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Missing teenage snowmachiner found dead in northwest Alaska

Jan. 26, 2023 12:12 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A teenager missing in northwest Alaska for nearly 10 days was found dead Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers said. The body of Thomas Aki Pungalik Brown, 18, of Ambler was discovered near Cape Blossom, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Kotzebue, Alaska...

Polar bear emerged unseen from snowstorm to kill mom, son

Jan. 20, 2023 16:42 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Summer Myomick bundled her baby against the freezing winds whipping off the Bering Sea and stepped outside into a blur of blowing snow. It was a short walk from the school where she had visited relatives to the health clinic about 150 yards (137 meters) away, but the...

Alaska State Troopers identify polar bear mauling victims as a young mother and her 1-year-old son.

Jan. 18, 2023 14:51 PM EST
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers identify polar bear mauling victims as a young mother and her 1-year-old son.

Alaska court: Anchorage Democrat qualified for House seat

Jan. 13, 2023 19:49 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A divided Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that an Anchorage Democrat who won a state House race was a qualified candidate. Earlier this week, Superior Court Judge Herman Walker Jr. issued a decision finding that Democrat Jennifer “Jennie” Armstrong met...

Anchorage Democrat meets residency rules, judge says

Jan. 09, 2023 22:20 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage Democrat who won a November state House race meets residency requirements to take office, a state court judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Herman Walker Jr. issued the ruling more than two weeks after hearing the case challenging Democrat...

Bethlehem rebounds from pandemic, lifting Christmas spirits

Dec. 24, 2022 17:13 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The biblical town of Bethlehem marked a merry Christmas on Saturday, with thousands of visitors descending upon the traditional birthplace of Jesus as it rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic. Tourism is the economic lifeblood of this town in the...

US officials: COVID, bomb cyclone won't slow Santa's travels

Dec. 24, 2022 09:20 AM EST

The U.S. military agency known for tracking Santa Claus as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve doesn’t expect COVID-19 or the “ bomb cyclone ” hitting North America to affect Saint Nick’s global travels. NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is responsible...

US officials: COVID, bomb cyclone won't slow Santa's travels

Dec. 23, 2022 13:46 PM EST

The U.S. military agency known for tracking Santa Claus as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve doesn’t expect COVID-19 or the “ bomb cyclone ” hitting North America to affect Saint Nick’s global travels. NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is responsible...

Winter weather live updates | Travel chaos, bitter cold

Dec. 23, 2022 14:05 PM EST

NEW YORK — Calling it a “kitchen sink storm,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency Friday as wintry weather heads into the state. "It is throwing everything at us but the kitchen sink. We’ve had ice, flooding, snow, freezing temperatures, and everything...

Judge hears case challenging Alaska House candidate win

Dec. 22, 2022 19:36 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage Democrat facing a legal challenge to her state House win said she had been a resident of Alaska for just over three years when she filed to run for office, testifying Thursday that her social media posts weren't always contemporaneous and that a fishing license...