The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains for the next few days in the lower third of the Southeast pandhandle. (Image generated by the National Weather Service)

Unusual tropical storm system headed toward Southeast

Jennifer Canfield
- “We get influence from tropical systems frequently. The unique thing about this is we can see it on the map and that’s pretty unusual.”

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Dylann Roof faces nine counts of murder as well as charges of attempted murder and a weapons charge in connection with the June 17 killings inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Getty Images

S.C. To Seek Death Penalty For Dylann Roof In Charleston Shooting

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Roof has been charged with murdering nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina in June. He also faces federal hate crime charges.

Abdullah Kurdi, father of 3-year-old Aylan and his brother, Galip, age 5, whose drowned bodies both washed up on a Turkish beach. Mehmet Can Meral/AP

Image Of Dead Syrian Child Shakes Up Media Coverage Of Refugee Crisis

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Photos of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when his family was attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Greece, had many news outlets struggling with the decision to publish — or not publish.

The shelf of long-lasting birth control at Children's Hospital outside Denver. The clinic's director said having the devices on hand is crucial, so young women don't have to make a second visit. But that costs money. Scott Horsley/NPR

Colorado’s Long-Lasting Birth Control Program For Teens May Not Last Long

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Colorado’s experiment with long-lasting birth control proved a big success in reducing unplanned pregnancies and abortions. But political backing has been hard to come by.

BEFORE: In this photo provided by the RSPCA/Australian Capital Territory, Chris the sheep is prepared to be shorn in Canberra. HONS/AP

Woolly Mammoth: Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

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A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing — 89 pounds, 3 ounces of wool was cut away. The sheep’s weight reportedly dropped by half.

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Packaging of the cucumbers. (Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Health & Social Services)

Recalled cucumbers may still be on grocery store shelves in Alaska

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There have been 10 confirmed cases of salmonella infection from Limited Edition brand pole cucumbers, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported Friday.

The lava dome named Novarupta marks the vent of the 1912 eruption. (Public Domain photo by M. Fitz/National Park Service)

Scientists to measure ash stirred from 1912 Alaska eruption

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The eruption was the largest in the 20th Century and created the Valley of 10,000 Smokes in what is now Katmai National Park on the Alaska Peninsula.

Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

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The EPA had maintained that the injunction applied only to the 13 states and said it was beginning to enforce the rule elsewhere. Lawyers for the states argued it applied nationwide.

Alaska State Troopers car. (Creative Commons photo by Amanda Graham)

Woman suspected of stealing patrol car holding cuffed spouse

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Troopers say 28-year-old Amber Watford and 38-year-old Joshua Watford were arrested Thursday at a Wasilla home.

Tim Ridle scrapes Elodea out of Anchorage’s Sand Lake (Photo by Joaquin Palomino/APRN)

Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks

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The weed has been previously spotted in Chena Slough, Chena Lake and in a small part of the Chena River in west Fairbanks.

Repsol settles with EPA over Alaska spill

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State authorities said 6,600 gallons spilled April 9, 2013, at a Repsol well 18 miles northeast of the village of Nuiqsut on the Colville River Delta.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

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The Coast Guard says the search area covered more than 850 square miles looking for Bruce Gronewald.

New model ferry: M/V Susitna, being outfitted in Kethican for delivery to Anchorage.  It is a  catamaran ice breaking ferry. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Galvin)

Alaska borough to sell idled ferry to Philippine Red Cross

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The ferry has been docked hundreds of miles away in Ketchikan for years because it has no place to dock in Anchorage. The 195-foot ferry was intended to make roundtrip jaunts across Knik Arm.