Jury: Boy not liable for exuberant hello that injured aunt

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut jury on Tuesday rejected a woman’s bid to sue her 12-year-old nephew for injuries she says she suffered from… Continue reading

Woman charged in shots fired at suspected shoplifters

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman licensed to carry a concealed weapon was charged after authorities say she shot and flattened an SUV’s tire… Continue reading

Ryan weighs job of House speaker

WASHINGTON — Maybe Rep. Paul Ryan doesn’t feel like a character in the classic film “The Godfather,” weighing an offer he can’t refuse. But with… Continue reading

Planned Parenthood changes fetal-tissue reimbursement policy

NEW YORK — Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal… Continue reading

Probe: Buk missile downed Malaysian airliner in Ukraine

GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands — The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2015
  • By By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and MIKE CORDER
  • Nation-World

US draws a line on protecting CIA-backed rebels in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian military intervention to prop up Syria’s government has brought new scrutiny of the CIA’s secret support to Syrian rebels fighting… Continue reading

Brother of US journalist condemns ‘cruel’ detention in Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The brother of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist detained in Iran and convicted in secret, described his brother’s imprisonment as “cruel… Continue reading

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."