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5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races

5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races

FILE - This March 3, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, as he speaks to reporters after a joint session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau, Alaska. The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama’s adm…

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GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged Sullivan as an outsider in a state where relationships and…

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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. But Tuesday's primary produced a GOP nominee with a military record that could hold broad appeal in a state with a high population of veterans.

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Supporters of an effort to repeal the oil tax cuts approved by the state Legislature in 2013 wave signs along a busy street on primary day, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.

August 20, 2014 7:18 am Photos

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Dan Sullivan, candidate for the Republican candidate for election to the U.S. Senate, waves signs along a busy street on the morning of Alaska's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Dan Sullivan, candidate for the Reublican nomination for election to the U.S. Senate, leaves the voting booth after marking his ballot in Alaska's primary election in Anchorage, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Supporters of the major U.S. Senate candidates wave signs on the morning of Alaska's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage. Here, supporters for two of the GOP Senate candidates, Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller, stand across an intersection from one another. The other major Rep…

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Dan Sullivan, candidate for the Republican nomination for election to the U.S. Senate, signs in to cast his ballot in Alaska's primary election in Anchorage, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. His daughters look on behind him. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, speaks with a woman at his campaign's volunteer office in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller greets a supporter along a busy street on primary day, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller stands beside a sign-waving supporter along a busy street on primary day, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell, surrounded by supporters, waves at passing cars along a busy street on primary day, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell, surrounded by supporters, waves at passing cars along a busy street on primary day, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.

August 20, 2014 2:11 am Photos

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Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller speaks to a man during "Candidate Sunday" at Anchorage Baptist Temple in Anchorage, Alaska on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell speaks to a man on "Candidate Sunday" at Anchorage Baptist Temple in Anchorage, Alaska on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan and his wife, Julie Fate Sullivan, left, speak to a woman during "Candidate Sunday" at Anchorage Baptist Temple in Anchorage, Alaska on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is shown in his campaign's volunteer office in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, next to a campaign poster for his father, the late U.S. Rep. Nick Begich. Nick Begich was declared dead in 1972 after the plane he was flying in disappeared. (AP Photo…

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Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A grizzly bear runs along a bank of the Toklat River on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The bear was with two cubs and the trio startled several caribou before heading off, stopping to root for berries or, in the case of the cubs, to play around. (AP Phot…

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Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A caribou peers through the trees and brush at Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

August 18, 2013 5:16 pm
When in Alaska ...

When in Alaska ...

Creek Street, once a red-light district, now features shops, galleries and restaurants.

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When in Alaska ...

When in Alaska ...

Totems along the history walk at the Sitka National Historical Park.

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When in Alaska ...

When in Alaska ...

A marmot scans the Mount Roberts trail landscape.

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When in Alaska ...

When in Alaska ...

JUNEAU, Alaska - It's cruise season in Alaska, with more than 1 million passengers expected between April and September in port towns from Ketchikan to Seward.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Glacier Bear

Glacier Bear

A black bear peers out from behind a tangle of branches along a trail to the Nugget Falls on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

May 16, 2013 7:00 pm

Film project seeks stories behind tsunami debris

JUNEAU, Alaska - A ball. A boat. A little girl's sandal. Filmmakers are working to find - and tell - the stories behind some of the items that have washed up on North American shores after the deadly 2011 tsunami in Japan.

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Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus is coming to town

A visitor takes a photo of Santa and the Mrs out in front of Honolulu Hale, the city hall, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Honolulu. A number of other festive decorations also dot the building campus. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

December 05, 2012 5:03 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A bald eagle sits perched overlooking a dock on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

October 24, 2011 1:48 pm

Palin's attorney threatens lawsuit over book

JUNEAU, Alaska — An attorney for Sarah Palin is threatening to sue over a new book that he says defamed the Palins and contains "a series of lies and rumors."

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Palin shoots down reports she's canceling bus tour

JUNEAU, Alaska - Sarah Palin is disputing online reports that she has canceled her bus tour of historic American sites, saying in a Facebook posting that her schedule will be tight the next few weeks because she's been called for jury duty.

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Palin emails have no big surprises

Palin emails have no big surprises

JUNEAU, Alaska - There are no bombshells, no "gotcha" moments.

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Alaska poised to release Palin emails

JUNEAU, Alaska - The state of Alaska on Friday will release thousands of Sarah Palin's emails from her first two years as governor, a disclosure that has taken on national prominence as she flirts with a run for the presidency.

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China quarantines New Orleans Mayor Nagin over flu

NEW ORLEANS — Chinese authorities have quarantined New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, his wife and a security guard in Shanghai after another traveler on their flight from New Jersey exhibited suspected swine flu symptoms.

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Some fear complacency after non-disaster Gustav

NEW ORLEANS — Millions fled the Gulf Coast in fear of Hurricane Gustav, billed as the apocalyptic "mother of all storms." It didn't deliver.

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Gustav, a category 3 storm, empties the Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS — With Hurricane Gustav just a day away from a possible monster hit on New Orleans, the mayor Sunday pleaded with the last of its residents to get out, imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on those who stay and warned looters they will be sent directly to prison.

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Gustav becomes major storm; some leave Gulf Coast

Gustav becomes major storm; some leave Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Gustav strengthened into a dangerous storm Saturday, and as city officials started evacuation plans, some residents weren’t waiting to be told to leave.

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New Orleans message: Get out or you're on your own

New Orleans message: Get out or you're on your own

NEW ORLEANS — Police with bullhorns plan to go street-to-street this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of last resort. The doors to the Superdome will be locked. Those who stay will be on their own.

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Parish still struggling to rebuild from Katrina

CHALMETTE, La. — Nearly three years after Hurricane Katrina, shifting demographics and the loss of community touchstones have rendered tight-knit St. Bernard Parish almost unrecognizable to those who cherished life here before the storm.

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FEMA trailer occupant killed after police standoff

NEW ORLEANS — Eric Minshew struggled with mental illness for many years and seemed to get much worse after Hurricane Katrina, according to his brother.

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More than 2 years after the storm, magazines still have a place for Katrina cause

NEW ORLEANS — Editor Eleanor Griffin worried about "Katrina fatigue" among her nearly 4 million readers when she devoted much of her magazine's October edition to New Orleans' comeback, more than two years after the devastating hurricane.

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Bellwether middle-class area of New Orleans has signs of life

Bellwether middle-class area of New Orleans has signs of life

NEW ORLEANS — Music spills from a bar one evening in New Orleans' Lakeview neighborhood. In many other places, that would be unremarkable. But in Lakeview, it's enough to stop traffic.

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Katrina hasn't dampened holiday spirit

Katrina hasn't dampened holiday spirit

NEW ORLEANS — It's Monday morning — usually the graveyard shift for retailing — but the suburban Lakeside Mall is bustling.

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For good or ill, Wyo. town revved up for Hells Angels

For good or ill, Wyo. town revved up for Hells Angels

CODY, Wyo. — Gail Nace can't help but smile, talking about Hells Angels and the business they'll bring her downtown bar when they ride into town next week for a major gathering.

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In remote wyoming, devils tower calls

In remote wyoming, devils tower calls

DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wyo. — James and Belinda Livingston had never heard of Devils Tower until someone they met on their travels suggested they take the drive to remote, northeast Wyoming to check it out.

June 18, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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Bear killings bring urgent call for more monitoring

BILLINGS, Mont. — A federal grizzly-bear expert contends wildlife managers desperately need more resources to monitor the threatened bears in northwestern Montana, where he says the 11 known illegal grizzly killings last year were the highest in recent memory.

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Aerial firefighting firm struggles to stay aloft

GREYBULL, Wyo. — In the three years since two of its large fire-retardant bombers broke up in midflight, Hawkins & Powers Aviation Inc. has gone from being one of the country's largest aerial firefighting firms to the brink of bankruptcy.

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National park fees going up

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