Darrin D. Austin, 31, appears in Juneau Superior Court in June for his arraignment. Austin was indicted for felony assault on Friday for beating up a local musician earlier in the month, an incident that police say was caught on video surveillance cameras.

Man pleads guilty to assaulting musician

A 31-year-old Juneau man accused of beating up a local musician on the streets of downtown Juneau and leaving him for dead has pled guilty… Continue reading

Darrin D. Austin, 31, appears in Juneau Superior Court in June for his arraignment. Austin was indicted for felony assault on Friday for beating up a local musician earlier in the month, an incident that police say was caught on video surveillance cameras.

High school journalism: A comeback story

Up close, it’s a normal newsroom meeting. The editor is handing out assignments and asking about deadlines while other journalists are eating at their desks… Continue reading

Eric James Beers, 38, appears in Juneau Superior Court Wednesday for sentencing for second degree sexual assualt.

Man gets 8 years for rape

A 38-year-old Juneau man was sentenced to serve eight years in prison for an alcohol-fueled domestic violence sexual assault at his home nearly a year… Continue reading

Eric James Beers, 38, appears in Juneau Superior Court Wednesday for sentencing for second degree sexual assualt.
Panelist Jim Calvin, left, Larry Persily, Brad Keithley and Gregg Erickson give an analysis of the state's approach to its budget deficit during the Juneau Forum on Alaska's Fiscal Future at Centennial Hall on Wednesday.

Forum examines state’s fiscal future

Closing the state’s multibillion-dollar budget gap isn’t going to be easy. Neither is coming up with a solution that everybody can feel good about. To… Continue reading

Panelist Jim Calvin, left, Larry Persily, Brad Keithley and Gregg Erickson give an analysis of the state's approach to its budget deficit during the Juneau Forum on Alaska's Fiscal Future at Centennial Hall on Wednesday.

Storm drops 11.2 inches of snow in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — Thousands of Alaska residents are without power after a major snowstorm socked the Fairbanks area and forced a grocery to store frozen food… Continue reading

Astros rally to defeat Mariners

SEATTLE — Colby Rasmus’ broken-bat RBI single capped Houston’s rally from a three-run deficit, and the Astros retook the lead in the race for the… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2015

Cards rout Bucs, take division

PITTSBURGH — The celebration has become a fall ritual for the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet it doesn’t get old. Not for this group. Not after… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2015

Court strikes down possible payments to athletes

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2015
  • By RALPH D. RUSSO

Sort’em out Saturday: ‘Bama faces greatest playoff pressure

The first sort’em out Saturday of the college football season is here and no team is facing more pressure than No. 13 Alabama. The Crimson… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2015
  • By RALPH D. RUSSO

Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines

MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of Filipino children, some as young as 9 years old, risk their lives by working in illegal, small-scale gold mines under… Continue reading

India arrests 8 for killing Muslim over beef rumor

BISARA, India — Indian police arrested eight people and were searching for two more Wednesday after villagers allegedly beat a Muslim farmer to death and… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2015
  • By BISWAJEET BANERJEE and MANISH SWARUP
  • Nation-World
In this image made from video provided by Homs Media Centre, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, smoke rises Wednesday after airstrikes by military jets in Talbiseh of the Homs province, western Syria. Russian military jets carried out airstrikes in Syria for the first time on Wednesday, targeting what Moscow said were Islamic State positions. U.S. officials and others cast doubt on that claim, saying the Russians appeared to be attacking opposition groups fighting Syrian government forces.

Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

MOSCOW — Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow’s role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting… Continue reading

In this image made from video provided by Homs Media Centre, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, smoke rises Wednesday after airstrikes by military jets in Talbiseh of the Homs province, western Syria. Russian military jets carried out airstrikes in Syria for the first time on Wednesday, targeting what Moscow said were Islamic State positions. U.S. officials and others cast doubt on that claim, saying the Russians appeared to be attacking opposition groups fighting Syrian government forces.
The Palestinian flag flies in the wind after a Rose Garden ceremony at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday. Following a vote in November 2012, the U.N. recognized Palestine as a state with non-member status and as a result it was permitted to raise its flag outside the U.N. for the first time on Wednesday.

Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel

UNITED NATIONS — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements that have defined relations with Israel… Continue reading

The Palestinian flag flies in the wind after a Rose Garden ceremony at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday. Following a vote in November 2012, the U.N. recognized Palestine as a state with non-member status and as a result it was permitted to raise its flag outside the U.N. for the first time on Wednesday.
AP10ThingsToSee - Pope Francis touches the cheek of a young girl as he prepares to depart the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, en route to Andrews Air Force Base. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Vatican observers question clerk’s visit with pope

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The private meeting Pope Francis held with defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is a strong papal endorsement of religious resistance to gay… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2015
  • By By CLAIRE GALOFARO and RACHEL ZOLL
  • Nation-World
AP10ThingsToSee - Pope Francis touches the cheek of a young girl as he prepares to depart the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, en route to Andrews Air Force Base. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

No shutdown: Bill OK’d to keep gov’t open

WASHINGTON — Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open —… Continue reading

Oklahoma delays execution; drug didn’t match protocols

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin postponed at the last minute Wednesday the execution of an inmate who claims he’s innocent, after prison… Continue reading

Mom accused of tossing newborn girl had baby son die in 2008

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman charged this week with tossing her newborn daughter to her death from a seventh-story window had an infant son… Continue reading

A culvert drain water at Wire Street and Greenwood Avenue after city crews cleared the area after a mudslide on Wednesday.

Mudslide causes temporary closure

A road crew cleared debris this morning from a small mudslide near the Twin Lakes parking lot adjacent to the playground.The City and Borough of… Continue reading

A culvert drain water at Wire Street and Greenwood Avenue after city crews cleared the area after a mudslide on Wednesday.

Anchorage Assembly passes LGBT anti-discrimination laws

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage Assembly members have passed an ordinance making it illegal in the city to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender… Continue reading

State proposed regulations would limit Ketchikan marijuana

KETCHIKAN — Proposed state regulations could keep marijuana businesses from opening almost anywhere in downtown Ketchikan.The Ketchikan Daily News reported that draft regulations from the… Continue reading