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Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

Updated 11 hours ago

A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.

Alaska unemployment rate hit 6.4 percent in June

JUNEAU, AlaskaAlaska's unemployment rate stood at 6.4 percent in June. That compares to the revised May rate of 6.3 percent and a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.6 percent in June 2013. The nation unemployment rate was 6.1 percent last month.

Go behind the scenes in Alaska with Natalie for TODAY Takes Off

Natalie sure is racking up frequent-flier points! The TODAY anchor was in Brazil last week covering the World Cup, and this week she's in Alaska — exploring glaciers, rivers and shoe stores in its capital city, Juneau. She even shared the tears she shed ...

Bring It On: Alaska Will Be First to Get Bigger Overhead Bins

Many modern-day fliers fret over finding space in the overhead bin for their carry-ons. Now Alaska Airlines will be the first carrier to get Boeing’s new Space Bins, designed to stow six standard-size, carry-on bags — two more than the popular pivot ...

Have a ball! See Natalie and Jenna tube, tour baseball museum in Cooperstown

Updated 7 hours ago

First it was climbing a wall of ice in Alaska, then jumping off a cliff in Colorado. Natalie and Jenna's latest #TODAYTakesOff adventure may be less terrifying, but it's just as wondrous. Thursday they broadcast live from Cooperstown, New York — home ...

Plane's near-miss in Alaska becomes a whale of a tale online

JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A dramatic video of a sea plane just missing a surfacing humpback whale as it came in to land in Alaska has become a hit online, and the man who shot it says it was blind luck. Thomas Hamm, a San Diego businessman, was in the ...

Alaska man gets 4 life terms in Coast Guard deaths

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska man was sentenced Tuesday to four consecutive life terms in the 2012 shooting deaths of two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station that mystified an island community for nearly a year before an arrest was made.

Grizzly getaways! The 5 best bear-watching trips in Alaska

“There’s just something about them that gets a hold of you and doesn’t let go,” said Roy Wood, chief of interpretation at Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula. “It’s just so primal in all of us that we have this desire to ...

Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

JUNEAU, Alaska — Federal law enforcement officials are investigating after a 48-foot female whale well-known in the waters of southeast Alaska was killed in a collision with a boat. A tour-boat operator found the whale, which had been seen in the waters ...

Support your right to watch bears: Bear cam is live

Forget about getting any work done today: Bear cam is up and running. The view streaming live from Katmai National Park’s Brooks Falls in Alaska is almost un-bear-ably gripping: You may very well spot a brown (grizzly) bear gripping a salmon in its claws.

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Alaska : The Last Frontier : Discovery Channel

Updated 14 hours ago

Alaska: The Last Frontier follows the Kilcher family and their simple, off-the-grid lifestyle. A new season starts Sunday Oct 6 at 10/9c. Alaska: The Last Frontier ...

Downtown Anchorage | Best Things To Do -

Updated 19 hours ago

At any Visit Anchorage information center location, you can find brochures and maps to help you chart your trip around Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska.

Alaska sweating through brutal blast of heat - U.S. News

Updated July. 16, 2014

Famed for its biting cold, Alaska is now sweating through a brutal heat wave that has gone from an oddball curiosity to a worrisome danger.

Alaska volcano spews 5-mile-high plume of cinders - U.S. News

Updated 23 hours ago

The Pavlof Volcano in Alaska, seen here on May 18, has sent a plume of cinders 5 miles into the sky.

'Open season' for sex at Alaskan base, military officials ...

Updated July. 22, 2014

According to one military official, "It's as if that was the only thing to do" at the remote Alaska base. Follow @NBCNewsUS. As of now, ...

Alaska volcano erupts with lava, ash - Video on

Updated July. 23, 2014

... Alaska. NBC’s Brian Williams reports. Video on The remote Pavlof Volcano is erupting, releasing ash, steam and gas visible from Cold ...

Warm temps blamed for massive avalanche that cut off ...

Updated July. 23, 2014

The Richardson Highway is flooded and the town of Valdez, Alaska, cut off from road access after an avalanche on Jan. 24, 2014.

Welcome to Royal Caribbean International

Updated 23 hours ago

Seward, Alaska; Tampa, Florida; Vancouver, British Columbia; Close. Asia & the Pacific ...

Lockup Q&A: Spring Creek, Alaska - msnbc - Documentaries ...

Updated July. 22, 2014

Five hundred inmates are housed on more than 30 acres of land at Alaska's Spring Creek Correctional Center. Ironically, it is surrounded by one of the country’s ...

Large earthquake strikes off Alaska coast, prompting ...

Updated July. 20, 2014

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska near midnight on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, ...