DOT map reveals impact of budget cuts on snow removal

The snow hasn’t yet started to fall, but when it does, the Alaska Department of Transportation has a new tool to tell you what to… Continue reading

Sitka bulk water company looks to extend contract

SITKA — A company looking to export water in bulk from Alaska to dryer climates is looking to extend its contract with Sitka for the… Continue reading

Auke Bay Elementary School students play during recess on Tuesday.

Auke Bay playground revamp gains momentum

After five years of saving, a parent group at Auke Bay Elementary School managed to set aside almost $30,000 in hopes of upgrading the playground.… Continue reading

Auke Bay Elementary School students play during recess on Tuesday.

Border tensions rise between Croatia and Serbia

ZAGREB, Croatia — Tensions escalated between Serbia and Croatia on Thursday as the longtime rivals struggled to come up with a coherent way to deal… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2015
  • By DANICA KIRKA and DUSAN STOJANOVIC
  • Nation-World
Muslim pilgrims gather around bodies of people crushed in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Hundreds were killed and injured, Saudi authorities said. The crush happened in Mina, a large valley about five kilometers (three miles) from the holy city of Mecca that has been the site of hajj stampedes in years past. (AP Photo)

Over 700 killed in crush of hajj pilgrims

MINA, Saudi Arabia — Two giant waves of Muslim pilgrims collided at an intersection Thursday near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, and more than… Continue reading

Muslim pilgrims gather around bodies of people crushed in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Hundreds were killed and injured, Saudi authorities said. The crush happened in Mina, a large valley about five kilometers (three miles) from the holy city of Mecca that has been the site of hajj stampedes in years past. (AP Photo)

Political, legal barriers face historic Colombia peace deal

BOGOTA, Colombia — A stunning diplomatic breakthrough leaves a minefield of problems standing between Colombia and the tantalizing prospect of peace after generations of armed… Continue reading

Six killed while being transported by smuggling ring

EDNA, Texas — Federal immigration officials say six people who were killed after the SUV they were in crashed following a police chase were being… Continue reading

Border Patrol agent indicted in 2012 fatal shooting

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Mexican teen is one of only three agents to… Continue reading

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal collision involving a charter bus, center left, and a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious tour bus on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)  SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGAZINES OUT; NO SALES; TELEVISION OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: KEN LAMBERT/THE SEATTLE TIMES

Tour vehicle, bus collide on Seattle bridge; 4 dead

SEATTLE — A “duck boat” tour vehicle and a charter bus carrying foreign college students collided on a busy Seattle bridge Thursday, killing four people… Continue reading

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal collision involving a charter bus, center left, and a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious tour bus on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)  SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGAZINES OUT; NO SALES; TELEVISION OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: KEN LAMBERT/THE SEATTLE TIMES

Obama’s personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping than with most other world leaders. But as… Continue reading

McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government shutdown in six days, pushing legislation that would keep agencies operating without a… Continue reading

Audit finds slipshod cybersecurity at HealthCare.gov

WASHINGTON — The government stored sensitive personal information on millions of health insurance customers in a computer system with basic security flaws, according to an… Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio becomes emotional as Pope Francis appears on the Speaker's Balcony on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 and waves to the waiting crowd below on the Capitol grounds. The pope addressed a joint meeting of Congress before stepping out on the balcony. Between the pope and Boehner is Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pope, after historic talk to Congress, visits NYC

NEW YORK — Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal… Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio becomes emotional as Pope Francis appears on the Speaker's Balcony on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 and waves to the waiting crowd below on the Capitol grounds. The pope addressed a joint meeting of Congress before stepping out on the balcony. Between the pope and Boehner is Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Special session set for return to Juneau

The Alaska Legislature is coming back to Juneau.Gov. Bill Walker issued an official proclamation Thursday calling the Legislature into special session starting 10 a.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

A screenshot from the video footage the Juneau Police Department released on Wednesday night's robbery at the Travelodge Hotel. The videos can be seen in full on JPD's Facebook page.

Police seek hotel robber

Juneau police are looking for a masked man who robbed the Travelodge Hotel in the Mendenhall Valley on Wednesday night.The man, whom police believe was… Continue reading

A screenshot from the video footage the Juneau Police Department released on Wednesday night's robbery at the Travelodge Hotel. The videos can be seen in full on JPD's Facebook page.
Juneau residents rally for Planned Parenthood at the corner of Egan and Channel Drives on Wednesday.

Change of tune outside Planned Parenthood

Commotion outside Planned Parenthood centers across the nation — mixed with disgruntled chants and signs — have become quite the norm, but on Wednesday a… Continue reading

Juneau residents rally for Planned Parenthood at the corner of Egan and Channel Drives on Wednesday.

Sitka bulk water company looks to extend contract

SITKA — A company looking to export water in bulk from Alaska to dryer climates is looking to extend its contract with Sitka for the… Continue reading

Lawyer for Kane accuser: Evidence bag secretly left in door

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A rape investigation involving Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane took a bizarre turn Wednesday when the attorney for the accuser said… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2015
  • By CAROLYN THOMPSON and JOHN WAWROW

Kam ends holdout, reports

RENTON, Wash. — Kam Chancellor ended his holdout and reported to the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday after missing training camp and the first two weeks… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH

When all’s said and done, Berra was one of a kind

NEW YORK — Baseball people tell a wonderful story about Yogi Berra and the most famous home run in history.Yogi and a couple of his… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2015
  • By BEN WALKER