The Alaska State Fair opened on Thursday, August 25. Fairgoers didn't let a little rain stop them from having fun and delicious food. Sun is forecast for the first weekend of the fair.
For two days, military search and rescue training covered the simulated emergency of a 250 passenger adventure-class cruise liner in distress in the Bering Strait.
Most Friday and Saturday nights, early into the mornings, Nick Hornshuh drives his dark colored SUV around Anchorage looking for drunk drivers. He is a volunteer from the Anchorage Police Citizens Academy Alumni Association who patrols the streets in his personal vehicle every Friday and Saturday, but the program has come to an end.
Authorities in Alaska say it took more than two years to successfully prosecute a former Bethel police officer accused in a brutality case, saying their intent was to do a thorough and methodical investigation.
Montana officials took the extraordinary step of closing large parts of the popular river to root out a parasite killing scores of fish.
Judge Aaron Persky is the target of a recall campaign over his six-month sentence for a Stanford swimmer who sexually assaulted an intoxicated woman.
Sister Marjana Lleshi, 35, thought she would die when the walls of her convent walls collapsed in Italy's deadly earthquake, and prepared for the end.
Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen, was 18 when he was arrested in September 2012 on charges of plotting to bomb downtown Chicago.
Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, officials said Thursday.