People watch the arrival of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy at the cruise ship terminal in September 2014. The Healy was returning to Seattle after completing 123 days of operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea and Arctic Ocean.

Obama budget: Money for icebreaker, villages

ANCHORAGE — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan praised the inclusion of Alaska items in President Barack Obama’s proposed $4.1 trillion federal budget but said Tuesday he… Continue reading

People watch the arrival of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy at the cruise ship terminal in September 2014. The Healy was returning to Seattle after completing 123 days of operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea and Arctic Ocean.

Utilities seek ConocoPhillips stake in Cook Inlet gas field

ANCHORAGE — Two Anchorage-based utility companies have teamed up to purchase a portion of a Cook Inlet gas field under a $152 million deal with… Continue reading

Trump, Sanders win in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies… Continue reading

Obama sends Congress record $4.1T 2017 budget

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent Congress his final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2016
  • By ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER
  • Nation-World

Costs at ESPN hinder Disney’s Force-ful quarter

LOS ANGELES — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2016
  • By RYAN NAKASHIMA

Louisville’s Pitino awaits NCAA interview about sex scandal

Coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday morning that he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about an escort’s book allegations that a former… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2016
  • By GARY B. GRAVES

Champion Broncos strut through Denver amid questions

DENVER — From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2016
  • By DONNA BRYSON and PAT GRAHAM

Newton defends actions: ‘I will not conform’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton isn’t apologizing for acting like a “sore loser” after the Super Bowl.The league’s MVP has been widely criticized for walking… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2016
  • By STEVE REED

Hoarding in Syria’s largest city as government advances

BEIRUT — As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee Syria’s largest city while others are hoarding food in case… Continue reading

Erika Colligan poses with a painting made by her father Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in San Diego. After three decades searching for her father's artwork - paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him during the Vietnam war, Colligan recently found one. The painting gave her the first tangible sliver of the father she never got the chance to know. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Woman finds artwork by father killed in Vietnam

SAN DIEGO — Erika Colligan spent three decades searching for her father’s artwork — paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force… Continue reading

Erika Colligan poses with a painting made by her father Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in San Diego. After three decades searching for her father's artwork - paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him during the Vietnam war, Colligan recently found one. The painting gave her the first tangible sliver of the father she never got the chance to know. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

One-night homeless count draws criticism, defenders

NEW YORK — Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation’s largest cities, tasked with a… Continue reading

Wrangell doctor in child porn case gets 20 years

A former Wrangell family doctor will spend the next 20 years in prison and the remainder of his life on supervised release for receiving and… Continue reading

Assembly: Concentrate marijuana carefully or else

Anybody attempting to make marijuana concentrates using butane, propane or any other such chemical had better think twice. Not only could using these gases result… Continue reading

TSA struggles to fill vacant positions at Alaska’s airports

ANCHORAGE — The Transportation Security Administration says it’s having difficulty filling the open positions at more than a dozen airports across Alaska.Several factors have been… Continue reading

The U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Elderberry arrives to remove a broken light in Gastineau Channel on Monday. The crew of the Elderberry, based in Petersburg, came specifically to repair the light that was struck by a tug in November.

Photo: Fixing the broken light

The U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Elderberry arrives to remove a broken light in Gastineau Channel on Monday. The crew of the Elderberry, based in… Continue reading

The U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Elderberry arrives to remove a broken light in Gastineau Channel on Monday. The crew of the Elderberry, based in Petersburg, came specifically to repair the light that was struck by a tug in November.

Bill would require some Alaska students to repay scholarships

JUNEAU — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require students to repay state scholarships and grants if they fail to graduate within six years… Continue reading

JPD officer finds missing boy in playground

Police officers reunited a missing child with his family after what appears to have been a two-hour search in the Mendenhall Valley.At approximately 11 a.m.… Continue reading

Minority Democrats pitch ditching party caucuses

JUNEAU — Minority Democrats want Alaska lawmakers to work together outside the confines of the traditional party caucuses in looking for budget solutions this legislative… Continue reading

Appellate court upholds ruling in Juneau meth case

The Alaska Court of Appeals upheld a Juneau Superior Court decision Wednesday in the sentencing of a 37-year-old man convicted for the sale of methamphetamine… Continue reading

Suspect detained in fatal shooting at Kodiak harbor

KODIAK — Police in Kodiak have arrested Washington state man suspected in a shooting death at a city harbor.The Kodiak Police Department in an announcement… Continue reading