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Florida based firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of space

July 04, 2020 7:04 pm

The balloon rides will be manned by a flight crew taking eight passengers in a pressurized capsule suspended beneath a hydrogen balloon the size of a football stadium.

US jets intercept Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska: Report

June 10, 2020 4:15 pm

Russia said the 11-hour flight, carried out by its Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers, complied with international law.

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October 10, 2019 10:37 am

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As fall begins in Alaska, wildfires linked to warming rage on

August 30, 2019 7:45 am

Usually, Alaska wildfires wind down by late July, but this week, the state Department of Natural Resources extended the official fire season to Sept. 30.

Mudslides isolate 300 tourists in Alaska national park

August 17, 2019 2:19 pm

The superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve closed Denali Park Road to all traffic at mile 30 on Friday.

Alaskans put away jackets, get out sunscreen amid heat wave

July 06, 2019 10:22 am

The temperature Thursday in Anchorage hit 90 degrees (32.22 Celsius) at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, 5 degrees higher than the city's previous recorded high of 85 degrees (29.44 Celsius).

Alaska: Search ends for victims after mid-air tour planes crash; probe begins

May 15, 2019 9:59 am

Ten people survived but were injured in the collision, which took place over open water during daylight, the Coast Guard said. The dead include one of the pilots. The victims were not immediately identified.

NTSB to investigate Alaska deadly plane crash

May 14, 2019 11:53 am

A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes.

How a newspaper war in New Orleans ended: With a baked Alaska and layoffs

May 13, 2019 2:24 pm

New Orleans thus became the latest U.S. city to be left with fewer reporters covering its affairs, as local newspapers across the country — through mergers, buyouts, layoffs, whatever it takes — try to survive.

No leaking radiation from Alaska island nuclear site: Study

February 13, 2019 1:21 pm

Environmental samples tested in 2016 show no subsurface migration of radioactive material, said Jason Nguyen with the US Department of Energy. Samples tested in 2011 also showed no ``excessive risk'' was found, he said.