Report shows Internet connectivity gap in Alaska

KENAI —Alaska is lagging behind other states in providing what federal regulators have determined to be proper access to broadband in K-12 classrooms.The nonprofit Education… Continue reading

Thompson leads Warriors to 15-0 start, beat Nuggets

DENVER — Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors tied the best start in NBA history, beating the Denver Nuggets 118-105 on… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2015
  • By PAT GRAHAM

Newton tosses 5 TDs, Panthers hit 10-0

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Cam Newton threw a career-high five touchdowns passes, and the Carolina Panthers improved to 10-0 on the season with a 44-16 win over… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2015

Rawls runs for 209 yards as Seahawks roll

SEATTLE — Thomas Rawls chose to run defenders over rather than stepping out of bounds.Tyler Lockett bulled his tiny frame into the end zone carrying… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH

AP Top 25: Iowa up to 3 behind Clemson

Iowa moved to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking advantage of the first losses by Ohio State and Oklahoma State to… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2015

Gordon finishes 6th in final race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jeff Gordon climbed out of his race car and stepped into the waiting arms of team owner Rick Hendrick.They shared a long… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2015
  • By MARK LONG

Busch completes comeback to win first Sprint Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch opened the season in a hospital bed and ended it in victory lane with the championship trophy.Busch completed the ultimate… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2015
  • By JENNA FRYER

Forest officials pull Mitkof timber sale

KETCHIKAN — The U.S. Forest Service has withdrawn findings that the proposed timber sale on Mitkof Island near Petersburg has no significant environmental impact.The federal… Continue reading

Workers prepare to raise the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree with a crane on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Friday. The 74-foot Lutz Spruce tree is from the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.

Lutz spruce from Alaska arrives on Capitol lawn

ANCHORAGE— The Capitol Lawn is now home to a Lutz spruce from Alaska.This is the first Capitol Christmas tree to come from the country’s 49th… Continue reading

Workers prepare to raise the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree with a crane on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Friday. The 74-foot Lutz Spruce tree is from the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.

Hope for homeless in Homer

HOMER — It’s not easy to be homeless in Alaska in November. That was the verdict among approximately a dozen people who spent a night… Continue reading

This graphic shows Alaska's rankings in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of state government accountability and transparency conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity.

Alaska gets C grade in 2015 State Integrity Investigation

On a sunny, warm August morning, a state senator and a legislative staffer sat in leather armchairs near a fireplace as an espresso machine hissed… Continue reading

This graphic shows Alaska's rankings in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of state government accountability and transparency conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity.

Plan proposed for sub shortage

The Juneau School District is reporting the highest rates of substitute shortages since 2012, a problem often resolved by teachers who double down and take… Continue reading

Seventh-grade student Isabella Hanna examines her dissected jack king salmon at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday.

Dissecting the effects of school budget cuts

On a Friday morning inside Floyd Dryden Middle School, a science teacher in room 94 is about to play a numbers game. The goal is… Continue reading

Seventh-grade student Isabella Hanna examines her dissected jack king salmon at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday.

Most GOP candidates flunk climate science

WASHINGTON — When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are… Continue reading

Afghans seeking asylum buy fake Taliban threat letters

KABUL, Afghanistan — Threatening letters from the Taliban, once tantamount to a death sentence, are now being forged and sold to Afghans who want to… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2015
  • By HUMAYOON BABUR and LYNNE O'DONNELL
  • Nation-World
Two people cross a deserted street near the main train station in the center of Brussels on Sunday. Residents of the Belgian capital awoke to largely empty streets as the city entered its second day under the highest threat level and the city kept subways and underground trams closed.

Belgium police arrest 16, Paris fugitive still at large

BRUSSELS — Belgian prosecutors announced early Monday that police had detained 16 people in 22 raids but that Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam was not among… Continue reading

Two people cross a deserted street near the main train station in the center of Brussels on Sunday. Residents of the Belgian capital awoke to largely empty streets as the city entered its second day under the highest threat level and the city kept subways and underground trams closed.
In this Nov. 20 photo, a technician steadies a skiff at the "beach" end in an indoor wave pool and wind tunnel at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. The university's new 90-foot-long wind-wave basin is capable of simulating some of the worst conditions at sea at a 1:50 scale.

UMaine debuting ocean simulator

ORONO, Maine — Builders of everything from cruise ships and ports to oil rigs offshore wind turbines are tasked with the same question — will… Continue reading

In this Nov. 20 photo, a technician steadies a skiff at the "beach" end in an indoor wave pool and wind tunnel at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. The university's new 90-foot-long wind-wave basin is capable of simulating some of the worst conditions at sea at a 1:50 scale.

Police blotter for Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

Alaska high court drops fishing case against ex-state senator

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Supreme Court has dismissed charges of overharvesting salmon against a former state senator and two other fishermen.The justices in a decision… Continue reading

Court system closes for Thanksgiving

The Alaska Court System, including courthouses and probation offices, will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday.In previous years, courthouses were open the… Continue reading