The U.S. Senate, by the slimmest of margins, approved its first budget in four years early Saturday, party leaders said.
A bill introduced by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators calls for the export of liquefied natural gas for Japan and NATO allies.
It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 midterm elections for the U.S. Congress -- and retirements could throw a couple of monkey wrenches into party challenges.
The U.S. Coast Guard seized a rat infested high seas fishing boat containing illegal drift nets, a government agency said.
Controversial policy language being attached to spending bills in the U.S. Congress could be trouble for the appropriations bills' passage, aides said.
Oil drilling firm Escopeta Oil and Gas Co. said it is negotiating a potential fine for using a Chinese service to move a drilling platform to Alaska.
Packets of a white powder sent to the home offices of Alaska's congressional delegation were found to be a substance used in making concrete, the FBI said.
Plans for expanded domestic oil and gas production shows U.S. lawmakers are keen to make an Alaskan gas pipeline a national interest, Alaskan officials said.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has joined the state GOP in calling on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich to resign and run against former Sen. Ted Stevens in a special election.
The Alaska Republican Party said U.S. Sen. Mark Begich should resign so former Sen. Ted Stevens can have a chance to win back his seat in a special election.