Christian Hickey's Christmas list contains an unusual request. The seven-year-old wants Santa to help police find the men who shot him and his mother earlier this year.
Inventor Klaus Obermeyer introduced the first plastic ski boot, the first down parkas, mirrored sunglasses and the turtleneck. At 96, he still carves down the slopes of Aspen.
Scientists continue to be puzzled over the spike in sea otter deaths and illness observed around Alaska’s Kachemak Bay; no definitive answer has yet been found despite extensive testing.