Alaska Elections: New mayors, plus votes on marijuana & alcohol

Tuesday marked a busy Election Day around Alaska, with voters choosing new mayors in Fairbanks, Juneau and possibly the Mat-Su, banning marijuana businesses in Palmer and favoring a pot tax in Bethel. Here’s a look at the latest numbers from local elections around the state:

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EPA sizing up penalties for Volkswagen

The Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal is about to take center stage before lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Michael Horn, the head of Volkswagen in the U.S., will field questions Thursday from lawmakers demanding answers.

A House committee will also hear...

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El Faro search ends at sunset, Coast Guard says

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to call off its search for the missing mariners of the El Faro at sunset Wednesday after six days of searching yielded only debris, Capt. Mark Fedor said.

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Hillary Clinton comes out against trade deal

Hillary Clinton came out against the Trans Pacific Partnership in an interview Wednesday, breaking with President Barack Obama and his administration, which has forcefully promoted the deal.

Clinton told PBS' Judy Woodruff Wednesday in Iowa that, "As ...

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Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders

President Barack Obama called and apologized to the head of Doctors Without Borders, whose staff and patients were killed and injured during a bombing Saturday in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the White House said Wednesday.

The U.S. has characterized its airs...

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El Faro: Who are the missing crew members?

One crew member wrote her mother an email saying the crew was heading directly into Hurricane Joaquin. "Winds are super bad," she said. "Love to everyone."

Another is about to become a new father and was supposed to return home soon to learn the gende...

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Charity wants international inquiry

President Barack Obama has personally apologized. But will that be enough for Doctors Without Borders after a deadly airstrike struck its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz?

The charity group -- which is also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, or M...

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DA: Detective shot Oregon shooter before he killed himself

A police detective shot and wounded Oregon community college shooter Chris Harper-Mercer last week before Harper-Mercer killed himself -- and the detective's use of force was justified -- Douglas County District Attorney Rick Wesenberg said Wednesday.

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5 times Clinton broke from Obama

Hillary Clinton insists on the campaign trail that she's her own woman -- and in recent weeks, she's really tried to prove it.

In a huge blow to President Barack Obama's trade agenda, the Democratic front-runner now says she opposes the 12-nation Tran...

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New Whopper goes in black, comes out green

Fast-food giant Burger King's new black Whopper, a Halloween-centric take on their menu mainstay the Whopper, is creating some interesting ... output, according to media sources.

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FIFA: Sepp Blatter 'provisionally suspended'

The bad news just keeps coming for Sepp Blatter after FIFA provisionally suspended the president of football's world governing body.

Already facing an investigation by Swiss authorities over allegations that he signed an "unfavorable" contract and ma...

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