🇺🇸

Alaska

State of the United States of America

Alaska (Under CC License)

Alaska is a U.S. state in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. The Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon border the state to the east and southeast. Its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas—southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. It is the largest U.S. state by area and the seventh largest subnational division in the world. In addition, it is the 3rd least populous and the most sparsely populated of the 50 United States; nevertheless, it is by far the most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel in North America: its population—estimated at 738,432 by the United States Census Bureau in 2015— is more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. Military bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.

Alaska News and Videos   LIVE

ℹ️ This is a LIVE page which updates automatically as we're monitoring our hand-curated selection of verified and trustworthy media outlets
Matthew McConaughey goes back to Texas high school and gets diploma, Santas renew vows in North Pole on Alaska cruise, and more
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 17 hours ago

Advertisement
At least 53 gray whales have washed up emaciated and dead in recent months along West Coast beaches.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 4 days ago

Responders in Ketchikan, Alaska recovered the wreckage of the larger of the two planes that collided this week, according to federal accident investigators. It..
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 4 days ago

Here's the latest for Thursday May 16th: Trump to introduce new immigration plan; Alabama's governor signs abortion bill; Police officer and firefighter shot in..
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 4 days ago

Passengers on the Royal Princess cruise ship say the mood was somber after hearing word of the collision of two float planes that killed six people, including..
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 5 days ago

Ten people survived and six were found dead
Credit: CBS News - Published 5 days ago

Here's the latest for Wednesday May 15th: Alabama legislature approves bill banning most abortions; Trump said he would send more troops to Mideast; Markets..
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 5 days ago

Searchers in southeastern Alaska recovered two more bodies after an accident involving two sightseeing planes. The midair collision on Monday killed six people:..
Credit: CBS News - Published 5 days ago

On the same day the death toll from a floatplane collision in Alaska rose to 6, the NTSB launched what's expected to be a week-long investigation.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 days ago

Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Rescue teams and divers searched the waters of southeast Alaska on Tuesday for two passengers missing after a pair of sightseeing planes collided in midair,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

At least four people were killed when two sightseeing planes collided near the town of Ketchikan. Crews are still searching for two others who went missing...
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

At least four people were killed when two sightseeing planes collided
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

Rescue teams were searching the waters of southeast Alaska for two passengers missing after a pair of sightseeing planes crashed in midair, killing at least four..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Two floatplanes collided midair over Alaska, killing at least four people and hospitalizing ten others. Princess cruises says the planes were carrying passengers..
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 days ago

Alaska rescuers on Tuesday were searching for two people missing after a mid-air crash between tourist sightseeing planes killed four, according to the U.S...
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

At least four people died and 10 were injured after two floatplanes crashed in the water near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 days ago

Two planes full of sightseeing passengers collide over Alaska's panhandle, killing at least four people. Also, investors concerned about the escalating trade war..
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

Federal investigators are due in Alaska on Tuesday to try to find out why two sightseeing planes collided in mid-air over open water during daylight hours,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Here's the latest for Tuesday May 14th: Activists refuse to leave Venezuelan embassy in DC; Sec. of State Pompeo goes to Russia; Sightseeing planes collide off..
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 days ago

It was unclear why the two pontoon planes, which were carrying passengers from a Royal Princess cruise ship, had crashed into each other.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

Two seaplanes collided in mid-air on Monday over southeastern Alaska, killing at least four of those aboard, injuring 10 others and leaving two people missing,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

It’s not clear what caused the pontoon planes, said to be carrying passengers from Princess Cruises, to crash into each other.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

Two seaplanes collided in mid-air on Monday over southeastern Alaska, killing at least three of those aboard, injuring 10 others and leaving three people..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the fatal incident
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

Two seaplanes collided in mid-air on Monday over southeastern Alaska, killing at least three of those aboard, injuring 10 others and leaving three people..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Two seaplanes crashed on Monday off the coast of southeastern Alaska, injuring at least 10 of the people on board and leaving six others missing, the U.S. Coast..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Two seaplanes crashed on Monday off the coast of southeastern Alaska, injuring at least 10 of the people on board and leaving six others missing, the U.S. Coast..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Rescue crews are searching for survivors after two floatplanes crashed in the water near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

You might like