Goodell, owners expect future vote on LA relocation

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expects owners will vote on franchise relocation to Los Angeles.When is another matter.Goodell said Wednesday the owners… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By BARRY WILNER

Portland to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland has joined the list of cities marking the second Monday in October as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”A resolution unanimously approved by council… Continue reading

Judge declines to undo order on green cards

SEATTLE — A federal judge declined to issue an emergency order Wednesday that would allow tens of thousands of highly skilled immigrants to immediately apply… Continue reading

UAA launches Alaska’s first pharmacy program

ANCHORAGE — The University of Alaska Anchorage is launching the state’s first entirely local pharmacy program in partnership with Idaho State University.UAA announced Tuesday that… Continue reading

Coast Guard ends search for 33 missing crew members

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard officially ended its search Wednesday for the missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank off the… Continue reading

For Clinton, complications with her old boss arise

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton’s idea of a no-fly zone in Syria “half-baked.”Clinton described the president’s immigration strategy as… Continue reading

California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious climate change bill on Wednesday, aiming to increase the state’s use of renewable electricity… Continue reading

Auto experts: Top managers probably knew of VW cheating

DETROIT (AP) — Auto industry insiders strongly suspect the emissions cheating scandal at Volkswagen is much wider and reaches higher up the corporate ladder than… Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders president for attack on Afghan medical clinic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan hospital

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at a… Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders president for attack on Afghan medical clinic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Probe: Nuke smugglers sought out terrorist buyers

CHISINAU, Moldova — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs… Continue reading

In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, a Russian navy ship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea. Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said four Russian navy ships in the Caspian launched 26 cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria.(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in… Continue reading

In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, a Russian navy ship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea. Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said four Russian navy ships in the Caspian launched 26 cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria.(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean ‘epidemic’ in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — Thais Faria sank into a leather love seat, relaxing under the ministrations first of a masseuse, then a manicurist and finally… Continue reading

Battling IS, Iraqi Kurdish fighters exposed to mustard gas

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Several Iraqi Kurdish troops tested positive for mustard gas after battles this summer with the Islamic State group in northern Iraq,… Continue reading

This unidentified man fell from the Alaska Steamship Dock but was rescued by a Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 2015.

Firefighter leaps into harbor to rescue man

An unidentified man was pulled from the ocean below the Alaska Steamship Dock on Tuesday evening after a Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter took a chilly… Continue reading

This unidentified man fell from the Alaska Steamship Dock but was rescued by a Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 2015.

Hiker, dog rescued on Mount Roberts

The Juneau Mountain Rescue team helped a stranded man and his dog escape steep terrain on Mount Roberts Tuesday morning after he called Alaska State… Continue reading

Former Fairbanks tutor convicted of sexual abuse of minor

FAIRBANKS — A former Fairbanks public school tutor has been found guilty of forcing a boy to have sex with him in 2010.The Fairbanks Daily… Continue reading

Split decision in water reservation case

JUNEAU — A state agency delivered a split decision Wednesday for conservationists seeking to protect fish from the potential development of a coal mine in… Continue reading

This photo taken Sept. 24, shows a black-tailed deer fawn, one of the few mammal mounts of the furs, mounts and skulls collection, stored inside University of Alaska Anchorage Consortium Library in Anchorage.

Anchorage library loans out skulls, furs

ANCHORAGE — Need to borrow a polar bear fur? Or a walrus skull complete with tusks? Or how about a beluga whale vertebrae or piece… Continue reading

This photo taken Sept. 24, shows a black-tailed deer fawn, one of the few mammal mounts of the furs, mounts and skulls collection, stored inside University of Alaska Anchorage Consortium Library in Anchorage.
In this Sept. 29 image taken from video and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a humpback whale is spotted near Kauai, Hawaii. The encounter was the first sighting of humpback in Hawaii this season.

Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Humpback whales were spotted in the waters off Hawaii for the first time this season, leading officials to warn ships and recreational boaters… Continue reading

In this Sept. 29 image taken from video and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a humpback whale is spotted near Kauai, Hawaii. The encounter was the first sighting of humpback in Hawaii this season.
Hurricane Oho headed for Southeast this weekend

Hurricane Oho headed for Southeast this weekend

Southeast Alaska may be the recipient of a surge of rain this weekend, courtesy of a hurricane now spinning in the Pacific Ocean northeast of… Continue reading

Hurricane Oho headed for Southeast this weekend