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ANCHORAGE, Alaska | 3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Three young computer hackers whose “botnet” known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the internet two years ago have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity. Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, New Jersey; Josiah White, 21, of Washington, Pennsylvania; and Dalton Norman, 22, of Metairie, Louisiana, were sentenced … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | 3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska volcano restless again

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— One of Alaska’s largest and most active volcanoes is restless again, prompting scientists to issue an aviation advisory. Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists increased the threat level of Mount Veniaminof (VEN’-ee-ah-mean-off) from yellow to orange Tuesday. That color designation indicates that sudden explosions could send ash above 20,000 feet (6,100 meters) and threaten international … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska volcano restless again

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Facebook adds Alaska’s Inupiaq as language option

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — Britt’Nee Brower grew up in a largely Inupiat Eskimo town in Alaska’s far north, but English was the only language spoken at home. Today, she knows a smattering of Inupiaq from childhood language classes at school in the community of Utqiagvik. Brower even published an Inupiaq coloring book last year featuring the … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Facebook adds Alaska’s Inupiaq as language option

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska governor’s race may hinge on oil-wealth checks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — The path to the governor’s office in Alaska this year may hinge on the oil check given to state residents. Each year, the state distributes checks just for living here — residents’ share of the state’s oil wealth. For some, it’s discretionary money used for new toys, like big screen TVs, or … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska governor’s race may hinge on oil-wealth checks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | he Latest: Galvin wins Alaska Democratic nod for US House

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Latest on Alaska’s primary election (all times local): 10:39 p.m. Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy has won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska. The Wasilla Republican on Tuesday topped a crowded field that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Dunleavy in January left the state Senate after five years to … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | he Latest: Galvin wins Alaska Democratic nod for US House

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Dunleavy leading in GOP in Alaska governor’s race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy was leading in early returns Tuesday in the Republican primary race for governor in Alaska. He was topping a crowded field that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and possibly setting up what is expected to be a hard-fought battle for the office this fall. Dunleavy in January … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Dunleavy leading in GOP in Alaska governor’s race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | The Latest: Young, congressman of 45 years, gets GOP win

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Latest on Alaska’s primary election (all times local): 9:39 p.m. Congressman Don Young has won the Republican primary for U.S. House. Young has held Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat for 45 years and is the longest-serving member of the House, a designation of which he’s proud. Young fended off challenges from … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | The Latest: Young, congressman of 45 years, gets GOP win

MIAMI | Alaska man faces life in prison for Florida airport shooting

MIAMI — An Alaska man faces a life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded. Sentencing is set Friday for 28-year-old Esteban Santiago, who pleaded guilty in May to 11 charges in a plea deal in which prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. … Continue reading MIAMI | Alaska man faces life in prison for Florida airport shooting