The latest on the state of Alaska. Located in the northwest extremity of North America, Alaska has a population of just over 700,000 people. The state's largest city is Anchorage and the state's capital is Juneau. Admitted to the Union on January 3, 1959, it was the 49th state.
Russian lawmaker threatens Alaska with missile strikes
"Let me remind you, there's Alaska across the strait," Russia State Duma Deputy, Andrey Gurulyov said on state-run TV.
NASA before and after images show rapid melt of Alaska snowpack
The swift melting of the snow and ice in Alaska due to rising temperatures has led to the formation of ice jams in rivers like the Yukon, causing flooding.
There's a "very smart" 250lb blind black bear roaming Alaskan neighborhood
"Some may view her as a celebrity, to others, she is a nuisance," an official at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military base in Anchorage told Newsweek.
Moose Invades Alaska movie theater
The moose may have been drawn to the theater by the smell of popcorn, before rifling through the trash and munching on the remnants of a McDonald's Happy Meal.
Dog with the most extreme underbite hailed as "perfectly imperfect"
Simba developed an underbite after being bitten by another dog as a puppy in an attack that crushed one of his nasal passages.
Biden administration faces Willow oil project lawsuit
Environmental organizations have filed a legal complaint against the federal government to halt a new oil drilling project in Alaska, following its approval.
Joe Biden accused of trashing his climate credentials
The approval of a new oil drilling project in Alaska's far north risks undermining the president's track record on the environment, campaigners say.
Alaska volcano dormant for over a century could be about to erupt
Volcano expert David Fee told Newsweek that the increased activity at Tanaga volcano "is definitely above background."
Exclusive: Alaska Democrat defends pushing Arctic oil project
Mary Peltola, the first Native Alaskan congresswoman, described the Willow Project as "an essential step forward in our energy transition," serving local needs.
Gen-Z TikTokers are fighting to stop Willow Project
"Young people need hope in the midst of a climate emergency," Elise Joshi, the acting executive director of Gen-Z for Change, told Newsweek.
Biden-backed Willow Project is destined for years of legal wrangling
President Joe Biden finds himself stuck between environmental concerns and the need for energy independence.
What is the Willow Project? Biden's Alaska oil plan faces growing backlash
The Biden administration is mulling the approval of a large oil development in Alaska's northernmost region, against a backdrop of fierce divisions.
Stop Willow Project petition signed by 2.5M as anger grows against Biden
Two petitions with combined signatures in excess of 2.5 million are calling on the administration to drop a new oil project over environmental concerns.
Stop Willow project petition signed by 50k as Alaska oil plan sparks anger
As Joe Biden weighs his approval of a major oil project in the far north, climate activists are calling on the president to uphold his green credentials.
Alaskans left "starving" while waiting months for food stamps
Ten residents have announced they are suing the state, accusing it of leaving "Alaskans without critical food assistance in the coldest months of the year."
Alaska Republican touts benefits of children being abused to death
Republican David Eastman suggested the death of child abuse victims could be a "cost savings" to wider society.
Alaska has become the front line for U.S. global tensions
Yevgeny Satanovsky, the president of Russia's Institute of the Middle East, said on state TV early this February: "Alaska is ours again."
China's Green Space Lasers in Hawaii—What We Do Know, What We Don't
Mysterious beams of light that shot over the Hawaiian coast led some to speculate on their origin.
Was "Sidewinder" missile Biden's best option against unidentified objects?
"The real question is whether China sent it to ratchet up tensions," a defense expert told Newsweek.
Now China says it has spotted a UFO
It comes after U.S. F-22 fighter jets shot down three objects in the airspace above the U.S. and Canada this month.
Lauren Boebert blames Biden "projecting weakness" for UFOs over U.S.
Representative Lauren Boebert said: "Projecting weakness has consequences."
Senator raises these 2 questions about flying object shot down over Alaska
The "high-altitude object" was shot down by an F-22 fighter jet off the northern coast of Alaska following an order from President Joe Biden.
Another "high-altitude airborne object" shot down
"A U.S. F-22 shot down the object in Canadian territory using an AIM 9X missile," the Department of Defense told Newsweek.
Mystery "object" shot down over Alaska sparks avalanche of jokes, memes
The unidentified object, which was said to be "the size of a small car," was shot down on Friday.
Chinese state media mocks Biden over "hysterical" reaction to spy balloon
State-owned news outlets in China have repeatedly dismissed the U.S. determination that the balloon was used for surveillance.
How downing of mystery "object" over Alaska compares to Chinese spy balloon
The U.S. downed an object "the size of a small car" off Alaska on Friday.
Alaska governor fears airspace intrusions "may be the new norm"
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, a Republican, issued a statement after the Pentagon struck down an unidentified object off the Alaskan coast Friday.
Lisa Murkowski pushes zero tolerance for threats to Alaskan airspace
Murkowski, Alaska GOP senator, spoke to NBC News after attending a briefing on the unknown object shot down off the Alaskan coast Friday afternoon.
Marjorie Taylor Greene says downed object in Alaska exposes "excuses"
U.S. officials on Friday confirmed that an unknown object was shot down off the coast of Alaska, less than a week after a Chinese spy balloon was destroyed.
Russian state TV revives effort to reclaim Alaska from U.S.
"Alaska is ours again," said Yevgeny Satanovsky, the president of Russia's Institute of the Middle East.