Meet the crew working behind the scenes

Today is the 225th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard, and it promises to be a busy day for the Waterways Management crew in Juneau.There's the Buoy Tender Olympics to conduct, then the afternoon...
Congress on vacation, putting off messy decisions

...ongoing conflict between tea party-backed conservatives and more pragmatic party leaders on Capitol Hill. That fault line promises to aggravate attempts at compromise throughout the fall. Lawmakers of both parties point to a need for high-level budget...
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With Boston out, can L.A. revive a US Olympic bid?

...said they spent $2 million over the initial months of the effort.The Boston effort broke down under the weight of empty promises and ever-changing plans and leadership teams.Recently released documents show the original organizers underestimated the...
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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...Murkowski's energy expert, said the issue isn't just about logging but developing infrastructure."There have been multiple promises that (U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell) would be flexible in how they applied it in Alaska because there are no roads...
It's showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed by NASA flyby

...NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will sweep past Pluto and present the previously unexplored world in all its icy glory.It promises to be the biggest planetary unveiling in a quarter-century. The curtain hasn't been pulled back like this since NASA's...
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Iran accord: 'New chapter' or a 'historic mistake'?

...Middle East and reshape the tumultuous region.The deal sets in motion a years-long test of Iran's willingness to keep its promises to the world - and the ability of international inspectors to monitor compliance. It also sets the White House up for a contentious...
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Greece strikes deal, avoids chaotic euro exit crisis.Since his election in January, the youthful Tsipras has faced intense pressure to backpedal on many of his promises to Greece's exhausted electorate. Finally, faced Sunday by the leaders of the 18 other nations that share the euro and...
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Talks with skeptical creditors resume

...iron-clad proof that it can deliver on its promises to implement tough austerity and reform...fully trust you to make good on your promises.A European official present at the...will definitely not be able to rely on promises," he said. "We are determined to...
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In race, Christie promises blunt campaign

LIVINGSTON, N.J. - A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters the truth even if it makes them cringe.
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S. Carolina lawmakers vote to debate flag

...uncharacteristic unity. Very few lawmakers rose to say the flag should stay; some said they were saving speeches for what promises to be an emotional debate later this summer.Lawmakers then prayed for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, who joined the legislature...
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