Alaska

Palin Looks to Conquer World’s Longest, Toughest Race

NASCAR’s biggest race turned out to be a wild one on Sunday, as multiple crashes played a major role at the Daytona 500. If you can’t wait another week until more racing action, there’s another race underway in Alaska right now.

AP Al Grillo

Senate Opens ANWR to Oil Drilling in Tax Reform Vote

The U.S. Senate voted to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas exploration and drilling early Wednesday morning, as it passed the Republican tax reform bill on straight party lines, 51-48.

Better ANWR (Al Grillo / Associated Press)

12 States Where the Second Amendment is Your Carry Permit

While our nation’s overall concealed carry landscape is a patchwork of frustrating laws many Americans struggle to navigate, it is heartening to know that 12 states makes things easy by allowing law-abiding residents to carry guns without any bureaucratic interference.

'A modern, polymer (Glock), .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol in an IWB holster under a leather jacket.All images in this series...'

Armed 11-Year-Old Saves Family from Charging Bear

An armed 11-year-old walking to a “fishing hole” with his family in Hoonah, Alaska, saved his uncle and cousin by shooting a brown bear that came out of the woods and charged the group.

In this Aug. 31, 2015 file photo, a grizzly bear looks up from foraging in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. There's a basic rule on what to do if you encounter a bear in the wilderness. That says, "If it's brown, you lie down. If it's black, you fight …