Gore Vidal, who died yesterday at the age of 86, was a legendary writer and contrarian commentator.
Disasters can cause even adversarial nations to enjoy heart-to-heart moments of compassion. Russia delivers emergency fuel to an Alaskan town; the US Navy rescued Iranian fishermen.
Deadliest Catch has lost a Time Bandit crewman. Justin Tennison was found in a hotel room in his hometown in Alaska. The cause of his death is yet unknown.
A pizzlie is a cross between a polar bear and a grizzly bear, and this new hybrid animal may foreshadow as many as 34 hybrids to come as Arctic ice melts, say scientists.
Nearly 1 in 10 US presidents have been assassinated or wounded in office. The Secret Service has made more than a dozen arrests in the past two years for threats against Obama. Retiree Michael Stephen Bowden is the latest.
New Yorker writer Ian Frazier makes a foray to Siberia, the "greatest horrible country in the world.”
Iditarod leader Lance Mackey was the first to reach White Mountain and is only 77 miles from finish line in Nome.
Carbon emissions affect more than the climate. Scientists now suspect they are also making Alaskan seas more acidic.
Column: Overfishing, a potential mollusk invasion, and the rise of slime threaten ocean ecology.