Search for missing man in Sitka

The U.S. Coast Guard, Sitka Police Department and Sitka Fire Department are searching for a missing 40-year-old man who went missing in Sitka on Thursday.The… Continue reading

Daylight Saving Time advances toward twilight

A bill eliminating Daylight Saving Time in Alaska is advancing in the Alaska Legislature after receiving its first hearing since last year.On Thursday morning, the… Continue reading

Pot committee to deal with issue of transportation

KETCHIKAN — Officials who shaped marijuana policy in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough last year are meeting again to tackle issues relating to the transportation of… Continue reading

IS abducts dozens of workers near Damascus, fighting worsens

BEIRUT (AP) — In a brazen assault near the Syrian capital, Islamic State militants abducted 300 cement workers and contractors from their workplace northeast of… Continue reading

Russian President Vladimir Putin during media forum of the All-Russia People's Front in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 7, 2016. Speaking Thursday at a media forum in St.Petersburg, Putin rejected links to offshore accounts, calling the leaks part of Western efforts to weaken Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)

Putin says Panama Papers part of US plot to weaken Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied having any links to offshore accounts and described the Panama Papers document leaks scandal as… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2016
  • By IRINA TITOVA and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
  • Nation-World
Russian President Vladimir Putin during media forum of the All-Russia People's Front in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 7, 2016. Speaking Thursday at a media forum in St.Petersburg, Putin rejected links to offshore accounts, calling the leaks part of Western efforts to weaken Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)

Court hears case of teen who sent beau texts urging suicide

BOSTON — Dozens of text messages that a teenage girl sent to her boyfriend that encouraged him to kill himself were just words and do… Continue reading

Military takes cues from colleges for sex assault prevention

HARTFORD, Conn. — As the U.S. Air Force prepared to roll out a new sexual assault prevention strategy, it sent a delegation to Connecticut College,… Continue reading

Space station getting inflatable room, a cosmic 1st

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Forget blowup air mattresses. Space station astronauts are getting their first inflatable room.It’s a technology demo meant to pave the way… Continue reading

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaks at Carnegie Mellon University on a campaign stop, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Clinton, Sanders clash over qualifications, background

NEW YORK — With accusations of lying, hustling for money and failed leadership, the race for the Democratic nomination took a decidedly negative turn, with… Continue reading

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaks at Carnegie Mellon University on a campaign stop, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a campaign stop, Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Why Sanders keeps winning but may not be nominee

WASHINGTON — The standard line in Bernie Sanders’ campaign speeches goes like this: “Despite what the corporate media is telling you, there is a path… Continue reading

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a campaign stop, Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Bethpage, N.Y. A devastating indictment of Donald Trump emerges from new AP-GfK poll. Americans overwhelmingly view him unfavorably.In every part of the country. Men and women, black, white, Hispanic.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Poll: Americans overwhelmingly view Trump negatively

WASHINGTON — For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, disdain for Donald Trump runs deep, saddling the Republican front-runner with unprecedented… Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Bethpage, N.Y. A devastating indictment of Donald Trump emerges from new AP-GfK poll. Americans overwhelmingly view him unfavorably.In every part of the country. Men and women, black, white, Hispanic.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
President Barack Obama speaks to students and faculty at the University of Chicago Law School, where he taught constitutional law for over a decade in Chicago, Thursday, April 7, 2016. Obama discussed his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, and continued to call on the Senate to give him a fair hearing and and up or down vote. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Obama: GOP jeopardizing judicial integrity with Garland

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Thursday of jeopardizing the “integrity of the judicial branch” by refusing to consider his “extraordinary” nominee… Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks to students and faculty at the University of Chicago Law School, where he taught constitutional law for over a decade in Chicago, Thursday, April 7, 2016. Obama discussed his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, and continued to call on the Senate to give him a fair hearing and and up or down vote. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Another study says warming may be worse than experts think

WASHINGTON — Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree how warm the world will get this century, a new… Continue reading

Senate approves concealed carry on campus

The Alaska Senate has approved a bill permitting Alaskans to carry weapons concealed on the campuses of the University of Alaska system.The decision was 13-5,… Continue reading

Newest oil subsidy cuts are ’40 percent’ of governor’s proposal

The latest version of a bill cutting the state’s subsidies to oil and gas drillers is about 40 percent of what was first proposed by… Continue reading

Photo: Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms decorate the stairway between Calhoun and Willoughby Avenues on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Bill would restrict Planned Parenthood in Alaska schools

JUNEAU — Two Wasilla Republicans are working to limit special interest groups like Planned Parenthood from teaching in Alaska’s public schools.Rep. Lynn Gattis introduced her… Continue reading

House Finance Committe members Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, left, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, and Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks, right, look over a committee substitue to HB 247, pertaining to oil and gas production tax credit, at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Senate votes to open conference committees

The Alaska Senate has voted unanimously to join a conference committee intended to create a compromise state budget for the coming fiscal year.The Senate and… Continue reading

House Finance Committe members Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, left, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, and Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks, right, look over a committee substitue to HB 247, pertaining to oil and gas production tax credit, at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Voters recall North Slope Borough Mayor Brower

ANCHORAGE — North Slope Borough residents voted decisively Tuesday to replace Mayor Charlotte Brower.In a special election, 62 percent of voters cast ballots to recall… Continue reading

Bethel hospital secures federal deal for expansion

BETHEL — A Bethel hospital is moving to expand its facilities in hopes of improving health care in the region by increasing staff and cutting… Continue reading