August 2, 2010

    Fairbanks, Alaska:A longtime Alaska comic book buff is selling one of the gems in his vast collection, a rare copy of Batman No. 1 published 70 years ago. Mike Wheat of Fairbanks has put the 1940 comic book on the auction block through Dallasbased Heritage Auction Galleries, where it's expected to...
  • Sarah Palin to step down as Alaska governor: Report July 4, 2009

    Washington: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who was catapulted to national prominence as the Republican vice presidential candidate last year, will resign later this month, she said Friday. She also will not seek reelection as governor next year, Alaska television station KTUU reported. Palin has remained in the national political spotlight since...
  • Alaska Air Group swings to 4Q loss January 29, 2009

    Atlanta: Alaska Air Group Inc., operator of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, said on Thursday it swung to a $75.2 million fourthquarter loss as sales slid and fuel costs increased. The results, when onetime items are excluded, beat Wall Street expectations. The Seattlebased company said its loss for the OctoberDecember period was...
  • Watch: Sarah Palin is angry and hitting it back January 10, 2009

    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is angry, and she's not holding back. She's letting loose on the media in a new interview and singling out individuals who she believes crossed a line. CNNs Bill Schneider has the story. ...
  • Back in office, Sarah Palin lashes at partymen November 9, 2008

    Alaska: Governor Sarah Palin is lashing out, not at Barack Obama or the Democrats, but at her own party and fromer McCain campaign aides in particular. She says mean and untrue stories about her did the rounds, and she's not happy. ...
  • Palin flaunts her newly adorned wardrobe October 24, 2008

    New York: Ever since Sarah Palin was added to the Republican ticket, she's been dressing a whole lot nicer. But those designer threads don't come cheap. In fact, $150,000 was spent on Palin's new look. Jeanne Moos peaks inside her closet. ...
  • McCain stands in Sarah Palin's defense October 23, 2008

    Manchester: US Republican presidential candidate John McCain told CNN's Wolf Blitzer he's disappointed with Former Secretary of State Colin Powell's recent statements criticizing Governor Sarah Palin and backing the Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama. McCain says, I respect General Powell, but I respectfully disagree. I especially disagree when he said...
  • 'Palin used state fund for daughters' trips' October 22, 2008

    Alaska: Barely two weeks before the US presidential elections, more controversies seem to surround the US Republican VicePresidential candidate and governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. According to an Associated Press investigation, Palin used state money to fund her children's travel to campaign events to which they were not invited. And...
  • Palin makes an appearance for Saturday Night LIve October 19, 2008

    New York: After weeks of being parodiedRepublican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin finally made a much awaited appearance on the popular late night comedy show, Saturday Night Live. Here's Palin with actress Tina Fey. ...
  • Sarah Palin may be kin of Diana, Roosevelt October 8, 2008

    New York: Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is distantly related to the late Princess Diana and late US President Franklin Roosevelt, genealogy experts said on Wednesday. The governor of Alaska and the princess are tenth cousins, while Palin and Roosevelt are ninth cousins once removed, said Ancestry.com, online...
  • Shrinking water bodies heat Alaska October 14, 2006

    Washington: A University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), study has said that the shrinking of water bodies in Alaska is making that state warmer and dryer. According to the study, which appears in the Journal of Geophysical Research, the last 50 years shows a dramatic reduction in the size and number of...