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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A woman told police an abductor raped her up to six times a day while she was held captive over a five-week period in rural Alaska, with the last attack committed as she heard a military evacuation helicopter landing near the man's remote cabin to take her to a hospital.The woman said Daniel Selovich, who goes by the nickname Pirate, used duct tape to bind the two together at night and placed a rope around her neck so she couldn't run away, Alaska State Trooper Matthew Iverson wrote in an affidavit.
Cargo weight cited in 2013 Soldotna plane crash that killed 10

ANCHORAGE - The pilot of an air taxi that crashed in Soldotna in 2013, killing all 10 people on board, underestimated the weight of the plane's cargo, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report issued Wednesday.
Frenchman makes daring leap from sailboat to ship

ANCHORAGE - A Frenchman with his cat tucked inside his clothing made a daring leap of faith Tuesday when he jumped to a waiting rescue ship from his sailboat, which was being battered by high seas south of Alaska.
Interior Department curbs future Arctic offshore drilling

...Americans who raised their voices against Arctic offshore drilling."The simple fact is that drilling in the Arctic is the height of irresponsibility," he said.Associated Press writer Mark Thiessen in Anchorage contributed to this report.
Alaska Airlines: Issues that delayed flights fixed

PORTLAND, Ore. - A computer glitch that delayed about 20 Alaska Airlines flights was resolved early Thursday, the airline said.
French sailor had no fear in leaping to rescue boat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The French sailor who made a daring jump from high up the rigging pole of his disabled ship to a rescue boat said he wasn't frightened by the 20-foot seas that were battering his sail boat around.
Alaska 'slave auction' fundraiser to be renamed

ANCHORAGE - Organizers of an annual Alaska charity event said Monday they will stop calling it a "slave auction" after the NAACP complained.
Gas pipeline is focus of Alaska special session

ANCHORAGE - Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday called lawmakers into special session to kick-start stalled consideration of the Alaska natural gas pipeline project.
Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

ANCHORAGE - A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage.
Alaskans eager to learn amount of upcoming payout

...proceeds from the fund to residents, North Dakota lawmakers can't touch the fund until 2017 - and only if two-thirds of legislators vote to withdraw cash.Associated Press writer Mark Thiessen contributed to this report from Anchorage.


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