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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Colorful rocket launch scheduled Wednesday

Keep your eyes peeled. A spectacular rocket launch is set to take place before your eyes.

Doctors Without Borders hearing

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Charity wants international inquiry

Doctors Without Borders, calling the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, an "attack on the Geneva Conventions," is asking for an independent investigation by a never-before-used international commission.

The International Humanitar...

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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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S.C.: Rains past, but uncertainty remains

The skies have cleared but uncertainty still envelops the lives of many South Carolina residents who have been left on a knife's edge, wondering whether their homes will be washed away in the aftermath of a historic deluge.

Hours after calling for ev...

ISIS members in Toyota truck

ISIS Photos 6/9/15 via CNN

US inquires about ISIS use of Toyota

The U.S. Treasury is seeking information from Toyota about how ISIS has gotten hold of the automaker's trucks, which have been shown in the terror group's propaganda videos.

In a statement, Toyota said it is part of a broader U.S. Treasury inquiry loo...

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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...



273,000 union workers face pension cuts

Pension benefits for retirees used to be untouchable, but thousands of former workers are being told that their monthly checks could take a hit.

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Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders

President Barack Obama has 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.

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New York inmates defeat Harvard debate team

In a debate between Harvard College students and those from any other college, some might guess that the Harvard students would win. And if the other side was a group of inmates at a maximum-security prison? Maybe even more so.

That would be a mistake...

El Faro memories

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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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