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Authorities have decided not to press charges against a driver whose vehicle struck and killed a bicyclist Jan. 2 in Midtown Anchorage. A video recording of the accident appears to show that the driver’s view of the cyclist was blocked by another vehicle, according to a review of the case.

Kyle Hopkins
Alaska State Troopers on Tuesday named the two people killed and one of the two seriously injured in a collision on the Parks Highway Monday.Zaz Hollander
A survey conducted earlier this summer in the DeLong and Schwatka mountains by federal Park Service and state Fish and Game officials observed 102 sheep; just one was a full-curl ram and only two were lambs.Jillian Rogers
Luna slipped and fell some 14 feet Saturday, but staff at the Buffalo zoo, said she appeared to be fine. Luna, while born in Buffalo, made Alaska headlines through her connection to another polar bear cub, Kali, who came to Buffalo from Alaska.Alaska Dispatch News
The latest news about companies' and organizations' new hires, promotions and certifications.Alaska Dispatch News
The campaign of Alaska U.S. Sen. Mark Begich asked televisions stations Monday morning to stop running a controversial commercial citing a high-profile murder and sexual assault case, following a request from an attorney for the family of the victims.Nathaniel Herz
In a Q&A with Alaska Dispatch News, "Yukon Men" star Stan Zuray talks about what the experience is really like for those who throw their hats into the Alaska reality TV ring -- and about life in the village of Tanana, which has had more than its fair share of heartache this year.Kyle Hopkins
Veterinarians haul surgical equipment by boat and plane and operate in village kitchens and tribal courtrooms, providing a free service aimed at reducing the countless unwanted dogs in remote villages where there is no veterinary care and police are frequently forced to kill strays. Kyle Hopkins
A new teacher at Meade River School wondered what it would take to recycle abandoned soda cans. It turns out, not too much, with help and support from students and locals.Jillian Rogers
Alaska State Troopers are responding to a collision near the Byers Lake Campground that they say has left two people dead and one seriously injured.Michelle Theriault Boots

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  • The Islamic State group has beheaded Steven J. Sotloff, the second American executed by the Islamic militant group, and posted a video of it on the Internet, the SITE Intelligence Group, a research organization that tracks jihadist web postings, said Tuesday.

  • With NATO leaders expected to endorse a rapid-reaction force of 4,000 troops for Eastern Europe this week, a senior Russian military official said Tuesday that Moscow would revise its military doctrine to account for “changing military dangers and military threats.”