Journalist says Canada PM abandoned him during Egypt ordeal

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian journalist who spent much of last two years jailed in Egypt said Tuesday that he felt “betrayed and abandoned” by… Continue reading

Council advances four finalists for Anchorage judgeship

JUNEAU — The Alaska Judicial Council has advanced four finalists for consideration for an upcoming vacancy on the Anchorage Superior Court.The nominees are private practice… Continue reading

Alaska issue gets spot on Supreme Court agenda

Alaska is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.The nation’s highest legal body began its new term this month, and among the 80 or so cases… Continue reading

The Kulluk, pictured here, broke loose from its tow vessel in gale-force winds in 2012 and ran aground near Kodiak Island. Today, Vessels used by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to drill for oil off Alaska have safely departed Arctic waters.

Shell drill vessels exit Arctic after oil exploration ceases

ANCHORAGE — Two drill vessels employed by Royal Dutch Shell PLC off Alaska’s northwest coast have safely departed Arctic waters for the Pacific Northwest.The 572-foot… Continue reading

The Kulluk, pictured here, broke loose from its tow vessel in gale-force winds in 2012 and ran aground near Kodiak Island. Today, Vessels used by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to drill for oil off Alaska have safely departed Arctic waters.

Police: Armed man threatens officers outside school

ANCHORAGE — Police say school resources officers took a man into custody after he threatened them with a gun outside an Anchorage high school.Anchorage police… Continue reading

The rivalry between Hilary Clinton (right) and Bernie Sanders (left) will be at the forefront as Democrats take the stage Tuesday in Las Vegas for the party's first debate of the 2016 campaign. The senator and the former secretary of state will be joined by a trio of candidates who occupy the basement of early polls, each looking to change their fortunes with a breakout moment in prime time.

Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary. It’s likely she didn’t expect it would come from… Continue reading

The rivalry between Hilary Clinton (right) and Bernie Sanders (left) will be at the forefront as Democrats take the stage Tuesday in Las Vegas for the party's first debate of the 2016 campaign. The senator and the former secretary of state will be joined by a trio of candidates who occupy the basement of early polls, each looking to change their fortunes with a breakout moment in prime time.

State Troopers to use underwater sonar camera

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers have a new gadget they say will help with underwater rescue and recovery efforts.KTVA-TV reported that troopers and Village Public… Continue reading

$20M asphalt plant under construction in North Pole

FAIRBANKS — A new $20 million asphalt plant will be built in North Pole.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Petro Star Inc. announced the plant at… Continue reading

Review begins for Shell’s proposed oil-by-rail project

ANACORTES — Washington state and Skagit County officials are beginning an environmental review of a proposed oil-by-rail project at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery near… Continue reading

A wall washed up on the beach along Channel Drive could be from the tug boat Challenger that sunk inGastineau Channel in September.

One month on, wreck of tugboat Challenger isn’t moving anytime soon

The tugboat Challenger is breaking apart.One month after the 96-foot wooden boat sank in Gastineau channel, bits of it are starting to wash up.Spurred by… Continue reading

A wall washed up on the beach along Channel Drive could be from the tug boat Challenger that sunk inGastineau Channel in September.

Prosecutions highlight bid to clean up defense supply chain

HARTFORD, Conn. — When Peter Picone sold counterfeit electronic parts from China and Hong Kong for use in U.S. Navy submarines, the U.S. Justice Department… Continue reading

In this Sept. 12 photo, a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate work crew builds a containment line ahead of flames from a fire near Sheep Ranch, California.

California may allow inmate firefighters with violent pasts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns… Continue reading

In this Sept. 12 photo, a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate work crew builds a containment line ahead of flames from a fire near Sheep Ranch, California.
Angus Deaton speaks at a gathering at Princeton University after it was announced that he won the Nobel prize in economics on Monday in Princeton, New Jersey.  Deaton, 69, won the 8 million Swedish kronor (about $975,000) prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for work that the award committee said has had "immense importance for human welfare, not least in poor countries."

Princeton economist wins Nobel

Angus Deaton has dug into obscure data to explore a range of problems: The scope of poverty in India. How poor countries treat young girls.… Continue reading

Angus Deaton speaks at a gathering at Princeton University after it was announced that he won the Nobel prize in economics on Monday in Princeton, New Jersey.  Deaton, 69, won the 8 million Swedish kronor (about $975,000) prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for work that the award committee said has had "immense importance for human welfare, not least in poor countries."

A Putin craze takes hold in Middle East

BEIRUT — Amid the ornate walls of Damascus’ famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun Rahmeh stood before worshippers last week, declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin a… Continue reading

Filipinos begin race for presidency, 18,000 other offices

MANILA, Philippines — The race for the Philippine presidency next year began on Monday with the country’s vice president being the first major contender to… Continue reading

Netanyahu accuses Arabs of incitement in wave of stabbings

JERUSALEM — Palestinians carried out three stabbings Monday in Jerusalem, leaving a teenage Israeli boy in critical condition, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu angrily accused… Continue reading

Kathleen Turley, second from right, waits with supporters for the Juneau District Court to open for a lawsuit against her by trapper John Forrest for interfering with his traps on the Davies Creek Trail in December.

Out of a trap, into a pickle

In John Forrest’s eyes, anti-trappers have been springing his traps, stealing his catch, destroying his equipment and generally hindering his livelihood for years. The offenders… Continue reading

Kathleen Turley, second from right, waits with supporters for the Juneau District Court to open for a lawsuit against her by trapper John Forrest for interfering with his traps on the Davies Creek Trail in December.
In this photo taken Aug. 28, Democratic presidential candidate former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks in Minneapolis.

Democratic debate a breakout chance for O’Malley, others

DES MOINES, Iowa — Stuck far behind Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Martin O’Malley needs a… Continue reading

In this photo taken Aug. 28, Democratic presidential candidate former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks in Minneapolis.
In this Oct. 6 photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reacts to a supporter during the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner in Davenport, Iowa.

Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law

MIAMI — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday proposed repealing and replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law with one that would increase tax… Continue reading

In this Oct. 6 photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reacts to a supporter during the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner in Davenport, Iowa.

16-year-old to be tried as adult in stabbing

TULSA, Okla. — A 16-year-old Oklahoma boy will stand trial as an adult in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings, a judge… Continue reading