US drilling states guided on handling quakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced… Continue reading

Washington state suspends operations of duck tour company

SEATTLE — Washington state regulators suspended the operations of a Seattle tour company Monday after one of its amphibious vehicles swerved into an oncoming charter… Continue reading

Scramble to fill top jobs in House after Boehner exit

WASHINGTON — A chaotic scramble is on to fill the top GOP jobs in the House following Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation. Now the same… Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks about his tax plan during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in New York. The Republican front-runner is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, while lowering them for the highest-income earners and business.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

GOP front-runner Trump proposes tax cuts for all

NEW YORK — After weeks of vowing to raise taxes on “hedge fund guys” and high-income earners, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump unveiled a tax… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2015
  • By JILL COLVIN and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
  • Nation-World
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks about his tax plan during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in New York. The Republican front-runner is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, while lowering them for the highest-income earners and business.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
United States President Barack Obama, right, and Russia's President President Vladimir Putin pose for members of the media before a bilateral meeting Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama, Putin clash on Syria’s future

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply disagreed Monday over the chaos in Syria, with Obama urging a political… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2015
  • By JULIE PACE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
  • Nation-World
United States President Barack Obama, right, and Russia's President President Vladimir Putin pose for members of the media before a bilateral meeting Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Key Afghan city falls to Taliban in major government setback

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban captured the strategic northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday in a multi-pronged attack involving hundreds of fighters, the first… Continue reading

Spinning top, puppet among 12 Toy Hall of Fame finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The spinning top, coloring book, Wiffle Ball and puppet are vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame.… Continue reading

Prison worker who helped killers escape gets up to 7 years

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A sobbing former prison worker who helped two murderers escape from a maximum-security lockup said she regretted her “horrible mistake” as she… Continue reading

Don’t get drunk: advice college kids may not get from docs

CHICAGO (AP) — Government researchers say “deplorably” few college students are warned by doctors about the danger from alcohol and drugs or encouraged to reduce… Continue reading

This undated photo provided by NASA and taken by an instrument aboard the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks on the surface of Mars that scientists believe were caused by flowing streams of salty water. Researchers said Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, that the latest observations strongly support the longtime theory that salt water in liquid form flows down certain Martian slopes each summer. (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona via AP)

NASA says Mars appears to have water

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts… Continue reading

This undated photo provided by NASA and taken by an instrument aboard the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks on the surface of Mars that scientists believe were caused by flowing streams of salty water. Researchers said Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, that the latest observations strongly support the longtime theory that salt water in liquid form flows down certain Martian slopes each summer. (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona via AP)
Pat Pitney, State Budget Director for Gov. Bill Walker, speaks about the state's fiscal future to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on July 16.

Fiscal forum invites Juneau to have its say on budget

If you’ve ever said that you could do a better job in your sleep than the Alaska Legislature does, a handful of Juneauites have an… Continue reading

Pat Pitney, State Budget Director for Gov. Bill Walker, speaks about the state's fiscal future to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on July 16.
An orca surfaces on its side as a small pod of about five whales made a tour of Gastineau Channel on Friday morning.

Photo: Orca excitement

Students race to watch a pod of about five orcas pass Harris Harbor as the whales made a tour of Gastineau Channel on Friday morning.… Continue reading

An orca surfaces on its side as a small pod of about five whales made a tour of Gastineau Channel on Friday morning.
Christine Carpenter takes a moment to check her messages under the fall colors of a oak tree at Marine Park on Wednesday, the official first day of fall.

Photo: Signs of fall

Christine Carpenter takes a moment to check her messages under the fall colors of a oak tree at Marine Park on Wednesday, the official first… Continue reading

Christine Carpenter takes a moment to check her messages under the fall colors of a oak tree at Marine Park on Wednesday, the official first day of fall.

Producers agree to $16B for PILT

The “big three” producers involved in the Alaska LNG Project have agreed with the state to pay $16.5 billion for property tax obligations and to… Continue reading

Campaigns wants to use PFD to register voters

According to the state of Alaska, there are 547,212 Alaskans 18 and older. Only 501,515 are registered to vote.A new campaign hopes to use the… Continue reading

States monitor alcohol offenders with twice-daily tests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Every day before sunrise, people stream through a nondescript door behind the county jail in South Dakota’s largest city.Wearing neatly pressed… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Sept. 28

Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. Details:… Continue reading

Searchers find missing man’s truck, unrelated body

ANCHORAGE — State troopers say they have found the truck belonging to an Anchorage man who has been missing since Tuesday.Alaska Dispatch News reported that… Continue reading

19 years after teen vanished, family is still searching

ANCHORAGE — It’s been nearly two decades since a 17-year-old Bethel girl vanished, and her family is still looking for answers.Saturday marked the 19th anniversary… Continue reading

Kammi Matson spins a fire hoop on Sept. 13 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit beach as "Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening" burns. About 200 people attended the annual event, which included drumming, fire spinning and dancing. Visitors also placed notes, origami cranes and mementoes at the basket before it was set on fire.

Photo: Remembrance and unburdening

Kammi Matson spins a fire hoop on Sept. 13 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit beach as “Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening”… Continue reading

Kammi Matson spins a fire hoop on Sept. 13 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit beach as "Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening" burns. About 200 people attended the annual event, which included drumming, fire spinning and dancing. Visitors also placed notes, origami cranes and mementoes at the basket before it was set on fire.