Man ordered to stand trial in three Pennsylvania deaths

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A man accused of killing seven people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a seven-week period told police he heard the devil’s… Continue reading

Mom, 3 kids, neighbor killed in row house fire in Kentucky

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fire that appeared to start on the back porch of a row house spread quickly Tuesday, killing a woman, three… Continue reading

Attendees at Cancer Connection's health forum listen to Dr. Astrid Pujari as she discusses the health relationship between mind and body.

Mindfulness and cancer prevention

More than 100 people seated at tables in Centennial Hall sat up straight in their chairs, and in unison, breathed out as one. With their… Continue reading

Attendees at Cancer Connection's health forum listen to Dr. Astrid Pujari as she discusses the health relationship between mind and body.

Cancer group’s mammogram advice: Start later, get fewer

CHICAGO — The American Cancer Society now says women should start mammograms later in life and get fewer of them, a stance that puts the… Continue reading

Corporation to hear pitches addressing climate change

JUNEAU — The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has committed to hearing investment pitches from companies and projects working on ways to address climate change.Valerie Mertz,… Continue reading

Frozen well causes headaches for Bethel schools

BETHEL — A frozen well is causing headaches for school officials in Bethel.KYUK reported an ice chunk is blocking the well that every school in… Continue reading

Feds back Native group in artifacts probe

ANCHORAGE — A Massachusetts college was found in violation of a federal law regulating the possession and sale of potentially sacred artifacts following a complaint… Continue reading

More than half of U.S. states report job losses in September

WASHINGTON — Most U.S. states reported jobs losses in September as slowing growth has weighed on hiring nationwide in the past two months.The Labor Department… Continue reading

Alaska church tips pizza delivery driver $1,900

ANCHORAGE — A week after a church congregation in Ohio tipped a pizza delivery driver $1,000, a church in Anchorage has upped the stakes.Anchorage television… Continue reading

Weekly tsunami tests in Ketchikan to go silent

KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan residents will no longer be able to hear the weekly warning sirens as fire officials have implemented a new testing system.The Ketchikan… Continue reading

Eaglecrest PFD sale fails to win back many season pass holders

Eaglecrest Ski Area is fighting an uphill battle to win back season-pass holders after last year’s record-shattering short season. So far, it’s losing.Despite cutting prices… Continue reading

Contenders, big games become clear

Halfway through the college football season the contenders have become fairly clear and the most meaningful games are pretty easy to spot.Of the top 11… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2015
  • By RALPH D. RUSSO

Seahawks left searching for answers

RENTON, Wash. — Earl Thomas could not wait to get to his team meeting on Monday.Players had to air out what has gone wrong with… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH

Cubs focused on Game 3 against deGrom, Mets

CHICAGO — Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Jason Hammel played hacky sack with a baseball, and manager Joe Maddon chatted amiably with his players and… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2015
  • By JAY COHEN
In this Sunday photo, Mulu Habtom Zerhoma, a wounded Eritrean, is evacuated from the scene of an attack in Beersheba, Israel.

Fatal beating of Eritrean leads to soul-searching in Israel

JERUSALEM — The death of an Eritrean migrant who was shot and beaten by a mob that mistakenly believed he was a Palestinian attacker set… Continue reading

In this Sunday photo, Mulu Habtom Zerhoma, a wounded Eritrean, is evacuated from the scene of an attack in Beersheba, Israel.

Pope’s family synod: No changes, but everything has changed

VATICAN CITY — It’s now quite certain that Pope Francis’ big summit on family issues won’t endorse any changes to church doctrine on the church’s… Continue reading

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau drops his vote in the ballot box as his daughter Ella-Grace, left, and son Xavier look on Monday in Montreal.

Son of late PM becomes Canada’s newest PM

TORONTO — Canadians voted for a sharp change in their government Monday, resoundingly ending Conservative Stephen Harper’s attempt to shift the nation to the right… Continue reading

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau drops his vote in the ballot box as his daughter Ella-Grace, left, and son Xavier look on Monday in Montreal.
Madeline Germain, 10, helps Wayne Jensen draw a winning name during the Seward Statue raffle drawing at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Monday. The winners were Dennis Watson and Cindy Brady. Both won two tickets each to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. About 150 people paid $100 per ticket to help pay to erect a life-size statue of William Henry Seward at the Dimond Courthouse Plaza.

Photo: Alaska Day in the Capital

Madeline Germain, 10, helps Wayne Jensen draw a winning name during the Seward Statue raffle drawing at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Monday.… Continue reading

Madeline Germain, 10, helps Wayne Jensen draw a winning name during the Seward Statue raffle drawing at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Monday. The winners were Dennis Watson and Cindy Brady. Both won two tickets each to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. About 150 people paid $100 per ticket to help pay to erect a life-size statue of William Henry Seward at the Dimond Courthouse Plaza.

Improv festival announces schedule

The 2016 Alaska State Improv Festival has announced that Texas-based group Parallelogramophonograph will headline its 2016 event in Juneau.The festival is a four-day event of… Continue reading

Aleknagik Wood River Bridge opens

The Alaska Department of Transportation has announced that a new $19 million bridge near Dillingham is now open to traffic.The Aleknagik Wood River Bridge was… Continue reading