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.
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.
Alaska has a big vested interest in high oil and gas prices.
Officials are monitoring a remote Alaska volcano that could launch an ash cloud, potentially threatening intercontinental flights.
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.
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.
The Coast Guard icebreaker and Russian fuel tanker trying to resupply icebound Nome, Alaska, face difficult conditions.
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.
A 22-year-old military policeman has been arrested in Alaska on suspicion of espionage, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
A pilot is missing after two single-engine planes collided over western Alaska, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck Friday off the coast of Alaska.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Friday off the coast of Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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.
Four people were killed in the midair collision of two airplanes in Alaska, the Alaska Department of Public Safety said Sunday.
Two planes collided in midair Saturday afternoon, about 100 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska, killing at least two people, officials said.
Two victims suffer critical injuries after a grizzly bear and cub mauled four teens hiking in Alaska.
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake rocks the Pacific Ocean south of Alaska.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State tax burdens for Americans fell for the first time in a decade during the recession.
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.
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.
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.
An Alaska-based Air Force F-22 that went missing on a training mission is "believed to be crashed," a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.
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.
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.
CNN's Casey Wian reports on the hazards of Alaska's aviation industry.
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.
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.
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.
Fmr. Sen. Ted Stevens died in a plane crash in Alaska. A pilot talks about flying in and out of the area.
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.
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 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 people are feared dead after a plane crashed and burst into flames in Alaska's Denali National Park, officials said.
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.
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.
From distrust to suicide, a mental health crisis has emerged in the Gulf following the oil disaster.
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.
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit off the coast of southeastern Alaska Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A bicyclist riding to work in Anchorage, Alaska, was attacked by a brown bear Tuesday, police said.
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.
Authorities in Alaska were working Friday to ensure public safety after a woman was mauled to death by animals -- most likely wolves.
The truth behind reports of mysterious disappearances and alien visitors in Nome, Alaska
Sharon Phillips is a regular at the Anchorage Jobs Center Midtown -- grateful for the resource but a bit frustrated she has to keep coming.
Mount Redoubt volcano in southern Alaska erupted four times on Friday, shooting ash as high as 51,000 feet, scientists said.
An eruption may not be imminent after all for Alaska's Mount Redoubt, authorities said Thursday.
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.
An Alaska lottery held to raise money for a group that helps sexual abuse victims had a surprise winner: a convicted sex offender.
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.
Higher taxes on alcohol can make a night out more expensive but could save lives, according to a study released Thursday.
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.
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.
Gas prices decreased for the fifth day in a row, according to a nationwide survey of credit card swipes at gasoline stations.
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 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
Soaring oil prices that swelled Alaska's treasury have come back to slam the state, particularly its 170 rural villages
Alaska lawmakers approved a state license Friday for TransCanada Corp. to pursue construction of a natural gas pipeline
Either we're sitting on a potential cure for high oil prices or we're wasting our time.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
U.S. officials say they intercepted two Russian bombers flying close to the USS Nimitz. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
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.
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.
CNN's Drew Griffin takes a look at a couple of obscure museums that members of Congress want federal taxpayers to fund.
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
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the western end of Alaska's Aleutian Islands early Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A large earthquake rattled Alaska's seismically active Aleutian Islands, but there were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries
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.
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.
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.
In making "Into the Wild," Emile Hirsch forded rivers in Alaska, coped with blazing desert heat and rode raging rapids in the American Southwest.
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.
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 home
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
The following is a list of tsunami warnings and watches following a major earthquake on Wednesday in the Kuril Islands.
"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...
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.
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.
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.
Gasoline prices could break all-time highs in the wake of the Alaska oil field closure, one analyst said Monday.
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.
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...
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.
No one can say exactly what it looks like when a planet takes ill, but it probably looks a lot like Earth.
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.
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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