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Air Force officer hit and killed while cycling in Alaska

Aug. 4, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Air Force officer based in Alaska was hit and killed by a vehicle while cycling last Saturday, according to Eielson Air Force Base officials. Major Michael “Cal” Gentry, 37, and two other airmen were on a cycling trip when Gentry was hit at around 6 a.m. on the...

FILE - In this June 18, 2020, file photo released by the Alaska National Guard, Alaska Army National Guard soldiers use a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to remove an abandoned bus, popularized by the book and movie

'Into the Wild' bus likely lands a home at Fairbanks museum

Jul. 31, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An infamous bus appears headed to a new home at a museum in Fairbanks after being removed from Alaska’s backcountry to deter people from making dangerous, sometimes deadly treks to visit the site where a young man documented his demise in 1992. The state Department of...

Board of Regents name Pitney interim president for UA

Jul. 14, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Tuesday named Pat Pitney interim president, a position she is expected to hold at least a year while a search for a permanent president is underway. Pitney is expected to take over Aug. 1, according to a system release. Michelle Rizk has...

Board of Regents name 5 finalists for interim president

Jul. 10, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five finalists, all with current or former ties to the University of Alaska, have been named finalists for the role of interim president. The university system Board of Regents announced the finalists Friday: Michelle Rizk, Dana Thomas, Cathy Sandeen, Dan White and Pat Pitney. Rizk...

This photo taken on Friday, June 19, 2020 and provided by ECMWF Copernicus Climate Change Service shows the land surface temperature in the Siberia region of Russia. A record-breaking temperature of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) was registered in the Arctic town of Verkhoyansk on Saturday, June 20 in a prolonged heatwave that has alarmed scientists around the world. (ECMWF Copernicus Climate Change Service via AP)

The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

Jun. 24, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world. The thermometer hit a likely record of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Russian Arctic town of Verkhoyansk on...

Ex-Minn. coach Lucia picked to run new CCHA hockey league

Jun. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

Former Minnesota coach Don Lucia was named commissioner Wednesday of the newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association, an NCAA Division I league set to start in the 2021-22 season. Lucia won two national championships and made five trips to the Frozen Four over 19 seasons running the Gophers, until retiring...