An Arizona school district slimmed down its budget by dropping class on Fridays. But parents say they’re having to stretch their wallets to find something for their kids to do on that fifth day.
Barbie commercials have come a long way since the 1950s, when one ad encouraged girls to want to get married. Today’s commercials market the doll to boys and show girls dreaming about their careers.
The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that’s killing off the state’s trees — and industry.
The flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it has not been a symbol the French personally embrace. That has changed dramatically in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks.
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Alaska State Troopers say a 90-year-old man died in a morning house fire after waking his wife, giving her time to escape the flames.
A former in-home caretaker will spend 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a blind woman’s husband.
Anchorage police say a man is dead after the truck he was driving carrying a female passenger and five dogs crashed.
He faces 20 to 35 years in prison when he’s sentenced on March 22.
The soldiers are part of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
Residents are being advised not to use the Kuskokwim River in western Alaska because of thinning ice.
The Richardson Highway was closed for about a 75-mile stretch, from Delta Junction south to Paxson, for about seven hours. Department of Transportation officials cited whiteout conditions, heavy and drifting snow and high winds when closing the road.
It calls for a 1 percent raise next year, a one-time $1,000 bonus for the Anchorage School District’s 3,400 educators and a modest bump in monthly insurance contributions.