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Bringing closure to relatives of those killed in '52 Alaska crashupdated: Sat Jul 14 2012 18:13:00

A specialized military unit has begun analyzing possible human remains recovered from wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed 60 years ago in Alaska, killing all on board.

U.S. shells out $62 million for highway, bridge disaster relief updated: Mon Apr 02 2012 18:48:00

Alaska and Wyoming are the biggest benefactors of Monday's announcement by the Department of Transportation that it intends to set aside nearly $62 million for states to cover repair costs for roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters and accidents.

CNNMoney: Alaska's oil windfallupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 05:57:00

Alaska has a big vested interest in high oil and gas prices.

Alaskan volcano could erupt, disrupt international air travel updated: Wed Feb 01 2012 05:05:00

Officials are monitoring a remote Alaska volcano that could launch an ash cloud, potentially threatening intercontinental flights.

Fuel transfer to snowed-in Alaska town to begin updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 06:00:00

Officials hope to see the transfer of much-needed fuel from a Russian tanker to the snowed-in Alaskan town of Nome as early as Monday.

Fuel transfer to snowed-in Alaska town to beginupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 04:26:00

Officials hope to see the transfer of much-needed fuel from a Russian tanker to the snowed-in Alaskan town of Nome as early as Monday.

Tanker nears Alaska town buried in snowupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 11:29:00

The Coast Guard icebreaker and Russian fuel tanker trying to resupply icebound Nome, Alaska, face difficult conditions.

Alaska lawmaker strikes at TSA in unusual adupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 20:45:00

In Alaska, the "You Can See Russia From Here" state, state Rep. Chris Tuck is more concerned about what the U.S. government can see.

Feds arrest military policeman for espionageupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 22:19:00

A 22-year-old military policeman has been arrested in Alaska on suspicion of espionage, a military spokesman said Tuesday.

Two single-engine planes collide over Alaskaupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 02:07:00

A pilot is missing after two single-engine planes collided over western Alaska, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Strong quake strikes near Alaskaupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 08:56:00

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck Friday off the coast of Alaska.

Quake strikes off Alaskan coastupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 08:56:00

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Friday off the coast of Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

White powder puts scare into Alaska congressional delegationupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 01:24:00

Packets of white powder that sent a scare through the offices of Alaska's congressional delegation Monday turned out to be powder used for making concrete.

4 killed in Alaska midair plane collisionupdated: Sun Jul 31 2011 13:58:00

Four people were killed in the midair collision of two airplanes in Alaska, the Alaska Department of Public Safety said Sunday.

Two planes collide in midair in Alaskaupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 22:44:00

Two planes collided in midair Saturday afternoon, about 100 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska, killing at least two people, officials said.

Four teens mauled by bears in Alaskaupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 06:02:00

Two victims suffer critical injuries after a grizzly bear and cub mauled four teens hiking in Alaska.

Earthquake rocks parts of Alaskaupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 05:41:00

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake rocks the Pacific Ocean south of Alaska.

Tsunami warning is canceled following Alaska quakeupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 05:41:00

A tsunami warning has been canceled for a number of coastal communities in Alaska following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Thursday near the Aleutian Islands, officials said.

World's most scenic cruisesupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 09:20:00

No matter how many times he steers the 450-passenger Seabourn Sojourn through Norway's Lofoten Islands, captain Hamish Elliott eagerly anticipates his favorite point: the entrance to Trollfjord, a fairytale-like landscape with towering cliffs on either side.

Company cancels work on Alaska gas pipeline projectupdated: Tue May 17 2011 19:21:00

One company behind a controversial proposal to build a $35 billion natural gas pipeline in Alaska said Tuesday it was stopping work on the project, but state officials said they were committed to their plan to pump gas to the lower 48 states.

CNNMoney: Gas: Why I'm paying $4 but my neighbor isn'tupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 14:29:00

Whenever a gas price story is published on this site, astute readers write in to say that gas is in their area is much more expensive than the nationwide average.

CNNMoney: Tax burden falls for first time in decadeupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 14:50:00

State tax burdens for Americans fell for the first time in a decade during the recession.

Cargo ship disabled off remote Alaska islands reaches harbor Tuesdayupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 17:50:00

A broken-down freighter and its tow ship finally reached safety in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

'Critical habitat' set aside in Alaska for polar bearsupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 17:56:00

The setting aside of 187,000 square miles in Alaska as "critical habitat" for polar bears could have an impact on oil and gas drilling, federal and environmental officials said Wednesday.

Massive search underway in Alaska for missing F-22 pilotupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 20:16:00

Searchers have found the wreckage of an F-22 Raptor fighter jet that was reported missing Tuesday evening, but as night approached Thursday they still didn't know what happened to the pilot.

Missing military jet 'believed to be crashed,' Pentagon saysupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 17:41:00

An Alaska-based Air Force F-22 that went missing on a training mission is "believed to be crashed," a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.

Alaska's untapped oil reserves estimate lowered by about 90 percentupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 01:35:00

The U.S. Geological Survey says a revised estimate for the amount of conventional, undiscovered oil in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska is a fraction of a previous estimate.

Untamed Alaska challenges pilotsupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 15:01:00

Pilot Zack Tappan has been flying teachers, tourists, doctors, dentists, food, medicine, mail -- even paper clips -- to remote corners of Alaska for more than a decade.

How safe is it to fly in Alaska?updated: Thu Sep 16 2010 15:01:00

CNN's Casey Wian reports on the hazards of Alaska's aviation industry.

Police pay respect to fallen Alaskan officersupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 09:33:00

Law enforcement personnel -- some from as far away as Illinois, Minnesota and Oregon -- traveled to the rural Alaskan town of Hoonah on Wednesday to pay their respects to two police officers shot to death last month.

Suspect in slaying of 2 Alaska police officers surrendersupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 16:42:00

A 45-year-old man who barricaded himself in his home after allegedly shooting two rural Alaska police officers to death surrendered Monday morning and was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, authorities said.

CNNMoney: Credit card debt at an 8-year lowupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 12:33:00

The amount of credit card debt consumers are carrying dropped to an eight-year low and delinquencies continued to decline in the second quarter as consumers looked to shore up their savings.

Flying conditions of fatal Alaska flightupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 10:33:00

Fmr. Sen. Ted Stevens died in a plane crash in Alaska. A pilot talks about flying in and out of the area.

NTSB: Impact in Alaska crash affected emergency signalupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 10:33:00

Searchers looking for the airplane that slammed into the side of a tree-covered Alaskan mountainside earlier this month couldn't detect an emergency locator signal after the impact damaged the craft's transmitter, according to a federal report released on Wednesday.

13-year-old survivor of plane crash released from Alaska hospitalupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 06:37:00

The youngest survivor of a plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens last week has been released from a hospital in Alaska, according to his family.

Rescuers reach 12 people trapped on Alaskan glacierupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 20:41:00

Rescuers on Wednesday reached a group of 12 people who had become trapped on an Alaskan glacier following the crash of a sightseeing plane three days earlier, authorities said.

Three feared dead after fiery plane crash at Alaska parkupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 05:05:00

Three people are feared dead after a plane crashed and burst into flames in Alaska's Denali National Park, officials said.

Airmen killed in Alaska plane crash identifiedupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 17:14:00

The Air Force has identified four airmen who died Wednesday when a cargo plane crashed during a training mission near Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska.

Military plane that crashed was practicing for Alaska air showupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 17:37:00

All four airmen on board an Air Force C-17 were killed when the cargo plane crashed during a training mission near Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska on Wednesday, the Air Force reported Thursday.

'Corrosive communities' emerge in Gulfupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 11:44:00

From distrust to suicide, a mental health crisis has emerged in the Gulf following the oil disaster.

Alaskan family lives isolated life in vast wildlife refugeupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 12:17:00

Most people are never really alone. Living here in New York, we're constantly surrounded by others. Even in the state's biggest wilderness, the Adirondacks, you can't get more than 15 miles or so from civilization. Similar levels of population density can be found in most of the lower 48 states. So when we heard about Heimo and Edna Korth, a couple who live 150 miles above the Arctic Circle and 60 miles from their nearest neighbors, we had to go meet them.

Quake hits near Alaskaupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 06:32:00

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit off the coast of southeastern Alaska Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Alaska man survives bear attackupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 16:58:00

A bicyclist riding to work in Anchorage, Alaska, was attacked by a brown bear Tuesday, police said.

North Slope crude spills from Alaska pipelineupdated: Tue May 25 2010 21:48:00

Several thousand barrels of North Slope crude oil spilled into a containment area along the Alaska pipeline Tuesday when an open valve at a pump station allowed oil to overflow a tank, the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company said.

Alaska authorities say woman may have died in wolf attackupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 18:25:00

Authorities in Alaska were working Friday to ensure public safety after a woman was mauled to death by animals -- most likely wolves. Real-life Paranormal Activity in The Fourth Kind: Fact or Fiction?updated: Mon Nov 09 2009 18:10:00

The truth behind reports of mysterious disappearances and alien visitors in Nome, Alaska

Alaska catching up with the rest of the country on recessionupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 22:44:00

Sharon Phillips is a regular at the Anchorage Jobs Center Midtown -- grateful for the resource but a bit frustrated she has to keep coming.

Alaska volcano erupts 4 times on Fridayupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 06:42:00

Mount Redoubt volcano in southern Alaska erupted four times on Friday, shooting ash as high as 51,000 feet, scientists said.

Alaska volcano simmers downupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 16:04:00

An eruption may not be imminent after all for Alaska's Mount Redoubt, authorities said Thursday.

In rural Alaska villages, families struggle to surviveupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 15:31:00

Thousands of villagers in rural Alaska are struggling to survive, forced to choose between keeping their families warm and keeping their stomachs full, residents say.

Sex offender wins $500,000 Alaska lotteryupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 09:11:00

An Alaska lottery held to raise money for a group that helps sexual abuse victims had a surprise winner: a convicted sex offender.

Alaska, Minnesota set for key steps in unresolved Senate racesupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 23:59:00

Officials in Alaska, one of three states yet to certify winners in the November 4 U.S. Senate races, say they hope to have nearly all ballots counted on Tuesday.

Study: Paying more for alcohol saves livesupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 16:56:00

Higher taxes on alcohol can make a night out more expensive but could save lives, according to a study released Thursday.

Study: Tap natural gas from Alaska's frozen areasupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 18:52:00

Today's technology could extract enough untapped natural gas, frozen in Alaska's North Slope, to heat millions of homes for years, federal officials announced Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Gas prices extend decline for 7th dayupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 07:15:00

Gas prices retreated for the seventh day in a row, nearing pre-Ike levels, according to a nationwide survey of credit card swipes at gasoline stations.

CNNMoney: Gas prices extend decline: 5 days and countingupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 06:22:00

Gas prices decreased for the fifth day in a row, according to a nationwide survey of credit card swipes at gasoline stations.

CNNMoney: Gas prices: Down 10 cents in 4 daysupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 08:12:00

Gas prices fell another 2 cents, marking the fourth straight decline after rising more than 18 cents in 8 days following Hurricane Ike, according to a nationwide survey of credit card swipes at gasoline stations. Alaska's $25 Million Gravel Road to Nowhereupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 01:20:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's transportation department has completed a $25 million gravel road leading to the site of a bridge that Palin, as John McCain's vice presidential candidate, now boasts that she stopped Fuel Costs a Matter of Survival in Alaskaupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 14:00:00

Soaring oil prices that swelled Alaska's treasury have come back to slam the state, particularly its 170 rural villages Alaska OKs New Gas Pipelineupdated: Sat Aug 02 2008 11:00:00

Alaska lawmakers approved a state license Friday for TransCanada Corp. to pursue construction of a natural gas pipeline

CNNMoney: Alaska: Energy fix meets political panderingupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 10:10:00

Either we're sitting on a potential cure for high oil prices or we're wasting our time. Report: Wildlife Refuges Underfundedupdated: Fri May 23 2008 10:00:00

America's wildlife refuges are so short of money that one-third have no staff, property is in disrepair, and drug dealers are using them for illicit purposes, a study says

U.S. jets escort Russian bombers off Alaska coastupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 20:16:00

Two U.S. Air Force F-15s escorted two Russian Bear long-range bombers out of an air exclusion zone off the coast of Alaska, U.S. military officials said Wednesday.

Search for missing fisherman continues after vessel sinksupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 23:23:00

The U.S. Coast Guard continued to search Monday night for a crew member missing after his fishing vessel sank Sunday in the frigid waters off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, killing four others.

The best seasons to book dream getawaysupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 10:32:00

For years, I've persuaded my family that it's my very important job that causes me to put off booking trips. But the real problem is twofold: I'm often convinced that if I plan too far ahead, something better will come along; and I'm as addicted as an online gambler to last-minute offers.

How to choose your cruiseupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 11:28:00

There are more than 160 ships in the fleets of the 24 major cruise lines and more than 7,500 itineraries, from Alaska to Zanzibar. So how do you decide which one most suits your style? Follow these 10 steps to ensure smooth sailing:

Russian bomber buzzes U.S. aircraft carrierupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 07:15:00

American fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers, one of which buzzed a U.S. aircraft carrier in the western Pacific on Saturday, U.S. military officials told CNN Monday.

Russian planes buzz USS Nimitzupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 07:15:00

U.S. officials say they intercepted two Russian bombers flying close to the USS Nimitz. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Record-holding Japanese balloonist missingupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 17:48:00

U.S. Coast Guard planes and ships were searching Friday for a Japanese balloonist who disappeared off the Alaska coast while flying from Japan to the west coast United States.

Pulling pork can be unappetizingupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 17:38:00

Most members of Congress call them earmarks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to get them called "legislatively directed spending." But for almost every American taxpayer I've run into over the last year, it's called "pork" and it's not very tasty.

Museums of congressional porkupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 17:38:00

CNN's Drew Griffin takes a look at a couple of obscure museums that members of Congress want federal taxpayers to fund. Groups to Sue for Polar Bear Protectionupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 09:00:00

Three conservation groups notified the federal government Wednesday they intend to sue to get polar bears listed as a threatened species due to global warming

Powerful quake shakes Alaska's Aleutian Islandsupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 09:12:00

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the western end of Alaska's Aleutian Islands early Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 7.2 Quake Hits Alaskaupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 07:25:00

A large earthquake rattled Alaska's seismically active Aleutian Islands, but there were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries

Fortune: By the numbersupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 14:03:00

In the Bering Sea, waves freeze as soon as they hit the deck of the Rollo, a 107-foot crabber out of Seattle and a star of Discovery Channel's top-rated reality series Deadliest Catch. The Rollo is one of about 70 ships registered to operate in Alaska's booming fisheries; over the course of a two-week journey, its five-man crew, headed by captain Eric Nyhammer (in blue), will collect up to 200,000 pounds of snow crabs, a nearly $300,000 haul.

Fortune: Alaska gets tough on Big Oilupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 03:30:00

First the good news: Alaska's North Slope may hold 235 trillion cubic feet of untapped natural gas. Now the bad news: There's no pipeline to carry it 3,600 miles across the tundra to U.S. and Canadian consumers. And while today's natural-gas prices could support the $25 billion pricetag, a staredown between Alaska's governor and Big Oil may scuttle the plan to build one.

CNNMoney: State Street faces more lawsuits: Reportupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 16:12:00

State Street Corp., the Boston financial-services giant, could be hit with lawsuits by investors, including attorneys general in Idaho and Alaska, upset over steep losses suffered during the credit market turmoil, a newspaper reported Friday.

'Wild' time for future 'Speed Racer'updated: Mon Oct 01 2007 14:56:00

In making "Into the Wild," Emile Hirsch forded rivers in Alaska, coped with blazing desert heat and rode raging rapids in the American Southwest.

FBI taped senator's phone calls in Alaska probe, source saysupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 18:37:00

The FBI has taped conversations between Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska and an oil company executive who has pleaded guilty to bribery, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

CNNMoney: Most Alaskans to get $1,654 oil dividendupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 22:27:00

Nearly every Alaskan will soon receive a check for $1,654, their share of the state's oil riches, Gov. Sarah Palin announced Wednesday.

Feds raid senator's homeupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 08:45:00

Feds raid senator's home

FBI searches U.S. senator's home amid corruption probeupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 22:36:00

FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents searched the Alaska home of longtime Sen. Ted Stevens on Monday amid a corruption probe that already has snared two oil-company executives and a state lobbyist.

Five killed as Alaska sightseeing plane crashesupdated: Tue Jul 24 2007 23:01:00

Rescue authorities reported all five people aboard a small sightseeing plane were killed when it crashed in a mountainous area of southeast Alaska on Tuesday, a Princess Cruises spokeswoman said.

Unlocking Seward's secretsupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 07:07:00

Settled at the edge of Alaska's south-central shorefront, Seward is a small town with a big view. Mountain ranges rising to 3,000 feet surround its harbor on Resurrection Bay. Snowcapped peaks and sheer walls of evergreens dwarf the rustic outpost.

Fortune: A fight about fish farmsupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 10:34:00

Next time you order a shrimp cocktail, eat a bagel with smoked salmon or enjoy a tuna sandwich, know this: The world's appetite for fish is growing a lot faster than the oceans can supply them. AK, GA Move Up Primary Contestsupdated: Tue May 29 2007 18:40:00

Georgia and Alaska joined the growing list of states pushing up their presidential primary voting to Feb. 5, a date clearly shaping up as a national primary day for Republicans and Democrats

Passengers rescued from cruise ship off Alaskaupdated: Mon May 14 2007 11:28:00

All of the passengers aboard a U.S. cruise ship were evacuated early Monday morning after it ran aground off the southeastern coast of Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Money Magazine: The Best College Savings Plan is Getting Betterupdated: Mon Jan 01 2007 00:01:00

The cost of a college education may be rising scary fast, but the act of saving for it is finally getting cheaper. Competition has broken out among providers of 529s--the tax-advantaged plans for f...

Tsunami warnings after quakeupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 08:53:00

The following is a list of tsunami warnings and watches following a major earthquake on Wednesday in the Kuril Islands.

Fortune: Can BP bounce back?updated: Tue Oct 31 2006 10:48:00

"This is where it all started," says BP Prudhoe Bay field manager Kemp Copeland, pointing to a rust-colored steel pipe snaking its way across the bleak Alaska tundra 250 miles north of the Arctic C...

CNNMoney: Oil gains as stockpiles fallupdated: Wed Aug 09 2006 10:04:00

Oil prices, rallying earlier in the session, ended the day little changed despite a government report showing supplies of crude oil, gasoline and distillates falling more than expected.

CNNMoney: Oil's aging pipelinesupdated: Tue Aug 08 2006 07:55:00

As BP shuts down its corroding pipelines in Alaska's North Slope, some analysts are wondering why the problem wasn't caught sooner and say that the company's problems foreshadow a larger mess with the world's aging oil infrastructure.

CNNMoney: Energy Dept. may tap emergency oil reservesupdated: Mon Aug 07 2006 11:51:00

The Energy Department is considering whether to provide oil from the government's emergency supplies if a refinery requests it because of the disruption of supplies from Alaska, a department spokesman said Monday.

CNNMoney: Record gas prices seen after Alaska shutdownupdated: Mon Aug 07 2006 10:08:00

Gasoline prices could break all-time highs in the wake of the Alaska oil field closure, one analyst said Monday.

CNNMoney: New worry for drivers: BP shuts oilfieldupdated: Mon Aug 07 2006 06:24:00

In a blow to drivers already struggling with high gasoline prices, BP was forced to shut about 8 percent of the nation's domestic oil production for what seems to be a period of weeks after discovering "unexpectedly severe corrosion" in its pipelines in Alaska.

Fortune: Spinning ANWR updated: Thu May 11 2006 12:10:00

While Washington debates yet another measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, Alaska's state legislature is betting that Pac/West Communications, an Oregon PR firm well vers...

'Pig Book' targets government 'pork'updated: Wed Apr 05 2006 12:18:00

A watchdog group Wednesday accused Congress of wasting taxpayer dollars to please the people back home, despite the soaring deficit and mounting bills for hurricane damage and the war in Iraq.

Be worried, be very worriedupdated: Sun Mar 26 2006 11:12:00

No one can say exactly what it looks like when a planet takes ill, but it probably looks a lot like Earth.

Ugly timesupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 15:29:00

You've probably noticed that President Bush is in trouble in the polls -- an approval rating of just 37 percent in the latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll, the lowest of his presidency. You may not have noticed that the voters give Congress even worse marks, just 32 percent in that same poll.

Oil-drilling protesters bring dessert updated: Fri Apr 22 2005 13:37:00

Citing fears that the U.S. government may allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, about 100 protesters sought to melt their opponents' arguments with a Capitol Hill rally Friday featuring a gigantic baked Alaska.

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