Iditarod straw drop

The start of Iditarod is just over three weeks away and the preparations to make the race a reality are in full swing.

HUGGS for parents and students in need

On Tuesday, a helping hand of Anchorage School District students could be found at East High School, thanks to Lutheran Social Services of Alaska and a record-setting amount of donations.

New treatment beds open for opioid treatment

15 new beds for opioid treatment are opening in the Salvation Army Alaska's treatment center for women.

How easy it is to take off in an airplane?

Is it possible for someone to learn how to fly an aircraft without ever actually stepping foot inside one? Ralph Gibbs, a flight instructor and director of UAAs aviation technology division, says absolutely.

Fault lines: Mapping the 'San Andreas of the north'

The Queen-Charlotte-Fairweather Fault has produced earthquakes as large as 8.1, and its been active for the past 100 years.

Herd immunity: The risks of skipping vaccines

In Alaska, medical experts say more parents are choosing to not get vaccinations for their children, which experts say poses a risk to public health.

Searching for a cause for the sea bird die-off

Sea bird die-offs in the past have been associated with warm ocean temperatures. Tracy Sinclare looks at a possible link to this year's die-off in the Bering Sea region.


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Buddhist leader accused of coercing nuns into sex quits job

Xuecheng's case is one of the most prominent since the #MeToo movement took hold in China.

Italians point fingers, seek answers after bridge collapse kills 39

The CNR civil engineering society said structures dating from when the bridge was built had surpassed their lifespan.

Former Baltimore officer indicted over confrontation on video

Williams resigned one day after the confrontation, which was captured on video and went viral.

Turkey escalates feud by boosting tariffs on U.S. booze, cars

NATO ally Turkey has accused Washington of waging an "economic war" as part of a plot to harm the country.

Are man-made pollutants a 'booster shot' for Florida's toxic red tide?

Scientists are exploring whether agricultural pollution might be playing a role in Florida's red tide, which is killing sea life and making people sick.