NEW YORK Millions of Americans on Saturday gathered for Independence Day parades, picnics and hotdog eating competitions, defying worries over possible security threats and the danger of wildfires in the West. Rainy weather on the East Coast didn't dampen the spirits of celebrants decked out in red, white and blue from their headbands to their shoelaces for traditional July Fourth events from three-legged races to fireworks shows.
Follow four rally prepped Tiger 800 XCs in a mildly NSFW video as they blast their way to the Arctic Circle on an epic 5000 mile rally<br />
Crocs plastic shoes left tread marks that helped link a 22-year-old Fairbanks man to downtown burglaries, authorities said.
Alaska on Tuesday became the third US state to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public.
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of two Ice Age infants buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, which represent the youngest human remains ever found in North America.
COTONOU (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) elected a longtime veteran of the U.N. agency as the head of its Africa office on Wednesday, amid criticism of its handling of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced a political rebuke and a curb on his policy ambitions on Wednesday after Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and captured their biggest majority in the House of Representatives since Harry Truman's presidency more than 60 years ago. Tuesday's midterm elections gave Republicans control of both houses of Congress for the first time since elections in 2006
Oregon will join the company of Colorado and Washington state, where voters approved the recreational use of pot two years ago.
A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalisation of recreational pot in Alaska.
“I was thinking, I wasn’t speeding, I was qualifying,” Palin told the local media.
A local tsunami warning was issued after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean west of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Monday.
The northeastern United States on Wednesday was digging out from a deadly storm that dumped more than 15 inches (38 cm) of snow in some places, with gusting winds and frigid temperatures closing some schools and offices and delaying or canceling thousands of flights.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with killing an elderly couple and raping their 2-year-old great-grandchild, in a crime that occurred just hours after he was released from prison in a separate sexual-assault case, state officials said on Tuesday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck in the Pacific Ocean off southeastern Alaska on Saturday. The quake occurred about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Port Alexander at a depth of about 6 miles (10 km) at 0858 GMT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which downgraded the magnitude from an initial 7.7.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Recent deadly shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado reignited calls for more gun control in the United States, but one element has been largely missing from the debate: Should gun makers or sellers be held liable?