President Joe Biden announces a ban on Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia's economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Biden bans Russian oil, warns of ‘Putin price hike’ at pump

Biden announced Tuesday the U.S. will ban all Russian oil imports.

President Joe Biden announces a ban on Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia's economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)
This photo composite shows Alaska’s congressional delegation, from left to right, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, all Republicans. Following President Joe Biden's State of the Union address Alaska's delegation called for increased U.S. energy development. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file)
This photo composite shows Alaska’s congressional delegation, from left to right, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, all Republicans. Following President Joe Biden's State of the Union address Alaska's delegation called for increased U.S. energy development. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file)
President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington. (Saul Loeb, Pool)

State of the Union: Biden vows to check Russian aggression, fight inflation

It’s the president’s first SotU address.

President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington. (Saul Loeb, Pool)
U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, seen here in this 2021 Empire file photo, introduced a bill Monday that would allow the federal government to seize Russian ships in American waters. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)
U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, seen here in this 2021 Empire file photo, introduced a bill Monday that would allow the federal government to seize Russian ships in American waters. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)
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Senators to watch as Supreme Court fight unfolds

Murkowski, Collins, Graham among others.

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Ukrainian servicemen sit atop armored personnel carriers driving on a road in the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Alaska elected officials react to Russian invasion of Ukraine

The invasion began Wednesday evening, Alaska time after a long military buildup.

Ukrainian servicemen sit atop armored personnel carriers driving on a road in the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
President Joe Biden speaks about the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Update: Biden hits Russia with sanctions, shifts troops to Germany

The sanctions target Russian banks, oligarchs and high-tech sectors,

  • Feb 24, 2022
  • By Aamer Madhani, Zeke Miller and Ellen Kickmeyer Associated Press
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President Joe Biden speaks about the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)
Flares light up the landscape after sunset on the oil patch in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota on Oct. 27, 2021. Over much of the last decade, oil and gas operators in Texas and a dozen other U.S. states have flared, or burned off, at least 3.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to an analysis of satellite data by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.  (Isaac Stone Simonelli / Howard Center for Investigative Journalism)

Actual greenhouse gas volumes exceed official reports

Auditors warned of bad data for years.

Flares light up the landscape after sunset on the oil patch in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota on Oct. 27, 2021. Over much of the last decade, oil and gas operators in Texas and a dozen other U.S. states have flared, or burned off, at least 3.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to an analysis of satellite data by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.  (Isaac Stone Simonelli / Howard Center for Investigative Journalism)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks to reporters in the state Capitol on Tuesday. Murkowski spoke to reporters after giving a speech to a joint session of the Legislature. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

Murkowski concerned with how court may rule in abortion case

Murkowski said she respects “a woman’s right to control her choice with reproductive health

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks to reporters in the state Capitol on Tuesday. Murkowski spoke to reporters after giving a speech to a joint session of the Legislature. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks at the Cherokee Immersion School Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Tahlequah, Okla. Federal officials have come up with a list of potential replacement names for hundreds of geographic features in three dozen states that include the word "squaw." Haaland in November formally declared the term derogatory and initiated a process to remove the term from use by the federal government and to replace other existing derogatory place names. The list was announced Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Woods,File)

Proposal to nix derogatory term targets hundreds of US sites

Haaland said in a statement Tuesday that words matter.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks at the Cherokee Immersion School Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Tahlequah, Okla. Federal officials have come up with a list of potential replacement names for hundreds of geographic features in three dozen states that include the word "squaw." Haaland in November formally declared the term derogatory and initiated a process to remove the term from use by the federal government and to replace other existing derogatory place names. The list was announced Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Woods,File)
A flare burns natural gas at an oil well Aug. 26, 2021, in Watford City, N.D. The Biden administration is delaying decisions on new federal oil and gas drilling and other energy-related actions after a federal court ruling blocked the way officials were calculating the real-world costs of climate change. (AP Photo / Matthew Brown)

Biden halts oil, gas leases amid legal fight on climate cost

Among the immediate effects is an indefinite delay in planned oil and gas lease sales.

A flare burns natural gas at an oil well Aug. 26, 2021, in Watford City, N.D. The Biden administration is delaying decisions on new federal oil and gas drilling and other energy-related actions after a federal court ruling blocked the way officials were calculating the real-world costs of climate change. (AP Photo / Matthew Brown)
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacts as she leaves a courthouse in New York, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Palin lost her libel lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, when a jury rejected her claim that the newspaper maliciously damaged her reputation by erroneously linking her campaign rhetoric to a mass shooting. (AP Photo / Seth Wenig)

Jury rejects Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against New York Times

“Of course we’re disappointed.”

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacts as she leaves a courthouse in New York, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Palin lost her libel lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, when a jury rejected her claim that the newspaper maliciously damaged her reputation by erroneously linking her campaign rhetoric to a mass shooting. (AP Photo / Seth Wenig)
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrives at federal court in New York, Feb. 11, 2022. A judge said Monday he’ll dismiss a libel lawsuit that Palin filed against The New York Times, saying Palin had failed to show that The Times had acted out of malice, something required in libel lawsuits involving public figures. (AP Photo / Jeenah Moon)

Judge dismisses Palin’s libel lawsuit

Jury will continue deliberations.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrives at federal court in New York, Feb. 11, 2022. A judge said Monday he’ll dismiss a libel lawsuit that Palin filed against The New York Times, saying Palin had failed to show that The Times had acted out of malice, something required in libel lawsuits involving public figures. (AP Photo / Jeenah Moon)
A person is injected with her second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a Dallas County Health and Human Services vaccination site in Dallas, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.  Federal health regulators on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 delayed next week's public meeting to review Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, saying they want to see more data. (AP Photo / LM Otero)

In reversal, FDA puts brakes on COVID shots for kids under 5

FDA said it became clear it needed to wait for data on how well a third shot works for youths.

A person is injected with her second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a Dallas County Health and Human Services vaccination site in Dallas, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.  Federal health regulators on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 delayed next week's public meeting to review Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, saying they want to see more data. (AP Photo / LM Otero)
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrives to Federal court in New York City on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.  Palin claims the New York Times damaged her reputation with an editorial linking her campaign rhetoric to a mass shooting.  (AP Photo / Jeenah Moon)

Jury hears closing arguments in Palin vs. NY Times trial

Jury will deliberate.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrives to Federal court in New York City on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.  Palin claims the New York Times damaged her reputation with an editorial linking her campaign rhetoric to a mass shooting.  (AP Photo / Jeenah Moon)
President Joe Biden speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the East Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Biden threatens: No gas pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine

The White House has expressed increasing alarm about the prospects of war.

  • Feb 7, 2022
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President Joe Biden speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the East Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrives to Federal court, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in New York. Palin is due back in a New York City courtroom more than a week after her libel trial against The New York Times was postponed because she tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo / John Minchillo)

Palin resumes court battle with Times after COVID illness

Opening statements to the jury were initially scheduled for last week, but were postponed.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrives to Federal court, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in New York. Palin is due back in a New York City courtroom more than a week after her libel trial against The New York Times was postponed because she tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo / John Minchillo)
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during a meeting with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the Pentagon in Washington, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Austin to governors: Guard troops must get COVID-19 vaccine

Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska filed lawsuits challenging the military’s vaccine mandate.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during a meeting with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the Pentagon in Washington, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)
Then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala., in 2017. Palin is on the verge of making new headlines in a legal battle with The New York Times. A defamation lawsuit against the Times, brought by the brash former Alaska governor in 2017, is set to go to trial starting Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 in federal court in Manhattan. (AP Photo / Brynn Anderson)

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

Sarah Palin on Monday tested positive for COVID-19.

Then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala., in 2017. Palin is on the verge of making new headlines in a legal battle with The New York Times. A defamation lawsuit against the Times, brought by the brash former Alaska governor in 2017, is set to go to trial starting Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 in federal court in Manhattan. (AP Photo / Brynn Anderson)
FILE - Participants wave signs as they walk back to Orlando City Hall during the March for Abortion Access on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Orlando, Fla.  State-by-state battles over the future of abortion in the U.S. are setting up across the country as lawmakers in Republican-led states propose new restrictions modeled on laws passed in Texas and Mississippi even as some Democratic-controlled states work to preserve access.  (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

With Roe in doubt, states act on abortion limits, expansions

“This could be a really, really dramatic year…”

FILE - Participants wave signs as they walk back to Orlando City Hall during the March for Abortion Access on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Orlando, Fla.  State-by-state battles over the future of abortion in the U.S. are setting up across the country as lawmakers in Republican-led states propose new restrictions modeled on laws passed in Texas and Mississippi even as some Democratic-controlled states work to preserve access.  (Chasity Maynard/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)