NOME, Alaska (AP) - Dallas Seavey ran a blistering pace to rally from third place and win his second IditarodTrail Sled Dog Race early Tuesday in a record-breaking finish, after a sudden storm blew the front-runner out of the competition and kept another musher minutes away from her first win. The victory was so strange that Seavey said he didn't even realize he won the race until about 90 seconds after he crossed the finish line.
MARK THIESSEN Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Hordes of dogs, mushers and their eager fans mingled Saturday at the jovial celebratory kickoff of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage.
ANCHORAGE - A man who lobbied congressional members for Alaska statehood and served as one of the state's last territorial governors has died.
ANCHORAGE - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday rejected a proposed land swap with the state of Alaska to build a road through a remote Alaska national wildlife refuge that shelters millions of migratory waterfowl.
ANCHORAGE - A citizens' group hoping to make Alaska the third state in the nation to legalize recreational use of marijuana took a step closer Wednesday, submitting more than 46,000 signatures to the state election office.
KWETHLUK - The mere presence of Santa and Mrs. Claus put broad smiles on the faces of many children in an Alaska Yup'ik Eskimo community this week, and it wasn't just because they were about to receive gifts.
ANCHORAGE - Commercials encouraging tourists to visit Alaska are appearing on broadcast television for the first time more than three decades.
ANCHORAGE - If the federal government shuts down, among services to be affected will be national parks.
OVER ALASKA - Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received the hand-off of a "hijacked" jetliner from their U.S.-Canadian counterparts.
NOME - Last year, the youngest musher ever to win Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race said his 25-year-old stamina gave him the advantage to get his dogs to the finish line first.
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