Oho path

Remnants of Hurricane Oho barrel toward Southeast

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg
- The remnants of Hurricane Oho will bring high winds and heavy rains to southern and central Southeast Alaska on Friday.

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Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2014. Sherman was the lead U.S. negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal. She stepped down from her post last week and is now teaching at Harvard. (Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP)

A U.S. Negotiator Says There’s Still Pending Business With Iran

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Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks, tells NPR the U.S. still has plenty of other issues to settle with Iran, such as the release of Americans being held in that country.

Diego next to posters of his brother Jose. The agent involved in Jose's death will be the first ever charged with murder for a cross-border shooting. (Photo by John Burnett/NPR)

In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence

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Diego Roman Elena Rodriguez’s brother was unarmed, walking on a sidewalk in Nogales, when Lonnie Swartz shot him. The agent says he felt threatened by rock-throwers; he’s expected to plead not guilty.

Photos of victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., are displayed behind Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson (left) and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin. (Photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Gun Debate Divides Nation’s Police Officers, Too

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“Talking about firearms now is like talking about race” among officers, says a national law enforcement leader. In Milwaukee, for instance, a sheriff and police chief took vocal, opposing stances.

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On Campus, Older Faculty Keep On Keepin’ On

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Many professors are postponing retirement, and colleges say it’s hurting their efforts to cut costs.

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Alaska Marine Highway System cuts ferry terminal positons

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The Alaska Marine Highway System has cut 20 shore positions as officials deal with a scaled back budget.

Bodies of 2 more men identified in 1952 plane crash

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The remains of two more U.S. service members who died in a plane crash outside Anchorage in 1952 have been identified.

Walker makes pitch for opening ANWR to Obama administration

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Gov. Bill Walker has lobbied members of President Barack Obama’s administration on opening up parts of an Alaska refuge to oil drilling.

Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

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The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has launched a pilot program to revert the process of scheduling appointments to how it was before reforms.

Gas leak forces evacuation at Anchorage elementary

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Anchorage school officials say there are no injuries and all students are safe after a gas line break forced the evacuation of an elementary school Wednesday.

Agency issues split decision in water reservation case

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A state agency has delivered a split decision for conservationists seeking to protect fish from the potential development of a coal mine in south-central Alaska.

Denali name change trickles down to fast-food burger

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The extra-large sized McKinley Mac available at Alaska McDonald’s restaurants will now be marketed as the Denali Mac.

Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii

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NOAA officials said there has been a general trend toward earlier arrivals in the past two decades. About 10,000 humpbacks winter in Hawaii each year.