Alaska

Russian Navy Conducts Biggest Drills near Alaska Since Soviet Era

The Russian navy conducted major military exercises near Alaska in the Bering Sea in recent days, the U.S. military said on Friday. The war games involved a nuclear submarine, dozens of ships, and aircraft, and were the most significant military drills in the area since Soviet times, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

In this undated video grab provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, Russia's Varyag missile cruiser fires a cruise missile as part of the Russian navy manoeuvres in the Bering Sea. The Russian navy has conducted massive war games near Alaska involving dozens of ships and aircraft, the biggest such …

Alaskan School Board Reverses Ban on ‘Great Gatsby’

The Matanuska-Susitna borough school district in Alaska has reversed a ban on several classic literary works including The Great Gatsby after a protest effort conducted by local parents. The school board voted in April to ban several books from the curriculum that they deemed inappropriate for students.

The Great Gatsby

U. of Alaska Furloughs Its Own President

The University of Alaska announced this week that it will be furloughing 166 employees — including university President Jim Johnsen. The University has faced a budgetary crisis in recent years stemming from declining enrollment.

One hundred dollar notes are seen in this photo illustration at a bank in Seoul January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won